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James Brown
James Brown, colored, aged 67, died at his home on east Third street Friday evening at 6 o'clock. Death was due to a carbuncle. The deceased was a widower and is survived by eight children, three of whom live in this city and five in Hiawatha, Kas. Those who live here are Mrs. Minnie Kiles, Mrs. Thornton Curry and Ned Brown. The funeral will be held at the colored Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Interment in the Methodist cemetery north of the city.  [The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune; Sept.11, 1903; Sub. by Monica Doyle, who adds this note: James Brown's wife and mother of all eight children listed in obit, Kathryn Frances -maiden name unknown).

William Edward Brown
Edward (Ned) Brown Died at Home Today
Had Been Bedfast for Last Three Months; Was Born in Linn Country.
Edward (Ned) Brown, 84, died at his home, 226 Henry Street, Friday morning at 9 o'clock following a long illness. He had been bedfast for the past three months and had been confinded to his house for the last year. The body is at the Meinerahagen Funeral Home. Brown, a son of James O and Catherine Frances Brown, was born in Linn County, and come to Chillicothe with his parents when a boy. He made his home in Chillicothe since that time. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Elbert Brown, Utica; Pearl Brown, San Francisco, and Clem Brown of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Oletha Kerford, Atchison Kas, and Mrs. Iva Williams, Kansas City, and serveral grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 77, A.F. & A.M. and of Bethel A.M.E. church. [The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune; Nov. 26, 1942; Sub. by Monica Doyle, who adds this note: not included on obituary, birth name William Edward Brown]

Francis Foster
Died Mrs. Francis FOSTER, a widow lady, died at her home in this city Thursday afternoon of typhoid fever, in her 64th year. She was a mother of 5 children, all of whom are grown. The funeral will take place from her late residence tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. [Chillicothe Morning Constitution, Chillicothe, MO, Friday Oct. 10, 1890 - C.H.]

H. C. Ireland
A Prominent Missourian Dead
Chillicothe, MO., Jan. 9 – Hon. H. C. Ireland, aged 61, a prominent Democratic politician and retired farmer and stock raiser, died at his home in this city yesterday. (Source: The Langston City Herald, Langston City, O. T., January 18, 1896. Contributed by DD)

Sallie Burnett Kibler
Mrs. J. C. Kibler Dies at Hospital
Funeral Services and Burial Will Be at Wheeling.
Mrs. Sallie Burnett (Houghton)Kibler, wife of James Clarence Kibler, 804 Dickinson street, died at 12:45 Sunday morning at the Chillicothe hospital, where she had been a patient and seriously ill since May 18. She had been in failing health since 1940. Mrs. Kibler was born on May 17, 1880, at State Mills City, Va., the daughter of Jackson and Ellen Houghton. She was educated in Virginia and came to Daviess County in 1900. On Aug. 26, 1900, she was married to James Kibler at Gallatin. Mr. and Mrs. Kibler moved to Wheeling in 1931 and resided there until 1913. Then they established a residence in Chillicothe. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Lucille Huffman Winston; Mrs. Ruth Strickland. Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Virgie Irvin, Chillicothe; Mrs. Lula May Comstock, Bethel; Mrs. Daisy Lee Walton, Granite City. Ill : Mrs Dorothy Melton, Norwalk. Calif., and Mrs Mary Petros, San Pedro, Calif., three sons. Clarence Kibler, Meadville, and Chester Kibler and Walter Kibler, Independence: a brother, Richard Houghton, Altamont; two sisters. Mrs. Elmer Sharrah. Jamesport, and Mrs. Daisy Herndon Culpepper, Va : 17 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents and nine sisters Funeral services will be held at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Wheeling. The service will be conducted by the Rev Medord Speaker, assisted by the Rev. W. S. Cox. Interment will be at Wheeling. The body will lie in state at the Norman Funeral Home until 12:30 Tuesday when it will be removed to the church and lie in state until the hour of the service. [21 May 1961 Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri]

