Friday, February 11, 2011

Daniel Allen Claiborn 1839-1931

Daniel Allen Claiborn was born September 2, 1839 in Sumner County, Tennessee. At the time of his death, March 16, 1931, he was 91 years, six months and 14 days old. When he was two years old, his parents moved in an ox wagon from the place of his birth to the state of Missouri and finally located in Camden County. There he lived to manhood. When the cause of the Civil War arose, he enlisted with the Union Army and served until near the close of the war, when in the Battle of Vicksburg he received a wound in his right arm which necessitated its loss. On the 18th day of October, 1865, he was married to Jane E. Huffman and soon after his marriage moved to a homestead near Crocker on Bell's Creek in Pulaski County. He and his widow have lived on the same farm for the past 65 years.

To this union were born 11 children. Two died as children and Arthur died December 3, 1920. Surviving him are his widow, eight children: Ousley Claiborn and Dr. E.G. Claiborn of Decaturville, Missouri; H.A. Claiborne of Wister, Oklahoma; Dr. Drura Claiborn of Big Timber, Montana; Mrs. Belle Layman of Collinsville, Oklahoma; W.I. Claiborn, Mrs. Fannie Salveter and Mrs. Carrie Hamilton, all of Crocker, Missouri. He is also survived by one brother, Judge W.F. Claiborne of Decaturville, Missouri.
Mr. Claiborn, during his years of activity, served as a member of the Pulaski County Court for two terms. He taught one of the first schools ever taught in Pulaski County. He made many useful contributions to the social and community life during the time that he lived, and the power of his character will have its influence for good on generations yet to come. His passing away is a deep loss
felt by all who knew him. Let us believe that as he passed to the other side he felt upon his wasted brow the breath of eternal morning.

***Editor note: D.A. Claiborn is the son of Ousley Claiborne (1802-1891) and Frances Hunter Claiborne (1813-1892)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Joyce Dianne Miller 1946-1955

Joyce Dianne Miller, 8, of the Laquey community near here, died yesterday at Waynesville General Hospital, Waynesville, Mo.
She was born in Pulaski county, Oct. 11, 1946, the daughter of Marion and Dorothy Miller. In addition to the parents, she is survived by one brother, Ronnie Miller, Laquey; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bollinger, Laquey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Saturday at the Buckhorn Baptist Church near here with the Rev. Earnest Cox officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery here.

Isaac Helton 1837-1930

Isaac Helton was born April 2, 1837, and departed this life March 18, 1930. Age, at time of death, 92 years, 11 months and 15 days.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Cynthia Smith, in April 1865, and to this union 7 children were born—5 boys and 2 girls, two of them preceding him in death. The surviving are: B. F. Helton, Licking, Mo., G. B. Helton, Pryor, Okla., I. M. Helton, Vinita, Okla., Mrs. Isabelle Adams, Evening Shade, Mo., and S. L. Helton, Evening Shade, with whom he made his home at the time of his death.
Mr. Helton was one of the oldest citizens of Pulaski County, and was also a Civil War veteran.
Uncle Ike, as he was familiarly known, was a member of the old Missionary Baptist Church, at Baldridge. Besides his children, he leaves to mourn his passing, 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
The remains were laid to rest in the Palace Cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him to the Great Beyond 20 years ago.