Friday, October 29, 2010

Court Ends Heirs Fight For Garrett Snuff Millions

from the amanda shafer collection
handdated Jan 7

Philadelphia Penn-the 22 year old scramblve over the 17 million dollar Garrett Snuff fortune is at an end. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday dismissed 14 appeals in the long court wrangle and paved the way for final distribution of the fortune.
The tribunal, shuddering at the thought of what it called "A fishing expedition", gthat could go on for a century, affirmed a decree handed down in 1951 by the Philadelphia orphans court.
That decree awarded that money to the heirs or assignees of three late first cousins of Henrietta S. Garrett, who died 22 years ago.
"The findings of the court below satisfied everyone but the 26,000 disappointed claimants, " the Supreme court said.
The appeals were taken by six different family groups. THe court dismissed each appeal individually. "It is not suprising to find," the decision stated, "22 years after the death of Henrietta Garrett, that some persons still sincerely believe that they are entitled to her estate as next of kin, and cannot understand how any court can fail to recognize their close relationship to their dear and treasured Henrietta, whom they never saw or knew but of whom they recently have became so fond."
Appeals dismissed included one filed for MRs Caroline McDonald Wismiller of Omaha, NE.
Recognized as heirs at law in the case were the three dead cousins: Herman A. Krestchmar of St Louis, who assigned his share to a nephew, Wilson Primm Kretschmar of Greenville, Miss., Dr Howard Sigismund Kretschmar, who made his daughter, Mrs. Constance Kreschmar Cook, Chicago housewife, his heir,; and Johann Peter Christian Schaefer of Bad Nauheim, Germany. The Schaefer heirs, mostly German farm folk, found that the Us alien property custodian had assumed title to the share which they will recieve.

Former Cainsville Girl Is Wed

from the amanda shafer collection
unknown newspaper clipping, wtih "Stella Rose Oxford & Dean Bingamar" written on top

Photography by Andrews Studio, Des Moines
Mr and Mrs W.R. Oxford of Cainsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Stella Rose Oxford, to Mr Dean Bingamar, of Chariton, Iowa. THe wedding took place Sept. 6 in Kansas City, Ks. After a honeymoon visit in Kansas City, the couple are at home in Des Moines. Both are employed at the Maytag Company, Newton, Iowa.

West White school

from amanda shafer collection
newspaper clipping hand written on top "July 1st 1971 Princeton paper"

this picture of the West White school was taken at Christmas time, 1916. students front row from left, Lillian CRAIG Walker

Arrest Three Here After Burglary

from the Amanda Shafer newspaper clipping collection

Three men were arrested here early Thursday within an hour after a 2 a.m. burglary at the J & B Tavern, 2841 E. Euclid ave.
The men were arrested after a passerby furnished police with the liscence number of a car in which he said the three men left the tavern.
The three arrested gave their names and addresses as Dewey T. Carr, 21, of 4912 Fifty-fifth st., Richard G. Trundle, 34, of 404 E. Fifth st., and Wilbur E. Sparks, 27, of 3979 E. Forty-fourth st.
Sgt. Russell Warren said Windsor Heights policemen assisted Des Moines officers and lay in wait at the Carr home to where they had traced the registration of the auto.
Warren and other officers stopped the auto as it approached the Carr home and said $96.95 in change, several packages of cigarettes and a variety of tools were found in the car.
Hazel Davis, operator of the tavern, told police coin-operated devices at the tavern had been broken into and robbed and that several packages of cigarettes were stolen.
The tavern had been entered by breaking the glass in a front door.
Police said that the three men have denied any connection with the burglary and are being held in the city jajil for futher questioning.

What Are Your Views on Dieting?

July 8 1972
Glen Boettger, 14, Amos Hiatt Junior High-"Dieting? I never had any use for it. Some people says it's easy, but for others it's hard. I think if people really want to they can and they will. I don't need to diet as I'm underweight now. My mother tells me to eat a good breakfast but I don't."
Julie Boettger, 17, Des Moines Technical High School "Dieting is never easy but if you want to lose weight you can. It's a lot easier if you have someone that goes on a diet wtih you.
It's a lot better for a person, healthwise, to stay underweight. A smart person always keeps an eye on his or her weight."

