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Location: Grundy County MO

Biographical Sketch of Orville M. Shanklin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Was burn in Trenton, Missouri, September 16, 1854. He is the son of Colonel John H. and Kitty Shanklin; was educated in the Trenton high school, and in 1873 began the study of law in his father’s office. Was admitted to the bar in 1877 and immediately began the practice of law at Jamesport, Missouri, where he remained until July, 1879, and then returned to Trenton and engaged in teaching in Grundy county. In 1881 he engaged in the life insurance business, and became district manager of the Centennial Mutual Life Association, of Burlington, Iowa. September 19, 1877, he married Miss Dora A., daughter of O. G. Newton, of Trenton. They have two children, Alice and Floy. Mrs. Shanklin is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Trenton. In 1880 be was the nominee of the Democratic party for county attorney of Grundy county but was defeated by a small...

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Biography of Isaiah H. Jones

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Isaiah H. Jones was born in Hardin county, Ohio, July 27, 1837. His parents were Jonathan and Eleanor (Pugh) Jones. His father was a prominent farmer and stock-raiser, and a native of Maryland. His mother was born in Virginia. Our subject was reared and educated in his native county, and began his business career as a clerk in a dry goods store at Mt. Victory, Ohio. After two years in that business he went to Rule, Nebraska, where he remained during eight months. From there he went to Grundy county, Missouri, where he engaged in school teaching for a time, and in the Spring of 1859 started with the tide of immigration to Colorado, returned to this county, and the following spring went to Colorado and engaged in mining for about two years. He returned again to Missouri in 1861 and entered the freighting business between St. Joseph, Omaha and Denver; continued that occupation for three years, and then went to Salt Lake City and from there to Montana, where he again engaged in mining from 1863 to 1868. Mr. Jones established his present ” Great Western Flouring Mill” at Jamesport in 1872, and has since enlarged and improved his mill and machinery several tines to keep pace with his constantly increasing business. He has one...

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Biographical Sketch of William J. Gillilan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William J. Gillilan was born in Daviess county on the 6th day of May, 1849, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Jordin) Gillilan, natives of Pocahontas county, Virginia. They came to this State in 1839, and to Daviess county the year following. Our subject received his education and grew to manhood in his native county, and began business for himself at the age of eighteen years as a blacksmith at Jamesport and continued that business about eight years, then entered mercantile business in company with George W. Miller, in 1877, under the firm name of Miller & Gillilan, which business they still continue very profitably. Mr. Gillilan was married in Grundy county, Missouri, October 30, 1872, to Miss Melissa King, daughter of Rufus and Henrietta King. The issue of this union has been two children, named Bessie and Virgil. Mr. Gillilan is a member of Evening Star Lodge No. 39, A. O. U. W., of Lodge No. 339, I. O. O. F., and of Lodge No. 201, A. F. & A....

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph S. Chenoweth

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph S. Chenoweth, the subject of this sketch, was born in Ross county,. Ohio, on the 18th of February, 1833. His father, Richard Chenoweth, was a native of Kentucky,. and a farmer; his mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Smith, and she was a native of Maryland. They became the parents of eight children, of whom Joseph is the sixth, and when he attained the age of three years, they removed to Tippecanoe county, Indiana, and three years later to Missouri,. settling in Grundy county. There Joseph was reared and educated’, and there his father died in 1861, and his mother in 1879. Young Chenoweth began business for himself when twenty years of age, as a carpenter in Grundy county, where he resided until 1865, when he came to Jamesport, where he has since been engaged working at his trade. Joseph S. Chenoweth was united in marriage, on the 25th of August,. 1859, to Miss Sarah A. Forshay, daughter of Edward and Sarah Forshay, of Indiana. She was born near Lebanon, Ohio, January 28, 1839: By this union they have three children, Lilian R., Sarah E., and Joan. Mrs. Chenoweth is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Chenoweth is a Republican in politics; and is a member of the Jamesport Lodge No. 201, A. F....

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Biography of Reuben C. Pew

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Reuben C. Pew was left an orphan at a very early age. According to the custom of those days he was “bound out” for his living, and got a very poor one. His master treated him badly, worked him hard, and gave him no education. When he was sixteen years of age he could not read or write, and his master, desiring to get rid of him, induced him to sign the muster roll of a company that was recruiting for service in the revolutionary war, telling him it was only a common piece of writing, and could do him no harm. The consequence was that he had to go into the army, very much against his will. He was captured soon after his enlistment, and held as a prisoner for several years, during which time he experienced all the horrors of the British prisons of those times. After the war he married a Miss Smith, and settled in North Carolina, where he and his wife died, leaving seven children, viz.: Reuben P., Benjamin F., Anderson S., Frances, Jemima, Polly, and Zilphey. Reuben P. was born in 1789. In 1810 he married his cousin, Sarah Park, who died in Kentucky in 1818, leaving four children Erasmus D., Permelia H., James S., and William H. When the...

