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Name of Deceased: Elsus B. Taylor
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 7, 1944
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Elsus B. Taylor, who died in St. Louis yesterday morning will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Parker Memorial Chapel. The service will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Hardy and burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. The body will arrive from St. Louis tonight at 9 o'clock and will remain at Parker's until time for Burial.


Name of Deceased: Etta Belle Wilson Taylor
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 17, 1973
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Elsus Taylor, 74, of St. Louis, a native of Boone County, died Sunday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker's Chapel by the Rev. Paul Bowman and the Rev. Mark Randel. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel until the services. Surviving are three sons, Dale Taylor of St. Louis County, and Elwood Taylor of St. Louis and Milo Taylor of Joliet, Ill.; two daughters, Sue Taylor of St. Louis and Mrs. William McKenzie of West Covina, Calif.; a brother, R. Lee Wilson of Silex, Mo.; two sisters, Nell Fisher of West Covina and Ritamae Lawson of Elgin, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Taylor, the former Etta Belle Wilson was born Nov. 29, 1896, in Boone County to Alfred and Sally (Johnson) Wilson. She lived the early part of her life here, moving to St. Louis in 1937 from Marshall. She was married to Elsus "Nub" Taylor on March 22, 1916, in Columbia. He died in 1944. A sister, four brothers and three grandchildren also preceded her in death. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Hamilton Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis.


Name of Deceased: William Robert Tharp
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 11, 1986
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William Robert "Babe" Tharp, 80, of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 10, 1986, at his home. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Born Aug. 25, 1905, in Fulton to John Paris and Lorena May James Tharp, he married Bessielee Forbis March 29, 1964, in Montgomery City. She Survives. Mr. Tharp worked in Missouri coal mines for 25 years. He was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Sue Hill of Columbia and Wanda Hermann of Kansas City, Kan.; two stepsons, Kenneth Parmer of Columbia and William Lee Asbury of St. Louis; a step-daughter, Judith G. Asbury of Columbia; one sister, Josephine Heck of Columbia; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.


Name of Deceased: Albert T. Thornton
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 14, 1928
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Albert T. Thornton died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home in Huntsdale. Funeral services will be conducted at Nashville church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. H. P. Cheavens. Mr. Thornton was born March 9, 1854, near Wetumpka, Ala. He was brought to Boone county in 1855 by his parents, who located in Cedar township near Ashland. Mr. Thornton spent his entire life in this county. The deceased was married in 1881 to Miss Eliza E. Griggs, who with five sons and two daughters survive him. The children are; W. A. and Allen Thornton of Columbia, Turner S. Thornton of Huntsdale, A. M. Thornton of McBaine and Charles Thornton of Kansas City, and Mrs. John Day and Mrs, Ezra Smith of Columbia. Mr. Thornton is also survived by three brothers, Ike Thornton of Columbia, Charlie Thornton of Poplar Bluff and William Thornton of Huntsdale. Thirty-three grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive him.


Name of Deceased: Ambrose M. Thornton
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Apr. 2, 1953
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ambrose M. Thornton, 70 year old carpenter, Route 3, died at 5:30 yesterday morning at the Shoaf convalescent home in Fulton after a months illness. Mr. Thornton was born October 5, 1882, a son of A. F. and Eliza E. Thornton, in Callaway county. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Millie Ruth Smith and two children. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters, A. V. Thornton, Ladue, Turner Thornton and Roy Thornton of Columbia, and Ralph Thornton, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. John Nelson, Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. G. C. McGavock, Boonville. The Rev. J. A. Bryson will conduct funeral services at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Willet Funeral home. Burial will be in Nebo cemetery. Pallbearers are Ray Smithton, R. W. Crane, Henry Tennyson, Sherman Tennyson, George Ashlock, Charles Sinclair, Clyde Shepard and Cecil Grant.


