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Orion B. Pope-10


ORION POPE
SSN 510-01-1717
Residence: 75701 Tyler, Smith, TX
Born 16 Nov 1896
Died Aug 1977
Issued: KS (Before 1951)


Marjorie Louise Wells-41


She died in Tyler where she has lived *many* years and is buried in Tyler Memorial Park.

Publication Date: March 15, 1999
Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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TYLER - Marjorie Wells Pope, 94, died Friday, March 11, 1999, at her home.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Tyler. The Rev. Richard Ramsey and Rev. David O'Neal will officiate. Laurita Vodak will give a reading. The family will receive friends at home.
Memorials: may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 230 Rusk, Tyler 75701.
Mrs. Pope was born Oct. 18, 1904, in Denver, Colo., to Claude D. and Minnie Jones Wells. They preceded her in death.
She graduated from Walters High School in 1923, and worked in Walters, Okla., in banking, until her marriage. She moved to Tyler in 1942.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Primary Department superintendent. She was also active in Women of the Church and the Golden Age Group. She served in the Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and delivered Meals on Wheels, until failing health prevented her from doing so.
Mrs. Pope was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Orion B. Pope, in 1977; her daughter, Mary Lou Smith, in 1982; her granddaughter, Melinda Minter, in 1977; and her sister, Kathryn Boyle, in 1993.
Survivors: Daughters, Marjorie Pena of Fort Worth, and Diana Pope of Tyler; seven grandchildren, Travis and Kaye Smith, Bruce and Robin Smith, Phillip Pena, Sylvia Smith, Cindy Northwood, David and Ann Marie Pena, and Nancy Pena. Also, great-grandchildren, Steve Busby, Wendy Mason, Tim and Sarah Locke, Jeremy and Brittany Smith, and Lisa Northwood; two great-great-grandchildren, Amber and Sierra Mason; several cousins; nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Lloyd James Funeral Home Tyler, (903) 597-6611 George W. Reid

MARJORIE POPE
SSN 453-17-0093
Residence: 75703 Tyler, Smith, TX
Born 18 Oct 1904
Died 11 Mar 1999
Issued: TX (1973)


Mary Louise Pope-9


Mary Lou Pope was called "Minnie" in honor of her Grandmother, going by the name Minnie Lou


Augusta Melvina Jones-527


Augusta Melvina Jones, 8th and last child of Nancy Melcina Apperson and Gilbert F. Jones, was born March 27, 1889 and died February 27, 1947. She was educated at the normal school in Warrensburg, MO, (now Central Missouri State), and taught school of several years prior to her marriage on September 11, 1914, to Edwin Forrest Reavis of Cooper Co., MO. He had a farm which he usually rented out and devoted his time to automotive repair work, the garage being located on his farm. Edwin F. Reavis was born August 14, 1889, and died January 2, 1966. He and his wife were the parents of one child, a daughter.

Listed as "Millie" on 1900 Census Enumeration District 51, Kelly Township, Cooper Co, Missouri p3.
Contributor: <kenjones@networld.com>


Helen Virginia Reavis-12


Helen was born in Aunt Latie's house.

Helen Forrest Reavis, born December 18, 1916. She was educated at Central Missouri State College. On October 19, 1940, she was married to Fred E. Shrout, who was born May 15, 1915. He works as a Supervisor in the Claims Division of the Social Security Administration. Fred and Helen Shrout made their home in Leawood, KS. They have one child, a daughter.

They retired in 1994 and returned to Cooper Co., MO

Publication Date: March 09, 1997
Source: The Kansas City Star
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Obituary: Helen Reavis Shrout, 80, Bunceton, MO, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Funeral ser - vices will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the William Wood Funeral Home, with the Reverend Scott Ehrlich officiating; burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday, until service time, at the William Wood Funeral Home, Boonville, MO. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannah Cole Chapter of the DAR, or the American Cancer Society.


