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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 15:35:16 -0700
3rd installment of "Pearls" for the day.
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
now archived permanently at
FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 1873
OBITUARY - DIED - at his residence near DeSoto on the 28th of October
1873, of typhoid fever, Allen BAINBRIDGE, age 65 years.
Mr. BAINBRIDGE was a very intelligent citizen. He came to this
county from Illinois about ten years ago, and embarked in the business
of fruit raising, having the largest fruit farm in the county. He was a
member of the Masonic fraternity and a church member and we have reasons
to hope, a good Christian. He was the father of a large family of
children, nearly all of whom are now grown up men and women --
respectable and useful members of society. His widow while sorrowing
for her husband should remember to be thankful that her lot has been so
much better than that enjoyed by the average of the human family.
FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 1873
James HOPSON, DeSoto, Mo., has on hand all kinds of Yellow and White
Pine, and Oak Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Moulding,
Balusters, Laths, Shingles, Wooden Guttering, etc., etc. Also Paints,
Lime etc., for sale cheap. He is also agent for Ricker's Little Washer,
the best washing machine extant.
These hard times don't deter people from marrying, Mr. Maxwell WELCH of
North Missouri, and Mrs. Nellie GLENN of Hillsboro, were married one day
last week, and the wild boys of Hillsboro serenaded them last Friday
night. The instruments used in the serenade were cow bells, tin pans,
horns, dumb-bells, &c., which with a strong chorus of human screeches
and yells furnished as unearthly music as was ever listened to. The
bride and groom stood the din first rate but finally "come down" with a
treat and the noise ceased. A great deal has been said against this
charivariing, but we are disposed to think after all, that a little
noise at the start is well enough, to prepare them for enduring noise
which as a natural consequence, they will have to hear in the future.
We have very indefinite information of a big row at Horine's station
last Saturday, which will probably result in the death of one of the
participants. From the best information we can get, the facts are about
as follows, A lot of negroes got on a spree and were fighting among
themselves with rocks and clubs; when a deputy constable accompanied by
Mr. SCHLOFKA (both Germans) attempted to arrest some of them. They
resisted pretty lively, and in the melee one of them was shot in the
side and another got a severe lick on the head, both of them being
disabled. There were near twenty of the negroes against the two white
men, but the whites got the better of the fight. SCHLOFKA, who did the
shooting, was tried before Esq. MOCKBEE on Monday and was acquitted on
THE COUNTY FARM - There is an institution of the county known as the
poor house, in which we are all interested in one way or another, and
thinking that our readers, would like to know something about it, we
here present a statement of the number and character of the present
Nancy ESTEP, 80 years of age, is a native of Jefferson county, and
has been in the poor house for many years. She was badly crippled when
an infant and was never able to do anything.
Anna TOY aged 30, a native of Jefferson county is an idiot, has
been in the poor house a long time and bids fair to spend many more
Ellen GOTT, aged 55 years, a native of Tennessee is blind, and has
been there several years.
Betsy HALE, (colored) formerly from Kentucky, is 56 years old and
blind and has been on the county for several years.
Thomas GOTT aged 16 is a native of Arkansas. He is blind, and is a
son of Ellen GOTT above mentioned.
Minerva LIVINGSTON aged 60 is decrepid and crazy, and has been an
inmate for several years.
Harrison SMITH aged 5 was born at the poor house. His mother died
there. He is a bright looking little boy, and ought to be adopted by
Archie JOHNSON of Jefferson county is a hopeless cripple, and has
been at the poor house ten years or more.
John RUSHKOPF, a German aged 67 years has lately been admitted. He
is crippled and infirm.
Frank BLUN, a German aged 49 has been but a few weeks in this
county. He came here sick and helpless and was taken to the poor house,
where he will probably spend the remainder of his days.
John SPERY from Switzerland aged 60 sick and infirm has lately
become an inmate.
Henry LOVE from Ireland aged 57 is afflicted with ulcers. He is a
victim of intemperance, he has been nearly cured a time or two but on
being discharged, he would work until he got money and then spend it for
whiskey which would aggravate and inflame his old sores.
Caroline CRAMER aged 40 years is insane and has not been long at
the county farm.
As fast as the inmates become able to make a living for themselves
they are discharged. Three being discharged last quarter.
The county pays Mr. PARTNEY, the Superintendent, for feeding the
paupers at the rate of $40.00 per annum for each pauper kept. He also
gets the use of the farm and dwelling house. The clothing for the
papers is paid for by the county, as is also their medical bills.
MARRIED - RICHARDSON - STEWART - Oct. 5th, 1873, by S. MEDLEY, J.P.,
Mr. Cornelius RICHARDSON to Miss Margaret STEWART, all of Jefferson
SULLENS - PRITCHETT Oct. 29th, 1873, by Samuel VANDEVER, Esq., of
Fenton , Mo., Mr. Darius Alvin SULLENS, of Jefferson county, to Miss
Julia A. PRITCHETT of Franklin county, Mo.
OBITUARY - DIED - At the Victoria House, on the 20th of Oct, 1873, at 5
minutes past 1 P.M., after a short illness, Teresa Eavensal, only
daughter of Mattie and J.B. COFFIN, aged 5 years, 2 months and 16 days.
DIED -- Oct. 31st 1873, Lucinda C. youngest child of Reed and Lucinda
C. McCORMACK, aged 1 year and 15 days.
Again has the angel of death visited this afflicted family, and
snatched from their midst their darling little "Katy" and taken her to
join her sainted mother. "Suffer little children, come unto me, for
such are the kingdom of heaven." A FRIEND. Hematite, Mo., Nov. 11th
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