Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri

Elvis Rice
a veteran of the World War, who is a progressive young farmer and stockman of Dallas Township is a native son of Harrison County.  He was born April 24, 1898, and is a son of J.M. and Mary E. [Hendren] Rice, natives of Harrison County.  They were the parents of the following children:  Gladys, married Christ Van Hoozer, Dallas Township, Elvis, the subject of this sketch; and Ruth M.

Elvis W. received his education in the public schools of Harrison County, and when the Untied States entered the World War, he enlisted in the United States Signal Corps., April 16, 1917.  He was first sent to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, and from there to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  From there he was transferred to California, then to North Carolina, and from there to Fort Niagara.  From there he was sent to New York, and served on the military police until the Armistice was signed.  He was then sent to Camp Dix, New Jersey, and later to Camp Grant, Illinois, where he was honorably discharged January 15, 1919.

After his discharge from the army, Mr. Rice returned to Harrison Cunty where he has since been engaged in farming and stock raising.  He makes a speciality of raising pure bred Duroc Jersey hogs, which are eligable to registration.

Mr. Rice was married November 25, 1919, to Miss Thankful Marrs a daughter of Louis R. Marrs, a prominent farmer of Dallas Township.

Mr. Rice is one of the young men of Harrison County, who is known for his industry and integrity, and is making good.
Source: History of Harrison County, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921

Stanley Rucker
a veteran of the World War, from Union Township, is a native son of this county and was born May 15, 1890.  He is a son of James and Mary (Blaylock) Rucker, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Ohio.

Stanley Rucker was reared and educated in Union Township and was engaged in farming when the United States entered the World War. He entered the United States Army, April 16, 1917.  He was sent to Camp Funston, for training and from there to Camp Mills, New York.  He sailed for overseas June 4, 1917 and on June 16th, he landed at Liverpool, England.  He sailed from Southhampton, England, to La Harve, France.  He was a member of B Company, 356th Infantry, 1st Battillion of the famous 89th Division.  Mr. Rucker was with his command, in all the severe fighting which it participated including the Battle of Argonne Forest and along the Meuse River.  He experienced all the hardships and vicissitudes which fell to the lot of the soldier of the World War and during his fourteen months of active service, he was never away from his company when it was in line of duty.  After the close of the war he returned to the United States and received his honorable discharge.  He then returned to his home in Union Townshi where he has since been engaged in farming.  He is an enterprising young man and the Rucker family stand high in Harrison County.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo Wanamaker, 1921

John Roberts
was born in Dent County, Ind., April 18, 1826, and is a son of Joseph and Delila (Blunt) Roberts, who were born and married in Kentucky, and were of English and Irish descent.  The mother's father was a ranger in the Revolutionary War.  Joseph was a farmer by occupation, and after his marriaged moved to the northern part of Indiana, where our subject was reared.  The father died in Wapello County, Iowa, leaving a widow and eight children.  John and William Roberts, of Chariton Iowa, are the only representatives of the family.  Mr. Roberts was a Whig in politics, and himself and wife were active members of the Christian Church.  John Roberts accompanied his parents to Iowa, and there began life for himself a poor young man.  In 1847 he was united in marriage with Miss Jane Downey a native of Boone County, Ind., whose parents were natives of Kentucky and Virginia.   Mr. Roberts continued to live in Iowa about ten years, and toward the latter part of the decade his wife, who was the mother of ten children, lost her eyesight.  Her death occurred in 1879, and Mr. Roberts then married Mrs. Joseph Cargill, whose maiden name was Sarah A. Jackson.  During the ar Mr. Roberts enlisted in August, 1862, in Company G, Twenty-third Missouri Infantry, under Col. Robinson, and served three years, for which he now draws a pension of $6.  He is now one of the well to do farmer citizens of his township, owning 120 acres of good land, and has served as constable four years.  He is a public spirited man, and a school director.  In politics he is a Republican, and he takes an active part in the G.A.R.
Source: History of Harrison and Mercer Counties, Goodspeeds, 1888

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