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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 16:45:32 -0700

Hi Everyone, an extra treat for you all, "Pearls' on a Tuesday
afternoon. BTW the white stuff from last week is melting. :-) Enjoy!

BTW, you gotta be somebody to merit an Obit like the first one.
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
now archived permanently at

De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri


Death of C.C. FLETCHER. - Died at his residence in this city, Wednesday,
October 8th, at 11 p.m., Charles Carroll FLETCHER, in the fifty-fourth
year of his age.
Major Charles Carroll FLETCHER, was born in the old town of Herculaneum
on the 12th of November, 1830, and died at his residence in this city
October 8th, 1884.
The death of Major FLETCHER has cast a gloom over the entire community,
and through out Jefferson County, where his entire life has been spent
since the days of his boy-hood. This city is largely indebted to Major
FLETCHER for its rapid progress and continued prosperity, to which no
one person has contributed more than he, to whom is due the success of
several important undertakings, which to-day stand as monuments to his
memory. Public spirited, full of enterprize, successful in business
operations, using his accumulated capital for the building up of his
town, and the general development of its very best interests, Major
FLETCHER's death can only be regarded as an irreparable loss to the
The first sixteen years of the Major's life was spent in the locality
where he was born. His community at that time being almost destitute of
educational advantages, it was his custom, with his brother Thomas and
some other of the neighborhood boys to row across the Mississippi to
Harrisonville, Ill., where he received the principal part of his
schooling, comprising altogether not more than a year. At the age of
seventeen, after spending a few months in the mines on Big River, he
entered the store of L.J. RANKIN at Hillsboro, where he remained until
he obtained a one-third interest.
At the breaking out of the war he was a Democrat but, sympathizing with
the Union side of the struggle, he enlisted as a private, in 1861, in a
company raised in Jefferson County, which afterwards became Company B.,
Sixth Regiment Missouri Volunteers, and in which, in June he was chosen
First Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain, served on a general Court
Martial at Memphis, was at Vicksburg, and at the their attack at
Chichesaw Bayou, where he lost seven men, out of the twenty-five under
his command. He resigned on account of sickness in March 1863 and
returned home. At the time of PRICE's raid in the fall of '64, he was
commissioned by Governor HALL, major of the Eightieth Missouri
regiment. In November 1864, he was elected Sheriff of Jefferson county
and was appointed Collector by the County Court. In November 1866, he
was elected Representative, on the Republican ticket. From 1867 to 1869
he served as Tobacco Inspector at St. Louis. He was commissioned
Lieutenant Colonel near the close of the war.
Major FLETCHER has occupied important positions in De Soto. For five
years was a member of the town Board of Trustees, for six years member
of the School Board, for one year Mayor. October 22d, 1868, he united
in marriage to Miss Mary A. LANDSDOWNE of Jefferson City while serving
as a member of the General Assembly. In the present campaign he was
again a candidate for Representative, and through his personal
popularity in the county, had he lived, would have doubtless run far
ahead of his ticket.
His bereaved family has our deepest sympathy.
The funeral took place this afternoon and was very largely attended,
services held at the family residence, by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, and the
Masonic and G.A.R. Lodges holding appropriate services at the grave.

Mr. Henry DUGAN, route mail agent on this division of the I.M. road,
died last night at Bismark, where he has been sick for some time past.
He lived for many years in this county and leaves many friends to mourn
his death.

C.L.S.C. - The C.L.S.C. met at the residence of M.R. BROWN, on Tuesday
evening, October 7th, this being the fourth meeting of the club. The
usual number were in attendance. Officers present; Mrs. H.A. PRATT;
Treasurer, Mrs. W.A. WHITE; Secretary, Mrs. C.W. BRANT. Visitors, Mr.
SHROUDS, the Misses WILLIAMS, BURNS, BRANT and Master Warren BRANT. The
programme was carried out as follows: Music by Miss Josie WILLIAMS, etc.

A few relatives and friends gathered together at the residence of T.J.
LEE last Tuesday to witness the marriage of Mr. Arthur ESHBAUGH to Miss
Carrie LEE. The ceremony took place at one o'clock, and was performed
by S.W. EMORY. W.B. MORGAN and Miss Ida MULLER, of Salem, acted as
ushers. Several beautiful presents were made, among which were a large
parlor lamp by Mrs. P.A. SWINK, silver pickle stand by Mr. and Mrs. C.F.
LEE, silver castor by Miss Ida MULLER, silver molasses stand by U.C.
PARKER, silver castor by Mrs. PHILLIPS, dining room clock by Mr. and
Mrs. BURRELL, plush portmonaie by Mrs. ESHBAUGH, fruit stand by Mrs.
ADAMS, pickle dish by Mr. A.J. PACKET, two cake stands by Mr. Clark
BERRY, table cloth and napkins by Mrs. BRUCE.


Will ROBBINS, who has been working in the shops in this city, and
boarding with the family of Mr. D.W. NICHOLS, received a dispatch
summoning him to the bedside of his dying brother at their home in
Vandale, Ark., last Tuesday. He left on the first train, but his
brother died before his arrival. He will return to this city next week
and resume work.

Married--(In St. Louis), Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, at the residence of
the bride's parents, by the Rev. Lyman ALLEN, of De Soto, Mo., Miss
Annie B. WRIGHT to Mr. W.T. WHITNEY, of Sidney, Neb. The bridegroom,
who is a first cousin of Rev. Mr. ALLEN, paid a visit in De Soto last
winter. We wish him much joy.

Married--At Freeburg, Ill., Tuesday evening, Oct. 7th, at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. James N. CHEWNING, (the bride's parents) by Rev. Lyman
ALLEN, Miss Sarah E. ALLEN to Mr. W.L. BLANTON, of Gainesville, Texas.
The bride is the sister of the pastor of the Presbyterian church here,
and will be remembered by many who had the pleasure of meeting her while
visiting her brother last summer.


Herman HAMEL and wife will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their
wedding on Thursday of next week, by giving a silver wedding at their
residence near the fair ground.


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