Buchanan County, Missouri
Miscellaneous Death Notices


Miss Elonora Adams
Has she lived until the 18th day of April next, Mrs. Elonora Adams whose remains were buried in Mount Olivet Wednesday morning, would have been 100 years of age. She died at the home of a son J.B. Adams at Walthill, Neb. last Sunday morning.  Until six years ago she had made her home in this city, where she spent the greater part of her life.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter.
Source: The St Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 21, 1920


Mrs. Thomas Allen-
St. Joseph, Mo.  March 12  At the crossing where Mallory and McBride were killed Thursday night, Mrs. Thomas Allen was instantly killed last night, Gertie Allen, her 19-year-old daughter, dangerously wounded and Miss Martha Deacon, 11 years old, fatally wounded. The three ladies were returning from church and drove upon the crossing in time to be hit by the Missouri Pacific fast mail from the East. Mrs. Allens body was shockingly mutilated and she and her daughter were carried 300 feet on the engine pilot before it could be stopped.
(Source: Augusta Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, Friday, March 15, 1895, front page Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

Corporal Demarquis Anderson
died in action in France July 26, the word to that effect having reached his sister, Mrs. Hallie Wyatt, 1621 Savannah Ave. Monday morning.  A letter which had reached here just a few days previous from Private Anderson stated that when he returned he would wear a gold stripe on his right sleeve signifying that he had been twice wounded.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, Sept. 14, 1918

Perry Anselment
Information reached this city Thursday to the effect that Perry Anselment, well known farmer and stockman of Oregon, MO., had been killed in an auto accident at Denver the week before.  Mr. Anselment was a brother of Mrs. A.A. Disque of this city.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. August 10, 1918

Corinne Armstrong
Her twin sister died Monday night, and on Wednesday morning little Corinne, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Armstrong passed away.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Feb. 14, 1920

Bahia
The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bahia of Mound City died at a local hospital Tuesday as the result of an automobile accident.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 12, 1918

Mrs. Nellie Barry
widow of the late Michael Barry, died Wednesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Feb. 21, 1920


Bartlett, Long and Thomason-
Arrival from the Plains
On yesterday morning four men arrived at Westport and on the evening of the same day they reached our town on their way in from Santa Fe. Thirty in all started out from that place on the 2d of November. Out of that number they lost three men who were frozen to death, two of them frozen on the little Arkansas and one between Cottonwood and Diamond Spring; also two mules frozen on the same night. The names of the men thus frozen were Bartlett, Long and Thomason from Buchanan county.  We were apprehensive such news would reach us during the winter, knowing that so many men were in that country who would venture in when they ought not and such has proved too true.  This last extremely cold weather we are afraid will cause more deaths yet, for we are certain almost that other companies are on the plains; all the men in this last company were teamsters. – Independence Mo. Expositor, Jan. 9
[Source: The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, January 29,1847]

Roy Bell
an Andrew county farmer injured at stop 19 Saturday night, died at a local hospital Thursday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. June 29, 1918

Harry Bentley
Sunday evening Harry Bently, a negro living at 313 West Colorado, was stricken with apoplexy while riding on a Union Line car and died before medical assistance could reach him.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Aug. 31, 1918

James Blackford
eighty two years of age, was found dead in his room at 1017 Church Street,Tuesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Feb. 2, 1918

Leo V. Blankenship
of Co. L. Fiftieth Infantry, died at East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., Monday as the result of an accidental gunshot  The body was brought here to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blankenship, 2401 South Ninth, for burial.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 20, 1918

William Blum
a well known saloon man, fifty six years of age, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning.  Heart disease was the cause.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Nov. 1, 1919



Mrs. John Brandford,
wife of a railroad man, attempted suicide at St. Joseph a few days ago, by taking morphine.  Neighbors discovered her condition in time to summon a doctor, who saved her life.  Her husband ran away and left her a week previously, and her daughter died recently.  These are given as causes.
[Source: COLE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Jefferson City, Fri., 12 August, 1887, p1. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]

 

Joseph A Brown
Dept. Sheriff of Buchanan Co., died May 27, 1882.
(Source: St. Charles Journal, Jan. 1882. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan)

O.A. Bullock
died at his home, 2725 Connell Avenue, early Sunday morning. He was 62.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

N.J. Burns
a former druggist of the South end is dead at Cummins, Iowa.
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 3, 1915]

Thomas Cannon
who has lived in St. Joseph for forty five out of his seventy six years and who has represented this city in a number of honorable positions, died Tuesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, Nov. 8, 1919

