Obituaries and Death Notices
Noah C. Baker
AN OLD CITIZEN GONE - We are called upon to announce the death of Mr. N.C. Baker, the father of Mrs. Jas. M. Baker of this place. He departed this life at the residence of Mr. Levi Fawks, of Chariton township, on the 15th of this month, in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Baker was born in Shenandoah county, Va., October 6th, 1800. He was taken by his father to Wayne county, Ky., when he was but an infant, where he dwelt until he was 18 years of age, when he again took up the line of march westward and settled in Randolph county in 1818. The county, at that time, was but little less than a wilderness, and Indians were as plentiful as blackberries. Thus, gradually are the links in the chain being broken that binds our memory to the past. [North Missouri Herald, Huntsville Date: 9/21/1870; Submitted by Robert Schamber]
Susan M. Baker
--Died. In Randolph county on the 4th inst., Miss Susan M. Baker, aged 18 years. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday September 16, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Willie Brogin died last night at 6 o’clock of croup at the family residence 7 miles southwest of Moberly, aged six years. He wan a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brogin and is survived by four sisters and three brothers. The funeral was held this afternoon from Hagers Chapel.[Source: Moberly Semi Weekly Monitor (December 4, 1906) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Mr. F. H. Burton
KILLED.--Mr. F. H. Burton, an old and esteemed citizen of Randolph county, was killed by being thrown from a horse, last week. [ Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, May 14, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Ben Cockrell, 65 years old, passed away at his home in Huntsville at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Cockrell was confined to his bed but a few days, Bright 's Disease causing his death. He was a pioneer resident of this county, had a wide host of friends, and will be sadly missed by all. Surviving him are his wife and three, children: Mrs. Leland Heflin, Paul Cockrell and Mrs. Hurst McCormick, all of Huntsville. The funeral will be held at the Huntsville Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, and burial will be made in the Huntsville cemetery. [Source: Moberly Weekly Monitor (Tuesday, March 30, 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Hawkins L. Cook
We regret to learn that Mr. Hawkins L. Cook, of Randolph county, (near Huntsville,) died last Sunday morning of Cholera, after 12 hours illness. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, July 24, 1851; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
S. T. Crews
S. T. Crews died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of his daughter in St. Joseph of erysipelas. Mr. Crews was 74 years of age and leaves to mourn his demise four sons Joe, John and Neal of this city and Ed of Orange, Tex, and two daughters. Mr. Crews was one of Moberly's oldest residents, and respected and well liked by all who knew him. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. W. A. Simmons. Burial in Oakland. [Source: Moberly Semi Weekly Monitor (December 4, 1906) transcribed by FoFG]
Elba Ella Dameron
DIED.--In Randolph county, on the 2d inst., of putried sore throat, Elba Ella, infant daughter of Geo. W. and Eliza J. Dameron, in the 4th year of her age. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, October 20, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
John F. Darr
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 11th, John F. Darr, about 35 years old. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 18, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. M. M. Denny
--Died. On the 15th, Mrs. M. M. Denny, wife of A. F. Denny, of Huntsville, and daughter of John A. Pitts, Esq., in the 26th year of her age. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday April 2, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Wm. R. Duerson
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 11th, Wm. R. Duerson, aged 50 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 18, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Maoma Durham
THE COUNTY'S OLDEST WOMAN - Mrs. Maoma Durham, Aged 93 Years, Had Resided in Randolph County 78 Years
