Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mrs Samuel Chrisman

unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book
(not sure how or if she is related...deb)

62 Year Old Laredo Woman Dies At Home
Funeral services for Mrs Samuel Chrisman were held at the family home in Laredo, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Mrs A.H. Smith, wife of the pastor of the Laredo Baptist Church. Burial was in the Richardson cemetery east of Laredo.
Mrs Chrisman died Friday forenoon. A daughter of the late Wm. Brown and wife, she was born on a farm west of Laredo December 31, 1873. In July 1890 she married Mr Chrisman, and they had since resided in the Laredo community.
The survivors include three sons, Marion and Andrew of Laredo, and Ralph of Braymer; two daughters, Mrs William Boyers of Lindley, and Mrs Annie Shalley of Novinger, three brothers, George of Laredo, Frank of Gilman City, and Lewis of Ridgeway; and the husband, who is seriously ill with a heart ailment.

Everett L. Smith

unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book
(not sure if or how he is related...deb)

George Smith received a telegram last week announcing the death of his son, Everett L. Smith on October 19 of measles and pneumonia. Everett left July 25 with the boys who were called into service, going to Camp Funston. He was attached to Co. G. 11th Inf., Replacement, and when last heard from Sept 14 was at Camp Merritt, N.J. and was expecting to sail for "over there" soon. Everett L. Smith was born August 23 1895 near Eagleville and grew to manhood on his father's farm, and was a good, industrious boy. His mother died when he was 12 years old, and he being the oldest he helped his father to keep the family of three brothers and a sister together. He liked his work as a soldier and was liked by his comrades and officers. It is not as yet known where he died, whether on board ship or after his arrival overseas, but he is another one of our brave lads who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country, and to him is given the same honor as though he had met death on the battlefield.
He passed into the great beyond at the age of 23 years, 1 month, and 26 days, there to await the resurrection morn. To the bereaved father and three brothers, Granville, Byron, and Otis, we extend our sympathy.

Donald Lierley Sr

unknown undated newspaper clipping and funeral card from grandma grace's book

(not sure who he is or if he is related....deb)

DONALD E. LIERLEY SR, 34 of 2408 S. 16th St., was dead on arrival at Pawating Hospital Saturday at 2:20p.m.
A tool and die maker employed with Electro-Voice, Buchanan, he was born in Gilman City, Mo, March 23 1933. He moved here from there in 1947.
In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by a daughter Constance, and a son, Donald Jr., both at home; his parents, Mr and Mrs Jesse Lierley of Niles, and his grandparents, Mr and MRs Anderson Lierley of Gilman City, MO; a sister, Mrs Kahleen Sallack and a brother James, both of Niles.
A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Buchanan Legion, 51.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2p.m. in the Pifer Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Allen of the Fulkerson Park Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Sumnerville.
Friends are being received at the funeral home.

In Memory of Donald E. Lierley
born March 23 1933 Gilman City MO
entered into rest February 10 1968 Niles, Michigan
services at 2:00p.m. February 13 1968
Pifer Funeral Home
officiating Rev. Walter Allen
Fulkerson Park Baptist Church
final resting place Mission Hills Memorial Gardens
Sumnerville, Michigan
Funeral arrangements Pifer Funeral Home Niles, Michigan

Glen A. Foster

unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book
(I don't know how or if he is related...deb)

GLEN A. FOSTER
On Saturday July 28 1934 at 8:30a.m. Glen A. son of Anderson and Etta Foster, aged 23 years, 2 months, and 7 days, was called home.
On Monday preceeding his death, Glen came home, sick with tonsilitis, developing into pneumonia and complications.
All was done that loving hands and physical aid could do, but God in his mercy said, "You have suffered enough, Glen, come Home," and he left us.
Glen was a loving son and brother and always had a smile and a greeting for everyone.
Near the end, he asked Brother Parr to lead in a word of prayer.
He leaves to mourn his departure, a loving mother and father, two sisters, Hazel and Blanche, two brothers Ward and Carl, an aged grandfather, three nieces and one nephew. Also a very dear friend, Miss Ruth White, who was away at the time of his sickness and death. Two sisters, Opal and Alma preceded him in death.
A loved one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled.
Pallbearers: Dale White, Basil Shepard, Ray Shepard, Cloyd Nickerson, Floyd Robertson, Harl Neff.
Flower girls: Christina Davisson, Alice Hobbs, Christine Mitchell, Lucille Terry, Lyda Mae Planck, Erma Lee Dale.
Funeral services and interment at Christian Union, conducted by the Rev. Parr.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends who were so kind and helpful during the sickness and death of our loved one.
Mr and Mrs A.R. Foster
Mr and MRs F.R. Wiley
Mr and MRs Everett Shoemaker
Mr and Mrs Ward Foster
Mr and Mrs Carl Foster

CROWD OF 2000 AT GLEN FOSTER FUNERAL
Estimates are made that between 2000 and 2500 persons were present Sunday at funeral services which were held at the Old Christian Union Church north of Gilman City for Glen Foster, 23, son of Mr and MRs Anderson Foster, who died the day before of pneumonia.
Mr Foster had been ill for six days. He was unmarried.
The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Parr.

Sherman Neill

unknown undated newspaper clippings & a funeral card from grandma grace's book

Sherman Neill, 83, of Gilman City, MO. died Dec 7 1992 at a Liberty hospital. He was born August 2 1909 at Milan MO.
Sherman was a road maintenance operator for Adams Township and farmer before retirement. He held membership in the Christian Union church, Blue Ridge, MO.
On January 21 1937 (this is scratched out & 1933 is written in ink)he married Jennie Brown.
Survivors include his wife Jennie of the home; one brother Lyle Neill, Bethany; two sisters Gladys Lierley, Niles, MI, and Caroline Henderson, Independence MO.
Funeral services will be Thursday Dec 11 1992 2 p.m. at the Roberson-Polley Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial will be in the Christian Union Cemetery at Gilman City.
The family will receive friends after 7 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 9.

PUBLIC AUCTION(hand dated 1993)
Since the recent loss of my husband, the late Sherman Neill, I will hold a public auction at my residence in Gilman City Mo (approximately 1 block north of the school).
Saturday January 30 10:30a.m.
abbreviated offering includes:
household misc; nice offering of primitives including Maytag kickstart engines; like new low mileage one owner 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4 door sedan, well equipped (garaged with only 32,555 miles); clean 8N Ford Tractor (1951 w/tach & over/under); guns: Winchester model #94 lever action 30/30; Stevens visible loader pump 22 cal. rifle; Ruger 10/20 semi-auto. carbine; ammo, fishing tackle; Dynamark 11 hp 36" riding mower; Arlens roto tiller; gas string trimmer; Poulan and Wards 16" chain saws; 10" Craftsman chain saw; 20" David Bradley chain saw; port, air compressor; oxygen/acetylene gauges & tips; nice offering of mechanic hand & power tools; offering of hand & power carpentry tools; and much more.
JENNIE NEILL 816-876-5669
Sold by: King & Foster Auction Service
"Your Friends in the Auction Business" 816-872-6711

In Memory of Sherman Neill
August 25 1909-December 7 1992
Services Roberson-Polley Chapel
Bethany Missouri
Thursday December 10 1992
2:00p.m.
officiating Reverend John Fordyce
music Clara Bell Gentry
Donna Garbison, Accompanist
pallbearers Richard Neill, Steven Neill, Jerry Johnson, Eddie Neill, Terry Kinder, Jim Cacraft
interment Christian Union Cemetery Gilman City Mo.

Sherman Neill

Oleta Maxwell

funeral card & newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book

In Memory of Oleta Maxwell
May 29 1914
March 21 1996
Funeral service
Saturday 2:00p.m.
March 23 1996
Worley-Luginbuel Chapel
Clergy Marvin Tunnell
Music
"Old Rugged Cross"
"Whispering Hope"
"Amazing Grace"
Interment Service
Monday 1:00p.m.
MArch 25 1996
White Chapel Cemetery
Wichita Kansas
Clergy Father Dan Andre
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home
Grove Oklahoma

Sunday March 24 1996 The Grove Sun Section A, Page 3
OLETA MAXWELL
GROVE-Oleta Maxwell, age 81 of Grove, died Thursday March 21 at St John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo after a long illness.
She was born on May 29 1914 at Leon, KS, the last of eight children of Fred and Gertrude Overstreet Tabing both of whom preceded her in death. She moved to Grove in 1969 and was a member of the Women of the Moose, Grand Lake Business and Professional Women, and a life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Oleta married John Maxwell on Feb. 11 1978 in Grove. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter Trudy Engstrand of Bel Air, Md; one son Edward G. Weyer of Wichita, Ks; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel with Marvin Tunnell officiating. The interment will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Wichita, Ks at 1p.m. on Monday March 25. Services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

Cecil Chambers

unknown undated newspaper clippings & a funeral card from grandma grace's book

CECIL CHAMBERS, 56, a resident of Route 4 Trenton, died around 6p.m. Wednesday Jan 3 1996 at the Cooper County Hospital in Booneville, where he was taken after suffering an apparent heart attack while returning home from a hospital visit in Columbia.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Resthaven Mortuary, north of Trenton.
Mr Chambers was born Sept 7 1939 at Trenton Mo the son of Cecil "Odd" and Edith Corbin Chambers. He graduated from Trenton High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr Chambers had farmed in the Trenton coummunity all of his life. He was married to Janet Work Biermann on October 23 1985 at Middletown, Pa.
Mr Chambers was a member of the Edinburg IOOF Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of the home, southwest of Trenton; two sons Larry Chambers of Trenton and Edard Biermann, stationed in Germany; two daughters Kathryn McElroy of Pea Ridge AR, and Lisa Maurer of Hummelstown, Pa, and eight grandchildren.
Mr Chambers was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Garry Wayne Chambers.

Cecil Chambers
IOOF Services for Cecil Chambers will be held at 2p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Mortuary, north of Trenton. Burial will be in the Edinburg IOOF Cemetery.
A funeral visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Mr Chambers, 56, a resident of Route 4 Trenton, died Wednesday evening at the Cooper County Hospital in Boonville.

Cecil Chambers
Funeral services for Cecil Chambers were held at 2p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Mortuary, north of Trenton. Carl Hanes, noble grand of the Edinburg IOOF Lodge, and the chaplain, Troy Hanes, officiated.
Mr Chambers, 56, a resident of Route 4, Trenton, died Wednesday evening Jan. 3 1996 at the Cooper County Hospital in Boonville.
Tape recordings of "The Dance", "If Tomorrow Never Comes," and "Go Rest High on the Mountain" were played for special music. Mrs Jackie Gibler served as organist.
Pallbearers were Mike Glidewell, Gary Rogers, Keith Risinger, Myrle W. Swank, C.A.Reid and Steve McCollum.
Burial was in the Edinburg IOOF Cemetery.
Military graveside rites were conducted by members of Joseph L. Norton Post No. 919, VFW, with Chet Baker as commander; Louis Pushkarsky, chaplain; Ron Persell, officer of the day; Ed Geyer and James Wattenbarger, color guards; Ralph Thomas and Ed Sullivan, flag bearers; Billy Williams, Charles Davidson and Burl Shelton, firing squad; and Charles Elder, bugler.

