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45. John Ezra Boyer (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 10 Oct 1831 in , Frederick, MD. He died on 25 Jan 1884 in Rush Center, Rush, KS and was buried on 28 Jan 1884 in Rush Center, Rush, KS.

SOURCE: Per "Ancestors And Collaterals, Revised and enlarged edition of Ancestors of
the Boyer Brothers", Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer, Denver, CO, Sept., 1974 - "Civil War soldier" & "m. 2nd Maggie McKenzie, 2 ch." According to recollection written by nephew, John Fisher, John Ezra's move to Kansas was motivated partly by his health; he, like his sister Malinda Alice, suffered from tuberculosis. He took up the government offer of 160 acres of land for settlement by a Union veteran. Cemetery records (and tombstone) show "John Edward Boyer (Capt.) Jan. 25, 1884". Was probably a widower by 1860; census that year shows him in dwelling next to his parents, with his two daughters.

John married (1) Margaret (Boyer) Reddick, daughter of Philip Reddick and Mary (Reddick) Bartlett.

SOURCE: Letter "St. Joseph" (Mo.) "9-12-61" (1961) written by Jessie Lloyd Reddick. ""Mo - Ill - Ind". Probably deceased by 1860; did not appear in 1860 census w/husb. and two daughters.

John and Margaret had the following children:

  93 F i Martha Agnes (Smith) Boyer was born about 1855 in , Hamilton, IN.

SOURCE: From "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Mr. Smith. Nine children in Kansas City, Mo."

DOB estimated from 1860 U.S. census, Wayne twp., Clarksville, Hamilton Co., Ind.

Quitclaim deed Mar. 10, 1892, recorded Oct. 19, 1900, Rush Co., Kans., from Frank Boyer (younger half-bro.) to J.E. Andrews, surrendering Frank's interest in his father's central-Kansas homestead, showed Frank's residence as Douglas Co., Ill., where he was living with his sister's family.
        Martha married B. E. Smith.

SOURCE: Rush Co., Ks., deed records show residence Newman, Douglas Co., Il., in Aug. 23, 1892.
  94 F ii Alice E. (Bent) Boyer was born in May 1858 in , Hamilton, IN.

SOURCE: From "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Dr. Charles Bent, Bridgewater, Iowa". Date of birth from 1900 U.S. census, Ringgold Co. Ia., Mt. Ayr twp..
        Alice married Charles A. Bent Dr., son of Luther Bent Dr. and Elizabeth (Bent) Lowe. Charles was born in Jan 1858 in , , IA.

SOURCE: Per "American Boyers", 1st edition. DOB from 1900 U.S. census, Mt. Ayr twp., Ringgold Co., Ia. Occupation listed as "Dentist"

John also married (2) Maggie (Boyer) McKenzie after 1860.

SOURCE: Per "Ancestors And Collaterals", etc., Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer, Denver, CO, had two children. Prob. deceased by 1880; John E. appeared in census that year in Rush Co., Kans., with only himself and son Frank in household.

John and Maggie had the following children:

  95 F iii Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Boyer was born on 2 Sep 1869 in , Hamilton, IN. She died on 18 Sep 1870 in , Hamilton, IN and was buried in , Hamilton, IN, Commons Cem..
  96 M iv Frank Boyer was born about 1871.

SOURCE: Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "Address (1908) Lock Box 56, Mellville, La." DOB estimated from 1880 U.S. census, Center twp., Rush Co., Kans.
  97 M v John H. Boyer was born on 13 Feb 1873.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "of 4119 Terrace St., Kansas City, Mo." ... "Conductor. Married Blanche McWilliams."

48. Mary (Reddick) Boyer (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 9 Oct 1837 in , Hamilton, IN and was christened on 17 Oct 1875 in Whitesville, , MO. She died on 2 Jul 1925 in Odessa, , MO and was buried in Sheridan, Nodaway, MO, Brethren Cem..

An obituary found in a private collection of obituaries located in the genealogical center of the public library in Maryville, Mo. reports that the bride and groom started west in covered wagons a few days after the wedding. The Reddicks arrived in Mo. in March 1860, after trading for land, in company with the Allyn and "McGlothlin" families. The Reddicks were credited with donating land for the "Church" (Brethren). Mary was "Buried in the cemetery nearby." (Near the church? Possibly at Orrsburg, which no longer exists, although we were told the cemetery may still be found there - east from Pickering). Marriage date from Hamilton Co.IN records in genealogical div., Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis, IN - a very long wedding trip???

Dates of marriage, baptism, and death from obituary, above.

Date of birth from "American Boyers", 1st edition - "Address Mrs. Reddick (1914) 718 N. 7th Street Beatrice, Nebraska."

From "Acorns From Giant Oaks", Fisher-New geneology compiled by Florella Fisher Johnson, Maryville, Mo. - "they bought 200 acres of land in section 21, west of Honey Creek."

Mary married Elijah Reddick [scrapbook], son of Philip Reddick and Mary (Reddick) Bartlett, on 31 Aug 1856 in , Hamilton, IN. Elijah was born on 23 Jul 1828 in Mt. Perry, Muskingum, OH. He died on 16 Jul 1900 in Sheridan, Worth, MO and was buried on 17 Jul 1900 in Sheridan, Worth, MO, Brethren Cem..

Wagon-maker and farmer. Civil War vet., 12th Mo. Cav., Quarter Master Sgt.
Per History of Nodaway County, Missouri" - Elijah and families named McGlaughlin and Allyn
obtained land in northwest Mo.; the Reddicks donated land for establishment of Brethren Church. Daniel Boyer and this brother-in-law, Elijah Reddick, and others were apparently involved in the founding of two churches, probably in Sheridan in Worth County and possibly in Orrsburg, south of Hopkins, where only a cemetery remains), and in Hopkins in Nodaway
County. A later entry notes the sale of the church building and grounds in Hopkins, in the 1870's to the Baptist Church, for the sum of $400. We assume this to be on the site of the present Baptist Church, which we saw in the town of Hopkins.
"History of Nodaway County" describes the Reddicks as charter members of the "Honey Creek" Brethren church (possibly at Orrsburg?)

SOURCE: Obit. in "Sheridan Advance", July 20, 1900 - "Elijah Reddick passed away at his
home southwest of town at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 16, 1900. His death was not unexpected and it came as a relief from his long and continued suffering. When the end came, which was as peaceful as a child dropping into it's evening slumbers, he was surrounded by his faithful life companion and 5 children, who have done all in their power to alleviate the pains of thier distinguished relative during his illness. One year ago last June, Mr. Reddick was taken ill and despite the best of medical treatment, he never sufficiently recovered to be able to leave the house; but as time went on a complication of disease set in, which finally shattered his heretofore strong constitution and resulted in his death. He knew the end was coming and had made all preparations for it and after his demise the family carried out his wishes. The funeral was preached at 4 p.m. Thursday by Rev. J.E. Ellenberger of Turney, Missouri, in the Dunkard Church, of which Mr. Reddick has been a consistent member for a period of 25 years. The body was interred in the above church cemetery, the people of the entire community being present to pay their respects at the last sad rites. The ground on which the church and cemetery is located was a gift from the generous hand of the deceased. In the death of Mr. Reddick, the community has lost one of its oldest, best and most beloved citizens, the wife and children a devoted husband and father and the church one of its most faithful members. His generosity and his friendship will be sadly missed by those who knew him best; but to them he leaves an example worthy of emulation and rich as an heritage. He has passed from this veil of tears to a glorious reward. In Co. F, 12th Missouri Cavalry, Mr. Reddick served two years and six months in the Civil War. His death is the first in the family for a period of 25 years. Elijah Reddick was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, July 23, 1828. When a young man he moved to Noblesville, Indiana and was there married to Mary Boyer. He then moved to Taylor Co., Iowa, where he remained several years and then came to Missouri, about 40 years ago, & settled on the farm on which he died. He had been an industrious worker, frugal in his habits, and left a valuable estate. His wife and 9 children, survive him, the latter are as follows: ALBERT REDDICK, Noblesville, Ind.; MRS. JANE WAGONER, Odessa, Mo.; MRS. IDA SHAMBERGER, Medicine Lodge, Kansas; MRS LILLIE SHAMBERGER, of Sheridan, Mo.; CLARA PURCELL, Alva, Okla.; AMY REDDICK at home; JOHN REDDICK, Sheridan, Mo.; FERD REDDICK, Rochester, Minn.; LLOYD REDDICK, at home. They have the sympathy of all in their great loss."

