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Location: Sullivan County MO

Biographical Sketch of Dr. John Martin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Martin was born in Morgan county, Kentucky, February 15, 1819, and is the son of Lewis Martin, a native of Kentucky. Our subject moved with his parents to Lawrence county, Tennessee, while an infant, and lived there during fifteen years, and there received the greater part of his education. From Tennessee he moved to Illinois, and was married in Hancock county, that State, September 8, 1839. He came to this State in 1845 and has lived in various counties of Missouri since, engaged in the practice of medicine and other branches of business. He came to Jamesport about ten years ago and has built up an extensive and profitable business in grain and lumber. Dr. Martin was surgeon of the Seventh Regiment of Missouri Volunteers for a time during the Civil War. He was elected to a seat in the State Senate from Sullivan county, in 1865, by a majority of her citizens, but the election returns were so handled and such a number of voters disfranchised and their votes rejected that he was not allowed to take his seat. He has eight children: Martin T., Harriet, Edmund B., A. S., Vic., Isaiah, F. L., and Philanda. Dr. and Mrs. Martin are members of the Baptist Church. He is, also, a member of Jamesport Lodge...

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Biography of Joseph Knight

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOSEPH A. KNIGHT. – A capable and enterprising citizen of Union county who has labored for the advancement of the county for many years, displaying both ability and integrity in these efforts as in all his career, the subject of this article is deserving of representation in ths volume, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him such, being assured that he is one of the substantial men of the county. Caswell county, North Carolina, is his native place and September 19, 1838, the date of his birth, his parents being William and Susan R. (Harrison(, natives of North Carolina, the father being a farmer there until 1843, in which year he removed to adair county, Misouri, in that place also being numbered with the agriculturists until the time of his death, which occurred September 19, 1865, the mother passing away in October of the same year. They sleep quietly in Macon county, Missouri. Until the age of majority our subject remained with his parents and then started on the path of independent action in life, going first to Kansas, where for six months he was engaged in farming and then returned to Missouri, remaining there until 1865. In this last year he came overland to the Grande Ronde valley, purchasing a farm of...

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Biographical Sketch of John M. Newman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOHN M. NEWMAN. – The gentleman whom we here introduce to the reader, and a view of whose residence is placed in this history, is a native of Sullivan County, Missouri, and was born August 10,1851. While but a lad of thirteen he came to eastern Oregon, and, after a sojourn of a year upon the sage-brush plains, continued the march to the Willamette valley. Some years were there spent in Marion and Benton counties, the most interesting period of his life there being his marriage to Miss Isabel Forgey, a noble woman who has borne him eight children. In 1878 he arrived in the Kittitas valley, and took a claim seven miles from Ellensburgh, Washington Territory. There he still resides, and is engaged in cultivating his farm. He intersperses the time with running a blacksmith shop, which is well patronized. His one hundred and ninety acres of excellent land supporting many head of horses and cattle, producing much grain, and improved with good buildings and an orchard of three hundred trees, is now one of the most delightful places in Kittitas county. As justice of the peace, as school director, and in many public ways, Mr. Newman assists in helping on the community, and is a well-respected citizen. His progressive and helpful qualities are sought,...

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Biography of John Thomas Bartley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Thomas Bartley has spent many years in Kansas and the Southwestern country and his business had been chiefly ranching on a large scale, either as manager for others or for himself. He now looks after a large farm at Fostoria in Pottawatomie County and had been a fine factor in the founding and upbuilding of that comparatively new village of Kansas. The home of the Bartleys for several generations had been Monroe County, Kentucky, where John Thomas was born March 7, 1865. His great-grandfather, Thomas Bartley, was born in Ireland in 1760. He came to this country a young, unmarried man and was one of the pioneers of Monroe County, Kentucky, where he died about 1842. He married Maggie Sumner, who was born in Kentucky in 1763, a date which identifies her family with the early era in the West, her father having been a contemporary of Daniel Boone. She died in Monroe County, Kentucky, in 1849. William Bartley, grandfather of John Thomas, was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, and spent his life there as a farmer. He married Martha Simpson, also a native of Monroe County, where she died. A record of their children is as follows: James, a farmer who died in Monroe County; Simpson, a farmer who spent his life in Monroe...