In Memory of Cecil Chambers
September 7 1939-January 3 1996
Services 2:00p.m. Sunday January 7 1996
Resthaven Mortuary
Trenton Mo
officiating
Edinburg I.O.O.F. Lodge
Noble Grand-Carl Hanes
Chaplin-Troy Hanes
organist Jackie Gilber
pallbearers
Mike Glidewell
Gary Rogers
Keith Risinger
Myrle W. Swank
C.A. Reid
Steve McCollum
interment Edinburg I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Edinburg MO.

Wyvone (Wyvonne) Elaine Smith

from grandma grace's book
typed page/unknown undated newspaper clipping/both very faded & hard to read

Wyvone Elaine Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Smith, was born April 23 1927 near Lamoni and departed this life at Lamoni September 17 1941, at the age of 14 years, 4 months, and 4 days.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her father and mother, two brothers, Junior and Charles; also three half sisters, Mrs Edith Chambers of Jamesport, Missouri, Mrs Vermadean McCullough of Trenton, Missouri, and Mrs Lela Burgess of Independence, Missouri; and two half brothers, Vermal Brown of Trenton, Missouri, and Orval Brown of southern Missouri.
Wyvone passed away very suddenly after having just commenced her studies in Lamoni High School this Fall. She was an ardent student, having attended the Patrick School southwest of Lamoni in Ringgold County through all the grades, where she was loved and admired by both students and teachers. She was especially considerate of the younger students, and was loved by all who knew her. She had eagerly studied and learned Bible texts thus earning a New Testament and other books during the past year in Patrick school.

HEART DISEASE CAUSES DEATH OF SMITH GIRL
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Autopsy Revealed Acute Dilation of Heart - Services Held Thursday - Burial at Rose Hill
________________________
Acute dilation of the heart caused the sudden death of Wyvonne Smith, 14 year old high school freshman, according to the findings of the autopsy performed under the direction of acting coroner Dr Fred A. Bowman by the following physicians, Drs. H.M. Hills, G.P. Reed, and M.W. Rogers.
The autopsy proved that the girl had been suffering from heart disease for some time and a voluntary statement made by her mother, Mrs Maggie Smith, was to the effect that she had complained upon several occasions of a pain in the region of her heart but that she had never had a thorough physical examination.
Wyvonne suffered the fatal heart attack Wednesday evening and died as she was admitted to the office of Dr H.M. Hills. Due to the fact that the young girl died suddenly the investigation and autopsy followed.
Services were held Thursday from the White Funeral Home with classmates serving as pallbearers.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Frisbie Reunion

My aunt Mary Axsom Beck Johnson learned that a Frisbie reunion will be held Sept. 9th. at the Cainsville Methodist Church. I don't know what time, I do know that I have to work that weekend so won't be able to go.
One of my patenal great grandmothers was Amanda Craig Shafer. She was one of the older children in her family. Her little sister Bessie married a Frisbie, and Bessie had many children. (I'm thinking maybe 9 off the top of my head...)
My mother & father both have many Cainsville relations.

William Wiley Brown

a funeral card from grandma grace's book

William Wiley Brown
September 16 1907-April 28 1984
Funeral Services Roberson-Polley Funeral Home
Tuesday May 1 1984
2:00 p.m.
minister Reverend Wayne Caulkins
singers The Caulkins Family
pallbearers
Charles Hillyard, Andrew Deskins, Ivan Read, Reverend Fred Draper, Harold Ray, Dale White
interment Christian Union Cemetery Gilman City MO.

Isaac C Webber continued

a funeral card from grandma grace's book

continued...

bearers
William R. Ebert
Orville Webber
Julian Toney
Harold Corbin
Jay Toney
Joe DeBarthe

"Come onton me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew II:28

Lamoni Funeral Home
Lamoni IA.

Isacc C Webber

a funeral card from grandma grace's book

Isaac C Webber
born March 20 1888
Harrison County Mo
entered into rest
Sept 14 1978 Des Moines Ia.
funeral services held from
Lamoni Funeral Home
Monday September 18 1978
2 p.m.
cleryman Elder Bill Ballantyne
final resting place Rose Hill Cemetery
singers Mr and Mrs Ron Richie
organist June Wickens
vocal selections
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
"In The Garden"

Harold Corbin

a funeral card from grandma grace's book

HAROLD CORBIN
February 8 1917
August 4 1986
services
1:00 p.m. Saturday August 9 1986
Resthaven Mortuary
Offiating Rev. Larry Kackley
Organist Jackie Gibler
Soloist Carolyn Berry
Pallbearers
Charles King, Oliver Brewer, Randall Cox, Frederick Bosley, Roy Lee Cox, Leroy Corbin
Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens
Trenton Mo.

Harold Corbin

Harold Corbin

Jennie C. Bryan

a funeral card from grandma graces' book
in her handwriting at top "this is Vermal's cousin"

Jennie C. Bryan
born March 6 1903
died November 10 1985
services
1:30p.m. Wednesday November 13 1985
Slater Funeral Home
Dr. A.L. Palmer Minister
Howard Eugene Oneal, Soloist
Mrs Carl Muff, Organist
Songs "Nearer My God To Thee"
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
Pallbearers
Charles Stahl, Danny Stahl, Randy Stahl, Ronnie Stahl, H.D. Stahl, Larry Stalh
Interment
Goshen Cemetery
Mercer County Missouri

In Memory of Charles Milton Smith

a funeral card from grandma grace's booko

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES MILTON SMITH
Place of birth Lynn Iowa August 19 1925
place of death
Fayetteville City Hospital
October 24 1986
Services from
Sisco Funeral Chapel
October 27 1986 10:00a.m.
Officiating
Rev. Loy Counts
Place of Interment
Stuckey Cemetery
Johnson, Arkansas
Casket Bearers
Fred Boyd, Kenny Bryson, Robert Shaw, Wayne Simpson, Wayne Simpson, Jr., Jackie Stillwell
Music
Dorthy Hollaway
Debra Howarth
Sisco Funeral Chapel Inc.
705 W. Meadow
Springdale Arkansas 72764
(501) 751-4577

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Robert McCullough

unknown undated newspaper clippings from grandma grace's book

In Memory of:
Robert McCullough
June 9 1918 June 27 1989
Services
1:00 p.m. Friday June 30 1989
Blackmore-Whitaker Chapel
Trenton, Missouri
Officiating
Dr. Clyde Elder
Organist: Fern Muff
Soloist: David Vanderpool
Song
"Will the Circle be Unbroken"
Pallbearers
Frank Clodfelter
Max Garrison
Steve Horner
Lowell Dabler
Charley Cole
Tom Phillips
Interment
Resthaven Memorial Gardens'
Trenton Missouri

Robert McCullough
Funeral services for Robert Warren McCullough were held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home. Dr. Clyde Elder, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated.
Mr McCullough, 71, of 1502 Nichols St., Trenton, died Tuesday, June 27 1989, at the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital in Columbia.
Mrs Carl Muff played the organ accompaniment for David Vanderpool, who sang, "Lily of the Valley," and "Will the Circle be Unbroken?"
Pallbearers, all members of Joseph L. Norton Post No. 919, Veterans of Foreign Wars, were Frank Clodfleter, Max Garrison, Steve Horner, Tom Phillips, Charley Cole and Lowell Dabler.
Military graveside rites were held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton by members of Joseph L. Norton Post No. 919, VFW, with Merril Cahill as commander; Leo Whitaker, chaplain; Bob Scott, officer of the day; Bill Williams and Howard Hobbs, color guard; John Hawkins and Tony Ralston, color bearers; and CJ. Baker, Burl Shelton, Dallas Cox, and Wayne Griffin, firing squad.

Deaths
___________
Robert McCullough, 71, a resident of 1502 Nichols St., Trenton, died Tuesday afternoon, June 27 1989, at the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral home. Dr Clyde Elder, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton.
There is no family visitation scheduled at the funeral home.
Mr McCullough was born June 9 1918 in Trenton Mo the son of Warren and Valcy McMulary McCullough. He was married to Verma D. Brown on Nov 14 1937 in Gallatin Mo. She died in July 1982.
Mr McCullough served with the US Navy during World War II. He worked for Swift & Company in Trenton, and later worked for the City of Trenton for 23 years. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby McCullough of Holly Ridge, N.C., and Billy McCullough of La Habra, Calif.; two sisters, Goldie Morris of St Joseph, and Leona McCullough of Hollywood Fla; 12 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, Mr McCullough was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Brown

unknown undated newspaper clippings from grandma grace's book, very faded & hard to read

OBITUARY
Francis Marion Brown, the subject of this sketch, was born in Grundy County, Mo, October 3 1868, passed away at his home in Gilman City, Mo, August 30, 1945, age 77 years, 7 months and 27 days. In early life he was united in marriage to Alice Dean. To this union two daughters were born: Mrs. Althetha Piank of Brenn, Colorado, and Mrs. Cecil Ambrose of Las Vegas, New Mexico. On August 28 1904, he was again united in marriage with Etha May Wissler, and to this union were born four children, as follows: Mrs Jennie R. Neill and William W. Brown, of Gilman City, MO, two boys Albert E. and Francis E. Brown, having passed away several years ago.
He united with the Christian Union Church, here at Old Union, about 21 years ago and remained a true and faithful member of same until his deah. He spent the 12 years past, right here in our community, and was recognized by all as one of our best citizens. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife, four children, and one brother, Lewis Brown of Blue Ridge, Mo., also six grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers having preceded him in death.
Frank, as we all called him, was on the bed of affliction for many years, but he bore his affliction with patience and was heard by many to say that could never get well, but was ready to go home at any time, to be with the Lord and Master in heaven.
His companion and family was always at his bedside and did everything possible that mortal hands could do for his comfort, but God, in his infinite wisdom, called him home.
The Lord giveth and the
Lord taketh away.
Blessed be the name of the
Lord.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.O. Dowell, at the Christian Union Church, September 2, 1945. Interment was in the nearby cemetery.
Pallbearers were Garland Cummings, Neil Johnson, Marion Chrisman, Andrew Chrisma, Andrew Stahl, and Bill Bovers.
_GCT_


OBITUARY-BROWN
Etha May Wissler, daughter of Rulolph and Pane (Smith) Wissler was born March 2 1884 near Hatfield, Mo, where she grew to young womanhood. She departed this life Dec. 31 1967 at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 29 days.
On Aug. 28 1904 she was united in marriage to Francis Marion Brown, who preceded her in death Aug. 30 1945. To this union were born four children, Albert Everett, William Wiley, Jennie, and Francis Eugene. Two sons, Albert and Francis, preceded her in death,also her father, mother, sister, Estel Markum, and one brother, Elmer. Survivors are the son, William, daughter Mrs Jennie Neill, with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband, also several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Some of whom had lived in her home and been cared for.
She had been very ill for several months and tenderly cared for by her daughter and husband, and son, William.
She with her parents moved to Gilman City in 1902, where the remainder of her life was spent. She was converted when a young girl near Hatfield and later united with the Christian Union church near her home. May was a kind, loving wife and mother, a good neighbor and always made her friends welcome in her home. She will be sadly missed for she was well loved by many.

Precious memories of a dear
mother.
"She always learned to watch
for us,
Anxious if we were late:
In winter by the window,
In summer, by the gate.

"And though we mocked her
tenderly,
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem
more safe,
Because she waited there.

