Obituary John Armstrong,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 23 Feb 1895
Fulton Gazette, Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 28 February 1895 John Armstrong Dead. Died at his home near Shamrock, Callaway county, Missouri, February 23, John Armstrong, aged about 66 years, burial Monday at Liberty church cemetery. He had been in delicate health for several years, being afflicted with kidney troubles, indigestion and general disability. Under the circumstances his death was a very sad one as this makes three deaths in this family inside of three weeks, as will be seen on another page of this paper by reading the obituary of his son, Shelton Armstrong. The measles, followed by pneumonia in some instances, has played sad havoc with this worthy family who deserve the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. His son, Charles, about 18 years old has, at this writing, recovered sufficiently as to be able to be out of bed but his daughter, Miss Abbie, who is quite ill, is not out of danger, all of which adds a peculiar sadness to the melancholy event. John Armstrong was born in Dixon county, Tennessee, June 26, 1829, was a son of William and Lucy (Baxter) Armstrong, the former a native of Wythe county, Va., and the latter originally from North Carolina. They were married in Tennessee in 1827 and moved to Callaway county, taking up their residence 5 1/2 miles southwest of Fulton on what is known as the Gilpin farm. On this farm John grew up to manhood with other children of the family; Jane, wife of Samuel Riley of Concord; Nancy, wife of James Hall of Montgomery county, Kansas; Richard, who has not been heard of for six or eight years, but was a resident of the old city of Mexico in the employ of an English Mining Company when last heard from. John was married to Miss Virginia Garner of Richmond, Va., February 22, 1855. In 1854 John went to Santa Fe. He voted at the first territorial election in Kansas. After his marriage he settled down on the farm on which he died and by industry and frugality and able management he succeeded in making one of the best stock farms in the county. He was a member of the Auxvasse Lodge of I.O.O.F. and a consistent member of the Christian church. The writer, who spent his boyhood days with the deceased, growing up as farmer boys on adjoining farms, knows whereof he speaks when he states without reserve that John Armstrong was one of "God's Noblemen," honest and charitable to a fault, true as steel to a friend, a devoted and faithful husband, a kind and affectionate father, and a worthy and popular neighbor. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the farmily, his two sisters, his wife and children. May his memory every be revered by all of them. He did his duty and left an honored heritage of a noble name and character to his family and friends and what more can a man do?
Obituary Mary W Armstrong,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 08 Feb 1895
Auxvasse Review, Auxvasse, Callaway, Missouri, 14 February 1895 Miss Mary Armstrong, daughter of John Armstrong, died last Friday of measles and pneumonia at her home near Bachelor. She was buried at Liberty church Saturday.
Obituary Abbie Armstrong,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 28 May 1897
Auxvasse Review, Auxvasse, Callaway, Missouri, 04 June 1897 Miss Abbie Armstrong Gone. Miss Abbie Armstrong, daughter of the late John Armstrong, deceased, died at her home near Bachelor last Friday Afternoon. Two years ago last February an epidemic of measles raged in that neighborhood and at that time her father, one brother and one sister died within a few days of each other. She had measles at that time which became complicated with other diseases and for several weeks her life hung in the balance as by a thread and her death was expected almost hourly. She finally rallied however, and got able to get out and around again, but she never regained sound health and for several months has been a confirmed invalid. Her remains were interred Saturday afternoon at Liberty church, near Shamrock. We have been unable to get any further particulars about the life of deceased, which will account for this imperfect notice.
Obituary Jeter English,
Fulton, Callaway, Missouri
Auxvasse Review, Auxvasse, Callaway, Missouri Jeter English Takes Life Monday Evening. Brooding Over Family Difficulties Believed To Be Cause of Rash Act Jeter English died at his home, southwest of Fulton, at about 8:30 o'clock Monday evening, about an hour and a half after he had taken a dose of poison with suicidal intent. With Mr. English at the time was his sister, Mrs. Leila Pasley, with whom he made his home, but who was unable to prevent her brother's act and who was restrained by him from summoning aid until a considerable time had elapsed after the fatal dose was drunk. Mrs. Pasley finally was able to call for aid from a neighbor, who called a doctor, but Mr. English refused to have any antidote administered, and in a short while had passed away. Constant brooding over family difficulties is accepted as the only possible cause of his rash act. Mr. English was born July 2, 1886, on a farm northeast of Bachelor. He was the son of the late William T. and Fannie English, and was the youngest of a family of thirteen. He was married in 1906 to Miss Floy Norris, also of the Bachelor community, and they had one son, John William, 24 years of age, who resides in California. In 1910, Mr. English and his family moved to Pasadena, Cal., where he was engaged in the ice business until his return to Missouri in 1930. Since his return to Callaway he lived on the old home place near Bachelor until March of this year, when he and his sister, Mrs. Pasley, moved to her farm, near Fulton. Of the large family, three sisters and four brothers survive Mr. English: Mrs. Annie Craghead, of Jetmore, Kansas; Mrs. Leila Pasley, of Fulton; Miss Margaret English, of Norfolk, Nebraska; H.T. English of Lamanda Park, Cal.; O.E. English, of Centralia, Mo.; C.E. English, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Richard T. English, of Auxvasse. Mr. English was a member of the Baptist Church and the Elks Lodge. The funeral is being held at Harmony Church, southwest of Bachelor, this afternoon, with services by Rev. A.W. Tandy, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church, and burial will be in the Harmony cemetery beside his parents and other members of the family. Mr. English was well known and popular all over this part of Callaway county. He was a natural musician of ability and his services were much in demand in this line, and he was always ready to oblige in this respect. His death came as a great shock to his legion of friends and acquaintances in this section, and all will join The Review in expressing their sincere regret at the event and their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.