Name of Deceased: Conrad William Thornton
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Apr. 18, 1995
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Conrad "Connie" William Thornton, 89, of Eugene, Ore., died Friday, April 14, 1995, at River Park Nursing Home in Eugene. A memorial service will be on Friday, April 21, at West Lawn Memorial in Eugene. Mr. Thornton was born March 16, 1906, to Hattie Elizabeth and Allen Vurter Thornton in Huntsdale. He married Melissa Jewell Poe, who preceded him in death. He later married Marjorie Emily Earl of Eugene, who also preceded him in death. He was a member of Mount Nebo Church. Survivors include a son, Kenneth William Thornton of Columbia; six daughters, Joan (SIC) Pruett of Columbia, Mary Ellen Thornton of Los Angeles, Bernice Tenney of Lake Latawana, Mary Leishman of Springfield, Ore., and Judy Johnston and Karen Beasley, both of Eugene, Ore., a sister, Pauline McCreery of Excelsior Springs; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death be a brother, two daughters, and a son


Name of Deceased: Turner Smith Thornton
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 11, 1956
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Turner S. Thornton, 67, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 106 North Eighth St., after an illness of several years. He was born in 1889 in Boone County to the late Albert and Eliza Griggs Thornton. He married Meta Baldwin in 1917. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served in the 47th Rainbow Division in World War I. He is survived by two brothers, Roy, 1004 Madison St., and Ralph, Riverside, Calif., and two sister, Mrs Eva Lee Hardin, Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Gordon McGavock, Boonville. A son and daughter died earlier. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. E. Lemmon, of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Johnson, Owen Williamson, Clete Heibel, Howard Windsor, Pike Hart and Earl Kyle. The body will remain at the Memorial Funeral Home until burial.


Name of Deceased: Turner Victor Thornton
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb 1, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Turner Thornton, 88, of New Franklin passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Mount Nebo Cemetery with Branch President Jeff Harris presiding. Mr. Thornton was born July 13, 1918, in Sedalia, the son of Charles and Viola Vannoy Thornton. On July 12, 1941, he married Erma Jewell Sapp in Columbia and she preceded him in death in October 1990. He was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked hard all his life and enjoyed gardening when he was able. Survivors include three children, Janie Black of New Franklin, Jerry B. Thornton and his wife Vicki Lynn, of New Franklin and James D. Thornton and his wife, Carolyn M.., of Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65202.


Name of Deceased: Charles O. Todd
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 23, 2006
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Charles O. Todd, 74, of Columbia died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Columbia Manor. Visitatin will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Todd was born April 19, 1931, in Callaway County to Tommie Walters and Ethel Winterbower. He married Goldie Rodgers on May 16, 1970, in Montgomery City, and she preceded him in death. Survivors include five sisters; Sue Kurtz of Columbia, Lottie Walters of Ashland, Vena of Columbia, Jane Blake of Centralia and Mary Winterbower of Centralia; two stepsons, Arnold Poore of Columbia and Gerald Poore of Kansas City; and a stepdaughter, Kathryn Houston of Shaw. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Walters and Joseph Winterbower; and four sister, Lizzy, Neddy, Leona Clark and Mae Burns.


Name of Deceased: Goldie Todd
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 1, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Goldie Todd, 90, of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at University Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Grandview Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be from1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home. Mrs. Todd was born June 19, 1910, in Boone County to Luther and Cecil Nauser Rodgers. She married Scott Poore in Nov. 1932, and he preeceded her in death. She later married Charles Owen Todd on May 16, 1970, in Montgomery City, and he survives. She was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Arnold Poore of Hallsville and Gerald Poore of Kansas City; a daughter, Kathryn Houston of Columbia; a sister, Cleo Colvin of Centralia; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.