A letter this week from Oscar Schaefer, DeWitt, Ark

from the Amanda Shafer collection

formerly of this vicinity said in part: "George Schaefer is still planting oats and I am draining rice land for the DeVore brothers, who finished combining their rice this week. Most people in this section have all of their rice out of the field now. Some are still planting oats, while others have oats up and looking nice. We have had no snow yet this season, but have had a big frost or two and there was ice a night or two. Weather is fine here for this time of year."

from the Amanda Shafer collection

I'm sure she saved each obit, clipping, etc for a here is a list of the ones I found that I don't think are relevant to our family history....

In Remembrance Card
Linley Steward Grisell
born Jan 31 1873 Jerusalem OH
died AUg 3 1963 Clarinda IA
services Hamilton-Lilly Funeral Home
Tuesday Aug 6 1963 1:00 p.m.
interment Hebran NE

newspaper obit
Ben Nugent of Liscomb Dies At 77

newspaper obit
Mrs Chris A Olson, 79, Dies Tuesday September 2

handdated Jan 2 1972
newspaper obit
Mrs Margaret E Alexander, 80

business card Karels Cabins Mankato MINN

Des Moines Man Wins For Second Year Old Fiddlers Contest Iowa State Fair

Des Moines Sunday Register Picture Magazine Jan 30 1951

April 18 1956 Des Moines Registar
Boy Burned As Liquid Ignites

1973 Des Moines Tribune article
Saydel Students Choose Own Curriculum

Zales Diamond Watch Ad
No Down Payment
$1.25 Weekly

nut bread & nut date bread recipes

Des Moines Bus Schedule

ticket to Glory Tunnel Calico Ghost Town Yermo, CA

Hints from Heloise

picture of "Mechanic In Petticoats" 15 year old Karen Suplee.

Murder Of 33 Year Old Mrs Inez Marie Rinnggenberg
divorcee who was a folder at an industrial laundry

Lloyd's Ad

marriages at the Iowa Governers Mansion

Des Moines Tribune Aug 28 1964
Find Couple Dead In Apartment
Clifford Colvin and common law wife Gladys Cooper Colvin

Faces Term Of 10 Years Charles N Elmore
former Warren County Supt. of Schools
larceny by embezzlement

Dec 3 1948
Tells Of Fear She Will Lose Her Two Girls
Mrs Cliff Crawley, 26

Picture of Tuttle Lake on Iowa Minnesota border handdated 1971 with inscription " Where Jim, May, Junior, & I went fishing."

Hawaaian Gardens ad

newspaper obit
Will Thomas, 81

Effie Still, 84
newspaper obit handdated 1970

Rapid City SD Flood

picture of Potter's Mill, Bellevue, Jackson Co

June 14 1972 Parole In 3 Years, Town Is Upset
Was Given 75 Year Sentence In Death Of Bellevue Officer

June 5 1971
Lowrey-Booth Wedding Vows Repeated In June

engagement announcement
Jan 10 1963
Connie Jo Portz to Fritz Pence

Woman, 80, Awakened By Hand On Face

Bowling League Schedule

Appreciation card from Donna Acott & children
(I'm guessing a former inlaw of her sister Dollie Craig Acott Gray?)

Operated Tavern 30 YEars, Retires
Sam Andreano, 75, has retired after operating The Five & Ten Tavern for 30 years

