Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Massie Rodgers d. Dec 21, 1897

The following was originally printed in the Rolla Herald January 13, 1898 and was reprinted in the old Settler’s Gazette in 1998.

“A letter from N.B. Slaughter, of Vest, MO, informs us of the death of Uncle Massie Rodgers, which occurred at the home of Jacob Long, near the Wagon Ford of Big Piney, December 21, 1897. Mr. Rodgers was over 85 years of age and an excellent citizen. In the summer of 1896 he plowed and raised a crop of corn, some 200 bushels."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Edith Pearley Roam 1873-1929

The following obituary was provided by Michael Roam and was published in the Dixon Pilot, April 1929.

Mrs.Roam Called.

Edith Pearley Roam, a life-long resident of Pulaski county, died at her home in
Crocker April 2nd,after a few days illness.
Mrs. Roam was Born near Bells Creek,February 15,1873.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Christian Church,
after which she was laid to rest in the Crocker Cemetery.

Henry Roam 1835-1916

The following obituary was provided by Michael Roam, and was published in The Crocker News, February 24, 1916 .

Henry Roam was born in Overton county,Tenn., November 30,1835, and died at his home in Crocker,Mo., February 15,1916. aged 80 years,2 month and 15 days.

He married Rhoda Strain, April 16,1853,who died January,1892. Two this union were born eleven children, nine of whom survive him.

On April 24,1892, he married Pearlie Stockton. Ten children were born to this union.

Of these children all but one survive him.

He leaves to mourn his demise his widow, eighteen children, all of whom attended the funeral and a host of true friends. He was a member of the church for many years and for thirty years was a minister of the gospel. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon of last week and interment was made in the Crocker Cemetery. Rev Mahaney, of Richland,conducted the services.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness And death of our loving husband and father.
Mrs. H. Roam and children.