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Also Check Out Brenda's Page Twin Groves Cemetery , Joplin, Jasper Co
And Nettie's Page Missouri Deaths

Read:  Lillie Cook's Scrapbook Jasper Co. Missouri, 1897 To 1906
Read: Carrollton Missouri Daily Democrat
Read: Joplin News Herald and Joplin Globe
Read: St Joseph, Buchanan County

Liberty, Clay Co. MO.

Marriages from Liberty Tribune 1870
By Rev. D. COULTER at Parsonage in Liberty, Mo.

Dec. 23rd. 1869, Mr. M. H. LOOP of Malta Bend, Saline Co., MO., and Miss Mary E. MORRIS, of Missouri City.
Jan 21, 1870--Married on Tues evening, 18th inst. by Elder Asa N. Bird, Mr. George W. McCONNEL, and Miss Maggie J. STEVENSON.

Deaths:
Jan. 14, 1870
at the residence of her father, C. C. TRABUE in Clay County, MO, trusting in Jesus as her suficent Savior, Nettie J. TRABUE in the 39th year of her age. Them that sleep with Jesus, will  God bringwith him.

Liberty Co. Articles Submitted by Ruth Adams, CC for Atoka Co.

March 16, 1906

COTTON DOUGHERTY - Drake, Murray Co.,  IT
CRAIG (Missouri) LEADER

Word comes to us that Mrs. Maude Cotton, of Drake, Indian Territory, while burning trash in the back yard, caught fire and burned to death, and was buried March 1, 1906. She will be remembered by many here as Miss Maude Dougherty.

Submitted by: Iona White [email protected]

After 12 Jan 1911

Newspaper unknown; date: after 12 Jan 1911
Aged Pioneer Passes Beyond

It is with regret that we this week are called upon to state that Christian MERKLE, Sr., one of Danforth's oldest and most respected farmer residents, died suddenly at his home, three and one half miles northeast of town on Tuesday morning [10 Jan 1911].
Mr. Merkle had not been feeling well for about one day before his death, but his condition was not of such nature as to confine him to his bed. He died almost without a struggle, and his sudden dropping off may well be attributed to his advanced age, however the direct cause was an attack of pleurisy.
While Mr. Merkle reached an age such a very few live to see, it is with sorrow and regret that such men as he are taken from among us. He lived here for many years, and therefore enjoyed the acquaintance of nearly every one for many miles around.
His funeral services were conducted in the German Lutheran church Thursday afternoon and were largely attended.
The following is the obituary.
Christian MERKLE was born on the 21st day of December 1826, near Stuttgart, Wortemburg, Germany. He was one of a family of five sons and three daughters. His boyhood was passed at home on the farm. At the age of twenty-one years he entered the German army and served for a period of three years.
In 1854 he took passage for America, arriving in Philadelphia in May of that year. At Peoria in June 1858 he was united in marriage with Helena TASCHER. To this union were born six sons and three daughters. He is survived by his widow, five sons and two daughters, twenty-three grandchildren, also one sister and one brother living in Germany. The children are: Mrs. Louisa STEPHENS, of Lake City, Mo., Miss Emma living at home, George of Claypool, Ind., John, Andrew, Charles and Chris living near the old home, Mrs. Carrie MEINHARD, who died in 1908 and William who died in infancy.
In 1862 he came to Iroquois Co., settling where the village of Danforth now is located. The following year he purchased the farm where he made his home and where he died on the 10th day of January, 1910 at the age of 83 years, and 20 days.
He was faithful during his whole life and always performed his duties to the best of his ability. His reputation in our community was the best possible. We are living in time when wickedness and vice aboud, when honesty and righteousness are seldome and when good men must endure the slander of the wicked. Our departed friend offended no one, he gave to each his just dues, and took pride and pleasure in filling the position which God had entrusted to him. From morning till evening he labored industriously and was never lacking in diligence and zeal. He was a faithful husband to his wife and a kind father to his children, and always endeavored to make their home pleasant in every respect.
Splendor and extravagance were unknown to him, and he lived a simple life and his labors were drowned with success. He reached an age to which only a few people attain. After life's evening is darkened by clouds and afflictions so that life is only a burden resting heavily on the faint and feeble heart, but our departed friend enjoyed a physical strength as well as mental alertness. He did not experience the sufferings of old age and finally he passed away from this world without tasting the bitter life of a long and painful sickness and he passed away as if a man goes to sleep. Oh, the loving kindness of the Lord was greatly with him throughout his life. We bid the deceased farewell, he has been dear to many of us. We thank God for what He did for him and through him to us, but in our prayer we include this humble petition, Lord, the light of thy grace shine upon us while we are in this world, grant that our inner life may each day grow stronger in faith, love, peace and hope, that when thou callest us Home we may depart in peace to the House above, where with the host of the redeemed we shall forever sing of the loving kindness of our Lord.