Name of Deceased: Joe Albert Traxler
Newspaper: Columbian Daily Tribune
Date: 2 Nov 1995

Obit: Joe A. Traxler, 70, of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at Ashland Healthcare.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Asher Cemetery in Salem with Richard Riddell officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Traxler was the owner/operator of Traxler Implement for more than 30 years. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and Eagles Aerie No. 2730. He was a member of the Consolidated Water District board for 18 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Traxler of Columbia; three daughters, Terry Traxler of Columbia, Janet Stewart of Littleton, Colo., and Joy Haverstein of Santa Fe, N.M.; two brothers, Carl Traxler and Roger Traxler, both of Columbia; two stepsons, Gene Riddell and Michael Riddell, both of Columbia; two step-daughters, Debi Bass and Susan Myers, both of Columbia; and nine grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Lawrence R. Tremaine
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 29, 1976
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Lawrence R. Tremaine, 73, of 405 Worley, passed away at the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Center at 9:20 a.m. Saturday following an illness of several years. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Herbert Chapman, Woodcrest Baptist Church, at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home until time for burial. Mr. Tremaine was born Aug. 17, 1903, in Boone County to the late William and Ninel Rader Tremaine. He was married to the former Lillie Nowlin June 12, 1932, and she survives. Mr. Tremaine had been an employee of the Missouri Book Store for 28 years before retirement. Survivors other than his widow include one son, Lawrence Tremaine Jr., Harrisburg; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Nichols, 1605 Colonial Court and Mrs. Thelma Reed, Harrisburg; two brothers, Herbert Tremaine, 704 Ann St. and Arthur Tremaine, Creasy Springs Road; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Hughes, Rt. 6, Mrs. Tony Antimi, 1622 Anthony, Mrs. Marion Spires, 1404 Hickory, Mrs. Tony Sapp, 2613 Creasy Springs Road, and Mrs. Elliott Huges, Fulton; and seven grandchildren


HENRY CLAY TUCKER
Death of Henry clay Tucker one of our best known citizens of Rocky Fork Township. Member of large and estimable family died at his home near Hallsville, August 29, 1906, age 68 years.
(Columbia Missouri Herald, September 7, 1906. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


JAMES E. TUCKER
James E. Tucker funeral held yesterday in Hallsville at Church of Christ and burial there. Mr. Tucker died last Saturday at his home two miles south of Hallsville. He was 86 and sick for more than 2 years. Survived by five children Mrs. George Robinson, E. C. Tucker and Cleveland Tucker of Hallsville, James W. Tucker, Saint Louis, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson and T. W. Tucker of Centralia, Mrs. Mary Weldon of KC, R. S. Tucker of Excelsior Springs, W. W. Tucker and Mrs. Lizzie Turner, Mrs. Marion Hulen, Mrs. Ells Pollard and John W. Tucker of Hallsville. He was a prominent citizen of Hallsville member of board of directors at bank of Hallsville ever since it originated.
(Cal Evening Missouri, Tuesday, April 4, 1922. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


ROBERT S. TUCKER
Mrs. Robert N. Hall north Williams street received word yesterday afternoon of death of her Uncle Robert S. Tucker, a former Boone Countian who died of heart disease Tuesday at home of his daughter Mrs. Lillian Porter in Long Beach, CA. He was 82 years old formerly was in business in Hallsville Centralia and Excelsior Springs. Had lived in CA number of years. Other nieces and nephews in Columbia are Mrs. Bertie Wright, Mrs. Ella Hardin, Mrs. Ona Jones, Mrs. Jessie Henry, C. C. McLean, W. B. Tucker, R. S. Pollard and G. T. Pollard. Mr. Tucker was youngest son of late W. W. Tucker Sr. and Martha Tucker, pioneer Boone Countians. Beside the daughter one son Earl survives and two sisters one of whom is Mrs. Ells Pollard of Hallsville.
(Columbia Daily Trubine, Saturday, December 20, 1941. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


TOM TUCKER
Tom Tucker dies at home Saturday after lengthy illness. Funeral services for Thomas W. Tucker 78 years old 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the family resident. Burial in City Cemetery. Thomas Woodbrough Tucker was born Oct. 24, 1847 in Boone Co. son of Warren W. and Martha Woodbrough Tucker. His father came to Missouri a century ago in 1826 and cleared the farm which was Mr. Tucker childhood home. There were 16 children in the home. Mr. Tucker being one of 7 brothers. He married Oct. 24, 1888 Miss Fannie Palmer of Sturgeon who survives him. Lived with him happily 37 years she relates.
(Centralia Courier, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1926. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


