Location: Clark County MO

Biographical Sketch of George Gray

George Gray, of Scotland, emigrated to America previous to the revolution, and when that war began he joined the American army and served during the entire struggle. He had several brothers in the British army during the same war. Before leaving Scotland, he married Mary Stuart, and they settled first in Philadelphia, but afterward removed to North Carolina, and from there to Bryan’s Station in Kentucky. Here their son Joseph married Nary Finley, and settled in Warren County, Kentucky. In 1818 he removed to Missouri, and settled on Brush creek in Montgomery County, where he died in 1830. His children were Hannah, William, Isaac, George, Sarah, Rachel, James, and Mary. Hannah married Asa Williams, who was an early settler of Montgomery County. William, Isaac and George married sisters, named Price, of Kentucky. William had three children, who settled in Missouri after the death of their parents. Isaac and George also settled in Montgomery County, but the latter removed to Clark County in 1837, where he still resides. Sarah married Stephen Finley, who settled in Wisconsin in 1846. Rachel married John P. Glover, who settled in Oregon. James married Margaret Williams, of Ohio. Mary married Presley Anderson, who died in 1848, and who was Sheriff of Montgomery County at the time. He left a widow and five children, who still live in Montgomery...

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Biography of Arista Tarvin Hayman, M. D.

Dr. Arista Tarvin Hayman, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born July 8, 1874, in Monticello, Missouri, a son of Ervin E. Hayman. The father, a native of Missouri, was a son of Peter Deshields Hayman, a pioneer settler of St. Louis, who was a native of Kentucky and at an early day removed to Missouri, becoming a pioneer merchant of Monticello. Ervin E. Hayman was reared and educated in Monticello and became a pharmacist, devoting his life to that business. In politics he was a democrat and served as county treasurer of Clark county, to which position he was elected in 1892. He also filled the office of chief weigher with the warehouse commission of Missouri and was very active in politics, proving a capable official and standing stanchly in support of the principles in which he believed. He died in 1903 at the age of fifty-two years, while his wife, who bore the maiden name of Mathilda Mackey and was a native of Ohio, is still living, making her home at Kahoka, Missouri. In the family were three children, of whom Arista T. is the eldest; the others are: Herbert, living in St. Louis; and Vivian, the wife of J. L. Wees of St. Louis. Dr. Hayman was educated in the public schools of Luray, Missouri, and in the Kahoka Normal. After leaving college he...

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Biography of Thomas Howard

This substantial and capable gentleman is one of the real builders of the county of Harney, and it is quite proper that he should be accorded representation in its history, being a man greatly respected and worthy of the high esteem given to him. He was born in the city of New York, on May 11, 1833, being the son of Patrick H. and Mary (Ford) Howard. The father was an engineer, operating a stationary engine. Thomas grew to manhood, gaining a good education meanwhile, and part of the time working in the markets, where he learned the butcher trade. In the memorable ‘forty-nine he was one of the gold seekers, going from New York on a steamer to Panama and thence to San Francisco on a sailing vessel. The trip was hot and tedious, being two months from Panama to the Golden Gate. He mined for a time and then went at his trade in Marysville and other places in the state. It was in 1859 that he went to Carson and Virginia Cities, Nevada, and there operated at his trade, and also wrought in Esmeraldo. In the spring of 1862 Mr. Howard was hired at a wage of one hundred dollars per month to accompany a herd of cattle belonging to Job Dye to Florence, Idaho. The water around Harney lake being so high that it was...

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Biography of R. I. January

R. I. JANUARY. Youth is not a bar to promotion, for the American people have learned that ability is not measured by the length of time man has spent upon earth. Some men might live a thousand years and not know anything, and others are bright and able to take their places among men long before they have arrived at mature manhood. The subject of this sketch belongs to the latter class, for he was bright at school, brilliant as a student of law, and now that he is a member of the bar, has a good practice, which rapidly increases from year to year, R. I. January is a native of this State, born in Oregon County October 26, 1850. Son of Joab and Amanda M. (Ward) January. The father was a native of Tennessee and of French origin. For many years he lived in Memphis, but in 1846 he came to Oregon County, Missouri, and there followed farming and stockraising until his death in 1860. His wife also passed away in that county. She was of Irish descent. Mr. January was a soldier in the Mexican War. Seven children were born to this estimable couple: George W., of Graniteville, Missouri; Sallie, wife of Gentry Moyer, of Iron County; R. I., subject; Annis, wife of William H. Shy, of this county; Joseph F., who is living at Lesterville,...