Katherine Louise Robinson-14


used name Louise


Dr. Henry Clay Gibson-79


HENRY C. GIBSON, M. D., physician and surgeon. Dr. Gibson is the oldest practitioner of his profession as well as one of the ablest physicians in Boonville. He began the practice here in 1848, thirty-five years ago, and since that time, with but little interruption, has continued to visit the sick and relieve the suffering, wherever relief was not beyond the power of a skilled and faithful physician. Dr. Gibson's father, William Gibson, was a native of North Carolina, and came to this state with his parents when a youth, while it was still a territory. The family first settled near Potosi, but shortly afterwards moved to Cooper county, where William, after he reached manhood, married Miss Rhoda, daughter of Stephen Cole, formerly of Kentucky.  Dr. Gibson was one of the family of children of this marriage.  Mrs. Gibson died a number Years afterwards, and her husband was married a second time. Henry C., now Dr. Gibson, was born in Cooper county August 25, 1825, and after remaining on his father's farm, where he attended the neighborhood schools, in 1843, when eighteen years of age, he began the study of medicine in Boonville under Dr. F. W. G. Thomas. He pursued his studies here until 1846, when he went to Lexington, Kentucky, and attended the Transylvania medical college during the session of 1846-47. He then entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, from which he was afterwards duly graduated. Returning thereupon to Boonville he at once entered actively upon the practice of his profession, and soon secured a lucrative practice, and established a wide reputation as an educated, successful physician. Devoted to medicine as a science, not less than to its practice, and desiring to keep up with the progress of the profession as represented by the advancement of learning in the schools, as well as in experience, he went back to Philadelphia in 1852 and attended the university again, and also the Jefferson medical college of that city. Returning home in 1853, he has since made his profession the sole object of his labor and study; for, notwithstanding his practice occupies by far the greater share of his attention, he still takes time to study and keep up with the improvements in both the theory and practice. He was married January 11, 1856, to Miss Mittie Nelson, originally of Virginia, sister to James M. Nelson. She died in 1857, and fifteen years afterwards he again married, Mrs. Mary L. McCarthy, daughter of Caleb Jones, an early settler of this county, then becoming his wife. Of this union three children are living : Mary, Nannie J. and Martha S. The doctor is a prominent member of the A. F. and A. M. William Gibson's wife was a Mrs. Harris, daughter of Stephen Cole.

Gibson, Henry, Dr.; husband of Mittie Gibson; "He cared for David Barton when other friends forsook him.  Dr. and Mrs. Gibson where grandparents of MRs. George T. Irvine, of Boonville.


Dr. Henry Clay Gibson
(Transcribed by Jim Thoma)

Dr. Henry Clay Gibson. The late Dr. Henry Clay Gibson was, in his day, the most able physician in Cooper County, and was in his later days the oldest practicing physician in this section of Missouri. Dr. Gibson was born in Cooper County, Aug. 25, 1825, and died Dec. 14, 1887. He was born on the old Gibson homestead, which is now incorporated into the Missouri Training School property. William, or "Uncle Billy Gibson," his father, was a native of North Carolina and was an early pioneer in Cooper County. He married for his first wife, Rhoda Cole, born in Cole's Fort on the Missouri River, and a daughter of Stephen Cole, the first white settler in what is now Cooper County.

Henry Clay Gibson was educated in Kemper School, and attended the Transylvania Medical College at Lexington, Ky., during the sessions of

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1846-47. He then entered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, from which he was afterwards graduated. Returning to Boonville after receiving his degree, he began the practice of his profession, soon secured a lucrative practice, and established a wide reputation as an educated, successful physician. Devoted to medicine as a science, not less than to his practice, and desiring to keep up with the progress of the profession as represented by the advancement in learning in the schools, he returned to Philadelphia and again entered his alma mater for a post graduate course.

Dr. Gibson resumed his practice in Boonville in 1853 and continued to practice successfully until the time of his death.