J.W. Caughlan
an early day minster here, died Thursday after a brief illness.  He was 87 years old and an old soldier
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. Feb. 16, 1918

Henry D. Clinkenbeard
died at his home near DeKalb Sunday night.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Jan. 24, 1920

Mrs. Mary A. Coale
ninety one years of age, died Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, July 13, 1918

Lieut. Charles Cone
E.W. Sweeney, George C. Teel and John W. Cone and wife attended the military funeral Monday of Lieut. Charles Cone of Lawrence, Kas. who fell to his death at Fort Still a few days before.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 13, 1918

George E. Cooper
who for twenty seven years was a fireman here, but who retired a few years ago on account of his age, died Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., April 6,1918

Enoch Cragun
a retired farmer living at Green Valley, died at Lincoln Monday, where he was visiting.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 3, 1920

Mrs. Ardelia Marie Creek
wife of William A. Creek of the St. Joseph postoffice died Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. January 5, 1918

Mrs. Martha C. Crenshaw
Died.  In St. Joseph, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Martha C., consort of Anthony W. Crenshaw, in the 53d year of her age.
[Source: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, May 26, 1853, Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]

William Jackson Davis
employed at Swift's was found dead in bed at his home, 1403 Belmont street, Wednesday morning.  Heart disease was the cause.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 3, 1918

Dr. A.G. Dinwiddie
who was pastor of the Francis Street M.E. Church for four years, died at Columbia, Tenn., Monday night.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Feb. 2, 1918

Charles Dockhorn
eighty four years of age, who for many years conducted a general store at Wathena, died here Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., April 6,1918


Bernhart Doenipka
eighty years of age, died Wednesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. January 5, 1918

Mrs. Catherine E. Donaldson
67 years of age, wife of Henry Donaldson died at the family home on the Saxton road Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Oberserver,, Jan. 24, 1920

John S. Donnell
In Buchanan County Missouri, on Sunday the 20th ult; Mr. John S. Donnell, Merchant of this county.  But a few days before his death.  Mr. Donnell was in this place, apparently in good health.  Alas! how uncertain is life.  The deceased was a native of North Crolina, and has resided in this county four or five years.  The author of this was intimately acquainted with him, and long will he remember his admirable and unpretending manners.  It may e truly said of him that in every sense of the word he was a perfect gentleman.  No man was more beloved by those who knew him and enemies he had not.  "Peace to his remains."
Source: The Greensboro Patriot, Greensboro, North Carolina, Mar. 20, 1839

Edward C. Doyle
who has been a patient at State Hospital No. 2 for twentyfive years, died Monday.  He had no known relatives.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 29, 1918

Capt. Donald Duncan
A letter received by Mrs. J.A. Duncan Tuesday from Major General George Barnett, commandant of the marines, stated that Capt. Donald Duncan and his men took the town of Bouresche on the night of June 6th, at which time Capt. Duncan was killed.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. July 20, 1918



Miss Julia Dunn
We learn that Miss Julia Dunn, formerly of this place, died in St. Joseph, Missouri, about ten days ago of cancer, at quite an advanced age.  She was a sister of the late John W. Dunn, of this county, and an aunt of John R. Dunn, of Ronceverte.  She had been living with relatives in Missouri since the death of her sister, Mrs. Wells, some years ago. Greenbrier, (W.VA) Independent
Source: Staunton Spectator, Staunton, VA, June 24, 1891

Mrs Alice Dyer
56 years of age, died Monday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 12, 1918

Mrs. Rella Epperson
seventy four years of age, of Stuttgart, Ark., who came here to visit her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Clark of 2400 Duncan street, died at the latters home Sunday, presumably from drinking to much ice water while on the train en route here.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 3, 1918

Bessie D. Estes
died at a local hospital Wednesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Feb. 2, 1918

Mrs. Sallie A. Evans
seventy nine years of age, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Courter, Wednesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., January 12, 1918

Daniel Ferrill
twenty six years of age, a son of Mrs. Margaret Ferrill, a widow residing at 3314 Locust was one of the victims of the torpedoing of the transport Mount Vernon a week ago Thursday, while that ship was homeward bound near the coast of France.  He had made nine trips across the Atlantic as a fireman.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, September 14, 1918.

