Location: Hickory County MO

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Robert L. Madison

Niniya Jane, daughter of Cyrus and Lydia (Boggan) Cornatzer was born in Deleware District May 22, 1874 and educated in Kansas. Married at Vinita, November 16, 1892, Robert L., son of Isaac Gray and Elizabeth Madison, born October 8, 1861 in Hickory County, Missouri. They are the parents of Lydia, born April 6, 1894; Dabny Lee, born April 28, 1902 and Joseph Farris Madison, born May 22, 1904. Mr. Madison is a farmer and orchardist near Big Cabin. Cyrus Cornatzer, born in Johnson County, Kansas, February 10, 1852, married in March 1870, Lydia Boggan, born in Wadesborough, North Carolina, December 12, 1852. She died September 4, 1899. Cyrus C. Cornatzer lives in Vinita. He was the last Chief the Shawnee Tribe had before...

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Biography of Samuel G. McCracken

SAMUEL G. MCCRACKEN. Among the active and energetic business men of Ozark is Samuel G. McCracken, grain dealer and grocery merchant. He has acquired an enviable reputation as a business man and citizen, and well deserves the large competency he has acquired by honest methods and strict business integrity. The McCracken family is of Scotch-Irish origin and the first members of this family to come to America settled in Tennessee, where they were esteemed as honorable and upright men and women. Thomas McCracken, grandfather of our subject, was born in Tennessee, as was also Nathaniel McCracken, the father of our subject, whose birth occurred in Williamson County in 1813. The latter married Miss Arissa Cates and our subject was one of the children born to this union. Samuel G. McCracken was born in Hickory County, Missouri, March 30, 1851, and there remained until ten years of age, attending district school and assisting on the farm. The breaking out of the Civil War interrupted his studies at the above mentioned age, but he remained in his native county until after the war, when he entered the high school at Bolivar. Two years later he entered Drury College, when it was first opened in 1871, and passed three years in that well-known institution of learning. After leaving college he was employed as shipping clerk by J. M. Doling, grain merchant, and...

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Biography of William Henry Hite

William Henry Hite. In some individuals the business sense is remarkably developed and this proves the medium through which they may attain an eminence not to be gained by those who try to control affairs for which they have no aptitude. It is now generally recognized that no one reaches unusual success who works against his natural inclinations, and when competition is so keen men need every assistance that developed talent can give in order to take profitable advantage of offered opportunities and to be able to develop legitimate business chances. Especially is this true in communities where strong and able men gather, such as Cherryvale, where although the field of operation is broad, the rivalry is intense. Among the men of Cherryvale who have won success through the possession of marked business talent is William Henry Hite, proprietor of the Globe Clothing Store. When he entered upon his career at the early age of twelve years, he followed his inclination for business, and as his talents have developed he has fitted into his opportunities, so that now, in the prime of life, he finds himself at the head of the largest establishment of its kind in this part of the state. Mr. Hite was born in Wheatland, Missouri, March 20, 1869, a member of an early Missouri pioneer family, probably from Virginia, and a son of William Henry...

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Biography of James Albert Pitts

James Albert Pitts, a prominent figure, in real estate and loan circles in Muskogee, having developed a business of very substantial proportions, was born in Hickory county, Missouri, in 1877, and is a son of Robert Virgil and Pauline C. (Robertson) Pitts. The father was a merchant in Missouri and in 1889 removed to Muskogee, where he engaged in the live stock business. He continued a resident of this city until his demise, which occurred in 1900. James A. Pitts, who is usually called “Bert” by his warmest friends, was educated in the public schools, in the Harrell Institute at Muskogee, Oklahoma, and in the Bacone College. Starting out in the business world he was for five years connected with the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, in the clerical department. He then resigned his position and for two years was connected with the hotel business. Later he was appointed chief clerk in the tax collector’s office and occupied that position for a year, after which he was elected to the office of city assessor and continued to serve in that capacity for two years. Later he was appointed city tax collector and, after retiring from that position served for one year as superintendent of the city water works. He has thus given much time to public service and in every connection has faithfully discharged the duties that have devolved...

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Holloway, Lela Mae Bartshe Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Lela Mae Holloway, 97, a longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 3, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her memorial service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. in Baker City. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. A reception will follow. Lela was born April 4, 1905, at Hermitage, Mo., to John Riley and Nancy Hart Bartshe. When she was one month old her family moved to Oregon, living in the Oregon Slope area between Payette and Ontario. She received her teacher’s training in high school and after graduation from Ontario High School, she started teaching at the age of 17. On May 14, 1927, she married Cecil Holloway, and they moved to New Bridge, where he was to teach school. They lived in the Eagle Valley area until 1934, when they moved to Baker City. She taught at both Churchill School and the old Tiedemann Grade School. In 1947 she went to work for the Greyhound Bus Agency, and she managed the agency until her retirement in 1985. Lela was active in the United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years and working with the women’s circles. Raising flowers was one of her passions. After working a full day at her job, gardening was her “relaxation.” Many were recipients of her...

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Missouri Cemetery Records Grundy to Jackson 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 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 GeeĀ“s Creek Cemetery Green, Matt Cemetery Groff Cemetery Griffin Cemetery Grundy Center Cemetery Hatton...

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