Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Floyd Laughlin d. April 5, 1916


Head was Completely Severed From Body by a Cable

Floyd Laughlin, 21 years old, was instantly killed April 5th, 1916 at Nagrom Wash., when a cable in the Morgan Lumber Company's mill snapped in two. A hook at the end of the cable tore the youth's head from his shoulders. Young Laughlin had been employed in the mill a year and a half. The body was taken to Tacoma Wash., for burial. Funeral was held in the afternoon on Saturday, April 8th. Interment in Oakland cemetery under the direction of C.C. Melling Co.

Floyd is survived by his father John Laughlin, three sisters: Mrs. A.W. Cook, Mrs. C.C. Myers, Miss Ollie and a half brother, J.L. Vaughn, all of Cookville, Mo. Young Laughlin left this county with his grandfather, T.M. Laughlin, in 1913 going to Modesto, Cal., where he worked in the nursery business during the season of 1914, from there to San Francisco and later to Nagrom where he met his death.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Maria T. Wodohodsky 1861-1916

Died at her home on the Gasconade river, Friday, April 14, Mrs. Wenzel Wodohodsky Sr.. She was born in Germany, Aug. 12, 1861, and leaves a husband, four daughters and four sons. Interment in the Catholic cemetery Sunday.

Monday, December 28, 2015

John B Sauls 1862-1916

John B. Sauls was born in Maries County, Missouri, September 7, 1862. On April 26, 1886, he was married to Lucinda Stites, of Maries County. He has lived in Pulaski County for several years.

He was converted before his marriage and has always lived true to God. He will be greatly missed in the Sunday School and church work.

Mr. Sauls was taken to St. Louis on April 7th for medical treatment and died there April 12th. The body was brought to Crocker the next day, accompanied by Mrs. Sauls and a nephew, Charles Nelson.

He leaves to mourn his loss his widow; his adopted son, Andy, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. M. Vance and interment was made in the Bethany Cemetery—the first grave in the new cemetery.

His relatives who attended the funeral were his wife and adopted son, Mr. And Mrs. Fellar Nelson, Mr. And Mrs. David Stites, Mr. And Mrs. Harvey Baugh, Mr. And Mrs. Johnnie Nelson and children, Mr. And Mrs. Riley Bell and children, Ray Sauls, Charles Nelson, Johnnie Stites, Mr. And Mrs. Jules Jurgens, and C. C. Bell.

The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in their time of sorrow.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lizzie (Hale) Copeland 1873-1916

Gone Home To Rest

Mrs. Lizzie Copeland, wife of C.R. Copeland was born at Edgar Springs, Mo., March 2, 1873, and died at her home about one mile southwest of Dixon Tuesday, afternoon, March 28th, being 43 years and 26 days old.

She was the oldest daughter of S.R. and Mary Hale and was married to Chas. R. Copeland at Spring Creek Dec. 2, 1891. To this union 5 children were born, 4 of whom are still living: Mrs. Ruth Stewart, Clyde, Lois and Right, and 4 sisters and 1 brother to mourn her departure.

She was sick about 23 days and although her suffering was intense she bore it as well as anyone could. She had been unconscious for some time but when the end was near she became conscious and began calling all of her relatives to her one by one and told them what she wanted them to do and bidding them good bye until her aged father came and he said to her, "Lizzie I would not talk so much as the doctor says there is a chance for you" but she said to him "Oh! Papa, I have so much to tell and such a short time to tell it, I must hurry." He asked her if she was afraid to die and her answer was "Oh! No, I'm just going home to reap my reward. I have labored so long and diligently. It is just over there Papa, can't you see it?" She said "I hate to go and leave you all, especially my little boy, Right, as I always prayed to live to raise him. I am not afraid to leave Clyde for I have so instructed him I know he will follow in my footsteps. Now I want you all to follow in the footsteps of my Saviour so my little son will follow you."

She united with the M.E. Church at Bloodland in 1912 but all her life she had lived as a true christian and was a great church and Sunday School worker as the people of Bloodland and Hooker know. In conclusion she said, "My life has been an open book for anyone to read. I have always help up for that which was good and suppressed the bad. I have my ticket ready and am only waiting for the train to carry me home where my seat is waiting for me and I want you to so live that when the time comes to you, you will also be ready to join me in the family circle around the Throne of God." Her last words were "Oh! Look at the beautiful sun!"