Irvin Fish
We are pained to learn of the death of Capt. Irvin Fish, last sheriff of Buchanan County, which occurred at St. Joseph on the 27th ult.  He had resided in Buchanan County since 1858.  He volunteered as a private, at the beginning of the war, but was soon promoted to a captaincy.  Captain Fish in 1866 was elected Sheriff of Buchanan County and served two terms.  His funeral was largely attended by old friends.
Source: The Andrew County Republican, Savannah, MO, Nov. 1, 1871, page 2

Timothy Fitzmaurice
Information received here Thursday was to the effect that the body of Timothy P. Fitzmaurice, a prominent farmer residing near Forest City, had that morning been found in his silo, in which he had smothered to death.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, Feb. 14, 1920

James Fowley
69 years of age, an engineer at the Swift packing plant, died Tuesday night.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., October 2, 1915]

Edward Clark Ford
a live long resident of this county, died Saturday night at the home of his son, Harry K. Ford.  He had lived here the sixty-four years of his life.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, April 13, 1918

Katherine Ford
89 years of age, a widow, residing at Cosby, died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, Feb. 3, 1918

William F. Ford
ninety years old died at his home in Savannah Monday morning.  He went to Savannah in 1848, later living in St. Joseph ten years, where he was employed as a carpenter and was one of the builders of the Patee House.   He also did much work for Joseph Robidoux the founder of St. Joseph.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 3, 1915 ]
 
Iva E. Fuller
a stenographer in the employ of the C.D. Smith Drug, Co., died Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., April 6,1918

Mrs. Rosina Geis
Wife of the late George Geis, died Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 22, 1918

James Gillespie
Scalded Under a Thrasher
St. Joseph, Mo., July 16 – At Albany this morning, James Gillespie was crossing a bridge with a steam thrasher when the bridge broke and the engine fell to the ground. He was pinned under the heavy machine and slowly scalded to death.
(Source: Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; July 17, 1894. Transcribed by D. Donlon; Transcribed as written)

Joseph B. Glenn
seventy-nine years of age, died at a local hospital Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., July 13, 1918

Paul Gray
The body of Paul Gray, the St. Joseph young man who wasm killed in an automobile accident at Davenport, was shipped here and the funeral services were held Monday, burial in Mount Mora Cemetery.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., October 2, 1915]

Mrs. Emeline Greene
Died.  On the 25th ult., Mrs. Emeline Greene, consort of A. D. Greene, near Bloomington, Mo.
[Source: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, September 3, 1857, submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]

Roy Gunselman
a former clerk in the Stock Yards Bank here, was burned to death at Fort Sill Barracks this week, where he was stationed with troops.  The remains were brought here last night and will be buried with Military honors today.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, Feb. 14, 1920

Samuel M. Halley
who for over thirty years had been driver of the fire department truck at Seventh and Charles station, died Sunday night after a long illness.  He was a man who was well liked by all who knew him.  The funeral occurred Wednesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph Mo, Nov. 1, 1919

James H. Hatfield
an ex confederate veteran, 79 years of age, whose home was near New Market, died at his home Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Nov. 1, 1919

Judge Hartwig
Major H.R. W. Hartwig, Judge of the Buchanan Circuit Court, ex-mayor and wealthy citizen, is dead at St. Joseph, Mo., aged sixty-eight years.
Source: The Aitkin Age (Aitkin, Aitkin, MN) January 2, 1906. page 2

Harry H. Harner
who for seventeen years was a salesman for the S.S. Allen Grocer Co., died quite suddenly of pneumonia Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Feb. 21, 1920

James Harper-
A man named James Harper of Nebraska shot himself dead on the streets at St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 25th.  No cause assigned.  
[Source: COLE CO. DEMOCRAT, Jefferson City, MO. 31 Oct, 1884 p1 c4. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]

Mrs. Martha J. Hayter
ninety years of age, died Tuesday noon.  she had lived her forty-two years and was born near St. Louis.
Source: the St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 29, 1918

Charles R. Herrick
May 19, 1870
At St. Joseph, Mo., May 13, of congestion of the brain, Charles R. Herrick, aged 42 years, formerly of this city.
[Source: TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, IL - submitted by Nancy Piper -2009 ]

Mrs. Ernest Hoffman
who lived on the Beck road east of the city, hanged herself at an early hour Tuesday morning.  Her body was found suspended by a small rope from a rafter in a shed on the premises.  Ill health caused her suicde.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, August 10, 1918


William P. Hooper
died at Oakland Cal., Tuesday where he went last February.  He was a member of the abstract firm of Hooper & Hall, was62 years of age and had been a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 29, 1915]

William Huggins
76 years of age, one of the best known old residents of this city, died Thursday night, after a long illness.  He is survived by his cousin, Mrs. Virginia Weakley.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 21, 1920