Submitted by: Brenda Hébert, [email protected]
Homepage: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/e/b/Brenda-M-Hebert

Jan. 1916

Anderson (MO) News Review,
LIPPY, Jane
- LeFlore County
Mrs. Jane Lippy died at her home in Anderson Friday, Jan. 20, 1916. She with her daughter moved to Anderson from Oklahoma about a month ago. She had been in poor health and the family moved here in hopes that a change might improve her condition.
She leaves a husband, two sons, and two daughters to mourn. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Dixon at the home Friday at 2:30  p.m. and the body was laid to rest in the Anderson cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere thanks to the people of Anderson who so kindly assisted us in our sad bereavement.
Chas Lippy
Miss Florence Lippy
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Parish
Ed Robinson
John Robinson

Note from submitter: Eliza Jane was the wife of Charles LIPPY; they married in 1886 in Shady Point, Oklahoma. Their daughter Florence was born in 1887, and she continued to live in LeFlore Co. until her divorce from Lucius BRADDY at the age of 50. Eliza's first three children predated this marriage: Lillie Roberson (Parish), 1880; Lee E. Roberson, 1885; John H. Roberson, 1887; all were born in the Indian Territory, around Howe. Eliza Jane actually was visiting her daughter in Missouri at the time of her death.
Lillie and Rice had moved there about 10 years earlier. The "Robinson" names in the published "card of thanks" are in error.
Submitted by Rhonda Jordan [email protected]

Sept. 19, 1928

UNDERWOOD TAYLOR DAVIS
Mrs. Varina DAVIS TAYLOR was born Nov 16, 1866 at Craig, Holt County, Mo. And died Sept. 19, 1928 at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 3 days.
She united with the First Baptist Church about 1885 and had lived a christian life ever since.
On Feb 16, 1883 she was married to Newton Jasper UNDERWOOD and to this union was born five children: Virginia, who died in infancy, Edith LAKE of Brookfield, Mo., Wm. UNDERWOOD of Bynumville, Mo., Chas. UNDERWOOD of Marceline, and Eliza CONRAD, deceased.
Mrs. UNDERWOOD was a member of the Baptist Church at Plainview for a number of years. She was a member of Westville Eastern Star Lodge.
The funeral was held at the Baptist Church, Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock under the auspices of the Eastern Star. The sermon was delivered by Rev. H. H. MCLEOD, and interment was at Mt. Olive.
Those who attended the funeral were Mrs. Ada MAUPIN, of Adams, Nebr., Mrs. J. D. CHANEY of Nebraska City, Nebr., sisters of Mrs. UNDERWOOD, Mr and Mrs T. J. UNDERWOOD of Arkansas City, Kansas, Mrs F. M. UNDERWOOD, Mr and Mrs DENNISONS, (Note: Should read Mr and Mrs DENNIS and sons) and two children, Mr and Mrs Chas. UNDERWOOD, Mr and Mrs Ott SHAFFER and Mrs H. BRADLEY all of Atchison Co, Rockport, Mo., Mr and Mrs Marvin UNDERWOOD of Brunswick, Mo.
Contributed by: Terry [email protected]

