1901 Extracts from Barry County, MO, Newspapers
Extracted by: Donna Cooper, Coordinator
An interlibrary loan from the State Historical Society of MO of microfilm, was the source from which the data given below was obtained.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Jan. 1901 - Probably the 31st Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Jan. 1901 - Probably the 31st
The Commercial Bank has inaugurated a Savings Department and will pay the following rates of interest: On amounts over $25, 3 per cent per annum; On amounts over $100, 4 per cent.

One of the many amusing incidents in "A Breezy Time," which will be at the Opera House is that of a blind man singing, "All Coons Look Alike to Me."

A family on Marshal Hill is in need of assistance from our people. The family of five are all sick with the exception of the mother and being obliged to stay at home with the family, she can earn northing at washing, her only means of livelihood. Some help has already been rendered but more is needed.

Mrs. Jas. Mansfield gave a social Tuesday night at Westbay's hall for the benefit of the Catholic church. In the Euchre contest Mrs. Dailey won the first prize and Mrs. T. M. Ward the second. Tom Murphy of Pierce City secured gentleman's first prize and Byron Callender the second. A number form Pierce City were in attendance.

Frank Rockefeller, of Cleveland, OH, who recently purchased the Gobbler mines at Wentworth, has incorporated the company with a capital of $350,000. He holds 2,450 shares of the stock and Utley Wedge, of Bayoune, N.Y., Frank Siegal and R. D. Swain, of Kansas City, and Robert K. Pitkin, of Joplin own the other 950 shares of $100 each between them. The corporation will be known as the Gobbler Mining & Smelting Co. The articles of incorporation were filed in Kansas City last Saturday. - Joplin Globe.
Class in Occult Study. Any one desiring to enter a class for Occult Study and development of inner forces, please send me a postal at once or call at my house for information. A class member coming from a distance will be organized soon. Consult me for particulars. Lena E. Fuller

Morey Stock Company. The Morey Stock company is playing to large houses at the opera house this week and are giving good satisfaction. Tonight they will present "M'lle Satan," an oriental, scenic, society play. Saturday afternoon they will give a Matinee performance at 2:30 of Humpty Dumpty.

Trials of an Opera Singer. In the February number of The Delineator is an article of great interest, written by Laura B. Starr, as the result of a journey across the ocean with Madame Gadski, the opera singer. Madame Gadski's description of the difficulties and thorns that beset the way of those who aspire to operatic honors, will be very interesting to all women and most men.

Victoria is Dead. Queen Victoria is dead and Edward VII reigns in her stead. The death of the aged and beloved monarch occurred at six o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Emperor of Germany and many other relatives. A clot of blood in the brain was the immediate cause of her death. Thus ends the reign of the greatest and wisest ruler of the British empire. The Prince of Wales reigns with the title of Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India.

The Morey Stock Co.'s. performance of "Cleopatra" last night made a lasting impression upon the theatre-goes of Fayetteville. It is seldom that so strong a drama as "Cleopatra" is attempted by a repertoire company, as plays of this class require more scenery and effects than can be carried to advantage. Yet the Morey Stock Co. gave a fine performance and have just cause to feel proud of their efforts. - Fayetteville, Ark, News, Jan. 23
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Jan. 1901 - Probably the 31st Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Feb. 7, 1901
Obituary: Last Sunday as the people passed along Broadway and saw the drape upon the door of Mr. Graham's barber shop, many paused to inquire, "Who is dead?" and when told that Mr. Graham had died at 7:15 replied, "I never knew he was sick." "Death enters and there is no defense. His time there's none can tell."

Mr. Graham was at work in his shop on Tuesday and in the evening he attended a cabinet meeting of the Epworth League of which he was a member. Wednesday morning he was reported sick with pneumonia and Dr. West was called to treat the case. He gradually sunk under the terrible disease and died Sunday morning.

The funeral service was held in M. E. church South. A large congregation was present and followed the remains to their burial in Monett cemetery. R. M. Callaway having charge of the interment.

Wm. M. Graham was born in Ohio, June 30, 1851. His parents moved to Iowa where he grew to manhood. Here he first met Ida Knowles, who he afterwards married at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 9, 1879.

About seven years ago he moved to Eureka Springs, Ark. From there he came to Monett two years ago.

One year after his marriage he was converted and united with the church and at once with his wife became active in church work. He was an old time Methodist, in love with the class meeting and always had a bright Christian testimony. He loved the Sunday School and was among our most efficient teachers. He loved the Epworth League and was among its most active members.

As a Christian he was consistent systematic and aggressive. He stood by his convictions of right at whatever cost. Some time ago when the barbers of Monett decided to open shop on Sunday, Mr. Graham said, "My shop will close if every other shop opens," and it did. As a husband and a father he came near to the ideal; as a citizen, honest and true.

