Location: McDonald County MO

Biographical Sketch of Jacob J. Muskrat

(See Duncan)-Jacob Jackson Muskrat, born in Delaware District September 30, 1885 and educated in Saline District. 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 Married at Southwest City, Missouri August 8, 1908 Perry Lee, daughter Mosley and Ellen Stratton. They are the parents of: Howard M., born November 20, 1909 and Lottie T Muskrat, born October 30, 1919. Mr. Muskrat is a farmer, near Bernice. Jacob Jackson Muskrat is the son of Jacob Muskrat born in 1838 and died October 5, 1888 and Elizabeth Emily, daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Rolston)...

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Biography of William Leslie Porter

A public office is only an opportunity for rendering real service to the public. Whether that opportunity is utilized depends upon the man. Several years ago the people of Topeka elected William Leslie Porter commissioner of parks and public properties. When he entered office he was new to the duties, and he was practically without political experience. But he had exhibited other qualities far more important that political experience. He had a well defined ambition to do everything he could for the community welfare through the opportunity afforded by his office. Mr. Porter also had a reputation of having a strong will and ample determination to carry out any plan upon which he embarks. The results in the past two or three years stand as a splendid justification of his election as commissioner. Some brief survey of what had been accomplished in those two or three years is necessary to complate the personal record of Mr. Porter and is also an important chapter in Topeka municipal history. In the year 1914 one small playground was eatablished in one of the Topeka parks. The experiment was one of unqualified success from the standpoint of the parents, the neighborhood and the children. Then followed an association composed of members of the school board, the city commissioners and the Commercial Club. The association appointed a legislative committee. This committee appeared before the...

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Biography of David Stainrook Booth, M.D.

Dr. David Stainrook Booth, medical practitioner, educator and author of St. Louis, was born April 6, 1863, on his father’s plantation near Enterprise, McDonald county, Missouri. He is a son of Dr. David Stainrook Booth, Sr., and a grandson of Dr. John Jefferson Booth, of Philadelphia. That the family of Booth is of great antiquity is evidenced by the following from a history of the family: “At the time of the conquest, in 1066, we find the de-la-Booths accompanying William the Conqueror to England. Evidences also, there are, that go to show that when William the Conqueror was distributing the confiscated English lands among his followers of rank, among others who were recipients were the de-la-Booths, to whom was given lands to have and to hold by the same right and title as that possessed by the king and queen. The right to title and possession through conquest by the sword.’ He also conferred upon the de-la-Booths his coat-of-arms ‘to have and to hold, so long as the name of Booth shall exist, because ye are of my blood.’ . The best genealogical evidence obtainable points direct to the family of Adam de Booth, residing at ‘Booths,’ Lancashire, England, A. D. 1200, as the immediate family from whom all Booths of America are descended. In the line of descendants of this Adam de Booth there have been many eminent...

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Biography of William T. Lamkin

WILLIAM T. LAMKIN. The bar of Christian County is given much force and power by the membership of William T. Lamkin, who has made his way to the front in the profession of law and is a prominent and useful citizen. He is a sincere, direct, positive man, a true man in the best and highest sense, and his standing at the bar is deservedly high. Mr. Lamkin is a product of this State, born in Linn County, June 15, 1848. He is a son of R. H. and Sarah H. (Hurt) Lamkin, natives of Kentucky and Missouri, respectively. The Lamkins were early settlers of Kentucky, as were the Hurts of Missouri. The father of our subject came to Missouri in 1830, and settled in Howard County, thence he moved, shortly afterward, to Linn County, where he was among the first settlers and active in all enterprises for the good of the county. During the Civil War he was recruiting officer for the Union Army. In politics he was a Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. During his life he held many public offices, such as justice of the peace, and county judge, and for many years was a member of the County Court. His death occurred at his home in Linn County, in 1871, but his wife had died many years previous, in 1856, when forty-two years of...

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Biography of W. F. Burns

W. F. Burns, who has engaged in general merchandising in Nampa since 1893, and is one of the successful merchants of the town, was born in McDonald county, Missouri, on the 25th of February, 1859, and is of Scotch and Irish line-age. His parents, E. F. and M. E. (Kennedy) Burns were natives of Georgia and Tennessee, respectively, and several generations of the family lived in the south. The paternal great grand father of our subject was one of the heroes who fought for the independence of the nation. E. F. Burns was a prominent farmer, and successfully carried on agricultural pursuits for many years. He belonged to the Methodist church and took an active part in public affairs, being called to many positions of honor and trust. He served as United States marshal for a number of years and discharged his duties with marked promptness and fidelity. At the commencement of hostilities in the civil war he espoused the cause of the south, joining the Confederate army, but early in the struggle he was made a prisoner of war and incarcerated in Indiana until the war was al-most ended. He departed this life in the seventy-fourth year of his age: and his wife, who had died some years previously, was sixty-six years old at the time of her demise. They were the parents of eight children. W. F....

