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Vernie Arnote
Boy A Suicide Like Father
Vernie Arnote, of Polo, a schoolboy, 11 years old, committed suicide at the home of his grandfather, A. M. C. Arnote, a prominent and wealthy farmer, Tuesday.  He recently had been on a visit to relatives at Kansas City and since returning appeared despondent.  Several years ago his father committed suicide.  The boy went to the barn, placed a rope around his neck, climbed a ladder and jumped off.  The family is wealthy.  – K. C. Times, Tuesday [Lawson Review – 05-14-1914; Contributed by Leslie Wyman]
-- Vernie Arnote, aged 14 years, committed suicide by hanging himself at the home of his grandfather, McClelland Arnote near Elmira, Monday.  No cause is given for his act.  His father, Ernest Arnote, committed suicide in Memphis Tenn., when Vernie was only a few months old.  His body was found in a box car and no reason was ever advanced as to why he took his life. [Excelsior Springs Standard – 22 May 1914 ; Contributed By Leslie Wyman, who adds Buried in Prairie Ridge Cemetery]

Mary Jane Bayer-Doyle
Mary Jane Bayer-Doyle of Kingston, Missouri, age 76 died May 10, 2006. She was born June 5, 1930 in Polo, Missouri to Orville Gilbert Bayer and Muriel (Stepleton) Bayer. She married Paul Doyle on January 12, 1950 in Topeka, Kansas.   Mary worked in Kansas City and Independence, Missouri. She moved to Russellville, Arkansas in 1987 and returned to Polo, Missouri in 1991. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 1995, sister Betty Rae Mott in 1965 and her parents. Mary leaves her children and their spouses; daughters; Paula (David) Bicket, Overland Park, Kansas and Linda Doyle of Kingston, Missouri and son Sam (Kathy) Doyle, Lathrop, Missouri. In addition, she leaves three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Prairie Ridge Cemetery, Polo, MO. [Unknown newspaper, c. May 2006; Contributed by Paula Doyle-Bicket]

Morris Ernest Bottom
Morris E. Bottom, 77 of Kerrville, Texas, formerly of Independence, MO, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1981) at a hospital in Fredericksburg, TX.  He was born in Ruskin, Neb. and had lived in this area 18 years before moving to Kerrville.  Mr. Bottom was a printer for the Kansas City Star Co. before he retired in 1966.  He was a Mason.  He leaves a son, Marshall E. Bottom, Gladstone, MO; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Hahn, Dallas, TX; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.  Services will be at 11AM Saturday at the Bram-Clark Chapel, Kingston, MO; burial in the Kingston Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, c. Nov 1981; submitted by: Anna Newell]

Marcia Claire Bottom
Mrs. Marcia Claire Bottom, 56, of 1211 South Main St., Independence, MO died Sunday (Sept. 12, 1965) at a nursing home at 1041 West Truman Road, Independence.  She was born in Kingston, MO and lived in Independence 17 years.  She was a Presbyterian.  She leaves her husband, Morris Bottom of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Lynda Hahn, 905 Jefferson; a son, Marshall E. Bottom, 812 South Hawthorne, Independence; two brothers, Paul Palmer, 5933 Homes and Kenneth Palmer, Boulder, Col; a sister Mrs. Elsie Guffey, Kingston, MO; and one grandchild.  Services will be at 11 AM Wednesday at the Carson Chapel; graveside services at 2 PM Wednesday at the Kingston, MO [[Unknown newspaper, c. Sep 1965; submitted by: Anna Newell]

Waldo E. Blevins
Waldo E. Blevins Buried Thursday
Memorial services for Waldo E. Blevins, 75, of Hamilton, were held Thursday at 2:00 p.m., at the Bram chapel at Hamilton, conducted by the Rev. Jack Ward of Gilman City and Roy Gorham of Richmond. Interment was in the Highland cemetery at Hamilton. Mr. Blevins did Tuesday night, May 14, at the Veterans hospital in Kansas City. He had been in ill health for several months and critically ill for a month. He was the son of Hugh C. and Sarah Jane Blevins of Hamilton. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Blevins had been a mechanic in past years at Millville, Polo, Hamilton and St. Joseph. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nannie Lee (Moberly) Blevins of the home; one brother Willis Blevins of Grand Junction, Colo., and eight nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death.  [Ray County Conservator, May 20, 1963- submitted by Lisa]

