1915 Extracts from Barry County, MO, Newspapers
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March 25, 1915, Thursday, Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO
Myrtle E. Lea vs. Walter T. Lea, divorce, continued for service.
Floyd German vs. Inis German, suit to annul marriage, judgment and decree for plaintiff
Monte Ellis vs. Thomas Nelson et al quiet title, decree for plaintiff.
Lillie Herd vs. Fay Herd, divorce, decree for plaintiff and maiden name restored.
James G. Price vs. Amy L. Price, divorce, decree for plaintiff.
Violet E. Wilson vs. Omer B. Wilson, divorce, decree for plaintiff and maiden name resorted.
William Tucker vs. E. A. Tucker, divorce, decree for plaintiff.
T. E. Cox vs. James Cox, divorce, decree for plaintiff.
Nora Erwin vs. Walter Erwin, divorce, decree for plaintiff and maiden name restored.
Edna Russell vs. Chas. Russell, divorce, decree for plaintiff an maiden name restored.
Wm. C. Dunbar vs. Mary Dunbar, divorce, decree of plaintiff.
Western Electric Co., vs. the City of Monett, on account, continued by agreement.
Parlin & Orendorff Plow Co., vs. W. E. Thornburg, on account, continued by agreement.
Home Pattern Co. vs. H. F. Rinker, attachment, dismissed by plaintiff.
Detroit Automatic Seale Co., vs. T. W. and L. M. Goddard, on bond, continued by plaintiff.
G. A. Ferguson vs. Jas. W. Lusk et al, damages, judgment for plaintiff by agreement for sum of $50.
J. L. Vanhorn vs. Wells Fargo Express Co., appeal continued on application of defendant.
C. J. Davis vs. C.R. Gleason attachment, dismissed by plaintiff.
State vs. W. T. Bailey, carrying concealed weapons, continued by agreement.
State vs. W. H. Wilson, carrying concealed weapons, dismissed by state.
Jewett Goostree et al vs. Gussie Goostree et al partition, decree for plaintiff and commissioners appointed to set out partition of land and to report at next term of court.
W. R. Winds vs. Unknown heirs of James A. Young et al, quiet title, decree for plaintiff.
Dr. W. W. Wet vs. Georgia Lewis et al, dismissed as per stipulations filed at cost of plaintiff.
Louisa Vermillion vs. Floyd McIntosh, damages , issue for defendant.
Emmerson - Brantingham Implement Co. vs. W. and Noah England, on notes, trial by court and jury renders verdict finding issue for the defendant of plaintiff's cause of action in their counter claims in the sum of $1000, and judgment for defendant for $1000 accordingly.
S. H. Long vs. Jas. W. Lusk et al, damages, dismissed at cost of defendant.
W. J. Fleming vs. G. C. Holt et al, attachment, trial by court and judgment rendered by plaintiff in 13 courts.
Caroline Black vs. Southern Surety Co., damages, dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Dan Kimball vs. Henry Deitrich et al, damages, dismissed by plaintiff.
C. H. Guinther vs. Ingall Stone Co., damages, dismissed by plaintiff at cost of defendant.
Henry Allen vs. J. F. Wolfenbarger et al, appeal from J. P., continued by agreement.
State vs. Herman Garrison, disturbing religious worship, defendant pleads guilty and fined $5.00. Paroled.
State vs. Roy Pierce, assault with intent to kill, continued by agreement.
C. F. Cares Dead: The Great Divide was crossed by C. F. Cares on the 23 day of February, 1915.
Mr. Cares came to Barry County from Parsons, Kan., in 1893 and settled at Hailey where he lived until last September, when he with his family moved to Richland, New Mexico.
Mr. Cares was a Pennsylvanian by birth, a good Christian, brought up in the German Reformed Church, a life long Democrat and a man who had a host of friends. He had almost reached the 80th mile stone of the journey when he was called to the Home beyond this vale of pain and misery to rest. Paralysis was the cause of his death. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Fora Swenk, two sons, A. Bruce Cares and Dr. John H. Cares, all of Richland, New Mexico, also one brother Dan A. of Hailey and two sisters in Pennsylvania.
All of his old neighbors and friends in Barry county join the writer in words of sympathy for the sorrowing friends. A Friend.
Independence school Closes: J. M. Sapp closed one of the best schools at Independence Friday., March 19th, that has ever been taught at this place. The morning session was taken up with class work and about noon the patrons came in with well filled baskets of grub which was greatly appreciated by both teacher and pupils. In the afternoon a short program was rendered which was greatly appreciated by all present. There were seven pupils to completed the eight grade work. They are: Frank Warf, Henry Talbert, Roy Sallee, Ada Noe, Maude Cole, Alma Packwood and Hazel Brooks.