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Biography of Enos Fitterer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enos Fitterer was born in Baden, Germany, July 28, 1835, and lived in his native land until 1846, when his parents emigrated to America. They settled on a farm in Butler county, Ohio, and there the subject of this sketch lived and grew to manhood. In 1856 he went to Hamilton, Ohio, to learn the baker’s trade with Messrs. Nutts & Sivers, remained with them some fifteen months, and then located in Carthage, Hancock county, Illinois, where he established himself in the bakery business and carried it on until 1861. In that year he joined the Union army, enlisting in. Company B, Thirty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served during the war, participating in the battles of Pittsburgh Landing, Hatchie River, and numerous skirmishes; and was with Sherman in his famous “March through Georgia, from Atlanta to the sea.” He was mustered out of the service at Leavenworth, Kansas, in September, 1865, and received his honorable discharge at Springfield, Illinois. From Springfield he went to Trenton, Missouri, the following November, and there, in connection with C. A. Hoffman, opened a bakery and grocery establishment, under the firm name of Hoffman & Fitterer. This firm continued business until 1867, when Mr. Hoffman retired, and Mr. Fitterer continued to carry on the business until 1873, when his brother became...

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Biography of Marcus A. Low

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now No intelligent resident of Kansas would dispute the assertion that in Marcus A. Low, of Topeka, is found one of the really big men of the state. He is a man of many achievements. His ability in the law had led to distinguished position with great corporations; his ranching and developing of oil and gas properties have been conducted on so large a scale as seemingly might have been weighty enough interests to engage the ordinary man; his political foresight and intnition have caused his selection for public office as high as he would accept, but not upon these evidences of keen foresight and broad vision rests Mr. Low’s most enduring fame. It is as a railroad builder he will be recalled by the people of Kansas who have so proflted through his tireless energy. Marcus A. Low was born August 1, 1842, in the State of Maine. When four years old his parents, Frederick P. and Mary J. (Robinson) Low, moved to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, where the father engaged in farming and other occupations. In 1869 the family moved to Hamilton, Missouri, and that place continued to be the home of the parents during the remainder of their lives. In the public schools of Belvidere Marcus A. Low continued until he was fifteen years...

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Biography of J. S. Summers, M.D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. J. S. Summers, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat at Jefferson City, his thorough preliminary study and his later postgraduate courses keeping him in close touch with professional thought, progress and scientific investigation and research, comes to this state from Indiana, his birth having occurred in the city of Wallace, June 27, 1870. His parents, A. J. and Annie (Cunningham) Summers, were also natives of Indiana, where the father followed the occupation of farming, and in addition to his care of the fields he took an active interest in public welfare, particularly in matters pertaining to the schools, and served as a director on the school board. In 1880 he removed from Indiana to Coffeyburg, Daviess county, Missouri, since which time the family has been represented in this state. On the paternal side Dr. Summers is a representative of an old Virginia family, his grandfather having been born in the Old Dominion, while his mother’s people came from Ohio. Dr. Summers largely acquired his education in the village school at Jameson, Daviess county, Missouri, and in the preparatory school at Liberty, Missouri, before entering upon a course of study in the William Jewell College, from which be was graduated in 1899 with the Bachelor of Arts degree. He...

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Biography of Jefferson L. Steele

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jefferson L. Steele. For over thirty years Jefferson L. Steele, one of Minneapolis’ most respected retired citizens, had from choice been a resident of Ottawa County, finding here when he came in 1884 elements that go far in working out the scheme of a satisfactory life, business opportunity and some of the finest people in the world with whom to be neighborly and to work with in promoting the best interests of the place. Mr. Steele had proved his appreciation of these advantages in many practical ways and today occupies a foremost position among the representative men of this county. Jefferson L. Steele came from an old Kentucky family of Welsh extraction. He was born in Pike County, Illinois, February 13, 1847. His parents were Llewellyn J. and Caroline (Caylor) Steele, and his grandfather was Jesse Jones Steele, who was born and died in Kentucky, passing away before his grandson was born. Llewellyn J. Steele was born in Covington, Kentucky, in 1814, and died in Adams County, Illinois, in 1888, In early manhood he left his native state and went to Pike County, Illinois, and was married while living there. He was a skilled mechanic and worked in Pike County as such until 1859, when he removed to Adams County and there spent the rest of...

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Benson, David R. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Near his residence in the town of Union, at 5 o’clock, Sunday morning, Oct. 7th, D. R. Benson, aged 67 years. David R. Benson, the subject of this sketch was well and favorably known, from Idaho to California, as a man of most remarkable energy and undoubted honesty and integrity. There are indeed, few, if any men in this entire community, whose loss would be so deeply felt. Many years of constant and active business relations with citizens of Union, Umatilla and Baker counties, has served to make his name known far and wide, and his word with heavy cattle dealers was always considered as good as the most satisfactory bond. As a business man he has probably disbursed more money among the people of Union county than any other citizen. Mr. Benson was born in the State of Maryland in 1820, where he resided until about fifteen years of age when he, with his parents, emigrated to Missouri and settled in Grundy county. There, in 1856, he was married to Margaret Jones, the faithful companion of his hardships and trials, victories and vicissitudes, and here he remained until the spring of 1863, when with his little family and a number of friends, he started to cross the plains, determined to seek a home on the...

