1915 Extracts from Barry County, MO, Newspapers
An interlibrary loan of microfilm from the Missouri State Historical Society was the source of the below given data.
March 18, 1915, Thursday, Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO
The regular March term of the Barry County circuit court convened Monday with Judge Carr McNatt, Sheriff G. M. Brixey and deputy Hugh Brixey, Clerk J. L. Vanhorn and deputy, S. M. Trolinger, Prosecuting Attorney J. T. Rogers and Stenographer Harry McClure, present. To date the following proceedings were had.
In parole causes of W. H. Morecamp, two cases, Willie Wamples, Homer Fare, paroles were continued.
State vs. Thomas Blankenship, parole, defendant discharged.
State vs. Nick Bowman, defendant ordered placed in custody of sheriff.
In the matter of the naturalization of Frank Julius and John Andrew Rebwinkle and Alexander B. Lotto, cases were continued because of absent witnesses.
The First National Bank of Monett vs. E. S. Wilson, et al, quiet title, continued by agreement.
The First National Bank of Monett vs. E. S. Wilson and John W. Dodson, quiet title, continued by agreement.
First National Bank of Monett vs. E. S. Wilson, Vanita Wilson and Richard C. Wilson, quiet title, continued by agreement.
L. D. Huffaker vs. Arthur Kaufman et al, foreclosure of mortgage, judgment for plaintiff on note and against real estate for securing mortgage for $842.33. Foreclosure ordered by court to pay debt and cost.
G. R. Bolin vs. Mary Bolin et al, quiet title, decree for plaintiff.
James Q. Majors, Mary Gibbs, et al quiet title, decree plaintiff.
T. L. Trimble vs. Wilma Saxe et al, quiet title, decree for plaintiff.
Bank of Aurora vs. G. A. Paul, et al, citation, decree for plaintiff.
Mandy King vs. Frank King, divorce, decree for plaintiff and given care and custody of her infant daughter.
Gussie Goostree vs. Edgar Goostree et al, partition, dismissed by plaintiff.
Helen Moore vs. Ray McCallister et al, partition, goes over for service.
T. L. Trimble vs. unknown heirs of Abram A. Skelton, dec'd quite title, decree of plaintiff.
Yarnall and Eden vs. St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co., damages, continued by agreement.
B. F. Johnson vs. St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co., damages in two cases, dismissed by plaintiff.
The Missouri Land Co., of Scotland vs. the Missouri North Ark. R. R. Co., Injunction and damages, continued by agreement.
W. E. Rickman vs. James Garner, appeal from J. P., stricken from docket.
Mrs. J. W. Armstrong vs. Northwestern National Ins. Co., damages on policy, dismissed in vacation.
Mrs. Francis Eylar vs. Jas. W. Lusk, et al, damages, change of venue taken to Jasper County at Joplin.
Elder T. J. Leakey and Mrs. Mattie J. Boyd were united in marriage at Ft. Scott, Kan., on Feb. 28th. Elder Leakey is pastor at Carthage and Granby. The bride is well known in this county, having run a store, first at Traverse and Madry, for a number of years. She is a sister of Mrs. J. G. Elkins of Cassville. They will be at their home in Carthage, MO., after this week. The REPUBLICAN will make its weekly visits to them at their new home.
Alfred Medlin, who since December last, has been living at the home of D. J. Black, was found dead in a road near the Pilant farm, north of town, Friday about 12:30 o'clock. Medlin had left Black's home and was on his way to Frank Moore's home when death occurred. He had formerly lived with Frank Moore and family for some months. Justice of the Peace, H. P. Sons held an inquest and a verdict was reached that Medlin's death was other similar cause. Interment was made Saturday at the Pliant Cemetery. [Research Note: There seems to be no stone at Pilant for Alfred Medlin.]
Gunter News: Uncle Joe Riddle passed quietly away March 10th, age eighty years, March 10th, being his birthday. He will be greatly missed in our neighborhood. He was a good citizen and neighbor. He was loved by all the school children of which he was a great favorite. He leaves a wife, four sons, six daughters, three brothers and one sister and a number of relatives to mourn his departure. They have our heartfelt sympathy. [Research Note: Joseph Dennis Riddle was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. His stone reads March 10, 1835 and died March 10, 1915. On the same stone is given Matilda April 14, 1841 and Aril 20, 1929, wife. His wife was Matilda Caroline Smithson, and they married Oct 15, 1857 in Barry Co., MO.]
Dead: Permelia R. Marbut, better known as Aunt Melia, quietly passed away at her home on little Flat Creek, Wednesday, March 10, 1915. She was 84 years, 2 months and 6 days old. She was born in Tennessee in 1831. When a small child her parents moved to Missouri. They first settled on Joys Creek. She lived there until 1851, when she was married to George W. Marbut, who died about three years ago. They made their home on Little Flat where they resided many years. She was the mother of ten children three of whom were preceded her in death. Four sons and three daughters survive. They are George D. Marbut of Wayne, Lisha Marbut of Cassville, J. W. Marbut of Monett, Rev. Ira Marbut of Purdy, Mrs. Siegel Marian, Mrs. Asberry Davis, and Mrs. I. C. Inmon, all of Little Flat Creek. She was the grandmother of 51 children and the great grandmother of 32 children. She was a kind, loving mother and a faithful Christian. She had been a member of the Protestant Methodist Church for 68 years. She was loved by all who knew her and has now gone to her reward in Heaven. She will be greatly missed in the community where she so long lived. [Research Note: Permila Rowena Fly was married to George Washington Marbut January 22, 1852, in Barry Co., MO. She was born Jan 4, 1837 in Carroll Co., TN, and died March 10, 1915. Her parents were William Asher and Nicea (Sooter) Fly.]
Harry Shaw received a message Sunday announcing the death of his father, H. G. Shaw, who has for several months been living with a step-daughter in Clarenda, Iowa. The deceased was well known in and about Cassville, having lived a few years on a farm south of town. He visited here about a year ago before going to Iowa. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was bout 70 years old. He leaves a widow, three sons, and a step son. Mr. Shaw was an excellent citizen and during his residence about Cassville he won the esteem of a large acquaintance.
Mrs. Nicea Cameron of Butterfield, died Friday night at the home of her son, J. M. Cameron. Death was due to injuries received from a fall some time ago and the lagrippe. She was about 70 years old. She was the mother of W. H. Cameron who now resides at San Francisco., Cal. She was a member of the Butterfield Baptist Church and was one of the county's highly respected citizens. Her body was laid to rest Sunday at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. [Research Note: There appears to be no stone for Nicea Cameron at Mt Pleasant Cemetery, however there are stones for Grace Cameron 1875- 1911; Wm. H. Cameron, July 10, 1861 - Feb 20, 1908; and Sarah O. July 8, 1903, Sept 7, 1906.]
Osa Elrod who several years ago resided south of town, died at his home, in Neosho, Tuesday afternoon of pneumonia fever, following a few days sickness. He was a brother-in-law of Dick Wortz of this city and Geor. Brandt south of town. He is well remembered about Cassville and his friends here will deeply regret to know of his death. Burial was make at Neosho Wednesday.
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