WILLIAM TUCKER
On 22 ult? At residence of Mrs. R. G. Atkins of Northfork Town Creek Nation, Indian Territory, William WP I, Tucker en-route to Texas only son of James B. and Mary Tucker, of Boone County, died of Pneumonia Typhoid Fever after 16 days. He was 18 years old.
(Weekly Missouri Statemans, April 24, 1857. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Alta Mae LaRoe Turner
Newspaper: The Larned, Kansas, Tiller & Toiler
Date: Mar. 31, 1995
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Alta Mae Turner, 84, died March 28, 1995, at CKMC St. Joseph Campus, Larned. She was born May 22, 1910, at Ashland, Missouri, the daughter of William Moreau and Emma Maude (Johnson) LaRoe. A Larned resident since the 1950's, moving from Centralia, Missouri, she was a dietician with the Larned State Hospital.; Survivors include: a som, Ronald, Evanston, Illinois; two sisters, Maude LaRoe, Wichita, Kansas, and Bessie Barnes, Osawatomie, Kansas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Head and two brothers, Floyd and Homer. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Larned Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Martin presiding. Friends may call until service time at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.


MRS. ELIJAH JANE TURNER
Mrs. Elijah Jane Turner dies at noon. She was mother of Mrs. Marion Hardin. Funeral at Red Top Church tomorrow. Mrs. Turner 78 years old who lived with her daughter Hardin 205 S. 6th Str. Died today of influenza after 2 weeks illness. Mrs. Turner was one of 16 children of late W. W. Turner, a pioneer of Boone County, a landowner and a charter member of the Exchange National Bank. She lived in Hallsville until about five years ago when she came to Columbia to live with her daughter. She is survived by 4 brothers, 5 sisters, 1 daughter, 1 son W. W. Turner, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Burial at Red Top. Pallbearers will be grandsons Roscoe Kennard and Arch Hardin, Archie and Charlie Turner and Irving Jones.
(Columbia Weekly Missouri, March 27, 1923. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Kelly A. Turner
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 1, 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Kelly A. Turner, 73, of 1707 Jackson St., died at Boone County Hospital at 7 p.m. Friday following an illness of several weeks. He was born in Howard County on Aug. 31, 1904, the son of the late Jim and Julie David Turner. He was married to the former Altha May LaRoe in 1933. On May 28, 1971, he married the former Mabel Dozier, and she survives. Mr. Turner was a farmer during his early life and later was an employee of the state hospital in Larned, Kan., for 20 years. He returned to Columbia in 1968. Surviving other than his wife are a son, Ronald E. Turner of Union, Ill; six sisters, Mrs. Nell Whitesides of 1102 Range Line St., Mrs. Bertha Lewis of 1105 Mary Gene St., Mrs Sophia Zimmerman of Kansas City, Mrs. Margret Hart of Kansas City, Mrs. Opal Murphy and Mrs. Mildred Wright, both of Rogers, Ark.; three grandchildren; a step-son L. T. Dozier of 1707 Jackson St.; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Roberts of Route 2 and Mrs. Lewis Rice of Route 7. A sister and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. MarvinTolle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


PAULINE TURNER
Mrs. Pauline Turner, 83, dies at Brown Station. Survived by 8 children. Burial will be Gillard Cemetery. Mrs. Pauline Frances Turner mother of R. S. and Archibald Turner of Columbia died yesterday evening at 8:30 p.m. at her home. Born in Boone County, daughter of W. W. Tucker and Martha Blackwell Tucker. She lived in this locality the greater part of her life. Her husband Samuel Denham Turner died several years ago. Mrs. Tucker was mother of 12 children of whom following survive: Mrs. Lizzie L. Omen, Brown Station, Mrs. Henrietta Anderson, Centralia, Mrs. Nannie Hulen, Hallsville, B. F. Turner, Hallsville, A. C. Turner, Brown Station, R. S. Tucker, Col. Archibald, Col. And Gilbert Tucker, Brown Station.
Contributed by Peggy Thompson

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