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Biography of Thomas Higginbotham

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now THOMAS HIGGINBOTHAM – The representative and well known gentleman whose name appears at the head of this article has been a resident of Union County for more than a score of years, and he is to-day numbered with the most substantial and influential citizens here, and his home place, a farm two miles northwest from Elgin, displays industry and thrift, coupled with which are his stanch qualities of worth and moral excellence. On March 17, 1856, in Wayne county, Kentucky, our Subject was born to James and Priscilla (Cullum) Higginbotham, natives also of the Blue Grass State. In 1863 the parents went to Clay county, Illinois, and thence to Sangamon county, the same state, where the father was called from life in the fall of 1864, and his remains lie buried in Springfield, Illinois. In the same year the balance of the family removed to Marion county, Iowa, the older sons occupying themselves with the art of agriculture. In 1867 they removed to Sullivan county, Missouri, and for six years continued their employment in the line of farming, then went to Linn county and there they tilled the soil until the date of their advent to the west in 1881. They first went to Walla Walla, Washington, and after a few months came thence to Union...

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Biography of Edward B. Morelock

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now EDWARD B. MORELOCK. – As one of the oldest pioneers of the Grande Ronde valley, and a wel-known citizen, the subject of this article appears today, having discharged the duties incumbent upon him in both public and private life during the long years that have intervened since he has domiciled here, in a manner that betokens the excellent capabilities of which he is possessed as well as with manifestation of those stanch qualities that are a concomittant part of the upright man and loyal citizen. From the state whence come so many of our best citizens, came also the subject of this sketch and in Sullivan county, Missouri, he was born on May 25, 1845, being the son of Enoch B. and Susan A. (Limbaugh) Morelock, natives of Tennessee, but pioneers to the above place in 1841, and there the father served as the first sheriff of the county, being called from life while in the discharge of his duties, in the year 1846. In 1885, in the home of our subject came the summons that called hence the mother and her remains are buried in the Summerville cemetery. In May, 1862, when the call came for men, true and brave, to stand and face the cannon in the defence of their country, Edward B. enlisted...

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Ward, Orlando (Landy) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Orlando (Landy) Ward, died of a heart attack on Friday, Dec. 26, 1969 on the Snyder Ranch in Paradise area where he was spending the Christmas holiday with his son. Funeral services were held Monday, at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Home. Interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery with military committal service by Wallowa Lake Post #157 of the American Legion. Born Nov. 22, 1895 in Milan, Mo., son of E.R. & Myra Ward, and lived in Wallowa county for 69 years. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired logger. On March 14, 1925 he married Nellie Maud Fisher, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, Jay Clifton Ward of Enterprise; a sister, Mrs. Iva Williams of Portland and 6 grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated Jan. 1, 1970. Contributed by: Michelle...

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Bechtel, Philanda Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Elgin for Mrs. Philanda Bechtel, who passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1941 at the home of a son, Joe Bechtel, of Wallowa. She was born in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1856 and had spent the greater part of her life in the Elgin community. Her husband passed away many years ago. Mrs. Bechtel is survived by three sons, Dan and Homer of Elgin; Joe of Wallowa and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Witty of Elgin. Attending the services from Enterprise were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bechtel. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday March 13,...

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Bechtel, Philanda Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Obit Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Elgin for Mrs. Philanda Bechtel, who passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1941 at the home of a son, Joe Bechtel, of Wallowa. She was born in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1856 and had spent the greater part of her life in the Elgin community. Her husband passed away many years ago. Mrs. Bechtel is survived by three sons, Dan and Homer of Elgin; Joe of Wallowa and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Witty of Elgin. Attending the services from Enterprise were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bechtel. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday March 13, 1941. Contributed By: Robert C....

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Terry, B.C. (Frances) Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Memorial Services For Mrs.Terry Mrs. B.C. (Frances) Terry of Lostine passed away at her home Monday morning, June 17, 1974. She had been in ill health. She was born on Dec. 15, 1896 in Green City, Mo., daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Rhoads. On Jan. 12, 1916 she was married at Eugene to B.C. Terry and the couple had lived in Wallowa County since 1917. They had recently moved to Lostine from a farm up South Fork. She was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club. Survivors include her husband, B.C. Terry; three sons, Clifford of Elgin, Wallace of Ravalli, Mont., and Lawrence of Lostine; one daughter, Mrs. John (Rena) Freels, Enterprise; Two sisters, Mrs. Neal (Mary M.) Rouse, Green City, Mo., and Mrs. G.W. (Laura) Harlan, Flagstaff, Ariz.; one brother, Theodore Rhoads, of Kirksville, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren and 14, great-grandchildren. Memorial services were yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with the Rev. Joe Jewett officiating. Jeanette Powers was organist and Clifford Collingsworth sang; “The Last Mile Of The Way” and “Nearer My God To Thee”. Honorary pallbearers were her many friends and casket bearers were: Lawrence Rowe, Oscar Shafer, William Cook, Lyle Cherry, Milo Sasser and Myrle Zollman. Vault internment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. Source:...

