Location: Hartville Missouri

Findley, William Jason – Obituary

Findley, William Jason: Hartville, MO; died at Burge Hospital on Dec 26, 1959 at 1:26 a.m.; retired farmer; born Dec 23, 1871 in Wright Co., MO; s/o George Henderson and Mary Elizabeth Newton; h/o Essie; 1 brother Fred Findley. Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Hon. Winfield Scott Pope

For many years Winfield Scott Pope was rated as one of the most highly respected residents and most prominent attorneys of Jefferson City. As lawyer and lawmaker he left the impress of his individuality upon the history of city and state when he was called to his final rest at the age of seventy-four years. He always held to the highest standards and ethics of the profession, his success being attributable at all times to his marked capability and merit. The story of his professional rise and progress is an interesting one. He was born in Davidson county, North Carolina, July 20, 1847, his birthplace being a farm near Thomasville. His parents, Thomas and Mary Ann (Hale) Pope, were also natives of the Old North state, where their ancestors had lived for several generations. His grandfather in the paternal line was a noted Baptist preacher of North Carolina, while his great-grandfather Pope was a native of England and on coming to America landed at Nantucket, Rhode Island, but gradually made his way southward into Virginia. W infield S. Pope of this review was a descendant of George Whitefield Pope, who was a famous Baptist preacher at the time of the Revolutionary war, and of James Pope, a cousin of Alexander Pope. George Whitefield Pope was a very outspoken man who before the colonies entered upon armed conflict with England...

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Biography of George A. Clark

George A. Clark, now president of the Toneka Title and Bond Company, is a representative of that class of citizen who without special ostentation have been leaders in making Kansas one of the foremost states of the Union. He is a true and typical Kansan by reason of more than thirty-five years of active participation in its life and affairs. In one respect his career had been unusual. The greater part of his life had been passed in newspaper work, ranging in locality from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, but chiefly in Kansas. This work began as “printer’s devil” on the Southwest News at Hartville, Missouri. There, under the training of a prince of printers, Frank E. Mason, he thoroughly mustered all the details. For a number of years he followed the printing trade, and was a real journeyman, traveling from one office to the other, getting new experience and seeing new country and new peoples and communities. However in one notable respect he was unlike the average journeyman printer–he saved his money and left liquor severely alone. He was publishing a paper at Wellsville in Montgomery County, Missouri, in 1877, when fire destroyed his plant and swept away all his savings. In April, 1878, he came to Kansas and he had since many times congratulated himself on the good fortune which arose phoenix-like out of the...

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Fuson, William Elmer – Obituary

William Elmer Fuson: eldest son of Jonathan A. and Martha Jane Fuson was born July 21, 1873 on a farm in the Little Creek community and died May 2, 1948 in Hartville. He made a profession of faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Little Creek Baptist Church. After moving to Hartville, he placed his membership with the Hartville Baptist Church. He married Nancy Lou Kindrick February 5, 1899 and to this union were born five children. He was preceded in death by a son Lotus Ferrin. Survivors are his wife Lou; 3 daughters Mrs. I. E. Taylor, Mrs. F. E VanNoy and Mrs. Karl Brownmiller; a son Ovis H.; a brother Dr. J. A. Fuson; 2 sisters Mrs. Alfred Latimer and Mrs. Jason Findley; 9 grandchildren. Most of Mr. Fuson’s early life was spent in the Little Creek community. As a young man and for a few years following his marriage, he engaged in the teaching profession, having taught eighteen years in rural schools near his home, followed by four years service as a county school commissioner. Following his work in the educational field he spent several years as a farmer and stockman, fifteen of which were in active partnership with the late Frank Henslee. In 1921 he moved his family to Hartville where he served as Postmaster for twelve years. During the active...

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Neill, Edward O. – Obituary

Funeral services for Edward O. Neill, who died at St. Anthony’s hospital in Pendleton Sunday, were held Tuesday with Interment in the Heppner, Masonic cemetery. Mr. Neill was born February 19, 1881 at Hartville, Mo., and came west as a young man. For many years he operated a sheep ranch in the Butter Creek section and at the time of his death he was a guard at the Hermiston ordnance depot. He contracted pneumonia and died as a result of complications. He is survived by the following children, Oleta Akers of Hamuton[?], Neva Neill of Ontario, formerly of La Grande; Lenna Herman of La Grande, Edward Neill and Helen Neill of Beaverton and other relatives. La Grande Eastern Oregon Review, Friday, 30 July 1943, Page 2. Contributed by: Robert...

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Cox, Ollie – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Ollie Young Cox, 88 of Canby, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 12, 1998, at Canby. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Avenue. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Cox was born March 14, 1910, at Hartville, Missouri to Herman and Artie Young. She and her family moved west to Morrow County when she was 8. She was raised and educated in Pine City. She was married to Emery Cox on December 12, 1927. In their early marriage, Mr. Cox worked on several farms and Mrs. Cox cooked for the crew. They moved to Baker County in 1942 where they began their farming career. Mrs. Cox’s great love was family, homemaking and cooking. She was very partial to her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club, the Elkhorn Grange and the Baker County CowBelles Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Cox, in 1989; her parents; brothers, Bert and Lowell Young; and a sister Doris Young. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Betty and Bert Vanderwall of Haines, Geraldine and Coy Riggs of Lewisville, Texas, Donna and Jack Babbit of Canby and Edward and Jessie Cox of Spokane, Washington; grandchildren...

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