"Her thoughts were all so full
of us,
She never could forget!
And so I think that where she is,
She must be watching yet.

"Waiting till we come home to
her,
Anxious if we are late;
Watching from Heaven's window,
Leaning from Heaven's gate."

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Christian Union chapel, conducted by the Rev. Wayne Caulkins. The Rev. Caulkins and family sang, "Precious Memories" , "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be," and "Beyond the Sunset."
Pallbearers were Jay Welsh, Darrel Ratliff, James Ratliff, Leo Turner, Lester Robertson and Hubert Carter. Flower girls were Juanita Welsh, Marjorie Flint, Marian Carter, Alta Harrison, Chloe Carpenter, Aville Robertson, Accalene Taylor and Deloris Ratliff. (hand written in here is "Minnie Gott.")
She was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery (can't read) church.


In Memory of Etha Mae Brown
Born at Hatfield Missouri
March 2 1884
Died in Gilman City, Missouri
December 31 1967
Age 83 years, 9 months, 29 days
_________
Funeral Services
Christian Union Church, Gilman city, Mo.
Wednesday, January 3 1968
at 2:00 P.M.
____________
Officiating Minister
Rev. Wayne Caulkins
Gilman City
______________
Interment in Christian Union Cemetery
_____________________
Haas-Roberson Funeral Service



Mrs. Jane Wessler, of Jamesport, Dies
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Mrs. Jane Wessler, aged 76 years died Saturday morning at 1 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.H. Markum, in Jamesport. Mrs. Wessler had been bedfast since last December.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. church, south, the Rev. O.L. Hunt having charge.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Mae Brown, of Gilman City, and Mrs. Markum.----This week's Gallatin Democrat.
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Following an illness of long duration, Francis M. Brown, 77 year old, passed away Thursday, August 30 at his home in Gilman City. Mr. Brown had resided in the community for 12 years adn for many years with his family lived on a farm northeast of Gilman City.
Surviving is the wife, Mrs. Mae Brown, one son, William Brown, and one daughter, Mrs. Sherman Neill, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.O. Dowell were held at Christian Union Church, Sunday afternoon.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Lawandowski-Chambers Wedding Announced

unknown undated clipping from grandma grace's book

The marriage of Miss Doris Ann Lawandowski, daughter of Mr and Mrs O.H. Lawandowski of Hallettsville, Tex. and A/3C Cecil Lewis Chambers of Trenton, is announced by his parents, Mr and Mrs Harold Corbin of Route 5.
The marriage took place August 1 at St Mary's Catholic Church at Victoria, Tex. The attendants were A/2C Thomas E. Michland, Jr. and Miss Virginia Scheher.
Mrs Corbin attended the wedding.

Edith N. Chambers Weds Arthor H. Corbin

clipping from grandma grace's book
hand dated Feb 6 1954
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Edith M. Chambers and Mr Author H. Corbin of Trenton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J.R. Wright at his home at 8 o'clock Saturday night.
{yes, the grooms name is spelled 2 different ways...}

Lewis A. Brown

unknown undated newspaper clippings from grandma grace's book
typed exactly as written, typos in bold.

CHURCH RITES HELD FOR LEWIS A. BROWN
Funeral services for Lewis Albert Browon, Blue Ridge resident who died unexpectedly Friday, were held Sunday at the Blue Ridge Christian Union church. The Rev. Hubert Carter officiated.
Music was furnished by Juanita McBride, Mildred Smith, Gail Smith, Heslep Courter and Roy Hutchinson sand, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", and "Precious Memories".
Pallbearers were Ralph Archer, Glen Hockridge, Glenn Taylor, Orville Taggart, Homar Looman and Harley Long.
Wives of the pallbearers carried the flowers. Burial was in the Christian Union Chapel Cemetery.
Mr Brown was born April 11 1881 in Grundy County, a son of William and Jane Blanchard Brown. He was the last of a family of ten children.
He was reared near Trenton and in May 1913 was married to Maggie Smith. They were the parents of five children: Mrs Edith Corbin, Mrs Vermadean McCullough, and Vermal Brown of Trenton. Mrs Lela Mae Burgess and Orval Lewis Stanley, adress unknown.
He also leaves four grandchildren, Cecil Lewis Chambers, Charlene Ann Brown, Sharon,Kay and Janet Mae Brown, of Trenton.
On May 28 1932 he was married to Clara Neill. For the last 30 years he lived in the Blue Ridge community. He was a member of the Christian Union Chapel and in later years had rededicated his life at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
Surviving are the wife of the home, the children and the following stepchildren, Sherman Neill, Gilman City; Lyle Neill, Coffey; Mrs Jesie Lierly, Niles, Michigan; Mrs Gerald Henderson, Kansas City; Garland Neill, Banks, Oregon; Lewis Neill, Berkley, California; and roy Neill, Alameda, California; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, who he was always willing to lend a helping hand.

the same obit above with different header)
CHURCH RITES HELD FOR LEWS A. BROWN
FORMER GRUNDY COUNTY MAN HAD LIVED 45 YEARS IN BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY
Funeral services for Lewis Albert Brown, Blue Ridge resident who died unexpectedly...

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO GILMAN CITY MAN
handdated Jan 21 1955
Lewis Brown of Gilman City died Friday morning at his home in the Blue Ridge community. Death resulted from a heart attack suffered while sweeping a walk for a neighbor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2p.m. Sunday at the Blue Ridge church. Burial will be in the Christian Union cemetery.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs Clara Brown of the home, a son, Vermal Brown of Trenton, and two daughters, Mrs Verna Dean McCullough and Mrs Edith Corbin of Trenton.

DROPPED DEAD; WHILE CLEANING SNOW FROM SIDEWALK
Lewis Brown, 73 years old, of Blue Ridge, dropped dead Friday morning while cleaning snow from a sidewalk at the home of a neighbor, Mrs Abbie Morris. He was accustomed to doing the chores each morning.
The Harrison County Coroner was summoned and pronounced death due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr Brown spent most of his life in the Blue Ridge community.
Survivors are his wife, Clara Brown, of the home; one son, Vermal Brown; two daughters Mrs Edith Corbin, Mrs Vermadeen McCulley
, all of Trenton, and seven step children.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Blue Ridge, by Rev Hubert Carter and burial was at Old Union cemetery.

George Brown Dead

Harrison County Missouri newspaper
Thursday March 20 1941
from grandma grace's scrapbook

Blue Ridge Bachelor, 75, Suffered Apoplectic Stroke in Service Station Cafe Friday
Funeral rites for George Brown, 75-year-old laborer, who died in a Blue Ridge cafe Thursday afternoon of an attack of apoplexy, were held Saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock from the Christian Union chapel, near Gilman City. Rev. A.H. Smith, Baptist minister, officiated. The body was at the Hanes funeral home in Gilman City.
Brown was alone in the service station cafe when he suffered a stroke. Just a short while before he ate a hearty meal there and was waiting for the return of the proprietor. He fell to the floor and in doing so struck his head on the edge of a stove. Coroner R.H. Beets accredited death to an apolectic stroke indicated by hemplectic stroke indicated by hemmorrhagic bleeding from the nose.
Brown was a bachelor and lived with Mrms. A.M. Morris in Blue Ridge. He is survived by two brothers, Frank of near Blue Ridge, and Lewis of Jamesport. He was born in Grundy County, but lived in Harrison County most of his life.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lake Teacher List

from grandma grace's book

Every Lake Pupil should be able to help on this list. Place first teachers first---giving dates if possible. If anyone remembers other names---add them. A.P.L.
I have put the teachers that I am pretty sure are related to "us" in bold print. deb.
Nora Miller
Emma Maxwell
Ella Hobbs
Mildred Chriswell
Irene Steward
Ilene Parker
Mamie Daniels
Julia Cole
Iva HArris 1910-1911
Florence DeLong 1920-21
Corrol Mooney 1922-23
Ercil Crigler 1921-22
Eva Jane Brown 1930-31-
Mabel Brown 1933-34-35
Ida Hamilton 1929-30-32-33
Lula Wilson 1944-45-46-47
Henry Maxwell 1944-45-46-47
Elmo Little 1935-36-37-38
Stanley Walker 1915
Bill Stevens 1906-1907
Rozelle Dowell 1938-9
Raymond Robinson 1939-40-41-42
Mavelyn Webster 1942-3
Francis Trobough 1943-44
Jessie Louderback 1909-10

Mrs. Harry Dority

unknown undated newspaper clippings from grandma graces book

(handwritten note: Cousin of Grace Brown)
MRS HARRY DORITY DIES AT HER HOME
________________
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 2P.M. THURSDAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
_________________
Mrs Ellen Marie Dority, wife of Harry Dority of Trenton, died about 4 p.m. Monday at her home 4431 Main St., after suffering a heart attack. Mrs Dority had been in ill health since 1946.
The body was removed to the Gipson Funeral Home where it will remain until time for the services which will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. C. Wayne Rosecrans will officiate and burial will be in the Cat Creek Cemetery north of Brimson.
Mrs Dority was born Aug. 25 1907 a daughter of Bart and Emma Maxwell Utterback. On May 20 1927 she was married at Gallatin to Harry Dority of Trenton. She had lived in and near Trenton most of her life.
She is survived by her husband of the home; her parents, Mr and Mrs Bart Utterback of 2012 Chestnut Street; two brothers, Vernon Utterback of Davenport, Ia., and Harmon Utterback of Trenton; three sisters, Mrs Victor Beal of Stanton, Mich.; Miss Roberta Utterback of Trenton and Mrs Harold Pederson of Marion, Ia. One sister preceded her in death.
Mrs Dority was a member of the Baptist Church at Brimson and the Ls to the B of LF and E.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

MRS HARRY DORITY RITES CONDUCTED
__________________________
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Trenton for Mrs Harry Dority, who died Monday at her home after suffering a heart attack.
Rev. C. Wayne Rosecrans, church pastor, was the officiating minister. Music was furnished by Nevin Adams who sang, "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" and "The Lord's Prayer." Miss Janice Spencer played the organ accompaniment.
Pallbearers were W.L. Davis, George Boyer, Warner Boylan, PAul McArtor, Jr., Tom Davidson and Rex Oren. Burial was in the Cat Creek Cemetery north of Brimson. The services were under the direction of the Gipson Funeral Home.
Attending the rites from out of town were Mr and Mrs Sheldon Utterback, Mr and Mrs Irlin Mays, James Utterback, Mr and Mrs Harley McQuerry, Mr and Mrs Wilbur Utterback and Mr and Mrs Morton Utterback, all of Bethany; Mr and Mrs Victor Beal, Stanton, Mich.; Mr and Mrs Harmon Utterback, Kansas City; Mr and Mrs Harold Pederson, Marion, Ia.; Vernon Utterback, Davenport, Ia.; and Mr and Mrs Ralph Keith and children, Anna Mae and Jackie, of St Joseph.