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Biography of Art Harris

Art Harris, president of the Art Harris Transfer & Storage Company of Muskogee, was born in McDonald county, Missouri, December 31, 1876, and is a son of M. A. and Rhoda A. (Richardson) Harris, the former a native of New York and the latter of Tennessee. The father went to Texas with his parents when a boy and later became a resident of Missouri, settling in Pineville, where he engaged in contracting and building. Later his work of this character took him into Arkansas and Kansas and he continued his contract work in those states and in Missouri until the spring of 1892, when he came to Chandler, Oklahoma. Here he again engaged in contracting for a period of four years. He then removed to Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he resided until 1905, when he came to Muskogee, where he spent his remaining days. His business, however, called him to all parts of the state and evidences of his skill and handiwork are found in all of the principal cities of Oklahoma. He was sixty-four years of age when in December, 1916, his life’s labors were ended in death. His widow survives and now resides in Haileyville, Oklahoma. Art Harris of this review was reared and educated in Missouri and in Oklahoma, spending his youth largely at Chandler. When fourteen years of age he started out to provide for his...

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Biography of Owen M. Thomas

Owen M. Thomas. The Citizens State Bank of Bronson, of which Owen M. Thomas is vice president, is an institution which had grown rapidly and prospered since it was established less than ten years ago, and its success is largely due to the character of the men entrusted with its executive management. Mr. Thomas had been actively identified with banking for ten years, both in Oklahoma and in Kansas. Though a young man, his career had apparently been one of rapid accomplishment, and he had achieved as much in ten years as many men do in their entire active life. Mr. Thomas was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, February 4, 1883, and spent much of his early youth in [p.2118] Oklahoma. His grandfather, Owen W. Thomas, was a native of Wales, afterwards became a farmer and property owner at Toulon, Illinois, where he died. Owen W. Thomas, Jr., father of the Bronson banker, was born at Toulon in Stark County, Illinois, in 1851. He grew up in his native county, and spent his brief active career as a farmer. He died at Oskaloosa, Iowa, in March, 1883, a few weeks after the birth of his son, Owen M. The maiden name of his wife was Dora Eisiminger, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1856. By her first husband she had just one child, Owen Mitchell Thomas. She afterwards married E....

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Biography of David Nicholas Fink

David Nicholas Fink, banker and oil man of Muskogee, was born August 4, 1868, in Russia, Shelby county, Ohio. His father, Henry David Fink, now eighty-four years of age, is residing in Spokane, Washington. His mother, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Fink, nee Work, passed away in Vernon County, Missouri, in August, 1876. The educational advantages of David Nicholas Fink were only such as the common schools afforded. He never had the opportunity of attending college and his life is a verification of the fact that no matter what the advantages of education one may enjoy he must essentially formulate and determine his own character. Intense industry, not special ability, makes most of our successful men what they are, and indifference is the principal cause of failure. Prompted by a laudable ambition to attain success, Mr. Fink made the best possible use of his opportunities from the time when he started out in the business world. His life has been divided into two periods One from 1886 until 1900, when he was identified with the hardware trade; and the other from 1900 to the present, in which time he has devoted his efforts to banking. For twelve years he followed the hardware business in southwestern Missouri, traveling for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis during two years of that time. In 1900 he organized what is now the First National...

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Biography of A. M. Whorton

A. M. Whortan, Superintendent of schools at Delaware, Nowata County, was born in McDonald County, Missouri, on the 8th of January, 1879, a son of C. O. and Isabelle (Hopper) Whortan, the former a native of Alabama and the latter of Missouri. When a youth the father removed from his native state to Arkansas and for many years he engaged in farming, achieving more than substantial success in that connection. He is now living in Fayetteville in retirement. Mrs. Whortan died in 1896. In the acquirement of an education A. M. Whortan attended the public schools of Missouri and in due time entered the Central State Normal School of Oklahoma. In 1916 he was graduated from that institution and became a student in the State University, receiving his A. B. degree that year. He has taught school since 1896 and at one time taught thirteen consecutive months. He has the record of never missing a day from his school work. In 1897 Mr. Whortan came to Oklahoma and taught in the schools of Jackson County until 1914. The following three years he was identified with educational work in Tillman County, and since 1917 he has been Superintendent of the Delaware schools. Mr. Whortan has been assisted in his professional career by his wife, who is primary supervisor of the Delaware schools and a woman of much culture and refinement....

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Darr, John M. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Man, Rests In Death John M. Darr, resident of Union county and Elgin the past 59 years, passed away quietly at his home here Tuesday, following a period of several months during which his health steadily declined. He was 86 years, 4 months and 18 days of age. Funeral services were conducted from the Elgin Christian church at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon, with Glen R. Ballard pastor, delivering the discourse. Interment followed in the Elgin cemetery. The services, both at the church and at the graveside, were under the auspices of Orion Lodge No. 73, Knights of Pythias, of which deceased was a veteran member, and of which lodge he was a regular attendant until declining health prevented his attendance. The lodge of which he had been a faithful member so many years conducted graveside services. John Marcus Darr was born at Enterprise, Missouri June 5, 1859 the son of Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Darr. As a young man he came with his parents and other members of his family to Union county in 1886. Several families composed the train who made the long trip, and most of the members settled around Elgin. He is believed to be the last of that party of settlers who arrived here in 1886. John Darr was a large man, standing over 6 feet and weighing around 300...

