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BACON, Sarah E. - dau. of James & Martha Bacon, was born in St. Louis Co., Mo. 25 June 1823, and died 16 Sept. 1857. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team

BAIRD – Janie T, wife of Dr WC Baird, was born in Carroll co, Mo, 7 Nov 1844, and died in Mandeville, Carroll co, 6 Nov 1877, aged 33 yrs less one day. She was married to Dr WC Baird on 24 July 1862, thus married 15 years. Sister Baird, her husband and two children, joined the MECS, 16 July 1866. She leaves six children to mourn for the best of earthly friends. (long eulogy)
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 21 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


Margaret Virginia Baker
May 20, 1880
Died at St. Louis, May 22, Margaret Virginia, 21 years, 7 months, 22 days, third daughter of Dr. John G. and Mary Jane Baker of this city.

May 27, 1880
The remains of Miss Maggie V. Baker arrived from St. Louis on Monday and the funeral rites, conducted by Rev. J. S. Glendenning, solemnized the same afternoon at 5 o'clock. The family were all present but two - J. F. in Colorado, and Miss Kate in Minnesota. The grave was completely enveloped in white flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bradford of St. Louis, a brother of Mrs. J. G.
Source: Henry Republican, Henry IL - Nancy Piper 2009


BALLINGER – William, known as “Uncle Bal”, was born in State of Va on 15 Apr 1801. At the age of 5 yrs he was taken to the State of Ky, where, on 2 June 1825 he united in marriage with Elizabeth Davis. In September of the same year he, with his young wife, emigrated to Mo and settled in Pike co, near what is now the town of Clarksville, where he passed fifty years of his life. Here, in 1842, during a Quarterly Conference, occurred what Uncle Bal considered the greatest event of his life – he was ‘born again’ – spiritually into the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. He served the Church faithfully and on 11 Aug 1877 he went home at the ripe old age of 74 years. God bless his aged widow. – JH Ledbetter
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 20 Aug. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


BAUGHMAN – Margaret E died 21 Oct 1877, near Leavenworth, Kans, the dau of AL & Martha A Stewart, formerly of Mississippi. She was born 6 Dec 1857. She professed saving grace and a change of heart in 1873 after removing to Kans, and lived a devoted wife and Christian. She was married to her heart stricken husband in June 1873. Her bereaved parents have our warmest sympathies.
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 7 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


William G. H. Becker
November 28, 1878
At St. Louis, November 20, of neuralgia of the heart, William G. H. Becker, aged 55 years, brother of F. S. Becker and Mrs. H. W. Mateer of Henry.
Source: Henry Republican, Henry IL - Nancy Piper 2009


BEEDING – Eli L died in Cambridge, Saline co, Mo, 18 Sept 1877, in the 59th year of his age. He was born in Georgetown, Dist of Columbia, on 12 July 1817; married Ann L Hickman, his now bereaved widow, on 24 July 1842, in Polesville, Montgomery co, Md … They emigrated to Mo in the year 1844, and settled in Saline co, where he has remained ever since. In 1836 he commenced the mercantile business in Cambridge and proved himself to be a very successful merchant … He leaves a sorrowing wife and one son (only child) to mourn his loss. – B
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 14 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


The body of the late John D. Bell, assistant caller of the St. Louis Merchant’s Exchange, was found in the river near the point where his gun was found.  The coroner’s jury found a verdict of accidental drowning.
[COLE CO. DEMOCRAT, Jefferson City, MO. 31 Oct, 1884 p1 c4. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]


BELL, Lillie H, second dau of Rev W F Bell, late of the Mo Conf, left her home and friends on 13 July 1877, for a home in heaven... She was in the meadow where her father was stacking hay, and asked that she be allowed to ride one of the horses which was hauling shocks, and in some way, fell from her horse and became entangled in the harness and was kicked or tramped to death before her father, who had about 100 yards to run, could reach her. She was about 9 years old, the pride of her father's life and the idol of her mother's heart. - W Toole
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on August 20, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