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Weaver, Henry

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Oregon Henry Weaver Killed In Auto Wreck Car Driven by Hugh Campbell Turns Over as Driver Tries to Make Turn Henry Weaver of this city met his death when his auto turned over at Joseph, Sunday. Mr. Weaver and Hugh Campbell, a salesman at the Brick Garage in Joseph, were going to the Wallowa Lake Sunday morning about nine o’clock and witnesses say attempted to turn a corner at a high rate of speed. Those who saw them on the main street of Joseph say they were going at the rate of fifty miles an hour with Campbell driving and when they attempted to make the first turn on the way to the lake the auto turned over twice dragging Mr. Weaver under the car for a distance of about twenty-five feet. He lived only a short time after the accident and died in the Enterprise hospital Campbell was lucky enough to escape with only bruises. Mrs. Weaver was visiting a sister at Pendleton at the time of the accident and arrived in Enterprise Monday. Henry Weaver was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, on March 27, 1888, and passed away in Enterprise, August 22nd, 1920. He came to Union county with his parents in 1902. He had lived in Wallowa County most of the time...

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Fisher, Sarah J. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sarah J. Fisher Pioneer, Passes On Here Today Sarah J. Fisher died about 1:30 o’clock this morning at 1501 U avenue. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Summerville chapel. The body was taken to the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary. Mrs. Fisher, born in Sullivan county, Missouri, March 2, 1859, was 77 years, 11 months and seven days of age, and was among the early pioneers of Oregon. She crossed the plains with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram McDonald with ox teams in 1864, landing in Linn county where they lived until 1872. She moved to Umatilla county and lived there one year, then came to the Grande Ronde valley settling near Summerville, Ore. On Feb. 20, 1876, she married Enos Fisher on his farm two and a half miles north of Summerville where they lived until 1926. To this union seven children were born in Columbus, of Wallowa; Walter, of Sunnyside, Wash., George, of Portland; Etta Norman, of Summerville; Bessie Ingram, of La Grande, and Albert and Harley, deceased. Mr. Fisher passed away in December, 1920. Mrs. Fisher lived on the farm until 1926. She then leased the farm and moved to La Grande where she lived until her death. She had been seriously ill since Oct. 1, 1936, being...

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Tubbs, Frances Marie – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frances Marie Tubbs, 98, of La Grande, died Sept. 7 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Memorial details will be announced later. A private burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Frances was born Sept. 17, 1908, to J.B. Smith and Clara A. (Stohl) Smith in Reger, Mo., the oldest of three. Her family moved to the La Grande area when Frances was 6 months old. She married Oregon State Police Officer Willard A. Tubbs on April 14, 1937, at the United Methodist Church in La Grande. They briefly lived in Arlington where Willard died on June 21, 1939. Frances returned to La Grande to raise their two daughters, Sonia C. B. (Tubbs) Cook and Willadean D. (Tubbs) Stonelake. She never remarried. Frances was active in the community and was a member of the United Methodist Church. She retired from the Union County Assessor’s office in 1975. She was actively involved in the Rebekkah Lodge, the Pleasant Grove Grange and the Neighborhood Club. As a life-long animal lover, Frances was a founding member and volunteer of the Grande Ronde Humane Society. She loved to spend her time helping others and being with her family. Frances also enjoyed traveling, visiting family in many states and...

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Layton, Amanda Elizabeth McDannald – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Death came to Mrs. Amanda McDannald Layton, 76, Tuesday evening [June 29, 1943] at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Amanda Prince, on Ford’s Prairie. Also surviving are a son Roy R. Layton, Ryderwood; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Born October 9, 1866 at Rollo, Sullivan County, Missouri, Mrs. Layton crossed the plains the following year with her parents, Daniel W. and Margaret [Wheeler] McDannald who took up a homestead at Napavine. She was married May 4, 1881 to Henry C. Layton who passed away in 1921. Since then she had made her home with Mrs. Prince. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sticklin Chapel with the Rev. Fred T. Lucas officiating. Burial will be in the Layton Prairie Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Missouri Cemetery Records Stoddard to Wright Counties

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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