Location: Dent County MO

Biography of Spencer Hugh Ware

SPENCER HUGH WARE. Efficient, capable and trustworthy would be the verdict passed upon the character and official standing of our subject by any one in Shannon County to whom the question might be asked. Spencer Hugh Ware, circuit clerk and recorder of this county, is a most ardent Democrat, and most loyally stands by and works for the nominees of his party. He is a native Missourian, born in Licking, February 10, 1851. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The son of Henry and Martha (Mitchell) Ware, natives of Maryland and White County, Tennessee, respectively, the father born in the year 181I. Henry Ware left his native State when a young man and went to Georgia, where he remained a short time. From there he went to Memphis, Tennessee, thence to St. Louis, Missouri, and about 1836 came to Licking, Texas County, Missouri, where he died in 1854. He was a blacksmith by trade, but after going to Licking, Missouri, turned his attention to selling goods...

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Biography of James A. Jadwin

JAMES A. JADWIN. It is quite probable that there is not a manin Shannon or the adjoining counties better known than James A. Jadwin, the popular treasurer of this county. He is a native of this State, born in Texas County, September 24, 1854, and is a son of Martin C. and Mary W. (Williams) Jawdin, who were natives of DeKalb County, Tennessee. Martin C. Jadwin came to Missouri when a single man, before he had reached his twenty-first birthday, or about 1844, and was married in Texas County to Miss Williams who had also come here when quite young. After marriage this young couple resided in this county for a few years and then moved to Dent County, Missouri In 1892. Mr. Jadwin moved to Shannon County and now resides a short distance from Eminence. He is a Mason, and he and his worthy companion hold membership in the Christian Church. Of the ten children born to their marriage, eight sons and two daughters, six sons and a daughter are now living. James A. Jadwin passed his school days in Salem, Dent County, Missouri, under the able instructor, Prof. Lynch, and when but a small boy worked hard to earn money to pay for his schooling. His earnest endeavors to educate himself met with the best of results and he subsequently became a teacher, following this profession six...

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Biography of Webb Summers

WEBB SUMMERS, one of the prominent stockmen of Howell County, is a native of Georgia, born in Fannin County, March 3, 1854, to the marriage of Thomas and Mary (Ensley) Summers. The father was a native of North Carolina, but moved to a farm in Georgia and there died before the war. After his death his widow came to Missouri, located in Dent County and from there moved to Howell County in 1874, making her home near West Plains for some time. She now makes her home with her son, Webb, and is comfortable and contented. She was the mother of seven children: William, who died in 1889, was a soldier in the Confederate Army and a prominent farmer and stockman (he was married); Eliza A., the wife of Rufus Brambrett, resides in this county; Paulina J., wife of John Edmonson, a farmer of this county; Elizabeth, the wife of Ansman Henry, a farmer of this county; Mary married William Weeks, a farmer here; George is a farmer of this county, and Webb, our subject, who is the youngest child. Grandfather and Grandmother Ensley came to Missouri with the mother of our subject and both died in this State, the grandmother in Dent and the grandfather in Howell County, the latter when ninety-three years of age. The grandfather helped move the Indians from North Carolina westward. Our subject grew...

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Biography of John F. Church

JOHN F. CHURCH, senior member of the well-known firm of Church & Kissel, Winona, Missouri, is one who has built by years of industry and good management a business that is recognized as being one of the best of its kind in the country, a credit to Winona and Shannon County. Mr. Church is a man who possesses the inherent qualities requisite to commercial success, in a very high degree, and in his chosen calling has attained an eminent position among his compeers, and the high regard of his fellow-citizens, entirely through his own efforts and sterling personal qualities. Mr. Church was born in St. Genevieve, Missouri, in 1863, while the war cloud hung darkly over the nation, and was a son of Sylvester Church who was born in Illinois. The father came to southeast Missouri when a young man and located in the iron district. He was a practical engineer and operated machinery for the different iron mines until his death, which occurred in Crawford County in 1879, when he was about fifty years of age. John F. Church grew to manhood in the mining district and when fifteen years of age commenced learning the blacksmith’s trade in Dent County, Missouri, at the Nova Scotia Iron Works. After serving an apprenticeship of six years he went to New Mexico and engaged in different occupations, black smithing, real estate,...

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Biography of John F. Richards

John F. Richards, born October 23, 1834, in Bath County, Virginia, the founder of the wholesale hardware house Richards & Conover Hardware Company of Kansas City, Missouri, and now residing at 200 Forty-fourth Street in that city, is not only one of the merchants who have risen to prominence in this section of the Middle West, but had a career connected by many experiences and activities with the Territory and State of Kansas. His parents were Walter and Nancy (Mayse) Richards, both natives of Virginia. Their old farm, Cloverdale, was situated on one of the stage lines which then crossed and recrossed the country before the railroad era, and this farm was also near a stage station where horses were changed. Mr. Richards’ maternal grandfather, Joseph Mayse, was a soldier in both the Revolutionary and Indian wars, and at one time was wounded in a battle with the Indians. Twenty years later his leg was amputated. The daughters of Walter and Nancy Richards were: Elizabeth Ann, who married William Saunders, at New Franklin, Missouri; Louisa, who became Mrs. Henry C. Miller of Arrow Rock, Missouri; Maria, who married Wesley Wickersham, who served in Colonel Hardin’s Illinois Regiment in the Mexican war; Mary Matilda, Mrs. Dr. A. F. Barnes of St. Louis, Missouri; the sons were William C., George Blackwell Shelton; Thomas and John Francisco Richards. In 1836 Walter Richards...