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Biography of Dr. John H. Moore

DR. JOHN H. MOORE, who has made his home in this county for a number of years, came originally from St. Francois County, Missouri, where his birth occurred on the 27th of January, 1838. His father, Dr. Robert Moore, who was a practicing physician in Iron and St. Francois Counties, Missouri, for years, died in the former county in 1854. He was born in Smith County, Tennessee, in 1807, and was a son of Armstead Moore, who was of Irish parentage. The father of our subject began the practice of medicine when twenty-one years of age, and about the year 1830 came to Missouri from Illinois. He settled in St. Francois County, but subsequently moved to Iron County, where he carried on a successful practice for many years. While in Tennessee he met and married Miss Mary Baugh, member of a prominent family of that State, and five children were the fruits of their union: Amanda, the widow of Col. Frank McGhee; Tobitha (now deceased) married Sim Frazier; Mary; Armsted was a soldier in the Union Army, and died in service; and John H., subject. Dr. Moore, father of these children, was one of the first practicing physicians of this section of the State. He was a strong Democrat in politics. His wife is still living in Arcadia, Iron County. Our subject, Dr. John H. Moore, attended the schools...

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Biography of Charles A. Looney

Charles A. Looney, editor and general manager of the Muskogee Times-Democrat, with which he has been identified for more than two decades, is a well known and influential factor in journalistic circles of northeastern Oklahoma. His birth occurred in Shelbyville, Missouri, on the 27th of April, 1877, his parents being William Thomas and Annie B. Looney. After acquiring his preliminary education he pursued a course of study in the high school at Eldorado Springs, Missouri, and subsequently entered the University of Missouri, thus being well qualified by liberal educational training for life’s practical and responsible duties. When his textbooks were put aside he entered the newspaper field and at different periods he has since acted as reporter, editor, Washington correspondent and general manager of newspapers. His initial experience was obtained as a reporter on the Free Press at Eldorado, Missouri, while three years later he went to Carthage, that state, as a reporter on the Carthage Morning Democrat, of which he afterward became city editor. In 1901 he became identified with the Times Democrat of Muskogee in a reportorial capacity and was next made Washington correspondent, while later he became managing editor of this publication, of which he is now general manager and part owner. The paper enjoys an extensive advertising and subscription patronage and under the capable control of Mr. Looney its circulation is steadily growing, while its...

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Linsley, Marie Geraldine Phillippe – Obituary

Visitation: Open after 12:00 o’clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 7:30 PM February 20, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Funeral Service: 10:30 AM February 21, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Marie Linsley was born November 8, 1908 in rural Fremont, the daughter of Asa George & Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1926. Marie was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Linsley, February 7, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was employed as a telephone operator in Fremont for 15 years and also worked for 15 years as a sales clerk at Sears in Ottumwa. She was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, 60+ Club, United Methodist Women, and enjoyed doing Genealogy work. Marie is survived by her sister, Vesta of Oskaloosa, and three nieces, Sandra (LaVerne) Stewart of Oskaloosa, Lois (Lowell) McCracken and Elnora Norris both of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald in 1971, a brother, Lee Phillippe, five sisters, Thelma Smith, Floy Perkins, Hazel Norris, Faye Simmons and Merle Hoffman. Two nephews, Lee Norris and Jay Norris, and a niece Darlene Crookham. Memorials may be made in her name to either the Fremont United Methodist Church or Fremont Rescue Unit. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Thomas Watson Roach

Thomas Watson Roach, for twenty-one years president of Kansas Wesleyan Business College, and a former president of Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina, had not merely found but had made for himself a distinctive place in educational history of the Sunflower State. He came to Kansas more than forty years ago. His name is closely associated with several progressive movements in Kansas educational affairs. He was the pioneer worker for the consolidation of country school districts. He also did the first practical work toward procuring uniformity of text books throughout the state. But even more important than all this he will be longest remembered for the impress he had made upon the personal character of thousands of young people in Kansas, many of whom are now successful and prosperous and who look upon Professor Roach as one of the most important influences in the moulding of their destinies. He represents old American stock. One of his ancestors, Israel Potts, served with distinction in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Roach was born in Ross Township of Jefferson County, Ohio, November 8, 1847. His parents were James Potts and Martha (Wright) Roach. His early boyhood was spent in a period when public schools were just being introduced. The district schools of his native county gave him the foundation of his education, and in 1866 he was teaching his first country school. His higher...