He will be missed in every circle where duty called him. Outside of this he was little known.

His lonely widow and bereft daughters mourn their loss but not as those who have no hope.
B. D. Jones


Card of Thanks. There is never a time when friends seem so dear as in the hour of affliction and sad bereavement. To all those who so kindly favored us with their presence and hand of helpfulness, to those who furnished flowers and so beautifully decorated the church, and to the Sunday School class for their flowers and sympathy we wish to express our gratitude.

Mrs. Ida Graham, (?) and Olive.
A murder was committed in Seligman Monday night and that viscidity is in a fever of excitement. C. L. Smith, boss of the crew working on the railroad tunnel near Eureka Springs was the victim and two young men, Clay Lumpkins, and Morris Sparkman are in the county jail at Cassville charged with the commission of the crime. It is supposed that robbery was the motive of those that killed the man but if that was their object they failed for on his person was found about $35 and a silver watch. Coroner Gladden and Prosecuting Attorney Burgess went to the village and held an inquest. The jury rendered the following verdict: We the jury after having heard the evidence and viewed the remains find that the deceased ___ to be death by a gun ___ ____ ___ to the hands of Henry Lumpkins and Morris Sparkman.

Marriage Licenses:

J. A. McCalister, 27, Washington & Sarah E. Arnhart, 24, Washburn

James E. Couch, 23, Eagle Rock & Margaret Smith, 23, Eagle Rock

Hugh Brock, 25, Eagle Rock & Clara McDogald, 25, Shell Knob
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Feb. 14, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Feb. 28, 1901
Mr. Charles King of Monett and Miss Mary M. Connor of Peirce [sic] City were quietly married at the residence of Claiborne Sheets in the west part of the City Tuesday night last by Rev. C. B. Beaty - Peirce (sic) City Democrat

Orpha Pitts has leased the J. F. Campbell property on Seventh Street and will move into it this week.

Marriage Licenses:

Charles Anderson, 21, Cassville & Pearl Davison, 21, Exeter

Charles Cameron, 27, Butterfield & Amelia Lake, 22, Butterfield

Richard Shockley, 72, Butterfield & Mary Lady, 40, Butterfield

S. Czeluszniak, 61, Pierce City & Catherine Juchowa, 50, Pierce City

John Cargile, 44, Washburn & Loucresy Hawkins, 28, Cove
Happenings of the Week:

Miss Estella Pease of Washburn was in the city on business Tuesday.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Mar. 14, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Mar. 21, 1901
Happenings of the Week:

R. E. Saxe went down to Seligman Monday to open up a branch poultry house. Miss Bessie Fisher accompanied him and will remain there as book keeper and cashier.

Mrs. Ed Betterton died at her home on Marshall Hill yesterday.

Mrs. John Kennedy is very sick at her home on Marshall Hill.

H. H. McClure departed this morning for Sapulpa where he will take the position of chief dispatcher.
Happenings of the Week:

Mrs. Carter, wife of J. D. Carter and mother of Mrs. Dr. Mars and Mrs. Edmondson, died at her home on Fourth Street last Sunday morning and was laid to rest in Monett Cemetery, Monday afternoon, Pastor Sullens, Templeton and Jones having charge of the funeral services.

Mrs. Carter was born in Pennsylvania in the year of 1842. At the age of seven, she went with her parents to Iowa. In 1864, she was married to J. C. Carter at Burlington. To them were born six children who are living and all were present at the funeral service. In early days she gave her heart to Christ, and ... Rest is unreadable.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, Mar. 28, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, April 4, 1901
Happenings of the Week:

Lulu, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Nelson, died Monday and on Tuesday was interred in the King's Prairie cemetery. Rev. Sullens conducted the funeral service.

Died at her home in this city March 26, Mrs. Martha Utter, wife of Grant Utter. The funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday by Elder H. T. King. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church and left behind many warm friends.
Last Wednesday night four burglars attempted to break open the vault of the Stotts City bank but were discouraged before they had affected an entrance. They used nitroglycerine in the crevices of the door but the noise attracted attention and they beat a hasty retreat and escaped.

Mrs. Helen Edwards stopped off a day in Monett to visit her cousin Mrs. W. O. Dixon. Mrs. Edwards was enroute for Denver, Colorado.
Monett Times, April 11, 1901, Weekly Paper, Monett, MO Monett Times, April 18, 1901, Weekly Paper, Monett, MO
Happenings of the Week:

Mr. Shade Wallen and Miss Nettie Brown of Cassville, were married yesterday. They are well known in Barry County. They will make their home at Sapulpa, I. T., where Mr. Wallen will engage in the mercantile business.

