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Homer Wesley Clark
Brother of Reeds woman dies at 90
Stockton - Homer Wesley Clark, 90, Stockton, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at a Stockton nursing home. Born April 17, 1903, at LaRussell, he resided many years in Wichita, Kan., before moving in 1987 to Stockton. He retired after employment by Boeing Aircraft Corp. at its Wichita plant. He was married June 16, 1956, in Wichita to Bertha Long. She died Feb. 25, 1985. Surviving are a son Donald Clark, Stockton; a stepson Clyde Reeves, Sorcoxie; a stster Violet Henry, Reeds; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Housh Funeral Home, Sorcoxie. The Rev. James Shrieve will officiate. Burial will be in Harvey Cemetery east of Carthage. The family will receive friends at 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. [The Carthage Press, May 28, 1993; Submitters Name: Robert King]

Lewis Clemons
Stockton, Mo., Dec. 12 – Lewis Clemons, over 106 years old, died here today. He was born near Knoxville, Tenn., in 1815, and served in the Mexican and civil wars. [The Morning Tulsa Daily World; Tulsa, Oklahoma; December 13, 1921. Transcribed by D. Donlon]

W.P. Connaway
manager of the C.C. store in this city, died at his home at 8:21 last Sunday evening after a lingering illness, aged 69 years, 3 months and 21 days.    William Peyton Connaway was born at Stockton, Cedar county, Missouri, May 3, 1850.  He was educated at the University of Missouri and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  In 1875 he came to Oregon and resided at Independence for a short time, going from there to Oregon City, where he was the first secretary for the canal and locks.  From Oregon City he went to Harrisburg and in 1879 returned to Stocton, Mo., where he married Miss Alice J. Wells, returning to Harrisburg with his bride and remaining there for six months, when he moved to Independence and accepted the position of  cashier of the Independence National bank and filled that position for a number of year, then was appointed by United State Comptroller Eccles as receiver of the Moscow, Idaho, National bank.  Upon completion of his duties there he went to South Bend, Wash., remaining there a few months and then removing to Vancover, Wash., where for about 14 years he was cashier of the Vancouver National bank.  He was also assistant county treasurer, president of the Vancouver Commercial club and one of the first boosters for the interstate bridge between Portland and Vancouver, his services as a speaker being much in demand.  In 1907 he moved to Woodburn with his family.
Mr. Connaway was a member of the Presbyterian church since 1884.  He filled all of the chairs in Masonic blue lodge, Royal Arch and Knights Templar and belonged to the Shrine and Order of Eastern Star.  Deceased is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Lillian Connaway, the eldest daughter having passed away in infancy.  He also leaves a sister, Mrs. John Jackson of Stockton, Mo; three brothers, Dr. John Connaway of the University of Missouri; Dennis Connaway, of Dodge City, Kansas and Dr. Philip Connaway of Texas, also two nephews in Portland, Elton and Harry Connaway, one of whom had been in service overseas.-Woodburn Independent
Source: Daily Capital Journal, Salem, OR, August 30, 1919

Barnett L. Cornwell
Died 8 Dec. 1857, at his residence in Cedar Co., Mo., aged 59 yrs 10 mos 25 days. He was born in Va., 13 Jan. 1798. In early life to Tenn. where he resided several yrs, and in 1835 emigrated to Alabama; in fall of 1853 he came to Mo. Left a wife and 10 children. By B. F. Cornwell. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973]

John H. Davidson
John H. Davidson, one of the most prominent citizens of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died February 10. He was a brother of C. C. Davidson who is a life member of the Mo. Ph. A. and now interested in the real estate business at El Dorado Springe. [Source: Meyer Brothers Druggist 1911. Contributed by Tina Easley]

Esta Pearl White Jarnagin
wife of Lewis A. Jarnagin, was born in Cedar County, Missouri in 1887, and died in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, on September 5th, 1905.  In Cedar County she passed her childhood days, attended school and grew to a noble womanhood and attained those traits and qualities that endeared her to all who knew her.  Miss White was married to Mr. L.A. Jarnagin on July 19th 1904, at the family home near Stocton, Missouri, by Judge Young of that city.  Mr. and Mrs. Jarnagin immediately came to Kennewick where they have since resided.  Here they had the happiest of homes and bright prospects.  Perfectly congenial to each other and naturally of home loving disposition their hearts were gladdened by the recent advent of a baby daughter to their home.  But their fond hopes and aspirations for the future were doomed to the bitterest dissapointment.  She was suddenly ill with appendicitis and in spite of medical skill the end came on Tuesday evening. 

The burial party composed of the sorrowing husband, his sister Mrs. Alberta Marcell, and a nephew George Sanderson accompanied the remains to Spokane where interment will be in Fairmount cemetery.  Mrs. Alice Walters of Seattle will be here on their return and by her sympathy as only a sister can will share the burden of sorrow.  Many friends living in Spokane will be present to assist in the last sad rites for the departed one.  The baby daughter is being cared for at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Jarnagin by the nurse Miss Bertha R. Tripp until final arrangements can be made.

Everone who has spokent to the writer of the deceased has borne testimony to her noble Christian character, her lovable disposition, her self sacrificing effort to make her home a delightful one, and for such an one there is prepared " a heavenly mansion, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Source: The Kennewick Courier, Kennewick, Wash, Sept. 8, 1905

Rev. Rapheal Kinne
Rev. Rapheal Kinne, aged 67 years, died yesterday at El Dorado Springs, Mo. He was well known in Missouri. He was a prominent Mason and will be buried by the local lodge. [The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 22, 1895. Sub. by Peggy Thompson]

Edgar Rothell Nichols
Humansville - Edgar R. Nichols, 82, longtime Humansville resident, died at 12:55 pm Sunday, March 9, 1975, at Chastain's Nursing Home, Clinton, MO, after a long illness. He was a retired blacksmith and welder. Surviving are one son, James Roy, of 500 West Lynn, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Nadine Ashley, Kansas City, KS, and Mrs. Blanche Anderson, Mission, KS; two brothers, Arta of Ottawa KS, and William C of Gary, IN; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 pm today in the Murray Chapel here with Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating. Burial will be in the Alder Cemetery. [unknown newspaper; March 11, 1975]

Louisa Rupard
Wife of John Rupard and dau. of Bryant & Mary BOONE, died in Cedar Co., Mo. She was born in N. C., 1 Jan. 1809 and went with her parents to Davison Co., Tenn. where she was married 13 Sept. 1828. In 1829 they moved to Graves Co., Ky., and in 1856, moved to Mo., where she died 15 July 1857. Left husband and eight children. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973]

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