Asa E Sparks Services Set, 67

Slain Chief "Too Brave" Bellevue Iowa

Gunman Report Believed Rumor

Struck By Auto, Leg Is Broken

List of Clubs

In Remembrance
Johnny Elmer Perkins
April 18 1904
Dec 17 1961

Jessie Brooks
age 83
newspaper obit

The Arraignment of James Elwood Harless-Accessory In A Holdup

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cora May Zimmerman

unknown undated newspaper clipping Amanda Shafer collection

God hath not promised
Sun without rain
Joy without sorrow
Peace without pain
But God hath promised
Strength for the day
Rest for the laborer
Light for the way
Grace for the trials
Help from above
Unfailing sympathy
Undying love.
Cora May, daughter of Charles and America Craig, was born Nnov. 2 1873 and departed this life at Noll Memorial Hospital, Bethany, Mo Janurary 29 1960 age 86 years, two months, and 26 days.
At the age of 18 she was married to Tommy Stanley, who preceded her in death in 1894. To this union were born two children, Tommy Jr who died April 25 1945, and Gracie (Mrs Jack Gibler) of Brimson MO.
July 23 1902 she was united in marriage to William Zimmerman, who passed away Nov. 21 1918. To this union were born eight children, Mrs Shelvie George (Ruby), Mrs. Eddie George (Florence), Mrs Alva Crawley (Winona), Cainsville; Mrs Ivan Speer (Beatrice), Waukee, Iowa; Rufus and Marshall, Cainsville, and Richard Kansas City, Ks. Louis deceased.
she is survived by two sisters, MRs Jessie Rowan, Cainsville, Mo and Mrs Nora Morley, Blythedale, Mo. one uncle Mr Wm. Craig, Cainsville, and one aunt Rosa Axsom, Bethany, Mo. Three sisters, Eliza Zimmerman, Lucy Smith, Maggie, and an infant sister, and two brothers preceded her in death.
She leaves eight children, 43 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, ever faithful to her savior.
Since her marriage in 1902, she had resided on the farm homesteaded by her father-in-law, William Zimmerman. The last twenty years, she had shared the home with her son, Marshall and wife, their three sons, Clifford, Wilbur, and Ronnie and their daughter Ruth Anne, having been born there. They especially will feel deeply the loss of their grandmother.
As long as her health permitted, she was ever ready to lend a helping hand or speak a word of cheer to all with whom she came into contact, like Dorcas of old, she went about doing good.
Funeral services were held at the Cainsville Christian church Thursday afternoon, January 25 at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Glenn Wilson officiating.
Rev. Cleo Coville sang "God Will Take Care of You". Mrs Orel Hrdlicka and Mrs Helen Bauer sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied at the piano by Mrs Cleo Colville.
Pallbearers were Truman Stanley, William Zimmerman, Richard George, Harlan Crawley, Billy Gene Zimmerman, and Bobby Gene Geogre.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald, Garry, and Keith Zimmerman, Max and Jack George, Farrell and Jim George, Clifford and Wilbur Zimmerman, Lee Stanley and Harold Gibler.
Flower girls were Freda Little, Joetta George, Peggy McKinney, Ruth Graves, Lois Collins, Doris Jean Stratton and Norma Lee VanPelt.
Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of E.J. Stoklasa, Mortician.
Card of Thanks
We are sincerely grateful to friends and neighbors for their many kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. For the beautiful service, floral offering and other kindnesses, we want to express our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs Gracie Gibler
Mr and Mrs Shelvie George
Mr and Mrs Edgar George
Mr and Mrs Rufus Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Richard Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Alva Crawley
Mr and Mrs Marshall Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Ivan Speer
And grand children.

Mrs. O.J. Ferkin Funeral Friday

unknown undated newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection

Services for Mrs. Ole J. Ferkin, 68, of 1620 Des Moines st., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dahlstrom Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.
Mrs. Ferkin died of a heart attack Sunday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She had been ill two years. Born at Ruthven, Mrs. Ferkin came to Des Moines from Marshalltown 14 years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church at Marshalltown.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Mureen Berger of Des Moines, Mrs Josie Perkins of Luana, and Mrs. Mayme Ringis of Alhambra, Cal., a son, Arthur of Whittier, Cal., two sisters, Mrs Charles Macy of Torrington, Wyo., and Mrs James Small of Liscomb; three brothers, Oliver Kjormeoe of Marshalltown, Amos Kjormoe of Long Beach, Cal., and Melvin Kjormoe of Torrington, Wyo. and nine grandchildren.

(picture of Mrs. Ferkin)

Annual Reunion

unknown handdated 1971 newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection

Annual Reunion
The family of the late Mr and MRs Melvin John (Pete) Craig held their annual Memorial DAy family reunion at the home of Mr and Mrs John Craig in Saline Sunday.

Ruth Ann Frisbie Hague

unknown handdated newspaper clipping Janurary 19 1961
Senior class, Ruth Ann Hague, Ricky George, Freddie Sue Girdner, Cheryl Hagan, Orley Kilburn, Gloria Michael, Lorraine Sparks, Larry Oder, Darlene Torrey, Kay Thomas, Charlsie Wilcox, and James Wishon.
Ruth Ann Frisbie Hague, a senior at Princeton High School, has received the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award with the highest score in a written examination on home making knowledge and attitudes taken by seniors at the school. Her examination will be entered in the state contest. Ruth Ann and 16 others took the examination.

