Location: Mercer County MO

Biography of John D. Graves

JOHN D. GRAVES. Mr. Graves is accounted a prosperous farmer and stock-man of Stone County, Missouri, and like the majority of native Missourians he is progressive in his views and of an energetic temperament. He was born in Livingston County August 28, 1847, to the union of James C. and Lititia (Webber) Graves, the former a native of Virginia, born March 15, 1803, and the latter of Boone County, Kentucky, born October 10, 1808. The Graves family came originally from England and settled in the Old Dominion at a period antedating the Revolution. Joseph Graves, our subject’s grandfather, was born

Biography of Harrison E. King, Mrs.

Mrs. H. E. King is one of the capable business women of Leon, Kansas, where since her husband’s death she had managed the estate, is a director in the State Bank of Leon, and had many other extensive interests in Butler County. Her husband, the late Harrison E. King, was a man of great business ability, and his untimely death at the age of forty-seven, on February 7, 1914, was a matter of general regret throughout the large community in which he was so well known. Mr. King was a man of striking appearance, possessed business judgment in a marked

Biography of G. W. Lucas

G. W. Lucas, a progressive farmer residing near Ochelata, in Washington county, is a member of a family that has contributed to the agricultural development of Oklahoma from pioneer times to the present and in addition to his farming interests he also engages in teaming, meeting with success in both branches of activity. He was born in Mercer County, Missouri, November 16, 1869, and when four years of age was taken to Missouri by his parents, John W. and Susan (Hatfield) Lucas, who came to Indian Territory in 1874, settling on Double creek, a mile south of Ochelata, where they

Twaddell, James Eber – Obituary

James Eber Twaddell, 96, died Monday at his home 337 SE 79th Avenue. Mr. Twaddell was born in Mercer County, Missouri, March 15, 1853. When he was 12 his parents brought him over the Oregon Trail to Union County. In 1876 he moved to Linn County near Lebanon and there, on May 10, 1878 he married Maria Hare. The family moved to Portland in 1904 when Mr. Twaddell built the house in Montavilla where he lived thereafter. Mrs. Twaddell died in 1940. Surviving are one son Ivan, in Portland; two nephews, George and Stephen Allingham in Portland, and a niece

Barnes, Oliver P. – Obituary

One by one the pioneers of this section of country are passing away, among our good old mothers as well as with our fathers, but this time we are called upon to chronicle the passing of one of our pioneer fathers, Mr. Oliver P. Barnes of Asotin, whose earthly existence came to an end last Saturday morning, at about one o’clock a.m. Mr. Barnes has not been a well man for close to four years, but for the last year and a half, he has been a constant sufferer from Bright’s disease, and for weeks before the end came, it

Crawford, Jennie Gale – Obituary

1910-2004 Jennie Gale Crawford, 94, of Wallowa died Dec. 7 at a care center. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise. Mrs. Crawford was born Feb. 13, 1910, to James and Lucy Rutledge in Princeton, Mo. She grew up in Mercer, Mo., and on June 11, 1930, married Theodore Crawford in Corydon, Iowa. The couple lived in Powersville, Mo., Pleasant Valley, Telocaset and North Powder where they stayed for 24 years. They moved to Pilot Rock until retirement in 1972 and then to Wallowa. She was a member of

Missouri Cemetery Records McDonald to Phelps Counties

Missouri Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Missouri county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. McDonald County Following Cemeteries hosted at McDonald  County, Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project Brush Creek Cemetery Roller Cemetery Mercer County Following cemeteries hosted at Mercer County MOGenWeb Hart Cemetery St Paul Cemetery Following cemeteries hosted at Grundy County MOGenWeb Brummitt Cemetery Half Rock Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Prairie Ridge Cemetery Union Cemetery White Oak Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at Mercer County, Missouri

Biography of Charles L. King

Charles L. King, president of the Butler County State Bank at El Dorado, had been actively identified with business affairs in this county for fully thirty years. His people were among the early settlers in that section of the county where Leon is now located. Mr. King is a native of Missouri, having been born in Mercer County February 28, 1862. His King ancestors came out of Germany originally and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. His father, Jacob King, was born in Mercer County, Ohio, in 1840. He was reared and married there, and soon after his

Newman, Margaret E. Shira Mrs. – Obituary

Margaret E. Newman-Homemaker, 86, passed away after a short illness in Paradise, Calif. on Friday, June 13, 2003. Services were June 19, 2003, 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 520 Clark St., Yuba City, Calif. Internment at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, Calif. Margaret E. Newman was the eldest of seven children born to Olen and Belle Shira in Lineville, Mo. Nov. 4, 1916. The family moved west to Fruitland, Idaho, when she was 5-years-old. In 1928 the family homesteaded in Harper. Margaret met Boyd Newman and after a short courtship they were married April 24, 1939,

Biography of J. Louis Griswold, M. D.

J. Louis Griswold, M. D. During his long and active practice at Columbus, Doctor Griswold has become a recognized specialist in medical and surgical work, and has well earned a position among the foremost members of his profession in Cherokee County. Doctor Griswold has lived in this section of Kansas for more than thirty years, and was a druggist before taking up his studies and preparations for medicine. He was born on a farm in Bureau County, Illinois. His Griswold ancestors came originally from Wales and were colonial settlers in Connecticut. His grandfather, Willard Griswold, was born in Connecticut in