Monday, December 5, 2016

Sarah Jane (Nicholson) Hornsey Bates 1846-1910

Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
January 7, 1910
Page 1

Mrs. W.A. Bates Dead

Death has again invaded the ranks of our older citizens and claimed for his trophy this time Mrs. Sarah Bates, who passed away on Monday morning, January 3rd, at 4 o'clock, after an illness of a week's duration.

Mrs. Bates was born at Potosi, Washington county, December 6th, 1846, and died at her home in Waynesville, as above stated, aged 63 years.

She was married to Wm. D. Hornsey in 1867 and to this union were born four children. Mr. Hornsey died at an early age leaving Mrs. Bates to raise her children by the work of her own hands, which she did with Christian fortitude. She was united in marriage to W.A. Bates of this city in November, 1904, and came at once to take up responsibilities as mistress of the Bates home, assuming the care of 4 children, three of whom were little ones at that time. She was pronounced by the household and those who were closest associated with her as one of the best of mother's, and one whose memory cannot be effaced- no other can fill the place of mother to this bereft family.

Hers was a laden of love- always happy and cheerful and we could not find language to express how she will be missed in the home where is left an aged husband upon whom the hand of affliction has been heavily laid, and two sons and two daughters, who will miss mother's council and advice.

Of her own family she leaves two sons, one living at Potosi and one in the west, and two daughters, Mrs. C.W. Shields, of Caruthersville, and Miss Mattie Hornsey of Fredericktown, Mo.

The two daughters arrived here only a few hours before their mother passed away and they left Monday afternoon with the remains for Potosi, where she was laid away in the family lot at her old home amid the ears and sighs of the friends of her youth. In her death a shadow of gloom has been cast over our little village and we can only say "Thy will be done" and that we were made better by her having lived among us.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
October 18, 1907
Page 4

G.A. Burchard Dead.

George Andrew Burchard died at his home in this city Sunday morning October 13, 1907. Mr. Burchard's death was not unexpected as he had been in very poor health for several years.

the subject of this sketch was a son of James and Margurite Burchard, was born in Pulaski county Mo., Jan 5 1861; aged 46 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

His father's family consisted of three boys and four sisters. His father, 1 brother, and 2 sisters have preceded him to the great beyond. On the 22 day of October 22, 1882 he was married to Miss Sarah Forbes. To this union was born 3 children Laura, Clarence, and Blanch. The eldest, Laura, died March 27, 1890. He leaves to mourn his loss a mother, 1 brother , J.R. Burchard of our city, two sisters, Mrs. Lou Phillips of near town and Mrs. S.M. McCorcle of Oklahoma, who was not present at the funeral.

Mr. Burchard was well known over the country having been a traveling salesman for the Wholesale Clothiers for a number of years.

The entire community joins the bereaved ones in sympathy.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cora E. Anderson 1906-1909

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
May 28, 1909
Page 1

Cora Anderson Dead

The death angel again invades our little city and claims for the trophy this time one of its sweet little gems, Cora, the three-year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Anderson who passed away Monday morning after a brief illness of only three days duration.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Monday afternoon by Rev. Daugherty, after which the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Only those who have passed thru the same sad experience can sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Anderson in the true sense of the word, but God in his goodness has plucked from earth this little bud bloom for him in paradise. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

William Bradford 1839-1934

The Houston Herald
Houston, Missouri
August 2, 1934
Page 2

From Waynesville Democrat.

One of the county's oldest and most faithful citizens passed here last week. Uncle William Bradford was in his 96th year at the time of his death. He was a subscriber to numerous papers and other periodicals to the last, and kept abreast of everyday events. Age could not dim his keen interest. He often repeated that he had not failed to vote the Democratic ticket since the Civil War. His life was radiant and full. He was a pioneer, a soldier, and a citizen.