Leila Graves Dies

unknown newspaper clipping hand dated June 1972 from the Amanda Shafer collection

Mrs. Bessie Frisbie received word last week of the death of Leila Graves of San Francisco, Calif. Miss Graves was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Fred Graves. She was a niece of Mrs Frisbie and a cousin of Eldon Bower, Mrs. Bernice Luper and Mrs Cleo Hydorn.
She grew up in Mercer County and attended school in Princeton. She was working toward a B.S. degree and was teaching part time in a San Francisco school.

Dead Baby's Mother Held

unknown undated newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection. why did she keep this one? It is a very sad story.

Princeton, MO-A 22-year-old Mercer, Mo. divorcee is in jail here charged wtih concealing a birth and disposing of a body.
The charge stemmed from the discovery of the body of an infant girl on a dump near Lineville, Ia., March 25.
J. Morgan Donelson, prosecuting attorney, said Mrs. Lula Mae Dykes told him the child died almost immediately after birth and that she hid the body from her mother and step-father. Lineville is a town about 15 miles north of here.
A few hours after the arrest of the woman Saturday, the body of her step-father, William Johnson, 55, was found hanging from a rafter in the barn. Dr. A.S. Bristow, acting coroner, listed the death as a suicide.
Donelson said Johnson's action was attributed to his embarrassment over the charges filed Saturday against Mrs. Dykes.
The prosecutor said Mrs. Dykes has a 2-year-old son from the marriage which ended in a divorce.

William R. Oxford, 71, Dies At Leon

Amanda Shafer newspaper clipping handdated MArch 1971

William R. Oxford, 71, died Monday at a Leon, Iowa, rest home.
He is survived by his wife, Opal of the home at Pleasanton, Iowa; five daughters, Mrs Kathleen Katley, Monterey, Calif., Mrs Stella Bingaman and Mrs Marjorie Grissin, both of Des Moines, Mrs Opal Hacker, Darlington, and Mrs Sue Cox, Pleasanton; seven sons, William Oxford, Kenneth Oxford, Leonard Oxford, Ransall Oxford, Garland Oxford, and Basil Oxford, Davenport, Iowa; a sister, MRs. Alma Boyd, Pomona, Calif.; 34 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Stoklasa Chapel in Cainsville, with the Rev. Bernard Hoordhoek officiating. Burial will be in Zoar Cemetery at Cainsville.


great grandma Amanda Shafer saved clippings about Daniel James Barr. why? better save them for posterity, just in case!

handdated newspaper clipping March 30 1972
A man wanted here on a crug charge is being held in the Terrebonne Parish (County) Jail in Houma, La, after allegedly stabbing a man to death during a tavern fight, authorities said.
The man was identified as Daniel J. Barr, 23, formerly of 2020 E. Fortieth St. in Des Moines. He is wanted in Des Moines on a warrant issued Jan. 6 charging him with delivery of a Schedule One controlled substance (marijuana) police said.
Barr gave a New Orleans, La, address when arrested, officials said.
Barr originally was charged with murder, but a grand jury reduced the charge to manslaughter, the sheriff's office said. Barr is being held in lieu of $5000 bond, officials said. He is accused of fatally stabbing on Marc. 23 a man identified as Albert Billiot, 25, of Houma.
Houma police said Barr and Billiot quarreled at a tavern and that the stabbing followed. Billiot died at a hospital later that night, police said. Barr was taken into custody at the tavern, according to police.
Des Moines police said they do not plan to see Barr's extradition.

special dispatch to the Register.
Omaha, NEB.-Daniel James Barr, 23, who gave his address as 2020 E. Fortieth St, Des Moines, was arrested here Tuesday night after he allegedly threw an open pocket knife at a police officer who was chasing him at Memorial Park.
Police said they approached a car, bearing a Des Moines liscence plate, and noticed a plastic bag containing a suspicious substance partially concealed by a blanket on a rear seat.
Officers said they had ordered the two occupants outside and one ran. One officer yelled at the fleeing youth twice then pursued him. The alleged knife incident occurred during the chase. Barr was captured after the officer fired a pistol shot in his direction, police said.
Arrested with Barr and booked on a charge of possession of marijuana was James R. Jones, 18, who gave no permanent address.