Dr. Gibson was twice married. His first marriage occurred on Jan. 11, 1856, too Miss Mittie Nelson, a native of Virginia, and sister to James M. Nelson. She died one year after marriage. Dr. Gibson's second marriage took place Jan. 11, 1871, with Mrs. Mary L. (Jones) McCarthy, widow of Justin McCarthy. Three children were born to this union: Mary J. Gibson, at home with her mother; Rhoda Cole Gibson, died in infancy; Martha, wife of A. K. Mills, died at Webb City, Mo.; Mrs. Nancy O'Meara, wife of Joseph O'Meara, teacher of dramatic art in the College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. The mother of these children was born Nov. 2, 1840, in a log cabin at Bolivar, Mo. She is a daughter of Caleb and Nancy (Chapman) Jones, natives of Baltimore, Md., and Old Franklin, Mo., respectively. Caleb Jones was a pioneer merchant, trader, postmaster, and Whig politician of the early pioneer days. He was born in Baltimore, a son of Joshua Jones, a native of that city, who fought with the American Army in the War of 1812. The wife of Joshua Jones was Mary Ann Sands, a daughter of Commodore Sands of the United States Navy. Caleb Jones was born in 1800 and died March 15, 1883. He came up the river to St. Louis, and walked to Arrow Rock, Mo., where he taught school and formed a partnership with Clay Jackson, later the war governor of Missouri. He became a merchant, moved to Old Franklin, and developed a large wholesale business which supplied many points in southwest Missouri with goods. He had previously operated a trading post in Bolivar, Mo., and was widely and favorably known throughout the entire section where his goods were sold. Mr. Jones later had an establishment in Boonville, including both a retail and a wholesale business. During the Civil War he suffered serious reverses from which he never fully recovered. He died in Mrs. Dr. Gibson's home. His children were: Mrs.

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H. C. Gibson; Mrs. William D. Muir, deceased; George C. Jones, a large land owner of Blackwater, Mo.

Joshua Jones, mentioned in the preceding paragraph, was a son of Joshua Jones, patriot, of Welsh extraction, who fought in the American Revolution. Nancy Chapman Jones, mother of Mrs. Gibson, was born April 6, 1814, and died Feb. 7, 1878. She was a daughter of Squire George Washington Chapman, a Kentucky frontiersman, and a pioneer in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. He was a noted border character who spent his life in advancing the outposts of civilization in remote and unsettled regions.

Mary L. Jones was first married in 1860 to Justin McCarthy, of San Antonio, Texas, who died in that city in 1865, leaving a son, William J., an actor.

Dr. Gibson was a democrat and was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Gibson and her children are members of the Catholic Church.


Mary Gibson-388


Mary J. Gibson, at home with her mother;


Nannie J. Gibson-15


Mrs. Nancy O'Meara, wife of Joseph O'Meara, teacher of dramatic art in the College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Martha S. Gibson-83


Martha, wife of A. K. Mills, died at Webb City, Mo.;


Rhoda Cole Gibson-554


Rhoda Cole Gibson, died in infancy;


Elza Bales Shannon-16


Nice to find my great grandfather in your geneology pages.
"sdjewett" <sdjewett@mid-mo.net>

Elza B. Shannon
(Transcribed by Laura Paxton)

Elza B. Shannon, proprietor of "RoseLawn" Farm in Clarks Fork township (rural mail route No. 1 out of Boonville) and for years recognized as one of the leading farmers and stockmen of that vicinity, an active member of the energetic Farmers Club in that neighborhood and in other ways prominently identified with the life of the community, was born on that farm and has lived there all his life.  He was born on Oct. 31 1854, son of Alexander and Julia A. (Hurt) Shannon, pioneers of that vicinity and the latter of whom is still living, continuing to make her home on the old home place, being now nearly 90 years of age.

