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John Ashbrook
Suicide: John Ashbrook, aged 28 years, killed himself at the residence of his father, in Grundy county, on the 17th. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday; April 2, 1857 Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel]

Joseph Ashbrook
Died at his residence in Grundy Co., Mo., 7 May 1857 in his 59th year. He was born and raised in Harrison Co., Ky.; then lived several years in Logan Co., Ohio, and for the last several years in Grundy Co., Mo. Left wife & 7 children. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Minta Booker
Miss Minta Booker, daughter of a farmer living north of Trenton, Mo., was burned to death, her dress having caught fire while she was working around the stove.(Source: The Langston City Herald, Langston City, Oklahoma Territory, December 21, 1895.  Submitted by Dale Donlon)

M. M. Bosworth
Died At Trenton, Mo., November 4th, in the 57th year of his age, Mr. M. M. Bosworth, formerly of Lowville.  The disease was consumption.  His illness was protracted and severe, but his bereaved and mourning friends are comforted with the evidence he gave of being fully prepared for the higher and better world. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, November 21, 1860; Sub. by JD]

Roy James Cornwell
Services Held for Roy Cornwell
Roy J. Cornwell, 62, of Allerton died suddenly Friday of a heart attack while in the barber shop at Allerton. He is survived by his wife, two great nieces, Donna Bernice Carter and Mrs. Loraine Kay Babb, who were taken in to his home to raise one sister, Mrs. Lora Mullins of Trenton, Mo.; five brothers, Albert, Murl and Herbert of Des Moines, Guy and Frank of Trenton, Mo.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Beahan and Rev. B. M. Crawford officiating.  Burial was in [South Evans Cemetery, Grundy County, Mo.] [unknown newspaper, April 1954]

John A. Crawford
John A. Crawford, the traveling salesman who swallowed his false teeth while dring a glass of water, died Saturday at Trenton, MO.  The Teeth lodged in his windpipe and caused strangulation.
Source: The Northfield News, Northfield, MN, Aug. 17, 1889

James O. Evans
Accident: In Grundy county, a few days ago, a Mr. James O. Evans, while running a circular saw mill, the saw caught the skirt of his coat, drew him in to, and inflicted such wounds upon him as to cause his death soon after. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday; December 10, 1857; Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel]

Robert F. Gibson
Robert F. Gibson, 71, a resident of 2110 Mable St., Trenton, died Monday afternoon, April 15, 1996, at the Eastview Manor Care Center in Trenton. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Trenton. Rev. Kenneth Hull, pastor of the Tenth Street Baptist Church, will officiate. There is no family visitation scheduled at the Slater Funeral Home in Trenton. Mr. Gibson was born Jan. 30, 1925 in East Bernstadt, Ky., the son of Henry F. and Ollie F. Reams Gibson. He attended Trenton schools, and lived in Trenton and Joliet, Il. Mr Gibson was employed as a truck driver. Survivors include three sister, Mrs. Annie Clymore of Camp Point, Il., Mrs. Helen Miller of Florahome, Fl., and Mrs. Georgia Marie Edmond of Lockport, Il.; one brother, Orville Gibson, address unknown; one half brother, Richard Harris of Lockport; and one half sister, Goldie Nelson of St. Joseph. Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Longheld [sic Langheld], Mrs. Idella Simmons and Miss Pearl Gibson, and three brothers, Alvin, George, and J. T. Gibson [Source: Trenton Newspaper – Transcribed by Debbie Gibson, niece-in-law]

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