Marilla Cantrell Fly - St. Louis, MO. CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, OF METHODIST CHURCH, South in April 1860 issue (Reprintedin Missouri Pioneers Volunteer XXX, March 1976, page 64, Woodruff &Hodges, Independence, Missouri. )
Mrs. Marillay Fly, daughter of John and Sarah Cantrell, and born in South Carolina, 18 December 1804; When she was young her parents moved to Warren County, Tennessee, and afterward to Carroll County, Tennessee, where she married Asher P.Fly, 28 November 1825. They moved to Green County, Arkansas in 1833,and from there to Shoal Creek, Barry County, Missouri, in 1837, whereshe died 25 March 1860. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South,on Shoal Creek. Left her husband and children. Burial in Old FlyCemetery.
Lorenzo Dow Fly - Neosho Times February 18, 1926
L.D. Fly died at his home last Thursday morning at 2 o'clock. Mr. Fly had been in poor health the past three weeks, he was confined to his bed with high blood pressure. He had been in the grocery business for a number of years. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. George Pinnell, three sons, Jerry, Walter and Wesley, to mourn his depature. Funeral services were conducted at the home.
Theodosia Ernestine Sneed Fly - Neosho Miner & Mechanic
Theodosia Sneed Fly was born in Barry county, near Rocky Comfort, Missouri, July 29 1857 at the age of 77 years, 10 months and nine days. She was married to Lorenzo Dow Fly, May 4, 1875. To this union were born eight children, five of who died in infancy. She leaves to survivie her, two sons and one daughter. J.W. Fly of Los Angeles, Califronia, T.W. Fly of Joplin and Mrs. George L Pinnell of Granby. One brother, J.T. Sneed of Granby, survives also twelve grand children and three great grand children, besides a number of nephews and nieces. Her husband prodeeded her in death in February of 1926.
She was converted when a girl and joined the Baptist church, and after her marriage became a member of the Methodist church, to which her husband belonged. She lived a true Christian mother and has passed to her eternal reward.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, the Rev. G.O. Tolman, pastor of teh Methodist church officiating. Mrs. Maud King of Seneca sang. Flower girls were Misses Lois Hitt, Nadine Peters, Lena Mac Campbell, Georgie Dugan, Clarice Nunn, Dorothy Mitchell, Marilu Helm and Edna Reynolds. Pallbearers were Ralph Fly of Joplin, Herbert Sanders, Marvin and Harold Paul, Hugh McCurdy and Frank King. Burial was in the Granby cemetery.
Benjamin Franklin Reynolds - Joplin Globe
Benjamin Frank Reynolds, 72 years old, a Joplin fireman for 10 years and an employe of the city school system 21 years, died at 6:35 o'clook last night at his home, 903 North Landreth avenue following a heart attack suffered 35 minutes earlier. Mr. Reynolds lived alone but a neighbor was visiting him at the time of the attack and called a physician.
Mr. Reynolds, a resident of Joplin all his life, went to work on the old volunteer fire department in 1900 and served three years. When the regular fire department was organized, he served six years at the East Joplin station, a year and a half of that time as captain. Six years of his service was during the days of horse-drawn fire wagons. He later served ten years after motorized equipment was instituted, part of that time as captain at the central fire station.
Retired in 1947. He and A.L. Moore resigned from the fire department in 1926 and when Moore became superintendent of buildings and grounds ofr the Joplin school district. Mr. Reynolds went to work in that department and served there 21 years. He retired in 1947. Mr. Reynolds mined at intervals during his life. He was a member of the Blendville Christian church.
Mrs. Reynolds died two years ago and a son died ten years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gay Fly of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs Mildred Berlington of Kansas City, and a sister, Mrs. Ike Duncan of 318 Oak street.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced at the Thornhill-Dillon mortuary.
Mildred Christine Reynolds Isaacs - Tacoma News Tribune 6/6/2000
Born January 7, 1920 in Joplin, MO to Benjamin and Mildred Reynolds. Graduated from Joplin High School in 1938. Married James Isaacs and moved to Tacoma, WA in 1957. She worked as a waitress and co-managed Graham Speedway. She retired in 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992. She is survived by her step-son, James Isaacs, Jr.; sister Gay Bergh of Tacoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Fir Lane Funeral Home in Spanaway, head east from Pacific Avenue on 176th Street, 253-531-6600.
Marion Woolsey Fly - Bonita Banner 26 Jun 2002
Marion W Fly, 78, of Bonita Springs passed away on June 23, 2002. he was born in Joplin, Mo. and remained there until coming here in 1976. Mr Fly served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 303 and also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Juanita Fly of Bonita Springs; Sons Thomas Carl (Yvonne) Fly of Boise, Idaho and Russell Walter Fly of Memphis, Tennessee; Sisters Ila Boos of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Simunich of Sorento, Illinois, and Martha Shiraman of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service and burial will be held at 2 PM. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell ,Fla. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home in Bonita Springs was in charge of arrangements
Jeremiah Wesley Fly - Joplin News Herald January 3, 1956
J.W. Fly, 77 years old, died at 1:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon, in a joplin nursing home. He had been ill two years.
