Parkville, Mo., March 17, of membranous croup, Harry, aged 6 years, 7 months,
only child of Thomas H. and Fannie Abbott. [April 6, 1876, The Henry
Republican, Henry, IL - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Another Revolutionary Soldier gone: Died --On the 13th
inst., in Platte County, Mr. Samuel Brown, Sen'r., formerly of this county. He
was a Whig of '76 and a Whig of 1844. He was one of the Revolutionary Soldiers
who attended the Great Whig Mass Convention at Lexington on the 18 ult.
[Boon's Lick Times (Fayette, Mo.) Saturday,August 24, 1844 - Sub. by Kathy
William J. Burdette
Platte County, Mo.,
Farmers Fight at a Church with Fatal Results
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 11 – In
a fight in a church at Sugar Lake, Platte county, Sunday, between William J.
Burdette and his son William on one side, and G. W. Mays and his nephew
Charles on the other, the elder Burdette was killed by a blow on the head with
a fence rail, and the younger Burdette was fatally injured. The Mays were
arrested and lodged in the St. Joseph jail. [Source: The Langston City Herald,
Langston City, O. T., February 22, 1896. Contributed by Dale
At Green township, Platte County on the 7th
inst. of diptheria, Mrs. Susan wife of James L. Calvert, and daughter of Mr.
John Herndon of Platte City, aged 27. She is said to have been an
exemplery christian and much esteemed by her neighbors.
Source: The Border Times, Weston, MO., Feb.
K. B. Cecil
Was a Wealthy Landowner.
Leavenworth, Kas.—K. B. Cecil, wagon boss at Fort Leavenorth, and a freighter
In the early days, died at his home in East Leavenworth, Mo., aged 76. He as
one of the wealthiest land-owners in the southwest. [Saturday, February 9,
1907; St. Louis Palladium (St. Louis, MO) Page: 3]
Parkville, Mo., Sept. 14, ae. 33. As a skillful and
accomplished physician, as a warm-hearted and generous friend, he will long be
missed in the community. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices Of Eminent Persons
Who Have Died In The United States For 1858"; By Hon. Nathan Crosby; Boston:
John P. Jewett And Company. 1859. Transcribed By K. Mohler]
F. G. Cockrill
DIED.--In Weston, on Thursday, the 19th ult., Mr.
F. G. Cockrill, aged 37 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday,
August 2, 1849 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
FLANERY – Mrs Mary L, dau of RF & Darcas Wason, was
born in Platte co, Mo, 17 July 1849. She professed to find the Lord in Feb
1867, in Platte City, at a protracted meeting, and united with the MECS. She
was united in marriage to Mr James F Flanery, 9 Feb 1871, and departed this
life 24 Nov 1877, in her father’s house in Platte City. She leaves her
bereaved companion, 2 sweet little daus, and affectionate father & mother,
with bros & sisters. (long eulogy) – WC Campbell [Source: The St.
Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff,
C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 9 Jan. 1878; transcribed by K.
Died, October the 4th, Silas G. Hindman, son
of A.C. and Rachel Hindman of this City. In the midst of life, we are
subject to the shafts of Death. Who can withstand him. Silas was
three years and twelve days old. The rose bud just opening its leaves,
but God took him, it is the Lord, his behests are just. Thy Will be done
Source: The Border Times, Weston, MO., Oct.
Miss Emeline KING, Dau. of
James A. & Margaret King of New Market, Platte Co., Mo., died 4 Jan. 1858,
in her 20th year. She was born in Smith Co., Tenn., 5 Dec. 1838; came to
Platte Co., in 1850. By Galen E. Bishop from New Market. [Source: "Missouri
Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and
Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription
Dick Loan, farmer, left his bed
near Platte City, Mo., and hanged himself with a trace chain. [Source: The
Waco evening news. (Waco, Tex.) January 19, 1892, Submitted by Barb
An Irishman by the
name of McGuire, apparently about 35 years of age, was accidentally killed on
the morning of the 14th inst., at the farm of Benj. Morton, two miles south of
this place. The deceased, who was a teamster in the employ of the United
States, had stopped with his companions to feed their teams at Mr. Morton’s.