Also, letter "St. Joseph" (Mo.) "9-12-61" (1961) written by Jessie Lloyd Reddick - "Came to Iowa and homesteaded land 4 miles N.E. of Bedford - Moved to Mo in 1860. Father enlisted in Co. F 12th Mo Calvary (sic) in 1863 served 3 years, after war closed was sent to Nebr to guard RR workers from Indiana." ... "Father & Mother Reddck came from Indiana in covered wagon, their goods were stored and were not received for months & had been stored in building where water came up & nearly ruined the furniture. I remember one chest of drawers that was walnut would be worth a lot now if it was left in house on farm."

Elijah and Mary had the following children:

  98 M i Elias Albert Reddick was born about 1858 in , , IA.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Independence twp., Nodaway Co., Mo., pg 16, June 11, 1880, dw. #129. He was listed as "Albert", age 21, occupation farmer (in the home of his parents). Name in 1870 census was "Elias Albert". Per father's 1900 obit., "Albert" was residing in Noblesville, IN.

SOURCE: From "American Boyers", 1st edition - "609 W. Pike St., Crawfordsville, Ind."

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        Elias married Ruth Anna (Reddick) Boone.

SOURCE: Letter "St. Joseph" (Mo.) "9-12-61" (1961) written by Jessie Lloyd Reddick.
  99 F ii Martha Jane (Wagoner) Reddick was born about 1860 in , , IA.

Dates estimated from 1880 census for Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., Mo., pg. 16, Dw. #129. Listed as "Martha J.", age 20, occupation teaching. Per father's 1900 obit. was resident of Odessa, Mo.

From "American Boyers", 1st editon - "wife of John Thomas Wagoner, Odessa, Mo."
        Martha married John Thomas Wagoner.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition.
  100 F iii Mary Elizabeth (Shamberger) Reddick was born about 1862 in , , MO.

Dates estimated from 1880 Mo. census, Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co.
Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of John Henry Shamberger, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas."
        Mary married John Henry Shamberger.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "of Medicine Lodge, Kansas"
  101 F iv Lilly (Shamberger) Reddick was born about 1864 in , , IN.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 17, Dw. #129. Name is virtually illegible in 1870 and 1880 censi; must have been difficult for census-takers. Per father's 1900 obit., "Mrs. Lillie Shamberger" was resident of Sheridan, MO.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "Lilly, wife of Jesse Edwin Shamberger, of Payette, Idaho."
        Lilly married Jesse Edwin Shamberger.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "of Payette, Idaho." Un-dated letter by Marjorie Dowis Killion in Honey Creek (Sheridan, Mo.) Breth. Church records notes that "Bro. Jessie Shomberger- husband of Lillie Reddick (my mother's cousin) became minister in 1904."
  102 F v Clara Minerva (Pursell) Reddick was born about 1865 in , , MO.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp. Nodaway Co., pg. 17, Dw. #129. Per father's 1900 obit. - "Clara Purcell, Alva, Okla."

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Richard Dixon Purcell, of Alva, Okla."
        Clara married Richard Dixon Purcell.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "of Alva, Okla."
  103 M vi John Ford Reddick was born on 14 Jul 1870 in , Nodaway, MO. He died on 23 Dec 1908 in Escanaba, , MI and was buried on 27 Dec 1908 in Sheridan, Worth, MO, Brethren Cem..

Dates from obit., "Sheridan Advance", Sheridan Mo., 1-7-1909 - "We copy the following from the Escanaba Weekly Journal. John A. Reddick, lineman for the Postal Telegraph Co., in this section of the upper peninsula, met instant death by electrocution in the basement of the Continental Clothing Store, in the postoffice block, at 10:45 Wednesday evening. Mr. Reddick had been attending a meeting of the Knights of Pythias lodge, and he left the lodge about 10:30. Instead of going directly home, he said to some of his friends that he had something to attend to at the Postal office at 713 Ludington St. He was met in front of the postofffice building by Thomas Cleary, propietor of the Continental store, and Mr. Cleary asked him to go down into the basement of the store, and straighten out the electrical wires, which had become disarranged in some way and were causing trouble. Mr. Reddick said that he did not like to have anything to do with the wires while the current was turned on but he went into the store and down into the basement. Matches were struck and Mr. Reddick examined the wires. He located the difficulty and said the wire would have to be cut. The matches burned out and in the darkness Mr. Reddick in some way came in contact with the wire and was instantly killed. The terrible news was immediately told his friends, and physicians were hastily summoned and every effort known to the medical profession was resorted to in an effort to restore him to life, but it was without avail. The body was carried to the Allo undertaking parlors, where it was prepared for burial. Kind and sympathetic friends conveyed the terrible news of the death to Mrs. Reddick at her home, 815 South Sarah street. While the news was an awful shock to the lady, she bore up bravely. Mr. Reddick was 38 years of age and leaves a wife, son and daughter to mourn his untimely death. John Reddick was born July 14, 1870, at the Reddick home two and one half miles south west of Sheridan, and departed this life Dec. 23, 1908, aged 38 years, 5 months, and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Rickabaugh Nov. 27, 1894. He united with the Christian Church at Sheridan in Oct. 30, 1893. On Jan., 1904, he reached Escanaba Mich., where he was joined by his family in the following April. He leaves a wife, two children aged 9 and 12 years, a mother, three brothers, five sisters, and many relatives to mourn their loss. The family and remains were accompanied home by F.M. Reddick of Minneapolis, Minn., a brother of the deceased, also Dr. F.T. Long a personal friend from Escanaba. The services were conducted at 2 P.M. Dec 27, 1908 at the Brethren Church by Eld. J.E. Ellenberger of Polo, Mo., assisted by Rev. Stuckenbruck. The body was intered in the adjoining cemetery in the family lot. Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. T. Wagoner, a sister from Odessa, Mo., F.M. Reddick and wife of Minneapolis, Minn., E.A. Reddick of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Dr. F.T. Long, Escanaba, Mich.,and Mrs. D.W. Boyer of Warrensberg, Mo., and W.A. Boyer, Savannah, Mo.
        John married Mary Elizabeth (Reddick) Rickabaugh on 27 Nov 1894. Mary was born on 3 Oct 1871 in , Fremont, IA. She died on 5 Oct 1955 in Los Angeles, , CA and was buried in Glendale, , CA, Forest Lawn Cem..

From records of John Bainum, Sheridan, MO
  104 F vii Amy Alice (Chamberlain) Reddick was born on 22 Mar 1868 in , , MO.

Teacher
Listed in parents' home in 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 17, Dw. #129.
From "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of D.P. Chamberlain." ... "She was a teacher, and is a most delightful genealogical correspondent."
        Amy married D. P. Chamberlain. D. P. Chamberlain was born on 30 Jun 1858.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition.
  105 M viii Ferdinand Reddick was born about 1873 in , , MO.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 17, Dw. #129. Per father's 1900 obit - "Ferd Reddick, Rochester, Minn."

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "of 489-492 Broome St., New York. Home address, 251 W. 89th St. Married Claudia McPherson. No children."
        Ferdinand married Cynthia (Reddick) McPherson.

SOURCE: Letter "St. Joseph" (Mo.) "9-12-61" (1961) written by Jessie Lloyd Reddick.
  106 M ix Jessie Lloyd Reddick.

This son was not listed in 1870 nor 1880 census with the family. "History of Nodaway County", however, reports him as a later resident of Sheridan, in nearby Worth Co.

SOURCE: Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "married Ida Virginia Archer. Has family records."

Lloyd, as he was known, was a family historian who has left several documents and stories which are cited at other points in these family records.

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        Jessie married Ida Virginia (Reddick) Archer.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition
  107 M x Frank Reddick was born in Sep 1879 in , , MO.

From 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 17, Dw. #129

50. Malinda Alice (Fisher) Boyer (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 20 Mar 1842 in , Hamilton, IN. She died on 11 Aug 1885 in Rush Center, Rush, KS and was buried on 13 Aug 1885 in Rush Center, Rush, KS.

Family in "American Boyers", 1st edition. Per grandson, William Junior "June" Dowis, she died from tuberculosis in Kansas; burial info. from records of granddaughter, Florella Fisher Johnson, Maryville, Mo.

Malinda married William Allen Fisher, son of William Fisher and Lydia Eliza (Fisher) Opdyke, on 30 Mar 1859 in , , IN. William was born on 12 Nov 1834 in Fisherburg, Madison, IN. He died on 14 Apr 1919 in Robstown, , TX and was buried in Corpus Christi, , TX, Rose Hill Cem..

