St. Clair County
Contract and Grant of Easement
St. Clair Co., MO
L.A. Morris & Mary E. Morris to West Missouri Power Co.
29 October 1930
Contract and Grant of Easement.
This Indenture made and executed this 29th day of October, 1930, by L.A. Morris
and Mary E. Morris, husband and wife, of St. Clair County, State of Missouri,
hereinafter called “Land Owners”.
Witnesseth: Whereas, West Missouri Power Company, a Missouri Corporation
hereinafter called “Company”, has erected a dam on Osage River near the city of
Osceola, Missouri, as authorized by decree of the Circuit Court of St. Clair
County Missouri, entered September 9, 1927, for the generation of electric
power, and desires to obtain certain flowage rights and water rights to certain
lands along Osage River above said dam, including the flowage rights and water
rights of the lands, now owned and possessed by the Land Owners hereinafter
Now, Therefore, in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Thirty seven and
97/100 Dollars ($437.97) and other valuable considerations in hand paid by said
Company to the Land Owner -receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Land
Owners do – hereby grant, bargain and sell and convey to the Company its
successors and assigns an easement flowage rights and water rights incident to
and required by the erection and maintenance of the Company’s dam to the height
at which same is erected at date hereof, free of any claim for damage therefore
either present or future, to the tract of land along or near the Osage River
described as follows:
The South Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty seven (27) and the
Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter Left bank of Osage River of Section
Four (4) in Township Thirty seven (37) of Range Twenty seven (27).
It is agreed that all the terms and conditions hereof shall be binding and
obligatory upon the successors and assigns, heirs and representatives of the
In Witness Whereof, the Land Owners have signed this instrument, all on the day
and year aforesaid.
Mary J. Morris, Land Owner.
State of Missouri, County of Jackson, ss.
On this 4th day of November, 1930, before me, O.D. McCollum, a Notary Public,
personally appeared L.A. Morris and Mary E. Morris, his wife, to me known to be
the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and
acknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at
my office in Kansas City, Mo. the day and year first above written. My term
expires March 13, 1922.
O.D. McCullum, Notary Public in and for said County and State.
Filed for record this the 20th day of November 1930 at 4:30 P.M.
Emma Parker, Recorder.
By Mary G. Smith, Deputy.