June 7, 1997

ROSE - Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co., OK
Gladys C. ROSE
, 98, Kansas City, MO, departed this life June 7, 1997, at Swope Ridge Geriatric Center.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Greater Pentecostal Temple, 864 Split Log, Kansas City, KS; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until service time Thursday, at the church.
Mrs. Rose was born July 13, 1898, in Henryellen, AL, to the union of Rev. Isaac Frederick MOORE and Caroline POWELL, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
In 1904, the family moved to Hartshorne, OK, where she professed Christ and joined her father's church, The First Baptist Church in Hartshorne, where she was also baptized. She attended elementary and high school at Phyllis Wheatley School. She was united in marriage to Attorney Frank WEBBER, and had two children, Frank WEBBER and Alice MALONE, all of whom preceded her in death. Later, she married Deacon Mance ROSE, who preceded her in death also. In 1923, she moved to Kansas City, KS, and after a few years, she joined the Church of God in Christ under the pastorship of Elder BROCKMAN. Later, she joined her sister, Marie NICHOLS, and Pastor L. I. HORNBEVCK as co-founder of the Apostolic Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory grandchildren, Margo; Norma, Michael, Janet; daughter-in-law, Lou Effie; her nephews and nieces, Eleanor, Jean, Jacqueline, Lillian, Elliott, Dwayne, James, Jr., Angela, Harvey; and a host of great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel

July 15, 1999 - Thursday

BALDRIDGE MORGAN -Okmulgee, OK
Juanita Ruth BALDRIDGE
, 53, a longtime Okmulgee resident, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at her home in Okmulgee. Mrs. BALDRIDGE was born May 29, 1946 in Claremore to Dan and Pauline HARJO MORGAN. He was a graduate of Nuyaka High School and attended OSCW Jr. College and Northeastern State University.
Her father, Dan MORGAN and one brother, Dan MORGAN, Jr. preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Bob BALDRIDGE of the home, her mother, Pauline MORGAN of OK; three sons, Paul BALDRIDGE of OK, Steve BALDRIDGE of MO and Shawn BALDRIDGE of OK; two brothers, Kenneth MORGAN of MO. and Emanuel MORGAN of Ok; two sisters, Rachel THOMAS and Dinah MITCHELL both of OK; four grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday, July 9, 1999 at the Crosstown Pentecostal Holiness Church, Rev. Dave LONG, Jr. and C. R. FRANKLIN officiated. Burial followed at the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Submitted by Jacque Pearce Reynolds  [email protected]

Centralia Guard, Centralia, MO

Pioneer Tulsa Grocer Is Dead
Surname: SEXTON, CHANCE, SKINNER, WILLIAMS, CAMERON
Thomas Daniel Sexton, 84, retired grocer, died at his home, 1003 N. Quaker Ave.,   Friday night after a seven-week illness.   The elderly owner of Sexton's Grocery, 1311 E. King St., retired 10 years ago. He   was born in Centralia, MO and moved to Vinita in 1900, coming to Tulsa in 1910.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Christian Church of   which he was a member, Rev. A.P. Cameron, pastor will conduct.
Internment wlll be in Oaklawn Cemetery. The hour of the services will be announced by Moores Funeral Home.
Surviving Mr. Sexton are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Ettie Sexton, of the home; a son, Ira   Sexton, 1313 E. King Street; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Skinner and Mrs. Martha Ann Williams, 1704 1/2 W. Brady St., a sister, Mrs. Adeline Chance, Centralia; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Julie Oliver  [email protected]

Hallsville, MO

Piedmont, Canadian Co., Oklahoma
Noda Gray - Ex-Hallsville, MO Woman Dies in Oklahoma
Newspaper abstract taken from Gracie Roberts Ulry's scrapbook.

