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Name of Deceased: Martha Jane nee Boyd Berry
Newspaper: Greenfield Vedette
Date: 1954
Submitters Name: Tammy V. Heldenbrand

Obit: Pioneer Dade County Woman Dies at Home
GREENFIELD, April 11 (Special) - Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday for an elderly woman of the Arcola Community who died Friday leaving 83 descendants - 76 of them grandchildren.
Services will be conducted in the First Christian Church here for Mrs. Martha J. Berry, 85, a well known resident of the Arcola area, who died Friday morning in her home, one mile south of Arcola.
Mrs. Berry is survived by her husband, Frank; five sons, Samuel of the home, Wille B. Berry of Stockton, Leonard E. and Willie C. Berry both of Greenfield, and Lawrence C. of Lockwood; six daughters, Mrs. Lora [sic] M. Jones and Mrs. Dicy L. Langford, both of Greenfield, Mrs. Sarah D. Yount of Carthage, Mrs. Effie E. Jones and Mrs. Retha L. Pierce, both of Lockwood, and Mrs. Goldie R . Payne of Fremont, Nev.; three sister, Mrs. Carrie Boyd of Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Mattie Green of Garden City, Kan., and Mrs. Lena Johnson of Carterville; 76 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. Clyde Davis. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery under the direction of Allison.
(Note: Lora M. Jones is a typo. It should read Flora M. Jones)



Name of Deceased: Frank L. Bowen
Newspaper: The Lockwood Luminary
Date: Nov. 26, 1926
Submitters Name: Cheryl King

Obit: Frank L. Bowen, for a number of years a resident of Meinert, passed away at his home Friday evening at 10:30 o'clock, following an illness of but a few days, occasioned by paralysis.  Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon being delivered by Rev. W. T. Farley, of the local M. E. church.  Burial was at the Lockwood cemetery.  The deceased was 69 years old.  Mr. resided in Lockwood several years ago, living with his aged mother.  He was a partner in a local meat market.  After moving to the Meinert neighborhood he engaged in the blacksmithing business, which business he was engaged in when sickness overtook him.  Mr. Bowen was a member of the Spanish-American war, a member of Company H, Fifth Missouri Infantry, which was recruited at Greenfield.

Mrs. Charlotte Brown
Died at the home of her son, Newton Brown, in Dade County, Missouri, February 9, 1889, Mrs. Charlotte Brown.  The remains accompanied by her sons, Newton, Len and Bud, arrived in Greentop Sunday morning, February 10th, and were conveyed to the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Leonard Parker.  At 10 o'clock the body was borne to the M.E. church where a funeral service was held by Rev. Gardner, after which the remains followed by a large concourse of people where taken to the Towles cemetery and laid to rest.  Mr. Brown formerly lived in the neighborhood of Greentop, where she raised a family of twelve children, until they were grown to maturity.
Source: Weekly Graphic, Kirksville, Adair Co. MO, Feb. 15, 1889

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