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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 19:00:28 -0700
Hello everyone, no I have not disappeared into the sunset, it has just
been a busy couple of days. Here are some "Pearls" for you. Enjoy
DE SOTO WEEKLY FACTS
De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri
19 MARCH 1896
Excitement Proves Fatal - Mrs. Thomas LINVILLE, aged 51 years, attended
the revival services at the Christian church at Sedalia. The service
concluded, she returned home laboring under considerable excitement, and
one hour later died of heart failure.
Mrs. Ann SHAFROTH - Mrs. Anna SHAFROTH, mother of Congressman John F.
SHAFROTH, of Colorado, and Alderman William SHAFROTH, of Fayette, died
at Fayette the other morning. She was 75 years old, and a faithful
member of the Baptist church.
Roasted to Death - The house of Amanda WILSON, near Columbia, was burned
the other day, and her two children, aged 4 years and 19 months
respectively were roasted to death.
A Murderous Assult - Walter SHARP, a well-known young man in the west
end, St. Louis, was shot and fatally wounded by an unknown man the other
26 MARCH 1896
Died, at her home in this city on the 22nd inst., Mrs. Mary A.
ACKERSON. Mrs. ACKERSON had been sick for quite a while but bore her
affliction with christian fortitude until she was called away. Her
funeral took place yesterday and her last request being that Rev. D.W.
CROW conduct the same, he did so. She had a large family who mourn her
loss. She was born in Washington county where she marrried. She was a
consistent member of the M.E. Church. The family tender their thanks to
the kind friends for their sympathy in their sorrow and for the kindness
and attendance of Dr. HAMEL who waited on her in her sickness.
Mrs. Cole CAMERON died last Wenesday after a lingering illness. Mrs.
CAMERON was a most estimable lady and was loved by all who knew her.
Her bereaved husband has the sympathy of a host of friends.
9 APRIL 1896
Blew Out Her Brains - Mrs. Jacob KOBLE, tired of life, commits suicide.
Rowena KOBLE, wife of Jacob KOBLE, living near Valle's Mines, committed
suicide last Sunday evening at 4 o'clock, by shooting herself with a 44
Winchester rifle. There is no assignable cause for her committing the
rash act. She was about 20 years of age and had been married to Mr.
Koble only about one year.
It seems that she was cleaning house or rather dusting things up around
the kitchen and took the gun from the rack and laid it on the table.
She went out on the porch and said to her mother-in-law, you give this
ring to Jacob when he comes in as I will not see him, but Mrs. KOBLE
refused saying that she could give it to him herself. She then took the
ring and laid it on the banister of the porch and walked into the
kitchen. When she reached the door she turned around and said: You
folks all be good to yourselves. This seemed to arouse her
mother-in-law who said to another daughter who was sitting on the porch
reading: I will go and see what she is doing and immediately started
for the kitchen. Just as she reached the door the gun dischargd and
Rowena KOBLE was no more. She had placed the gun on a little table,
looked into the barrel and pulled the trigger with a fork.
The coroner in speaking of the affair said it was one of the most
sickening sights he ever beheld. The verdict of the jury was that
deceased came to her death from a gun fired by her own hands.
9 APRIL 1896
Died at her home in St. Louis, of nervous prostration, Saturday, at 4:30
p.m., Mrs. G.W. JONES, who for many years was chief clerk at the R.R.
machine shops here. The remains were brought to this city Monday
morning and the funeral took place from residence of Mr. D.M. PARK. The
services being conducted by Rev. MASON, pastor of the Presbyterian
church. There was a very large attendance of friends who followed the
remains to the cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community is with
the bereaved ones in this sad hour of sorrow and trial.
23 APRIL 1896
Under The Wheels - Felix BROWN, a Brakeman Horribly Mangled at
Piedmont. Died on the Train at Hogan as He was Being Brought Home.
One of the saddest accidents that has happened on the Iron Mountain in
some time was the accident that befell poor Felix BROWN at Piedmont,
Monday evening. It seems that he was trying to open a Jenni coupler
while standing on the draw heads of two cars and that the train seprated
and he fell under the wheels and had both legs severed near the body.
He was picked up and cared for by his companions as best they could. He
was placed on a train and started home but died at Hogan Mountain at
6:30, just one hour and a half after the accident.
He was a young man well liked by all who knew him and his death is
mourned by many. He was formerly in the employ of AUBUCHON & Son, of
this city, and no man had more friends than he. He was a member of De
Soto Lodge No. 115 A.F. & A.M. and the B.R.T. His mother lives near
Hillsboro at which place the remains were interred yesterday. A large
concourse of sorrowing friends attended the last sad rite of one they
esteemed and loved.
7 MAY 1896
Gone to His Reward - Died, at his home in Bismarck, Mo., on April 24,
1896, Judge J.M. CLIFFORD, aged 70 years, 9 months and 4 days. Mr.
CLIFFORD was born at Mackville, N.C., where he lived until he came to
Missouri a number of years ago. He married Miss Ludia KURFEES when he
was 26 years of age who still survives him He spent several years of
life in Douglas, Ill. Settling there in the woods and furnished the
material to build the first Baptist church in that part of the State.
He leaves a widow, three sons and a daughter and a host of friends to
mourn his death. His remains were laid to rest in the Bismarck cemetery
on the day following his death. Mr. CLIFFORD was a christian gentleman
having been a member of the church for 40 years, and died with the
assurance of a better world beyond.
NOTICE, FISHERMAN - On the night of April the eleventh, parties was
shooting dynamite in Big river of and on all night. Now for own
protection we will prosecute any person found hunting or fishing on our
land. Now we mean it. John D. HEARST, John A. ALDERSON, Joseph A.
HUBBARD, Arthur BARROWS, Henry VIVRETT, Louis VIVRETT, Boon BRINK.
28 MAY 1896
Card of Thanks - To the friends who so nobly and kindly aided us during
the sickness and death of our dear husband and father we desire to
extend our heart-felt thanks and assure them they shall never be
forgotten. Mrs. Geo. HAMEL and Family.
25 JUNE 1896
Mrs. Walter EDWARDS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. TEMPLE, of this city
died in St. Louis a few days ago. She had been sick for some and was
taken to St. Louis where an operation was performed after which she
died. She was the beloved wife of Ealter EDWARDS, telegraph editor of
the St. Louis Republic and a lady loved and esteemed by all who knew
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