Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cade Jackson Cavanah

The Mirror May 30 2012 There's New Kids On The Block Chris and Sarah Cavanah are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cade Jackson. He was born on Friday, May 18th, at 10:46 p.m. at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Cade weighed 8pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jack & Linda Hague of Mercer. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Nancy Cavanah of Trenton. Great-grandparents are Jack and Bev Hague of Chillicothe, Doris Cavanah of Marceline, and Sidney and Jeanne Hargis of Highland, KS.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vicki's Aunt Lela Bever Hills Cake Recipe

Vanilla Sauce Recipe belonging to BREIGH and found on the internet under Cottage Pudding Cake! COTTAGE PUDDING CAKE Cake Recipe written just as my Aunt Lela Bever Hills gave to me in the early 1970's. My notations underneath. 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 2 T. melted butter Sift dry ingredients, add milk, egg and butter. Beat well. Bake in a greased pan in hot oven for 15 minutes. Cut in squares and serve with cream, sugar and nutmeg. My Notes: this recipe is included in my cookbook "The Recipe and Memory Book of Vicki Lynn Bever Doze," 2011. This recipe belonged to my Grandmother Lula A. Burg Bever. It is meant to be eaten warm. It is not a sweet cake, but is still good to eat without any kind of topping. I used canned pie cherries and Cool-Whip as a topping. See picture. Of course, REAL Whipped Cream would have been better! I looked for other Cottage Pudding Cake recipes on the internet and found several. None are exactly as the one I have, however, I did change the sugar from 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup, changed the salt to just a pinch and I believe the next time I bake this cake, I will add about 1/2 tsp. vanilla. A hot oven is 400 to 425 degrees. I baked mine at 400 degrees and it took 17 minutes. I did the toothpick test! The pan size is a square pan. Some of the other recipes said to grease and flour the pan, but I used Pam Spray and no flour. The cake came out just fine. Just a note - this cake doesn't actually have a pudding texture--I think it's what's on top that gives it the pudding name. VANILLA SAUCE FOR COTTAGE PUDDING CAKE I found this on the internet, author's name given only as Breigh. It was with her old family recipe for Cottage Pudding Cake. See picture. 2 T. butter 2 T. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup brown sugar Cook over medium heat and stir until smooth. (Author melts her butter first, then adds the flour, salt and brown sugar) Allow to cook until it bubbles and then remove from heat. Add 1 cup boiling water, stir until smooth again and return to heat. Boil until thick and add a small amount of vanilla. I'm anxious to try the sauce. It looks so delicious in the picture! Vicki

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vicki's Grandma's Cake

posted on facebook by Vicki Doze: Tonight I baked a Cottage Pudding Cake from a recipe that was my Grandmother's. She was born in 1876, married in 1893 and died in 1951. So this cake recipe has to be pretty old. She topped it with cream, sugar and nutmeg. I topped this one with canned pie cherries and Cool-Whip. It was so good. I found a sauce recipe for this cake made with butter, a little flour, pinch of salt and brown sugar. Will try it the next time I ever make this cake. I haven't used this recipe since the 1970's. The cake is good without anything on top. It's not a real sweet cake, but good just the same. The sauce also has water in it and "a small amount of vanilla." It's called a Vanilla Sauce. The cake is baked in a "hot" oven. Had to look up what a "hot" oven was and it is a 400 degree temp. Took only 17 minutes to bake the cake.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Porter Wagoner Blvd.

saw pictures of this sign online, so when Kevin told me our vacation route would take us thru West Plains, Missouri, I HAD to take my own picture of this sign....which I did at a red light.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

those Frisbie girls!

Cathie is a mother-in-law (again!)

love what you can learn on facebook....Jason is married now!

Welcome Rowdy Jay!