Mrs. M.B. Irvine
News reached the city Wednesday that Mrs. M.B. Irvine, wife of a former minister of this city, had died at her home, Newburg, Indiana.  The remains were brought here, and interment took place at Mount Mora yesterday afternoon.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Dec. 27, 1919

Mrs. Sarah Jackson
sixty six years of age, died Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, April 13, 1918

Roscoe Jameson
the negro poet of this city, died at Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday.  The remains were brought here and buried Wednesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, April 6,1918

Marie Jensen
was dangerously hurt in a motor car accident on Lovers Lane Thursday night.  She died Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Nov. 2, 1918

George R. Jones,
who was steward at State Hospital No. 2 during the reign of the Kansas governor of Missouri, Herb Hadley, died at Oklahoma City Monday, where he had gone for his health.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

William Jones
seventy years of age, of 110 Coffee street, died Tuesday as the result of ptomaine poisoning caused from eating canned corn.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. August 10, 1918

Richard H.L. Jones
a well known cattle dealer, died Monday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 22, 1918

Raymond Justice
Raymond, the seventeen year old son of Mr. Mrs. S.H. Justice, died of heart disease at the family home Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph Mo, May 11, 1918

Mariam Kier-
Miss Mariam Kier, daughter of Mrs. Julia Kier died at the family home 2626 Penn street, Tuesday morning.
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. May 29, 1915]

Mr. and Mrs. John Kirschner
Sunday last, the funerals of both Mr. and Mrs. John Kirschner, who were killed by a Kansas City interurban car last Thursday were held from the Immaculate Conception church, Father Johannes officiating.  Interment in Mount Olivet cemetery.  The funerals of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, of Logan Iowa, victims in the same accident, wre buried Sunday in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. August 24, 1918.

Joseph M. Knopinski
Joseph M. Knopinski, one of the best known and most highly respected of the Polish residents of this city died Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Janak, of 821 South Eighteenth street.  He was eighty four years of age and was almost a life long resident of this city.  He was one of the organizers of St. Peter and Paul Catholic churc and also a member of St. Stephens Society and the Polish Union.  He is survived by Mrs. Janak, Mrs. Charles Novicki of Morrell, Neb., and one son, George Knopinski, of this city.

The funeral was conducted yesterday morning from St. Peter and Paul's church and was very largely attended as the people of St. Joseph knew and respected this truly good man.  Interment was in Mount Olivet cemetery.
Source: The St. Joseph observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 2, 1918

Mrs. Magdalene Kost
wife of the late Rev. J.G. Kost, died at the home of her son 823 Main Street Monday night.  She was almost 89 years of age and came to this city in 1867
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 14, 1920

Morton Le Faivre
When Miss Margaret Le Faivre went to awaken her brother, Morton, Sunday, she found him dead from heart trouble.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 5, 1918

Mrs. Anna B. Letts,
74 years of age, wife of W.T. Letts of the Letts Cooperage Co. died Tuesday. She had lived in St. Joseph over 45 years.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

Mrs. K. Lehmaun
Died at St. Joseph, Missouri on Sunday morning last, Mrs. K. Lehmaun, of old age and pneumonia, aged 74 years.   Mrs. L. will be remembered by many of our people who made her acquaintance while she resided her with her daughter, Mrs. henry Legler.  She was a very estimable old lady and many persons here will be very sorry to learn of her death.
Source: The Valley Falls New Era, Valley Falls, KS, Dec. 9, 1882

P.T. Locke
one time detective and musical instrument agent of St. Joseph, died in Springfield, MO. the first of the week. Aged 77 years.
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 3, 1915]

Alice Long
The four year old daughter, Alice, of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Long of 605 Colorado, was accidently burned by having her clothes fired from a match she found Monday evening and so severe wre the burns that she died Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Sept. 7, 1918

Mrs. Agnes Loomis-
Mrs. Agnes Loomis, wife of C.A. Loomis, justice of the peace and a bride of but a few months died Wednesday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary McEvoy, 2150 South Tenth St.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, May 29, 1915]

James Lovejoy
The St. Joseph, Missouri Gazette of the 26th ult says that an emigrant by the name of James Lovejoy, from Union, Rock county, Wisconsin, fell dead on the 25th near the steamboat landing.  He had been engaged in ferrying a few hours before his death.  An examination was made of his person, but no marks of violence were found, and it  was the ipinion of medical gentlemen present, that he died of some internal disease.  He was buried on the 26th by his comrades.  He is said to have been a man of good moral character, industrious and temperate, and leaves behind him in Wisconsin, a wife and three children.
Source: The Weekly Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 29, 1850

