Harrison County, MO

Clarence Edwards
Clarence Edwards passed away at 11 o'clock on Friday morning, Oct. 10, 1913, after a three weeks illness of typhoic.  He was a young man of industrious habits, honest in his dealings and kind and pleasant in dispostion.  He leaves a young wife and one little 9 months old daughter to miss his love and protection in the home.  He was the youngest son of Arthur Edwards whos grief seems almost harder to bear, having lost his wife, a daughter and this son all in the last six weeks, and still has two sons and a daughter and several grandchildren down with the same disease.  The funeral services were held at the Hobbs Chapel Saturday and the remains wre laid to rest in the Hobbs graveyard.  The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community and we sincerely hope they may not be called upon to bear any more sorrow at this time.
Source: Unknown News clipping from the personal papers of Jewel Skinner Eisenbarger

James Arthur Edwards
James Arthur Edwards was born in Tennessee on January 25, 1844 and died at Eagleville, MO on November 11, 1930, at the age of 86 years nine months and 16 days.  He was the son of Henry and Marie Edwards.  Early in his life he moved to Illinois and then to Knox county, Missouri.  Some 50 years ago he removed to Eagleville, where he made his home until his death.

Mr. Edwards married Jane Elizabeth Sample and to this union were born nine children.  Of this number five have preceded their father in death, aaron, Lewis and Clarence Edwards, Mrs. Mennie Batters, and Mrs. laurie Belle Hale.  The children remaining to grieve the loss of the loved one are Mrs. A.B. Eisenbarger, Eagleville, Mo., Mrs Rosie Pearl Buntin, Troy Kansas, Siegel Newton Edwards, Eagleville, Mo, James William Edwards, Eagleville, Mo and a step-son Ed Blake, of Blumfield, Iowa.  There are also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mr. Edwards confessed faith in Charist as his Savior during a revival meeting at Hobbs.  Later he became a member of the Christian church at Eagleville.  Until the last few months of his life he was active possessing a clear mind until the last.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, November 13, at Hobbs Chapel.  Interment was in the Hobbs chapel cemetery.
Source: Unknown news clipping from the personal papers of Jewell Skinner Eisenbarger.

Cora Alice Hunt Eisenbarger
Cora Alice Hunt was born in Harrison County, Dec. 8, 1866, and died Sept. 13, 1945.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunt.  On August 14, 1890 she was married to John Eisenbarger.  To them six children were born: Stella May, Lida, Oscar, Cordia, Loyd and Ray.

She was rather quiet and retiring in nature but always looked for the good in everyone she met, and was charitable in overlooking the faults of others.  A life as long as hers would not be free from sorrow.  She grieved over the loss of her stepdaughters; later her eldest daughter Stella, passed away July 21, 1919, leaving two little boys.  Then a few years later, she lost her husband.  Since the marriage of her younger child she lived alone on the home place.  A brother, Jess Hunt, a sister, Stella and her parents have alll preceded her in death.  Of her own family, one brother, Charles Hunt, and a sister Bell, residing near Bethany remain. 

She was a member of the Mt. Olive chruch and attended there as long as her health permitted.  It was at this church where Rev. O.D. Heges conducted the services. The many beautiful flowers showed the love for her of her loyal relatives and friends.  Burial was at the Allen Cemetery beside her husband.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping in the possession of Melody Beery

Diana Pauline Eisenbarger
JUNE 19, 1954 TO JUNE 20, 1954
Dianna Pauline Eisenbarger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Eisenbarger, Bethany, was born June 19, 1954, about noon, at a St. Joseph Hospital and departed this life June 20, 1954 at 7:30 p.m. living about 30 hours.

She is survived by her parents, sister Arlena, age 3 1/2 years, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eisenbarger, Bethany and Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Fish, Mt. Moriah; great-grandmother, Mrs. Sam Skinner, Eagleville, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives.

"A little pink rose in my garden grew
The tiniest one of all.
Twas kissed by the sun,
Caressed by the dew,
Oh, little pink rose in my garden,
Oh, Little Dianna, it was you.

"Oh little pink rose of your mothers heart
Have you faded and gone away?
Has the Gardener gathered my little pink rose
For his loveliest garden today?

"Did he need one more blossom of your size and hue,
And was that the reason the Gardener chose you?
Oh little pink rose of your mother's heart,
Safe at home in God's garden today."