Proud to announce Rowdy Jay Brock weighing in at 6 pounds 13 ounces Momma and Baby doing great!!! — with Lesley Honn. (Kevin is a great step-uncle!)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Grand River Valley Chorus and Orchestra

because for some moms, being in one vocal group isn't enough!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

wise words

I am reading the book we bought at Great Smoky National Park....The Cades Cove Story by A. Randolph Shields. and these words are so true..... I plan to someday write an actual genealogy book of our family....and I want to borrow the gist of his words for it! "Over the trails and roads they came, carrying their few .....belongings. They came to clear the forests and make their living from the...soil. They built sturdy cabins from the trees they felled and then built barns and corncribs and fences...The earliest pioneers must've had many different motivation driving them west...those who remained became more cohesive...It was not an easy life. The people worked hard and enjoyed their pleasures when they could. How they lived and spent their days is part of the ...story." "Most people who look back on family life...with fondness of good fellowship and joy in sharing hardships and good times. Although their was rarely more than necessary, very few families went hungry, and somehow or other, shoes and warm clothes were on hand for winter."

the cousins

Aunt Minerva

this was posted on the bulletin board at Cat Creek Church at Aunt Minerva's graveside service.

email from Geni

Lacey Carroll turns 31 today

Saturday, June 16, 2012

twin trouble!

Jessica posted this adorable picture of one of her twin nieces on facebook!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Minerva Brown

page 12
Trenton Republican-Times
Friday June 8 2012
Minerva Alice Maxwell Brown, an 89-year-old resident of rural Harrison County, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be at the Cat Creek Cemetery.
Open visitation will begin at noon on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Mrs. Brown was born October 10, 1922, the daughter of Thomas Witten Maxwell and Gilly Mae Higdon of the Cat Creek community. She attended Stephens and Metcalf grade schools, Brimson and Gilman City high schools, Trenton Junior College and Northeast Missouri State University of Kirksville.
On Aug. 9, 1945 she married Lawrence Dale Brown, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1987.
In addition to working on the family farm, Mrs. Brown taught school in Harrison and Grundy County. In 1961 she moved to Kansas City and taught for 21 years at Hickman Mills in South Kansas City. She retired to the farm in May 1982 after 31 years of teaching.
She enjoyed family history and worked on the Brimson History book and operated a grocery store in Brimson after retiring. She also enjoyed keeping busy with other business ventures.
Surviving relative include nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sonss, Lawrence Gale Brown and a stillborn son Glen Dale Brown; five brothers, James, Eugene, Joseph Henry, LeLand and John Maxwell; and two sisters, Evie Maxwell and Grace Brown. Memorial donations are suggested to the Green Hills Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left at

"Thank you, Lord, for the life of Minerva Brown."

The preacher said this at Aunt Minerva's graveside service, and it struck a chord with me. We should be thankful for each unique individual in our families and in our lives....and Aunt Minerva was definitely unique. She was instrumental in the creation of The Brimson History Book, and the amazingly vast wealth of genealogy information she collected. She kept the family farm in the family and it is now a Missouri Century Farm. She tried to keep Brimson going. She threw an annual get together the first Sunday in June for years to keep us all in touch. She was the last Maxwell. Now she is laid to rest by her husband and her sons, the older brothers she never knew, her older sister, her parents, grandparents, great grandparents. She is practically in view of the family farm where she grew up. The Cat Creek Church is still functioning, they still have regular services. She decorated family graves for many years, now I'll take them over. Mom, Dad, John, Lisa, Max, Logan, Kevin, Katie, & I represented our family. Robin represented the Crawfords. Aunt Chardy couldn't come, Jim is in ICU. Aunt Minerva wrote her own obituary & eulogy. how classy is that? and there was a saxophone player at the funeral service and graveside. that was different and nice. I cried as I always do. Not because I'm sad that her long bout with pnemonia is over, but for the past, for everyone we've lost. and because in that casket, she was a dead ringer for Grandma Grace. She outlived her husband, her sons, her parents, all her siblings. she was living in the nursing home and hospital, not the house she and Uncle Dale built.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Judge John B Bryant