SOURCE: From "The History of Nodaway County, Missouri", National Historical Company, St. Joseph, Mo., 1882.
Reported date of marriage 3-30-1859; farmer and stock-raiser, P.O. Hopkins; 160 acres, 90 acres in cultivation. Came to Mo. 4-16-1867. Taught district school known as Lone Star school house, called by "old settlers" the "Green Horn school house."
Date & site of death per records of John Bainum, Sheridan, MO From Sheridan, Mo. centennial book, 1987 (pg. 137) - "They" (Wm. A. & wife) "migrated to Mo. in 1867 & bought 160 acres in section 13, west of Honey Creek. The corner of their farm became known as the Fisher Corner." ... "William was a carpenter & contractor by trade. He also raised cattle & farmed. He built many of the homes & schools in the community. He was a member of the school boards, school director & teacher. He was a Mason & Twp. Trustee. He & Melinda were charter members of the Honey Creek Church of the Brethren. He filled in for the Minister when necessary."

Obit. found among clippings in D.W. Boyer family bible: "William Allen Fisher, son of William and Lydia Fisher, was born in Fishersburg, Madison County, Indiana, November 12, 1834, where he resided until the year 1867 when he removed to Hopkins, Nodaway county, Missouri, and from there to Robstown, Texas, in the year 1910, where he passed away quietly on April 14th, 1919, at his home. He was 84 years, 5 months and 2 days of age. On March 30th, 1859, he was married to Miss Malinda Alice Boyer, who departed this life August 11th, 1885. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive him, two having died in childhood. The survivors are: Mrs. H.B. Kinnison and Grant Fisher of Payette, Idaho; Mrs. H.J. Hulse of Hastun, Colorado; Mrs. W.I. Mills, of Clearwater, Texas; Mrs. C.P. Dowe and John Fisher, of Sheridan, Missouri, and Hiram G. Fisher of Bobstown, Texas. On April 14th, 1895, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Ida M. Wise, of Pendleton, Indiana, who survives him. To this union two sons were born, Willis A. Fisher, of Macon, Georgia and Estel O. Fisher of Bobstown, Texas. He united with the M.E. church at Fishersburg, Indiana, when quite a young man and lived a useful devoted christian life." Another such clipping read "Word has been received of the death of William Allen Fisher, of paralysis at his home in Bobstown, Texas, last Monday. Mr Fsher(sic) was in his eighty-fifth year. He was born and raised near Fishersburg, was a brother of the late Hiram G. Fisher, for whom Lapel Post G.A.R. was named. He was twice married, both wives being from this neighborhood. His first wife was Malinda Boyer. They had seven children, six of whom are living; Grant, in Idaho; John in Missouri; Hiram in Texas; Electa, Lydia, and Lu in the west. Mrs. Fisher died and was buried in Missouri. Mr. Fisher married a second time, his wife, who survives him, being Ida May Hershberger, a sister of Howard and Oliver Hershberger, and Mrs. Marion Sears and Mrs. J.W. Sears, of in and near Lapel. There are two sons by this union, Willis and Estel. Mr. Fisher was a half-brother of Mrs. Nancy DeWitt and Henry Anderson of Lapel. He and his wife visited their Lapel" (rest missing)

William and Malinda had the following children:

  108 M i Lawson Otto Fisher was born on 6 Mar 1860 in , , IN. He died on 3 Dec 1864 and was buried in , Nodaway, MO, Washburn Cem..

From undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Maupin.
  109 F ii Theora Alma (Lola) Fisher was born on 27 Feb 1862 in Fishersburg, , IN. She died in 1950 in Lahoina, , HI and was buried in , , CA.

This daughter could not be found in 1870 nor in 1880 cenci with the family in Nodaway Co., Mo.

Per records of John Bainum, Sheridan, MO, was Mrs H.B. Kennison.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Harvey Kennison"

Date & sites of death, interment, from undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Maupin.
        Theora married Harvey B. Kennison.

Per "Amercian Boyers", 1st edition, and private records of John Bainum, Sheridan, Mo.
  110 M iii Ulysses Sylvanus Grant Fisher was born on 30 Dec 1863 in , , IN. He died on 7 Oct 1944 in Fruitland, , ID.

Dates from undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Maupin.
        Ulysses married Nora B. (Fisher) Nash, daughter of George Washington Nash and Paryzitta (Nash) Pistole. Nora was born in 1866 in , , IA. She died in 1895 and was buried in Sheridan, Worth, MO, Brethren Cem..

Enumerated in 1870 Taylor Co. Iowa Census, Jackson Twp., Bedford Post Office, Family # 35, on 1 July.

With family of George & Paryzitta, 1880 Nodaway Co., Mo. census - June 4, 1880 - pg. 5. dw. 40, fam. 40.
Additional dates from head-stone.
  111 F iv Lydia Eliza (Hulse) Fisher was born on 31 Dec 1865 in Fishersburg, , IN. She died on 28 Dec 1928 in Haxtum, , CO.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg 25, Dw. 212

Per records of John Bainum, Sheridan, MO - was Mrs. H.J. Hulse

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Henry Hulse, of Haxtum, Colorado"

Dates from undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Maupin.
        Lydia married Henry J. Hulse on 15 Jul 1890 in Gaynor, Nodaway, MO.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition, - "of Haxtum, Colorado"
  112 F v Indiana Electa (Mills) Fisher [scrapbook] was born on 12 Mar 1868 in Sheridan, Worth, MO. She died on 12 Nov 1941 in Elm Springs, Washington, AR and was buried on 13 Nov 1941 in Elm Springs, Washington, AR, Elm Springs Cem..

Dates originally estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 25, Dw. 212. Listed as "Indiana E."

Per records of John Bainum, Sheridan, MO - was Mrs. W.L. Mills

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Isaac Mills, Clarendon, Texas"

From obit. in "Springdale News" (Ark.) Thurs., Nov. 13, 1941 - "Funeral services for Mrs. Electa I. Mills, 73, widow of the late W.I. Mills, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Oak Grove Church west of Springdale, conducted by Rev. Lierly. Mrs. Mills died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock at her home west of Springdale following a long illness. Burial was in the Elm Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Mills was born March 12, 1868 in Sheridan, Mo. and was a daughter of William A. and Alice Boyer Fisher of Indiana. Mrs. Mills is survived by two sons, Claude W., and John D. Mills both of Springdale; four daughters, Mrs. W.A. Doon, Tulie, Texas; Mrs. J.T. Denson, Pond, Calif.; Mrs. R.L. Arthurs, Springdale and Mrs. L.E. Davenport, Vinita, Okla. Mrs. Mills is also survived by one sister, three brothers, and seventeen grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral arrangements were directed by the Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs." (Ark.)

Per dau.-in-law, Ree E. (Mrs. Claude W.) Mills, Springdale, Ark., Electa was a school-teacher.

Son Claude, in listing his brothers & sisters in a hand-written record of his family, noted "2 died in infancy"
        Indiana married William Isaac Mills, son of Philemon Elmer Jones Mills and Mary (Mills) Young. William was born on 5 Oct 1857 in Pendleton, , IN. He died on 18 Mar 1936 in Elm Springs, Washington, AR and was buried on 21 Mar 1936 in Elm Springs, Washington, AR, Elm Springs Cem..

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition, private records of John Bainum, Sheridan, Mo.; obit. in "Northwest Arkansas Times", 25 Mar 1936 - d. at home, west of Springdale, Ark.; fun. by Rev. Roy Begley, Meth. Chch. at Elm Springs. Lived "near Springdale" 14 yrs. Survived by wife, Electa; sons C. W. & J.D., of Springdale; 5 daus.; Ethel Cross, Fairburg, Neb.; Mrs. J.F. Benson, Kingfisher, Okla.; Mrs. L.E. Davenport, Vinita, Okla.; Mrs W.O. Doon, of Tex.; Mrs. A.L. Arthurs of Elm Springs.

Per dau.-in-law, Ree E. (Mrs. Claude) Mills, Springdale, Ark., William was a building contractor in N.W. Ark., who contracted construction of the regional Vet. Admin. Hosp., Wash., Co. court-house annex, pt. of old Springdale High School, Home Economics bldg.,etc.

From oldest son Claude Mills' hand-written family chart - "Isaac - Ethel Cross & Wallace by a former marriage"
  113 F vi Amanda Alvina Fisher was born on 24 Dec 1869 in Fishersburg, , IN. She died on 22 Aug 1871 in , Nodaway, MO and was buried in , Nodaway, MO, Washburn Cem..

From undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Maupin.
  114 F vii Lulu Fidella (Dowis) Fisher was born on 19 Sep 1871 in , Nodaway, MO. She died on 22 Jun 1940 in , , MO and was buried on 27 Jun 1940 in , Nodaway, MO, Brethren Cem..

Listed w/parents in 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co.,pg. 25, Dw. 212, as "Lulu F." Known as "Lou". Identified in Charles P. Dowis fam. bible in possession of grand-son, Larry Dowis, Sheridan, Mo.; & from head-stone. According to Larry Dowis, she died in a motor vehicle accident.
        Lulu married Charles Porter "Port" Dowis, son of William Franklin Dowis and Alice Carey (Dowis) Aldrich, on 9 Sep 1893 in Sheridan, Worth, MO. Charles was born on 2 Oct 1870 in Sheridan, Nodaway, MO. He died on 7 Nov 1957 in , Maryville, MO and was buried in Sheridan, Nodaway, MO, Brethren Cem..

From Charles P. Dowis fam. bible in possession of grand-son, Larry Dowis, Sheridan, Mo., & from head-stone. After wife's death in 1940 (from Sheridan, Mo. centennial book, pg. 128) "he m. again but sold the farm & purchased a home in Maryville."
  115 M viii Hiram Griggs Fisher was born on 13 Sep 1873 in , Nodaway, MO. He died in May 1949 in , , TX and was buried in Waco, , TX.

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 25, Dw. 212

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - was of "Robbstown, Texas". According to relatives, ("June" & Larry Dowis of Sheridan, Mo.;Ree Qualls Mills, of Springdale, Ark.), "Hi" was an eccentric, never married, raised cotton on his farm in Texas. After death, money was found hidden in walls of house.

Dates and burial from undated letter from Marjorie Dowis Killion to Mary Flora Mauupin; notes "died of heart attack".
  116 M ix John Ezra "William" Fisher was born on 27 Jul 1875 in , Nodaway, MO. He died on 14 Nov 1965 in Maryville, Nodaway, MO and was buried in Hopkins, Nodaway, MO, Hopkins cem..

Dates estimated from 1880 census, Mo., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 25, Dw. 212

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "married Bessie New"

From Sheridan, Mo. centennial book (1987) pg. 137 - "He served on the school boards of the Star of the West, Sheridan, & Lone Star Schools for 35 years. He was supt. of the Sheridan Methodist Church for many yrs. He and Grace sang for many school, Church & community meetings. They lived all their lives in the Sheridan community. All their children attended school at Sheridan at some time. John was a farmer. He composed many of the songs & poetry that he performed at Church & School meetings. His song 'Blessed Home' has been copywritten & was sung at his & Grace's funerals.

Per daughter, Florella Fisher Johnson, Maryville, Mo. - given name was John Ezra, but he was frightened by an elderly man named Ezra, so took William as middle name. Recalls moving to Kansas when age 7, where mother died; wrote story about episode.
        John married (1) Bessie Delphina (Fisher) New, daughter of William Anderson New and Mary Regina (New) Dillon, on 10 Jan 1902 in , , MO. Bessie was born on 15 Oct 1879 in , Hancock, IN. She died on 8 Nov 1912 in Ontario, , Oregon.

Per "American Boyers:, 1st edition - "She lives at Sheridan, Mo.. Children: Howard, Janice, Chauncey. The father is dead.

From Sheridan, Mo. centennial book, 1987, pg. 137 - "She was b. in Ind. & came to Mo., when she was 8 yrs. old., the dau. of Wm. & Mary New."
        John also married (2) Grace Fern New, daughter of William Anderson New and Mary Regina (New) Dillon, on 15 Apr 1914 in Sheridan, Worth, MO. Grace was born on 12 Sep 1895 in Gaynor, Nodaway, MO. She died on 15 Sep 1965 in Maryville, Nodaway, MO and was buried in Hopkins, Nodaway, MO, Hopkins cem..

From Sheridan, Mo. centennial book, 1987, pg. 137.

51. Martha Jane (Huffman) Boyer (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 15 Jun 1844 in WAyne twp., Hamilton, IN. She died on 23 Jun 1915 and was buried in Lapel, Madison, IN, Brookside Cem..

Dates of birth and death from headstone.

Martha married Andrew J. Huffman. Andrew was born on 10 Dec 1844. He died on 20 Feb 1907 and was buried in Lapel, Madison, IN, Brookside Cem..

Headstone inscribed "Co. L, 8, Ind. Vol. Cav."

Andrew and Martha had the following children:

  117 F i Linnie A. (Lauding) Huffman.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of James Lauding. Address (1914) Lapel, Ind."
        Linnie married James Lauding.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "Address (1914) Lapel, Ind."
  118 M ii Albert C. Huffman was born in Noblesville, , IN. He died in 1948 in Noblesville, , IN.
        Albert married Mollie Virginia (Huffman) Stottlemeyer.
  119 M iii John Huffman.
  120 M iv Martin Huffman.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - of "Onward, Ind."
  121 F v Dollie (Shock) Huffman.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - "wife of Lona Shock, Noblesville, Ind."
        Dollie married Lona Shock.

Per "American Boyers", 1st edition - was of "Noblesville, Ind."
  122 F vi (Infant) Huffman was born on 17 Jan 1870/1880 in , , IN. She died on 17 Jan 1870/1880 and was buried in WAyne twp., Hamilton, IN, Commons Cem..

Headstone cracked; last year of date illegible. Reads "Born & died Jan 17 187?"
  123 F vii Lida M. Huffman was born on 5 Mar 1880 in , , IN. She died on 13 Nov 1881 and was buried in WAyne twp., Hamilton, IN, Commons Cem..

Dates from headstone - "Nov. 13 1881 aged 1Y 8M &9D"

52. Daniel Webster Boyer [scrapbook] (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 6 May 1846 in Lapel, Hamilton, IN. He died on 24 Nov 1939 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO. and was buried on 26 Nov 1939 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO., Sunset Hill Cem..

Joined Indiana militia in 1865 (Union Army). Substantial farmer in Nodaway Co. (northwest corner) Missouri.
Devoted member of the Church of Brethren (Dunkard); helped establish congregations in both Nodaway & Johnson Counties. He sold his Worth Co. farm, retired to Warrensburg in 1903; charter member, Church of Brethren, Warrensburg. Headstone
notes "153rd Indiana Infantry." "History of Nodaway County, Missouri" further describes the migration of Daniel W.'s brother-in-law, Elijah Reddick (married to his sister, Mary Boyer) to northwest Mo., where they jointly, with families named McGlaughlin and Allyn, obtained land, part of which was donated by the Reddicks for the site of a Brethren church. Churches were probably established by these Boyer families in the small towns of Sheridan in Worth County, (or possibly Orrsburg, where only a cemetery remains) and in Hopkins in adjacent Nodaway County. The one in Hopkins was soon sold (during the 1870's) for the sum of $400 to the Baptist Church - probably the site of the present Baptist church in the town.