Married in Purdy, Sunday morning, April 7th, by Rev. S. A. French of Pierce City, Mr. W. I. Morrow and Mrs. Matilda F. Burris, both of Purdy. The groom is widely known, being a traveling salesman for a hardware firm in Springfield. The bride is a delightful woman accomplished and very attractive. Their large circle of friends unite in wishing them all the joy and happiness there is to be had in a model home. Pierce City Democrat.

Postmaster Chappell returned this morning from Burden, Kansas where he had been called by the severe illness of his mother.
Mr. & Mrs. Buley went to Oklahoma City Wednesday to be absent for a few days.

L. C. Wilson, of Columbus, Kansas, pianist for concert, April 23, .5c limits you a reserved seat.
Eagle Drug Store.

Marriage Licenses:

Shade R. Wallen, Cassville & Nettie Brown, Cassville

William Strother, 21, Butterfield & Bytha E. Lake, 19, Butterfield.

Manley Mott, 60, Washburn & Paulee Day, 32, Washburn
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, April 25, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 2, 1901
Rev. J. L. Sullens went to Sapulpa, I. T., Monday to visit this week with a brother, who resides there.

Alexander Murphy and Emma Chilgren, both of Monett, were married last night, Walt Williams, J. P. performing the ceremony.

Barry County Licenses:

George Bartmore, 26, Golden & Pearl Pretice, 20?, Golden

Alexander Murphy, 27, Monett & Emma Chelzen?, 29, Monett

Sterling Hadey?, 19, Cassville & Eva Mullens?, 18, Cassville
Wm. Kines was in Purdy last Thursday on business connected with the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Miss Edna Blood came over from Joplin to attend the closing exercises of the public schools and to visit a few days with friends.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 2, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 9, 1901
Licensed to wed:

John P. Johnson, 57, Monett & Eliza Woods, 54, Monett

Curtis M. Shook, 27, Verona & Lula B. Mann, 18, Verona

Lawson Jeffries, 30, Monett & Mary Woolsey, 25, Monett

James H. Fare, 21, Jenkins & Ida Hickman, 21, Jenkins
Additional Locals:

Charles Stringer was up before his honor the judge for drunkenness and resisting an officer.

Mrs. E. H. Ball went to Billings Monday morning to see her little nephew who recently fell from an apple tree and broke his arm.

Miss Maggie ?years who had been visiting her sister Mrs. Will Shaffer, returned to her home in Neodesha Tuesday morning.

Din Stone came home from Carthage last week and remained over Sunday.

Barry County Marriage License:

Levi W. Crim, 26, Washburn, & Mary C. Morgan, 17, Washburn

J. M. Titterington, Verona & Mrs. C. D. Linthicum, Monett

Charles C. Gee, Cassville, & Lucy Rogers, Cassville

William T. Bettes, 23, Pioneer & Ida Hart, 16, Pioneer

John Beatty, 21, Cassville & Ida Jefferson, 21, Cassville

James C. Ault, 22, Washburn & Bertha Arnhart, 18, Washburn
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 16, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 23, 1901
Barry County Marriage License:

Isaac Hobbs, 30 [?], Dale & May Solomon, 20, Cassville

Robert Coatney, 21, Monett & Ida Hayes, 17, Monett

Freeman Haskell, 60, Cassville & Mrs. Nanne Herrall, 41, Cassville
An Old Settler Gone:

The residents of our city were shocked to learn this morning that one of the old settlers of the city, Mr. H. M. Gilmore was dead. Few knew that he was sick and his sudden taking off was a great shock to his many friends. He died this morning at 5 O'clock of rheumatism of the heart after a short illness. The deceased was a man of sterling worth, honest and upright in all his dealings. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at the family residence at 10:30 a.m.

Barry County Marriage Licenses:

William Johnson, 41, Purdy & Stella Nichols, 17, Cassville

B.F. Hatcher, 30, Exeter & Ida Lawrence, 23, Washburn

John H. Burns, 31, Washburn & Martha McCollin, 27, Seligman

Rupert Farrow, 20, Monett & Emma Clinton, 23, Monett
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, May 30, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 6, 1901
Card of Thanks: Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore and family desire to thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in their hour of bereavement.

Barry County Marriage Licenses:

Nathaniel Umphries, 25, Golden & Bette Allen, 24, Golden

James Vaught, 22, Cassville & Maude Miller, 22, Cassville

Parker Doyel, 22, Exeter & Delia Lawrence, 20, Washburn
Happenings of the Week:

Mrs. J. H. Wormington was returning home from Monett Monday when her horse dropped dead in the harness. The animal seemed in the best condition and its death was probably do to heart failure.

Oliver Barbee, of Sarcoxie, figured an attempted hold-up Monday night. Young Barbee who runs a grocery store was returning from one of the berry farms where he had collected some money when two men stepped into the road and catching hold of the bridle of the horse he was riding demanded his money. Barbee drew his revolver and began shooting. One of the robbers returned the fire and shot Barbee in the left arm. Young Barbee then whipped up his horse and escaped. He is a son of Gib Barbee of Joplin.

