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Location: Laclede County MO

Biography of Henry Fullbright

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now This is one of the most remarkable and worthy families of Boone County, Arkansas, and about the year 1700 the family tree first took root on American soil. The original founder of the family came to America from Holland, made a settlement in Pennsylvania, and was the great-grandfather of the present generation. John Fullbright, his son, is thought to have been born in the Keystone State and in all probability was a soldier of the Revolution. In 1815 he came west to Missouri from the Old North State, the journey thither being made by wagon, the larger portion of the Fullbright family coming at the same time. Here he and his wife died a short time after their arrival. Mrs. Fullbright’s maiden name was Elizabeth Coulter, and to them five sons and five daughters were given, all of whom had reached maturity before leaving the East: William, who died In Springfield, Missouri, in 1842; Martin, who died in Texas; Daniel, who died in Laclede County, Missouri; John, whe also died in Laclede County; Judge David reared a family of nineteen children and died in Texas; Christina (Gooden); Kittie (Evans); Elizabeth (Williams); Sallie (Smythers), and Susan (Daniels). John Fullbright and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their son William, well known as ” Uncle...

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Biography of David B. Pratt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DAVID B. PRATT. The name mentioned above is well known in the agricultural districts of Douglas County, Missouri, and is a synonym for all that is pushing, enterprising and successful. Mr. Pratt was born in Maury County, Tennessee, September 10, 1828, a son of Joseph and Mary (Buchanan) Pratt, the former of whom was born in Georgia, but when a young man removed to Tennessee, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was a cabinet maker by trade, was a soldier of the War of 1812, and was an upright and honorable man. His wife was born in Tennessee and was a daughter of David Buchanan, who was a participant in a number of the early Indian wars in Tennessee. She died in 1870, having become the mother of six children: Andrew J., who was killed in the battle of Monterey during the Mexican War; Margaret, who died after her marriage with H. S. Blakemore; David B.; and Fidelia A., who is the wife of G. W. Reese, of Tennessee, being the only ones who reached maturity. The early life of David B. Pratt was passed on a farm and his advantages for obtaining an education were very meager indeed. In 1849 he began farming on his own responsibility, but in 1850 was severely...

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Biography of Hon. J. W. McClurg

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. J. W. McCLURG, ex-governor of the State of Missouri. A man’s life work measures his success, and the man who devotes his powers to the accomplishment of an honorable purpose is to be honored. If a careful study is made of the motives which actuate every man’s life, there is always to be found some object for which he lives. In Hon. J. W. McClurg it seems to have been an ambition to make the best use of his native and acquired powers and to develop in himself a true manhood. A native of St. Louis County, Missouri, he was born February 22, 1818. Son of Joseph and Mary (Brotherton) McClurg and grandson of Joseph McClurg, who came to America during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. He succeeded in making his escape to this country by concealing himself in the hold of a vessel, and his family soon after followed him to America. He was a man of much energy, and a worker in iron, and soon made his way to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he erected the first iron foundry ever put up in the city, and in or near Pittsburgh he passed the remainder of his days. Although he owned a farm, the most of his attention was given to his foundry, and after...

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Biography of J. D. Melton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now J. D. MELTON. The question of food supplies is one that agitates the whole human family, and is the first with which they have to grapple. Without doubt the well-appointed grocery establishment furnishes the best solution of feeding the masses, and in this connection due reference is made to that over which J. D. Melton presides and of which he is the proprietor. He was born in the neighborhood of Galena, Missouri, December 6, 1842, a son of Austin and Elsie (Haley) Melton, and grandson of Ansel Melton, who was one of the pioneers of Tennessee. In that State Austin Melton was born in 1805, and from that region he came to Polk County, Missouri, in 1834, and there made his home for some three or four years. He then came to Stone County and settled about one mile south of where Galena now stands, on 100 acres of Government land, which he entered. Oh this land he built a log house in which he lived until 1858, when he moved to the town of Galena. After the death of his wife there he moved to Laclede County and from that time until his death, which occurred in 1892, he resided on a farm about eight miles from Lebanon. All his life he was a Democrat...