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Missouri Cemetery Records Clark to Greene Counties

Missouri Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Missouri county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Missouri Cemetery Records Adair to ChristianMissouri Cemetery Records Clark to Greene CountiesMissouri Cemetery Records Grundy to Jackson CountiesMissouri Cemetery Records Jasper to Marion CountiesMissouri Cemetery Records McDonald to Phelps CountiesMissouri Cemetery Records Pike to St. Genevieve CountiesMissouri Cemetery Records Stoddard to Wright Counties Clark County Prarie Church Cemetery hosted at Clark County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Clay County Following Cemeteries hosted at Clay County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Elitzer Cemetery Fairview-New Hope Cemetery Faubion Cemetery Holton Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Welton burials McCrorey Cemetery Paradise Cemetery Partial Five Small Cemeteries Paradise Cemetery Clinton County Following Cemeteries published in Clinton County’s Cemetery Books Volume 1 Antioch Cemetery (pp 1-11) Attebury Cemetery (pg 134) Elliott Cemetery (pg 34) Grayson Cemetery (pp 20-30) Grooms Cemetery (pg 135) Hanks Cemetery (pg 65) Independence Church Cemetery (pp 145-156) Keller Cemetery (pp 115-123) Lebanon Church Cemetery (pp 96-114) Lilly Cemetery (pp 60-64) McKissick Cemetery (pp 12) Mecca Cemetery (pp 58-59) Mt. Carmel Cemetery (pp 14-19) Mt. Zion Cemetery (pp 66-95) Pleasant Hill Cemetery (pp 45-57) Poage Cemetery (pg 13) Presbyterian (Old) Cemetery (pp 136-144) Reed Cemetery (pp 31-33) Stewartsville Cemetery (pp 124-133) (SH...

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Biography of Roswell Leonard King

Roswell Leonard King, who is now serving his tenth year of consecutive service as judge of the eighth district of Kansas, which is comprised of the counties of Marion, Dickinson, Geary and Morris, was appointed by Governor Bailey in 1904 to fill a vacancy on the bench of the eighth district, and had since been elected three times judge of that district, the last time, in the election of 1916, being elected on the republican ticket without opposition by any candidate upon any other ticket. His record since being upon the bench, tested by the few reversals of his decisions of the Supreme Court, will compare favorably with any other district judge of the state. He was admitted to the bar in Clark County, Missouri, in 1879, and was engaged in practice there until 1884, during which time he was deputy or assistant prosecuting attorney for “Dap” Reed, who was then prosecuting attorney of Clark County, Missouri. He was elected on the republican ticket in 1880 public administrator of Clark County, Missouri, and served for four years in that office. He moved to Kansas in 1884 and located at Marion, Marion County, and engaged in the practice of law and served as city attorney and mayor of Marion and three terms as county attorney of Marion County, Kansas, resigning the office of county attorney to take the appointment as...

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Biography of Hon. William H. Spurgeon

The Honorable William H. Spurgeon founder of the city of Santa Ana, and the principal factor of its subsequent growth, is a native of Henry County, Kentucky, born October 10, 1829, his parents being Granville and Levina (Sibley) Spurgeon, the latter a native of Virginia, the former of Kentucky. The Spurgeons, of English origin, chose for their first location in this country, North Carolina. From those of the family who afterward removed to Kentucky, our subject springs. When he was but a year old, the family removed to Indiana, and ten years later they settled in Clark County, northeast Missouri. When he was but twelve years old his father put him in a dry-goods store, so that he had the opportunity to learn business methods at a very early age, which served him in good stead in the later years. In 1852 he joined the tide of emigration directed toward California, making the trip via New Orleans, Havana and Panama. From New Orleans to the Isthmus he made the trip on the steamer Philadelphia, and on the Pacific side he was a passenger on the New Orleans. He landed at San Francisco, but soon afterward proceeded to Oregon, where he was engaged in ranching during the summer of 1852, in the Willamette valley. He spent the fall and winter of that year in the Siskiyou mines, of what is...

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Biography of Hon T. A. Sherwood

Thomas Adiel Sherwood was born at Eatonton, in Putnam county, Georgia, June 2, 1834, where he spent his early life. His father, Rev. Adiel Sherwood, D.D., was a Baptist clergyman of great learning and prominence, who was born and reared at Fort Edward, in the State of New York. The family were of English extraction. Dr. Thomas Sherwood, and Andrew, his brother, immigrated to this country during its colonial period, from Nottinghamshire, England, and settled in Connecticut. Dr. Thomas Sherwood was the grandfather of Major Adiel Sherwood, who served in the war of the Revolution under Gen. George Washington, and was present with him at Valley Forge, and in several of the battles of that memorable war. Major Adiel Sherwood was the father of Rev. Doctor Adiel Sherwood, and grandfather of the subject of this sketch. In 1852 Rev. Doctor Sherwood, for several years president of Shurtleff College, and the author of several theological works, removed from Alton, Illinois, whither he had removed from Georgia, and settled at Cape Girardeau, in the State of Missouri, and with him came his son, Thomas Adiel, then a young man about 18 years of age. Young Sherwood had already acquired a good education at Mercer University, Georgia, which he completed at Shurtleff College, Alton, Illinois. After leaving college be studied law, occasionally teaching school, until he graduated at the Cincinnati, Ohio, Law...

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