Alexander Shannon was a Easterner, born in Charles County MD., February 10 1823, who came to Missouri in 1847, and in 1849 located on the place now known as "Rose Lawn" farm and owned by his son Elza.  That farm, originally know as the Bell farm, he bought from D C Steele and when he bought it consisted of 110 acres which tract under its present ownership has been expanded to the present dimensions of "Rose Lawn", a fine farm of 402 acres. During the two years he spent in Missouri before buying his farm, Alexander Shannon was engaged in freighting between Boonville and Knob Noster and during this form of service he not infrequently was in perilous touch with the Indians that still were numerous hereabout in those days.  He married not long after coming here and established his home on the farm he had bought and there spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring on June 10 1898, he then being past 75 years of age, and he is buried in the cemetery in Boonville.  As noted above, his widow is still living at "Rose  Lawn."  She was born on a pioneer farm in Clarks Fork township, this county, in 1830, daughter

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of Colonel Hurt, one of the most influential of the early settlers of that neighborhood, and has spent all her life in that vicinity having thus been a witness to the amazing development noted there during her lifetime.  To Alexander and Julia A (Hurt) Shannon were born five children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second in order of birth, the > others being G W  and F H Shannon, Texas County Mo; J B Shannon, deceased and Nannie wife of J W Draffen in Los Angeles California.

Reared on the farm on which he is now living, Elza B. Shannon received his early schooling in the then somewhat primitive district school of his home neighborhood and supplemented the same by a course in the Kemper Family School at Boonville, after which he returned to the farm and resumed his labors there, a valuable aid to his father in the work of the development on the place.  After his marriage in 1876 he established his home on the place presently assuming the management of the same, and has ever since resided there, gradually improving the place by the erection of new buildings and from time to time buying adjoining tracts until "Rose Lawn" long ago came to be recognized as one of the most attractive farms in that part of the county.  The palace is admirable adapted to the raising of live stock and Mr. Shannon annually markets about 200 hogs and one or two car loads of cattle.  He also maintains a flock of about 250 sheep and in his Operations is doing well, in these operations being ably assisted by those of his sons who still are at home and who are bending their energies to the further and profitable improvement of "Rose Lawn."  Mr. Shannon is one of the leading  members of the local Farmers Club and has for years been actively interested in movements having to do with the advancement of the common interest in that neighborhood.  In his political faith he is a Democrat.  He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church and take a proper interest in church work as well as in the general social activities of the community in which they live.

Mr. Shannon has been twice married.  It was in 1876, when he was little past 21 years of age, that he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Miller, who also was born  in Clarks Fork township and who died on July 26 1884. To that union three children were born:  Minnie Gray, who died at the age of two years; Robert Alexander who is now farming in the vicinity of Rankin's Mill and Elza M. Shannon who is at home aiding in the management of "Rose Lawn."  On March 6 1889, Mr. Shannon married, secondly, Jennie L. Johnston, a music teacher who was

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graduated from the old Prairie Home Institute and for some time following her graduation was teacher of music there, later giving general music lessons, and to this union five children have been born:  Martha, wife of B H Mills, of Clarks Fork township; Georgia, at home; Margaret, who died at the age of 4 years; and Noye L and Louis J., at home. Mrs. Jennie L (Johnston) Shannon also was born in this county, March 20 1861, a daughter of Washington A and Martha (Hunt) Johnston, both of whom also were born here members of pioneer families and who spent all their lives here both living to ripe old age.  W A Johnston was born Jan 1 1825 and died on Feb 15 1908, he then being past 83 years of age.  W A Johnston was a son of Robert and Ellender P (Powell) Johnston, the latter of whom was born in North Carolina on July 14 1800, and came to Missouri with her parents, William Powell and wife in 1822, the family settling in the vicinity of Jamestown in Moniteau County.  Robert Johnston was born in Tennessee in 1783 and came to Missouri, settling in Cooper County in territorial days.  He married Ellender Powell in March 1824.


Jennie L. Johnston-455


Jennie L. filled the position of music teacher at Prairie Home institute

Jennie L. Johnston, a music teacher who was graduated from the old Prairie Home Institute and for some time following her graduation was teacher of music there, later giving general music lessons,


Vivian Hunter Mills-568


Vivian Hunter Mills
(Transcribed by Jim Thoma)

Vivian Hunter Mills, a progressive farmer and stockman of Saline township, is a member of one of the early pioneer families of Cooper County. Mr. Mills was born in Saline township, Dec. 9, 1888. He is a son of Hunter N. and Mary Ella (Thomas) Mills, both natives of Cooper County. More extensive mention of the Mills family is made in connection with the sketch of Robert William Mills and Erle S. Mills, which appears in this volume.

