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Macon County, Missouri
Obituaries/Death Notices

Mrs. Gustav Box
Funeral services for Mrs. Gustav F. Bok 78, who died at her home in Ten Mile, Sunday night, were held Tuesday in Pleasant Grove church by the Rev. Victor H. Grimm. Augusta Bork was born in Chatsworth ILL. July 5, 1867, the daughter of Mr.a nd Mrs. Ernest Lunghus. Her husband Gustav F. Bork, to whom she was married over 60 years died in Febraury 1933. Surviving are three sons, Roy, Ernest and Wilbert and a daughter Miss Pearlie Bork. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.
The Quincy Herald-Whig Thursday February 14, 1946 Pg 3. Transcribed by Christine Walters

Sterling Coulter, Senior
Obit: DIED.--In Macon county, on the 9th ult., Sterling Coulter, Senior.
Source: Glasgow Weekly Times, Glasgow, MO., Thursday, April 3, 1856, submitted by Kathy McDaniel

Stanley Donald Dudgeon
Obit: Stanley Donald "Don" Dudgeon 68, of Macon, Missouri formerly of Kirksville, Missouri, died Monday, April 7, 1997 in the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Dudgeon was born in Hurdland, MO August 12, 1928, the son of Paul E. and Phyllis (Gibson) Dudgeon. He was first married to Lillian Irene Gray and to this union one son, Gary Gray Dudgeon was born. Following her death, he was married to Marie Ball Roberts and to this marriage one son, Jeffery Todd Dudgeon was born. Surviving are the sons, Gary of Jefferson City, and Todd of Kirksville; his mother, Phyllis Dudgeon Porter of Kirksville, and a step-grandson, Matt Holder. He was preceded in death by his father on November 10, 1955, his first wife, Lillian on January 1, 1957, and his second wife, Marie on April 5, 1985. He was owner of Macon Footwear and involved in other area businesses. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kirksville, member of the National Shoe Retailers Association, member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1751, and was a member of Albion E. Robinson Post #29 American Legion of Macon, MO. He attended schools in Hurdland and Kirksville and also attended Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville. Mr. Dudgeon was a member of the National Guard and served in the United States army from October 6, 1950 to December 13, 1951 and was trained as a Military Policeman and was a graduate of Military Police School. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, 1997 in the Hudson-Rimer Park View Chapel in Kirksville with Reverend Virgil Jones officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Hurdland, MO. Casket bearers are Jerry Crist, Bill Cundiff, Wes Sparks, Bob Butler, and J.P. Hartung. Honorary bearers were Charles Cannaday, Harvey B. Young, Jr., John Bloomberg, and Dr. W. L. Martin. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association and left or mailed to the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home.
Source: The Edina Sentinel, Apr. 16, 1997,Submitters Name: Robert King

Milton Fox
A Brakeman Killed. Macon—Milton Fox, 29 years old, a brakeman on the Burlington, fell between the cars and was instantiy killed. He leaves a widow and two children at Brookfield.
Source: Saturday, February 9, 1907 Paper: St. Louis Palladium (St. Louis, MO) Page: 3

Mary Ann Gooding
Obit: DIED.--In Macon county, on the 9th utl., Miss Mary Ann Gooding.
Source: Glasgow Weekly Times, Glasgow, Mo., Thursday April 3, 1856, submitted by Kathy McDaniel

Thomas J. Gorham
Obit: --Died. At his residence in Macon county, on the 29th ult., Thomas J. Gorham, aged about 49 years, leaving a wife and five children to mourn their irreparable loss.
[Banner and Bloomington papers please copy.]
Source: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday Feb. 10, 1853, submitted by Kathy McDaniel

Mrs. Virginia Harper
Obit: --Died. On the 9th, Mrs. Virginia, consort of A. T. Harper, of Macon county, aged 24 years.
Source: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, September 24, 1857, submitted by Kathy McDaniel

 David R. Jenkins
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: ca.9-11-1931Obit: I have looked for an obituary but cannot find one, I know David was murdered 9-10-1931. I believe he lived with his widowed mother in Ethyl Mo. Macon co. Any info would be appreciated.