John L. Leeper

Leeper, John L. died at his residence in Livingston co, Mo, 12 June 1877,  in his 63rd year, and was buried in the cemetery at Spring Hill by the Masons, of which order he was a member... He has one son who is a minister of the gospel, Rev H. T. Leeper, of the Mo Conference. He has another son who is far out in the West, whom he spoke tenderly in the dying hour. Turning to his son Henry, he said, "O Henry, pray for him, for my prayers will soon cease."... – S. W. Cope (Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on July 23, 1877.  Transcribed by Barbara Z.)

Sarah Morin
DIED, March 19, 1860, Mrs. Sarah Morin, at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. George Munroe, in Livingston county, Mo., aged about 90 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, ; April 5, 1860; Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lily Alice Vernon Reynolds
Died, At Colorado Springs, Col., on June 20, 1875, of typhoid fever, Mrs Lily Alice Vernon Reynolds, daughter of Dr. E.S. Poindexter, of Chillicothe, Mo., and sister of N.D. Poindexter, M.D. of Colorado springs, in the 23d year of her age.  [Source: "The American Medical Weekly", Louisville, KY., September 4, 1875, vol. 3, no. 10]

Albert R. Smiley
Iola, Kan., Jan. 10. - Albert R. Smiley, 83 years old, for forty years engaged in journalistic work in Kansas and Missouri, died here yesterday. He was associated with the Tribune at Chillicothe, Mo., for twenty years. Burial will be at Chillicothe. W. T. Smiley, a son, is telegraph editor of the Register, Iola, Kan. [Source: Joplin Globe (Tuesday, January 11, 1921) transcribed by FoFG]

Francis Snider
At Dawn, Livingston county, Mo., April 14, of spotted fever, Francis, aged 21 years, eldest son of David D. Snider. [Source: May 8, 1873 Henry Republican, Henry IL - Nancy Piper]

Rachel E. (Lyon) Snider
Near Dawn, Livingston county, Mo., April 30, Rachel E., wife of David D. Snider, formerly from Henry and sister of Mrs. W. H. Williams of Snachwine. We learn in time for this issue the death of Mrs. David Snider, at Dawn, Mo. Mrs. Snider was the daughter of Abijah Lyon, one of the pioneer settlers of Whitefield township and sister of Mrs. W. H. Williams of Snachwine. She had a wide acquaintance here who will drop a tear in precious memory of their dear friend who now has been called to the other life. She was an estimable lady, a good wife and mother, and her death is a sad loss to the large circle of relatives and friends. [May 18, 1876 , Taken From the Henry Republican - Nancy Piper]

Russell L. Stickney
Funeral Held for Allerton Resident
Funeral services were held from the Chapel of the Norman Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Mo., at 1:00 o'clock Monday, Feb. 1, [1954] for Russell L. Stickney, who died at his home in Allerton, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 30. He is survived by his widow, two brothers, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews. [Mr. Stickney was born in August, 1877 in Pontiac, Michigan.] For the funeral music Mrs. Joseph Wheeler played "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden" as organ selections. Pallbearers were John Thieme, Harry Thieme, Norman Thieme, Elvis Carr, Roy Uhrmacher and Billie Uhrmacher.[unknown newspaper; c. Feb. 1954] [Burial was in Chula Cemetery, Chula, Missouri.]

