Location: Stoddard County MO

Biography of Judge Austin Brown

JUDGE AUSTIN BROWN. The object of this sketch is to place before the public the record of a well-spent life, abounding in useful and charitable deeds. Mr. Brown was born in Ray County, Missouri, in April, 1835. 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 His parents being William M. and Sidney (Cravens) Brown, who were born in Culpeper County, Virginia, where they were reared, educated and married. About 1830 they removed to the then far West Ray County, Missouri, but eight years later settled in Taney County, Missouri, where the mother died the following year. Mr. Brown was thus left with a family of small children, and he soon after removed to Stoddard County, Missouri, where he was called from life about 1845, having followed the occupation of farming with considerable success for some years, although he was a shoemaker by trade. He had three brothers and one sister: John, who is supposed to have died in Virginia when quite advanced in years; George, who died in...

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Biography of Alexander Thompson

ALEXANDER THOMPSON, farmer and stockraiser of Williamson Township, Stone County, Missouri, and one of the representative men of the section in which he lives, is a native of Tennessee, born in Maury County March 25, 1833. His parents, Thomas and Lucinda (Dobyns) Thompson, were natives of Indiana and Kentucky, respectively, and their nuptials were celebrated in the latter State. From there they moved to Indiana, and thence to Tennessee, the father dying in Williamson County of the latter State when about forty-five years of age. He was a farmer, but was of a roving disposition, and never accumulated much property. He enlisted in the War of 1812, but did not enter the service. He was one of three or four children born to Elder Thomas Thompson, who was for many years a Primitive Baptist preacher, and also a farmer on a small scale. He died in the Hoosier State. The mother of our subject died in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1852. Twelve children were born to her marriage, six sons and six daughters, as follows: Hugh D., a soldier in the Mexican War, died in 1846; Elizabeth died in Dunklin County, Missouri, and was the wife of Daniel Gardner; Joseph, a farmer, and a soldier in the Mexican War, died in St. Francois County, Missouri; Nancy, who also died in St. Francois County, Missouri, was the wife of Samuel...

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Biography of George Washington Collins

GEORGE WASHINGTON COLLINS. This wide-awake man of affairs is engaged in a most important business, for he is an extensive manufacturer and wholesale dealer in yellow pine lumber at Low Wossic, Shannon County, Missouri, and has been for a number of years past. He is a native of White County, N. C., where he was born in 1857, a son of Wilson and Almira (Mills) Collins, who were also natives of the Old North State. The father was a noted politician, and for many years was prominent in public life. He filled the positions of county clerk, collector and circuit clerk of White County, and being a man of more than ordinary ability and intellect he wielded a wide influence in political circles. He was captain of a company in the Confederate Army during the great Civil War, and was killed in 1863 at Pittsburg, Miss. He had led an active, honorable and useful life, and sacrificed himself to the Southern cause, which he deemed just and right. He was one of four sons and two daughters: Moses, who resides in White County, N. C.; William, who lives in Union County, N. C.; Hezekiah, a resident of Texas; Wilson; Elizabeth J., wife of Jordan Faulk; Mary, wife of William Romine, of Arkansas. The father of this family, John Collins, died in the Old North State, where he, without doubt,...

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Wright, Ems Walter – Obituary

Funeral services will be held at the Shaw & Sons Funeral Home in Yakima, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. for Ems Walter Wright, 52, Yakima barber and a former Ellensburg resident. Interment will be in Terrace Heights Cemetery there. Wright was found dead in his automobile Sunday about 36 miles north of Yakima on the Wenas Road. Yakima County Corner Dr. Ralph W. Shirey said the death was a suicide caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. A garden hose was attached to the car’s exhaust and looped into a window. A fisherman, John Jackson of Ellensburg, spotted the car parked in brush off the highway near a creek. Formerly a barber here, Wright moved to Yakima 14 years ago. He was a driver for a lumber company there for several years before returning to his barber trade. He recently had operated his own shop. He was born in Miller, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laveta Wright; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Lee Friendly of Seattle and Miss Elsie Wright of Yakima; two brothers, Orville Wright of Sunnyside and Joe Wright of Ellensburg, and two sisters, Mrs. George (Marie) Ferguson of Ellensburg and Mrs. William (Helen) LaFon of Fairbanks, Alaska. Ellensburg Daily Record, July 9, 1959 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ferguson, Marie A. Wright – Obituary

Marie A. Ferguson, 94, of Ellensburg, died Friday [June 2, 1989] at Gold Leaf Care Center. She was born in Miller, Mo., Nov. 30, 1894, a daughter of William and Myrtle Wright. She attended school in Missouri and came to Ellensburg with her family in 1909. she and German Gage were married Feb. 21, 1912. Later she and George H. Ferguson were married in Ellensburg July 11, 1936. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, the Kittitas Rebekah Lodge and the Progressive Club. She had lived at her present home, which was part of the family farm, since 1934. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, on Feb. 18, 1974. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ace Gage; a daughter, Bonnie Gage; a sister, Helen Lafon; and a brother, Joe Wright. She is survived by a granddaughter, Sandra Bayer Jones of Torrence, Calif., two great granddaughters, and three great great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the IOOF Mausoleum. Friends who wish to attend may meet at the cemetery. Rebekah Lodge members will conduct the service. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hamilton, Forrest Lee, Sr. – Obituary

Forrest Lee Hamilton Sr., 62, of Baker City, died May 4, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Keith Long will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Forrest was born on June 1, 1942, at Dexter, Mo., to Howard Houston Hamilton and Dorothy Earlees Irvin. He was raised by his dad, Antero “Terry” Banes. He attended school at Earlimart, Calif., and joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1959. Forrest graduated from Delano High School in 1961 and joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1961. He transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard on July 1, 1972, as a flight engineer and A/E electrician for the C-130s. He retired from the USCG on Aug. 30, 1982. He married Carolyn Dixon Boesch on May 9, 1992. Forrest was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved the outdoors, and hunting and shooting were his passions. He supported and helped everyone he met. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; stepson, Devan Boesch, and wife, Melissa, of Baker City; step-daughter, Kellie Blair, and her husband, Jon, of Redmond; son, Forrest L. “Chip” Hamilton Jr. of Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Don...