Anna Lugner
Mrs. Anna C. Lugner, formerly of Hannibal, died at her home, 204 South Thirteenth street, Wednesday morning.  She was past ninety eight years of age and leaves five sons.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, April 6, 1918
 
Henry F. Lutz
forty eight years of age, son of the late Ferdinand Lutz of this city, died at Denver, Monday.  The body was brought her for burial.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, April 6,1918

Oscar Matzinger
30 years old and a laborer in a construction gang at the Morris plant, was killed Thursday when he stepped on the switch yardstracks and was run down by a freight car that was being switched on that track.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Aug. 31, 1918

John D. Marsee
who for seventy of his ninety two years has lived in St. Joseph, died Tuesday night after a long illness.  He had lived with his daughter Mrs. Jennie De Fonds for many years.  He and his wife conducted one of the first restaurants of St. Joseph.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, May 18, 1918

Patrick William Maxey
seventy nine years of age, died Wednesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., June 22, 1918

Isaac M. McAdams
an old veteran of Elwood, died Wednesday, aged eighty years.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., July 6, 1918

Mrs. Katherine McCahon
widow of the late Alex McCahon, died at the home of her son, Woodson McCahan 1416 North Second street, Thursday.  She was seventy-six years of age and a pioneer of the Wathena neighborhood.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO> August 10, 1918

Mrs. Ellen McFarland
died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B.Moss
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

Mrs. Margaret R. McKeage
of 227 Massachusetts Avenue, was found dead in her bed Sunday morning, death resulting from fright of the severe electrical storm Saturday night.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, August 24, 1918

Harold McKinney
a fourteen year old boy, was found Sunday night lying near the Burlington tracks north of the Francis Street depot with a bullet wound in his left side.  He was taken to the Noyes Hospital, where he died the next morning without regaining conciousness.  How he was wounded is yet a mystery.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. April 6,1918]

Bridget McLaughlin
widow of the late Michael McLaughlin, died Thursday.  She was 74 years of age.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, Nov. 8, 1919

Mrs Eliza McNeal
seventy four years of age, died Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, May 18, 1918

Clark Meador
an eight year old boy, went bathing in the Missouri at the foot of Francis street Wednesday evening and was drowned.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 3, 1918

Abraham Meyer
Abraham Meyer, one of the oldest and best known tobacconists of this city, died early Sunday morning after a long illness.  He was 79 years of age and is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. L. Vossen and Miss Birdie Meyer, of this city, and one son Louis Meyer of Kansas City.  He was one of the best known tobacconists in the West.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Oct. , 1918

Mrs. Augusta Meyer,
79 years of age, mother of Hugo S. Meyer of this city, Arthur G. Meyer of New York and Miss Stella Meyer of this city died Tuesday morning.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

Miller, Mrs. Virginia V
wife of Rev. E.K. Miller, died at St. Joseph, Mo., 8 Aug. 1857.
[Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records, " vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Eliza Jane Minter
Mrs. Eliza Jane Minter of Dearborn, 87 years of age, died at the hospital here Monday.
Source: The ST. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 14, 1920

Christian Moschberger
a well known farmer who resided near Avenue City, died Tuesday after a short illness.  He was seventy two years of age.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Dec. 20, 1919

John H. Mollett
a well druggist, forty four years old, died Sunday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, May 11, 1918

George W. Montgomery
a farmer living near Halls, died Sunday after a long illness.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, Nov. 1, 1919

Morris A. Morrison
twenty years old, of this city was killed in an elevator accident at Kansas City, Monday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, May 11, 1918

Mrs. Elizabeth Mosier
of Amazonia died at a local hospital Monday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., April 6,1918

Oscar G. Mount
who since 1916 has been a deputy under Sheriff Isaacson, died Sunday morning after an illness with pneumonia.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 21, 1920

Adolphus Musser
attempted to commit suicide in St. Joe last Saturday by cutting his throat. He is a morphine eater, and has been in the insane asylum for some time. He is a brother of Col. R.H. Musser, late of the confederate army.
[Source: Richmond Conservator, Ray county, Mo, January 30, 1890 [submitted by Lisa 2009]