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Biography of Hon. Richard P. Bland

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. RICHARD P. BLAND. From poverty and obscurity all the eminent men of the West have fought their way in the battle of life, and by their own persistence and perseverance have attained to prominence and honor. They have given permanency to every enterprise that they have honored with their patronage and have stamped upon them their own individuality. The subject of this sketch is a man well known to the people of Missouri, and needs no eulogy from the pen of the biographer, for his deeds are his monuments and will endure long after he has moldered into dust. He was born near Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, August 19, 1836. His parents Stouton E. and Margaret (Nall) Bland, both of whom were born on Blue Grass soil. The family originally came from Virginia, but emigrated to Kentucky in the time of Daniel Boone, and were among the early settlers of that country. The father devoted his life to the occupation of farming, and at the age of thirty-five, when just in the prime of life, was called upon to pay the last debt of nature, his widow surviving him several years. Of the four children born to them three are now living: Richard P.; Charles C., who is judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of...

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Biography of Richard H. Britt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now This gentleman is the present capable manager of the Poorman mines, near Silver City, and for a number of years has been connected with the development of the rich mineral resources of the northwest. He was born in the state of Missouri in 1861, and is of English descent. His father, J. W. Britt, was born in Kentucky, and in 1855 removed to Missouri, locating on a farm in that state. There he married Miss Margaret Horn, also a native of Kentucky. At the time of the civil war he entered the Confederate service under General Price, and since the close of hostilities has successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits. In religious belief he is a Baptist, while his wife is of the Methodist faith. They have five sons and a daughter, and the family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death. Richard H. Britt, of this review, their third child, was reared to manhood in the state of his nativity and studied civil engineering in the Missouri State University, in which institution he was graduated in the class of 1888. Thus well qualified for an active business life, he entered the employ of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, as an examiner of land, and later was engaged in inspecting the lands of the Willamette...

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Biography of Harry S. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Harry S. Brown. A lawyer of twenty years’ experience, Harry S. Brown has been identified with the Coffeyville bar the greater part of his professional career and he has shown a remarkable capacity for handling litigation entrusted to him and is a leading citizen as well as a lawyer. He represents an old Indiana family of English origin. His first American ancestors came to South Carolina in colonial times. Through his grandmother Mr. Brown is of Scotch descent. One of his Brown ancestors was a captain in the English navy and lost his life at sea. His grandfather, John Brown, died near Frankfort, Indiana, and was a native of South Carolina, having established his home on a farm in the Hoosier state during the ’30s. Mr. Harry S. Brown was born at Wanamaker, Indiana, September 16, 1870. His father, Samuel M. Brown, was born in South Carolina in 1822, and was about eight years of age when his parents moved to the vicinity of Frankfort, Indiana. He became a physician and surgeon, graduating M. D. from the Cincinnati Medical College and practiced continuously and usefully at Wanamaker for a period of fifty-six years. He was a democrat, very active in the Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic fraternity and at one time was a candidate...

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Biography of Pius B. Humphrey, Prof.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Prof. Pius B. Humphrey. The claim of Prof. Pius B. Humphrey upon the esteem and confidence of the people of Caney, Kansas, is based upon five years of faithful and efficient service in the office of superintendent of city schools. When he came to this city, in 1911, he was admirably fitted to take charge of the institutions in which the mind of youth is molded and developed, and since that time he has through steady and constant endeavor built up a school system which may be said to be second to none of a city this size in the state. His entire career has been devoted to work of an educational character, and in whatever community he has centered his activities he has always gained the good will and respect of his fellow-citizens. Professor Humphrey was born in Scotland County, Northeastern Missouri, April 7, 1872, and is a son of Thomas P. and Sarah Jane (Stough) Humphrey. The family originated in England and the original American progenitors came to this country long before the Revolutionary war, being early settlers of Kentucky. From that state the family branched out to other parts of the country, one going to West Virginia, in which state was born in 1803, William Humphrey, the grandfather of Pius B. In 1838...

