Location: Osage County MO

Biography of A. A. Speer

A. A. Speer, president of the First National Bank of Jefferson City, has been at the head of this strong financial Institution since July, 1916, giving his attention to administrative direction with the result that the resources and business of the bank have doubled within five years. He has also figured quite prominently in connection with public interests that have not a little to do with shaping the welfare and progress of the state and is today one of the well known and honored residents of Missouri. His birth occurred in Carroll county, Indiana, in October, 1858, his parents being William Wesley and Nancy (Douglas) Speer, who were natives of Ohio and of Kentucky, respectively. A. A. Speer engaged in the contracting business and at the age of twenty-one years did railroad construction work in connection with the Missouri Pacific Railroad and at this time lived in Greenwood. Later he removed to Chamois, Osage county, Missouri, where he continued in the same line of business, remaining there as a contractor far about two years and subsequently engaging in the mercantile and banking business. Eventually he became interested fn politics and in 1900 was elected to the state legislature from Osage county, representing that county in the general assembly for five terms, while in 1909 be was chosen speaker of the house of representatives. His legislative record is a notable...

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Biography of J. O. Cooper, M.D.

Dr. J. O. Cooper, engaged In the practice of medicine in Jefferson City, was born March 19, 1884, at Cooper Hill, Osage county, Missouri, the place of his birth having been named in honor of the family of which he is a representative. His parents, Thomas McCuin and Martha Jane (Cox) Cooper, were also natives of Missouri, the former born in Gasconade county and the latter near Cooper Hill in Osage county. Thomas M. Cooper was a farmer throughout his active life and was also prominent in public affairs. He served as notary public for thirty years and was deputy sheriff in Gasconade county and also collector in that county. He filled the office of postmaster at Useful, Missouri, and during the Civil war enlisted from Gasconade county on the Union side. becoming first sergeant of Company I, Ninth Missouri Regiment. He was captured by Price at Mount Sterling, Missouri, and afterward taken to Jefferson City, where be was released. His life was indeed a busy, active and useful one and he passed away June 27, 1918. Dr. Cooper, having completed a high school course in Osage county, became a student in the Barnes University of St. Louis, where he pursued his medical study, winning his professional degree upon graduation with the class of 1907. He at once entered upon general practice in Osage county and a little later...

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Biography of Reuben S. Branson

REUBEN S. BRANSON. This gentleman, who is the ex-county clerk and recorder of Taney County, occupies a conspicuous place among those who have achieved eminence solely by excellence of character, without any of the modern appliances by which unworthy persons gain undeserved and transient popularity. He is a native of Missouri, born in Gasconade County in 1853, and the son of Valentine and Alpha M. (Sherrill) Branson, natives of Bledsoe County, Tennessee, the former born in 1810 and the latter in 1819. The parents were married in that county, and soon after removed to Gasconade County, Missouri This was about 1844, when they located in the woods, and improved a good farm, on which Mr. Branson died in 1876. Mrs. Branson, who was a Baptist in her religious views, died in Greene County in 1885. The father followed farming all his life, and became quite well-to-do. He was a soldier in the Mexican War and served in the militia during the Rebellion. In politics he was a Republican, and was quite prominent in supporting his party. His father, Andrew Branson, came to Gasconade County, and died there before the war. He was a farmer, and inherited a great amount of push and energy from his Dutch ancestors. Our subject’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Sherrill, came from Tennessee at an early date and located in Maries County, where his death occurred...

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Biography of S. G. Coyle

S. G. Coyle was born in Osage County, Missouri, in the year 1882, and came to the state of Texas in the year 1846, and lived in the county in the forks of the Sulphur creek, and looked after stock cattle for Dr. O. S. Davis. He had charge of these cattle until he volunteered to go to the Mexican war. While he was attending these cattle for Dr. Davis a party of ruffians, calling themselves Regulators, came suddenly upon him and gave him instructions to leave the country under the penalty of death. His assistants became alarmed at this imperative command and fled. Mr. Coyle felt he had a duty to perform, and he remained, giving his attention to his promised obligation. He at once provided himself with suitable weapons and kept them at all times within his reach. He was never disturbed, only occasionally when the gang of outlaws would ride around his camp, which was situated in a deep forest of wilds. Mr. Coyle volunteered for the term of six months. When his time expired, he, in company with a couple of his comrades, started for Hopkins County across an uninhabited country on poor, worn-out horses. They came upon a few people who were engaged in religious services in a camp. They asked for meat and bread. None was to be had whereupon Mr. Coyle observing...

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Biography of Thomas Lincoln Robinson

Miami owes much to the progressive spirit and business ability of Thomas Lincoln Robinson, who has been a most important factor in its up-building and development. He was formerly prominently identified with building operations in the city but is now at the head of the Independent Mining & Royalty Company and also has valuable real estate holdings here, being recognized as a very capable and enterprising business man whose efforts are resultant factors in whatever he undertakes. Mr. Robinson was born in Osage County, Missouri, August 3, 1860, his parents being John W. and Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Robinson, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Virginia. Both are deceased. The father was a veteran of the Civil war and after the cessation of hostilities he went to Anderson County, Kansas, during the pioneer epoch in its settlement, remaining a resident of that locality until 1871. He then went overland to Arkansas, but lived in that state only a short time. Upon returning to the middle-west he purchased a farm near Lamar, in Barton County, Missouri, which he continued to cultivate until his demise in 1904. He also became well known as a stockman, engaging extensively in the buying and selling of horses, cattle and hogs. Mr. Robinson spent the period of his boyhood on a farm and his education was acquired in the public schools. Upon starting...

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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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