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Location: Crawford County MO

Biographical Sketch of George Farrow

The parents of George Farrow came from Scotland, and settled in Fauquier Co., Va., where George was born. He was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married a Miss Massey, and they had George, Jr., Nimrod, John, and Benjamin also two daughters. Benjamin married Lucy Smith, of Virginia, and they had John P., George, Mortimer, Joseph, Margaret, Sarah, Liney M., Mary L., and Amanda M. John P., Sarah, and Margaret came to Missouri. Sarah married William Browning, and settled in St. Charles County, but afterward removed to Lincoln County. Margaret married James B. Barton, and settled in St. Charles County. John P. was married in Virginia, to Susan M. Smith, and settled in St. Charles County in 1836. He subsequently removed to Troy, where he was employed in a store, and in 1844 he settled in Montgomery County, where he was elected Judge of the County Court, and held the office for twenty years. He afterward removed to Crawford Co.,...

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Biography of S. W. Wilkinson

S. W. WILKINSON. This prominent general merchant of Willow Springs, Missouri, was born in Alton, Illinois, January 6, 1856, son of Simon and Anna (Lea) Wilkinson, both natives of England. The parents came to the United States about 1850 and settled in the Prairie State, where the father followed farming until his death in 1859. The mother is now living in Missouri. Their family consisted of five children, and our subject is the only one now living. S. W. Wilkinson passed his early life in Missouri, whither his mother had moved before the war, and when he was about thirteen years of age began clerking in a store. In about 1883 he embarked in business for himself at Leesburgh, this State, continued this for one year, and then in 1884 came to Willow Springs. Here he engaged in general merchandising, and in 1890 he erected the large commercial house in which he now carries on business. This is one of the best business buildings in the city, 28×90, two stories in height and a basement. Mr. Wilkinson carries a stock of goods valued at from $6,000 to $7,000 and his trade extends over a wide scope of country. He employs two clerks, is doing a good business, and is a young, energetic business man. Mr. Wilkinson started for himself in a small way, but by industry and close attention...

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Biography of Lilburn H. Murray

LILBURN H. MURRAY, Springfield. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is one of the best known men in Greene County. For many years engaged in business enterprises in which his name was always a synonym of integrity, he has in more recent years been the proprietor and publisher of the Springfield Democrat, which he has conducted in a liberal and able manner. He springs from sterling Scotch-Irish stock. John Murray, the father of our subject, was born in North Carolina, and received the common education of his day, and married Sarah Luttele, in Tennessee, where he lived some time. After marriage, 1834, he moved to Crawford County, Missouri, where he settled on a farm. He came to Greene County in 1835, and settled seven miles north of Springfield; 1837 he settled in what is now Murray Township, where he died in 1867. He was one of the substantial men of his township, owning 700 acres of land and some slaves. He reared a large family of children: James A.; M. L.; John K.; Marshall C., who died at sixty years of age, the father of a family; L. H.; Rhoda M.; Arimentia T. and David L. All the children except L. H. were born in Tennessee, within twenty miles of Knoxville. Mr. Murray was one of the prominent pioneers of Greene County. In religious opinion he was a...

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Biography of Math. Jacobs

Math. Jacobs, the well known and popular president of the Kendrick State Bank, is a native of Minnesota, and for several years has been prominently connected with the business interests of this section of Idaho. He was born in St. Cloud, May 1, 1865, and is of German descent, his parents, Theodore and Elizabeth Jacobs, having both been natives of the Fatherland. When young people they crossed the Atlantic to America, locating in Minnesota, where they were married in 1856. Theodore Jacobs became a successful farmer and carried on agricultural pursuits until 1898, when his death occurred, at the age of sixty-two years. He left a widow and nine children. Mrs. Jacobs now resides in Gene-see, Idaho, at the age of sixty-one years. , Math. Jacobs was reared and educated in the state of his nativity, and in 1884 came to Idaho, where he entered the employ of J. P. Vollmer one of the most extensive merchants of the northern section of the state. He remained in Mr. Vollmer’s store in Uniontown for five years and was then made manager of his store in Kendrick conducting the large mercantile business here for two years. Since that time he has been actively connected with the banking business, and is now at the head of the State Bank, one of the most reliable financial institutions in this locality. Its business policy...