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Bean, Obediah Roberts – Obituary

Proved Fatal. The accident which happened to Mr. O. R. Bean at Acme, Tuesday, March 11 [1890], an account of which was published in last week’s GUARD, was attended with a fatal result He never regained consciousness after the accident [died March 15, 1890]. O. R. Bean was born in Liberty, Missouri, February 2, 1830. He came to California in 1849, being attracted by the reports of the finding of gold, and remained there until 1852 when he came to Oregon. In 1853 in Yamhill he married Miss Julia A. Sharp who survives him. In 1855 he came to Lane county and settled on the prairie west of Irving, removing afterwards to a farm on the river road three miles south of Junction. In 1878 he bought the farm adjoining Eugene now owned by S. P. Sladden and resided there until about four years ago when he removed to Seaton on the Siuslaw. His family was a large one consisting of eight sons and two daughters. The funeral took place at Point Terrace March 16th. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity holding his membership in the Junction lodge. He was a county commissioner of Lane county from 1878 to 1880. Mr. Bean was a genial, kind-hearted man and had many noble qualities that made friends of those with whom he came in contact. He was unassuming in...

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Hickman, Bessie A. Lee Mrs. – Obituary

Bessie A. Hickman, 97, died Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jon Privett of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bessie was born on March 10, 1908, in McDonald County, Mo., to Franklin and Agnes Sims Lee. She attended school in Missouri and Kansas. She married Daniel Hickman on Dec. 21, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; four sisters; her husband, Daniel, who died on Feb. 15, 2002, after 74 years of marriage; and an infant son and daughter. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City, Herald, November 18, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of William Henry Robinson, M. D.

William Henry Robinson, M. D. The value of an individual life is often expressed not so much through its positive services of a routine nature, but in its attitude toward those ideals and things which are still objects to be realized in that particular community. Such had been the distinctive role played by Dr. W. H. Robinson at Eudora, in addition to the splendid work he had performed through his profession. Doctor Robinson first came to Kansas in 1872, when a young man, and had spent most of his active career in this state. He was born at one of the first centers of civilization in the old Northwest Territory, at Chillicothe, Ohio, May 17, 1848. His Robinson ancestors came originally from England but have been Americans for many generations. Some of the family fought in the Revolutionary war, the War of 1812, and in the Mexican and Civil wars. Doctor Robinson’s brother Solomon S. was brevetted a major during the Civil war for building a pontoon bridge across the Potomac River. Another, John H. Robinson, was captain of a company in an Illinois Regiment in the same war, subsequently became a noted lawyer and was elected a judge at Cairo, Illinois. Doctor Robinson’s father was a merchant at Chillicothe and was also identified with the packing industry there in the early days. He married Katy Hutt, whose father,...

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Biographical Sketch of Calvin Logan Thomas

Calvin Logan Thomas, a rancher, two and a half miles southeast of San Bernardino, was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, January 5, 1837. His father, E. H. Thomas, was a native of Kentucky, and his mother, Edna (Zinn) Thomas, was born in South Carolina. His parents moved to Jackson County, Missouri, when the subject of this sketch was but four years old. From there the removed to McDonald County, where they remained until 1852, when they crossed the plains by ox team to Oregon. When they got to Utah, however, they found it was too late in the season, so they changed their original plan and came by the southern route to California. They arrived in San Bernardino County December 25, 1852. Here Mr. Thomas remained, a true and trusted citizen, until his death in 1874. He had a family of seven children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the third. He received a good common-school education, and in 1866 was married to Miss Salome Wells, who was born in Iowa, the daughter of Otho and Salome (Stewart) Wells. Her father was born in Virginia; her mother in Ohio, and they had eight children. Mr. Wells was murdered in Western Texas in 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have four children: Dell, now Mrs. John Black-burn; Adeline, now Mrs. Mason Binkley; Eva and Alzada. Politically Mr. Thomas affiliates...

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Missouri Cemetery Records McDonald to Phelps 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 McDonald County Following Cemeteries hosted at McDonald  County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Brush Creek Cemetery Roller Cemetery Mercer County Following cemeteries hosted at Mercer County MOGenWeb Hart Cemetery St Paul Cemetery Following cemeteries hosted at Grundy County MOGenWeb Brummitt Cemetery Half Rock Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Prairie Ridge Cemetery Union Cemetery White Oak Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Mercer County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Laughlin Cemetery Miller County Following Cemeteries hosted at Miller County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Allen Cemetery Curry Cemetery Eldon Cemetery Jackson Cemetery Jarrett Cemetery Jeffries Family Cemetery Mary’s Home Cemetery Mt. Pleasant Cemetery New Hope Cemetery Pleasant Hill Christian Cemetery Tuscumbia Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Interment Charleytown Cemetery Our Lady of the Snow Cemetery Saint Anthony Cemetery Saint Lawrence Cemetery Union (Bray) Cemetery Mississippi County Following Cemeteries hosted at Mississippi County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Anniston Cemetery Calvary Cemetery East Prarie Memorial...

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