Lydia Davis
LYDIA DAVIS OF BRAYMER DIES HERE
Chillicothe, Missouri: Mrs. Lydia Davis of Braymer died about 3 o'clock yesterday at the Chillicothe hospital. Mrs. Davis entered the hospital October 24 [Unknown newspaper, Saturday, October 29, 1960; Contributed by Paula Doyle-Bicket]

 

E.Dixon
Edward C. Dixon died at his home in this city Tuesday morning, October 22nd after suffering for several years from tuberculosis.  The deceased was aged 44 years, one month and 27 days, having been born in Caldwell County, Missouri, August 25th, 1868.  In 1880 he removed to Pomeroy, Washington, moving to Grants Pass in 1891.  He was married to Louisa Crockett of this city in 1897, by whom he is survived.  Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Emma C. Dixon of San Diego, Cal., and two sisters, Josephine Dixon of San Diego, and Mrs. F.C. Lennon of Walla Walla, Washington.
The funeral will be held from the home at 614 North 6th street at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, being under the auspices of the Masonic order and interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.  Friends wishing to view the remains may do so by calling at the house Wednesday forenoon.
Source: Rogue River Courier, Grants Pass, OR, October 25, 1912, page two

Katherine Ellen Hatfield
Katherine Ellen Bennett was born in Caldwell county, Missouri, April 18, 1855, died in Leon, Iowa, July 23, 1918, aged 63 years, 3 months and 5 days.  She was married to Stephen Johnson, 1870.  To this union were born two sons, John and William Johnson.  In 1873 she was married to Hiram Hatfield.  To this union were born nine children, four of whom died in infancy, the other five survive her:  Albert Hatfield and Mrs. Anna Givens, of York, Nebraska; Jesse Hatfield and Mrs. Sarah Bethards, of Leon, and Mrs. Minnie Wetch, of Chicago, Illinois.  The deceased united with the Baptist church in girlhood and remained a member of the church until her death.  She leaves a husband, four sons, three daughters, sixteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  The funeral services were held at the grave in Bethel cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, July 24th, at five oclock, Rev. Brooks officiating.
Source: The Leon Reporter, Leon, IA, August 1, 1918

Isaac King
Isaac King was born near Carlyle Illinois, March 20, 1847 and departed this life February 8, 1931, aged 82 years, 10 months and 18 days.  At the age of 6 years he with his parents moved from Illinois to Caldwell County, Mo., where he grew to manhood and resided until recent years. He was united in marriage to Susan Gilbert of Kingston, Mo., on April 25, 1867, who preceded him in death, February 9, 1911. To this union nine children were born, 3 boys and 6 girls. Two boys and one girl departed this life in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Handy, of North Kansas City, departed this life March 17, 1921.  Those that survive him are: Mrs. Mary Miller of Polo, Mrs. Eliza Funk of Gridley, Kansas, Mrs. Myrtle Peoples of St. Joseph, Mrs. Lucy Pollard of Elmira and Theodore King of Lexington, Mo., 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, a number of other relatives and friends. At the age of 19 he made the good confession and obeyed his Lord in baptism and united with the Christian church and kept the Faith. Burial was at Prairie Ridge, February 10th. [Unknown Newspaper From "Caldwell Co, Mo Obituaries, Vol. 2" Contributed by Leslie Wyman]

Mary Vance (Creason) Mayes
Death of Mrs. W. H. Mayes
Just before The Missourian was printed last issue the intelligence reached this office that Mrs. Mary Vance Mayes, had died early that morning, at her home in Cowgill. She was 81 years old last May; born in 1836, and was a Christian whose light shone out over the shores of time in a manner that was beautiful to behold. There is nothing lovelier on earth than the radiance sent forth from a life consecration to the service of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Her maiden name was Mary V. Creason, daughter of the late Goodwin Creason and wife. When she was 19 years of age she confessed her Savior before men and entered upon the duties of her Master, serving him faithfully for more than 62 years and earning a crown to be worn in the house not made with hands eternal in the heavens. In 1863, or 54 years ago, she was married to the man of her choice, and three daughters blessed that union. One of them, Sallie, died at the age of five years; another, Mrs. Mattie Austin, died about five years ago, The other daughter, Mrs. A.M. Delaney, now in Texas, survives.
(Mr. Alex. Milstead tells us that Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mayes were married on the 27th day of October, 1863, by Justice of the Peace Robert A. Crenshaw, at the old Creason homestead, 5 miles northeast of Knoxville.) A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Gant, of Cowgill also surivies, and with the husband is bowed down with grief at the loss of a loving sister and wife. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Jas. E. Dunn at her late home in Cowgill at 2:00 o’clock, Friday afternoon; and a large crowd was present, we are informed by a relative, Mr. Milo Fowler. And let us add that those who beheld that little mound of earth in the Cowgill Cemetery, Friday afternoon, covered with both flowers in their fragrance and beauty and snow in its representation of purity of the life just departed well know and in memory will say "The life of faith, of labor and of trust, The life that overflows with warmest love, Can never end in ashes and in dust; Ah, no! God reigns in truth and might above." [Newspaper unknown: December 13, 1917; Buried Cowgill Cemetery, Caldwell County, MO; submitted by: Lisa]

