GEORGE P. WALKER
a prominent citizen of Bethany, and a member of the firm of Slemmons and Walker, leading merchants of this city, was born in Andrew County, Missouri, December 5,1875, the son of William S. and Catherine [Calvert] Walker. George Walker was educated in the King City grade schools and spent one year in the high school there. At the age of fifteen he began working in his father's King City store and has been engaged in the mercantile business all of his life. George P. Walker is in charge of the dry goods department, Mr. Slemmons the clothing department and James M. Walker is head of the grocery and queensware department.
George P. Walker was married April 5,1910 to Lois E. Barnes, a daughter of C.S. and Emma Barnes of Bethany, Missouri. Mrs. Walker was born near Bethany and was educated in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Walker have a daughter, Emma Nadine.
Source: The History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
WANAMAKER, Judge George W.
Judge George Wanamaker was born near Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, October 08, 1846. He spent his early life in that country and was educated at Albert College, Belleville, Ontario, later graduating from the law department of the University of Michigan.
In 1870 he came to Missouri, and to Kirksville in 1876. He remained here two years, serving as city attorney by appointment, and during the last year of his residence here was a partner of H. F. Millan. In 1878 he went to Bethany Missouri where he has since resided.
In 1881 he became a member of the law firm of Wanamaker and Barlow, at Bethany, of which he remained a member for twenty-three years.
He filled the office of city attorney of Bethany three terms, and was assistant prosecuting attorney of Harrison County for four years. In 1904 he was elected circuit Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, and re-elected in 1910. He is regarded as one of the able jurists of the State, a man of the highest judicial temperament, wide learning, sterling honesty and of the keenest insight into matters of law. Those who have watched his career feel sure there are yet many honors in store for him.
He was married to Miss Bessie Templeman, daughter of Wm. A. Templeman, of Bethany, December 23, 1879.
Source: History of Adair County by E.M. Violette, together with "Reminiscences and Biographical Sketches" edited by C.N. Tolman, published by The Denslow History Company, 1911
JOSEPH WEBB - died near Mount Moriah December 4, 1913, in his ninety-fourth year. He had been a resident of Harrison County more than fifty-seven years. At the age of fourteen he rode horseback from Wayne County, Pennsylvania, to Missouri. He was a prominent Mason and at one time was one of the largest land owners in the county.
Transcribed From:HISTORY OF NORTHWEST MISSOURI;EDITED BY: WALTER WILLIAMS;ASSISTED BY: ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS;COPYRIGHT: 1915
submitted by: Melody Beery
LOTTIE WILSON - Lottie deprived herself of luxuries but provided them for others. In her early life she taught school. She was independent in character and vigorous in mind and body She drove her own car and carried a revolver for her protection.
At age 86 she fell at her home south of Ridgeway and broke a
hip She recovered from the injury enough to sit up, but her interest in
life lapsed and she failed steadily toward the last. She was born April
16. 1857, and died October 6, 1943 Her body was cremated and the ashes
were put in the Missouri River in North Kansas City, Missouri. "Lottie's" parents, Almon Ford
Wilson and Emeline Stein "'Leonard" Wilson came to Missouri from Vermont
as a young family. Her four sisters were Laura, born and died in Vermont;
Jessie Clara, died young; Velmer Eldora married James Atterberry,
children, Victor and Frank, Ida Emetine married Andrew Robertson,
children. Joseph Earl and Jennie. Her two brothers were Almon Ford Jr., never
married; and Frank David married Permelia Porter Gillispie, had 11
|John E. Wyant - a well known
farmer and stockman of Jefferson Township, is a native of Harrison County
and was born in 1879. He is a son of J.R. and Martha (Shain)
Wyant. J.R. Wyant came from Iowa to Missouri with his parents in
1867 and was here married to Martha Shain in 1872. She was born in
Harrison County. Her father was a very early pioneer settler in this
section and upon coming here he settled on the land where the town of
Eaglesville is now located.|
To J.R. and Marth (Shain) Wyant were born the following children: Ollie, married L.J. Nible, of Eagleville; Anna married John Franklin and they live in Oklahoma; Liew, married Josie McCoy and lives in Jefferson Township; John E., the subject of this sketch; Arthur, lives in Union Township; Mrs. Stella Hillyard, Grant Township and one child died in infancy.
John E. Wyant was reared on a farm and received his education in the public schools of Harrison County. He has been engaged in farming and stock raising practically all his life and has met with uniform success. Mr. Wyant was married to Miss Elma Edson, a native of Harrison County and a member of one of the early pioneer families of this section of the state. To John E. and Elma (Edson) Wyant were born the following children: Lloyd R., St. Joseph, Missouri; Clare, Nellie, Ivan, Loah, Claude and Gerald, all residing at home. The mother of these children died March 11, 1921 and her remains are buried in the Morris Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Wyant is a substantial citizen and is a member of the Christian Church.
Source; History of Harrison County, Mo. Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
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