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Name of Deceased: Joe Davis
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 4, 1960
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: New Franklin, May 4 - Joe Davis, 86, died at his home on Route 1 this morning after an illness of three years.  He was born in Howard county on September 1, 1873, the son of Peter and Sarah Gallemore Davis.  He was married on January 18, 1928, to the former Miss Susie Pauline Cantrell, who survives.  His first wife, the former Miss E. Sadie Hannon, died in 1927.  Mr. Davis had lived his entire life in Howard county with the exception of five years when he lived in the state of Washington.  He had farmed and had been a real estate agent.  He was a member of the Howard County Farm Bureau and a member of the Cooper's Chapel Methodist church near here.  Other survivors include two sons, Robert Davis of Route 1, New Franklin and Roy J. Davis of Boonville; one sister,  Mrs. Maude Vines of Tampa, Tex.; two grandchildren, Mrs. George Easley of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. E. J. Meyer of New Franklin; three grandsons, Joe Jeff Davis and Allison Davis, both of Boonville, and J. W. Davis of Fayette, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boonesboro Christian church.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery.  The body will be at the Markland-Hall Funeral home here until time for services.

Name of Deceased: Peter Davis
Obit: The Glasgow Missourian, July 12, 1894
Death of an Old Citizen
Died, Monday, July 8, at the residence of Peter Wells, in this city, Mr. Peter Davis, aged 62 years.
Mr. Davis was an old and highly respected citizen of Howard county.  His home was near Boonsboro until a few months ago, when he went to Randolph Springs, in Randolph county, hoping to improve his health.  After remaining there several weeks, and getting no better, he came to this city and stopped at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wells.  He was afflicted with a complication of diseases, dropsy being the fatal one.
Mr. Davis leaves a large family, his wife and fourteen children, who together with many relatives and friends, mourn his departure.  To all the sorrowing ones the Missourian extends sincerest condolement.
County Name: Howard State: MO
Newspaper: The Glasgow Missourian Date: July 12, 1894
Submitters Name: John F. Overfelt

Name of Deceased: Jacob Ditsler
Newspaper: Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday,
Date: March 13, 1851
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: Sad Affray and Death.---Mr. Jacob Ditsler and his son-in-law, Mr. Reuben Leveridge, had a difficulty last Friday, which resulted in the death of Mr. Ditsler, from wounds inflicted upon his person, with a knife, by Mr. Leveridge. Mr. Ditsler and his wife, (Leveridge's mother) had had some difficulty, and upon Mr. Leveridge's calling at their house, Ditsler supposed he came to take the part of his mother, and attempted to shoot him. In the affray, he was cut in four different places, and died soon after. Leveridge, we understand, knew nothing of the difficulty between his mother and father-in-law, when he called. He surrendered himself and was acquitted.
Mr. Ditsler was one of the early settlers of this county, and has resided for a number of years near Fayette.
(Note: 1850 Census surname is spelled Ditzler)

Name of Deceased: Stephen Donahoe
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: October 29, 1857
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

--Died. At his residence, near Glasgow, Howard county, Mo., on the 20th inst., Stephen Donahoe, aged 84 years.
The subject of the above notice was born in Loudon county, Va., on the 27th day of October, 1773. He was bred a merchant, and his earlier years were devoted to that business, in his native county. In the year 1816, he with his family, wife and four small children, emigrated to St. Louis, then a small French village. Here he pursued his business for several years. But as the Star of Empire moved Westward--in the fall of 1819--he with two old and endeared friends, Jas. Glasgow and John Aull, (who have gone to their last account before him.) removed with their families to “Old Chariton,” then an embryo city in the western wilds.
They were emphatically the pioneer merchants of Central Missouri. Those were not days of Telegraphs, Railroads and “Lightning Lines,” but the commerce of the country was floated upon the Father of waters by the tardy Keel that “dragged its lazy length along.” Often have I heard him speak of those times he took charge of their families through the wilderness by land, while Mr. Aull or Mr. Glasgow conducted the Keel-boat with their merchandise, consuming 4 weeks in a trip from St. Louis to Chariton, now accomplished in 24 hours. He continued the mercantile business up to 1823 or 1824, when a revulsion, such as the present nearly swept him with many others from the board. Since that period he has resided upon the farm on which he died.
The writer has known Mr. Donahoe intimately for more than thirty years. He was exceedingly temperate and exemplary in his habits; and in all the relations of life, he sustained the character of the peaceful citizen, kind neighbor, and upright gentleman. And though we know “to err is human,” yet in all his conduct he was governed by high, honorable and noble purposes.
But he is “gone to the grave, we will not deplore” him. Peace be to his ashes. C.

Name of Deceased: Stephen Donohoe
Newspaper: Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.),
Date: October 22, 1857
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: Mr. Stephen Donohoe, an old, and extensively known citizen of this county died very suddenly, on Tuesday. He was in town Monday, looking as well as usual. He was eighty-four years of age.

Name of Deceased: William H. Douglass
Newspaper: Boon's Lick Times (Fayette, Mo.) Saturday,
Date: August 30, 1845
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: DIED--On the 25th inst., William H., son of Geo. N. and Charlotte Douglass, of this place, in the 4th year of his age.
So fades the lovely blooming flower,
Frail smiling solace of an hour,
So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die."

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Matilda Duff
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: August 26, 1858
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died. DUFF--On the 19th inst., Mrs. Matilda, wife of James M. Duff, of this place, after a long and painful illness.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Jane Duncan
Newspaper: Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday,
Date: August 18, 1859
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: DIED.--In Howard county, on the 4th, Mrs. Jane, wife of George Duncan, in the 65th year of her age.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Martha J. Dunnica
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: August 5, 1858
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died. DUNNICA--On the 3d inst., Mrs. Martha J., wife of W. F. Dunnica, Esq., of this place.

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