Harper Clarence Matchett

Harper Clarence Matchett, son of Mary J. and John W. Matchett, was born May 6, 1875, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and passed away at the family home in Hamilton, Mo. April 15 1942. He was about 12 years of age when he came with his parents and brothers and sisters to Caldwell County, Missouri, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora Farr on Nov. 3, 1898, near Mirabile, Mo., at the old Farr home, and truly this union lasted in complete fulfillment of the vows "faithful til death do us part." Eight children were born, all of whom survive. Mr. Matchett united with the Presbyterian church at Asbury, Sullivan County, in 1903. He was devoted to his wife and children, a man who earned the love of his family and the respect of the people of his community. For many months he has been a patent sufferer, and was willing and ready that death should come to bring him the rest and peace so richly deserved. One brother Edgar Matchett, Kinston, and one sister Ida Matchett, preceded him in death, several years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss, the wife, Mrs. Cora Matchett, Hamilton; the eight children, Mrs. Marie Hill and Mrs. Sarah Moss of Kingston, Delbert and Donald of St. Joseph, Edgar of Iola, Kan., Fred of Fox Lake, Ill., Mrs. Cora Carr of Polo, and Raymond who enlisted in the navy and is stationed at Brooklyn, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Morgan of Mirabile; one borther, Will Matchett of Hamilton; nieces, nephews and many friends. Services were held at the Kingston Federated Church, on Friday afternoon, April 17, conducted by Rev. Barksdale. The music was furnished by Corrine Garrett and Metta Cruickshank. Pallbearers were Charles Houghton, Walter McNary, Charles Howell, Floyd Cawthon, Burns Corbett and John Corbett. [Unknown Newspaper From "Caldwell Cty Mo Obituaries Volume 3"; Contributed by Leslie Wyman]

Mary Vance Mayes
Death of Mrs. W.H. Mayes
Just before The Missourian was printed last issue the intelligence reached this office that Mrs. Mary Vance Mayes, wife of Mr. W.H. Mayes, had died early that morning, at her home in Cowgill. She was 81 years old last May; born in 1836, and was a Christian whose light shone out over the shores of time in a manner that was beautiful to behold. There is nothing lovelier on earth than the radiance sent forth from a life consecration to the service of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Her maiden name was Mary V. Creason, daughter of the late Goodwin Creason and wife. When she was 19 years of age she confessed her Savior before men and entered upon the duties of her Master, serving him faithfully for more than 62 years and earning a crown to be worn in the house not made with hands eternal in the heavens. In 1863 or 54 years ago, she was married to the man of her choice, and three daughters blessed that union. One of them, Sallie, died at the age of five years; another, Mrs. Mattie Austin, died about five years ago. The other daughter, Mrs. A.M. Delaney, now in Texas, survives. (Mr. Alex Milstead tells us that Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Mayes were married on the 27th day of October, 1863, by Justice of the Peace Robert A Crenshaw, at the old Creason homestead, 5 miles northeast of Knoxville). A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Gant, of Cowgill also survives and with the husband is bowed down with grief at the loss of a loving sister and wife. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Jas. E. Dunn at her late home in Cowgill at 2:00 o’clock, Friday afternoon; and a large crowd was present, we are informed by a relative, Mr. Milo Fowler. And let us add that those who beheld that little mound of earth in the Cowgill Cemetery, Friday afternoon, covered with both flowers in their fragrance and beauty and snow in its representation of purity of the life just departed well know and in memory will say “This life of faith, of labor and of trust, The life that overflows with warmest love, (illegible) in ashes and in dust; (illegible) God reigns in truth and might above.” [Richmond Missourian, 13 Dec 1917; sub. by Leslie Wyman]