Maxwell Reunions

unknown clippings from grandma grace's book
exactly as written

REUNION HELD BY MAXWELL FAMILY hand dated 1979
The children of the late Tom and Gilly Maxwell held a family reunion Sunday, June 3, at the home of Mr and Mrs Dale Brown and Gail in Trenton.
Attending were Jim Maxwell and Mr and Mrs Vermal Brown of Trenton; Mr and Mrs Bernard Axsom, Debbie, Lisa, and Brenda of Spickard; Mr and Mrs Isreal Chaney and Rebecca Cottrell of Gilman City; and Mr and Mrs Keith Thomas of Cainsville.
Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell and Mr and Mrs Emmitt Williams of Marshall; Mr and Mrs John Maxwell of Grove, Okla.; Jasper Maxwell of Kansas City MO; Clyde Maxwell of Excelsior Springs; Mr and MRs Bob Shank, Scott Shank and Sheila Little of Liberty; and Mr and Mrs Bob Crawford, Robin, Chris and Shawn of St Joseph.

FAMILY REUNIONS MAXWELL hand dated 1986
Mr and Mrs Dale Brown hosted the Maxwell reunion reunion on June 1.
Those attending were Vermal and Grace Brown of Trenton; Bob and Kay Crawford, Robin and Shawn of St Joseph; Bernard and Janet Axsom, Brenda and John of Princeton; Kevon and Debra Daily and Karan of Eagleville; Leland and Eva Maxwell and Emmett and Marsha Williams, Erica and Arron of Marshall; Charlene Shank and Shelia of Independence; and Lisa Axsom of Trenton.

typos in bold:
Kevon should be KEVIN
Daily should be DAILEY
Karan should be KOREN
I'm not sure on the spelling of Arron...

Dinner Honors Shawn Crawford

unknown hand dated 1987 clipping from grandma grace's book


Shawn Crawford, son of Mr and Mrs Bob {Kay} Crawford of St Joseph was honored with a surprise basket dinner June 27 at Moberly Park in Trenton. Shawn is scheduled to leave July 16 for basic training with the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.
Others attending were Bob and Kay Crawford, Robin Crawford, Kerry Herkelman, Connie Hunter and Amanda Crawford, all of St Joseph; Charlene Shank and Shelia Little of Kansas City; Bernard and Janet Axon, Lisa, Brenda, and John of Princeton; Kevin and Debby Daily and Karen of Bethany; and Sandra McCloud, Craig, and Brian of Bonner Springs Kan.
Vermal and Grace Brown, Paul and Amber Crawford, Charles and Lovice Crawford, Luke Rehbein, Danny and Connie Crawford, Scott and Michelle, Bob and Faye Crawford, Stephanie, Dana, and Shannon, and Doug and Dianna Crawford, Cory, Cleeton, and Chasity.

typos in bold:
Axon should be AXSOM
Debby Daily should be DEBBIE DAILEY
Karen should be KOREN

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Francis R. Orton

(Frank), 76, of Route 4 El Dorado, died Wednesday at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11a.m. Friday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Towanda Cemetery.
He was born Nov 18 1903 in St Joseph, Mo, the son of James Wesley and Emily Phillis Higdon Orton. He came to the Butler County area with his family when he was 15 years old.
He married Bernice D. Cousins June 25 1933 at Haverhill. She died July 21 1962. He married Dorothy McClelland July 4 1971 in Potwin.
He was a retired employee of the Vickers Refinery and was managing the Bluestem Trailer Park. He was a member of the Potwin Christian Church and a former elder in the church. He was active as a 4-H leader for more than 17 years and was the former chairman of the Butler County chapter of the American Red Cross. He was also active in Butler County politics.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a son John of Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Mrs Norma Oldham, Denver Colo., and Marty Orton, Dallas; a stepson Larry McClelland, El Dorado; a stepdaughter Karen Hurlburt, Leon; a brother, Hobart Orton, Rosalia; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book

Francis R. Orton

Church Rites Held For Gilly May Maxwell

Funeral services for Gilly May Maxwell who died Tuesday morning at the Wright Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a few hours were conducted at 2p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Cat Creek Baptist Church with Rev. C.E. Sharrah, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Davis-Blackmore Funeral Home.
Special music for the rites was furnished by a trio composed of Sparks McClure, Mrs Ida Shaw, and Mrs Eldon Jones who sang "Take My Hand, Precious Lord", "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone", and "In A Land Where We'll Never Grow Old." Piano music and accompaniment was by MRs Lester J Fordyce.
Pallbearers were Alva Hudson, Clay Shirley, Earl Shirley, Harley Hobbs, Jay Gibson, and Ward Foster.
Relatives attending fromout of town were Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell, Marshall; John Maxwell, Grove, Okla., Mr and MRs Clyde Maxwell and family, Mr and Mrs Jaspser Maxwell and family, Mr and MRs Larry Little, Kansas City; MRs Emma Orton, Frank Orton, Mr Hobart Orton, Potwin Kan.
Mrs Grace Williams, Winona; Mrs Nannie Stanley, Mr and MRs Harley MapelMr and Mrs Keith Thomas, Mr and Mrs Jack Graham, Cainsville; Mr and Mrs Wayne Spicknell, Mr and Mrs L. A. DuNuse,Lewistown, Mo; Mr and Mrs Israel Chaney, Mr and Mrs Dale Cottrell, Gilman City.

typo in bold, unknown undated newspaper clipping in grandma graces' book

Funeral Rites Held For Evie Maxwell

Funeral services for Evie Maxwell who died Sunday night at the home of her sister, Mrs Vernal Brown, were held at 10a.m. Tuesday at Davis funeral home and at 11a.m. at Cat Creek Chapel. The Rev. C.E. Sharrow was in charge.
A quartet composed of Mr and Mrs Sparks McClure, Mrs Walden Gott, and Joe McClure sang two songs "Does Jesus Care?" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Sparks McClure sang as a solo "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone". Mrs. Pearl Smith played the accompaniment.
Pallbearers were Pearl Smith, Floyd Smith, Cecil Smith, Rex Murphy, Harley Hobbs and Tom Hobbs.
Flower bearers were Mrs Lida Smith, Mrs Minnie Smith, Mrs Lois Smith and Mrs Edra Mumma. Burial was in Cat Creek Cemetery.

undated unknown newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book

Evie Maxwell Dies at V. Brown Home

Rites Tuesday at 11A.M. At Cat Creek Church For Near Brimson Resident
Evie Maxwell of northwest of Brimson died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Vermal Brown of Trenton. Miss Maxwell entered a local hospital about 2 weeks ago and was later taken to her sister's home. She had been a cripple since she suffered an attack of polio when she was nine years old.
She was born April 7 1902 on a farm in Harrison County and lived on the same farm all her life. She was one of eight children of Thomas Whitten Maxwell and Gilly Higdon Maxwell. She was a member of the Cat Creek Baptist Church and of a national shut-in society.
Besides the sister at whose home she died she is survived by her parents; a sister Mrs Minerva Brown of Brimson; three brothers, James Maxwell of Brimson, Lelland MAxwell of Hiawatha, Kan., and John Maxwell of Kansas City; four nieces, Charlene Ann, Sharon Kay, and Janet May Brown and Marsha June Maxwell; and two nephews, Jasper and Clyde Maxwell.
The body is at DAvis Funeral home. Funeral services wil be conduted by the Rev. C.E. Sharrow at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Cat Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

typos in bold: Lelland should be LELAND, Janet's middle name is spelled MAE (I think? now I'm not so sure...) and Marsha's middle name is JANE.
unknown undated newspaper clipping from grandma grace's book

Mr and Mrs T.W. Maxwell 50th Anniversary

newspaper clippings from grandma grace's book
Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Maxwell To Observe Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Maxwell will observe their 50th wedding anniversary April 16 at an open house at their home north of Brimson.
Relatives who have already arrived to attend the Golden Wedding celebration are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hidgon, Birch Tree; Mrs. Richard Williams, Winona; Mr and Mrs. Wesley Orton, Rosalea, Kan., and Chesley Higdon, Goldendale, Colo. Other relatives are expected to arrive later this week.
hand-dated 1950

A very large crowd called at the Tom Maxwell home Sunday in honor of Mr and Mrs Maxwell's 50th anniversary. They held an open house all day. One remarkable coincidence was that the couple who attended were the same couple who were present at their wedding 50 years ago. They were Bart Utterback and Emma Higdon, sister of Mrs Maxwell. Mrs Maxwell's other two sisters and a brother and all their children adn grandchildren were present. The Rev. J.B. Cash, the Rev. Mr. Sharrow and The Rev. Beecher Shrum made interesting talks. Lots of pictures were taken, dinner was served at noon and cake and coffee served all evening. The bright, sunny, warm day made it a perfect day well spent.
{note from deb: Beecher Shrum was pastor at Halfrock where I attended church as a girl.}

FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIV. MR.-MRS. TOM MAXWELL
April 16 a very large crowd of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr and Mrs Tom Maxwell, for an all day open house, to pay tribute to this worthy couple who have spent all their lives in our midst and had been wed 50 years that day. Mrs. Maxwell's maiden name was Gillie Higdon. She has one living brother, Joe Higdon of Birch Tree, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Stanely, Cainsville; Mrs. Emma (Higdon) Orton Rosalin, Kansas; Mrs Grace Williams, Winona, Mo. All were present and a very remarkable coincidence was, Miss Emma Higdon, sister of Mrs Maxwell, and Bart Utterback, a brother-in-law of Mr Maxwell were the best man and bridesmaid at the wedding 50 years ago and were able to stand wtih them that day for pictures and congratulations. Letters from Representative Magee and Senator James P. Keme.
All their children and grandchildren were present: Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell, daughter Marsha Jane of Marshall, MO; Mr and Mrs James Maxwell, sons Clyde and Jasper, of Brimson; Mr and Mrs John Maxwell, of Kansas City; Mrs Grace Brown, daughters Charlene, Kay, Janet, Trenton. Her husband Vermal came late in the afternoon; MR and Mrs Dale Brown of Brimson.
A wonderful dinner was served at noon, and cake, coffee and grape juice throughout the afternoon to new arrivals. A lovely five-tier white wedding cake was baked by a daughter-in-law.
Mrs. Emma Gardner (now 90 years old) was the oldest guest; Master Jimmy Haun, eight months old was the youngest. The sisters and brothers remained for a week's visit. It had been years since all were together.
Rev. J.B. Cash, Rev. C.E. Sharrah and Rev. Shrum of Trenton, offered prayer and congratulations.
Relatives from a distance were Mr and Mrs Joe Higdon, Mr and Mrs Wesley Orton, Mrs. R.O.Williams, Chesley, Higdon Wash; Mr and Mrs Roy Creswell St Louis MO; Mr and Mrs Bart Utterback, Trenton; Mr and MRs Roy Johnson, Greeley, Colo.; Mrs Inez Bush and son Chillicothe; Mr and Mrs Ross Hobbs, Sampsel, Mo; Mr and Mrs Harley Maple, Cainsville; Seth Griffin, Mr and Mrs Herbert Roberts, Trenton.
Friends that signed the register: Mr and Mrs Joe Chambers, daughter Vada, Chillicothe
Mr and Mrs Ross Hobbs, Mr and Mrs C.H. Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Bert Taylor, Mont.; Lee Shirley, Mr and Mrs Wm. Brown, Spickard; James Gibson, Frank and Nettie Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Glen Hamilton, Mr and Mrs Jack Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Stanley Maple, Opal Bain, Mr and Mrs Pearl Smith, Mr And Mrs Floyd Smith, Mr and Mrs Jack Haun and sons, Mr and Mrs Gilert Gamble, son Stanley; Mr and Mrs Tom Brown, Mrs Emma Gardner, MR and MRs J.D. Pilcher and Deloris; Mr and Mrs Harley Maple, Kay, Sharon, Roger and Jim; Mr and Mrs W.S. Robertson, Junior and Charles Robertson; Mr and Mrs Hubert Whitt, Mr and Mrs Jerry Davidson, Christine, Peggy and LarryWhitt, Mr and Mrs Earl Shirley, son Eddie; Mr and Mrs Rex Murphy, sons Robert, Beryl, Pat, Mike and Jimmy,; Mr adn MRs Ira Fulkerson, Jamesport. A number of
the afternoon guests did not sign the register.
The bright, sunny warm day, made a perfect day well spent.
Again we all say congratulations and happy day to you, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell and family.
Contributed.