Mrs. Harvey Nash
Death claimed another noble St. Joseph lady Sunday evening just as the bells called the peoople for evening worship, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth S.W. Nash, wife of Harvey Nash, who for many years was the efficient school attendance officer of this city.   She had been ill for several months and all that loving care could do availed not to check the progress of the destroyer.  For over fifty of her sixty eight years she had resided in St. Joseph, where she enjoyed a wide acquaintances.  Beside her husband, she is survived by one brother, John M. Willson and a sister, Miss Jennie K. Willson, both of this city.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Dec. 27, 1919


Abraham Nave
died at St. Joseph, Missouri.  For many years Mr. Nave has been a partner in the Nave-McCord Mercantille company's chain of stores in the important Missouri River cities.  His fortune is estimated at $2,000,000.
Source: The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City, Utah), June 24, 1898


Mrs. Flora Naylor
of Platte City died at a local hospital Monday afternoon
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 12, 1918

Hans Nellson
The funeral of Hans Nellson, who died Wednesday was conducted Thursday.  Interment was in Mount Mora
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Sept. 7, 1918

Fred Newmeyer-
Mystery still surrounds the deathof Fred Newmeyer, who was found in an unconscious condition Monday night at 617 1/2 South Sixth Street.  His skull was fractured and he died later at alocal hospital.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. June 5, 1915]

Mother Nierderkorn
An old St. Joseph Nun is dead.
Mother Nierderkorn, 81 years old, and for 40 years connected with the convent of the Sacred Hart at St. Joseph is dead.  Mother Nierderkorn came to St. Joseph in 1870 and was widely known throughout that section of the country.  She was for a number of years mother superior of the convent.  She was born in Luxemburg, Germany, in 1829 and immigrated to this country with her parents at an early age, entering a convent at the age of 17.
Source: Morgan County Republican, Versailles, MO, Jan. 20, 1910

Pike Norris
of Savannah was found dead in his room, 1012 Francis street, Tuesday.  The body lay near a small gas heater and was considerably charred and burned..  It is supposed he rolled from the bed and knocked the stove over.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Feb. 2, 1918

Robert Onstot
seventy five years of age, who has lived on the same farm near the fish hatchery all of his life, died Saturday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 3, 1920

Robert D. Patten,
51 years of age died Tuesday morning.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. September 1,1907 edition. Transcribed by: Melody Beery]

Private Harold O. Pennewill
Another St. Joseph lad has given up his life for the great cause of liberty on the battlefields of France, Private Harold O. Pennewill, Co. C., 4th Infantry, begin killed August 15th according to information received Tuesday by his father, F.G. Pennewill, 1902 So. 24th.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., August 24, 1918

Peter Phillips
a retired farmer, nienty one years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.C. Frank, Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, August 10, 1918

Emma Piro
fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Piro, died Thursday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, Aug. 3, 1918

Mrs. Mary Power
wife of J.F. Power died at her haome, 2304 South Eleventh Street Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., April 6,1918

Mrs. Chris Priebe
Information reached this city Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Chris Priebe, a former well known resident of this city. Her death occurred in Cincinnati.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Dec. 27, 1919

George Proffitt
a well known farmer of the Oregon neighborhood, died at a local hospital Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, Nov. 1, 1919

William N. Purvis
died on Saturday and was buried in Mount Mora Monday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 7, 1920

Mrs. Anna Rainalter
wife of the retired grocer, J.J. Rainalter, died Thursday.  She leaves a husband and five children.  The aged couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary May 19th last.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 22, 1918

Mrs. India Cowden Ray
wife of the late E.W. Ray, founder of the Ray Lumber Co., died Sunday night at her late home 1023 Edmond street, and was buried from the family home, Tuesday.  She was eighty one years of age and leaves no children.  She was prominent in church work.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph Mo, June 29, 1918s

Mrs. Louise Raynor
who had lived in St. Joseph for more than fifty years, died at her home 317 North Fifth Street, Wednesday morning.
Source: The St.Joseph Observer, St.Joseph, MO. Feb.2, 1918

Mrs. May Taylor Regnier
wife of Henry T. Regnier of the Regnier & Shoup Crockery Co., died Wednesday.  Her remains were taken to Waupun Wis. for burial.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. May 18, 1918

Harry H. Reid
one of the oldest constatnly employed barbers of the city, died Monday, after a long illness.  For over thirty years he had conducted a shop here and was known to almost all the residents of St. Joseph.  He leaves a wife and two sons.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO., Nov. 8, 1919

Thomas J. Reno
49 years of age died Sunday night.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Jan. 24, 1920

Patrick Reardon
Much regret was expressed here Monday when the death of Patrick Reardon of near Clarksdale was announced.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., April 6,1918