Mrs. Maoma Durham, an account of whose death was published in yesterday's Monitor exclusively, was perhaps the oldest woman in Randolph county and was without doubt the oldest resident. She was 93 years old and a native of Kentucky. She came to this county from that state in 1829 and for the past 78 years has resided constantly on the farm on which she then settled with her family and which was deeded to them by the government. Her husband died in 1886 on the farm where her death occurred yesterday morning, southwest of Jacksonville. Mrs. Durham was always a very strong, vigorous woman, working like a woman of half her age until three years ago, when she began failing and she has since been an invalid. For many years the deceased was a member of the Christian church, but in recent years she belonged to the Evangelic church. This noble woman is survived by five sons and one daughter, who are: M.S. Durham, of Clark; Wade and Jim Durham, of Jacksonville; Miss Lucretia Durham, of Jacksonville; Z.T. Durham, of Kirksville and M.F. Durham of Morrison, Colorado. The funeral will be held from the Christian church in Jacksonville tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder W. M. Featherston, of Moberly. With the interment of Mrs. Maoma Durham is recorded the passing of one of the county's landmarks and one of its grandest characters. [Moberly Daily Monitor Oct 1, 1907]
Mrs. Isabel Durnil, 87, of Moberly, mother of Mrs. Willie Bell Benner of 418 E. Broadway, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maplelawn Lodge in Moberly. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carter Funeral Home in Moberly. Burial will be in the Moberly City Cemetery. [The Columbia Tribune Mar. 22, 1967]
Lived a "Hermit" 90 Years "Aunt Betty" Elliott Died without Ever Having Ridden on Train (News Article)
Lived On Homestead Established by Parents, Randolph County, Mo. Pioneers
She Had Lived Simple Life. Although Possessed of Riches
Macon, Mo.July 1. - Ninety years In the back country of Missouri, without ever having ridden on a railroad train or visited a town larger than Moberly, Huntsville or Macon, was the record of "Aunt Betty" Elliott, whose death occurred Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs, S. P. Rice, six miles west of Jacksonville. Miss Elliott was one of a very interesting trio, the other two being her brothers Perry and Jordan Elliott, who died a few years ago. All their lives they had lived upon the land which was taken up by their father, William Elliott, when he came from Kentucky to Northern Missouri in 1816, After the death of their parents and the marriage of the younger children, Miss Elliott and her two brothers lived on the old homestead, carrying on their farming operations and duties about the house in the same primitive manner as was conducted by their parents in the pioneer days.
Had One Ride In A Motor Car
Miss Elliott once enjoyed the experience of riding In a motor car. She said she got as far as College Mound when something about it went dead and they had to hitch on a couple of mules to haul them back home. She never cared much for motor cars since then.
The Elliott brothers developed the estate until it comprised about two thousand acres and, although in the heart of the very richest growing section of Missouri, much of it was rough pasture land. For a great many years the farm was Inclosed with rail fences, which as time went by sank far into the ground. The fencing around this farm marks almost the last or the old rail fences in Northern Missouri.
None of the three had found time In their busy lives to go to school, but they knew the value of stock and grain, and were as shrewd in their deals as any-body.
Underneath a large part of their land are valuable beds of coal.
Fight shy of doctors and medicine
Have something to interest you and keep going.
Learn to go to sleep easily and don't borrow trouble.
Get out In the air and raise turkeys, ducks and chickens.
Eat hearty and go to bed early."
Such was the rule of "Aunt Betty" Elliott, the last of the Elliott trio of Randolph County. Missouri who died Thursday on the farm on which she was born. Like a hermit. Aunt Betty lived more than nine decades, helped amass a fortune, the extent of which she never really knew. and died without ever going farther from her home than Macon, Scorned Luxury for Simple Life Fourteen years ago a staff correspondent for The Star visited the Elliott trio and spent a day with" the children of nature" who scorned luxuries to live the simple life of their parents, pioneers of Missouri There the correspondent found a leaky house, built by their parents; a well, which was started the year after the Civil War and never had been completed, and three "children." all more than 70, who never had had time to even think about marriage. The only thing modern on the farm was a nice looking range in the kitchen whichthe "boys" had purchased for "Aunt Betty." Friends? Why "Aunt Betty" had thousands of them, it seemed. She tossed a few handfuls of corn on the bed of wood chips, which served as a roadway up to the house. Flocks of fowls, turkeys, ducks and chickens immediately clustered about her. "Here are my friends, and you see why I never get lonesome," she told the correspondent Their Rules For Life
And It was an extremely happy family. Late In the evening the two "boys" returned to the house.