Born December 5, 1887, in Rocky Comfort, he had lived in this area most of his life. He was a member of the Church of God.
Survining are a son Carl of Baker, Oregon, a daughter Theora, of Califronia: a sister Mrs. Elma Pinnell of Seattle, Washington and a grandchild.
Carl Wesley (Fly) Cloud - THE RECORD-COURIER - Baker City, Oregon February 20, 1992
Carl Wesley Cloud, a longitme resident and businessman of Baker City, passed away February 12, 1992 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. He was born February 22, 1900 in Carterville, Missouri. As a teenager, he moved with his parents William Lee and Myrtle E. Cloud to Pine Valley and Baker City where he received his schooling.
He learned the barbering trade at Portland Barber College in Portland, Oregon. Upon his return to Eastern Oregon, he worked at his trade in Sumpter, Haines and Baker. He owned and operated the first barber shop in the Baker Hotel when it was completed July 29, 1929 and remained there until interrupted by World War II. At that time he closed his shop and moved to POrtland with his wife to do defense work in the shipyard.
After returning to Baker, He became a Real Estate Broker and opened his office on Main Street. He worked as a broker until retiring several years ago.
He enjoyed traveling and outdoors, especially the streams and lakes of the Blue Mountains. Special to him were his family, grandchildren, friends and church.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church serving as a trustee and usher for many years.
In 1918 he was married to Velma Ann Long of Haines. Their 73rd wedding anniversary was June 30, 1991.
He is survived by a daughter Dorotha A. Miller and son-in-Law Harvey R. Miller of Eugene; grandsons John D. Miller and wife Joleen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; great grand sons Luke and Mark Miller of Lubbuck; niece Lewie Russell of Seattle; sister-in-law Elsie Vandecar of Durkee; nephews Larry Woodell of Burns, Eddie Hindman of Durkee and Joe Hindman of Pullman, Washington.
Memorial may be made in his memory ot Calvary Baptist Church or the chrity of choice through Gray's West and Company. Services conducted at 10:30AM Monday, Feb. 17 in Gray's West and Company chapel with Pastor David Douglas officiating. Services concluded at that time.
Velma Ann Long Cloud
Velma Cloud age 93, 2510 Auburn Ave, Baker City, Oregon passed away July 23, 1991 after an extended illness. She was born December 17, 1897 to John R and Daisy E. Long in Muddy Creek on the farm of her pioneer grandparents. She attended Muddy Creek School and was graduated from Baker High School. The Muddy Creek School was built on land donated by her grandparents Alonzo and Julia A. Long. On June 30, 1918 she married Carl W. Cloud in Portland. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversery this year. They have resided in Baker most of their married life. During WWII they lived in Portland doing defense work in the shipyards. For several years she was employed as a saleslady in Baker for J.C. Penny and Montgomery Ward. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church serving as a deaconess and Sunday School teacher for many years. Her other pioneer grandparents were Andrew J. and Hanna Rebecca Toney also of the Haines area. They crossed the plains in 1867. She is survived by here husband Carl, a daughter Dorotha A. Miller and a son-in-law Harvey R. Miller of Eugene; grandsons John D. Miller and wife Joleen of Philadelphi, Carl T. Miller and wife Cindy of Lubbuck, Texas; great grand daughter Tara and Caitlin Miller of Philadelphia and great grandsons Luke and Mark Miller of Lubbuck; one sister Elsie Vandecar of Durkee; nephews Larry Woodell of Burns, Eddie Hindman of Durkee and Joe Hindman of Pullman, Washington and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Eva Warren.
She will be remembered for her genuine interest, love and concern for others. Memorials may be made in her memory to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of choice thru West and Company.
Services were conducted at 10:AM Wednesday at West and Company with Pastors Dave Douglas and Bill Walters of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Internment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Calvin Winfield Fly
C.W. Fly Dies After Six Months Illness
Calvin Winfield Fly, 58 years of age, died at 7:50 this morning at his home at 715 West Third Street. He had been ill since last April when he came home form Oklahoma suffering from the flu. He had been employed in the mines near Picher as an engineer.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Fly, a daughter Miss Ethel Fly, his mother Lavina Fly, a brother L.D. Fly of Granby and a brother M.A. Fly of Los Angeles, California. Webb City Sentinel September 23, 1920
Amanda Rebecca Turner Fly
Mrs. Amanda Fly, 86, Dies at Webb City
Webb City, Mo., March 13 -- Mrs. Amanda Fly, 86 years old, 206 South Pennsylvania Avenue, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning in the Jane Chinn Hospital, where she had been a patient four days. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist church. Her only survivors are her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cole of Webb City.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Hedge-Lewis Chapel. The Rev. P.W. Bryan will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Leonard Westphal. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery. Joplin Globe March 14, 1954
Ethel Inez Fly
Miss Ethel Fly, Veteran Teacher Fatally Stricken
Miss Ethel Inez Fly, 63 year old, a veteran Southwest Missouri public school teacher and a resident of Webb City since a small child, passed away this morning at 12:40 in the Jane Chinn hospital after having suffered a heart attack at her home at 206 South Pennsylvania Avenue last night at 10:30 PM
Miss Fly had been in failing health for two years or more, since she suffered a fractured ankle. She gave up teaching last October and had been confined to her home since that time. In recent months she was confined to a wheel chair. She revived last night for a short time after suffering the heart attack, but later relapsed and was taken to the hospital shortly before she died.