Services were conducted at the Haas Chapel Tuesday June 22, by the Rev. O.D. Hedges.  Burial was at the Mt. Moriah cemetery.
[Source: Personal papers of Clella Eisenbarger]

Ernest W. Eisenbarger-
Born: May 3, 1906
Died: November 17, 1972
Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. Granada Congregational Church, Granada Minnesota, Rev. K. Sykora officiating.  Interment: Center Creek Cemetery, Granada Minnesota
[Source: Funeral Card, Transcribed by FoFG, MB ]

Lloyd Eisenbarger
Lloyd Eisenbarger, 76, St. Joseh, died March 22 at St. Joseph's Hospital.   Mr. Eisenbarger was an employee of the Hercules Powder Co.  He was born Dec. 15, 107, at Washington Center.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He leaves his wife Emma Eisenbarger, St. Joseph; his daughter Betty Thomas, St. Joseph; two sons, Bobby Eisenbarger, Weston, Mo. and Merlin Eisenbarger, Grove, Okla; a sister, Cordia Cox, Bethany; a brother, Roy Eisenbarger, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 25, at the Roberson Polley Funeral Home, Bethany, with Rev. James Collins officiating.  Burial was at Kidwell Cemetery, Martinsville.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping from the papers of Cordia Cox, now in the possession of M. Beery

M.V. Eisenbarger
Lingering illness and chronic afflictions from whcih he had suffered for a period of eight years culminated this morning in the deaht of M.V. Eisenbarger, old soldier and resident of Loveland for over five years, at his home, 311 North Garfield. He had been critically ill but a short time. 

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian Church Friday afternoon. Rev. J.E. Lynn will be officiating. M.V. Eisenbarger was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 2, 1847 and had entered upon his 70th year.  He moved with his parents to Indian during his early childhood, and from there to Harrison County, Missouri in 1860.

In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Magee of Martinsville, Mo.  To this union four children were born- Etta C., William M., Mayme M. and Floyd, all of whom survive him.  The oldes daughter Etta is Mrs. Hutton of Kirksville, Mo and William resides in Winona, MO., The two younger children are at home.  Of Mr. Eisenbarger, the writer of a sketch submitted to the Herald, says,:
"He was a faithful and earnest member of the Christian church and served as Deacon in his home church at Bethany, Mo. for many years and during all that time hadneverheardhim unkindly spoken of.  He was a home man and found his chief delight in the bosom of his family.  He was especially kind to all and never failed to do an act of helpfulness.

"During the later years of his life he had been an invalid and was deprived of active  of active participation in the usual affairs of life; but he always manifested interest in those about him in whatever way he was able.  I shall ever regard Mr. Eisenbarger as a man among men."

GAR veterans will act as pall bears and members of the Loveland post will attend the body.

The above tribute appeared in the Loveland Colo) Herald on Nov. 30, 116.  As a neighbor and friend, we ever found Mr. Eisenbarger an honorable, honest, christian gentleman and to the family in their loneliness at this time we express deepest sympathy.
Source: Unknow newspaper clipping, from the personal papers of Jewell Eisenbarger.

Ora Martin Eisenbarger
Born: Oct. 4, 1913
Died: June 24, 1967
Funeral Services were Tuesday, June 27, 1967 at 2:00 p.m., Granada Congregational Church, Rev. Ernest Strandberg, officiating.
Interment at Fairview Memorial Park.
[Source: Funeral Card, transcribed by FoFG, M.B. ]
Granada Oil Dealer dies at age 53-
Funeral services for Ora M. Eisenbarger, 53, Granda oil dealer who died Saturday from a heart attack, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Granda Congregational Church.
Mr. Eisenbarger was stricken about mid morning at his oil station.  Present were his son, James and County Commissioner Melvin Roforth.  He was born October 4, 1913 in Harrison Co. Mo., coming to the Granada area with his parents in 1919.  He graduated from Granada High School in 1932 and on Sept. 19, 1934 he married Lucille Bullard.
He was associated with his father in a farming and dairy business until 1943, then joined his brother Ernest, in farming and corn shelling operation.  In 1962 he became a partner of Chester Short in the Granada Oil Company. 
Mr. Eisenbarger served on the Center Creek Township board for 19 years.  He was a 4-H leader for 13 years and in 1958 was named one of four state alumni 4-H leaders.  He served on the Granada Congregational Church board, was secretary of Center Creek Telephone Association, Member of Odd Fellows, active in Farm Bureau and other enterprises.
Surviving are his wife and a son and daughter, James and Mrs. Don Gronewald, both of Granada.  There are three grandchildren.  A brother and sister are Ernest Eisenbarger and Mrs. Dale Barnes, both of Granada.
[Source: unknown newspaper clipping, transcribed by FoFG, MB ]

Orpha Eisenbarger
King City, Mo.-
Orpha Belle Eisenbarger, 73, died Monday evening at a King City health care center.  She was a native of Fairfax, Oklahoma.  She lived in Bethany, Mo., during her youth and for the past 30 years she resided in Gentry County, Missouri, including Ford City and King City.  She worked in the office at the Zack Barnes Clinic in King City for several years.  She was a telephone operator in Ford City.  She was a member of the United Methodist church of Ford City and later transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church in King City. 