All talked in gentle, quiet tones. In brief they outlined their lives as follows:
Never to old to work.
Never had a quarrel with anybody.
Never swapped a horse.
Never owned a dog.
Never used tobacco in any form.
Never belonged to a church, but believed in God.
Never were in a law suit
Never knew the extent of their wealth
Kept their accounts with pins on shingles.
What was good enough for their fore-fathers was good enough for them. [1921-07-01; Paper: Kansas City Star; Submitted by Barb Z.]
Mrs. Susan Fort
DIED.--At her residence, in Randolph county, on the 25th ult., of neuralgia of the brain, Mrs. Susan Fort, wife of Dr. John T. Fort. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, December 8, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
--Died. On the 17th ult., Mrs. Fray, consort of William Fray, of Randolph county. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday December 1, 1853; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Alvin Thomas Gibson
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 19th inst., Alvin Thomas, son of James and Mary E. Gibson, in the 5th year of his age. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, December 1, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
--Died. In Randolph county, on the 2d, James, son of R. G. Gilman, Esq., in the 5th year of his age. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday March 18, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED.--At his residence in Huntsville, on Wednesday last, mainly from old age, Mr. William Goggin, aged 77 years. The deceased was the first settler in Huntsville, having emigrated to that place in 1821 or 1822, and respected by all who knew him. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, October 20, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes
--Died. In Randolph county, on the 31st ult., Mrs. Elizabeth, consort of Henry Grimes, in the 58th year of her age, after a lingerling illness, which was borne with Christian resignation. A large circle of relatives and friends sorrow for her sufferings and death. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday January 8, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Lyddie M. C. Hannah
DIED.--In Randolph co., on the 8th inst., after a painful illness of twelve days, Lyddie M. C., infant daughter of J. A. and S. J. Hannah, aged nine months. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, October 20, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Josephine V. Hull
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 17th, Mrs. Josephine V., wife of John R. Hull, aged 21 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 25, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
--Died. In Randolph county, on the 11th, Mr. Allen Hurt, formerly of this county. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday December 16, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
--Died. On the 2d September, Joel Jackson, in the 45th year of his age--an old citizen of Randolph county. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday October 22, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Sarah N. James
Mrs Sarah N. James, a former resident of Randolph and Macon counties Missouri, died on Wednesday November 28th 1900 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. P. Cope in Los Angeles, California, of troubles incident to old ace. She was the grandmother of Mrs. Will A. Rothwell of this city. The remains will be brought to Missouri and burial will take place at the Anderson family cemetery, about three and one half miles south of Moberly and one mile north of Elliott. [Source: Moberly Semi Weekly Monitor (December 4, 1906) transcribed by FoFG]
Millard Turner Johnson
Millard Turner Johnson, 74, Moberly, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Moberly Regional Medical Center - North. He had been in the hospital about two weeks. He was born July 20, 1905, at Centralia, son of Charles R. and Harriett Allen Johnson. He had lived here the past eight years after moving from Centralia. He was a truck driver for the postal service. Mr. Johnson belonged to the Grace Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nadine of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Rena M. Bird and Mrs. Sue Jilliff, both of Moberly; two sons, Linwood Johnson, St. Joseph and Robert Johnson, Oliveherst, Calif.; four brothers, Milton Johnson, Blue Springs; Finley Johnson, state of California; and David Lee Johnson and Charles Johnson Jr., addresses unknown; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Million-Taylor Chapel, Moberly, with Rev. Jim McElyea, pastor of Grace Baptist. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Marshall. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today. [The Moberly Monitor-Index Democrat Nov. 4, 1979; Submitted by Robert King]
Mrs. Jones died Wednesday at her home in Kansas City, of pneumonia. She was a sister of H. A. Hatfield and formerly resided in Moberly, having many warm friends among our people. The remains were brought here today and interred in Oakland, after services by Rev. S. E. Henry. [Source: Moberly Semi Weekly Monitor (December 4, 1906) transcribed by FoFG]
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 18th, Clora, infant daughter of Philip and S. E. Klink. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 25, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Rev. Addison M. Lewis
--Died. In Huntsville, Randolph county, Mo., on Wednesday, August 26, Rev. Addison M. Lewis, in the 68th year of his age. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday September 3, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Charles Shaefer Lewis
--Died. In Huntsville, on Saturday Sept. 19, Charles Shaefer, infant son of Waldo and Sophie M. Lewis, aged 8 months, less 4 days.
