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Biography of John Goldsberry

JOHN GOLDSBERRY. The parents of this much esteemed citizen, William H. and Elizabeth (Fouts) Goldsberry, were natives of the Old North State, born in either Davidson or Randolph Counties. In 1836 or 1837 they left their native State and came to Missouri, locating on Gasconade River, in Pulaski County, where they made their home until 1846. From there they moved to Polk County and after living there a short time moved to Hutton Valley, Oregon County, before Howell had become a county. From Hutton Valley they moved to the place where Mountain View now stands, and there the mother died in 1870, when about sixty-three years of age. The father afterward lived with his children until his death in July, 1893, when eighty-one years of age. He was a minister in the United Baptist Church from the time he was a young man. He had a severe attack of the gold fever in 1849, which a trip to the Pacific coast alone would allay, and he crossed the plains with ox teams. At the end of six months, on account of sickness, he returned home by the Isthmus, New Orleans and Mississippi River. He helped to organize a great many of the pioneer churches and became one of the best known and best respected citizens in the section. Goldsberry Township, in Howell County, was named in honor of him. In politics he was a stanch advocate of the Democratic party. His family were old North Carolina people and his wife’s were of German origin. Of the seven children born to this worthy couple only one besides our subject is...

Biography of William A. Conklin

WILLIAM A. CONKLIN. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is the efficient county clerk of Ozark County, Missouri, and his career thus far in life presents an example of industry, perseverance and good management, rewarded by substantial results well worthy the imitation of all who start out in life as he did, with no capital except a good constitution and a liberal supply of pluck and energy. In addition to discharging the duties of his official position with marked ability, he is also the proprietor and editor of the Ozark County News, a newsy and instructive weekly, published in the interests of the county and of the Republican party, of which Mr. Conklin.has always been a member. He was born at Shepherdsville, Kentucky, September 29, 1855. The son of William and Mary J. (Neldon) Conklin, the former of whom was of German extraction and a native of the State of New York. At an early day he removed to Kentucky, was married there and in 1856 took up his residence in Pulaski County, Missouri, where he made a good home for himself and family and resided until his death in 1867. He was a son of William Conklin. In the public schools of Pulaski County, Missouri, William A. Conklin laid the foundation of a good, practical education, and in 1872 he entered the high school at Richland. In 1876 he started out to do business for himself and established a paper at Gainesville, Missouri, known as the Gainesville Gazette, of which he was manager one year. At the end of that time the Gazette and the Triblune consolidated...

Biography of John F. Denton

Denton & Limbocker. More of the business of the town of South Mound in Neosho County, is handled through the firm of Denton & Limbocker than any other one commercial organization. They are grain dealers, merchants, farmers, bankers, and both partners also have an important part in public affairs, Mr. Denton being postmaster of South Mound, while Mr. Limbocker is a county commissioner. John F. Denton was born in Pulaski County, Missouri, September 9, 1878. His ancestors were Scotch-Irish people who were early settlers in Kentucky. His grandfather, Thomas Denton, was born in Kentucky, moved into Missouri, and died in Hancock County of that state in 1896. F. M. Denton, father of John F., was born in Kentucky, in 1851, but was reared and married in Pulaski County, Missouri. After farming for a few years he engaged in merchandising at Hancock in Pulaski County, and in June, 1889, came to Kansas. After a month at St. Paul he removed to South Mound, and there took up merchandising and the grain business, which he followed until his death, in May, 1915. He was always a loyal democrat, and was an active supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as trustee of the church at South Mound. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Masonic Order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. F. M. Denton married Mollie J. Decker, who was born in Illinois, in 1853, and is now living at South Mound. Their children were: C. A. Denton, who was a boilermaker at Parsons, Kansas; John F.; Mollie, wife of F. H. Hoover, a farmer at South Mound; Hattle V.,...

Melton, Charles T. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Charles T. Melton, 73, of Union died May 24 at his home. Mr. Melton was born Dec. 29, 1932, to Frank and Rose Klepzig Melton in Dixon, Mo. He was a farmer, and married his wife, Deloris, on Nov. 12, 1960, in Reno, Nev. Survivors include children, Mindy Melton of Union, Marcia Wisdom of La Grande, Donna Melton of Seattle and Teresa Melton of Stoneville, N.C. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 10, 2006, Published June 8,...

Mayes Ranch Cemetery, Pulaski County, Missouri

Transcription of Mayes Ranch Cemetery in Pulaski County, Missouri. CLARK Benjamin, b. 17 June 1816, d. 7 Dec. 1888. Mary, b. 22 May 1819, d. 23 Apr. 1873. Wife of Benjamin. CURTIS James Byron, b. 6 Jan. 1905, d. 22 Dec. 1908. Son of G. H. and Dora Curits. Robert J., b. 4 Jan 1902, d. 12 Jan. 1902. Son of G. H. and Dora Curtis. Samuel Franklin, b. 11 Apr. 1848, d. 29 Aug. 1910. Masonic Lodge. GILLESPY Andrew J., d. 15 Jan. 1857, ae. 8 yrs., 11 mos., 28 days. Son of W. W. Gillespy. James O., b. 12 Aug. 1825, d. 24 Sept. 1858. Husband of Melinda Gillespy. Melvina, b. 5 Apr. 1822, d. 5 Dec. 1873. Wife of W. W. Gillespy. Penelope E., d. 23 Feb. 1854. Infant dau. of W. W. Gillespy. W. W., d. 11 Jan. 1868, ae. 17 yrs., 2 mos., 25 days. MANES Rebecky, b. 22 Apr. 1814, d. 21 Aug. 1864. Wife of Seth Manes. SALLEY James Ervin, b. 11 Feb. 1834, d. 28 Jan. 1902. WARNER Lydia M., b. 31 Aug. 1856, d. 7 July 1897. Wife of William Warner. William, b. 10 May 1842, d. 20 May 1918. YORK Arena A., b. 13 June 1851, d. 24 Sept. 1914. Columbus C., b. 31 Oct. 1845, d. 7 Apr....

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