Putnam County, Missouri
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Ruby Chapman Bates
Final services were held at Randolph Funeral Home in Allerton Sunday for Mrs. Ruby Bates who died August 21 in Des Moines.  Rev. Donald Arthur conducting the service.  Burial was in the cemetery at Powersville, Mo. She is survived by her husband [Neven Elmer Bates] and a daughter, Doris Welcher of Greenfield.  Her parents, two sisters, Nancy and Maude and five brothers preceded her in death. (Source:  clipping, unknown newspaper, 1958. Contributed by Lowell Krahn)

John Blaine
John Blaine, 78, father of Mrs. Marie Binau of Corydon, died at Monroe Hospital at Unionville, Mo. Monday, Jan. 11, [1954] following a short illness. Blaine formerly resided near Cambria. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Comstock Funeral Home at Unionville. Burial was in Unionville Cemetery. He is also survived by two other daughters and three sons. [Newspaper: Unknown, Date: 01/1954]

Frank Blanchard
Princeton Farmer Dies His Own Way
Frank Blanchard, 73, farmer, 4 miles south of Powersville, was an ardent square dancer and had been for 50 years.  Told last week by his family physician, Dr. C. G. Wise, Harris, Mo., he would have to give up dancing, Blanchard replied, "If I can die dancing, I’ll die happy." He did just that Saturday night, Nov. 29, 1958 at Lucerne, Mo.  Blanchard collapsed on the dance floor and died of a heart attack.  Blanchard, a widower, is survived by two brothers and two sisters.   Services were held at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Powersville. (Source:  clipping, unknown newspaper, 1958. Submitted by Lowell Krahn)

Con Roy Fetters
FETTERS, Con Roy b 30 Nov 1885 Sullivan Co., MO to William and Kathryn (Grimm) Fetters and d. 30 Jan 1971 Unionville, Putnam Co., MO. He married Emiline Elizabeth Shaver 03 July 1909 near Pennville, MO. who preceded him in death on 02 July 1932 leaving four children. He married Mrs. Susie (Troutner) Pharris of Tama,, IA 19 Dec 1946.  He is survived by Maria Rhoads stepchild and Mary Rhoads of Green City, MO. [Submitted By: Barbara]

Mrs. Hattie (Stowe) Gray
At Unionville, Mo., Jan. 3, Mrs. Hattie, 23, wife of Keith Gray, and daughter of Elder W. R. Stowe. [Source: Henry Republican, Henry IL; January 8, 1880; Sub. by Nancy Piper]

Minnie Katherine Houser Hodges
ROSEVILLE - Minnie Katherine Hodges, 99, of Roseville passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at the Roseville Country Manor. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, where visitation will be one hour before. [Peoria Journal Star, December 20, 2006]

Minnie Katherine Hodges
Minnie Katherine Hodges, 99, Roseville, died at 1:50 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Roseville Country Manor, Roseville. She was born May 7, 1907, the daughter of Leonard and Emma (Crohe {Krohe}) Houser. She married Herschel Hodges on Jan. 2, 1932, in Unionville, Mo. She is survived by two nieces, Sue (Marvin) Garlic, Geneseo, and Pauline (Gene) Crumley, East Peoria; and one nephew, Dick (Judy) Houser, Rushville. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and one niece. She was born and raised in Schuyler County and educated at WIU. She taught at Schuyler, Brown and Warren counties' rural schools for 31 years. She was a member of the Roseville Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the memorial home. [Eagle Publications, December 22, 2006; submitted by: Sara H.]

Margaret Cathrin (Bates) Morgan
Mrs. Margaret C. Morgan was born, Margaret Cathrin Bates in Putnam County, Mo., April 12, 1860, one of six daughters and three sons of Civil War Veteran, George W. and Rebecca [Malinda Williams] Bates, being the oldest child. She passed away March 21, 1954 at the Wildon Osteopathic hospital in Des Moines, Iowa after a short illness at the age of 93 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Albert Morgan, June 20, 1880, [in Putnam County, Missouri] and to this union four children were born, 3 sons and one daughter. She lived in Allerton, Iowa. In addition to her two remaining sisters, Dora Stoker of Powersville, Mo., and Fanny Chapman of Lucern, Mo., she is survived by two sons, Guy W. Morgan of Allerton, Iowa, Claude A. Morgan of Princeton, Mo. and her daughter, Cora Keaton of Des Moines, Iowa, five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, her husband, Albert, and one son, George Raymond. Her life was one of love and devotion to her family and friends and she remained active in her private life until her health prevented it. She leaves many relatives and many, many friends. She will be greatly missed in the community. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Powersville, Mo. Burial in Powersville, Mo. [unknown newspaper, March 1954]

George W. Noble
once prominent democratic politician, died December 15 at Twelve Mile farm. Mr. Noble had been in feeble health and about a year ago became a patient at the farm. He was about 55 years of age. Until a few years ago Mr. Noble held a place in the affairs of Lemni county, having been the owner of North Fork hotel, a justice of the peace for a number of terms and his party's candidate for the office of probate judge at one time. There is a son Will Noble, working in the mines near Butte. Mr. Noble was born in Putnam county, Missouri, and came to Idaho in 1880
Source: The Idaho Recorder, Salmon City, ID, Dec. 22, 1916

Sarah Ann Rose
ROSE, Mrs. Sarah Ann - died in Putnam Co., Mo., 8 Aug. 1857, in her 45th year. She was dau. of James & Sarah HOLMAN, born in Madison Co., Ky., 1 May 1813. At age 16 she united with Presbyterian Church. Married to Benjamin Rose, 3 Dec. 1830, and in 1848 united with Meth. Church. Leaves a family. By W. M. Rush. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Mrs. John Voorhees
The community was shocked Tuesday morning when they learned that at 4 o'clock Mrs. John Voorhees had passed away.  Mrs. Voorhees was a victim of influenza, but it was hoped she would recover.  Pneumonia set in and no power on earth could save her.  Helen Edith Dunkin was born in Putnam County, Missouri Jan. 31, 1886.  She came to Idaho with her parents in 1904.  In 1905 she was united in marriage to John Voorhees, and to this union was born seven children, six living.  Her father, one sister, one brother, beside the husband and children already mentioned and a host of friends to mourn her going.  She was a mother and helpmeet in every sense that term implies.  The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved.  Funeral services took place from the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. C.A. Quinn conducting it.  The remains were bured in the local cemetery.
Source: Meridian Times, Meridian, Idaho, Feb. 6, 1920


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