BELLEAU – Edward died in Cameron, Mo, Dec 1877, aged 13 yrs … Dear Bro & Sister, dry up your tears; although your darling boy is gone and will not return to you, but you may go to him … -- AT Lewis
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 26 Dec. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


BERGS -Saturday, Oct. 26, 1901, at 9:30 Peter W. Bergs, aged 66 years, funeral from residence, no. 1807 South Compton Ave., Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to St Vincent's church, thence to Calvary Cemetery
(The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) October 28, 1901. Transcribed by Nancy Mayo)


BERRY, Nancy C. was born in Monroe Co, Ind, 29 Jan 1860; joined the MECS four years ago, and fell asleep in Christ, 9 Oct 1877.
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on December 26, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


The East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – Saturday, December 15, 1877
Died – Bishop, Marvin of the M. E. Church South, died at his residence in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. the 26th.
Jim Dezotell

Former Local Contractor Leaves Prominent Survivors Here: Immediate Burial Necessary
Clarence Blackwood entered into rest Tuesday, February 14, 1933 at 7:25a.m.in a St Louis hospital. His death resulted from injuries sustained from a gasoline stove explosion which occurred Monday, Feb. 6, in West Overland, MO.
The deceased was born and reared in Murphysboro attending the city school and old Logan high school. As a young man, he was active in the First M.E. Church, uniting with the same in 1898, when Rev. Sabine was pastor.
Mr. Blackwood was an active contractor and builder for years, building several prominent residences and business buildings here and in Southern Illinois, later following his trade in St Louis.
He was born in Murphysboro, November 10, 1881, the son of I.D. and Rosa Blackwood, and united in marriage to Bessie Hennessy Dec. 5, 1904. To this union three children were born, Esther, Alice and James. Besides his family he leaves his father, I.D. Blackwood, brother, Ralph Blackwood and sister, Mrs. Vernon Hallworth, all of this city, to mourn his death. His mother preceded him in death December 11 1927.
Funeral services were held at the Roberts funeral chapel this afternoon at 4p.m. with the Rev. Frank E. Harris of the First M.E. Church, officiating.
On account of the condition of the body immediate burial was necessary. Built Cipsco Park Village to be Buried Here.

Clarence Blackwood, 50, a general contractor of St. Louis, and son of I. D. Blackwood, local lumber  merchant, died in St Louis early today from burns sustained in a stove explosion a week ago. Deceased was the brother of Ralph Blackwood, cabinet maker and automobile body mechanic of Murphysboro and the husband of Mrs. Bessie Blackwood resident at 19th and Spruce.
The body will be buried here. Funeral arrangements had not been made today. Roberts & Sons, were commissioned this morning to take charge of the body.
It was in a "shack" adjoining the "job" where Mr. Blackwood and a companion, firing a gasoline stove to warm their dinner a week ago were both severely burned when the stove exploded. Mr. Blackwood's companion remains in a St Louis hospital, severely burned.
The Blackwood children, the Misses Alice and Esther, and the son James, all of Murphysboro visited their father's bedside yesterday, returning here last night. Contractor Blackwood was one of the leading contractors for the erection of Cipsco Park north of Grand Tower several years ago after the location of the C.I.P.S regional power plant on that site. Mr. Blackwood was an active contractor for years building many prominent residences and business building in Southern Illinois.
He had been engaged as a general contractor in St Louis for several years.
Submitted by Jeana Gallagher


BONNER, Emma, dau of Dr & Mrs S F Hill and wife of Dr S L Bonner departed this life on 20 Oct 1877...To little Annie, her only living child, her heart seemed to cling. - A Friend
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on November 28, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


Milton Boswell
St. Louis, MO., Sept. 21 – Milton Boswell played the races and died. After losing at the east side track here $7,000 of his wife’s money, and $3,000 of his own, he disappeared from his home last night and this morning his farewell letter was received by his wife. He left his affairs in order and full instructions as to the best method to realize most upon his assets. The river was his road to death.
(The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; September 22, 1893. Transcribed as written by D. Donlon)