John L. Moss
John L. Moss Passes Away
John L. Moss died at the home of his son, Chas. Moss, Tuesday, aged 66 years, 6 months and 17 days. Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday at 11 o’clock conducted by Rev. F.M. Hall and the body was laid to rest in the White cemetery. Mr. Moss was born in Schwyler county, Ill., Oct. 18, 1846. He was married to Miss Mary Gobble in Illinois and to them 1 daughter was born, both mother and daughter preceding him to the other world. Deceased came to Missouri in 1871 and was married to miss Emma F. Kromeich Dec. 31, 1974. To them 7 children were born, 4 boys and 3 girls. This wife and one son also preceded him in death. The surviving children are James Charles and Mattie of Braymer, Amos of Bogard and Lydia and Ida who reside in Nebraska. Many other relatives and friends also mourn his death. Mr. Moss united with the Baptist church early in life. He has long resided in this locality and was well known to all the older residents. [Braymer Bee, 16 May 1913; sub. by Leslie Wyman]

Betty Rae Mott
Betty Rae Watson-Mott Dies After Long Illness -- Services Thursday
Betty Rae Mott, daughter of Raymond and Muriel Stepleton-Watson, was born July 27, 1926 and departed this life at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas city at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1965 at the age of 39 years. Mrs. Mott has been ill the past five years. She was a graduate of Polo High School in the class of 1944.  In her youth, she became a Christian and joined the Methodist Church in Polo, Missouri, later transferring her membership to the Congregational Church at 36th & Walnut in Kansas City, Missouri. On March 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to George E. Mott of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  To this union three children were born. Betty always had a smile for those that knew her and cheerful even though she often did not feel well. She is survived by her husband, George Mott of the home at 3626 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters, Winnette Ann and Melody Sue and one son Randall Edwin all of the home; her mother Muriel Vaught and her father Raymond Watson both of Polo, Missouri; three sisters; Mrs. Mary Doyle, Buckner, Missouri; Mrs. Beverly McCartney of Lamoni, Iowa; Mrs. Ruby Haight of Polo, Missouri and one brother, Bert Bud Vaught of Gladstone, Missouri. One uncle Ira Lee Stepleton of Penrose, Colorado. Five nieces, three nephews and a number of other relatives and a host of neighbors and friends. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church in Polo with Rev. Kenton Webb officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. John McCollough who sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond the Sunset." Pallbearers were Doris Carter, Bob Lile, Bill Rodgers, Joe Robinett and Gene Cresson.  Burial will be in Prairie Ridge Cemetery, west of Polo. [Unknown newspaper, c. Aug 1965; Submitted by: Paula Doyle-Bicket]

Joseph Orr
L.M. Spivey received a telegram Sunday evening announcing the death of his brother in law, Joseph Orr, at his home in Ottawa, Kan.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Spivey regrets very much that he was unable to attend funeral.  For many years Mr. Orr was a prominent citizen and held official positions in Caldwell county, Missouri, farmer and stock shipper. He served four years in the civil war and always took active part in G.A.R. post meetings and Encampments.  His wife is a state officer in the Ladies Relief corps of Kansas.
Source: Anadarko Daily Democrat, Anadarko, OK, February 1, 1910,

Leonard Schuster
Mr. Leonard (Uncle Pete) Schuster, who has been in ill health for months, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Dickey, in the west part of Cowgill, early Thursday night. He was past 87 years of age, was born at Berlin, Germany, came to the United States with his parents when he was but three years of age. After he became a man, he moved to Missouri, near Cowgill, and at the time of his death he still owned a farm a mile west of town. Seventeen years ago his wife preceded him in death, two children also have gone on before. The deceased made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dickey and her husband, and both cared for him tenderly during all these months of his suffering. When a young man he was converted and joined the Cottage Grove Baptist church and later became a charter member of the Cowgill Baptist church of which he was a member at the time of his passing away. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Pitney, after which he was tenderly laid away beside the grave of his companion in the Cowgill cemetery. Those left to mourn his going away were: three daughters and one son; Mrs. Bettie Dickey and Mrs. Anna Thomson of Cowgill, John Schuster of Cowgill; two grandsons, Rice Schuster of Amarillo. Texas and J.D. Schuster of Oklahoma. Two brothers, John Schuster of Polo and Steve Schuster Sr. of Cowgill, besides a host of other relatives and friends. [Unknown Newspaper From "Caldwell Cty Mo Obituaries Vol. 2" – Handwritten Date Of Sept 1929; Sub. by Leslie Wyman]

