Friday, September 26, 2008

a wedding at Mockville Ranch

(from Princeton Post Telegraph)

Announce engagement-Jess and Patricia Stark, the late Connie Stark, and Bob & Donna Hashman announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children, Susan Kay Stark and Bryan Ray Hashman.
Both graduated from Mercer High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from North Central Missouri College in May 2007 with an associate degree in auto body. Susan graduated from NCMC in December wtih an associate degree in business management.
Their wedding will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Mockville, located west of Mercer. The reception will immediately follow the outdoor ceremony at Broken Spoke Lodge at Mockville. Food will be served reception. All friends and family are welcome. (submitted photo)

Marriage Liscence Issued
9/16/08: Bryan R Hashman and Susan K Stark, both of Mercer, MO

Friday, September 19, 2008

Haggard Reunion

from the September 10, 2008 edition of The Mirror
(Mercer Newspaper)

Haggard Family Holds Reunion At Mock Ranch
On August 9th the descendants of Oral & Marie Haggard gathered for a family reunion. The celebration was held at the Mock Ranch and Cattle Co Lodge. There were 67 descendants in attendance and the day was enjoyed by all. Those family members attending are as follows: Mrs. Max Haggard, Mercer; Brent and Adrienne Ancell, Des Moines, IA; Danny & Donna Beavers, Ottamwa, IA; Bill, Barb, Mike, Theresa,Kylie, Konner Haggard, Port Bryan, IL; Tim, Deb, Nathan Wellendorf, Lawrence, KS; H.L. & Dorothy Carmichael, Mercer; Terry, Rita, Savannah Worden, Walcott, IA; Ardeania & Ryan Cale, Davenport, IA; Jerry & Freda Haggard, Redding, CA;Jerry Lynn Haggard, Brentwood, CA. Mona Somers, Redding, CA; Richard Haggard, East Moline, IL; Bill and Denise Haggard,Moline, IL; Colleen and Max Rogers,Sheena Haggard, Columbus, OH; Johnny & Abbey HAggard, Joe Haggard, Worthington, OH; Gary & Sharon Cribb, Russell, Rebecca, Luke, Zander, & Bryanna Cribb,Todd, Laura, Skyler & Wesley Cribb, Eric, Jennifer, Ben & Jack Elliot, Kansas City area; Linda Shroyer, Mercer; Cicely, Hawthorn, Prairie Lapierre, Philomath, OR; Virginia Frye, Overland Park, KS; Mike, Robyn, Jackie Frye, Olathe,KS; Amos & Peggy Moore, Liberty,MO; Richard & Carolyn Kost, Mercer.

(deb's note: when Kevin & I married, we didn't realize that people from our families had already dad's sister Freda married Jerry Haggard, who was the brother of Carolyn, who had married Kevin's Grandma Marie's brother Wayne Shroyer.
Sharon Cribb & Linda Shroyer are the daughters of Wayne & Carolyn Shroyer. )

Saturday, September 13, 2008

my baby is so smart!

The Tower July 2007 Missouri Western State University

Three students presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago: Amanda O’Dell presented, “Impact of Parenting Styles on Weight in College Females.” Koren Dailey presented, “Birth Order and Its Effect on Motivation and Academic Achievement.” Rachel Lyday presented, “Gifted and Confident: The Benefits of Gifted Programs on Coping Skills.” Dr. Teddi Deka, professor of psychology, sponsored the three presentations.

Alcinda Craig obit

Subject: Alcinda Craig
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 08:10:15 -0600

original obit clipping loaned to deb (axsom) dailey by freeda (axsom) haggard of redding, ca.

Rites Today for Mrs. Craig, 74

Services for Mrs. Alcinda Craig, 74, of 3846 Fifty-seventh st., will be at 1 p.m. today at the Conley Funeral home, with burial at 1 p.m. Sunday at Saline, Mo., her former home.

She died at her home Thursday after an illness of three years following a stroke.

Born in Harrison county, Mo., she came to Des Moines, three years ago from Saline. She was a member of the Freedom Christian church of Saline.