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Biography of W. M. Hancock

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now One of the representative agriculturists in Nowata county is W. M. Hancock, who is residing on a ranch five and one-half miles southeast of Lenapah. He was born in Lebanon, Missouri, on the 8th of December, 1860, and received his education in the common schools of Jasper county, putting his textbooks aside at the age of eighteen years. He then engaged in farming with his father, E. H. Hancock, who was a native of Randolph county, North Carolina, removed to Laclede county, Missouri, in 1857, and subsequently to Jasper county in 1866. In 1881 he came to Oklahoma, then Indian Territory, with his wife, Levina Louallen, also a native of North Carolina, and they located at Vinita, Craig county, where the father engaged in farming. W. M. Hancock preceded his father to Oklahoma by two years. He remained on his farm in Newton county for the next two years and then moved to Coowescoowee district, where he has since farmed. Twenty-one years ago Mr. Hancock purchased his present home, which is situated on the Verdigris river, the house located among a veritable forest of elm, pecan, black walnut; oak and hackberry trees. He and his wife own three hundred acres in all and they raise wheat, oats, corn, cattle, horses and mules. At the present time...

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Wyatt, Mary Melissa Birney – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. F. G. Wyatt, 76, well-known Kittitas resident, died at her home Monday night [August 15, 1938] after a short illness. Mrs. Wyatt was born January 23, 1862, at Jewitt, Illinois. She was married at Mt. Rose, Mo., February 16, 1881, to F. G. [Felix Grundy] Wyatt, they came West and settled at Shelton in 1886. They moved to the Kittitas Valley 35 years ago and had lived at Kittitas since 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1931. Mrs. Wyatt is survived by her widower; eight children, L. E. Wyatt and A. G. Wyatt of Kittitas; Mrs. Mamie Ferguson and Mrs. D. H. Baughman [Nellie] of Seattle; Mrs. H. A. Ferrier [Lulu] of Malden, and Mrs. Ben Ferguson [Nora], W. B. Wyatt and Otis L. Wyatt of Ellensburg. There are 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Honeycutt Chapel here. Rev. Earle D. Sims of Kittitas was in charge. [Interment at IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Russell Todd of Lansing MI

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Russell Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1 born Jan. 5, 1830, died Feb. 25, 1907, married Sept. 10, 1875, Cora A. Brown. He was ordained to the deaconate by Bishop DeLancey in 1860 and to the priesthood the following year by the same bishop. His various charges have been: Morris (assistant) Westmoreland, Clark’s Mills, Augusta, Oriskany Falls and general missionary work in Chenango County, all in New York; Caro, Michigan; again in New York at Whitney’s Point; then in Missouri, at Lebanon and Marshfield, Cape Girarfeau and Canton. At the close of his labors at the latter place, his health had failed so much that he retired from the active ministry, returning to Lebanon to live. There he remained until 1904 when, with his family, he removed to Lansing, Michigan, where he died. Children: *1257. Agnes Goodrich, b. Dec. 19, 1876. 1258. Russell Hobart, b. Dec. 24, 1878, d. Jan. 9, 1893. *1259. Edward Robertson, b. Sept. 21, 1880. *1260. Mary Louise, b. March 31, 1884. 1261. Cora Whittingham, b. Jan. 10, 1887, m. Feb. 15, 1919, John Simeon Cleavinger. 1262. Virginia Anna McCoun, b. Feb. 10, 1892, d. July 21,...

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Beery, Donald Vernon – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Memorial services for Don V. Beery, 81, of 2944 NW 29th St., are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday at DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel. Members of the Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M., No. 14, will conduct Masonic rites. Mr. Beery died Sunday [February 7, 1982] at the Corvallis Manor. Private cremation will take place at the DeMoss-Durban Crematory. He was born March 9, 1900 to A. A. Beery and Minerva Douthitt Beery in Lebanon, Mo. From 1917 until 1919 he served with the military in England and France during World War I. In 1920 he and Emily Smith were married. She died in 1931. Mr. Beery joined the staff of Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co. in 1920 in Portland. He was transferred in 1924 to Oakland, Calif. to work and to Corvallis in 1930. He retired in Corvallis as a chief switchman in 1962. In 1933 he and Hazel Chapman were married in Portland. Mr. Beery was a member of the American Legion and a post commander in 1947. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M., No. 14. Surviving are his wife, Hazel of Corvallis; his son, David of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Nelle Hyde of Eugene and Fay Anderson of Portland. The family suggests remembrances to the Benton Hospice. These may...

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