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Biography of Mark A. Leftwich

One of the well known newspaper men of the state is Mark A. Leftwich, proprietor of the Coweta Times-Star. He was born in Bedford county, Virginia, in May, 1852, a son of Thomas and Maria (Warwick) Leftwich, natives of Virginia. The father was an extensive planter and he served as Major in the Confederate army for three years. He was discharged at the termination of that time, because of poor health and he then went to Missouri, locating in Carrollton, Carroll county, where he became a dentist. He practiced there, enjoying substantial success, until his death, at the age of sixty-eight years. Mrs. Leftwich was sixty-four years of age at the time of her death. Mark A. Leftwich was reared and educated in Carrollton, Missouri, and Lebanon, Illinois, and after putting his textbooks aside he went to Texas, where he secured a position driving cattle across the country. He made several trips to Abilene and Baxter Springs, Kansas, and in 1868, between trips, he went to work on the “Examiner,” learning to set his first type. For five years he lived in Lexington, Nebraska, where he published the Dawson County Herald, and he then removed to Steelville, Missouri, where he published the Crawford County Democrat. For some time he published the Madison Times in Madison, Missouri, and in 1900 he came to Oklahoma, locating in Shawnee, where he published...

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Bell, Cora Crandell Mrs. – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Cora Crandell Bell, 88, who was to be honored soon as one of the pioneer nurses by the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Chadwell, 2510 Church St., Baker. The invitation extended to Mrs. Bell by the UO Medical School was to include observation of modern medical practices. Funeral services were Monday in The Beatty Chapel with the Rev. Tom Foster officiating. Burial was in the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Bell was born Oct. 5, 1873, in Crawford County, Missouri and had resided in Haines for 48 years. She married John Thomas Bell in Stonehill, Missouri January 4, 1894. They came to Haines in 1914 where she did practical nursing for more than 15 years. She was honored recently as being one of the oldest members of the Haines Methodist Church where she had been an active participant in church affairs until two years ago. She was also a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft Lodge. Survivors are seven sons, Earl of Warm Springs, Relmer of Redmond, T. Herschel of Union, John of Haines, Howard of Hoskins, Willard of Hereford and Byron of McCall, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Chadwell of Baker and Mrs. Lola Buchanan of Pendleton; a brother, S.L. Crandell of Salem, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Source:...

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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 hosted at Clinton County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Antioch Cemetery Attebury Cemetery Elliott Cemetery Grayson Cemetery Grooms Cemetery Hanks Cemetery Independence Church Cemetery Keller Cemetery Lebanon Church Cemetery Lilly Cemetery McKissick Cemetery Mecca Cemetery Mt. Carmel Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Poage Cemetery Presbyterian (Old) Cemetery Reed Cemetery Stewartsville Cemetery Stony Point Cemetery Cole County Following Cemeteries hosted at Cole County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Hickory Hill Cemetery Jefferson City National Cemetery St. Peter”s Catholic Cemetery Stone Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Wilkerson Cemetery Saint Margaret Catholic Cemetery hosted...

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Biography of James G. Sandidge

James G. Sandidge. In the colonial history of the United States may be found frequent mention of names that are familiar and even distinguished at present throughout the great Middle West. They ring with achievement as in the old days, and although generations have passed since their first bearers lived and labored and increased on American soil, the stock is the same and the vigor of the younger branches gives testimony to the strength of the parent root. A long line of notable men have borne the name of Sandidge, from the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, and the early settlement of Charleston, South Carolina. A well known representative of this old and prominent family is found in Dr. James G. Sandidge, surgeon, banker and capitalist, who for almost a quarter of a century has been a foremost citizen of Mulberry, Kansas. James G. Sandidge was born November 12, 1870, in the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were James G. and Susan K. (Wilson) Sandidge, the former of whom was born at New Orleans in 1840 and is the only surviving child of his parents, Hon. John M. and Mary E. (Gilmer) Sandidge. The grandfather of Doctor Sandidge was born in 1819, in Alabama, and died at New Orleans in 1908. He was reared in Alabama and did not remove to Louisiana until after his marriage. In early...

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Biography of Lilburn H. Murray

Mr. Murray is the son of John and Sarah (Luttree) Murray, and was born in Crawford county, Missouri, September, 1834. His parents came to Greene county, Mo., and settled seven miles northwest of Springfield, where they lived one year and then moved to Grand Prairie, where L. H. was reared and educated. At the age of twenty-one, he went to California, where he was engaged in the stock and mercantile business for about ten years. He returned to Springfield, Mo., in September, 1866, and soon went into the hardware business. The firm was McGregor & Murray for some five years, and McGregor, Murray & Noe, until 1876. During a part of this time he lived in the country upon what is now the Judge Cowan farm. In 1871 he was elected mayor of Springfield, and in 1874 was elected to the Legislature, being the only Democratic representative Greene had had since 1858. He has been a councilman from both the Second and Fourth wards. He took active part in the building of the Gulf railroad. John M. Richardson graded the road to Ash Grove and it lay for several years unironed, until Mr. Murray, H. E. Havens and Maj. Sheppard bought the roadbed and organized the Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad Company. They then took into the company, L. A. D. Crenshaw, G. D. Milligan, Judge Ralph Walker, C....

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