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Joseph Bennington
October 30, 1879
Joseph Bennington, the pioneer of Bennington township, and from whence the name of the town has recently died. He had been living the past few years in Missouri and was on his way back to visit his property in this county when death overtook him. He located in Marshall county in 1830 and died universally beloved without an enemy in the world.  Source: Henry Republican, Henry IL - Nancy Piper 2009
 
Brookshire, Mrs. Sarah Ann
Mrs. Sarah Ann - died 19 Apr. 1857, aged 24 years 6 mos., of consumption. (Place not given). By William Penn. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team] Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Bryan, James Samuel Washington Benjamin
only son of Benjamin & Mildred R.Bryan, died 17 Jan. 1858 of membraneous croup.  By T. Tillery, from Maryville, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Buchard, Ann Elizabeth
infant dau. of Rev. John L. & Louisa A. Burchard, died 16 Oct. 1857, aged 1 year 9 mos 7 days.  By M. Arrington, from Warsaw Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Chadwick, Jesse
was born in Greene Co., Ill., 7 Apr. 1826; emigrated with his parents to Arkansas in 1841, to Kansas in June 1856. He died at his father's residence near Tecumseh, Kans. Terr., 14 Dec. 1857. Member of Masonic Order. By C. R. Rice. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]


Davis, Brice E.
Death of Brice E. Davis
Elk County Citizen, KS, June 21, 1905
Death of Brice E. Davis
After months of suffering Brice E. Davis died Monday, the 19th day of  June 1905, of Bright's disease.  Age 55 years, 2 months, 5 days.
For the last four weeks his condition has been hopeless and his death was looked for at almost any hour.  His vitality has been wonderful and
his suffering very great.

Brice E. Davis was born in Pennsylvania.  When quite young he removed with his folks to Missouri.  At the age of eleven years he enlisted as a
drummer boy in the 23d Missouri Infantry and was one of the very youngest enlisted soldiers of the War of the Rebellion.  He was captured
by the Confederates at Shiloh and was a prisoner of War for many months at Libby Prison.  when he was exchanged he rejoined his regiment and
served till the close of the war.

 He learned the printers trade and engaged in the newspaper business at Macon, Mo., afterwards going to Kansas City, where he worked as
compositor in the daily newspaper offices for many years.    In 1884 he came to Grenola, this county.  He was publisher of the
Grenola Chief for several years.  In 1892 or '93 he came to Howard and lived here till his death.  Much of the time he was a compositor in the
Courant office, and was working for us when taken sick early this spring. Mr. Davis had been twice married.  He has a married daughter living
in St. Louis.  Nearly twenty years ago he was married to Miss Rebecca Tabor of Grenola, who with two children, Raymond and Hattie survive him.
The funeral was held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Revs. tifft and Searcy
officiated in the religious services.  The members of the Howard Band attended un uniform, sang the hymns and marched as escort to the
remains, Mr. Davis having been a member of that organization. 

At the cemetery, the G.A.R. conducted the burial with the beautiful ritual service of that order, closing with "taps" by the buglars.
The wife and children have the sympathy of this entire community in their sorrow. - Courant
Submitted by L. Morgan - contributed by: Sara H. 2008

Fisher, Edward Henry
son of Benj. F. & Elizabeth B., was born 9 Jan. 1837 in Lauderdale Co., Tenn.  Died 6 June 1857. By Geo. W. Bushey from New Madrid Circuit.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Gash, Elizabeth
wife of O.P. Gash and dau. of A.B. & Mary BALDWIN, was born 1 Apr. 1832, and died 19 Dec. 1857, leaving her husband.  She was converted a few years ago under Rev. W.G. CAPELS. By D.C. Blackwell, Missouri City, Clay Co., Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Gauldin, Sarah A.
dau. of James & Polly BROWN, and sister of Rev. William Brown of the St. Louis Conf., was born in Cumberland Co., Va., in 1807.  In 1830 she was married to Joseph Gauldin and in the fall of the next year they moved to Mo.  She died 29 Sept. 1857.  Mentions an absent son.  By N.M. Talbott, Salem ?, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

 
Greene, Mrs. Elizabeth M. 
was born in Virginia 13 Oct. 1795; to Mo. with parents; married to Robert Greene in her 16th year; died 7th inst. (May?) 1857. Left seven children. By A. E. Sears from Warrenton Circuit. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]  Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Lydia Ann Hines
formerly Lydia Ann DOSS, was born in 1797 in Va., and was married to James ADAMS.  They emigrated to KY.  There she was married to Wm. H. Hines, and moved to Indiana, after which they came to Mo.  After death of Mr. Hines, she lived on farm of her son, Jabez Adams and practiced medicine with considerable success.  She died at the house of her brother, G.W. Doss on 30 Oct. 1857 and was brought home and buried Nov. 1st. By J.L. Burchard.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Hunter, Hannah Eliza 
died 24 Dec. 1856 (?), age 35 yrs 7 mos, after an illness of two years. Left 3 children. By J. Ditzler. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]