Antoine Robidoux
Antoine Robidoux died at St. Joseph Missouri on the 29th ult, in the 66th year of his age.  He was born in St. Louis, and with his brother founded St. Joseph.  An old Indian fighter and trader he had rendered the West good service.
Source: Cleveland Daily Leader, (Cleveland, OH, Sept. 18, 1860

Edwin B. Robinson
son f Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Robinson, died in a hospital in Denver Saturday.  He was gassed in the Argonne during the terrible fighting of those days, and never recovered from the effects.  He was a member of Co. B, 140th infantry, 35th Division and was a good soldier, as well as a highly respected and useful young man.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 21, 1920

Louis Rullman
ninety three years of age, a former resident of this city in the time of Joe Robidoux, died at the residence of a daughter in Hiawatha, Kas., Tuesday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, June 22, 1918

Russell Child
A four year old daughterof Joseph Russell living near Taos, Buchanan County, Missouri was burned to death recenlty by her clothes taking fire from a stove.
Source: Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS, Apr. 22, 1875

Walter P. Sanders
Old Plainsman is Dead
St. Joseph, Missouri – Walter P. Sanders, 79 years old, died at his home here. He was an old plainsman and was engaged in many battles with Indians while freighting between St. Joseph and Denver before the days of railroads.
(Source: Wichita Searchlight, July 2, 1910, page 6. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Mrs. Virginia Saltzman
wife of the late Augusta Saltzman, he who achieved great fame in this city, died Monday evening at a local hospital.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, June 22, 1918

Robt. M. Schatz
for many years connected with the Hund & Eger Bottling Co., died Monday night.  He had been in failing hearlth for some time.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. June 22, 1918

Scholtz Children
Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scholtz, 1711 South Eleventh St., died Monday of diptheria.  Both were buried at the same time Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph Mo., May 4, 1918

John G. Self
a machinist, 66 years of age, died Thursday morning.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. January 5,1918

G.W. Nicholas,
the father of J.F. and R.V. Nicholas of this city, died at Lathrop Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., April 6,1918

Mrs. Pauline Smith
87 years of age died Wednesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. January 5, 1918

Albert Voss Soper
The calling away of a little child is always pathetic, but when it has arrived at the most interesting age-that of eight or nine years it is always the more heart racking and distressing.  Such was the case in the taking away of Albert Voss Soper, eight years and seven months of age, which occurred from the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Soper, 1403 North Second street., Tuessday, after a brief illness with diphtheria.  The funeral which occurred the next day was conducted by Rev. A.M. Reynolds, and interment was in Ashland.  Little Albert was a child of more than ordinary promise and was the pride and joy of the now broken home.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo.. Oct. 5, 1918

Mrs. Caroline Spengler
Mrs. Caroline Spengler, 59 years of age, mother of William Spengler and Mrs. Elizabeth Dickroy, died at the residence of her son thursday.  She had lived here many years.  The funeral occurred Friday from Heaton-BeGole chapel.
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. August 12, 1922]

J.B. Spratt
J.B. Spratt, an old and wealthy citizen of DeKalb, in Buchanan County, Missouri was fatally shot by a Mr. Brown, on Christmas Day, and the latter severely wounded by a son of Spratt, fourteen years old.  The affair grew out of an old feud.
Source: The nashville Union and American, Nashville, TN., Dec. 28, 1874

Wilson Stafford
Wilson B. Stafford, one of the best known young farmers of the county, died at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius G. Stafford, near Dearborn, Monday, of pneumonia.  He was twenty-eight years of age and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo,, Nov. 2, 1918

John Swisher
was found dead in bed in a room in the Virginia Hotel on South Sixth Street Wednesday morning.  It is supposed his death was due to heart disease.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., April 13, 1918

Paul T. Taber, M.D.
On the 9th of February ult., at his residence in Buchanan County Missouri, Paul T. Taber, M.D., son of Hon. A. Taber, of Albany.
Source: Albany Evening Journal, Albany, NY, Mar. 6, 1852

Thomas J. Taylor-
79 years old, a Civil War Veteran died Thursday at his home, 720 Mount Mora Road.
[Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Missouri, May 29, 1915]

John F. Thomas
sixty eight years of age, died Sunday at the home of his son, E. Thomas, 1613 Highly
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Missouri, May 18, 1918

Ben W. Trunk
a well known St. Joseph architect, who has been ill for over a year, died at the home of his brother August Trunk, Sunday night.  He was forty five years of age and unmarried.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Missouri, May 19, 1918