BOYCE – Bettie, dau of LJ & Sophia Fant, and wife of JR Boyce, of Helena, Montana, died 29th ult, aged 30 yrs 8 mos 14 das … Thus passed away a noble woman, leaving a husband and four little children to mourn her loss. – KSC
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 5 Dec. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Uriel Wright Boyce
Winchester, Va., March 9 - Uriel Wright Boyce, son of the late Colonel U.L. Boyce, who built the Norfolk and Western Railway from Hagerstown to Roanoke, and for many years owner of "Tuleyries," one of the famous show places of Clarke County, (VA) died suddenly of heart trouble at his home in Stanton, Del., where he had been engaged in business 15 years.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irwin B. Whitman and Misses Kathleen and Helen Boyce, and two brothers, W. Truxton and U. Lawrence Boyce, all of Stanton.  He was a native of St. Louis, Mo. [Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.), 10 March 1918]

BOWLES, Mrs. Augusta - daughter of Rev. John GLANVILLE, decd., was reared in St. Louis Co., and married there to Dr. William H. Boles. They moved to Lane's Prairie, Mo., where she died 3 Sept. 1857 of consumption. By J. M. Johnson, Bloomington, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Name of Deceased: John Downing Bradley
County Name: St. Louis independent city
Newspaper: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Submitters Name: Bonnie Bradley Stout

Obit: Bradley, John D. Tuesday April 18, 1933 at 9pm, Beloved husband of Mabel Gertrude ( nee Ferrish ) Bradley. Dear father of Waldo Ferrish Bradley and George Rogers Ferrish.
Dear brother of: Sadie Weaver of Westfield Ill, Florence McFee of St. Louis Mo, Grace Townsley of Dallas Tex., Hazel Heinriches of Hollywood Ca., Vivian Raymond of Los Angelas Ce.
Services were held from Kingsshighway Memorial Funeral Home, North Kingshighway at Lexington Ave. St. Louis MO. Friday April 21 at 2pm
Interment at Lake Charles Cemetery. Deceased was a member of Liberty Council No. 3, Jr Q. U A. M. and Victory Council No 10. of the Daughters of America.


Name of Deceased: Mabel Ferrish Bradley
Newspaper: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Submitters Name: Bonnie Bradley Stout

Obit: Bradley, Mabel G. Died Oct. 21, 1952 Dear Mother of Waldo and George R. Bradley. Dear mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great-Gramdmother, Sister-in law and Aunt. Funeral from Albert Hoppe Funeral Home, 4911 Washinton Blvd, thurs oct 23,1952. Interment at Lake Charles Cemetery. Past State Cocilor of Daughters of Americaa Victory Council No 10. Service Wed. 8 pm. She is preceeded in Death by her husband John Downing Bradley whom she met ad married in Charleston Il.


BRANT – Eliza died in Tillamook co, Or, 22 Apr 1877. She was the step-mother of three children and was much loved by them. The day before she died she told them to be good to their pa … She told her father and mother who were standing by weeping, “Don’t cry, I am better off than any of you.” – Mrs Catherine Morin
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 6 Aug. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


Name of Deceased: James William Bratton
Newspaper: St. Louis Christian Advocate
Date: Sept. 1865
Submitters Name: Kristy Fox

Obit: James William Bratton, 2nd son of P.A. and Sarah A. Bratton, was born 12 July 1862 in Montgomery County, Missouri and died 12 Sept 1865.


