CLAY COUNTY MISSOURI
OBITS

Death of Rev. Dr. J. Barbee Wed at his home in Excelsior.  He was born in Danville, Ky in 1835.  Came to Mo in 1852.  Ordained 1866.  Presbyterian.  Moved with family from Marshall to Excelsior about 10 years ago.  Leaves wife and dau.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 19, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


 Joseph Benefield, 80 years of age, died at his home south of town last Sun.  Remains send to Rich Hill for interment.
(Source: Richmond Democrat, Sept. 7, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


From Smithville Times- Speaking of life of James Monroe Bernard who died recently at Colorado Springs:  “He was born in Tenn in 1828, and moved with his father to Ill when a mere boy, and grew to manhood there.  He was married in 1850 to Miss Caroline Wagy.  Hed he lived until Oct 10 they would have been married 50 years.  They had 7 children, six sons and a dau., all of whom are living except R.L. who died suddenly in his 22nd year.  Of those living , all were present except Samuel S. who is in Paris attending the Exposition.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 19, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


 Liberty, Mo., June 15 – Jesse E. Bryant, who was a most excellent citizen and long a resident of Clay county, died at his home in this city at 1 o’clock this afternoon.  He was nearly 84 years of age and came here forty-five year ago from Jasmine county, Kentucky, where he was president of the board of trustees of William Jewell college and made a number of handsome gifts to the institution.  He was ex-Mayor of Liberty.  The business houses will be closed tomorrow afternoon during the funeral ceremonies.  (Source: Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, June 16, 1894. Transcribed by Denise Burge)

 

 

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