Elvina Hale Stubbs
MRS ELVINA STUBBS DIES AT HOSPITAL THURSDAY - Dies Following an Operation Which Was Performed Last Monday - Funeral Friday Afternoon
Mrs Elvina Hale Stubbs, sixty-seven years old, wife of Geo Stubbs, died at St Mary Academy hospital Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, following an operation which she underwent Monday night. The decedent had been in failing health prior to the operation, but the announcement of her death was a great shock to relatives and friends. During her residence in this city, which was nearly half a century, she had won a host of friends by her Christian acts. She was beloved by all who knew hr and the family has the deepest sympaty of the community in which she lived. Mr and Mrs Stubbs were married in Henry county, Iowa, in 1865, and came to this city immediately afterwards where they had since resided. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Ernest and Claude of this city; Walter and Frank of Kansas City; Mrs Roy Rogers, Bowling Green, Mo and Schuyler Stubbs residing in the West. The funeral of Mrs Stubbs will be held Friday afternoon at her late home on Dickenson street. Rev E. O. Cole of the First M.E. Church will conduct the service. Burial will be made in Edgewood Cemetery. [Chillicothe Daily Constitution, 28 Sep 1911; Submitters Name: Sally Rolls Pavia, who adds these notes:  
1.  Copied, complete with misspellings, from obit in paper.
2.  Son "Walter" is George Walter Stubbs, my ggrandfather.
3.  Evaline Sarah HALES, NOT HALE, m George Bush STUBBS on 22 Nov 1865 in Muscatine Co, Iowa NOT Henry Co, Iowa   
4.  Daughter, Blanche, married Ray (not Roy) Rogers. Her first marriage was to J Marshall Williams on 25 Jan 1902, her 21st birthday.
5.  Have pictures and description of headstones in Edgewood Cemetery.]

George Stubbs
Body of George Stubbs Returned to Chillicothe -- Services For the Pioneer Will Be Held Saturday Afternoon at 2:30 From C. G. Stubbs Home -- Came to Chillicothe In 1866 and Resided on Dickinson Street for 50 Years
Funeral services for George Stubbs, long a well known resident of Chillicothe, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Dr Claude G Stubbs, 1304 Calhoun street. The Rev W H Brengic, pastor of the Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be made in Edgewood cemetery. Mr Stubbs, who has been ill for the past two months, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Blanche Rogers in Kansas City, Thursday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock. The body was brought to Chillicothe and taken to the Norman Funeral Home where it will be held until Saturday morning when it will be removed to the Stubbs home on Calhoun street to await the funeral hour. George Stubbs, the seventh of ten children of Elias and Elizabeth Updegraph Stubbs, is the last surviving member of that family. He was born March 7, 1843 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana and lived there until 1850, when he, an excited young boy of seven, traveled across the country with his parents in a covered wagon drawn by a team of oxen. In 1849 Elias Stubbs, behind his ox team, left his home in Indiana and set out across the new and sparsely settled middle west to file a claim on land near Leavenworth, Kansas. After the claim had been filed he returned to Indiana for his family and, traveling in the same crude fashion, the family began a journey to their new Kansas home. As pioneers they encountered many difficulties in their travels and among those difficulties was the border ruffian warfare, which changed the fate of the Stubbs family and caused them to settle in Iowa instead of Kansas. They established a home in Henry County near Mt Pleasant and George Bush lived there with his parents until the time of the Civil War in which he served in the fourth Iowa battery, Light artillery. At the close of the war he returned to Henry County where he was married in 1865 to Miss Evaline Sarah Hales and together they came to Chillicothe for a residence in 1866. For fifty years they lived at 321 Dickinson street, however, they lived in a little cottage located on the site of the new home of his son, Dr E P Stubbs and Mrs Stubbs, 325 Dickinson. The house was torn down many years ago. Mr Stubbs was by trade a plasterer but he retired from active work several years ago. The only organization with which he affiliated was the GAR. As the son of a Quaker father he worshipped regularly, but he was not a member of a church. Besides his two sons, Dr Ernest P Stubbs and Dr Claude G Stubbs of this city, he is survived by three other sons: Schuyler M Stubbs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; George W Stubbs of Kansas City, and Frank H Stubbs of Superior, Nebraska; and one daughter, Mrs Blanche E Rogers, to whose home he had gone for a visit February 11, this year, and where his death occurred. The oldest son, Hugh B Stubbs, died April 17, 1894. Mr and Mrs Schuyler Stubbs and Mr and Mrs Frank Stubbs have come for the funeral and Mr and Mrs George Stubbs and Mr and Mrs Ray Rogers will come today and Saturday. Others who are expected to come for the funeral are the following nieces and nephews: Daniel Stubbs of Lincoln, Nebr; Donald Stubbs, Mrs Bill Creavy and Mrs Frank Gier of Kansas City. [Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Friday, April 20, 1934; Submitters Name: Sally Rolls Pavia]