BRONAUGH – CC was born in Stafford Co, Va, in 1805. In 1833 he was married to Miss Ann E Waters. Eleven children were born unto them, nine of whom were present at the death of their father and witnessed his departure from earth to heaven. Mr B came to Mo in 1840 and settled in Henry Co … they elected him to the office of County Judge, and continued him to the same for ten years … But he was not interested in the affairs of this life alone. Between 30 and 40 years ago he publicly professed faith in Christ and united with the Methodist church … He was a true representative of old Virginia … His was a happy home, happy for wife, children, bros & sisters. (long eulogy) – LP Norfleet
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 23 July 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


BROOKER – GW departed this life 14 Dec 1877; in Montgomery co, Kans, aged 77 yrs the 20th of last Oct. Grandpa Booker joined the Methodist Church in his 15th year in East Tenn; moved to Arkansas in the year 1850. He lived here a few months before he died … -- JS Cox
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 2 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

BROOKS, Clarence R. SR., Tues., Sept. 19, 2000; beloved husband of LaVerne Brooks (nee Hiatt); dear father of Sandra L. (John) Ehret and Clarence R. (Joanne) Brooks; loving grandfather of Michael, Paula, Lindsey and Mandy; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) - Friday, September 22, 2000
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) - Thursday, February 24, 2000

BROOKS, Ralph A. , 77, of De Soto, died Saturday (Feb. 19, 2000) at Hillcrest Care Center in De Soto.
Mr. Brooks was an assembly-line lead man at Carter Carburetor. He was a veteran of the Army.
The funeral was Tuesday at Mahn Chapel in De Soto. The burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Louis.
Among survivors are his wife, Lois M. Brooks; a son, Daniel Brooks of De Soto; three daughters, Darlene Erny, Donna Drury and Deborah Otto, all of De Soto; a brother, Clarence Brooks of St. Louis; a sister, Gertrude Kinkade of California; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) - Thursday, February 24, 2000
Submitted by Jim Dezotell


BROWN – Priscilla, wife of John Brown, died at her home near Nash’s Mills, in Nodaway co, Mo, 4 Nov 1877. She was born in White co, Tenn, 20 Oct 1828; moved with her bro to Mo in 1842; married to her now mourning husband on 8 Feb 1846, and then settled in Nodaway co, Mo, where they have lived ever since … The husband has lost a good companion, the children a good mother. She will join her two children over to the other side. – William McGillem
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 28 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


BUCHANAN, Henry R.
Died Sat. May 1, at 3:30a.m.. Henry R. Buchanan beloved husband of Annie R. Buchanan and father of William H. and Robert B. Buchanan, aged 63years. Funeral to take place from the Family resd. ?219 North Grand Ave. Monday, May 3 at 3p.m.. Friends invite to attend without further notice.
St. Louis Republic, Monday Morning, May 3, 1897, pg. 7 [submitted by: C. Horton -2009 ]


BUICE – Mrs Mary A, third dau of Rev JW Myrick, of the MECS, died at Piedmont, 4 Sept 1877, aged 23 yrs 6 mos 17 das. A Resolution was written by Piedmont Lodge No. 461, IOGT on 8 Sept 1877. (Copies to Marshal Conflict & Greenville Journal)
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 3 Oct. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


Funeral of Mrs. Blossom Burchfield
Elk County Citizen, April 19, 1894
GONE HOME
Mrs. Blossom Burchfield, wife of U. D. Burchfield, was born in St. Louis, Mo. May 24, 1875. She was married to U. D. Burchfield about a year ago. Saturday, April 14, 1894, at her home in this city, surrounded by friends, she quietly passed into the great beyond, where there is no suffering, no sorrow and no pain. During the meeting conducted by Evangelist Harlan in this city last fall, she gave her heart to God and became a member of the Christian church. Funeral services were held at the Christian church on Sunday, conducted by the pastor, H. G. White. The large attendance at the funeral told how deeply the friends sympathized with the bereaved husband and family and as the large funeral cortege moved to Grace Lawn cemetery when all that remained of the young wife and mother was laid to rest, the words of Holy Writ came to us, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.“ The husband is left with an infant daughter but a few weeks old, and around it his hearts fibers will be woven with greater strength because in its life the young mother gave her own. The Citizen, in common with his many friends, deeply sympathize with the young husband in his hour of bereavement--the darkest hour that can come to any man.
[ Submitted by L. Morgan contributed by: Sara Hemp - 2007]