Elsie L. Smith

unknown undated newspaper clipping in grandma grace's book
in her own writing "my cousin"

Elsie Lucile Smith, 89, died April 21, 1992, in the Foxwood Springs Health Center, Raymore in Cass County, where she lived. Services will be held at 11a.m. Friday at the Potwin (Kan.) Christian Church; burial in McGill Cemetery, Potwin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Blackman Chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Fellowship of John in care of the Budd Park Christian Church. Mrs. Smith was born in Bethany, Mo., and lived in Butler County, Kan., before moving to Raymore in 1983. She was a graduate of Emporia (Kan.) State Teachers College. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Potwin Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Karen J. Yount, Kansas City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Roberta F. Utterback

wed. aug 15 2007
funeral booklet from grandma grace's book
In Loving Memory
Roberta Utterback
Born July 29 1914
Brimson Mo
Died May 1 2006
Greenville, Michigan
Graveside Services
1:00p.m. Monday May 15 2006
Cat Creek Cemetery
Grundy County, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Ron Smith
Services conducted by Whitaker Eads Funeral Home
Trenton Missouri

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Graces book-typed exactly as written-typos in bold
Roberta F. Utterback
a 91-year-old resident of Greenville,MI, and formerly of Columbus, OH, died on Monday evening May 1 2006 at the long term care unit of Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus in Greenville.
Graveside services will be held at 1p.m. on Monday May 15, 2006 at Cat Creek Cemetery near Brimson, under the direction of the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home. Rev. Ron Smith will officiate.
Mrs., Utterback was born on July 29, 1914 at Brimson, the daughter of Bart and Emma Maxwell Utterback. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and began a teaching career that spanned 48 years. She taught in public schools in Missouri Denver, CO and Saginaw and Ann Arbor, MI before accepting a position with Ohio State University, where she was an associate professor of education for 35 years. She retired in 1979. She was a charter member of the BU chapter of PEO Sisterhood, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Pi Lambda Theta of Central Ohio, a life member of the Ohio State Retired Teacher's and Ohio State University Faculty organizations and the Alumni Association of University School. She traveled throughout the U.S. Europe and Russia and was an avid antique collector. She moved to Greenville two years ago to make her home with her sister. She moved due to poor health to Green Acres Retirement Living, where she spent the last four months.
She is survived by two sisters, Lous U. Beal of Greenville and Lorene F. Pederson of Hillsboro, OR; two nieces, DeAnna Phillips of Hillsboro and Karen Utterback of Chicago, IL; three nephews, Michael Pederson of Edmonds, WA, Mark Pederson of LaConnor, WA, and Victor C. Beal Jr. of Riverdale, MD; five grand-nephews and three grand-nieces; two cousins, Grace Brown of Trenton and Minerva Brown of Gilman City; a special friend and caregiver, Marsha Sexton of Sidney; and several friends and colleagues.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie Doherty; and two brothers, Harmon Utterback and Vernon Utterback.
The family suggests memorials to the Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship Fund at Maryville.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Utterback

from Grandma Grace's scrapbook
unknown undated newspaper clippings/funeral announcement
typo in bold, should be GALE
SERVICES HELD FOR BART UTTERBACK
Funeral services for John William Barton (Bart) Utterback, a resident of 2012 Chestnut Street, Trenton, who died Sunday afternoon at the family home, were conducted at the 1:30p.m. Wednesday at the memorial chapel of the Davis-Blackmore Funeral Home. Rev. J. Tracey Hopper, pastor of the First Christian Church here, officiated. Burial was in the family lot at the Cat Creek cemetery.
Special music for the rites was furnished by Mrs. Robert Beeks, who sang, "the 23 Psalm." Piano music and accompaniment was by Mrs. Lester J. Fordyce.
Pallbearers were: Wilbur, Shelton, Morton, and John Utterback, Loren Towns and Harry Dority.
Those attending from out of town were Mr and Mrs Victor Beal, Stanton, Mich.; Mrs. Harold Pederson, Mike, Mark, and DeAnna, Joliet Ill.; Mr and Mrs Vernon Utterback, Davenport, Ia.; Mr and Mrs Harmon Utterback and Karen Utterback of Kansas City, MO,; Miss Roberta Utterback, Columbus, O.
Mr and Mrs Wilbur Utterback, Lamoni, Ia; Mr and Mrs Shelton Utterback, Gallatin; Morton Utterback, Tierney,Mo; John Utterback, Cameron; Mr and Mrs Irlin Maize, Bethany.
Mr and Mrs Harley McQuerry and Everett McQuerry, Ridgeway; Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell, Marshall; Mr and Mrs Dale Brown and Galt Brown of Kirksville.

BART UTTERBACK DIES AT FAMILY HOME
hand dated April 2 1961
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR LOCAL RESIDENT SINCE 1947; BODY TO DAVIS-BLACKMORE
John William Barton (Bart) Utterback, long time resident of the Brimson community, and a resident of Trenton since 1947 died at his home at 2012 Chestnut street yesterday afternoon shortly after 3p.m.
The body was removed to the Davis-Blackmore Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30p.m. Wednesday with Rev. J. Tracey Hopper, pastor of the First Christian Church of Trenton, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at the Cat Creek cemetery.
A family visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m, Tuesday evening.
Mr. Utterback was born Oct 22 1870 in Putnam County, Indiana, a son of John and Rachael Ellen Broadstreet Utterback. He was educated in the Central schools and the Central Normal College at Danville Ind.
In 1898 he came with his father to Harrison County, Mo, where they farmed together until his marriage.
On March 17 1901 he was married in Harrison County to Miss Emma Maxwell of Harrison County, who survives.
Following their marriage, Mr and Mrs Utterback farmed in the Brimson community and Mr Utterback farmed in the Brimson community and Mr Utterback later engaged in the mercantile and banking business until his retirement. Mr and Mrs Utterback moved to Trenton in 1947.
On March 17th of this year, Mr and Mrs Utterback celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to his wife of the home, Mr Utterback is survived by five children who are: Harmon Utterback of Kansas City; Vernon Utterback of Davenport, IA; Lois, now Mrs Victor Beal, Stanton, Mich; Miss Roberta Utterback of Columbus, O.; and Lorene, now Mrs Harold Pederson of Joliet, Ill. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by two daughters who died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs Harry Dority, died in 1956. His parents and one brother also preceded him in death.

ARE OBSERVING 60th ANNIVERSARY
hand dated 1961
Mr and Mrs Bart Utterback of 2012 Chestnut street, Trenton, are quietly observing their 60th wedding anniversary today at their home.
Mr and Mrs Utterback were married March 17 1901 in Harrison County. Mrs Utterback is the former Emma Maxwell, daughter of Mr and Mrs James MAxwell of Harrison County. Mr Utterback wsa born in Indiana, the son of John and Etta Broadstreet Utterback. Mr Utterback is past 90-years-old and his wife is past 85.
Mr and Mrs Utterback are the parents of eight children, five of whom survive and are: Three daughters, Miss Roberta Utterback, Columbus Ohio, a teacher in the University there; Mrs Lois Beal, Stanton, Mich. a teacher in the elementary schools in Stanton, and Mrs Lorene Pederson of Joliet Ill; two sons, Harmon Utterback of Kansas City and Vernon Utterback of Davenport Ia.
An infant child died in 1905, a daughter in 1911, and a daughter Mrs Harry Dority died Jan 1 1956.

Emma Mary Maxwell Utterback
Mrs Utterback was born in Harrison County, Missouri, on September 29 1875, the daughter of James C. and Minerva Creswell Maxwell. On March 17 1901 she was married to BArt Utterback, a son of John Utterback. Mrs Utterback is survived by five children-Harmon, Vernon, Roberta, Lois, and Lorene. She also leaves five grandchildren, Victor Beal, Jr., Michael, Mark, and DeAnna Pederson, and Karen Utterback. She was preceded in death by two daughters who died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs Harry Dority, who passed away in 1956. Her parents and two brothers also preceded her in death
Service 2p.m.
April 10 1963
Memorial Chapel
Officiating Minister Marion Rowlen
Music by Mrs Robert Skinner
Songs Twenty-third Psalm
The Lord's Prayer
Pallbearers Dale Brown, Vermal Brown, Leland Maxwell, James Maxwell, Harry Dority, Loren Towns

VERNON E. UTTERBACK
Vernon E Utterback, 91, died July 7 at Mercy-Genesis Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.
Funeral services in celebration of his life were held July 12 at the El Bethel Assembly of God in Davenport. Burial was in the Davenport Memorial Park.
Mr Utterback was born June 13 1903 in Harrison Co., Mo. He spent his early years in Grundy County, and over the last 55 years lived in Iowa. He attended Brimson schools and was graduated from the high school. He was married to Marsha Ingraham in 1960. Mr Utterback retired in 1972.
Survivors include sisters Lorene Pederson of Hillsboro Ore; Roberta Utterback of Columbus Ohio; and Lois Beal of Greenville, Mich; sister-in-law Gladys Utterback of Liberty; stepdaughters Ruth Carraher and Verona Potter, and stepsons David, Daniel, and Joseph Hodges, all of Davenport; nieces Karen Utterback and DeAnna Phillipe; nephews Mark and Michael PEderson and Victor Beal; great nieces Nora, Edith and Ingrid Pederson, and Jay, Steven, MArk, and Adam Phillipe; several cousins and many friends.
Mr Utterback was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha; his parents Bart and Emma Maxwell Utterback; brother Haromon Utterback, and sisters Marie Utterback Dority and Colleen Utterback.
(paid for obituary)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mary L. McCullough 1922-2000

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book

Kansas City-Mary Louise (Murray) McCullough, 77, Kansas City, formerly of Cameron and Osborn, Mo., died Saturday Feb 5 2000 at a North Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. McCullough, a homemaker, co-owned and operated the former NuWay Cleaners, Cameron, with her husband.
Born Dec 19 1922 in Kansas City, she lived in Kansas City, Cameron, Springfield, and Osborn, Mo.
Mrs McCullough was a member of Cameron First Baptist Church.
On Jan 20 1940 she married Franklin G.McCullough in Trenton Mo. He survives of the home.
Mrs. McCullough was preceded in death by her parents, Charels W. and Cora M. Murray; and a brother, J.W.Murray.
additional surviors: three daughters, Donna Phillips, Osborn, Jean Grimm, Napoleon, Mo and Linda Howerton, Lathrop, Mo.; a brother Marion Murray, Gallatin MO; a sister Norma Hale, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
service 2 p.m. Wednesday Cameron First Baptist Church. burial Osborn Evergreen Cemetery . family visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