The patrons all expressed themselves as being well pleased with the school. Mr. Sapp has been appointed county highway engineer by the county court and we all wish him well in his new work and feel that he will make good.
A member of the school board.
Another Mother Passes Away: Mrs. Martha Permelia Ennes, wife of Rev. J. W. Ennes, who resides in the Forest Grove locality, died at two o'clock Sunday morning, March 21, 1915, of pneumonia.
Mrs. Ennes had suffered about ten days with the illness which ended her life. Pneumonia followed a severe attack of lagrippe and her ailments became quite serious from the beginning.
She was born March 17, 1854. On October 19, 1871 she was married to J. W. Ennes. To them were born nine children, two having died in infancy, seven survive. They are: Mrs. J. W. Sharp of Forest Grove, John Ennes of Butterfield, Mrs. J. H. Chapman of Minden Mines, Mo., Mrs. Albert Reynolds of Montana, Kan., Mrs. E. H. Smith of Springfield and Miss Alice at home. All the children were here to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Ennes was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church and was a woman who in every sense of the word lived up to the tenets of the Golden Rule. She was a most excellent woman, wife and mother and in her death, the vicitny has lost one of its most honored citizens. Her friends were always number by her acquaintance.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. Stribling of Monett. Her body was laid to rest in the Ennes Cemetery.
Obituary: In memory of our neighbor and friend, Charles R. Stubblefield, of Leann, Mo., who was called to answer the summons from the one who doeth all things well. Charles was a Barry County boy, born on Flat Creek, March 30th, 1886 and died March 13, 1915, aged 28 years, 11 months and 13 days. Charles R. Stubblefield was a son of Edward and Nancy Stubblefield, who was a bright and prosperous young man, loved by all who knew him. Chares after reaching manhood, launched out for himself, finding employment in the mining districts. He was soon found to be a fit type of humanity for a higher position which placed him as a superintendent over the ore digger in the Joplin district. He was highly respected by men. He as many others have done, stayed too long, which resulted in the dreadful disease of miner's consumption.
Charles left an evergreen of evidence as consultation to his death brothers and sisters and his dear old mother, Mrs. Ruddick, as to where he had wisely chosen his long resting place.
Precious was our dear son, who has left us. Let us yes to forever more. But we hope to meet our loved one. On that bright and happy shore. Lonesome are the days, sad are the hours, since our dear one has gone. But oh, a brighter place than ours, in Heaven is now his own.
With deepest regret, the writer and others, do hereby extend our sympathy to the Ruddick family in their sad hours of bereavement.
Obituary: Austin E. Elrod, who died at his home in Neosho on Tuesday, March 16, 1915, was born in Lee County, Virginia, November 9, 1858. In 1859 his parents moved to Southwest Missouri where the deceased with the exception of a short residence in Texas and Oklahoma, resided all his life. His parents in locating in Barry County, first lived northwest of Cassville and later southwest of town where the deceased grew to manhood. In 1899 he was married to Bertha Wertz. To them were born six children four sons and two daughters, all living. Soon after their marriage they moved to a farm near Eagle Rock and from there to Aurora and to Oklahoma, before locating at Neosho.
At the age of 14 years, he deceased professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Neosho Baptist Church in charge of Revs. Ketner and Siler and interment was made at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The deceased is also survived by five brothers and two sisters, Rowen of Siloam Springs, Ark., Peter of Kansas City, Chas. of Oklahoma, James of Webb City, Marshall of Carterville and Mrs. John Edwards and Mrs. James Box of Neosho.
Mrs. Beeson, 81 years, died at the home of her step-son, Albert Beeson, east of town, Sunday of old age. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Riddle. Her body was interred at the Mineral Spring Cemetery.
Henry Branstetter, 86 years old, died in this city, Friday following an extended illness of old age and other ailments. Short funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. J. T. Brattin and his body was taken to Joplin for burial. The deceased was born in Pike County, Mo. In 1829. He lived all his life in this state. He was one of the pioneer miners of Jasper County, having engaged in that industry about 42 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of the 29th Missouri Cavalry of the Union Army. In 1879 he was married to June Peavler of Montgomery County, MO. To this marriage were born five children, three living. They are W. J. of Pittsburg, Kan., L. P. of Chillon, Tex., and Chas., of this city. He also leaves three brothers, Thomas of Oklahoma, J. F. of St. Clair County, MO., and A. J. of this city.
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