Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Eliza J. (Shelton) Allen 1826-1902

Mrs. Eliza J. Allen

Mrs. Eliza J. Allen was born in Cumberland county, Tenn., May 13th, 1826; died at her home in Springfield, Mo.; Oct. 24th, 1902. Mrs. Allen, who was Eliza Shelton of Miller county before she married E.M. Allen of the same county in June, 54 years ago, was well known in Miller and Pulaski counties. She was a most deserving woman, being the mother of ten children reared to man and woman-hood she was necessarily a home body, but a more faithful wife and mother never lied. Her life was one of hardships as most all pioneer settlers were, but she cheerfully went about her duties in a hopeful and patient way.

She was a member of the Christian church from girlhood and often said during her year and one half at confinement that she was perfectly willing and just waiting for the Lord to call her.

Rev. Harlow of the Washington Ave. Christian church of Springfield, held funeral services and the remains were brought to Crocker and laid beside a son.

Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Allen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Crocker, and one sister and eight children were present. She leaves  a companion, two sisters, one brother and nine children- four girls and five boys- to mourn her loss, a loss that can never be replaced, for there is no love like a mothers and this mother was one in the true sense of the word. We rejoice to know that this is not a final separation if we live under God's counsels.


December 12, 1902

Monday, November 30, 2015

Minerva Jesse d. June 3, 1916


Dies at Waynesville- Body Shipped to Mexico for Interment

Many friends in Mexico of Mrs. Minerva Jesse, beloved wife of Rev. J.S. Jesse, were pained to hear of her death at her home at Waynesville, Mo., last Saturday morning. Mexico was formerly her home. The body was shipped here for interment. Rev. O. Olin Green, pastor of the Mexico Baptist Church, held funeral service Sunday afternoon, burial in Elmwood.

Mrs. Jesse was 60 years old. She was a sister of Mr. Granville Reed who died at Columbia and was buried here last week. The husband survives; he is one of the most popular Baptist ministers in the State and pastor of the Baptist church at Waynesville. The following children survive: J.C. Jessie, Artesia, New Mexico; Rev. Lewis Jesse, of Texas; Mrs. Wiley Atkins, Lebanon, Mo., and Mrs. Nancy McKamey, Waynesville, Mo.

Mrs. Jesse was a woman of high Christian ideals. Beloved and faithful in every good work, the world is poorer for her passing.


June 8, 1916

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mary J. McFall d. December 28, 1902

Nothing which has occurred during recent months has caused such general regret as the death of Mrs. Mary J. McFall, wife of Robert McFall, which occurred last Wednesday. The news of her sudden taking off was a great shock to the community, as she had apparently been in her usual health until with four days of her death. Death was caused from a stroke of paralysis. The remains were taken to Richland on Monday for interment.

The deceased leaves a husband and four children who have the sympathy of the entire community in this their trying bereavement.

Pulaski County Democrat

Saturday, November 28, 2015

May Wilson d, December 16, 1902


Little May, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Wilson died Tuesday evening at six o'clock after an illness of several weeks from typhoid fever. The remains were buried in Turpin graveyard Wednesday. Little May was a bright and lovable child and a favorite among her school mates, and will be sadly missed by them as well as the doting parents in whose heart her place can never be filed. We extend to the bereft family our heartfelt sympathy.

Pulaski County Democrat

Friday, November 27, 2015

W.S. Adams d. December 11, 1902

Death of W.S. Adams

W.S. Adams was born in Clark county, Ky., October 10, 1826; died in Pulaski county, Mo., December 11, 1902, aged 76 years, 2 months, and 1 day. He came with his parents from Kentucky to Clay county, Mo., in 1832, and removed to Pulaski county about the year 1867, where he lived until his death. He was married to Miss Martha Phillips in Ray county, Mo., December 24, 1851, to them were born six children, all of whom are still living, the children present at his death were, Thomas, Margie, Mrs. Stacy Harrison and Mrs. Mollie Miller, two of them living at Baxter Springs, Kan., were not present Rufus and Mrs. Nancy Miller. He has 19 grand children living.

Uncle Spencer was loved and respected by friends and neighbors and he will be missed in the community where he lived so long. He professed religion about 17 years ago but he never united with any church. He respected and loved all church going people. he gave up all for Jesus, was willing to die and requested that his children meet him in Heaven. He was a good man in his home, loved his family as he loved himself, and his place will be hard to fill in the community. His widow has the sympathy, love, and respect of everyone who is acquainted with her.

We have known Mr. Adams for about twenty years and in all that time he was ever the same kind hearted man and friend to us.


Pulaski County Democrat

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

John Laughlin d. July 16, 1902

John Laughlin, a well known and well-to-do farmer living three miles south of town, died early Wednesday morning after a brief illness of Appendicitis complicated with Peritonitis. he had but recently had an attack of malarial fever but had recovered and was able to be up and around the house when attacked with Appendicitis. His last illness only lasted a few days during which time he suffered very much.

He leaves a wife and two small children besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was in the prime of his life and was a reasonably strong and healthy man.

Mr. Laughlin was an honest, upright citizen, very industrious and attended very much to his own business, and possessed many traits of character that go to make a good citizen. He will be missed in the community. The family have our profound sympathy.

Pulaski County Democrat

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Charles Ballard d. June 12, 1902

Charles Ballard died at his home near Waynesville, June 12, 1902, of typhoid fever after a short illness, aged 24 years. Everything that skilled physicians and loving hands could do was all in vain; the Lord had need for him and called him away. His sisters and step-mother were with him and administered to every want until the end came. His companion had proceeded him just three weeks. But we weep not as those that have little faith. While we have lost him we hope our loss is his gain. He is free from all care and trouble and has paid the debt we all must pay. While his body moulders in the tomb the soul is safe in Heaven. where there will be no hour of parting and God shall wipe all tears away.

He leaves two small children and four sisters to mourn his loss. The interment took place at the Laughlin cemetery at 12 o'clock Saturday.


Pulaski County Democrat

Monday, November 23, 2015

James A. Vaughan 1841-1902


At his home near Dixon, May 2, James A. Vaughan, in the 61st year of his life. Brother Vaughan was born in Gasconade County, Mo., August 22, 1841; was married to Miss Maria Turner, Sept. 7, 1865. To them were born nine children, all boys, all yet living. Brother Vaughan was well respected and liked by his neighbors. He was a member of the church of Christ, and died in the faith and hope of the righteous. The writer spoke to the sorrowing relatives and friends from Rev. xiv:13.

His mortal remains were laid away in the cemetery at Fox Crossing to await the trumpet's call on resurrection morn. To the sorrowing ones we say: he's only gone a while before, to greet you on the happy shore.


Pulaski County Democrat

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nancy Jane (Robertson) Brake 1819-1902

Mrs. Robert Brake, an old and highly respected citizen living near Bells Creek, five miles southeast of Crocker died Sunday morning after a long siege of suffering. Mrs. Brake was a kind Christian lady and had been in poor health for many years. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.

Pulaski County Democrat

Daniel Berkley Colley 1874-1902


At his home on Colley Hollow, six miles west of Waynesville, on Friday, March 7, 1902, Daniel Berkley Colley, of tuberculosis.

He was born Feb. 25, 1874, was 28 years old, and leaves a wife and one child, two years old, to mourn his loss. Deceased was a model young man and had many friends in this county. He was a son of the late D.B. Colley, and a nephew of G.W. Colley, of this place.

Funeral services were conducted at the cemetery Saturday by Rev. T.J. Zumwalt, of the Baptist church, of which church deceased was a consistent member.

1902 Pulaski County Democrat