GRAY
Mrs. Noda Gray, formerly of Hallsville, died Sunday in Peidmont, Oklahoma, according to word received by her cousin, Mrs. Silas Roberts, 230 Sexton Road. Mrs. Gray, who was in her seventies, had undergone surgery Friday. She was the wife of the late Glen Gray, and they occupied the Dysart and Brown farm in Hallsville before moving to Oklahoma some 40 years ago. Mrs. Gray's parents were the late William and Mrs. Essie Angell of Hallsville.
Amoung the survivors are a nephew, Osborne Gentry of 711 West Rollins Street, four cousins, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Edwin Westbrook, Jr., 1219 East Ash Street, Henry A. McBride of 907 Hope Street and Austin Dunbar of Midway, an uncle, Robert A. Dunway, and two aunts, Mrs. Will McBride of 1105 Paquin Street and Mrs. Fannie Henson of Gilman City, Mo.
Also surviving in Oklahoma are seven daughters and two sons. Funeral services were held at 2p.m. yesterday in the Piedmont Methodist Church, and burial followed in the church
Submitted by Julie Oliver [email protected]

Published in the Kansas City Star on July 13, 2005

Verda Ann Nolte, 92, daughter of Thomas Richard Mead, Sr. and Ruth Partridge Mead, was born July 26, 1912, in Shawnee, OK. She died July 12, 2005, at Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia, MO. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, Green Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorail contributions to Community Hospices of America, 1005 Northeast Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. She was united in marriage to Ralph Stetson Clark, October 5, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, who died March 27, 1947. To this union was born one daughter, Linda Sue, Mrs. Edward J. Foster of Florence, MO. She was then united in marriage to Harvey Walter Nolte, Sr., August 8, 1948, in Kansas City, MO, who died April 26, 1971. She lived in the Greater Kansas City/Independence, MO areas most of her adult life, moving to Sedalia in 1998, when her health began to fail, to be closer to her daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Thomas Richard Mead, Jr. in1984 and a step-son, Harvey Walter Nolte, Jr. in 1997. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a daughter-in-law, Janet A. Nolte of Merriam, KS; and four grandchildren, Clark Edward Foster of Stover, MO, Christopher Scott Foster of Sedalia, MO, Jeffrey Wayne Nolte of Shawnee Mission, KS and Harvey Walter Nolte III of Rockport, TX; one great-grandchild, Thomas Clark Foster of Stover, MO. (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, MO)

Submitted by Linda S. Foster, Florence, Missouri

Bessie A. Eagan

(December 6, 1907 - September 18, 2006)

Bessie A. Eagan, 98, of Washburn, Missouri and former Pittsburg and McCune resident died at 1:15 a.m., Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center Emergency Room in Pittsburg. Her death was unexpected.

She was born in Beaver County, Oklahoma on December 6, 1907 to George Bryan and Elizabeth (Strohr) Bryan. She grew up and attended school in the Oklahoma Panhandle area. She was married to Emery Clyde Eagan on October 30, 1927. They were married for 64 years before he passed away on July 5, 1992. Her husband was an ordained minister with the Church of God affiliated with Anderson, Indiana. They lived in various states while serving in the ministry. She loved gardening and raising flowers.

Survivors: Sons: Wilfred C. Eagan - of Mindenmines, Missouri Arthur T. Eagan - of Washburn, Missouri Martin L. Eagan - of Clearwater, Kansas Raymond L. Eagan - of Puyallup, Washington Charles E. Eagan - of Auburn, Washington 25 Grandchildren 48 Great-grandchildren 15 Great-great-grandchildren

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty A. Eagan and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Thursday, September 21, 2006 at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God 1801 A Street Northeast, Miami, OK 74354. The Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Parsons is in charges of arrangements.

submitted by Belinda Atkins

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