Mona's grandson Joey!

my cousin Mona sure has cute grandkids!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Funeral Services On Thursday at Roland For Joseph Ferkin

unknown handdated July 13th from the collection of Amanda Shafer

Funeral services will be held for Joseph Ferkin, drowning victim, Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland. Rev. Howard Lybeck will officiate. Burial will be in the Roland Cemetery.
Ferkin drowned Sunday southwest of Madrid in a futile attempt to rescue his 7-year old daughter, also a drowing victim. The body of Ferkin was recovered Sunday evening but the body of the little girl has not been found.
Surviving Ferkin and his wife Nancy and three children Kitty Jo, Lorita, and Jerry. Ferkin's wife, hospitalized after the drowning for shock, was released from Iowa Methodist Hospital Monday.

Patrick Boettger Dies Here At 38

handdated unknown newspaper obit from Amanda Shafer collection

Patrick J. Boettger, Sr., 38, of 3020 Columbia St, died of a heart ailment Thursday at home. He had been ill ten months.
Mr. Boettger was born in Omaha, NE and lived in Des Moines 35 years.
He was a clerk at the State Liquor Store on Fifth Ave. He was a graduate of Dowling High School, attended Drake University, and was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Alice N., five daughters Chrystal, Marie, Joalice, Julie, & Dana, and three sons Patrick Jr, Michael, and Gaylin, all of Des Moines, and his mother Mrs Katharine Boettger, Ottumwa.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Caldwell-Brien Funeral Home with burial at Glendale Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

more Amanda Shafer misc.

today's question what is your opinion on dieting?
14 year old Glen Boettger & 17 year old Julie Boettger were interviewed.

article about 46 year old Des Moines grandmother Mrs Virginia Davis who spent 8 days in the Polk County Jail to protest her arrest on a speeding charge.

Des Moines Register Feb 11 1966 photo of flooding caused by ice

October poem

newspaper photo of JFK funeral

article on Social Security changes

article about Englebert Humperdinck

Laundry Union Pact Evolving

Des Moines weather article

article about truck wreck

address on a piece of paper:
Floyd & Frances French
162 NW Glendale Ave
Port Charlotte, Florida 30092
Remember Me.

Stork Wins Race On D.M Streets

A 7-pound, 13-ounce boy was born in an automobile about 8 p.m. Tuesday as the parents rushed to Des Moines General Hospital.
The infant son of Mr and Mrs William Oxford of 614 Cummins road, got a chilly first look at the world. THe temperature outdoors was 5 above zero.

misc. items in the Amanda Shafer clipping collection

score card from Magic Carpet Gold in Branson Mo, played by Ty & mom.

classified ads for stamps, coins, bills


flower articles

card from Mexicali Beer Hall dated March 6 1965 with a handwritten name on back

Taffy recipe by Brownie Troop 20

noodle recipe from Cappers Weekly

bar napkin

weather reports

newspaper photo of first & second graders watching fireman put out a burning house

Second Barr Drug Arrest In A Month

unknown handdated 1969 newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection.

A 21 year ood man was arrested early Tuesday on drug charges for the second time in a month, police said. Daniel James Barr who said he lives at 672 Seventeenth St., was charged with illegal possession of narcotics and also illegal possession of stimulant or depressive drugs.
Barr was arrested on similar charges Sept. 14. He was inducted by the Polk Co. Grand Jury for selling narcotics in the recent vice crackdown.
Barr was originally scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon on the Sept. 14 drug charges. However, after he pleaded innocent in Municipal Court Tuesday to the latest two drug charges. Judge Harry Grund scheduled a hearing for 1:30p.m. October 13 on all for charges. Bond was set at $1000 pm each charge.
In the latest incident, Vice Bureau officers, armed with a search warrant, said they raided Barr's apartment about 2a.m. and found a plant-like material believed to be marijuana and several tablets and capsules.
Police said Delores Diane Kime, 19,. of 2515 Ashley Ave, was arrested in Barr's apartment on charges of simulated intoxication and disturbing the peace with profane language.
Miss Kime was released on her own recognizance and was ordered to attend junior court classes, held for youths facing beer or liquor charges.