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Flett-Gray, Grace Eileen – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Grace Eileen Flett-Gray, 87, of Elgin, died June 13 at her home. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Grace was born April 20, 1920, to William Dewey and Harriet Innes Foust in East Brady, Pa. They later moved to Oakmont, Pa. After graduating from high school, Grace enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps and served in the Philippines and New Guinea from 1942 to 1945. She received a WAC service medal, a Good Conduct medal, a Phillippine Liberation Ribbon and an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon. While in the Philippines, Grace met and married Lowell Guy Flett. After their discharge in 1945, they lived in Salem, Mo., where they raised their children Mary Margaret, Lola Jean and Harold Edward. She worked on the Flett farm in Salem and later at the post office. In 1965 the family moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she was the manager of housekeeping for the Westin Corp. until her retirement and the death of her husband. After Grace moved to Okmulgee, Okla., to be closer to her oldest daughter and granddaughters, she met and married John Gray. In 1996, Grace moved to La Grande to be closer to her youngest daughter and grandchildren. Grace enjoyed dancing and sports — especially football and baseball. Grace told great stories about her childhood and her WAC years and liked to listen to her grandchildren’s stories...

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Yankey, John W. – Obituary

John W. Yankey Was Haines Pioneer John Willis Yankey, 73, a resident of Haines, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mr. Yankey was born June 29, 1885, in Salem, Dent County, Mo. He was the son of William R. and Mary E. Yankey. When he was three years of age the family moved to Oregon, settling near Haines. Mr. Yankey had been a farmer all his life. He was married to Hattie C. Hearing Sept. 8, 1908. Mrs. Yankey preceded him in death him in death June 21, 1945. He is survived by two sons, Jack and Keith Yankey, both of Baker; three daughters, Mona Aldrich of Haines, Neva Coyle and Nena Davis all of Baker; one brother William Yankey; one sister, Louise Simons, Haines; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday at West & Company chapel. Rev. Tom Foster will officiate. Interment will be in the Haines cemetery. The Record Courier, Thursday, 21 Aug 1958, Contributed by: Robert...

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Bell, Delmer Ivan – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Funeral services were held Feb. 3rd at Zacher Mortuary for Delmer Ivan Bell. Mr. Bell was born Oct. 11, 1896 in Stone Hill, Missouri and died January 29th at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. He was retired as a sawyer from Tite Knot Pine Mill. Redmond Lodge No. 154, A.F. & A.M., officiated with Richard Hoopes of Prineville, assisted by Jack Eberhard. Survivors include his widow, Beulah, step-daughter, Mrs. Patricia Frizzell, Cathlamet, WA.; brothers Earl from Amity, and Herschel from Union, Howard from Philomath, Willard from Richland, and Byron from Riggins; two sisters,Mrs. Beulah Chadwill, Baker and Mrs. Lola Buchanan, of Pendletion. A step-son, Bob Longueville, and one brother, Edwin Bell, preceded him in death. Delmer was first married to Rose Long Longueville. After her death in 1955, he married Beulah Long Bowery in 1957. Casket bearers were Philip Dahl, Luther Dotson, J.H. (Dude) Wiese, Allan Peterson, Melvin McLain, and William Wiese. Honorary bearers were George Wakefield, Warren Wing, Phil Scribner, Louis Hundley, Philip A. Dahl and Edward Lynch. Interment was at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. The Record Courier, February, 1969 Contributed by: Belva...

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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 John Dougherty

Like many of the most prosperous and enterprising citizens of the county of Wallowa, the esteemed subject of this sketch came hither from the eastern part of the United States and here has wrought with the accumulated wisdom of years and experience gained both in that section of the country and in this, while he has ever been dominated by a high sense of the responsibilities of the position of the enlightened citizen and supporter of our free institution, being in his personal demeanor upright, capable, thrifty and patriotic. John Dougherty was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1837, to James K. and Jane (Snyder) Dougherty, who had settled in that county, but later removed to Missouri, making their home near Pleasant Hill, three and one-half miles east. In this last place they remained until the time of their departure from the labors of earthly life. When the subject of this sketch arrived at the age of maturity he commenced the years of his majority by farming in the neighborhood where he was born, continuing there for about four years and then migrated to Missouri, settling near Pleasant Hill. In that place he was occupied with the agriculturist’s life following the path of industry and enterprise for nine years gaining meanwhile the favored success that is the lot of those who operated on the principles mentioned. Fourteen years before...

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