Irvine,  Thomas 
youngest child of Alexander & Luann M. Irvine, died 30 July 1857, age 8 yrs 9 mos. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Law, Mrs.
the second wife of Isaac Law (who was her second husband), died 9 April 1857, aged about 45 years. She was born in England and while there, a member of the Wesleyan Society. By J. Spencer from Rockport, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]  Transcribed by Vicki Bryan


Moore, James A. 
was born in E. Tenn. and came to Mo. with his father. They settled near Richmond, Ray Co., Mo., where he died of consumption at the residence of his father-in-law, Ex-Gov. KING, 30 Apr. 1857, age 28. Left wife and one child.  [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]  Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Oliphant, John A.
Obituary of John A. Oliphant
Howard Courant, January 22, 1931
DEATH OF A PIONEER OF OLD BOSTON DAYS
John A. Oliphant, Early Citizen of This County, Later Prominent in
Oklahoma, Died Last Saturday
Dispatches tell of the death of John A. Oliphant, prominent citizen and ex-Police Judge of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died the 19th inst., at the age of 83 years.  He passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles, after quite a long illness.  His home for more than 25 years had been at Tulsa, Oklahoma, but since the death of his wife two or three years ago, he had lived with a daughter most of the time.  He is survived by three married daughters.  His wife died some time ago and a baby daughter died in the early years of their married life.
Mr. Oliphant was born in Missouri in 1848, served in the Union Army in the Civil War while yet a young boy, came to Kansas in 1870 and was with the Osage Mission party that founded the town of Boston in Old Howard county times in 1871.  He studied law and engaged in practice, and at the division of Howard county he located here at Howard City, where in 1880, he married Miss Martha Greer who was a primary teacher in the Howard schools.  He took a short law course at Ann Arbor, and continued to practice in Howard till about 1885 when he removed to
Pratt, Kansas, later going to Texas.  At the first opening of Oklahoma "he made the run" and settled at Guthrie. Later when the strip opened he settled at Perry and was elected to the Territorial legislature and afterward was appointed receiver of the U. S. Land Office at Mangum. In 1904 he moved to Tulsa and made it his permanent home.
Mr. Oliphant prospered and engaged in many activities.  He was an independent oil producer, real estate operator, newspaper owner and dabbled in several other lines and accumulated some valuable city properties.   Mr. Oliphant is remembered by many of the pioneers of Howard and Elk county, though it has been at least 45 years since he removed from this city. The burial was announced to be at Tulsa.
[Submitted by L. Morgan- contributed by: Sara Hemp -2007]

Orr, James
Elk County Citizen, October 19, 1904
James Orr, one of Elk county's old and honored citizens, died at his home in Paw Paw township, nine miles northeast of Howard, Thursday, October 13, 1904, and was buried the next day at the Severy cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Rev. Cullison of Severy.
James Orr was born at Airdrie, Langshire, Scotland in 1831.  He was married when 19 years of age to Ann Arkenhead, who survives him at the age of 73. He came to America in 1870 and settled in Missouri.  After two years residence there, he moved to Elk county in 1872 and located near where he died. He was the father of nine children, three dying in infancy.  Besides the widow, two sons, Judge James A. Orr and John W. Orr of Colorado Springs and four daughters survive him.All are married.   Mr. Orr had been sick about two weeks with constipation of bowels. He was a Christian gentleman and his last words were " Thy will, not mine, be done." 
He had been a Christian all his life and died happy in his faith.   A good citizen has left us and gone to his reward.
[Submitted by L. Morgan - contributed by: Sara Hemp -2007] Elk County Citizen, Wednesday, November 22, 1905

Payne, Mrs. Martha R.
wife of Levi F. Payne, died 16 Apr. 1857, of pneumonia, age 21. Left husband, parents, brothers & sisters. By M. Canterbury from Edina Circuit, Mo. Conf. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team] Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Poe, Annie Bell
infant dau. of J.W. & Louisa Poe, died 17 Aug. 1857, aged 10 mo. 22 days. By S.W. Cope from Columbia, MO.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Robinson, John B
The Charleston Courier, December 30, 1816
John B. Robinson
Died, at the residence of C. B. Atwood, in Newberry District (South Carolina), on Wednesday, the 11th inst. a gentleman by the name of John B. Robinson, aged about 30 years, who was taken sick on the road, whilst travelling from St. Louis, his place of residence in the Missouri territory, to Charleston, in this state.  Mr. R. informed on his death bed that he was a native of Amelia county, (VA.).  His friends are desired for further information to make application to C. B. Attwood, Bethel, Newberry district (South Carolina).
[submitted by: Dena- 2007]