A race between the horses of Dave Dimit and Wormington at the fair grounds Saturday drew quite a crowd and the usual amount of cash changed hands. The Wormington colt won but the race was a close one.

Mrs. Frank Larkin, who had been visiting with relatives and friends returned home at Sherman, TX, Tuesday. Mrs. J. W. Larkin accompanied her and will visit for a couple of weeks.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 13, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 13, 1901
Local and Personal Matters:

Mrs. Harry Mills, of Sherman, Tex., is in the city this week visiting with her many friends.

Sheriff Sullivan came up from Cassville this morning after John Riley who was convicted yesterday of carrying concealed weapons.

Mrs. McKinley is continuing to improve and the physicians feel that there is a strong likelihood of her recovery.

J. V. Maugher took the morning train to Carthage to attend to business matters.

Miss Bessie Toppings went this morning to Oswego, Kansas where she expects to visit for some time with relatives.

Misses Ruth and Hazel Bruner of Jasper are visiting with their sister, Mrs. W. O. Dixon.

Rev. B. D. Jones and Miss Mary Hoff went to Greenfield Wednesday to attend district meeting of the Epworth League.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hopkins and Miss Willa Ruark went to Verona Tuesday on a fishing trip.
Barry County Marriage Licenses:

William H. Black, 19, Corsicana & Fannie Smith, 18, Monett

William Fisher, 24, Orenogo & Maud Jackson, 16, Cassville

Walter Young, 21, Eagle Rock & Flora Reading, 16, Eagle Rock
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 13, 1901 Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 20, 1901
Happenings of the Week:

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mauer, who were married in Pittsburg, June 5, returned home Saturday night and are now keeping house in their cozy cottage on Fourth Street. The bride's maiden name was Maud Smith and she is a sister of Mrs. C. H. Stoddard of this city.

Old People's Reunion. There will be a reunion of old people of Bethel Baptist Church, six miles southeast of Monett Sunday, July 7th, 1901. The following program will be rendered: Sunday School 9:30; Serman, Eld J. A. Swiger 11:00; Basket dinner 12:00; Sermon Elder Levi Allen 2:00; Experience Meeting 3:00; All old people especially are invited to attend. Let all come and bring baskets well filled.
Notice posted by committee: W. M. Carr; W. T. Farrar; John W. Lee.
Local & Personal Matters, the Late Happenings:

C. H. Christopher and mother Mrs. P. R. Christopher, arrived yesterday from their home at Lewisburg, Tennessee on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Stewart.

Mrs. Carrie Nation is billed to give an address at the Carthage Chautauqua.

W. W. Cushing of Marionville was in the city the first of the week.

Mabel Mills returned from her visit in Sapulpa last night.

George Sidway and Ras Folger went to Cassville Sunday.

John Campbell went to Galena, Kansas yesterday to attend to business matters.

Mrs. J. T. Edmondson went to Kansas City yesterday to visit for a couple of weeks with friends.
Monett Times, Barry County, MO, Weekly Paper, June 27, 1901 -
Additional Locals:

Mrs. J. A. Quinn visited in Seligman Saturday.

Mr. P. Henderson and family went to Neodesha, Kan. Saturday to visit for a time with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert McPeck went to Blackwell, Oklahoma, Saturday where they expect to reside in the future.

John Davis made a business trip to Galena, Kansas, Monday.

Mrs. Blanche Brown went to Springfield Saturday on a week's visit with relatives.

Alfred Smith and wife are here for the summer and have engaged rooms at the Commercial.
[Granby Miner]

Conductor R. C. Robinson in company with Mrs. Robinson went to Denison, Texas, Saturday, for a short visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald went to Muskogee, I. T., Saturday on a short visit. Mr. McDonald is a Frisco passenger conductor.

Mrs. W. B. Tracy, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. M. Harrison for the the past month, returned to her home in Wellington, Kansas, Saturday.

Misses Emma and Callie Dutton, of St. Louis are the guests of Mrs. Jas. Mansfield. Mr. Dutton is city passenger agent of the Frisco at St. Louis.

Mrs. Anna Swiger departed Saturday for Neodesha, Kansas, where she expects to reside in the future. She'd been making her home with her daughter Mrs. P. Henderson.

Barry County Marriage Licenses:

Elbert E. Wasson, 22, Seligman & Mabel Johnson, 18, Washburn

Marion Atchley, 18, Herd & Nellie Beaver, 18, Herd

Thomas H. Sapp, 25, Exeter & Rhoda Phillips, 25, Butterfield

Samuel Walker, 34, Cassville & Bertha M. Boyd, 16, Butterfield

William Gifford, Exeter & Mrs. N. M. Moore
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