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Biography Of John S. Amick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John S. Amick. It is a strong augury of success for a young man to have a variety of experiences in practical matters before he assumes professional work. Especially if he is a lawyer, his substantial future is far more assured in the West than if he possessed a greater fund of professional knowledge and less ability to judge of persons and things in a common sense way–which comes only with actual experience, and often of the hard kind. Such remarks as the foregoing hold true in the career and progress of John Amick, a young lawyer of Lawrence who had already been county attorney for two terms and proved a strong factor in the advancement of the city’s interests and the protection of county affairs. He was born in Grundy County, Missouri, on December 17, 1879, and is a son of Peter and Lydia Ann (Saylors) Amick, who came to Kansas in the early ’80s and located at Edgerton. There the father operated a store for a short time; then moved with his family to Ottawa, and thence to Wellington. In 1893 the entire household was transferred to Oklahoma, when the scramble for lands was at the height of its vigor, and the parents eventually died there. John S. Amick obtained his early education in...

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Missouri Cemetery Records Grundy to Jackson Counties

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Grundy County Directions to cemeteries within Grundy County Cemetery Directions Following cemeteries hosted at Grundy County MOGenWeb Alpha Cemetery Anderson Family Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Atteberry Cemetery Austin Farm Cemetery Barnes Cemetery Barr Cemetery Berry Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Black Oak Cemetery Bolser Cemetery Boswell Cemetery Boyers Cemetery Brainard Cemetery Brassfield Cemetery Bratton Cemetery Brooks Cemetery Brummit (Coy-Brummit) Cemetery Embry (Gee) Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Cartmill Cemetery Clark, James Cemetery Clark, William Cemetery Coon Creek Cemetery Coy (Brummitt) Cemetery Crockett Cemetery County Farm Cemetery Cremated or donated body to science Davis Cemetery Dillon Cemetery Drummond Cemetery Edinburg Cemetery A – F Surnames G – L Surnames M – R Surnames S – Z Surnames Embry Cemetery Estes Cemetery Fox Cemetery Fulkerson Cemetery Funk Cemetery Galt East Cemetery Galt West Cemetery Gee (Embry) (Brummitt) Cemetery Gee´s...

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Biography of Lew Wallace Duncan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lew Wallace Duncan. The close of the Civil war launched a new era of settlement in the West. Young men who had lately fought the battles of freedom and restored the unity of the nation abandoned their birthplaces and “hit the trail” leading to the boundless and trackless region beyond the “border.” Distance alone separated them from the beckoning prairies of an unknown plain and the scream of the locomotive had not been heard west of St. Louis, so that the “prairie schooner” method of reaching their destination had to be resorted to. Once across the Mississippi the mecca of the homeseeker was reached and the pioneer emigrants from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois began to “fall out” and squat among the guerillas and Bushwhackers of Missouri. James P. Duncan, one of this patriot band of homeseekers, did this and dropped down near Gooch’s Mill in Cooper County in the wilderness of forest and wild turkeys. Mr. Duncan’s stay in that semi-hostile region was a brief two years before he moved on to Kansas. He chose his location at Lawrence when the classic crown of “K. U.” was being added to the dome of Mt. Oread and he settled on the Colmore farm whose early owner was one of the victims of the Quantrell raid. Two years...

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Biography of Charles W. Sample

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles W. Sample has been a business man at Kingman nearly forty years and had been closely identified with the commercial affairs of that city, as a land owner, banker and in real estate and loans. Mr. Sample was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, October 29, 1851. His ancestors came out of Ireland and settled in Virginia in colonial days. His grandfather, Andrew Sample, was a pioneer farmer in Indiana and died in Jefferson County in that state in 1854. George W. Sample, father of Charles W., was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1815, a date which indicates the early settlement of the family in that state. Indiana was not admitted to the union until 1816. George W. Sample spent his life as a farmer, and in 1853 removed to Tipton County, Indiana, where he spent his last years and where he died in 1872. He was a democrat and an active member and on the official board of the Baptist Church. He married in Jefferson County, Indiana, Adaline McKay, who was born in that county in 1820 and died in Tipton County in 1896. They were the parents of seven children, Charles W. being the fifth in age and the only one now living. Henrietta, who died in Clinton County, Indiana, was the wife...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles L. Hartshorn

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now It takes brain as well as brawn to make a success in the enterprises that come to the hand of the business man of Wallowa County and it is noteworthy that the subject of this article has accomplished one of the most brilliant successes that has been wrought out in Wallowa County, which demonstrates the mettle of which he is made and also the capabilities which he has brought into play in that commendable career. It is with pleasure that we place this name among the leaders of our county, for who should receive title of leader if it is not he who has done deeds that demonstrate him capable of this position? In Grundy County, Missouri, on November 14, 1868, Charles L. was born to Edward and Virginia (Renfrow) Hartshorn. The first eleven years of his life were spent in the native place and there he gained the beginning of the education that fortified him for life’s conflicts. In 1879 he crossed the plains with his parents, coming direct to Wallowa County. The father selected the place, one and one-half miles south from Joseph, where our subject now makes his home, and there he settled with his family, taking the land under the homestead right. The father was numbered with the leading men of the...

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