Judge John B. Bryant, a well known citizen of Cypress Township, and a native of this county was born in Bethany, Missouri, August 20, 1870, the son of Joseph F. and Rhoda J. (Minnis) Bryant, both deceased. Joseph Bryant was born in Indiana in 1841 and came to Bethany when nine years of age with his father, Stephen Bryant, who eventually located in Cypress Township, where he lived until his death. Joseph Bryant was at one time prosecuting attorney of this county, also judge of the county court, and was also probate judge. He was widely known in the county. He died in January, 1917 and he and his wife ai-e buried at Bethany, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryant were the parents of the following chil- dren: John B., the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Cora B. Neal of St. Joseph, Missouri ; S. 0. of Bethany, Missoui-i ; Mrs. Pauline Martin of Los Angeles, California; Joseph of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Lizzie Reed of Wash- ington; William P., of Bethany; Mrs. Elsie Endsley, George, Bertram and Howell, all of California. The first three children were by Mr. Bryant's first marriage, and the remainder were by his second marriage to Anna E. Robinson. John B. Bryant was educated in Bethany, Missouri schools and at Woodland College at Independence, Missouri. He began farming in Cy- press Township, after his education, and later moved to Bethany and engaged in the gi'ocery business for five years. He was elected county judge and served two terms, from 1904 to 1908, and lived on the fai-m while holding this office. Mr. Bryant is living on his farm of 377 acres, five miles south of Bethany on the Gallatin, county seat road. This is HISTORY OP HARRISON COUNTY 631 an excellent farm, with fine improvements, including two residences, five barns, etc. Mr. Bryant was married in 1890 to Carrie E. Howell, a daughter of Judge John C. Howell foraner circuit judge of this district. She was bom in Bethany, and received her education here. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant have two children: Marie, the wife of Ray Webb of St. Louis, Missouri, who is in the express business; and Helen, a graduate of the Bethany High School of class 1921, and who lives with her parents. The Bryant family are interesting and substantial citizens of Harri- son County.

Joseph Bryant

JOSEPH BRYANT Back in the early days of the County, John W. Brown, county clerk, had a sickly young man, lately come from Indiana, living on one of his farms, with his parents. Because of his physical condition he was not able to do hard work, and further because he was a good penman, Mr. Brown gave him a job in his office in Bethany. From this small start the young man applied himself well and gave good attention to business. With his limbs gnarled with pain and disease and with an organic digestive disorder, he kept on regardless of these handicaps and became successful in business, so that in 1917 it was found that he had amassed the largest fortune up to that time this county ever had. His name was Joseph F. Bryant. Joseph F. Bryant was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, January 21, 1841. He was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Hancock) Bryant, natives of Garrard County, Ky. The family moved to Harrison County in 1851 and settled in Adams Twp. Brothers and sisters of Joseph were Mary (Walton), Eliza (Endsley), William, and Martin Luther Bryant. At 17 years, Joseph came to Bethany and for 9 or 10 years was employed in County Clerk, Probate Judge and other offices. He received his education at Edinburg College, walking there from Bethany and walking back aftter semester. He was admitted to the Bar in 1862. From 1865 he dealt in real estate. His penmanship was outstandingly beautiful. In July, 1866, he married Rhoda Manus, who with her sister, had emigrated from Ireland. They were the parents of Mary, John, Cora (Neal), and Stephen Ora. Rhoda died in 1877. In August of 1878, Joseph married Anna E. Robinson. Their children were, Pauline (Martin), Elizabeth (Reid), Joseph Jr., Wiliam P., Elsie (Endsley), George, Bert and Howell. Joseph F. Bryant was a Republican and a member of the First Christian Church of Bethany. He died January 16, 1917. transcribed by: Melody Beery source: Harrison County Bicentennial History

Fogleman Cemetery

Fogleman Cemetery is located in section 19 of Lindley Township in the northwest portion of Mercer County. From Princeton, go west five miles on highway 136 and turn right (north) on blacktop B. Go north approximately eleven miles to the community of Saline. Turn left (west) on the gravel road that goes through Saline and continue west approximately one mile to the second crossroads. The cemetery is off the roadway southwest of the intersection. The following list is compiled from various sources including old surveys, burial records and family histories. It should not be considered a complete list of burials. Pete Boyd (don't know if related?) no dates name is only thing readable on the stone; OSBORN Andrew J. Aug 29, 1867 Age 1y, 2m, 7d; Son of C. & L. Osborn No Birth Date ; OSBORN Anna F. Jan 7, 1891 Mar 23, 1891 Dau of A. J. & L. Osborn; OSBORN Charles N. Apr 28, 1857 Jan 24, 1888 Son of A. J. & L. Osborn; OSBORN Redema Apr 4, 1869 Dec 30, 189? Dau of A. J. & L. Osborn ; OSBORN Sabartha A. Apr 17, 1878 Age 1y, 4m, 25d;& Son of C. & L. Osborn No Birth Date. (katie, aunt mary & I went here years ago, and I took pictures of these graves with a 35 mm film camera, I made a cemetery book with the prints and now have no idea where they are. the cemetery is on a private farm, with a locked gate, that he opens for Memorial Day and if you happen to catch him by the road, which we did....)