Funeral of P. T. Burtis
Funeral services for the late Peter T. Burtis, held at the family home on North Second avenue were attended by a large number of mourning friends and were simple yet impressive.   The pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. Lewis Halsey, was assisted in the service by Chaplain Winfield Scott, D. D.
Mr. Burtis was born in what is now known as Chesterfield (Recklesston), Burlington County, New Jersey, seventy-five years ago.  After being for a time clerk in a store, he removed to St. Louis, where he entered the whole-sale house of his cousins, Joseph K. and James K. Burtis. Here he married Sarah E. Hume, for forty-six years his faithful and cherished help-mate.
After remaining in St. Louis he removed to Chicago where for nearly twenty-eight years he was the superintendent, civil engineer and chief executive officer of the Chicago Gas Light and Coke company.  He was a careful and successful business man, doing thoroughly and well everything committed to his care.
Mr. Burtis was a good citizen, a true friend, a faithful Christian.  He especially loved and was loyal to his church for which he prayed and labored during his life.  He dearly loved children and was kind, helpful, ready to aid all who were worthy and in need.  He was a student of affairs, having his own opinions and always able to maintain them.  He was an honored member of the two great philanthropic fraternal organizations, the Free Masons and the Odd Fellows, with which he affiliated in early manhood.
He united with the Second Baptist church in St. Louis and was baptized by the well-known Dr. Jeter.  He was afterward a member of the First Baptist church of Chicago and later a member and clerk of the Fourth, now Ashland Avenue, church.  About ten years ago he united with the Phoenix Baptist church, of which he has been one of the most loyal and faithful members, serving most acceptably as trustee and later as deacon.
Besides his wife, Mr. Burtis leaves five children, Messrs. D. H. and G. D. Burtis of this city, Mrs. E. P. Budd of Mount Holly, N.J.; Mrs. J. H. Eils of Keokuk, Ia., and Mrs. J. C. Putnam of Chicago.
Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.), December 17, 1901, Page 4, Image 4
Posted by: n.piper@mchsi.com


Samuel H Burrell
"He Was Once Identified Here with A Prominent Furniture Firm"
Milwaukee Wisconsin- January 07- Samuel H Burrell died suddenly last night. Mr. Burrell had been about the city on Monday, aparently in as good health as usual. He also seemed well at supper, but about midnight he became ill and in a short time was dead. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Burrell was 58 years of age. Pecurliarly sad circumstances attended the death. His home was in St. Louis and several weeks ago his wife was taken ill there and they decided to come up to Milwaukee in the hope of benefitting her health. She is still quite ill and is prostrated by the sudden death of her husband. Mrs. Burrell's mother, Mrs. Enoch Chase, is also ill, and her condition is regarded as somewhat serious. In consequence, the funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon and internment will be at Forest Home in the city. Mr. Burrell was a retired busness man. He came to Milwaukeemore than 30 years ago from New York and entered Business as a member of th furniture manufacturing firm of A.D. Seaman & Co. Later he went to St. Louis and Opened a branch house for the firm, which he afterwards bought out and sold again four years ago, at which time he retired from business. The St. Louis firm was known under th style of Burrell, Comstock & Co.
Source: St. Louis Republic, January 01, 1896. Submitted by Des Rodclay


Peter Busch No More
St. Louis, May 22 – Peter Busch, son of Adolphus Busch, the brewer, died Sunday in St. Luke’s hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Busch and their daughter are on the Atlantic ocean en route to Europe.
(Durant Weekly News; Durant, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; May 26, 1905. Transcribed by Dale Donlon)


Name of Deceased: Virginia Butler
Newspaper: Daily Missouri Republican, St. Louis, MO.,
Date: Sat. Oct 30, 1841
Submitters Name: Candi

Obit: Died- On the 28th inst., Virginia, Infant daughter of Richard and Mary Butler, aged 8 months and 6days.



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