Source: Date of birth recorded in D.W. Boyer family Bible. Daniel W.'s obit. as it appeared in the "Daily
Star-Journal" (Warrensburg, Mo.) on Fri., Nov. 24, 1939 - "Death Comes for D.W.Boyer, 93 ___ Next to Last Union Army Veteran in County Dies Friday Noon - Rites Sunday. Daniel W. Boyer, 93, next to the last surviving veteran of the Union Army in this county, died about noon Friday at Oak Hill Sanitarium where he had been a patient for six weeks, suffering with a broken hip. Mr. Boyer, who had lived in Warrensburg since 1903, had improved steadily after the injury until the past few days when his condition became critical. With the death of Mr. Boyer, D.L. Stahl of Holden, grandfather of Jack Stahl of Warrensburg, is the only known veteran of the Union Army in the county. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Brethren church, of which he was a member, the Rev. James Mohler of Leeton officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Sunset Hill and pallbearers will be J.J. Wampler, V. C. Roop, A.L. Nance, E.A. Markey, Lawrence Baile and John Baile. - Came to Missouri in 1867 - Mr. Boyer was born May 6, 1846 in Hamilton County, Indiana, where he was reared to manhood. He was a son of pioneer parents, his father, Peter Boyer, having settled there after walking overland from Maryland. The pioneer spirit persisted in the son, who was himself a pioneer of the "Iowa Prairies" having located in Nodaway County, Missouri, a part of the prairie, in 1867. The land upon which he settled was purchased from the government. He came to Missouri after serving in the 153rd Indiana Volunteers, Company I of the Union Army, in which he enlisted January 21, 1865. Mr. Boyer delighted in saying the war was soon over after his company went into action. His marriage to Elvina P. Nash took place Feb. 23, 1868 in Taylor County, Iowa, and they were parents of five sons--Eddie, who died in infancy; Vinton V., of Centerview; William A., Berryville, Ark.; Austin L. Warrensburg, and Howard B., Seattle Wash. Mrs. A.B. McGlothlan of St. Joseph is a niece, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Boyer as a daughter from infancy. Others left are 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. -Active in Church Work - Mr. Boyer lived for 36 years in Nodaway County where he was known as an upright and prosperous farmer. He acquired a large amount of land there, much of which he distributed to his children. After coming to Warrensburg, Mr. Boyer purchased a farm which he managed. He lived in town, however, at 701 Houx Avenue where Mrs. Boyer died in 1922, and which was his home the remainder of his life. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Boyer became members of the Christian church at Old Zenia, but later affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. They were instrumental in organizing a congregation and building the Honey Creek church near Sheridan and after moving to Warrensburg they were faithful supporters and active workers in the Brethren Church. Mr. Boyer was in remarkably good health until this fall and was a familiar figure on the downtown streets. Until recently he walked at least one way from his home and took delight in greeting his friends. Mrs. McGlothlan has been here much of the time since Mr. Boyer was hurt and was here at the time of his death. Dr. McGlothlan will arrive Saturday. William A. Boyer is also expected as are other relatives. The body will be at the Wilcox Funeral Parlors until Sunday morning when it will be taken to the home to be left until 1:30 o'clock when taken to the church." Date of marriage from D.W. Boyer family bible; records the location: "At the residence of Geo. W. Nash" and witnesses:
"A.C. Carroll, Lizzia Carroll, Lizzie Nash"; was signed by "J. C. Adams".
D.W. apparently retired from his Nodaway Co. farms in 1903; Honey Creek (Sheridan, Mo.) Breth Chch. records note on April 8, 1903 that letters of membership were granted to D.W. Boyer and wife, and Sister Kinnison. (By Minnie B. Hunt, Clerk). An un-dated letter with Honey Creek church records, written by Marjorie Dowis Killian (grand-dau. of D.W.'s sister, Malinda Alice Fisher) recounts the hist. of the church; states, in part "The Church organized with records we found, 1887 with Wm. Franklin Dowis, Wm. H. Clark and Daniel W. Boyer Trustees." Church records show activities of these early families - e.g., "Feb 22, 1900 - Brethren Wm Dowis & D. Boyer were appointed to look after the renting of the parsonage." and "Aug 14, 1902 - It was decided to secure new dishes and that Sister Dukes & Sister Boyer were appointed to purchase the numbers & kind of dishes (sic)requirred." These entries are from book presented to the Honey Creek Church Sept. 12, 1899 by Brother W.H. Clark.

Great-grand-daughter Marsha Jane Boyer Haverty of Hutchinson, Kan., recalled (Nov. 1992) Sunday dinners with great quantities of food, preceded by the bearded elder Daniel's seemingly interminable prayers. She remembered also his strict prohibitions regarding such recreations as cards, gambling, and music, and related her vivid recollection of the display of Daniel's coffin in the front window of the living room prior to funeral services. This house, which stood at 701 South Washington in Warrensburg, is now the site of a dormitory parking lot belonging to Cental Missouri State University.

Daniel married Elvina Phoebe Nash, daughter of George Washington Nash and Paryzitta (Nash) Pistole, on 23 Feb 1868 in , Taylor Co., Iowa. Elvina was born on 2 Apr 1849 in , Nodaway Co., MO.. She died on 4 Mar 1922 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO. and was buried on 6 Mar 1922 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO, Sunset Hill Cem..

SOURCE: Date of birth recorded in D.W. Boyer family bible. Date of burial from cemetery records.
Obit., "The Weekly Standard-Herald", Volume LVII, Friday, March 10, 1922, Warrensburg, Mo. - "Mrs. D.W. Boyer, one of our highly esteemed citzens, died
at the family home on South Washington avenue in this city, shortly after noon Saturday. Mrs. Boyer suffered a stroke of paralysis a couple of years ago, and since that time she had been in very poor health. The immediate cause of death was acute bronchitis. Mrs. Boyer was a native of Missouri and was born in Nodaway County April 2, 1848, and at the time of her demise was seventy-three years of age. She grew to womanhood and was married to D.W. Boyer in Nodaway County. About nineteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Boyer moved to Johnson County, where they have since resided. The deceased is survived by her husband and four sons, the sons being V.V. Boyer, Centerview; W.A. Boyer, Savannah, this state; A.L. Boyer, of this city; and H.B. Boyer of Nodaway. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer also reared Mrs. A.B. McGlothlan, of St. Joseph, whom they treated as if their own daughter. Mrs. Boyer was a devoted member of the Brethren Church and an earnest worker for the cause of the Master. Mrs. Boyer possessed a beautiful Christian character that endeared her to those who knew her best. Her death is a sad bereavement to the aged husband and family and they have the sincere sympathy of our people in their bereavement."

Another obituary was found among clippings in the D.W. Boyer family bible: "Mrs. D.W. Boyer Dead. Mrs. Elvina P. Boyer, 73 years old, for 19 years a resident of Warrensburg, died at her home, 701 South Washington, at 12:25 o'clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of two years. The direct cause of death was acute bronchitis. Mrs. Boyer was born in Nodaway county, Missouri, April 2, 1848, in which place she lived with her family until about nineteen years ago. About two years ago she was stricken with paralysis, since which time she has been in a serious condition. Mrs. Boyer is survived by her husband, D.W. Boyer, and four sons: V.V., Centerview; W.A., Savannah, Mo.; A.L., Warrenburg; and H.B. of Nodaway. Mrs. A.B. McGlothlan, who has resided with the Boyer family for many years, was treated as a daughter by Mrs. Boyer. She was a member of the Brethren Church, and took an active part in all its activities until failing health confined her to her home. She was a good Christian woman, who made friends with everyone. She will be sadly missed by her family and by legions of friends in Warrensburg and Johnson county.
Funeral services will be held in the Brethren church, the time of which will be announced later. Burial in the City Cemetery."

Daniel and Elvina had the following children:

  124 M i Edwin Boyer was born on 3 Apr 1869. He died on 17 Jun 1869.

SOURCE: Dates of birth and death from D.W. Boyer family bible.
  125 M ii Vinton V. Boyer [scrapbook] was born on 20 Oct 1870 in , Nodaway Co., Missouri. He died on 12 Apr 1945 in Centerview, Johnson, MO and was buried in 1945 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO, Sunset Hill.

SOURCE: Dates of birth, marriage, from D.W. Boyer family Bible. Date of death per cemetery records. "Vint" was in Sheridan area (or active in the local church) as late as 1916; Honey Creek Breth. Chch. records include in list of donations "March 26 - Vint Boyer $5.00". The name "Vint" was that of the only Boyer which "June" (William Junior) Dowis, of Sheridan, Mo., (age 95 in fall, 1992) could recall.

Per grand-son Herbert Boyer's wife, Ruth Campbell, Vint died 4 days after 50th wedding anniversary; by her recollection, same day as President Franklin Roosevelt.

SOURCE: Doris Irle Beckette, Barnhart, MO, 1997: "Vint lived in Johnson County, MO about 36 years; he died 2 days after his and Laura's golden wedding anniversary. He was a charter member of the Church of the Brethren in Warrensburg, MO.
        Vinton married Laura Jane (Boyer) Vancamp, daughter of John Chester Vancamp and Mary (Vancamp) Baker, on 8 Apr 1895 in , Nodaway Co., MO. Laura was born on 17 Jun 1872 in Bedford, Taylor Co., IA. She died on 6 Dec 1946 and was buried on 6 Dec 1946 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO, Sunset Hill.

SOURCE: Dates per cemetery records and hand-written notes of Ruth Campbell Boyer, Centerview, Mo.

SOURCE: Doris Erle Bequette, Barnhart, MO, 1997: "Laura was a member of Houts Chapel, south of Warrensburg. In 1909 she moved her membership to Centerview Methodist Church". (Houts Chapel is located near the Postoak Creek area where Howard B. and Susie Barbee Boyer..and Turner D., Lutie, Uncle John and Aunt Sadie Barbee... lived, and where Jim, "Russ", was born.)
  126 M iii William Allen Boyer [scrapbook] was born on 7 Aug 1872 in , Nodaway Co., Missouri. He died on 25 May 1962 in Mulberry, Crawford, AR and was buried on 28 May 1962 in Mulberry, Crawford, AR, New Cem..