Surviving are her husband, John Melvin; two sons, Cleo and John, both of Des Moines; six daughters. Mrs. Hallie Graves, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. Dollie Gray and Mrs. Amanda Shafer, Des Moines; Mrs. May Dumas and Mrs. Mary Uhler, San Jose, Cal., and Mrs. Bessie Frisbie, Cainsville, Mo. Thirty-seven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive.


Johnnie Turner Axsom obit

Subject: obit Johnnie Turner Axsom
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 08:09:31 -0600

original obit clipping loaned to deb (axsom) dailey by freeda (axsom) haggard of redding, ca. handwritten date of 1953. typed exactly as written.

Johnnie Turner Axsom passed away at his home north of Trenton, Missouri, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m. He had been in poor health about eight years and in the hospital many times during the last three years, but he bore his suffering with a smile so patient and kind it was a pleasure to visit with him and to see how kind he was with his loved ones and enjoyed having company so much. Words cannot tell how much he suffered.

He looked after interests at the farm this spring up until a few days before his death. All was done that loving hands and medical care could do by his loved ones, doctors, nurses. But God saw best to call him away.

Johnnie was born in Bloomington, Indiana, January 27, 1884, and in 1890 his parents came to Missouri and bought a farm near Cainsville, Mo. where he grew to manhood. HE met Daisy Boyd and they were married April 29 1908 at Princeton, Mo. To this union five children were born. They were Nona May, who preceded her daddy in death in 1931; Mrs. Anna E. Rilling, of San Diego, California; Captain Marvin L. Axson of Chula Vista, California; Mrs. Noma Viola Avril, of Dulzara, California; and Alfred E. Axsom, of Trenton, Mo.

There are nine grandchildren. He lived most of his life near Cainsville on the farm with the exception of fourteen years where he and his family moved to Lebanon of South Dakota and two years in California.

His father, mother, and two brothers preceded him in death. He has one sister, Mrs. Etta Hughes, of Pleasanton, and one brother, William Axsom of Cainsville, Mo; two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law.

Funeral was in charge of Slater Funeral Home of Trenton,Mo. and was held at Tindal Christian church. Services were conducted by Reverand J.E. Todd of Trenton, Mo.

Johnnie put his faith in God when he joined church in 1914, and lived a faithful member until his passing away. He was a kind and loving husband, father, neighbor, and friend to all.

He was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Tindall, Missouri.

"Home is so different since daddy's not there,

Angeles have called him away from our care

So vacant his room, so empty his chair,

He had gone to that home so peaceful and fair.

"Sleep daddy sleep; thy worries are o'er;

Sweet by your rest long needed before.

We have all loved you but God loved you more,

And has called you away to that bright happy shore.

"Keeping folks happy through comfort and cheer

Making folks better just having him near.

This is the story of daddy's full days.

And that is why folks loved him.

May God bless him always."


Junior Ross Shafer

Subject: obit. Junior Ross Shafer
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 22:13:36 -0600

borrowed the original obits from freeda axsom haggard. (typed exactly as written)

Junior Ross Shafer

Services for Junior Ross Shafer , 47, of 4280 N.E.Eighth St., who died Wednesday of a heart attack at Veteran's Hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McLaren's Funeral Home with burial at Highland Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Shafer was born in Cainsville, Mo and lived in Des Moines for 29 years. He was an inspector for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the United Rubber Workes Union Local 310 and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Katheryn; five sons, George of Unionville, Mo; James of Indianapolis, Ind,, William of Des Moines and Steven and Garld, at home; two daughters, Karen and Cindy, both at home; a brother, Dean of Des Moines; two sisters, Pauline Axsom of San Jose, Calif., and Betty Ashley of Des Moines; Mrs. Amanda Shafer of Des Moines, and eight grandchildren.

John William Ross Shafer obit

Subject: obit. John William Ross Shafer
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 22:12:15 -0600

borrowed the original obits from freeda axsom haggard. (typed exactly as written)


"In my Father's house there are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you.

John William Ross, third son of George and Rosa Shafer was born June 9 1892 near Cainsville Mo and departed this life at the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines, Ia. June 9 1938. On his 46th birthday.

May 24 1918 Ross was called to Camp Dodge at Fort Des Moines Iowa to serve his country in the World War. He was in Company H. 88th division, 351st infantry. He served until June 9 1919 making a service of 9 months in France.

