Sunday, January 17, 2016

Emma Ellen Deardeuff d. September 25, 1902

Died: Thursday, September 25, Emma Dearduff, daughter of W.E. Dearduff, living near old Antioch, eight miles north of town. Emma was a sweet girl just budding into womanhood and was a favorite of all her friends and acquaintances. She was sick sometime with malarial fever. The heartbroken parents and family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Pulaski County Democrat

3 October, 1902

Friday, January 15, 2016

Priscilla (Green) Thompson d. 1909

The body of Mrs. John Thompson, who was before her marriage Miss Priscilla Green, was brought here from Cameron, Okla., and was buried Monday afternoon. She had many friends here, who regretted very much to hear of her death. She was a member of the Baptist church, where the funeral was held. She leaves a husband, four children, a mother, two sisters, and five brothers to mourn her loss.

Pulaski County Democrat

19 March, 1909

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Maggie Thompson d. October 9, 1909

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to relatives, friends, and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy in our recent bereavement through the loss of my dear daughter, Maggie, who died Saturday, Oct. 9th, 1909.

John Thompson,
Children and Sisters

Pulaski County Democrat

22 October, 1909

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mrs. Joseph Williams

Mrs. Joseph Williams died at her home since our last writing; she leaves a husband and four children who will sorely miss her. She was buried by the Royal Circle, a lodge of which she was a member.

Pulaski County Democrat
January 2, 1903

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Clara Thompson 1897-1909


The death angel has again visited our town and removed from our midst Miss Clara, the beloved daughter of John Thompson, aged 14 years and three months, with typhoid fever. The remains were laid to rest in the Richland cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Manes and Hawkins. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.


We desire to thank our many friends for the kind assistance and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister, Clara.

John Thompson and Children

Pulaski County Democrat

13 August, 1909

Resolutions of Respect.

Whereas; That the great author of our being has, in his infinite wisdom and tender mercy, seen fit to call to her reward after a brief illness and suffering of typhoid fever, little "Clara", age 14 years, second eldest daughter of Bro. John Thompson, therefore be it, resolved, that we the members of Gasconade lodge No. 439 of the Independent Order Odd Fellows in regular session assembled, do hereby extend to the father and three remaining children, our deep regret and profound sympathy in this another great trial of sad bereavement, following so closely the inevitable taking away of the dearly beloved wife and mother. Be it further resolved, that a transcript of these resolutions be offered for publication in the county papers and that a copy of the same be made part of the records of our lodge. Also that a copy of the original draft be placed in the possession of the grief stricken family.

"Since thy tender spirit has fled, to realms beyond the azure dome,
Then God's bright angels have said, welcome! to Heaven's home, sweet home."

Resolutions offered by,
J.F. Howery, Swedeborg, Mo.

Pulaski County Democrat

27 August, 1909

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mrs. W.A. Bates d. March 24, 1903

Mrs. W.A. Bates, of our city, who had been sick for a few weeks with quick consumption, died Tuesday evening. Only a week ago her four-months old babe was buried and now the fond mother follows the little one to that home above. Mrs. Bates was a good woman and had a host of friends in and around Waynesville. She leaves a husband and three small children who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction. The remains were buried at the family burying ground Wednesday afternoon.

Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
March 27, 1903
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

George W. Cook 1835-1902

George Cook has also passed away since our last and was buried at the Myers cemetery, three miles of Cookville, by Plato lodge No. 469 A.F. & A.M.

Pulaski County Democrat
January 2, 1903

Myers Cemetery

Myers Cemetery is more commonly known as Macedonia Cemetery.

Jessie A. Christeson 1873-1903

J.A. Christeson, a prominent young man living a few miles south of town, died Monday at ten o'clock after a few days illness from cerebro or spinal meningitis. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. Mr. Christeson was raised near where he lived at the time of his death, and during the years spent in the community had made many warm friends who regret his early death. The remains were laid to rest Tuesday at Cedar Hill in the presence of many friends and relatives.

Pulaski County Democrat
March 27, 1903