Ira Lee Stepleton
Ira Lee Stepleton, 87, died April 25, 2003, in Canon City.
He was born Oct. 27, 1915, to Clarence and Clara (Swisher) Stepleton, in Braymer, Mo. He was raised near Braymer and Polo, Mo. He was a World War II veteran stationed in Panama. After his service, he moved to Colorado where he worked at Fort Carson in the motorpool and retired after 35 years of civil service. Mr. Stepleton is survived by his children; George (Pam) Stepleton, Myra (Roland) Barber; grandchildren, Sara, Tracy and Aimee Stepleton; great-granddaughter; Brynn Marie Voss; nephew, Bert "Bud" Vaught, and nieces, Mary Doyle, Beverly (John) McCartney, Ruby (Ron) Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Muriel Vaught, and a granddaughter, Stacey Stepleton. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Monday, April 28, at Florence Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Florence Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Kinyon officiating. Interments to follow in Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens. [unknown newspaper, submitted by: Paula Doyle-Bicket]

Clara Jane Stepleton
Clara Jane Stepleton, age 48 died November 26, 1933 at her home in Grant Township. She was born November 5, 1885 in Clarke County, IL., to Reuben and Mary Medora Marrs-Swisher. She was united in marriage to Clarence Stepleton on January 28, 1908 in Edgar County, IL. To this union two children were born, daughter, Muriel and son Ira Lee. Her husband and children survive her of the home. In addition, her mother of Braymer, MO and brother Oscar "Doc" Swisher of Braymer. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer, MO. [unknown newspaper, submitted by: Paula Doyle-Bicket]

Anna H. Sparks
SPARKS – Anna H. aged 6 yrs 28 das, dau of JT & Kate Sparks, of Caldwell co, Mo, died on 22 Nov 1878. – JP Perry (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 23 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Marshall Price Thompson
MARSH P. THOMPSON DIED SUDDENLY SATURDAY – Well Known Citizen And Farmer Had Been In Poor Health For Some Months – Funeral Services Were Held Monday
Marsh Price Thompson, age 70, well known farmer throughout this entire locality, died suddenly at his home on the farm four miles southwest of here at 11:30 Saturday morning. His death was attributed to heart failure. Mr. Thompson had been in ailing health since last January when he suffered a severe case of enfluenza (sic). Mr. Thompson had always been a hard worker and, despite his weakened physical condition, continued to go about his usual tasks on the farm. Several days before his death he had mentioned not feeling so well, but his condition did not seem so serious as to cause immediate worry and it was not thought the end was near. So many years had Mr. Thompson spent in this locality and always being an ardent believer and supporter of Polo, that his death will be a distinct loss to this community as well as the whole vicinity. For a number of years he served as vice-president and as a director of the Farmers Bank, resigning about five years ago. Funeral services were held at the Log Creek Baptist church Monday afternoon, the Rev. Leon Clevenger of Excelsior Springs preaching the sermon. Interment was made in the Prairie Ridge cemetery. Pall bearers were: R.H. McCullough, Bert Hendren, Wesley Arnote, Henry Zimmerman, Nate Zeikle, and William Brown.
OBITUARY:  Marshall Price Thompson, son of John and Matilda Thompson, was born near Dockery, Mo. April 27, 1863, and departed this life at his home near Polo, April 29, 1933, at the age of 708years and 2 days. His father, mother, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, one brother, R.F. Thompson, and five sisters, Mrs. Flora Pinkerton and Mrs. Laura Green, of Polo, Mrs. Margaret Jane Green, Mrs. Idea Allen, and Mrs. Cora Walters of Amarillo, Texas. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Pate, November 5, 1911. His entire life was spent in Ray and Caldwell county. He lived at his present home the past 21 years. He had not united with any church but he was a believer in salvation through the grace our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He was a man of sterling character and respected by all who knew him. We will miss him but we feel that our loss is his gain. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of Marsh Thompson, Monday, were: Mrs. (Aunt Kate) Odell and daughter, Mrs. Lula Lyle of Knoxville, Earl Stanberry of Excelsior Springs George Thompson and sisters and Jake Harris and sisters, all of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Trout of Mirable, Mrs. Mark Feltis, Mr. and Mrs. Temple all of Hamilton.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my deep gratitude and thanks to the many friends and relatives who extended their sincere sympathies and consolation during my darkest hour. Especially do I wish to thank those who decorated the church so prettily, the singers of the choir and those who gave the beautiful floral offerings. Your many kindnesses will be long remembered. – Mrs. Marsh Thompson [Unknown Newspaper From "Caldwell City Mo Obituaries Vol. 2"; Sub. by Leslie Wyman]