McCullough

unknown undated clippings from grandma Grace's book

F. Gail McCullough 1919-2004
Lathrop, Mo-Franklin Gail McCullough, 84, Lathrop, passed away Jan 13 2004 at his home.
Gail was born on March 22 1919 in Trenton Mo to Frank and Cora Ellen (Roberts) McCullough.
Gail was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cameron, Mo; and retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1984 as a mail handler.
Gail married Mary Louise Murray on Jan. 20 1040 in Trenton. She preceded him Feb. 5 2000.
Gail and MAry owned and operated NyWay Cleaners in Cameron.
Survivors: Three daughters, Donna Phillips, Osborn, Mo, Jean Grimm and Linda Howerton, Lathrop; sister Lorraine Bowlin, Louisville Ky; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marion and Mary Ellen Murray, Cameron; sister-in-law Norma May Hale, Kansas City MO; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
service 1p.m. Friday Jan. 16 at the First Baptist Church Cameron. Burial Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15 at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

St Joseph newspaper undated clipping
Late Notices
F. Gail McCullough
Lathrop, Mo-Franklin Gail McCullough, Lathrop, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 13 2004 at his home.
Service 2p.m. Friday Jan 16 2004 at the First Baptist Church Cameron Mo. visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. burial Osborn Evergreen Cemetery. arrangement Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Ada M. Fulkerson

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book

Ada Margaret Fulkerson, 68, Higginsville, Mo died May 21 1992 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Services will be at 10a.m. Saturday in St Mary's Catholic church, Higginsville; burial in St Mary's Cemtery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30p.m. today at the Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville, where the rosary will be said at 8p.m. The family suggests contributions to the pulmonary care unit at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Fulkerson was born in Trenton Mo and moved to Higginsville in 1952. She was a teachers aide at the Higginsville Habilitation Center for 15 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the church and its Altar Society. She was a member of the United Church Women, Higginsville. She formerly was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She was a volunteer for the commodities and food distribution network in Higginsville. Survivors include two sons, Henry Fulkerson, Oak Park, Ill., and David Fulkerson, Shawnee; three daughters, Lynn Kendall, Evansville, Ind., Leah Bassin, Leawood, and MArtha Huffman, New Martinsville, W. Va.; and nine grandchildren.

Mildred Fulkerson

unknown undated clipping from grandma Grace's book

Mildred Fulkerson Dies In Nebraska
Mrs. Mildred C. Fulkerson, 93, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Trenton, died early this morning in the Immanuel Hospital at Omaha.
The body is being brought to the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements are pending.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ray Sites of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Arch Peery of Trenton, and Mrs. C.W. Elledge of CArter Lake, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

(notice how she has 11 grandchildren in one obit and 15 grandchildren in another? deb)

Services Set For Mildred Fulkerson

unknown undated clipping from Grandma Graces' book
typo in bold, should be Creswell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred C. Fulkerson, 93, who died early Wednesday morning in a hospital at Omaha, Neb., will be conducted at 1p.m. Saturday from the Memorial Chapel of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home. The Rev. Ocie Grittith Jr. , pastor of the Trenton First Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Edinburg IOOF Cemetery.
The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service and will not be reopened.
There is no family visitation scheduled at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fulkerson was born in Grundy County on Novl. 3 1883 the daughter of Patrick Henry and Addie Sires Criswell. On July 15 1907 she was married to Ira T. Fulkerson. He died Jan. 23 1954.
A resident of Omaha the past 24 hours, Mrs. Fulkerson was a member of the Pearl United Methodist Church at Omaha.
Mrs. Fulkerson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Sites of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Addalene Elledge of Carter Lake, Iowa, and Mrs. Willa Peery of Trenton; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Glen Hamilton of Trenton is a brother-in-law.

old picture

from grandma Grace's book,
undated clipping from Trenton Republican-Times
(I'm listing only names that might be related...deb)
this 1890 or 1891 West Fairview School photograph belongs to Mrs. Rea Power. The gropu is identified as follows:
front row...Ray Brown, Grover Brown, Blanch Brown, Millie Creswell (or Campbell)
2nd row...Muriel Brown
3rd row...Clyde Brown, Clarence Brown

Willa Carolyn Peery

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
handwritten notes: Millie Creswell (Campbell) Fulkerson is Tom Maxwell's cousin
Willa Carolyn Peery is MIldred Fulkerson's daughter.

Mrs. Willa Carolyn Peery died at 6:10p.m. Thursday July 14 1994 at the home of her son in Huntsville, Ala.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Trenton.
Mrs. Peery was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fulkerson of Jamesport. She was a retired teacher, having taught in the Trenton public schools for 20 years. Her husband, Arch Peery, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Peery was a member of the First Christian Church, the DAR, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the garden club, the Democratic Women's Club and the hospital auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter adn son-in-law, Mary Nell and Grant Nevitt of Enid,Okla; one son and daughter-in-law John and Sondra Peery of Huntsville; two sisers, Addalena Elledge and Wilma Sites; six grandchildren, Lillian Peery, Anthony Peery, David Peery, Stanley Nevitt, Nancy Silva and Carolyn Schultz; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great granchild. Virginia Peery Witworth and Marie Fulkerson are sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, contributions have been suggested to the First Christian Church in memory of Mrs. Peery.

Glen Dale Brown

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book

GRAVESIDE RITES HELD FOR INFANT
Graveside rites were conducted at Cat Creek Cemetery Wednesday afternoon for Glen Dale Brown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dale Brown of Brimson. The Rev. C.E. Sharrah was in charge.
The baby, dead at birth, was born Tuesday night at Wright Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Brown is the former Minerva Maxwell, a teacher in the Grundy County rural schools.

Dale Brown

from Grandma Grace's book
unknown undated newspaper clipping

Funeral services for Lawrence Dale Brown were held at 2p.m. Sunday at the Mount Pleasant Number One Baptist Church, northwest of Brimson. The Rev. Larry Kackley officated.
Mr. Brown, 65, a resident of the Cat Creek Comminty, northwest of Brimson, died Thursday Sept 17 1987 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
Special music was provided by Eugene Oneal, who sang "Going Down the Valley," and "Because He Lives." Mrs. Jackie Gibler played the piano accompaniment.
Pallbearers were Frank Lewis, George Peugh, Tom Brown, Bill TenHulzen, Bill Hogan and Les Ratliff.
Burial was in the Cat Creek Cemetery, northwest of Brimson, under the direction of the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home.

Dale Brown

from Grandma Grace's book
unknown undated newspaper clippings
typos in bold, his mothers name was Hattie, his sons name was Glen. I looked it up in the Brimson History book. deb

Dale Brown
Lawrence Dale Brown, 65, a resident of the Cat Creek Community, northwest of Brimson, died Thursday evening Sept 17 1987 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Sunday at the Mount Pleasant Number One Baptist Church, northwest of Brimson. The Rev. Larry Kackley will officate. Burial will be in the Cat Creek Cemetery. The body is at the Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home.
There is no family visitation scheduled at the funeral home.
Mr. Brown was born in Brimson, Mo., on Aug. 29 1922, the son of DeWitt C. and Attie P. Gregg Brown. He attended Brimson schools, and graduated from Trenton High School and Trenton Junior College. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1953, and did graduate work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Mr. Brown taught in schools in Gilman City, Lowry City, and Green City, and taught at Hickman Mills High School for 21 years. He also taught at Ridgeway High School for one year before he retired in 1983.
Mr. Brown was married to Miss Minerva Maxwell on Aug. 9 1945 at Albuquerque, N.M. They maintained a home in the Brimson community all their married life.
Mr. Brown served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Trenton IOOF Lodge and the Gilman City American Legion Post.
Survivors include his wife, Minerva of the home; one son, Lawrence Gale Brown of Kansas City, MO; and two sisters, Miss Fern Brown of Trenton, and Mrs Mable Clark of Chillicothe.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents; one son Glenn Dale Brown, who died at birth,; and one brother, Harry C. Brown.

THANK YOU
The family of Lawrence Dale Brown wishes to thank each of you who helped during his hospitalization and death; the calls, the cards, the flowers, the food and your presence at the service.
A special thanks to Dr. Ryan & staff, the St. Luke's Hospital Heart Center, Rev. Larry Kackley, the pallbearers and the Mt. Pleasant #1 church ladies for serving lunch for family and friends.
A very special thanks to the Brimson History Committee, Hubert & Betty Neil, Ida Shaw, Lewis & Shannon Jones, Jasper & Clyde Maxwell, Vermal & Grace Brown for the assistance and support you gave us. If you helped in any way and your name was omitted, please forgive us for our minds are still in shock.
Sincerely,
Minerva, Gale, Fern Brown, & Mabel Brown Clark

Lawrence Gale Brown

GALE BROWN
from Grandma Grace's book
unknown undated newspaper clippings
funeral pamphlet

In Memory Of:
GALE BROWN
June 19 1952-October 26 1994
1:30p.m. Saturday October 29 1994
Mt. Pleasant #1 Baptist Church
Officiating Rev. Ron Ratliff
Organist Betty Frances Hall
Soloist Bill Ornrff
Songs "Whispering Hope", "It Is Well With My Soul"
Pallbearers: Jasper Maxwell, Clyde Maxwell, James Maxwell, Ronnie Utt, Noel Murphy, Vernon Winsett
Interment Cat Creek Cemetery Harrison County MO
Services Conducted By Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home
Trenton MO

FORKLIFT ACCIDENT
Air conditioner falls, kills workman
A large air conditioner fell from a forklift on Wednesday, killing an employee of Olinger Heavy Hauling in Kansas City.
Lawrence Gale Brown, 42, was working near the forklift when the air conditioner fell on him shortly before 9:30a.m. He
was taken to the Independence Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to ambulance reports.
Brown lived in Kansas City and Brimson, MO.


LAWRENCE GALE BROWN

What could you say but, "I'm so sorry-What can I do to help?" What can we say but "Thank You" for your kindness and thoughtfulness during our shock and sorrow.
A special thanks to the pallbearers, Rev. Ronnie Ratliff, Bill Orndorff and Betty Hall for the music, the Mt. Pleasant Church for serving lunch; to those who traveled a distance to attend the service for Gale, and those who contributed to the cemetery in memory of him. Each of you were special to us, and we will be forever grateful.
THE FAMILY OF GALE BROWN
Minerva Brown, Lynn Armstrong, Fern Brown, Mable Clark, Eva Maxwell, Grace and Vermal Brown, John and Oletta Maxwell, his cousins and close friends.

L. GALE BROWN
Lawrence Gale Brown, 42, rural Brimson, Mo., died Oct. 29 1994, at the Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be at 1:30p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, north of Brimson; burial in Cat Creek Cemetery, north of Brimson. The family suggests memorial contributions to the cemetery association. Mr. Brown was born in Trenton, Mo., and lived in Brimson most of his life. He was a mechanic for the Olinger Heavy Hauling Co., in Kansas City. Survivors include his mother, Minerva Brown of the home. (Arrangements: Whitaker-Eads, Trenton.)