SOURCE: Date of birth recorded in D.W. Boyer family bible, which also lists date of marriage as "Jan. 20, 1894". Dates and middle name from headstone. Obit. in "Crawford County Bulletin",
Thursday, May 31, 1962 - "William Boyer Passes Away - FUNERAL SERVICE HELD MONDAY FOR WILLIAM H. BOYER, 89 OF MULBERRY. Funeral service for William H. Boyer, 89, of Mulberry was held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Mulberry Methodist Church, with Rev. Findley officiating, with burial at the New Cemetery at Mulberry under direction of Ocker Funeral Home. Mr. Boyer, a retired banker, died Friday at a Van Buren hospital. Pallbearers were Oscar Garrison, Robert Benham, Mark Felker, Claude Chastain, T.J. House, William Boyer, Jr., and Jack Allen Boyer."

Carroll Co., Ark. deed records reflect Will & Effie's relocation from N.W. Mo. to north Ark. (Berryville area) with this quaint property description recorded 6 Sep 1933 book 59, p. 56, sale of approx.
5 A from Clarence Borren, pt SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 22 twp. 21 North Range 24 West - beginning at NE corner SE 1/4 SE 1/4 South 405 feet, West 140 feet to starting point on South bank of creek, then down bank 205 feet to cedar tree 8" diameter; South 240 feet to walnut tree 14" in diameter; West 133 feet to cedar tree 8" in diameter; South 680 feet to 3 wild cherry trees; East 247 feet; North 862 feet to starting point. ".... to include a certain spring and spring branch." This is very close to the Mo. state line, but another purchase dated 6 Oct 1936, from F.L. and Nella Lawter, indicated a move to a site approx. 3 mi. north of the first, almost on the state line. This property apparently included about 100 A (deed book 61, p. 207). Among neighbors remaining in the area (6 Dec 1994) were descendants of the Carr family, including two sisters, Paula Hampton and Rose Dotie. Ms. Hampton, contacted that date by 'phone, recalled her own parents' involvement with the Boyers, who all raised many chickens and sold eggs, and alternately visited and hosted dinners in the neighborhood. She was familiar with the family background, noting that Will had owned a bank "somewhere around St. Joseph, Mo.", and was more than a little bitter about the effects of the depression, but that Will & Effie seemed to adjust and enjoy life. Her last recollection of Will Jr. was of a visit sometime in the mid-1950's, at which time he had been living in the Mulberry, Ark. area. She remembered that Will, Jr. had purchased a farm in that part of the state, and had persuaded his then-elderly parents to move to Mulberry as well. She also knew that Will Jr. was adopted, and felt that he had twice married. She did not remember his first wife's name (Irene), but thought they had two sons, Bill, Jr. and
Jack (Jack Allen??). Will, Jr.'s 2nd wife was named Edna, was "red-haired with freckles and a hard worker." There were apparently more children, one of whom may have been "Dicky". There was a small cabin on the first property, which is now part of the holdings of Kenny Lovett, which Will & Effie occupied until their move in 1936, at which time they built a home on the "new" place which has since burned down.
        William married Effie (Boyer) Rathburn on 21 Jan 1894. Effie was born on 17 Dec 1877 in Whitesville, , MO. She died on 4 Mar 1960 in Mulberry, Crawford, AR and was buried on 7 Mar 1960 in Mulberry, Crawford, AR, New Cem..

Dates and maiden name from head-stone & from obit., "Crawford County Bulletin", Thursday, March 10, 1960 - "Mrs. Effie R. Boyer passes away Friday, March 4, 1960 - Mrs. Effie Rathburn Boyer, 82, a Mulberry resident for many years died Friday afternoon at her home following a short illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1877 in Whitesville, Mo., one of a family of six children, all have preceeded her in death, except one brother Chas. P. Rathburn of Emporia, Kansas and one sister who lives in Oregon. Effie Rathburn was married to W. A. Boyer 66 years ago, on Jan. 21, 1894. For many years they lived at Savannah, Mo., later moving to Berryville, Arkansas, where they have many friends. From Berryville they came to Mulberry, Ark., Mrs. Boyer, a member of the Mulberry Methodist church and the Past Worthy Matrons, Order of Eastern Star, was active in church work and civic activities. She is survived by her husband, W. A. Boyer of the home; her brother, Chas. P. Rathburn; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Reser of Salem, Oregon and several cousins, nephews and neices. Mrs. Boyer's funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Methodist Church, with Rev. Uriah Smith officiating and Edwards Funeral home in charge of arrangements with burial at New Cemetery here in Mulberry."
  127 M iv Austin L. Boyer [scrapbook] was born on 23 Jul 1877 in , Nodaway Co., Missouri. He died on 10 Mar 1954 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO and was buried on 13 Mar 1954 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO, Sunset Hill Cem..

SOURCE: Dates of birth and marriage from D.W. Boyer family Bible.
From obituaries in Arza Boswell collection in Nodaway Co.library, Maryville, Mo. - Austin died of accidental gunshot wound at home in Warrensburg, Mo. "a retired merchant, had risen early Sunday, March 7, to step out the front door for his morning paper. There he saw a rabbit nibbling the young turf. Having a fondness for rabbit meat, he returned to the house for a gun. On the driveway of the yard he stubbed his toe and tried to support himself with the gun, which discharged. He was wounded in the right side and chest. Mr. Boyer was taken to the hospital, where he died Wednesday."

The Boyer brothers were also involved in horse-breeding; this interest is reflected in an article appearing in the Warrensburg "Weeky Standard-Herald", Friday, October 29, 1910: "A.L. Boyer and J.W. Graham arrived home Sunday from Southern Iowa where they had been purchasing Percheron Colts. They purchased eight head of mare colts which are said to be No. 1 animals. It is their intention to breed up their livestock. This section of Johnson county is noted for its fine mules, roadsters, and saddle horses, but we are free to admit that in the vicinity of Kingsville and other places in the county their draft stock is better as a rule than in this vicinity. Of course we do not pretend to be an authority on stock, but it has been our observation that there is always a good market for heavy draft animals, just so they have the weight. With drivers and saddlers there are requirements excepting breed. One of them just right will bring a fancy price while, perhaps, another animal will not bring much money. It certainly seems surer money to breed draft animals and we presume Messrs. Graham and Boyer look at it in this light also."
        Austin married Fannie B. (Boyer) Naill on 31 Mar 1902. Fannie was born in 1877. She died in 1973 and was buried on 19 Apr 1973 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO, Sunset Hill.

Dates per cemetery records
  128 M v Howard B. Boyer [scrapbook] was born on 12 Jul 1885 in Hopkins, Nodaway, MO.. He died on 16 Aug 1970 in Savannah, Andrews, MO. and was buried on 18 Aug 1970 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO, Mem. Park Cem..

SOURCE: Dates of birth and marriage from D.W. Boyer family bible.
Mortuary records examined by Gary Hurst of Savannah, Mo. yielded the following: "B." reportedly died of 'cardiac arrest'; was buried Aug. 18, 1970, beside wife 'Sarah E.', lot 15C, grave #2, Garden of the Attitudes" (Beatitudes?), "Memorial
Park Cem., St. Joseph, Mo.; located "at the north end of the west side of the cemetery; he had moved to Idaho in 1925, was a "retired songwriter (I have original manuscripts of some of his lyrics); was former sales manager for Ford dealer in Caldwell, Idaho; memb. 1st Southern Bapt. Chch. in Idaho; 50-yr. memb. Masonic Lodge in 1968.

Daughter Ethel and Susie's nephew Leland Graham both recall that "B" had no fear of water, would swim across the Missouri River at Nodaway on a bet, and frequently transported non-swimmer family members in a row-boat. Leland (on Sunday, 31 August 1997) recounted visits to the Boyer place "on Bean Lake" in the community of Nodaway (near Savannah), and "B"'s fondness for fishing and swimming, or "floating", in the lake, which must've been a backwater from the Missouri River and is no longer identifiable.
        Howard married (1) Susie Ann Barbee, daughter of Turner Dyson Barbee and Lutie Davis (Barbee) Wallace, on 30 Aug 1904 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO. The marriage ended in divorce. Susie was born on 8 Dec 1884 in Concordia, Lafayette, MO.. She died on 17 Jan 1977 in Mexico, Audrain, MO. and was buried about 19 Jan 1977 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO., Memorial Gardens.