Savage, Sarah Susan
dau. of Doct. George S. Savage, was born 26 Nov. 1841, and died 8 Nov. 1857  Her father was absent from home and "it devolved on her 'second'mother to render those tender attentions prompted by a parent's heart." By. C.B.S. from Millersburg, Ky.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Simpson, James A.
died 24 Feb. 1857, and his son John M. SIMPSON, died 9 Nov. 1856. He left an aged father, wife and children. By V. S. Carter. (Doesn't give place.) [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]  Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

 Smith Rev. Turner H. 
was born in Buncombe Co., N. C., 15 Mar. 1818; emigrated to Mo. 1833; licensed to preach in 1846. His last appointment was to the Dallas Circuit, but was able to preach only one time during the fall & winter. Bros. John DAVENPORT, Jacob BESS, B. MCCELVER and mother Davenport kept and cared for him and deserve much credit for their kindness to him and his wife. He died 20 Apr. 1857. By John L. Burchard, Bloomfield, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team] Transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Stout, Mary Ann
wife of William Stout, died 29 Mar. 1857  Mentions her father, her husband and a baby a few weeks old.  By John W. McAlister.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Swindell, Diana Christian
dau. of Asa & Mary A. Swindell, died 13 Dec. 1857, aged 4 yrs 4 mos 19 days.  Caused by a kick from a mule, fracturing her skull.  By J.M. Hardy.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Swindell, Rev. George C.
born 26 Aug. 1795, and died 10 Nov. 1857.  Jane Swindell, wife of  Rev. Geo. C. Swindell, born 7 Mar. 1783, and died 9 Oct. 1857.  They were married 8 Sept. 1811; joined the Church in 1822.  He was licensed to preach in 1827.  Left children.  By J.M. Hardy from California, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Thompson,  Henry Yeatman
son of Richard R. & Mary E. Thompson, died 10 July 1857 in his 7th year. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Tomson, Elizabeth 
was born 19 Mar. 1791, in Maryland; moved with her parents to N. C., where she was married to Rev. Henry Tomson; moved with him to Tenn.; thence to Mo., where she died 24 May 1857. On May 21st her son Rev. James Tomson had visited her. She left her husband and several children. Written by M. E. Paul from the Jefferson City Circuit. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Underwood, Wm. R.
W. R. Underwood was born June 20, 1830, in the state of Indiana. Moved to Missouri, where he entered the army in the beginning of the war, serving in the 8th Missouri regiment until the close of  hostilities.  Moved to Howard about 19 years ago, where he continued to live until this day of his death November 16th, 1905.  He was married in  early life and to that union were born six children of whom three are dead.  Mr. Underwood was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, but during his residence in Kansas did not affiliate with any church.
For several years past he has been in very poor health and for the last year has been sorely afflicted.
The funeral services were held at the home.  E. M. Stanton post, G.A.R. followed the remains to Grace Lawn cemetery where his body was laid at rest. His widow has the sympathy of the entire community.
[Submitted by L. Morgan - contributed by: Sara Hemp -2007]

Watson, Wesley H.
Resolution of mourning on death of their fellow member, Wesley H. Watson, by members of Union Division of Sons of Temperance; Wesley Nall, A.C. & Z. S. Trentham. By R.S. from Texas Co. Mo.(in 1857).
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Watts, Christiana S.
Wife of Rev. William Watts, local preacher of the Dallas Circuit, was born 3 Apr. 1832, and died Feb. 1857.  Left two little children, the youngest of which has since died.  By D.W. Reese from Dallas Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Wheeler, Rev. Jonathan M.
was born in Tenn., 23 May 1822; with his parents to Alabama where he joined the M.E. Churchin his 16th year.  In 1845 he emigrated to Mo. and was again licensed to preach (don't know where he was first licensed.) Admitted to St. Louis Conf. at Springfield, Mo., in 1855.   Accompanied by his wife, reached house of the writer Sept. 18th, where he died 20 Oct. 1857.  Leaves widow and little boys.  He was appointed to the Poplar Bluff Mission, and in 1856, to "Oak Ridge Mission" which he never reached. By J.L. Burchard.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

Winebarger, Margaret Elizabeth
dau. of Schuyler & Mary, died 10 June 1857 of scarlet fever, age 8 yrs 6 mos. By G. Mason from Arcadia, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.

 

Young, Hillery Summerfield
died 17th inst. (June), 1857 after an illness of more than two years. He was the only surviving child of Rev. Robert A. & Mary A. Young. He was taken for burial by the parents to their own lot in the cemetery at Columbia, Tenn. [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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