GH Chapman Rites Monday

unknown undated newspaper obit with picture from Amanda Shafer collection

Services for George H Chapman, 52, of 3980 NE 43rd Court will be at 10:30a.m. Monday at Hamilton's Funeral Home with burial in Goshen Cemetery at Lucas.
Mr Chapman, a native of Russell, suffered a heart attack and was dead on arrival Thursday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital.
A Des Moines resident fourteen years, he was a maintenance workman at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company Des Moines Plant. He was a member of United Rubber Workers Local 310.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, four sons, George C., William D., Larry D., & Randy J. all of Des Moines, five daughters, Mrs Frances Mazzaferro of Goodlettsville, TN, & Mrs Sandra Smith, Mrs Donna Brown, Mrs. Janet Fredregill and Mrs Leon Erickson, all of Des Moines, his father George O Chapman of Chariton, a sister Mrs Inez Zimmerman of Des Moines and twentyfive grandchildren.

(deb's note: don't recognize any names here, but putting it on just in case!)

Ulna Mae Willis

unknown undated newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection

Ulna May Craig Willis, daughter of Wintifred and Louisa Craig, was born Feb 26 1890 in Mercer County MO and departed this life January 13 1963 at the Axtell Hospital, Princeton, MO after ten days of illness at the age of 72 year 10 month 18 days.
On August 14 1912 she was united in marriage to Lawrance Alvin Willis and to this union nine children were born: Mrs Levada Barnes, Bonner Springs, KS; Miss Lavera Willis of the home; Mrs Madeline Bowman, Kansas City, MO; Mrs Velma Cain, Cainsville; Hansel, Alexandria, VA; Hershal, Bethany, MO; Berthel Willis of the home. One daughter Leila, one son Wilford, and her husband preceded her in death, also one granddaughter, Patty Jo Barnes.
She made her confession of Jesus Christ as her savior, becoming a member of the Christian Church at an early age.
Her married life was spent on farms in Harrison and Mercer co. excpet for one year in Iowa. She was much devoted to her home and family.
She was a family of three children. Her father and mother preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn besides her children, five grandchildren, Mrs Janet Pickett, Linwood, KS; Larry Barnes, Boner Springs; Kenneth Bowman, Kansas City, MO; Mrs Karen O'Neil and Wayne Willis of Cainsville, Mo; five great grandchildren Danny, Dale, and Roberta Pickett, Patricia and Ronnie O'Neil, two sisters Mrs Clyde Stephens, Ridgeway, MO; Mrs Cager Collins, Weldon IA; two daughters--n-law Mrs Etta Willis, Bethany; Mrs Carrie Willis, Alexandria, VA; three sons-in-law Richard Cain, Leslie Bowman, and Glen Barnes, two brothers-in-law Virgil and Vince Willis, Maryville, MO; niece and nephews, and a host of other relatives, friends, and neighbors.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
"How blessed the dead
who die in the Lord
For their works follow them"
thus sayeth his word.
Though we cry out in anguish
and dark is the way
we know that He giveth
strength for the day.
This comforts the heart
though tears dim the eyes.
of him, who on God's precious promise relies.
So we may look upward,
our hope fixed on God.
And follow the pathway
our loved one has trod
loved one has trod.
Services were held January 15 1963 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoklasa Funeral Home in Cainsville, with Reverend Cleo Colville officiating. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery, 3 miles north of Cainsville with Mr Ed Stoklasa in Charge.
Card of Thanks
We sincerely thank our many friends, neighbors, and relatives for the beautiful flowers, and all those who helped with the funeral service, those who sent cards, food, and helped in many ways during the loss of our mother and grandmother. God Bless Each One Of You.
Lavera, Bert, & Wayne Willis
Mrs Karen O'Neil and children
Mr and Mrs Leslie Bowman & Kenneth
Mr and MRs Hershel Willis
Mr and Mrs Hansel Willis
Mr and Mrs Glen Barnes & family
Mr and Mrs Richard Cain

a family reunion

unknown undated newspaper clipping from the Amanda Shafer collection:

A family reunion and basket dinner was held at Salone Sunday at the summer home of Mr and Mrs Albert Gray of Des Moines, in honor of Mr and Mrs James Dumas, San Jose, Calif. who are visiting relatives here. Attending were Mr and Mrs Dumas, San Jose; Mrs Amanda Shafer and Ole Ferkin, Des Moines, Ia; Mr and Mrs David Ashley & Sheryl, Des Moines; Mr and Mrs Alfred Axsom, Mary, Freeda, Bernard, & Roger, Fenton, Mo; Mr and Mrs Floyd Frisbie, Ronnie & Ruth, Cainsville; Mr and Mrs Gray, Albert and Shirley.