Little Charley is gone! A lovely bud, the pride and joy of father and mother, is taken by the Savior to unfold its beauties in the glorious light of Heaven. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday September 24, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Richard K. Lewis
DIED.--On the 3d, Mrs. --- Lewis, wife of Dr. Richard K. Lewis, of Randolph county. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, May 14, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
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
DIED.--In Randolph county, on the 14th, Jesse Malone, aged 35 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 25, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Derret Henry Mason
--Died. On the 8th, in Randolph county, Derret Henry, son of William and E. J. Mason, aged 5 years, 7 months and 23 days. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday March 18, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Uriah C. Mason
DIED.--In Paris, on the 10th inst., Mr. Uriah C. Mason, of Randolph county, aged about 40 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, October 20, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
--Died. On the 10th, Mr. Gabriel Maupin, an old and respected citizen of Randolph. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday March 18, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
J. J. McClancy
J. J. McClancy, 71 years old, died at his home, two miles west of Moberly, at 3 :30 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. McClancy was horn January 1, 1844. He had lived in this county many years and stood high in the esteem of all his acquaintances. Surviving him are a son, Ray McClancy; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie McCain, Mrs. Bert Stacey, and Mrs. Ed Esry, a brother, John McClancy; two sisters, Mrs. N. McClancy and Mrs. Mary Brennard and seven grandchildren. Funeral services, conducted byRev. B. F. Davis, will be held at the Sugar Creek church at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and burial will be made in Sugar Creek cemetery. [Source: Moberly Weekly Monitor (Tuesday, March 30, 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Dr. John McLean
--Died. In Huntsville, on the 14th, Dr. John McLean, after a very short illness. [Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday November 25, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Betty Ann McLone
Betty Ann McLone, 52, Kansas City, a former Moberlyan, died Friday night at St. Luke's Hospital at Kansas City, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in failing health for two months. Born Aug. 2, 1927, at Moberly, she was the daughter of James McLone Sr. and Marie Young McLone. She attended parochial elementary school at Moberly, and was a graduate of Moberly High School. While at Moberly, she was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She lived at Kansas City the past 25 years, and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church there at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Marie McLone, Kansas City; brother, Jim McLone, Moberly; sister, Miss Clara McLone, Kansas City; and five nieces, including Miss Madeline R. McLone, Moberly. Funeral services for Miss McLone will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at Kansas City. Visitation at the Freeman Funeral Home at Kansas City was scheduled today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Following services Monday at Kansas City, the body will be brought to Moberly, for graveside services to be conducted at St. Mary's Cemetery at Moberly at 3:30 p.m. throught arrangements made by the Carter Funeral Home. [The Moberly Monitor-Index Democrate Nov. 4, 1979; Submitted by Robert King]
James M. Ruark
--Man Killed. --Mr. James M. Ruark and Harrison Ford, both of Randolph county, got into a difficulty last Friday, in which Mr. Ruark was killed. Ford shot him with a rifle, and he died immediately. We know no particulars. They were both in this place, a few days before. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday April 15, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
H. L. Rutherford
--Died, Mr. H. L. Rutherford, a well known and enterprising citizen of Randolph county, died last week. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday December 30, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Sallie G. Rutherford (nee Adams)
--Died. In Randolph county, on the 2d, of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. Sallie G. Rutherford, daughter of William Adams, of this county. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday November 19, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Stamper (infant son)
DIED.--In Randolph county, on the 15th inst., of Paralysis, an infant Son of Daniel J., and Mary A. Stamper, aged two years, one month and twenty four days. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, December 1, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Ada M. St. Clair
-Died. In Huntsville, on the 22d inst., of Congestive Chill, Ada M., daughter of E. G. & M. F. St. Clair, aged 2 years, 2 months and 15 days. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday June 24, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
George W. Switzler
--Death of Geo. W. Switzler.