They had built a fire at the root of a dead tree and spreading their blankets
upon the ground, slept around it. During the night the tree burned through and
about daylight fell across McGuire’s breast. He lived only long enough to be
carried a short distance to the house of Mr. Morton. On his person was found
$580 in gold which was taken possession of by the Public Administrator of
Platte County, W. M. Paxton. The deceased was recently from Fort Pierre, on
the Upper Missouri.-- [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, October 29, 1857 -
Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
MCQUINN, "Sister" -
a member of the Platte County Society, died 7 Aug. 1857. Left children. By W.
E. Dockery, Newmarket, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County &
Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff;
March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]
Mary A. Milligan was born in Platte County, Missouri,
March 6th, 1842, and died at her residence in Nelson, Nebraska, on June 12th,
1908, aged 66 years, 4 months and 6 days. She moved with her parents to
Belmont county, Ohio in 1847 where the family lived until the fall of 1857,
when they moved to Richland county, Wisconsin. In November 1860 she was
married to Wm. Crandell and to this union two children were born; one, Mathias
Crandell of Nelson, Nebr., still survives her, while the other died in
infancy. On November 7th, 1867 deceased was united in marriage to James C.
Reeve, to which union four children were born, all of whom are living. George
G. Reeve, John C. Reeve, Charles B. Reeve, and Mrs. Amanda Dunken. Mrs. Reeve
moved with her husband to Nelson, Neb., on June 8th, 1874, and she continued
to reside here till the time of her death. During her residence in Nelson she
united with the First Baptist church there in January 1891 and lived in that
faith till her death. She had a bright Christian experience and in all her
times of sickness and suffering it was quite clear to all around her that she
enjoyed the fellowship and favor of her Lord. She bore a great deal of pain
without murmur or complaint and her patience was a great inspiration to her
loved ones. When health permitted she was a frequent worshiper at the
Methodist church in Nelson, for whose pastor and people she had a warm regard.
She will be missed in the congregation and in the home but the influence of
her life will be with us. We must follow her to the Homeland. There was a very
large attendance at the funeral services in the Methodist church, Nelson last
Sunday afternoon. The Oddfellows and Rebekahs, of which latter Order Grandma
Reeve was a member, formed a guard of honor at the house and marched in a body
to the church where the ladies of the w. R. C. were also present. The church
was nicely decorated with flowers and the Stars and Stripes. The pastor, Rev.
J. Henry Stitt preached from the text, "I shall be satisfied when I awake with
thy likeness. "Psalm 17:15. The Oddfellows and Rebekahs also marched to the
Nelson cemetery, and before the casket was placed in it s resting place the
beautiful symbolic ceremony was preformed by these two Orders of marching two
and two with linked fingers past the remains of the departed sister. Sister C.
E. Jensen, Sister Kinney and Sister Gee, as Nobel Grand, Vice Grand, and
Chaplain, then read the beautiful burial service of the Rebekahs, and after
all had marched around the grace and deposited sprigs of evergreen, the
benediction was pronounced by the minister, and the mortal remains of our
beloved mother and sister were left to await the glorious resurrection, "when
the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be raised and made like
unto His own glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby He is able
to subdue all things unto Himself." ["The Nelson (Nebraska) Gazette", June 18,
1908, page 1 - Sub by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie]
W. E. Olvis, one of the pioneer settlers of Platte County,
Mo., and one of its wealthiest and most influential farmers, is dead at the
home of his son-in-law, Frank Pitts, in East Leavenworth. Olvis died of a
complication of diseases. He was about 60 years old and had lived in Platte
county for the past forty years. [Valley Falls Vindicator, January 17, 1902,
page 2. Contributed by Peggy Thompson]