(Salone should be Saline....Fenton should be Trenton...and Mr and Mrs Grays children were Barbara & Shirley....)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Connie Boyer Ferreira

picture from facebook....the best place to find current pictures of your far flung relatives!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

great granddaughters & a pumpkin patch....

Frank & Dea Schreffler pose with their great granddaughters....
Craig & Kim Muehlberg pose with their granddaughters....

Jon Dailey has went international....

his new address:

9 Longore Square

Nottingham, United Kingdom!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hometown Boy by Duane Dailey

The Mirror September 29 2010

Everyone should write their obituary, while they recall life's details. That would save families some trouble. Unfortunately, I haven't done that.
An obituary would've been handy last Friday when my kind co-workers held an "appreciation" in the MU alumni center in Columbia. They celebrated things we've accomplished together.
If I'd had an obit in my personnel file, the Dean would not have dredged up dry facts from my 50-year-old file. he was surprised to learn that I was an Army Captain and felt obliged to salute.
My Cold War service was not heroic. I just missed a boat ride to Korea with my classmates. When I was discharged, skilled aircraft crews in our unit were going to a country in Asia that we had to find in an atlas. No one had heard of Vietnam.
Friday, speakers recalled my coverage of the ag beat for farmers. I believe in getting out to walk the beat. That means walking the alleys of livestock barns and corn rows. Dave Patterson, MU Extension Beef Specialist, estimates we've covered 100,000 miles visiting research centers, demonstrations, and heifer sales.
Traveling with Extension Specialists, I continue to learn.
Doug Crews of the Missouri Press Association reproted from newspaper editors who use my stories to fill their farm pages. Charlie Kruse, president of Farm Bureau, told how we first met on his cotton farm in southeast Missouri. That was before he became the best known farmer in Missouri. Kit Bond sent a letter telling how readable stories about farm policies help senators.
Dave Marner, editor of the Gasconade County Republican, told of life as a student darkroom helper. He worked nights printing 5x7 photos that I sent to hundreds of Missouri newspapers. He'd solicited letters from others of my alums, now at the National Geographic, Dallas Morning News, publication editors and teachers of journalism. Dave said they learned to translate book learning into a strict work ethic in my lab. All are successes; a good legacy.
A farm radio director, who went into his job with no farm background, said my news releases helped him learn.
The biggest surprise was Bill Kuykendall, who flew from the University of Maine to talk a few mintues. He and I traveled thousands of miles across Missouri giving workshops for news photographers. Those were joy years. He figured we'd spent six months of our lives teaching extension photo workshops over 22 years.
We changed the way photography was taught, bringing scientific methods to the art. Both of us were small town boys, who knew how to get up early, eat a bowl of oats and go to work.
After all those sweet words, I know how a buckwheat pancake feels, slathered in syrup.
They let me respond. But, in a few minutes I couldn't correct all the myths. First, I had to say it was not a retirement party. It marks the second of the 50 years of my career. I just hope times slows down a bit.
I'd seen a recent movie, "Get Low", with Robert Duvall, who plays a grumpy grey beard who'd lived on his farm for 40 years. One day he took a mule ride to town to play a funeral director, played by Bill Murray, to hold a service, while still alive. He wanted to hear what people had to say about him.
Well, I got to hear my stories before I'm gone. That fit my Scot heritage of frugality and my Irish story-telling genetics.
My friends created an endowment to help future ag journalism students learn some of the same beats that I've covered. In lieu of flowers, please send to the Dailey Student Fund in the College of Agriculture, 2-4 Ag Bldg, MU, Columbia, MO 65211. details from now I must got to photo workshop in Macon this week.