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Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Case
of Smithville, Clay County, Missouri are guest of Miss May Napier, on Fifth Street.
Source: The Bourbon News, Paris, KY, July 17, 1917

Mrs. Mattie Cole
of Kansas City visiting relatives here this week.
Source: The Lexington Intelligencer, Lexington, MO, June 2, 1916

Wilson Everett
Uncle Wilson Everett of Smithville was here several days recently and said he knew the family of W.S. Gilliam who was here recently from Walla Walla, Wash.  Mr. Everett stated that Mr. Gilliam’s father, Cornelius Gilliam, organized a company of men along the Clay and Clinton line to fight in the Florida war, and was also in the Mormon war.  Mr. Everett was in Capt. Ebenezer Price’s Co and met Capt. Gilliam near Gallatin.  Uncle Wilson was born in Saline Co in 1819 and was brought to Clay Co when about six months old.  He will be 82 next March.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Nov. 9, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)

Washington Smith Gilliam
of Walla Walla, Wash. Arrived last Sat. to visit his native home.  Mr. Gilliam is a son of one of the earliest settlers of Clay Co.  The elder Gilliam came from N.C.  The son, who came here last week, was born near Liberty in 1829.  He was last here in 1836, 64 years ago.  He has a desire to see the place of his birth and, if possible, find some of his relatives.  Mr. Gilliam’s father was sheriff of the county in 1830.  While here Mr. Gilliam went to see several old citizens.  Mr. Gilliam went to Oregon with his father in 1844.  Smith Crawford, dec’d, was an uncle of Mr. Gilliam, Mrs. Michael Holt of Holt is a cousin.  Mr. Gilliam went to Holt to see her and other relatives that he may meet.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 26, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)

Mrs. Georgia Montgomery
and children of Kansas City, MO, who have spent the past three months with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taylor, returned to her home Monday.
Source: The Kansas City, Sun, Kansas City, MO., March 25, 1916

Mrs. Pearl Smith
and baby of Liberty are here visiting relatives and friends.
Source: The Red Cloud Chief, Red Cloud, Webster County, NE, Sept. 30, 1915

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