Miss Fly was born November 12, 1888 in Newton county, Missouri, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin W. Fly. She came here with her parents as a small girl, and for a number of years lived at 715 West Third Street. Miss Fly was an elementary grades teacher in the Webb City schools for a time, but for a number of years had taught the first grade at an elementary school on West Seventh Street in Joplin. She had taught for 40 years.
The deceased was a member of the P.E.O., the Shakespere Club, Emmanuel Baptist church, National Education Association and the Missouri Teachers Association.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Amanda Rebecca Fly of the home and two cousins, Wesley and Walter Fly both of Nevada, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Hedge-Lewis Funeral home. Webb City Daily Sentinel June 28, 1951
William Bertrand Fly
William B. Fly, Aromas Pioneer, Called by Death--Aromas lost its first pioneer, yesterday, in the death of William Bertrand Fly, 83, who passed away at his home in that district last evening after a lingering illness. Born in Missouri, Mr. Fly came to Aromas in 1877 where 10 years later he married Miss Jennie Gray, of Hollister, who was called by death in 1919.
Mr. Fly was engaged in farming during the active years of his life and was beloved by the residents of that area. He is survived by a son, Clarence B. Fly of Aromas; two brothers, Albert Fly, Whitefish, Montana; Elbert Fly, Wyoming; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Wilson, Rawlins, Wyoming; Mrs. Laura Ducy, Lay, Colorado and a grandson, William Harmon Fly, Aromas. He was a brother of the late Asa Fly of Aromas. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday; at 2 p.m. from the Black-Cooper Mortuary, 363 Seventh Street, Hollister. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Hollister. Watsonville Evening Pajaronian, 27 May 1937
Elisa Jennifer (Jenny) Gray Fly
Mrs. Jennie Fly, of Aromas, Passes Away--Mrs. Jennie Fly, a highly respected resident of Aromas, passed away last Saturday at the family residence at that place. Deceased had been ill for a long time. She was a woman of sterling qualities, and many friends deplore her death. Deceased is survived by her
husband, Wm. Fly, and one son, now in the service in France.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, from the Baptist church at Aromas, Rev. Mr. Hayes, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was made at the IOOF cemetery at Hollister. The pallbearers were J.R. Snyder, J. J. Wiseman, Ed. Baker, Elmer Snyder, Mike Mahoney, Chester Chadwell. Watsonville Evening Pajaronian, dated 13 January 1919
Asher Pipkin Fly (1855 - 1935)
A.P. Fly, Well Known Aromas Man, Passes--Asher P. Fly, 80, pioneer resident of Aromas, passed away at the family home early this morning as a result of
complications developing out of a broken hip suffered in a fall a week ago. Due to his advanced years, it was difficult for him to rally after his injury. His death will cause widespread sorrow among the community of Aromas, for he was well known and loved there for his many excellent qualities.
Mr. Fly was a native of Missouri, coming to Colorado a young man where he lived for eight years, then coming to Aromas 42 years ago where he made many friends. He was a member of the Baptist church of Aromas. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eliza Fly, three children, Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Ryderwood, Washington, and Stanford and Owen Fly of Aromas.
Only five years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Fly celebrated their goldern wedding anniversary. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from White's funeral chapel. The Rev. H. H. Allen will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot in IOOF cemetery. Watsonville Evening Pajaronian, dated 23 July 1935
Eliza Caroline King Fly
Mrs. Eliza Fly, Longtime Resident of Aromas, Succumbs--Mrs.. Eliza Caroline Fly, 88, widely known resident of Aromas where she had lived for 53 years, died Saturday morning at her home. She was a native of Newton county, Mo. In Aromas Mrs. Fly was a member of the Baptist church and a pioneer member of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. Throughout her lifetime she had been active in community affairs until her advanced age forced her to forego many activities.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Long View, Wash; two sons, Sanford and Owen Fly of Aromas; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from White's chapel. Burial will take place in the family plot in the Pioneer Watsonville cemetery. Watsonville Register Pajaronian, 23 March 1946
Laura Belle Fly Gadd
DUCEY --- Died in Redlands, California December 18, 1950, Mrs. Laura Delle Ducey, 244 Sonora Street, aged 78 years, native of Pierce City, Missouri; and resident of Redlands for two months.
Deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Ethel Weston, Brawley; William Earl Gadd, Walter Freemont Ducey, and Delbert L. Ducey, all of Colorado; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Florence Wilson, Wyoming; Albert E Fly and Elbert L Fly, both of Montana; also 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Remains will be forwarded to Craig, Colo., for funeral services and burial by Emmerson's Mortuary. Redlands Daily Fact - December 19, 1950
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