Obit: Dead.  --Prof. Archibald Patterson died at Platte City, on the 16th, in the 56th year of his age.  He taught for many years in Fayette, then was connected with the Masonic College at Lexington,  and at the time of his death, we believe, was Principal of an Educational Institution.  He was a good man --and excellent teacher --devoted to his calling, and many of his old friends and pupils in this county willl hear of his death with regret. (Source: The Glasgow Weekly Times, dated Thursday, June 11, 1857. Submitted by Kathy McDaniel)

E. D. Parsons, Sr., Dead
Pioneer Missouri Lawyer Succumbs to the Ills Incident to Advanced Age
E. D. Parsons, Sr., for many years a prominent attorney and real estate dealer in Kansas City, died at 9:30 o’clock last evening at the residence of his son, D. J. Parsons, 3015 East Seventh street, of heart failure and old age.  The funeral services will be held at D. J. Parson’s residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
E. D. Parsons was born in New York in 1822.  When a young man he went to Kentucky, but later, in 1840, he came to Clinton county, Mo., engaging in a land office business in Plattsburg.  Eight years later he removed to Richmond, where he practiced law until 1865, when he came to Kansas City.  For more than thirty years Mr. Parsons conducted a law and real estate business in this city, retiring about ten years ago.  For the last three or four years he had been in poor health.
While in Kentucky, Mr. Parsons was married to Miss Mildred Bullock, who died in 1861.  By this union Mr. Parsons had five children, for of whom, Dwight and George Parsons of Kansas City, Thomas Parsons of Carroll county, and Mrs. Edward H. Marshall of Fort Smith, Ark., survive their father.
In 1865, Mr. Parsons was married to Miss Ella Rice, by whom three children, Ellis and D. J. Parsons, Jr., both of Kansas City, and Miss Ruth Parsons, a teacher in the Westport schools, were born.  Mrs. Parsons died twelve years ago.
The Kansas City Journal (Kansas City, MO) – Saturday, July 2, 1898
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

Kearney – Mrs. Samuel A. Pence died Sun.  After an operation.  Mrs. Fanny Pence, nee Anderson dau of P.D. Anderson, was born Feb 21, 1862, and was married to Mr. Pence, Oct 18, 1881.  Leaves 4 children: Alma, Sam, Thomas and Helen, and her husband.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 19, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)