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Vivian H. Mills was reared in Saline township and educated in the Fairview district school and the Boonville High School. He was then employed in a wholesale dry goods store in Kansas City, Mo., for one year. He then returned to Cooper County and engaged in farming and stock raising. He moved to his present place, which is a part of his father's old homestead, in 1914. His farm consists of 250 acres. All the buildings are practically new, having been built since 1914. The residence is a modern cottage of eight rooms, with spacious porches, with a neatly kept and nicely fenced yard. The other farm buildings include a metal barn 45x50 feet, metal garage, grain barn, machine shed, ice house and a tile silo. All in splendid condition, which gives to the place an excellent appearance. In addition to general farming, Mr. Mills raises and feeds cattle and also pure bred Duroc Jersey hogs. He ships about two carloads of hogs annually, and about one and one-half carloads of cattle. Mrs. Mills is interested in the poultry industry and has about 250 Rhode Island Red chickens. She makes a specialty of furnishing eggs for hatching purposes, for which she receives from $1.00 to $3.00 per setting. The Mills farm is well equipped for the poultry business, having a modern metal poultry house.

Vivian H. Mills was married Sept. 17, 1914, to Miss Martha Shannon, a daughter of E. B. and Jennie (Johnston) Shannon, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Mrs. Mills is one of the following children born to her parents: Martha, wife of Vivian H. Mills, subject of this sketch; Lewis, Georgia, and Noye. By a former marriage of E. B. Shannon, the following children were born: R. A., and E. M. Mrs. Mills was born in Clarks Fork township in 1891, educated in the Washington school district, and the Boonville High School, where she was graduated in the class of 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Mills are well known in Cooper County and stand high among their many friends and acquaintances.


Noye Lacy Shannon-21


My grandmother, Noye L. Shannon/Jewett/Toellner is very much alive and will be 99 on January 31,1998. Anyway, hello from Boonville, MO from Sam, Deb, Addie and Ella Jewett. "sdjewett" <sdjewett@mid-mo.net>

Toellner, Noye Lacy nee' Shannon (Jewett); born 31 Jan 1899 in Cooper County, Missouri; died 21 Nov 1999 at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville, Missouri; daughter of Elza B. and Jennie nee' Johnston Shannon; wife of S. Lewis Jewett (deceased 1926), married 1921 in Cooper County, first husband; wife of William Toellner (deceased 1965), married 1929, second husband; buried 22 Nov 1999
Toellner, Noye Lacy nee' Shannon; born 31 Jan 1899; in Cooper County, Missouri; died 21 Nov 1999; in Ashley Manor Care Center, Boonville, Cooper Co., Missouri; buried 23 Nov 1999; wife of Toellner, William Carl; married in Cooper County, Missouri


Noye Lacy Shannon-21


My grandmother, Noye L. Shannon/Jewett/Toellner is very much alive and will be 99 on January 31,1998. Anyway, hello from Boonville, MO from Sam, Deb, Addie and Ella Jewett. "sdjewett" <sdjewett@mid-mo.net>

Toellner, Noye Lacy nee' Shannon (Jewett); born 31 Jan 1899 in Cooper County, Missouri; died 21 Nov 1999 at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville, Missouri; daughter of Elza B. and Jennie nee' Johnston Shannon; wife of S. Lewis Jewett (deceased 1926), married 1921 in Cooper County, first husband; wife of William Toellner (deceased 1965), married 1929, second husband; buried 22 Nov 1999
Toellner, Noye Lacy nee' Shannon; born 31 Jan 1899; in Cooper County, Missouri; died 21 Nov 1999; in Ashley Manor Care Center, Boonville, Cooper Co., Missouri; buried 23 Nov 1999; wife of Toellner, William Carl; married in Cooper County, Missouri