SOURCE: An abstract entitled "Saline County Missouri birth and Death Records", Marshall, Mo., pub. by Shirley Haynes & Avlyn Conley includes, for the years 1883, 1884, 1885, this notation: "Barbee, Susan Ann, female, 2nd, 8 Dec 1884, Davis Twp., Lafayette Co., Mo., f. Turner Dyson Barbee, farmer, b. Boone Co., Mo., 27y, m. Lutie Davis Wallace, b. Smithton, Mo., 23 y, res Davis Twp., Lafayette Co., Mo., by H.J. Halley, M.D., Blackburn, Mo."

Kay recalled for us that on the morning of Susie's death she seemed to be feeling better than usual. (She had been failing for some time). She had a big breakfast of bacon, egg, toast and coffee, then said to the aide, "I owe for my paper. Bring me my purse and I'll write a check for three months".
She wrote the check, lay back on her pillow and shortly thereafter she was dead. How like Susie it seems to the family who knew and loved her, that she would be taking care of her own affairs to the very end. I don't think she could have considered leaving this world until everything was in order!

She is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Highway 13, South of Warensburg,in the Graham family plot, near her sister, Nannie Blanche Barbee Graham. Susie's gravesite is located in the central section, 11th row (where the statue is; from the Hwy 13 gate, turn left). At this time, 1998, a cedar tree stands at the beginning of row eleven. The headstone reads Sue instead of Susie because, as daughter Kathryn told us, that is how people in the area knew her. Kay provided the headstone for her mother's grave.

Pearl Graham recalled (Aug. 31, 1997) working at the store in Chilhowee when the sisters Susie Boyer and Blanche Graham came shopping. When a neighbor, Marion Doke, was there at the same time, he was "always trying to get ahead of them", but the sisters prevailed.

Aunt Kay recalls that her mother always kept turkeys to supplement their income. Susie would send the children out to bring the turkeys in (they were allowed to free range). One day they reported that they couldn't find them; Susie told them: "Go back and look again, and don't come home without them!" Eventually, they did find the turkeys, all fifty of them, dead in a row, victims to the mischief of a fox!
This was quite a blow for the family, as the sale of the turkeys provided money for shoes and other necessities for the children.

Kay said that the family's second home was at Post Oak Creek, a two-story, three bedroom home with a porch. Kay "liked it there". Uncle John & Aunt Sadie Barbee lived across the fields and according to Leland Graham, Turner and Lutie lived in a yellow house at the third end of a triangle cutting across the fields of the Post Oak Creeks. (Current address: SW 141 400 or Rt. 1, Box 515) (Susie & B's first home was closer to Warrensburg where both Frank & Kay (and Ethel?)were born.
Kay also remembered for us how Susie managed to get them across the swollen Post Oak Creek after the rains. It flooded often, she said. She would be there when they came home (from school, I assume) with a stick that she used to poke and find the wooden bridge. When she had located the safe path, she would tell them to come across. Kay recalled when another sudden flood threatened the family's cattle. Apparently "B" was not inclined to heed Susie's urging to get the cattle to higher ground, so she got on a horse and herded them to safty herself! Susie raised turkeys at the Post Oak Creek farm also. She kept three incubators running in the Spring. Once young Kay was sent out to search for a hidden nest. When she returned, she reported that she had found "Netty-eight eggs" in the nest.
        Howard also married (2) Sarah E. (Boyer). Sarah was born in 1887. She died in 1969 and was buried in 1969 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO, St. Joseph Mem..

From headstone; buried with husb. Howard B. Boyer

53. Amanda E. (McGlothlan) Boyer (Elizabeth (Eliza) (Boyer) Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 9 Apr 1848 in , , IN. She died about 1931 in Savannah, Andrew, MO and was buried in Savannah, Andrew, MO.

A clipping of unidentified source was found in D.W. Boyer family bible; "Sister Dies Sunday Mrs. Amanda McGlothlan of Savannah, Mo., a sister of D.W. Boyer, died at noon Sunday in a hospital in St. Joseph, where she had been ill for the past two months. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon in Savannah and A.L. Boyer, a nephew, is planning to attend. Mrs. McGlothlan is survived by a son, Dr. A.B. McGlothlan of St. Joseph."

Kay Boyer Matthews remembers that she often visited with Aunt Mandy and Uncle Samuel, while she was attending High School in Savannah. She said Aunt Mandy always wore the dunkard bonnet. Daughter-in-law, Anna Fakes McGlothlan bought her beige, brown and blue hats to wear when she went to town with Anna. Kay says Mandy wasn't sure about that, but when she asked Samuel if he thought it was okay, he said that if Anna wanted her to wear them, it was okay. Thereafter, she wore the hats to town for Anna.

Kay said that Mandy died of pneumonia.

Amanda married Samuel M. McGlothlan, son of Charles Thomas McGlothlan and Elziry (McGlothlan) Adkidson, on 20 Jun 1872 in , Nodaway, MO. Samuel was born on 3 Nov 1846 in , , KY.

"Ancestors and Collaterals", Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer, Denver, CO, 1974, reports 1 child, Susan.

Dates estimated from 1880 Mo. census, Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 29, Dw. #248. Place of birth of Samuel and parents reported as Kentucky. Also in home was Samuel's mo., ?Elziry?, age 55.

SOURCE: McGlothlan family bible, now (August 1993) in possession of Robert Fisher, St. Joseph, Mo., shows dates of birth and marriage; this bible has no record of the "Susan" reported in "Ancestors and Collaterals". The bible further records "Samuel and Amanda" were married June 20, 1872 "at W.A. Fisher's" by "William McGlothlan, J.P."

Samuel and Amanda had the following children:

  129 M i Arthur B. McGlothlan M.D. [scrapbook] was born on 19 Aug 1873 in , Nodaway, MO. He died on 18 Aug 1961 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO and was buried in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO, Ashland Maus..

Date of birth from "Who's Who in St. Joseph, 1929", Baldwin, Sara M. Ed., Robert M. Baldwin Corp., Publishers, Louisville, Ky., St. Joseph, Mo., & Hebron, Neb., 1929.

Living with parents in 1880 census for MO., Indep. Twp., Nodaway Co., pg. 29, Dw. #248, as age 6.

Dr. McGlothlan was a physician in St. Joseph for many years, in practice with Dr. Joseph Fisher, the husband of his niece Annabelle Boyer Fisher.

Family tradition recounts that he was a pioneer in the field of radiology and radiation therapy. He was in later life plagued with multiple skin cancers, which were thought to have resulted from his early exposure to radiation.

"Aunt" Anna and "Uncle Doc" were childless, but both were closely involved with, and attached to, the families of their Boyer relatives.

Obituary - "St. Joseph News-Press", August 18, 1961: Doctor McGlothlan Dies Day Before His 88th Birthday
Dr. Arthur B. McGlothlan died this morning at a hospital in St. Joseph following a lengthy illness. He would have been 88 years old tomorrow.

Doctor McGlothlan retired from his practice as a radiologist March 1, 1953, after specializing in it since 1912. He started his medical practice here in 1903.
Doctor McGlothlan was born at Hopkins, Mo., the son of Samuel and Amanda E. Boyer McGlothlan. He completed Washington University at St. Louis in 1902 and New York Post Graduate College in 1914.

Married in 1908:
He was an active member of the staffs of Sisters' and Methodist hospitals, having served on the former 50 years and the latter, 30.
He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a member of the following organizations: County, state and American Medical Associations; Radiological Society of North America, the American Radium Society and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Doctor McGlothlan and the former Miss Anna Fakes of Warrensburg were married Nov. 5, 1908 at Warrensburg and observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1958 at their home, 821 North 24th Street. They came to St. Joseph immediately after their honeymoon and the doctor resumed his practice, which at that time was general medicine.

Student of History
Following his retirement Doctor McGlothlan devoted most of his time to the study of history, archeology and scientific subjects.
He and Mrs. McGlothlan, who survives him, took trips abroad in 1953 and 1954, visiting in England, Europe and the Holy Land. Mrs. McGlothlan has been prominent for many years in church and social welfare work.
Doctor McGlothlan was a member of the First Christian Church.
During World War I he was a member of the United States naval medical unit and of medical advisory board No. 65. He served again on the selective service examining board in World War II. He was a trustee of the Ensworth Medical and Educational Fund.
His wife is his only immediate survivor. His body has been taken to the Meierhoffer mortuary.
        Arthur married Anna (Boyer) (McGlothlan) Fakes [scrapbook], daughter of Oscar Fakes and Martha Elizabeth (Fakes) Nash, on 5 Nov 1908 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO. Anna was born on 26 Oct 1879 in , Nodaway, MO. She died on 14 Mar 1975 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO and was buried in St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO, Ashland Maus..