Mrs. Jack Tuner
Mrs. Jack Tuner died at her home in Grand River Twp.. Thursday and her body was buried at Hale Friday. She was about 35 years old and is survived by Mr. Tuner and several children. [Chillicothe Morning Constitution, Chillicothe, MO, Monday June 3, 1907 - C. Horton]

William F.F. Vorbeck Sr.
Wm. Vorbeck, a well-known farmer, died at his home five miles south east of Chillicothe at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. W H Brengle pastor of the First Baptist Church With interment in the Jones Cemetery. Mr. Vorbeck was born on Oct. 9, 1858 in Tonawanda, N.Y. of German parentage. He moved with them to Chillicothe, Mo. when he was nine years old, where they took up their residence on a farm in the same neighborhood where he has lived since. In the summer of 1886 he was married to Miss Lillie Slover, to which union seven children were born. Myrtle, who died in infancy, Minnie. Willie. Nellie, Charlie, who died when ten years of age, Pearl and Scott. In the summer of 1903 Mrs. Vorbeck died, leaving Mr. Vorbeck with a family of six small children. Two years later this family was bereft of their small son and brother, Charlie. Since that time Mr. Vorbeck has continued his residence on the farm home five miles south east of Chillicothe, until this time. [Chillicothe Tribune Date: 2-18-1925; Sub. by Richard W. Vorbeck]

William Ware
Last night at 6:15 William Ware, clerk of the Atlantic House, breathed his last. On the 1st of June Mr. Ware took a trip to Colorado to recoup his health, but it seems that while there contracted a sort of mountain fever, and came home much worse than when he started. Some ten days ago he was compelled to take to his bed, and the day before yesterday his mother was telegraphed for. Mr. Ware was 26 years old, and had been manager of the Atlantic House for six years. Mrs. Ware, mother of the deceased, will take the remains to Chillicothe, Missouri, this evening for burial. [Atchison Globe, Atchison, Kansas, August 10, 1882; contributed by Sara Hemp]

Joseph H. Warren
Services Conducted by the Rev. K. A. Kuntz at the First Christian Church
The funeral of Joseph H. Warren, city treasurer, was held in First Christian Church Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth A. Kuntz. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended the last rites for this well known Chillicothean. The Rotary Club quartet sang "In The Garden" at this service for their fellow member of Rotary. The quartet is composed of R. E. Reynolds, Ralph Moore, E. F. Allison, Dr. Ben Jones. Mrs. Bob Stepp played their accompaniment. Active pallbearers were R. N. Place, M. B. Cathey, R. B. (Dick) Taylor, Bert Egbert, Palmer Milbank and Tom Berry. Mayor Frank Lang, Councilman-at-large Joe Cleveland, and the following councilmen were honorary pallbearers: John Gatson, R. W. Pennington, Glenn Urbach and Paul Sparks. Norman Funeral Home directed the service Burial was in Edgewood cemetery. [30 Jun 1945 Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune; Submitted by Karen Seeman]

Thomas Warren
Died. Mr. Thomas Warren, formerly of this county, died in Livingston county, on the 23d ult. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday; December 16, 1858; Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lucelia Woodward
Mrs. Lucelia WOODWARD, wife of Dr. W. Woodward of Chillicothe, Mo., and dau. of Col. W. Y. C. EWING of Lafayette Co., Mo., died in Richmond, Mo., 4 June 1857. Left husband and two children. By W. G. Miller from Chillicothe, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]


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