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.E. Mathews, of Newburg, at the home in a very beautiful and impressive manner after which her remains were laid to rest in the Dixon cemetery to await the sound of the trumpet on the Resurrection Morning.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Nancy Jeffries d. February 26, 1916

Died, at the home of her parents in Big Piney, Feb. 26, Nancy Jeffries, the third daughter of T.P. and Sarah Jeffries. Nancy was an active girl and was always ready and willing to help those who asked a favor. We feel desolate when we think of not seeing her anymore but we hope to meet her in the Great Beyond. Her remains were laid to rest in the Big Piney cemetery Sunday the 26th. The family have the sympathy of the community.

A friend,

D.D. Bott

Friday, December 25, 2015

Nancy Malinda (Musgrave) McElroy 1828-1916

Mrs. Nancy Malinda McElroy was born in Illinois Nov. 15, 1828, and died Jan. 22nd, 1916, age 88 years, 1 month, and 23 days. Mrs. McElroy came to Missouri with her father, Bennet Musgrave and family when 12 years old. At the age of 17 she married J.R. Vincent. To them 12 children were born of whom only one, Mrs. Norman Barnes, still survives. Mr. Vincent died during the Civil War. Mrs. Vincent later married Samuel McElroy, who died 18 years ago. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Norman Barnes, and granddaughter, Mrs. Lacy Grisham.

Mrs. McElroy made a profession of faith in Christ 45 years ago and was a zealous member of the Christian church. She was interested in every good work and was loved by all who knew her. Aunt Linda, as she was familiarly known, will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives, but we should not mourn for her as our loss is her great gain.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Laura C. (Sneed) Derry 1877-1916

Died, at her residence in Big Piney, Laura C. Derry, wife of Dr. Wm. Derry. Sister Derry was born in Pulaski County Mo., Feb. 23, 1877, and died Jan. 25, 1916.

She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and lived a devoted Christian life. She was married to Dr. Wm. Derry, June 17, 1897. To this union eight children were born, three preceding her to that Great Beyond. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her departure.
The funeral was preached at the church house by Rev. Allsberry after which the remains were laid to rest in the Big Piney Cemetery.
The family has the sympathy of the entire community.

By a friend

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Beatrice Vivian Derry 1897-1916

Died, at the residence of her parents in Big Piney, Beatrice Vivian Derry, Jan. 24, 1916. She was born Sept. 28, 1897 at Big Piney.

She professed a hope in Christ in 1911 and has since lived a devoted Christian life, and her last hours were spent praying for her father, brothers, sisters, and her young associates.

The remains were taken to the church where Rev. Alsberry conducted the funeral of mother and daughter. Interment in Big Piney Cemetery. We sympathize with the father in the loss of wife and daughter.

-A friend

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jack Warren d. January 25, 1916

Jack Warren died at his home near Wharton 5 o'clock Tuesday evening of tubercular trouble.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Martha A. (Chambers) George 1859-1916

Died at her home on the Gasconade river, Mrs. Chas. George of heart failure Thursday night and was laid to rest in the Green Cemetery Saturday afternoon. She was a splendid woman and leaves seven sons, one daughter, and husband to mourn their loss. They telegraphed her son, Theodore in Oklahoma immediately and on account of a washout he never got here till Saturday night the train being 19 hours late.

Mrs. Martha George, wife of Charley George, died January 20th, 1916. Mrs. George was born in Wright county, Mo., Aug.11, 1858 and was 57 years, 4 months, and 9 days of age. She was married to Charley George in the year 1880. There were nine children born to this union, seven boys and two girls. One girl died in her childhood. Six boys and one girl were present at the funeral. The oldest boy failed to get home in time on account of the train being delayed.

Mrs. George was a good wife, mother, and neighbor and will be greatly missed by us all. We feel sad because she is gone from us, but while we weep and wonder she may be wrapped in garments of light, and warbling songs of celestial joy. She will return to us no more.

What family circle has remained unbroken- no empty chair- no cherished mementoes- no members transferred to the illimitable Beyond? Alas! We all have felt or seen its power.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and pray that it may be an unbroken family in the glorious beyond.