Gale Brown
Lawrence Gale Brown, 42, a resident of Route 2, Brimson, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 26 1994 at the Independence Regional Health Care Center from injuries he suffered at work earlier that morning.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant Number One (Cat Creek) Baptist Church, north of Brimson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
There is no family visitation scheduled at the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home at Trenton.
Mr. Brown was born June 19 1952 in Trenton, Mo., the son of Lawrence Dale and Minerva Maxwell Brown. He graduated from Ruskin High School at Hickman MIlls, Mo. Mr. Brown was employed as a mechanic for Olinger Heavy Hauling. He had lived in the Kansas City are most of his life while also maintaining a residence at Route 2, Brimson.
Mr. Brown is survived by his mother, Minerva Brown of Route 2, Brimson.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father, and one brother.
Contributions have been suggested to the Cat Creek Cemetery in the memory of Mr. Brown. These may be left at the funeral home.

Gale Brown
Funeral services for Lawrence Gale Brown were held at 1:30p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant Number One (Cat Creek) Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Ratliff officiated.
Mr. Brown, 42, of Route 2, Brimson, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 26 1994, at the Independence Regional Health Care Center from injuries he suffered at work earlier that morning.
Special music was provided by Bill Orndorff, who sang, "Whispering Hope", and "It Is Well With My Soul". Betty Frances Hall played the piano accompaniment.
Pallbearers were Jasper Maxwell, Clyde Maxwell, James Maxwell, Ronnie Utt, Noel Murphy, and Vernon Winsett.
Burial was in the church cemetery, under the direction of Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home of Trenton.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Leland A. Maxwell

from Grandma Grace's book

funeral booklet
born Dec. 17 1911
entered into rest June 10 1994
services 1:30p.m. Monday June 13 1994
Melbourne Baptist Church Melbourne Mo
officiating Rev. Clyde McCormich
pianist Lela Hughes
soloist Bill Orndorff
pallbearers Garland King, Marion Hughs, Charles Lowe, Jim Alden, Rod Adrian, Jerry Hughs
interment Mitchell Cemetery, Melbourne MO

Leland A Maxwell, 82, of Marshall died June 10 1994 at his home.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Melbourne Baptist Church in Melbourne Mo. The Rev. Clyde McCormick will officiate. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery in Melbourne. Friends may call on Sunday at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home. A memorial will be established to the church.
Born on Dec. 17 1911 in Harrison County, MO he was the son of the late Thomas and Gilly Higdon Maxwell. On May 7 1941 in Gilman City, Mo he was married to Eva J. Brown and she survives of the home. Mr Maxwell retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center in 1976 and had owned and operated Maxwell Plumbing and Heating for many years.
Survivors include on daughter, Mrs Marsha J. Williamas of Marshall; two granddaughters; one brother John Maxwell of Grove,Okla., two sisters Grace Brown and Minerva Brown, both from Trenton, MO and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 2 infant daughters.

Leland A. Maxwell

Eva Maxwell

from Grandma Grace's book
Trenton Repubican-Times
undated clipping
Funerals
Eva J. Maxwell
Funeral services for Eva J. Maxwell were held at 11a.m. today (Monday May 8 2006) at The First Baptist Church in Melbourne. Rev. Ronald P. Smith officiated.
Mrs. Maxwell, a 95-year-old resident of Marshall, died on Friday May 5 2006 at the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Lela Hughs accompanied Bill Orndorff, who sang "Blessed Assurance". The congregation sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."
Pallbearers were Richard Cotton, Corie Cutsinger, Jerry Hughs, Marion Hughs, Charles Lowe and Bill Orndorff.
Honary pallbearers were Jim Alden, Paul Alden, and Garland King.
Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery at Melbourne under the direction of the Sweeney Reser Wills Funeral Home at Marshall.
Mrs. Maxwell was born on May 5 1911 in Brimson, the daughter of Thomas A. and Dora M. Gardner Brown. She was married at Gilman City on May 7 1940 to Leland A. Maxwell, who preceded her in death on June 10 1994. She was a resident of Marshall since 1942 and had been a teacher at the Marshall Habilitation Center in Marshall for 25 year. She and her husband owned and operated Maxwell Plumbing and Heating for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Melbourne.
She is survived by one daughter, Marsha J. Williams of Marshall; one brother, Thomas V. Brown of Trenton; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters and one sister.
Memorials have been established to the First Baptist Church or the Mitchell Cemetery.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Zula A Chaney

unknown undated newspaper clippings from Grandma Grace's book
Zula A.Chaney
age 93, Gilman City,died Wednesday Jan 17, at a Bethany hospital.
Mrs.Chaney was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gilman City for over 75 years, and a member of the Bethany Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.
She leaves her husband, Isreal Chaney, Gilman City; one daughter Rebecca Cottrell, Gilman City; one son John Chaney, Sun City West, Ariz; one sister Eva Spicknall, Quicny Ill; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday Jan 20 at the First Baptist Church in Gilman City with burial in the MAsonic Cemetery, Gilman City.

Zula A Chaney
Mrs Zula A Chaney, 93 a resident of Route 1 Gilman City died Wednesday Jan 17 1990 at Noll Memorial Hospital in Bethany.
Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Gilman City. The Rev. Clay Wells officiated.
Inez Misner played the accompaniment for Bill and Barbara Whitten, who sang "In the Garden" and "Precious Memories".
Mrs Chaney's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Gilman City MAsonic Cemetery, under the direction of the Roberson-Polley Funeral Home of Gilman City.
Mrs Chaney was born Sept 13 1896 in Harrison Co, Mo the daughter of Seth and Nannie Higdon Stanley. She was married to ISreal Chaney on May 30 1917 in Bethany.
Mrs Chaney was a member of the Gilman City First Baptist Church and had been a member of the Bethany Chapter of the Order of the Eastern STar for more than 75 years.
She is survived by her husband, Isreal of the home; one daughter Rebecca Cottrell of Gilman City; one son John Chaney of Sun City West, Ariz; one sister Eva Spicknall of Quincy Ill; six grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Jack Graham

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Jack, son of Sampson and Mae Eberhart Graham, was born April 17 1912 in Cainsville Missouri and departed this life January 27 1990, in Valley Baptist Church in Harlingen, Texas, at the age of 77 years, nine months and 10 days.
Jack accepted Christ at an early age and placed his membership in the First Baptist Church of Cainsville where he remained a faithful member. He graduated from the Cainsville High School in 1932.
Jack was united in marriage to Elaine Maple, June 19 1937. To this union was born two children, Phillip of KEarney, Mo., and JoAnn Johnson of Princeton MO.
Jack actively participated in his community by serving on the Lynn and Cainsville school boards. He served as Clerk-Assessor of Madison Township, was a substitute mail carrier and served ast Trustee of the Baptist Church. Jack and Elaine were engaged in farming in the Cainsville area all their married life. THey have spent their winters in Texas for the past 15 years.
Music played an important part in his life. He enjoyed playing at rest homes and churches in both Missouri and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Charlie; four sisters, Hazel, Ethelyn, Vernell, and Fannie.
His is survived by his wife, Elaine of the home, his son Phillip; daughter JoAnn and son-in-law Phillip Johnson; two sisters, Violet King, Houston,TX; and Farron King, Drumwright Okla; five grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, neices, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
THANKS
We would like to thank everyone for the prayers, flowers, memorials, phone calls, food and other acts of kindness since the death of our husband and father, Jack Graham. They were deeply appreciated.
Elaine Graham, Phillip Graham, JoAnn Johnson

Jack Graham
Jack Graham, 77, Cainsville died Saturday Jan 27 at Harlingen, Tex.
Mr Graham was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Cainsville First Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife, Elaine Maple, of the home; one son, Phillip Graham, Kansas City; one daughter JoAnn Johnson, PRinceton; two sisters Violet King, Richmond Tex, and Farran King, Drumright, Okla.; five grandchildren, two great great grandsons.
Funeral services are 10:30a.m. Wednesday Jan 31 at the Cainsville First Baptist Church with Rev. Victor Buntin officiating. Burial is in Zoar Cemetery, near Cainsville. Services were under the direction of Stoklasa Memorial Chapel.

Nannie A. Stanley

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Nannie A. Higdon Stanley, daughter of Phillip and Mary Bryant Higdon, was born July 26 1877 near Bolton in Harrison County Mo., and passed away March 9 1972 in a hospital in Bethany Mo., at the age of 94 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She was the last of a family of eight children.
She was married Dec. 13 1893 in her parents' home to Seth D. Stanley. To this union four daughters were born. Mrs. Harley Maple (Cora), Mrs. Israel Chaney (Zula), Mrs. Wayne Spicknall (Eva) and Mrs. Fred Taff (Grace.) She was preceded in death by her husband, Seth, and daughters Cora and Grace.
They lived on a farm south of Mt Moriah until 1912 when they moved to Bethany where he operated a marble and granite shop and retained his farming interests.
Early in her married life she gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was also a 50 year member of Bethany Chapter No. 23, Order of the Eastern Star. Her life was spent in the service of others, being called upon by many in the neighborhood in times of illness. She cared for her husband's parents in her home until their death and also cared for her mother in her last illness.
After the death of her husband in 1921, she worked in various places, but made her home with Harley and Cora until Cora's death in 1968. She was then cared for in the home of a granddaughter and husband, Keith and Ileen Thomas. She always looked on Harley's and Cora's family as her family.
Surviving are the two daughters, Zula and her husband, Isreal Chaney, of Gilman City, Mo, Eva and her husband, Wayne Spicknall, Lewiston, Mo., and son-in-law Harley Maple, Cainsville, Mo., eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 23 great-great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our thanks for your expressions of sympathy and many deeds of kindness during the illness and at the time of death of our dear mother and grandmother, Nannie Stanley.-Mr and Mrs Wayne Spicknall and family, Mr and Mrs Israel Chaney and family, Harley Maple and family.

