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Civil War Series by Ruth Bardot
Rucker's Prairie (Luebbering) by Ruth Bardot
Gleanings from the Past and Present by Sue Cooley
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Gleanings From the Past and Present

A series of newspaper columns by Sue Cooley
Originally published in the St. Clair Missourian
(Some have been updated since publication)

Note: Articles by other writers have been promised but are not yet available.

The Raccoon Wasn't Worth the Effort
The story of the death of Jeremiah Pierce in 1882

Descendants of Richard and Fannie (Gullet) King
following the lineage of his son, William Edward King

Family of Richard "Gilbert" King and his wife, Jewell Lewis

Dr. Silas Reed, early Franklin County miner, pioneer, doctor, visionary, friend of presidents and mining associate of Senator George Hearst.


Other Newspaper Items of Interest Submitted by Researchers

I found the following brief April 30, 1885 newspaper article on file at the library in Washington, MO. Elijah Spradling was my great-grandfather! Paul Owen

Elijah Spradling of Shotwell made a top that would run a half hour. It turned so fast the first fifteen minutes that you could not tell which way it was turning.







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  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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