SOURCE: Dates of birth and marriage are recorded in D.W. Boyer family bible, along with those of the five Boyer sons.

Information on date of birth and on Fakes' ancestry from "Who's Who in St. Joseph, 1929", Baldwin, Sara M., Ed., Robert M. Baldwin, Publishers, Louisville, Ky., St. Joseph, Mo., & Hebron, Neb., 1929.
At that time, she was (Pg. 93) "Pres. Y.W.C.A., (1927-) Treas. Sheltering Arms (1922-)" (An organization which funded the building of a hospital in St. Joseph) "Dir. of dept. of health, Mo. br., N.C.P.T. Mem. bd. of Women's Aux. Am. Med. Assn. Ex-pres. Women's Aux. Mo. State Med. Soc. Mem. Disciples of Christ Church. Exec. sec. loan drives Red Cross campaigns, United War Work campaign, and other drives. Pres. Runcie Club. Home: 821 N. 24th St." Same source: "Grad. Mcpherson (Kan.) Col, 1900; B. Ped., Warrensburg State Teachers Col., post-grad., same co.; att. Berlitz School of Languages, N.Y. City."

Anna was raised, following the deaths of her parents when she was 2 yrs. old, in the home of her aunt Elvina Nash Boyer and husband, Daniel W. Boyer. She thus regarded the sons of her aunt and uncle as her brothers, and remained close to their families, while she was herself childless.

63. Sarah Anne "Sallie" Grossnickle (Anna Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born in 1834. She died on 2 Oct 1901.

George & Sallie had 3 children.

Sarah married George Peter Grossnickle, son of Peter Jr. "Shoemaker Pete" Grossnickle and (Maria) Sophia A. Brown. George was born on 10 Jul 1830. He died on 27 Oct 1906.

They had the following children:

  130 F i Martha Ellen "Ella" Grossnickle was born in 1858. She died on 26 Nov 1936.
        Martha married John Henry Melvin "Mel" Leatherman, son of Elias Daniel "Eli" Leatherman and Catherine "Cassie" (Leatherman) Grossnickle, on 7 Dec 1876. John Henry was born on 20 Jul 1854. He died on 2 Jun 1928.

- Mel was a twin brother to Harlan "Harl" (Leah's grandfather) Mel and Ella had 15 children.

64. Lawson Grossnickle (Anna Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born in 1837. He died in 1914.

Lawson married Amanda Elizabeth (Grossnickle) Cline.

- she was from Ellerton

Lawson and Amanda had the following children:

  131 F i Laura J. Grossnickle was born about 1863.

She died as a child.

66. Susannah (Blickenstaff) Grossnickle (Anna Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 17 Jun 1842 in , , MD. She died about 1873.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899. She had died by 11 Oct 1877.

Susannah married John Wesley Blickenstaff, son of Elias Blickenstaff and Elizabeth (Blickenstaff) Harley/Hurley. John was born on 5 Aug 1840 in Wolfsville, Frederick Co., MD. He died in 1910.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899. He was a resident of North Manchester, Indiana in 1900.

John and Susannah had the following children:

  132 M i Hezekiah Blickenstaff was born on 20 Oct 1851 in , , MD. He died on 25 Jul 1862 and was buried in Ellerton, Frederick Co., MD.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899.
  133 M ii Albert J.W. Blickenstaff was born in Dec 1864 in , , IN.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899. He was a resident of Cerro Gordo, IL in 1900.
        Albert married Susan (Blickenstaff) Funk on 21 Sep 1887 in , Wabash Co., IN. Susan was born in 1865. She died in 1925.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899.
  134 M iii Cyrus Newton Blickenstaff was born in 1866 in North Manchester, , IN. He died in 1953.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", byJacob Blickensderfer, 1899. He was a resident of Omaha, NE in 1906.

Cyrus married, 2nd, a woman named Maggie.
        Cyrus married Ella (Blickenstaff) Jenks on 24 Jan 1905. Ella was born about 1868 in North Manchester, , IN.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899. She was the daughter of R. N. Jenks and Harried E. Conde Jenks.
  135 F iv Clara Blickenstaff was born in 1868 in , , IN. She died in 1896.

SOURCE: "History of the Blickensderfer Family", by Jacob Blickensderfer, 1899.

71. Jonas "Joney" Grossnickle (Anna Barnhiser , Martin Barnhiser , John (Old John) Nee"Bernheisel" Barnhiser , ) was born on 16 Nov 1852 in Jackson, Frederick, MD. He died on 24 Apr 1944 in N. Manchester, Wabash, IN and was buried in , Wabash, IN, Pleasant Hill Cm.

Per "Grossnickel Descendants in Maryland and Indiana", Carol Constance Boyer, Denver, CO., 1983 = "To Indiana 1865 with parents. In 1870 & 1880 & 1900 census in Chester Twp., Wabash Co. Bought 2 land parcels (59 acres & 3 acres) in 1882 & 1883 from father; sold acreage 1884 & 1889; bought N. Manchester town lots 1889 & 1892. Farmer till 1904?, then moved to N. Manchester, Chester Twp.; trustee (1890's) & postmaster (1904-1909) there. Owned & operated canning factory 1895-1907??; formed road-and-bridge construction company in 1897? with son Melvin; also leased stone quarry near Wolcott, Ind.; 1929-1942. For many years had yard-long beard braided & tucked inside vest, but trimmed it to vandyke style in later years. After retirement, walked mile or more daily to downtown till 2 wks. before death at 92 yrs." Died "of stroke".

Jonas married Henrietta Warren on 11 Mar 1876 in , Wabash, IN. Henrietta was born on 13 Jan 1855 in Chester Twp., Wabash, IN. She died on 15 Apr 1925 in N. Manchester, Wabash, IN.

They had the following children:

  136 M i Melvin L. Grossnickle was born in 1877. He died in 1937.
  137 F ii Estella Anna (Hower) Grossnickle was born in 1878. She died in 1939.
  138 M iii Samuel J. Grossnickle was born in 1881. He died in 1969.
  139 M iv Gorman B. Grossnickle was born in 1882. He died in 1962.
  140 F v Emma C. (Hawbaker) Grossnickle was born in 1887. She died in 1972.
  141 F vi Clara May (Gerard) Grossnickle was born in 1889. She died in 1810.
  142 F vii Verna Frances (Boyer) Grossnickle was born on 28 Aug 1891 in Chester Twp., Wabash, IN. She died on 9 Jul 1981 in N. Manchester, Wabash, IN.

Per "Grossnickle Descendants in Maryland and Indiana", Carol Constance Boyer, Denver, CO., 1983 - "Worked 1909 as postal clerk under father (postmaaster at N. Manchester, Wabash Co.), & gave piano lessons for short while. After marriage, kept student boarders 1912-1915 in N. Manchester;l lived Wabash area, Wabash Co., 1915-1917; with husband's parents in in Chester Twp. while he was in army 1917-1919;" ..... "Assisted in husband's office in later years. Recurring episodes of mental depression 1948 on. Moved to Timbercrest Retirement Home, N. Manchester, 1974. Church of Brethren member." Died "of pneumonia."
        Verna married Walter Elwood Boyer on 27 Aug 1912 in , Wabash, IN. Walter was born on 30 May 1890 in Pleasant Twp., Wabash, IN. He died on 15 Nov 1963 in N. Manchester, Wabash, IN and was buried in , , , Pleasant Hill.

Per "Grossnickle Descendants in Maryland and Indiana", Carol Constance Boyer, Denver, CO., 1983 - "Son of Samuel & Ellen (Butterbaugh) Boyer;" ... Died "of stroke & diabetes;" ... "B.A. 1915 from Manchester College, N. Manchester; teacher in grade school & later high school (also principal); World War I army private 1917-1919 at Camp Taylor, Ky.,; bookkeeper 1921-1923? Goshen; later accountatn & insurance salesman; set up own tax and accounting business in 1945 in N. Manchester; Church of Brethren deacon; served two terms as Chester Twp. trustee, & several years as N. Manchester clerk-treasurer."
  143 M viii Warren Milford Grossnickle was born in 1895. He died in 1954.

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