CLAY COUNTY MISSOURI
OBITS

Mrs. Wm. Wade, Sr. died at her home in Moscow Sunday eve with consumption.  Eld. R.L. Morton preached her funeral at the Christian Church Monday morning. She was a faithful member of this church. Her remains were interred in the Simpson cemetery Monday. (Source: Warrenton Herald, dated Dec. 6, 1898. Submitted by: Laura)


Liberty, Mo., Oct. 1 – Josiah Wilson, one of the oldest pioneers of Western Missouri, died at his home in the eastern part of Clay county yesterday.  He was 94 years of age, having been born in 1800 in North Carolina.  He came to this locality in 1820, before Missouri was a State. (Source: Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, dated October 2, 1894. Transcribed by Denise Burge)


 The funeral of Samuel Woolf, who died at his home Sunday morning, will take place at 10 o’clock this morning form the family residence, 1108 Wyandotte street, Rabbi Shulman of the Jewish Synagogue will officiate. Burial will be made in Elmwood cemetery. Heroine lodge No. 104, Masons, will attend the funeral in a body. Members of the I.O.B.B. will also be present. (Source: The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO – Tuesday, September 10, 1895. Transcribed by Jim Dezotell)

Died – In this city, on Wednesday night, the 13th inst., at [son-in-law ?] home [?], Mr. George M. Williams, aged about 23 years, formerly of Liberty, Clay county, Mo.
Oregon Spectator (Oregon City, OT) – Thursday, November 21, 1850
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

Wm. K. Killrorn,
Mayor of Oregon City.
November 25, 1850
George M. Williams died very suddenly at Oregon City.  About twelve hours after death a post mortem examination of the body was made by Dr. Barclay and Dr. Steel, as follows”
Williams died from a determination of blood to the head.  The stomach was brought on the apoplectic attack.
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
 

Oregon Spectator (Oregon City, OT) – Thursday, November 28, 1850
Mr. Editor – I hand you the enclosed certificate for publication.  The fact of their being no coroner to hold an inquest on George M. Williams, and finding that suspicions were abroad, at the request of many citizens, I thought it my duty to order a post mortem examination, and you have the result of such examination.  I have an inventory of his effects, and after the expenses are paid, the balance, if any, will be paid over to his heirs.
Submitted by Jim Dezotell