Surviving are her husband Roy Eisenbarger of the home, three sons, Kenneth Eisenbarger, King City, Garvin Eisenbarger, Bethany, and Harry Hacker, Corydon, Iowa; two daughters, Eva Erisman, King City, and Mildred Thompson, Bethany; two brothers, Chester Prall, Puyallup, Wash.; and Harry Prall, Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Viola Reamy, Puyallup; 13 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clark Chapel in King City.  Burial will be at the Ford City Cemetery.
Source: unknown news article from the collection of  personal papers of Cordia Cox, now in the possession of M. Beery

Oscar "Joe" Eisenbarger
Oscar "Joe" Eisenbarger was born February 15, 1897 near Martinsville in Harrison County, the son of John and Cora (Hunt) Eisenbarger.  He died September 29, 1983 at the age of 86 years, seven months, and fourteen days.  When he was fifteen, he was converted at Mt. Olive Christian Church on August 23, 1912.  He was a member of the Hobbs Chapel Methodist Church for many years.  At his death he was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.  A dedicated Christian since his conversion, he was a man of real faith in Christ.

Most of his life was lived in Harrison County, farming, helping raise the family and taking an interest in community affairs.  He served the United States Army during World War I and was serving as Quartermaster of World War No. 1 Barracks at the time of his death.  He and Jewell Skinner were married December 3, 1924.  They celebrated their 58th anniversary last year.  The home of Oscar and Jewell was a happy and warm place to be, through the years.  To their marriage was born eight children.  He loved his family and each member was the special object of his attention and love.  The sons in law and daughters in law were like his own children. 

Oscar possessed a fine sense of humor. He loved to tease and play with the children, and they naturally gravitated to his side, knowing and feeling his love for them.  He always said his favorite and happiest time of day was in the evening when all the family were home and gathered around.  During his final years Oscar lived quietly at his home, often surrounded by family members and friends.  He alway wanted pictures of Jesus nearby.  He loved the Lord and he loved the Church.

Oscar was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Diana Pauline Eisenbarger who died in infancy and one son in law, Walter Wagers.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Jewell, of the home; five daughters, Kathleen Kampman of Bethay; Virginia Blessing of Huntington Beach, California, Pauline Buehler of St. Joseph, Madeline Fish of Martinsville, and Thelma Silkett of St. Joseph; three sons, Ora Eisenbarger of Bethany; Larry Eisenbarger of Fairfax, Virginia; and Leo Eisenbarger of Des Moines, Iowa, five sons in law, Harold Blessing, Paul Buehler, Truman Fish, Charles Kampman and Vancil Silkett; three daughter in laws, Judy Eisenbarger, Pat Eisenbarger and Clella Eisenbarger, twenty grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one sister, Cordia Cox of Bethany, two brothers, Lloyd and Roy Eisenbarger, both of St. Joseph, a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Roberson Polley Chapel in Bethany with Rev. Charles Cheffey officiating.  He was laid to rest in the Miriam Cemetery.  The flag folding ceremony was performed by the V.F.W. Post 2176 and American Legion Post No 216

Roy Eisenbarger
Roy Eisenbarger, 74, was born May 16, 1911 in Martinsville, Mo and passed away Aug. 5, 1985, at his home in St. Joseph.  Mr. Eisenbarger, a retired laborer, was preceded in death by his wife, Orpah Belle Eisenbarger, in 1983, and a son Dale Gene in 1958.  Surviving are a daughter, Eva Erisman, King City; two sons, Garvin Eisenbarger, Bethany and Kenneth Eisenbarger, King City; a sister Cordia Cox, Bethany; and six grandchildren.  Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at the Ford City Cemetery with Rev. Martin Barker officiating.
Source: unknown news article from the collection of  personal papers of Cordia Cox, now in the possession of M. Beery

William Eisenbarger

Funeral services for William Eisenbarger, 87, were held at 11 oclock, Friday, Oct. 23 in the Methodist Church in Winnebago, with the Rev. Dudley Keech officiating.  Interment was in Center Creek cemetery at Granda.
Mr. Eisenbarger died Tuesday morning in St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, where he was admitted Oct. 12, after fracturing his hip in a fall at his home.  Surgery was performed.
Mr. Eisenbarger was born Oct. 2, 1883, in Martinsville, Mo.  He was married Sept. 12, 1909 to Bessie Shoemaker at Eagleville, Mo.  They came to Minnesota in 1914 and farmed in the Granada area for 30 years, retiring to Winnebago in 1944.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Muza, Mrs. Victor Spencer and Leona, Mrs. Gilbert Henriksen of Truman; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Also three brothers, Oscar of Bethany, Mo. Lloyd of Eudora, Kan. and Roy of King City, Mo. and two sisters, Mrs. Lida Piburn of Martinsville and Mrs. Millard Cox of Bethany, Mo.  Mr. Eisenbarger  was a gentle, kind man who will be missed by many.
[Source: unknown newspaper clipping, transcribed by FoFG, M.B.]


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