For several years Ross has been in failing health. He spent three months in the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines for the treatment of Diabetes in 1938.

He never complained and much of his suffering he bore in silence. His last illness was of short duration being ill only a week.

October 10 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Craig. To this union five children were born.

He has been preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, and tow brothers.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, two daughters, Pauline and Betty Jean, Three sons, Ralph, Junior and Dean, all of the home. Also three sisters, Alpha Van Zuyen of New Plymouth, Idaho; Inez Cantrell of Ann Arbour, Michigan; and Pearl Cochran of Cainsville, one brother, Oscar Shafer of Saline,Mo.

To know Ross was to love him and he leaves a host of friends and loving relatives.

He is not dead,

He is just away.

We'll meet him over yonder

Some swet day.

Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church Sunday afternoon June 12 1939. Rev. George Austin officiating, assisted by Roy Donaldson of Lineville, Ia.

Mrs. Velda Booth, Mrs. Ruth McClain, Cal Cain, Frank Harrold sang: "The Old Rugged Cross", "We'll Never Say Good Bye", "Some Time We'll Understand" and "It Is Well With My Soul."

Mrs. Alice Austin sang "The Golden Gates" with (can't read) Ali Lawhead presiding at the organ.

The honorary pallbearers were all World War Veterans present.

The active pallbearers were World War Veterans: W.L. Epperly, G.W. Hamilton, Charles Jones, W.W. Noah,Jessie Whittington, and Lee Wishon.

The relief pallbearers were Carl Gillispie, James Doyle, Earl Hart, Ford Wilson, Alva Zimmerman, and Harvey Zimmerman.

Leo Ellis Post N. 22, The American Legion of Princeton, Missouri, conducted the military service assisted by Earl Baker and J. Glaze Blaer as Buglers.

Interment was made in the family lot in the Fairview Cemetery. Ed. J. Stoklasa, Funeral Director in charge.


Words cannot express our sincere appreciation to the many friends who aided in every way during the illness and death of our husband and father, for the kind words of sympathy and the beautiful floral tributes, also the World War Veterans and the American Legion for the service they rendered.

Mrs. Amanda Shafer and Children

Roderick Craig obit

Subject: Roderick Craig
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 08:14:32 -0600

THE CAINSVILLE NEWS April 26 1900 page 3


"Uncle" Roderick Craig, widely known in Harrison and Mercer counties, having moved here in 1854 and resided here in 1854 and has resided here ever since. He made many acquaintances and kept himself fairly well posted in the ways of the world. He was fond of conversation with well informed people and loved to read. He often inquired of us, as we passed his late residence, what the latest news was.

For many years it has cost him a struggle to live. Indeed he has lived on the border land of the valley of death for years. A great sufferer and a great care to his family and loved ones, but the weary march has ended, the last battle fought, the great enemy of our race has triumphed. Death came to his relief, Tuesday, April 17 1906 at 1:40 p.m. Came not with torture and pain but like the gentle zephyrs of spring, or a tired child falling asleep. He often marveled that his enfeebled life was prolonged when he could render so little assistance to his family.

He was born in Henry Co., Ind., June 8 1822. He was married to Miss Melvina Cook, April 12, 1849. Fifty-seven years of married life, eleven children born to them, 3 of which died in infancy. He served 3 years in Regt. M.S. M. Co. 2 and was always proud of the service he rendered his country in its hour of need. He took great pleasure in Decoration services and largely led in the services held at the Cain cemetery where his daughter, Bellzena, lays at rest. (deb's note, this is a little hard to read, I think this is the spelling.)

The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the late home, Wednesday, Arpil 18, 1906, at 3p.m. The text was from I. Thes. 4 ch. 14 va. The lesson was from the 23 Psalm. His remains were taken to the Zoar cemetery and laid to rest, there to wait the resurrection. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his aged companion who must now finish her pilgrimage alone after 57 years of heroic toil and sacrifice for those she loved.

May the lord sustain her and guide her and her children is my prayer for Jesus sake.

Bro. Hall gave an account of his enlistment 44 years ago, the first of this month and of his army life. He was a good soldier and a brave man. Only 6 of his company remains to answer the roll call. Deacon B.F. Burns is the oldest remaining.