Mary Frances Rhoades
Services for Mrs. Mary Frances Rhoades were held Monday at the Hope Chapel with Brother William Rounds officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetary at Stewartsville. Mrs. Rhoades died Friday at her home in Hamilton.  Mrs. Rhoades is survived by eight sons: Clifford Rhoades of Winston, MO,  Wayne Rhoades of Arlington, TX, Urcel Rhoades of Yorba Linda, CA, F.W. Rhoades of Gallatin, MO, Max Rhoades of CA, Coda Rhoades of Placentia, CA, Jack Rhoades of Cameron, MO, Cecil Rhoades of Osborn, MO; seven daughters: Mrs. Leeta Phillips, Mrs. Eleanor Perrin and Miss Naurene Rhoades, all of Yorba Linda,CA, Mrs. Ruth Dyas of Gallatin, MO, Mrs. Wanda Lotz of Kidder, MO., Mrs. Jean Smith of Hamilton, MO and Mrs. Viola Green of Green Ridge, MO.  Mrs. Rhoades was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alvin Rhoades, two sons: Ira Rhoades, Claude Rhoades and one daughter, Wilvia Rhoades. [Unknown newspaper/date. Contributed by: Barbara]

Bert Jackson Vaught
Bert Jackson Vaught, a resident of Polo, Missouri for many years died unexpectedly at this home on October 7, 1931 from complications causing heart failure. Mr. Vaught was one of seven children born in Richmond, Virginia living there until he was 19 years old.  The family then moved to Missouri, leaving two sisters there, already dead. In 1904 he married Hattie E. Steward of Kansas City, Missouri.  Later he moved to Polo where he and his family have remained since. Mr. Vaught leaves his wife and two children; Ruth M. Vaught and Michael S. Vaught; also a mother and two brothers. Funeral services were held at the home and burial was in the Lawson Cemetery, Lawson, Missouri. [unknown newspaper, c. October 1931; Contributed by: Paula Doyle-Bicket]

Muriel S. Vaught
Was born in Peabody, KS to Clarence Milton and Clara Jane Swisher-Stepleton on September 25,1908 and died May 28, 1994 in Hamilton, MO. Muriel married Raymond Watson and to this marriage one daughter was born, Betty Rae Watson. She later married Gilbert Orville Bayer and to this marriage one daughter was born, Mary Jane Bayer. Her third marriage was to Michael Vaught and to this marriage three children were born, Beverly Lee Vaught, Joan Ruby Ellen Vaught and Bert Milton Vaught. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Betty Rae Mott. She is survived by her brother, Ira Lee Stepleton, Penrose, CO., four daughters, Mary Jane Doyle, Polo, MO, Ruby Williams, Kingston, MO, Beverly McCartney, Fort Dodge, IA., and one son, Bud Vaught, Polo, MO., and 15 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Prairie Ridge Cemetery, Polo, MO. [unknown newspaper, c. May 1993; Contributed by: Paula Doyle-Bicket]

George C. Wilson
George Clinton Wilson died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Tite, 2943 Wall avenue.  Mr. Wilson was 76 years of age and death was due to general debility.  He was a pioneer merchant of Ogden and one of the early settlers of Utah.  Surviving him are eight children:   Barlow B. Wilson, Geroge W. Wilson, Thomas F. Wilson, Mrs. Joseph Tite, Mrs. K.P. Williams and Mrs. J.E. Williams, Jr. of Ogden; and Mrs. J.C. Platt and Mrs. J.M. Douglass of Salt Lake City. 

Mr. Wilson was born in Caldwell county Missouri, January 22, 1838, during the troublous times that were faced by the Mormons in Missouri.  He ws taken a few years later to Nauvoo, by his parents and from Mauvoo across the plains in the exodus led by Brigham Young.  When the party reached Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mr. Wilson, Sr. was designated to stay there in charge of the supply station.  They remained at Council Bluffs until 1853, when they finished the journey to Utah.  Shortly after he had reached his 21st year, Mr. Wilson was married.  His wife died about 10 years ago.  For a number of years he followed the farming industry in Weber county and later started the mercantile business now known as the Wilson Brothers Store, situated at Wall avenue and Twenty-eighth street.  He was a prominent member of the Mormon church and at the time of his death was a member of the High Priests quorum of the Weber stake.  Remains may be viewed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Tite, 2943 Wall avenue, tomorrow afternoon and evening and Thursday until 1 p.m.  Interment in Ogden City cemetery.
Source: The Ogden Standard, Ogden Utah, January 6, 1914, page 5

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