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
typo in bold print
Nannie Stanley
Mrs. Nannie A. Stanley, 94, of Cainsville died March 9 at Noll Memorial Hospital in Bethany. Funeral services were held Mar. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Cainsville with the Rev. Earl Swafford officiating. Burial was in the Sharon cemetery south of Mt Moriah.
Mrs Stanley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cainsville and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23, Cainsville.
Survivors are two daughters Mrs Zula Chaney, Gilman City, and Mrs Evan Spicknall, Lewiston; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Isreal Chaney

unknown undated newspaper clipping and funeral home card from Grandma Grace's book
they both spell his name Isreal-I thought it was Israel. deb.
In Memory of Isreal Chaney
December 28 2892
February 4 1992
services Frist Baptist Church
Gilman City MO
Saturday Feb 8 1992
2:00p.m.
officiating Rev Clay Wells
Music
Singers Bill and Barbara Whitten
Christine WARd, organist
pallbearers
grandsons and great grandsons
interment Masonic cemetery Gilman City Mo

Isreal Chaney, 99, of Route 1 Gilman City, died Tuesday Feb 4 1992 at the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany.
Funeral services were hedl at 2p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Gilman City. The Rev. Clay Wells officiated.
Christine WArd played the accompaniment for Bill and BArbara WHitten, who sang "In The Garden" and "Precious Memories."
Grandsons and great grandsons of Mr Chaney served as pallbearers.
Burial was in the Gilman City Masonic Cemetery, unde the direction of the Roberson-Polley Funeral Home of Gilman City.
Mr. Chaney was born Dec 28 1892 in Harrison Co Mo the son of John E and Clarinda Lovell Chaney. He was married to Zula Chaney on May 30 1917 in Bethany. She died Jan 17 1990.
Mr Chaney, who was a retired farmer, was a member of the Gilman City First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter Rebecca Cottrell of Gilman City; one son John Chaney of Sun City, West, Ariz; one brother Walter Chaney of Trenton; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Cora Ellen Maple

Cora Ellen Maple
unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
OBITUARY
Cora Ellen Maple
the daughter of Seth and Nan Stanley, was born Nov. 21 1894 in Harrison County and passed away MArch 2 1968 at a Bethany Mo hospital.
She was married to Harley Maple August 14 1913, and to this union the following children were born: Mr Stanley Maple of Fairfield, Ia; Mrs Jack Graham (Elaine); Mrs Keith Thomas (Illeen); Mrs Kenneth Bondurant (Joanna), and Mrs Robert Clegg (Kathleen), all four of Cainsville MO.
She is survived by her husband, children, and mother, Mrs. N.A. Stanley, of the home; and two sisters, Mrs Wayne Spicknall(Eva) of Lewistown, Mo; and Mrs Israel Chaney (Zula) of Gilman City Mo.. Twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.
She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a member of the W.M.S. and the Gleaners Sunday school class, Chapter Bx, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and a former member of the Cainsville Twentieth Century Club. As long as health permitted she was active in her church, P.E.O. chapter and her club. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, March 4 from the First Baptist Church in Cainsville with the Rev. Earl Swafford officiating. Burial was in Zoar Cemetery with the Stoklasa Funeral home in charge.
Soloist Iris Hudson
Songs "No Night There" and "God Understands"
Organist Eva Elmore
Pallbearers Phillip Graham, Roger Maple, Jim Maple, Mike Johnson, Bill Thomas, Sanley Johnson, Millard Morgan, Allen Putnam.
"Blend your colors softly, artist,
Let the lines and wrinkles show,
And the silver hair that crowned her
Like a halo's beauteous glow.
"Can you picture on the canvas,
All the year of sacrafice?
How she tended well her household,
Ever counting naught the price?
"Let your brushes tell the story,
Of her patient love and care;
Mingle joy and love and sorrow,
Just as life had placed them there.
"Blend your colors softly, artist,
Face her toward the setting sun,
Smiling sweet and peaceful,
For her task on earth is done.
"Call the portrait simply 'Mother',
And the world will understand
How her loved ones thrived and prospered,
Guided by her gentle hand."






Card of Thanks
Our sincerest thanks to all our relatives, friends, and neighbors for all the acts of kindness shown us during the loss of our loved one, Cora Maple. Your many good deeds and words of sympathy were very comforting and will always be remembered, and may God bless each of you.
-Harley Maple and family

Margaret Lee Maple

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
{Stanley Maple was the son of Cora Stanley Maple, grandson of Nannie Higdon Stanley, great grandson of Mary Alice Bryant Higdon McMican.}

Mrs. Margaret Lee Ballew Maple, 70, of Fairfield, Iowa, formerly of Trenton, died this morning, July 9 1987 at a hospital in Fairfield.
Graveside services will be held at 10a.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery at Fairfield.
A family visitation is scheduled from 7 to 9p.m. Friday at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley of the home; two daughters, Sharon Morgan of Fairfield, and Kay Rouse of Des Moines, Iowa; three sons, Roger Maple and Jim Maple, both of Chicago, Ill., and Jeff Maple of Kansas City; and 10 grandchildren. Norma Briegel of Trenton, and Marjorie Brees and Amel Smith of Princeton are cousins.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mary Alice McMican obit

I just now noticed that I alternately gave her name correctly as Mrs. McMican, and also several times incorrectly as Mrs MiMican. oops!

Philip Higdon

undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
(this is a partial clipping....)
Philip Higdon was born in Franklin County Indiana April 9 1846. He came to Harrison county Missouri in the early seventies and remained here until the fall of 1903, when after spending the winter in Butler county KS, he located at Winona, Shannon county, Mo, where he was living at the time of his death January 18 1907.
On January 15th, he started to go on horseback to Winona. As he was crossing a pond in the road the horse threw him (whether accidently or not is unknown) into the water and although almost drowned he ws able to get out and walk home over a mile away...

Mrs Mary McMican Enters Eternal Rest

undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Mrs. Mary MiMican familiarly known to her countless friends as "Mrs Mc" and "Mother Mac", passed from this earthly realm into eternal rest at eight o'clock Sunday evening, September 16 1934, following several months of evident weakening and a few weeks of extremely serious lingering brought on by a failing heart and asthmatic condition.
Obituary
Mary Alice Bryant was born April 29 1859 in Harrison County MO, and at the age of 75 years, 4 months, and 17 days, departed from this life on September 16 1934.
On February 4th 1875 she was united in marriage with Phillip Higdon, and to them were born nine children, seven of whom survive. They are: James H. of Potwin KS, Nannie A. Stanley of Kainsville, MO, Joe D. of Winona, Emilie P. Orton of Rosalie, KS, Gilly M. Maxwell of Melbourne, Mo, Nora G. Williams of Winona, and Hobart of Avant, OK.
She had been a member of the Christian Church for the past fifty years, and was ever a devout and devoted worker in the church. She was a member of the Rebecca and Eastern Star orders and besides being a faithful worker in them both, lived the great truths which it is the purpose of these orders to exemplfy.
Many local persons recall the passing of her husband, Phillip Higdon on January 18 190.
On November 21 1916 Mrs. Higdon became the wife of J.H. McMican, who also preceeded her in death, passing on October 29th, 1925.
In her home life Mrs. MiMican was ever a faithful and devoted wife and mother, taking great pride and interest in setting an example of industry, thoroughness and refinement for her excellent children. She took pride in the fact that she was related to the famous William Cullen Bryant as the beautiful portrait of her father well shows.
Those of us who knew her learned to love and respect her. One always found a hearty welcome in her home. Many a child and young person was wont to stop at her door for a word of cheer or a little token of cheer.
The community has lost one of its finest citizens and most beautiful characters. The lodges and the church will especially mourn her loss. May her memory long be cherished into eternal realms.
Rev.L.R.Norton
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Mrs. MiMican's daughter, Mrs. Nannie Stanely, came here from north Missouri some two months ago to stay with her mother who was failing in health. As her strength ebbed away she requested that her sons and daughters who were in other parts to come to see her while she could visit with them. In response to this call her sons, James H and Hobart and her daughter, Mrs Orton, came and spent several days with her. The sons of necessity returned to their homes while Mrs. Orton remained here. Mrs. Gilly Maxwell came for the last rites.
Following death the body was cared for by the Croy Undertakers of Van Buren until the funeral was held in the Christian Church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L.R.Norton, a close personal friend, officiating. Burial was made in the WInona cemetery between her departed husbands. The local chapter of the Eastern Star order conducted their funeral service at the grave.
Large attendance at her last services was mute testimony of the high respect in which Mrs McMican was held, and these friends united in extending sympathy to the seven remaining children for the irreparable loss they sustain in the loss of their wonderful mother, councellor and friend.

Mr & Mrs J.W. Orton anniversary

undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Orton of Rosalia, celebrated their forty-nineth wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Hobart Orton and family, February 14.
All members of the Orton family attended the six o'clock dinner celebration. This included two sons, Hobart of rural Rosalia, and Frank from Potwin. The one grandson, John Orton of Potwin, and the six granddaughters, Norma and Martha Orton of Potwin, and Patty, Phyllis, Virginia, and Jan Orton of Rosalia attended.
Miss Emily Phyllis Higdon and James Wesley Orton were united in marriage at high noon, February 14, 1903, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Phillip Higdon near Bethany Missouri. They were attended by Miss Mamie Higdon and A.E. Orton.
Mrs. Orton relates that the Higdon home, a log house of five rooms, fairly bulged to hold the many invited guests. But that following the ceremony an elaborate dinner was served which centered around roast turkey and Virginia baked ham.
Both Mr and Mrs Orton have been in poor health for some time and have been staying
at the home of Hobart Orton, but hope to soon be able to return to their own home.
Others who helped the Orton's celebrate were Mrs Fank Orton, Mrs. Hobart Orton, Elsie and Karen Smith.

Mrs. Minnie A. Blood

undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
(typo in bold print)
Mrs. Minnie A. Blood, aged 39 years, of Wichita, a sister of Rev. J.H. Higdon,
died in a Wichita hospital Sunday morning, Dec. 7. Mrs. Blood had visited in Potwin many times and her cheerfulness and pleasing pesonality won her many close friends who mourn her passing. She had lived in Wichita the past 21 years. Mrs. Blood leaves her husband, Lawrence; her mother, Mrs. J.H. McMican; three brothers, Joe Higdon of Winona Mo, J.H. Higdon of Potwin, Hobart Higdon of Avant Okla, four sister, Mrs. Nannie Stanley, and Mrs. Grace Cooper of Winona, Mo., Mrs. Gillie Maxwell of Melburn, Mo., and Mrs. Emma Orton, Potwin. Funeral service was held at the Lahey & Martin Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C.V. Pearce, pastor of the (Baptist is marked out, can't read what is printed above---maybe Christian?) Burial was in Highland (this word is marked out) Park cemetery of Wichita.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The 2007 Axsom book by Larry Axsom & Norma Zanetti

the new Axsom book
Aunt Mary Johnson has found errors in the 2007 Axsom book. Larry Axsom, who wrote the book responded to her letter with one of his own:
Tuesday July 24 2007
thank you for identifying the typos:
1. Sharer instead of Shafer-page 363 lines 12 and 13
2. Mary instead of Marv-page 393 line 1
3. Mithelle Nocelo instead of Michelle Nicole-page 393 line 45 (or 6 lines from the bottom.)
4. Moderna instead of Modena-page 138
Thanks also for the updates:
1. Roger Dale's divorce-probable date 1972
2. Donald George Cyr-I am aware of the fact that there was a name change. The geneaology database system that I use does not provide the capability to handle that unusual situation automatically. The fact of the name change shows up in the notes within the database. These notes could not be included in the book because the size of the book would have tripled if all the notes were printed.
4. Vincent & Wayne Hughes passing was not noted. This is a VERY general problem! There are many, many names listed in the book with no death date. There is no requirement on anyone to report birth and death dates to Norma or myself. Nearly all the birth and death information that appears in the book got there because Norma or I researched, via the world wide web or telephone calls or email or US mail to find it. I wish that every Axsom descendant had notified us of every birth or death in the family tree.
5. Roger Dale Axsom-birth hospital-page 363 line 6. I will update the biographical sketch for Alfred Elmer Axsom.
6. Bernard Charles Axso's bio:
a. "they are still working." I used the language that I received from Deb.
b. "the two daughters worked their way through college."-perhaps that word "the" should have been omitted. Deb wrote it that in her material for the bio.
7. your Grandpa's bushy eyebrows. Neither Deb or Pauline saw fit to mention that fact.

deb just wants to say: a lot of work went into this book. I appreciate it very much! I tried to do an update of the Brown History for my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents...I proudly typed it all up, made copies, put it together, & handed it out at a family dinner. I should've just handed out red pens for the proofreaders in the audience! It was a very humbling experience. And I probably won't take another update to a family function! (not one that I've written, anyway!)