A FEW EARLY OBITS
OF WAYNE CO, MO.
Submitted by Darlene Cole
Received from Nora O. Reed in 1984
With other newsworthy items included (From micro-film at Columbia, MO)
(No numbers listed for the Micro-film and I didn’t know enough then, to ask for them. Dwc)
[I think these are records transcribed from micro-film by Bea ALLISON in Columbia, MO and she in turn, shared them with Nora O. REED and Nora shared them with me.
No newspaper named, but think in the late 1800s and early 1900s the newspaper in Wayne County, [Greenville, Piedmont & surrounding communities], was then called The GREENVILLE SUN? Dwc
My comments/notes in brackets, Dwc
– 9th January 1896
Born to the wife of ZEDE McGHEE on the 5th January 1896, a fine 9 pound son.
– 16th February 1896
Born to MR. & MRS. ED BARROW, last Saturday, a fine son, thus another Republican arrives to “stand up for Missouri.”
– 19th March 1896
MRS. MARY WHITE, wife of JACKSON WHITE near Bounds, died Monday, the remains were interred in the Bounds Cemetery on Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev., J. A. MEADOR and Rev. M. DAVIS. A large number of friends and mourners followed the casket to it’s last resting place, showing a most high estimation of their departed friend. The “SUN” sympathizes with the bereaved.
Note: [This obituary is confusing. Mrs. Mary (Twidwell) White, was b. 18th Dec 1857 in Greenville and d. on the 16th , March 1896. She was a d/o Rev. A.G. & Elizabeth (Heath) Twidwell, yet cemetery records show she was buried in the New Prospect Church Cemetery, her father’s church, under her maiden name, but listed as the w/o A. J. White? Mary T. Twidwell White was one of my paternal great-grandmothers. Dwc]
– 28th May 1896
MRS. C. E. HARRISON of Peach Tree Fork, died Friday, 22nd May 1896. She was born on Bear Creek, the 25th May 1846, a daughter of JAMES & ELIZABETH WIGGINS; md. ISAAC B. HARRISON, the 24th Aug 1868. She died of peritonitis. Her father died when she was 2 years old. She leaves her husband and 3 children. Funeral conducted by Rev., I. D. WATSON at the cemetery.[?] on May 26th.
– 10th September 1896
MRS. BELLE JULIAN of this place, died at Williamsville, Saturday the 5th September 1896. Her remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
– 5th November 1896
MRS. MINNIE L. WHITE MANNING, died at her home east of Greenville, 9th Oct 1896, aged: 22y,11d. She was born in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois and lived in that county until November of 1893, when she moved to Greenville and md. SAMUEL D. MANNING the 30th May 1894 and was a devoted and loving wife.
HENRY SHOEMAKER died at home on Peach Tree Fork the 10th October 1896. “Uncle Henry,” as he was generally called, was born in Germany about the year of 1840 and came to this country when he was 17 years of age. He served three years during the Civil War in the 14th INDIANA Infantry Regiment and was in about 30 battles.
– 14th September 1899
ANNIE HESTER TAYLOR, the second daughter of W. R. & MAUDE DEMPSTER TAYLOR, born 17th Sept 1894 in Clark County, Illinois and died 5th Sep 1899 near Hendrickson, MO. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. KINGEN officiating.
-- October 5th 1899
MRS MARY CARPENTER died Wednesday, September 27th 1899, aged 31y, 10m, 5 d. She was the daughter of J. K. and Asa ROBINSON; md. JOHN CARPENTER in March of 1892, burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
– 15th October 1899
Mrs. SARAH WILFONG,
aged 63, died 25th
Sept 1899 at the County Poor Farm.
She was the widow of Rev., WILFONG a General Baptist Minister.
The remains were interred in the A.
R. L. Meador Cemetery.
– 5th November 1899
JAMES ALEXANDER HALE,
b. 13th November 1889; died
30th October 1899 at the Lost Creek home.
Aged 9y, 11m, 7d.
BLANCHE RANEY, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. RANEY, born 11th May 1880 at Greenville; died
2nd January 1900, aged:
19y, 7m, 21d. Burial
was at the Masonic Cemetery.
SAM CARLTON was the
father of MRS. U. L. McGEE.
[A random statement, misprint?
Am assuming he died the same day?] Dwc
– 14th February 1901
Captain PINCKNEY L. POWERS,
another old land mark of Southeast MO and particularly of Wayne County, died Thursday of last week at the residence of his son, near Des
Arc. [d. abt. 08, Feb 1901?]
Captain Powers was born in 1823 in Lincoln Co, NC, and was 78 years of age, had been a
resident of this county most all of his life and was known by nearly
every citizen of the county as a respected and honorable man.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Capt., Powers espoused the cause of the Union and took a very active part in getting recruits for the army. He was a brave patriotic soldier and made captain. In the 1860s he was elected to the state legislature and served the people with credit. After the close of the War he cast his lot with the Democrats, but never aspired to political honors. All in all he was a very good man and citizen and to his remains we say rest in peace.
– 21st February 1901
MRS SABRA HALE,
wife of JAMES J. HALE, died
at her home near Chaonia on Monday, 21st
of January 1901, aged 40y, 11m, 29d.
Leaves a husband and 7 children.
– 28th Febraury 1901
MRS LOUISIANA MISSOURI STRICKLAND died 11th February
1901, aged 40y,
3m., wife of JOHN A. STRICKLAND. Buried
at the Estes Cemetery, leaves
husband & 5 children.
– 21st May 1901
THOMAS RUBOTTOM, b. 11th Nov 1827; died
18th May 1908, aged 80 y, 6m, 7d.
He md. (1) in 1851 to MARY COX and they had one boy and one girl,
with the boy dying in infancy. The
girl grew up and married J. A. STEPHENS.
MARY COX RUBOTTOM died in the Fall of 1856 and Thomas md. (2)
DELILAH CREASY, they had two boys, both dying in infancy and Delilah
died in 1872. He md. (3)
SARAH E. WALKER, (six yrs after Delilah died).
He and Sarah had 5 boys and 1 girl with the girl dying in
infancy. He lost his 3rd
wife in the 1880s. He md.
(4) MELISSA J. McGHEE in 1890. Thomas
was buried at the Little Lake Cem.,
not more than 200 yards from where he was born.
He was the son of JUDGE RUBOTTOM.
He was converted the 16th of Feb 1892 and became a
member of the Greenville Baptist Church.
– 18th September 1902
A. J. STOKELY
died 6th September
1902, he was born the 15th September 1850
in Tennessee and was married the 27th
Oct 1875 to MISS LOUISA HANNAPEL and had 10 children. He was buried at the family
cemetery near Taskee.
– 15th January 1903
DANIEL A. ZEIGLER
died suddenly Monday morning about 6:AM of apoplexy or heart trouble.
He had just eaten his breakfast and started to work as a day
hostler on the railroad when stricken down.
Mr. ZIELGLER 47y, 8m, 11d.
He was a native of Pennsylvania and had been a resident of
Piedmont for about 25
years. He leaves a wife and
4 children, 3 girls and a boy. Burial
was in the Masonic Cemetery.