The readers of the Statesman, we are sure, will be pained to learn that our beloved brother, George W. Switzler, who during the exciting canvass of the past year assisted us in the editorial conduct of this paper, is no more! He died of consumption in Huntsville, in the county of Randolph, at 4 o'clock p.m. on Saturday last, and his remains were interred in the family graveyard near Franklin, Howard county, on Monday. He was born in Howard county--on the 8th day of January, 1834. At the time of his death, therefore, he was in his twenty-fourth year.--[Statesman. [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday August 13, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Jimmie E. Taylor
DIED.--In Huntsville, on the 16th, Jimmie E., only son of R. L. and G. W. Taylor, aged one year, nine months and seventeen days. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 25, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Julia B. Taylor
Mrs Julia B, wife of George Warren Taylor and dau of the late James R Booking, dec'd, died at her home in Huntsville, Mo, 9 Jan 1878. Mrs T was born in Winchester, Va, 13 Apr 1839; removed with her widowed father and family to Huntsville in 1858, and married her now bereaved husband in 1863. (eulogy) She leaves an infant dau, motherless ere three brief hours of its little life had spent … -- A Friend (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 23 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)
Isaac Temple, a pioneer resident of this county, died at his home in Renick at 4:50 o'clock this morning after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Temple was born November 2, 1837. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and for several years was postmaster at Renick. He was highly esteemed by his acquaintances and news of his death will come as a shock to all. Surviving him are .a daughter, Miss Marie Temple of Renick, and four sons: Dr. Chas. Temple, Glasgow; Wm. Temple, Rockford; Richard of Keytesville, and Otis Temple of Slater. Funeral services will be held from the family residence in Renick at 9 :30 o'clock tomorrow morning, conducted by Rev. Guinn of Fayette and burial will be made in the Davis cemetery, north of Renick. [Source: Moberly Weekly Monitor (Tuesday, March 30, 1915) transcribed by FoFG]
DIED.--In Randolph county, on the 8th, Wm. Thomasson, in the 62 year of his age. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 18, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Mr. R. H. Wickliffe
DIED.--On the 30th, Mr. R. H. Wickliffe, of Randolph county. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, May 14, 1857; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Sallie Durham Wilmot
At her home in Tina, MO, on March 26, 1901, Mrs. F. M Wilmot quietly departed this life. Mrs. Wilmot, better known to her many friends in Randolph County by her maiden name as Sallie Durham, was a daughter of Capt. M. P. [Milton Palmer] Durham, one of Moberly's early citizens. She was born and grew almost to womanhood here. Many who read this will remember her as a schoolmate and friend whose chief character it seemed [was] kindness. Trained from tender years in the Sunday school at Old East Side Christian Church, she early confessed her Master and spent the remnant of her brief life in His kingdom. In her nature and gentle in spirit, her silent influence was always felt by those with whom she came in contact. Through all the months of suffering under the dreaded disease of consumption, she had hopes of recovery, but at last knowing the end was near, she passed peacefully within the gates bidding us to come. May the sweet tenor of her life never be forgotten and may each of us like her die the death of the righteous. [Moberly Daily Monitor, 03/26/1901]
DIED.--In Randolph county on the 10th, Derrill Wright aged 50 years. [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday, August 18, 1859; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]