Rev. Tull
Pulaski County Democrat

January 27, 1916

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Mary Elizabeth (Carmack) Foote 1878-1916

Mrs. W.B. Foot of near Bear Ridge died at her home about 6 o'clock Monday evening of pneumonia, after an illness of only two weeks. The deceased was 37 yrs. of age at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her departure of this life, in addition to a host of friend's. A loving husband and three small children, parents Mr. and Mrs. John Carmack of the Bell Creek neighborhood. Two brothers, W.R. and Ivy Carmack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 18th, at the Christian Church at Crocker, of which Church she was a true and devoted member. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives in this, their great sorrow.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Snowden Earl Shockley d. March 16, 1904

Died, at his home near Waynesville, Mo., March 16th, 1904 at 11:30 p.m., little Snowden Earl Shockley, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Shockley, aged 9 years, 6 months, and 29 days. He was taken sick in school at Waynesville and his ailment was a brain trouble. Although he had all the attention that medical skill could render, together with all that could be done by loving parents, brothers and sisters to alleviate his suffering after a long and distressing illness he was bound to go, tho his bright smiles while at home illuminated the darkest pathway. Oh, how he will be missed, they will be so lonely without him, but we must not wish him back with us. That place at the family table is vacant, which will never e filled. He has run life's toilsome journey here on earth, and now the crown of glory has been won. May God comfort the bereaved parents; he seemed to know during all of his sickness he would not get well. He leaves a heart broken father and mother, two brothers and two sisters, all of whom were at his bedside except Mrs. Cora Stewart who was in the Indian Territory.

The funeral discourse was delivered at the family cemetery by Rev. Manes after which the dear lifeless body of little Snowden was laid to rest.

How sad and sorrowful was the day
When Death his visit made;
We prayed that he might spare
His life, that the sentence e delayed.
But death, an unbidden guest, enters
All of our homes, and takes with him
Some loved ones, ah, 'tis sad, very sad.
She gave up her only child,
Who was the only hope she had,
For whom she toiled, for whom she prayed,
For whom her proudest plans were laid,
God in his wisdom has he recalled,
The bourne his love hath given;
And though the body slumbers now,

The soul is safe in Heaven.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Peggy Hensley d. May 7, 1904

Died, at the home of her son Irven Hensley, near town Saturday, May 7th, 1904, Aunt Peggy Hensley. Mrs. Hensley was one of the oldest residents in the county, being 84 years old at the time of her death. She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She was a good woman and will be sadly missed in the community. The family have the sympathy of all

Thursday, December 17, 2015

James Madison Mays d. May 6, 1904

Uncle Mat Mays, a man whom every child in Richland knew and loved, passed into the mysterious beyond last Friday night. He had been an invalid for several years and only survived his wife, Aunt Betty, three weeks.

Richland Items
Pulaski County Democrat

May 13, 1904

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Unknown Female Godfrey d. May 6, 1904

The little 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Godfrey died of measles last Friday night and her funeral was conducted Saturday.

Richland Items
Pulaski County Democrat

May 13, 1904

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Unknown Male Manuel d. May 8, 1904

The 12 year old son of A. Manuel living near here died last Monday of measles and his remains were brought here for interment.

Richland Items
Pulaski County Democrat
May 13, 1904

Monday, December 14, 2015

Perlina Jane (Rhea) Houk d, May 28, 1904

Mrs. H.C. Houk, who has been an invalid for several years, died last Saturday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday at the M.E. Church conducted by Rev. January. Mrs. Houk leaves a husband and ten children, nine of whom were present at the funeral to feel her loss.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

James "Cap" Peel 1837-1916

Cap Peal died Monday Jan. 17th of Pneumonia at the county farm near town, after an illness of several days. He was a bachelor, and had no relatives in the county. He has lived near Waynesville for many years, and was highly respected by all who knew him. This is the 3rd death this winter of the inmates of the county farm. Grandpa and Grandma Admire, as they were familiarly known having died the first of this month.

Martha (Decker) Carmack d. June 15, 1904

Mrs. J.A. Carmack, an aged and highly respected lady, died at her home near Crocker Thursday morning of last week, and her remains were laid to rest in the Crocker cemetery the afternoon following. She leaves a husband and several grown children to mourn her loss.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ella Green d. May 18, 1904

Miss Ella Green of the Gasconade died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Mary Davis last Friday. The Coroner held an Inquest and decided that she died from abortion.