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Medlin, Raymond C. – Obituary

Raymond C. Medlin, 87, a longtime resident of Baker City, died at St. Elizabeth Health Services Saturday, January 22, 2005. A private interment was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Medlin was born August 1, 1917, in Bernie, Missouri, to Lapolean and Ida (White) Medlin. He and his family moved to Baker City from Missouri in 1949, where he worked for Clyde Ward for several years. He then decided he would try his hand at roofing and made roofing and carpenter work his life long career. His favorite pastime was fishing, especially crappie fishing on the Snake River. Survivors are his son, Johnny Medlin and wife Noni of Eugene, Oregon; daughter Joan Curtis of Baker City; brother Curtis Medlin of Baker City; granddaughters Balinda Dixon and her husband Brant and Brenda Morris of Baker City, Leslie Medlin of Eugene; grandsons James Morris of Portland, Oregon; Jason Curtis and his wife Anna of Baker City. Great grandchildren, Terry Dixon of Banks, Ore. and Dalton and Alexia Curtis of Baker City; foster children Michael Scott and Ruth Shaw, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Irene, his mother and father, and four brothers, Lester, Charles, Cecil and Fred. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR....

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McBroom, Carlon M. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Carlon M. McBroom, 69, of Baker City, died Jan. 1, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City Amvets will conduct the service. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Carlon was born Dec. 16, 1934, at Bernie, Mo., to Ada Belle and Joseph McBroom. He attended school in Richland, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in 1952. Upon graduating, he spent the next 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Alaska, Georgia, Spain and lastly in Mountain Home, Idaho. On May 14, 1956, he married Ellen E. Hoadley in Weiser, Idaho. Upon completion of his military duty, he settled his family in Baker City. He specialized as an auto mechanic in the military and continued that as an occupation, working in several auto repair shops throughout Baker City. He also worked several years as a millwright for Ellingson Lumber Co. He was an active member of the Eastern Oregon Mining Association. Carlon’s interests through the years included fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and most of all he enjoyed gold mining. Carlon was known as a considerate, sharing person, willing to help anyone who asked. He is survived by his wife, Ellen E. McBroom of Baker City; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Debbie McBroom, and Larry...

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Missouri Cemetery Records Stoddard to Wright 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 Stoddard County Following Cemeteries hosted at Stoddard County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Stoddard Co. Cemeteries Cato Cemetery Ezell Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Interment North Antioch Cemetery Walker Cemetery Stone County Following Cemeteries hosted at Stone County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Blue Eye Memorial Surnames A-H Surnames I-Z Crane Cemetery Sullivan County Following cemeteries hosted at Grundy County MOGenWeb Haley Cemetery Tunnell Cemetery Union Grove Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Sullivan County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Deeds Cemetery Haley Cemetery Humphrey Cemetery Judson Cemetery Tunnell Cemetery Union Grove Cemetery White Oak Cemetery Winigan Cemetery Wintersville Cemetery Taney County Following Cemeteries hosted at Taney County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Bethel Cemetery Casey Cemetery Dann Cemetery Guthery Cemetery Logan Cemetery (hosted at name not listed) Mountain Grove Cemetery Old Forsyth Cemetery Sherrodd Cemetery Walnut Shade Cemetery Walnut Shade Cemetery Vanzandt Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Interment Haggard...

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Medlin, Nellie Jo Daniels Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Nellie Jo Daniels Medlin, 89, of Baker City, died March 15, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Private vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home. Nellie was born on May 9, 1912, at Bernie, Mo., to John Daniels and Roxie McBroom. She was married to Cecil Thomas Medlin on Nov. 12, 1930, at Bloomfield, Mo. They were married for 65 years at the time of his death in January of 1996. They lived in Missouri until 1947, when they moved to Eastern Oregon. She lived at Eagle Valley and then moved to Baker City. Nellie was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, and making quilts for her family. She grew up in a family of 12 siblings and an additional 13 stepbrothers and stepsisters. Survivors include her children, Bert Medlin and his wife, Christine of Baker City, and two sets of twins, Helen Pilcher and Howard Medlin, of Baker City, and Janice Widman of Baker City and Judy Akahoshi and her husband, Tosh, of Keizer; grandchildren, Tom Pilcher and his family of Newberg, Debby Schoeningh and her...

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Smothers, Leon – Obituary

Leon Smothers, 89, of Dexter, Mo., and a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 1, 2002, at his home in Dexter. His graveside funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Mr. Smothers was born March 19, 1913, at Fisk, Mo., to Marian Johns Smothers and Grettia Parker Smothers. He was a former ranch hand and maintenance worker at the Baker County Courthouse. He was united in marriage to Clydia Ego on Aug. 2, 1953, in Oregon. She preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 1998. Mr. Smothers is survived by his two brothers, Edward “Bus” Smothers of Dexter, and Bill Smothers of Florissant, Mo.; two sisters, Lucille Quinn of Aurora, Mo., and Helen “Tudy” Smothers of Florissant; and by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents; by a brother, Elvin Smothers; and by three sisters, Madge Smothers, Mary Ruth Christ and Adele Crabtree. Contributions in Mr. Smothers’ memory may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August...

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