William Twedell
84 years old and for fifty years a resident of St. Joseph is dead
[Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., September 25, 1915]

W.T. Vaughn
After an illness of less than a week with pneumonia, W.T. Vaughn, a well known business man, died at his home here Sunday.  The remains wer taken to Kansas City Tuesday for burial.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 12, 1918

George Allen Warnicka
one of the best known of the Lake residents died Tuesday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Dec. 27, 1919

Mrs. Georgia Ann Watson
seventy seven years of age, widow of the late John H. Watson, died Tuesday
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., June 22, 1918

Emmett C. Wells
a prominent merchant of Rushville and identified with the early development of  the Platte Purchase, died at his home in Rushville tuesday at the advanced age of 81 years.  He was in business in Rushville for 40 years.  the funeral was held there Thursday, interment in the Armstrong cemetery.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., August 31, 1918


Miss Leona Wheaton
of Richland Center, Wisconsin was instantly killed at Savannah at noon Monday when she was struck by a Great Western train.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., April 13, 1918

Mrs. Jennie White
has recently died at St. Joseph, Missouri, at the advanced age of 122 years.  She claimed to have been a cook for Gen. Washington's staff during the closing years of the Revolutionary war, and remembered General Washington very well.
Source: Lawrence Daily Journal, Lawrence KS, Aug. 6, 1885

William Whittington
a well known young farmer of DeKalb neighborhood, died Monday at a St. Joseph hospital.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 4, 1918

Mary Whitmoyer
The remains of Mrs. Mary Whitmoyer, wife of Samuel Whitmoyer, formerly of this city, who died in St. Joseph, Missouri, some four months ago, were brought here yesterday, by her children, and were interred at 11 o'clock today in the Harrisburg, Cemetery
Source: Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg PA, June 13, 1884

Samuel Whitmoyer
The remains of Samuel Whitmoyer, who died in St. Joseph, Missouri will reach Harrisburg tomorrow, and will be buried at the Harrisburg Cemetery.  Mr. Whitmoyer was formerly a resident of this city.
Source: Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, PA, Oct. 31, 1892

Mrs. Mary Williams
of Sabethaa, Kansas, died at Miami Beach, Florida Sunday.  She was the mother of Mrs. Frank X. Stuppy of this city.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., April 6.1918

C.N. Willis
Death came suddenly Monday night to C.N. Willis, the well known lumberman, who was stricken with heart failure at his home 2222 Jule street.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. Feb. 14, 1920

Carl Winkler
The once Famous St. Joseph Musician Succumbs to Illness at his Kansas City Home
There is not an old resident of St. Joseph but remembers the famous band conducted here in earlier years by Prof. Carl Winkler, and cannot in the mental perspective yet see the old curly haired musician with his "Glockenspiel", with its two horsehair mountings leading the parade and playing real music- such as only Winkler's men could produce.  Winkler was a finished musician and noted all over the West.

On Sunday he died at his home in Kansas City, to which place he removed a few years ago.  He was 75 years of age and was a native of Silesia.  He came to St. Joseph when but a mere boy and lived here nearly all of his life.  When his body reached here Tuesday, a band made up of St. Joseph musicians, some of whom were his former pupils, met the remains at the station and led the way to Mount Mora where his body now lies.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 14, 1920

Mrs. Amelia Winston
wife of O.A. Winston, the King Hill grocer, died Thursday morning.
Source: The ST. Joseph Observer, Feb. 7, 1920

John D. Wright
sixty four years of age, a veteran Grand Island engineer, died Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph Mo, June 22, 1918

Mrs. Mabel Yost
twenty four years of age, died Monday Morning
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO., April 13, 1918

Mrs. Louise M. Young
eighty five years of age, wife of the late Peter Young, died Monday.  She had been a resident of St. Joseph for sixty two years.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, January 12, 1918


Mr. Levi Zeluff
Died April the 19th, near St. Josephs Mo., with the cholera, Mr. Levi Zeluff, of Poughkeepsie, New York, aged about32 years.  Mr. Z. left here, this spring for
California.  He had been a resident of this county for 12 years; was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  He leaves a wife and three children to moun his loss.
Source, The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, May 4, 1849, submitted by N.piper

G. Zunkel
a former well known furniture dealer, died Wednesday at Phoenix, Arizona
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Feb. 21, 1920


Mrs. Mary Zumwalt
died at the residence of her son, J.W. Zumalt, in Kansas City, Thursday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St.Joseph, MO., Feb. 16,1918

 

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