Judge S.S. Lingo
“Died: - Judge, S. S. Lingo, at his house near College Mound, on Monday, 25th of June, ‘77 of cancer in the stomach.
The deceased was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, March, 1805, moved to Randolph Co., MO. In 1829, then to the west side of the Chariton River, in Macon Co., in 1844, where he lived until a few years ago, when he moved near to College Mound.  A the age of 18, he became a member of the A.F. & A.M. Society.  Whilst living west of the Chariton, he served thirteen or fourteen years as a member of the County Court.  He was married first to Miss Sarah Smith, in Tennessee, and last to Miss Nancy Perrin, in MO.  He is the father of 13 children by his first and 7 by his last wife -- 5 girls and 15 boys -- 11 of whom are living.  This is the only family by the name of Lingo known to them.  His father came across the Ocean, an orphan and raised the one boy S. S. Lingo.  He leaves a large family, and a multitude of warm friends, who regarded him in every way a true Christian, a firm citizen, and for that which is right both as a neighbor and as a servant of his county, all to mourn his loss.  His remains was placed by the Masonic order in the old family cemetery near New Cambria.”
Source: From a Boucher Cemetery list (Lawrence Co. MO) unknown newspaper; transcribed by Kaye Smith

Virgil L. Moore
Atty. Virgil L. Moore, 83, of 1813 S. Eighth St., Sheboygan, died early Monday morning in Sheboygan Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Private Christian Science funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ballhorn Funeral Chapel, Sheboygan. The reader will be Mr. Wilbert Grams. Cremation will follow the service.
Mr. Moore was born Nov. 5, 1893, in Macon County, Mo., son of the late George and Ida Thompson Moore. They moved to Big Timber, Mont, in 1898, where he received his education. During World War I, he was in the U.S. Army, Medical Corp from 1917 until his discharge in 1919. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was graduated from Marquette Law ***Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.
Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (31 Oct. 1977) transcribed by FoFG mz

Peter Powell
Obit:--Middle Fork, July 14, 1849.
Departed this life last night, at his residence, in Macon County, Mo., Mr. Peter Powell, in the 75th year of his age, from an attack of gout, of which he had been afflicted for twenty years; formerly of North Carolina. Mr. Powell has left a large family of children to lament the loss of a kind parent, and the neighborhood has lost an honest and most obliging citizen.
[North Carolina papers please copy.]
Source: Glasgow Weekly Times, Glasgow, Mo. Thursday, July 19, 1849

Bro. John Peter Sharp
was born August 1, 1835, in Scott County, Ky. Died in Macon City, Mo., February 23, 1881. Aged 45 years, 6 months and 22 days.

When quite young he came with his parents to this State; lived several years at Bloomington, Macon County; then engaged in business at College Mound, and after that he was in business in this City till last fall.

March 6, 1861, he was married to Miss Mary L. Stark, whom he has left desolate and sad, with three children, to mourn the loss of a beloved husband who was very devoted and kind to his family. He loved his friends, and was always true to them. His disease, pulmonary consumption, compelled him a few months ago to give up his store and to try something for his health. He went to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and returned a few weeks ago to die.

In early life he sought an interest in Christ. He was very patient during his protracted affliction, entirely rational and conscious to the last moment, conversing freely with ministers and friends, and gave them comforting assurance of his abiding trust in Jesus as his all sufficient Savior. Four brothers and their father, Mr. Benj. Sharp, had preceded him to the spirit world. Some who read this will sympathize with his bereaved family and aged mother. God grant them sustaining grace.

Source: from Boucher Cemetery list (Lawrence Co.) unknown newspaper; transcribed by Kaye Smith

John F. Suhr
The body of John F. Suhr, who died at the General Hospital Saturday morning will be taken to Macon, Mo., this morning. Mr. Suhr was 40 years old and lived in Kansas City seven years. He was employed at the stock yards and lived at 914 Bell Street.
Source:  (Kansas City Times, Kansas City, November 21, 1911, page 2, submitted by FOFG)

Georgia Lee Towner
DIED.--In Bloomington, on the 21st ult., Georgia Lee, daughter of M. M. and Ann Virginia Towner, aged 5 years 2 months and 6 days.
Source: Glasgow Weekly Times, Glasgow, Mo. Thursday, December 8, 1859, submitted by Kathy McDaniel

Mrs. James Vaughn
Mrs. James Vaughn died a Excello, Mo., last Tuesday of consumption. Her remains were sent to Wright City for interment in the city cemetery, which took place on Wednesday. The bereaved relatives have our sympathy in their sad affliction.
Source: Warrenton Herald, July 17, 1901, submitted by Laura



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