Friday, December 11, 2015

George W. Maze d. April 6, 1911

Killed By Falling Tree

Waynesville, Mo. April 8- George W. Masee, a well-to-do farmer was killed yesterday while clearing woodland on his farm near Moab neighborhood. A tree he was chopping feel on him unexpectedly and crushed him.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fred Wright d. July 20, 1904

Fred Wright, who has been ill with rheumatism for several months had a relapse Monday and died Tuesday. He was a young man of exemplary habits and his many friends and relatives sadly regret his demise.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Danny Sylvester Miller d. March 27, 1952

Danny Sylvester Miller, 84, of Big Piney, died at Waynesville March 27 and was buried in the cemetery of the Hopewell Baptist Church Sunday afternoon.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Daisy E. Helton of Palace, Mrs. Maude O. Nickels of Lakeway and Mrs. Josephine Helton of Plato; three sons, Dr. Clyde S. Miller of Waynesville, Richard W. of Bassville, and Jack N. of Glendale, Calif.; two sisters and 14 grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Waynesville

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

James W. Hancock 1861-1941

James W. Hancock was born March 27, 1861 in Pulaski County, Mo., and passed away at his home in Dixon, Mo., April 10, 1941, being at the time of his death 80 years and 13 days.

On May 15, 1930 he was married to Mrs. Lillie Ray of Rolla, Mo., who survives. He is also survived by two daughters by a former marriage, Zola Costly of Gary, Ind. and Irene Brittan, of St. Louis, Mo., and four grandchildren and one great-grandchildren, one brother, George Hancock of Dixon, Mo., three sisters, Mrs. Lin Briggs of Muskogee, Okla., Mrs. Flora Anderson of Detroit, Mich., and Rosa Bates of Dixon, Mo. He was a member of the Christian Church of Dixon and had been a Mason for 52 years.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mrs. Mike Coffey d. 1903

Mrs. Mike Coffey, near here, who was reported out of danger but died very suddenly, was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Lebanon by the side of her husband who went there about two months ago.


May 1, 1903

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Mike Coffey d. February 28, 1903

Mike Coffey, an old Pulaski county citizen, died at his home near Swedeborg Saturday morning at 4 o'clock and was buried at Lebanon Sunday.


March 6, 1903

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Evelyn Bates d. March 15, 1903

Died- At the home of Mrs. Cora Hobbs in this city on Sunday evening March 15, 1903, little Evelyn, the four-month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Bates. The little one had been suffering from whooping cough for the past three weeks and owing to the mother's condition, was moved to the home of Mrs. Hobbs where it could be better cared for, but the baby grew rapidly worse until Sunday when death ended its sufferings. The remains were interred Monday in the Mitchell cemetery across the creek. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad hours of bereavement.


March 20, 1903

Friday, December 4, 2015

D.B. Dudley d. March 15, 1903

D.B. Dudley, an old and respected citizen of this place died Sunday. Mr. Dudley had lived in Pulaski county many years and formerly edited a paper at Richland and was twice School commissioner of the county. He was buried Monday at the Dixon cemetery by the Masonic order. He was a charter member of the Dixon Masonic Lodge at its organization at Arlington.

April 3, 1903

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mary McMillian d. December 8, 1902

Grandma McMillen, who has been confined to her bed for over a year, died Monday.

Crocker News

December 12, 1902

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mrs. W.L. Lane 1847-1902

Death of Mrs. W.L. Lane

Mrs. W.L. Lane, who formerly lived in this county, died at the home of her husband at Arlington, Okla., November 30, 1902, from the effects of a serious burn she received the 22 of October while making soap by a fire in the yard. Mrs. Lane was born in Hamilton county, Illinois, May 14, 1847, and was 52 years, 7 months and 16 days old.

She was married to W.L. Lane in 1871 and was the mother of nine children, eight of whom are still living. She was a member of the Baptist church and a devout christian and had many friends in Pulaski county, as well as in Oklahoma where she had lived for several years. Her last days were made as pleasant as possible by kind friends and neighbors and her death sadly mourned by all.


December 12, 1902

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