Volume 34, Number 2, Fall 1994
Marilyn Golleher, 102 Polk Street, Taft, CA 93268 is researching the genealogy of LEWIS B. HUNT who died in Taney or Ozark County. He was originally from Callaway County, MO. He was born in Trenton, NJ, between 1810-12. His wife, MARYE. HUTCHENSON, was born in Ohio. All their children are buried in Lawrence County. There is a LEWIS B. HUNT listed in Lawrence County born ten years later than the LEWIS B. HUNT she is researching. LEWIS B. HUNT'S grandson, WALTER JERRY HUNT, was born in Fannin County, Texas in 1871.
Patricia Carol Tabor May, 718 Pebble Creek, Mesquite, TX 75149, is tracing the ancestry of her great great grandfather, HENRY TABOR, born in TN and died 6 May 1870 in Ozark County, MO. HENRY TABOR was listed in the 1860 US Census living in Falling Springs Township. He left a will which she cannot locate. Patricias parents were JOHN SAM TABOR, b 19 Aug. 1889 in Marshfield, MO, and CORA MAE STEVENS, b 28 Feb. 1900, in Stone, AR. They were married 4 Feb. 1916 near Mountain View, AR.
Opal Parisotto, 1034 Laurel, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, is looking for information about SARAH MATHEWS who was listed in the 1880 Christian County, MO census, age 73, and living with her son JOHN A. MATHEWS. SARAH MATHEWS was still living in Christian County in 1889. Location of her burial place, and her birthday and death dates are needed.
The State Historical Society of Missouri desires assistance in compiling information about Missouri State Highway historic markers within the state. The Missouri State Highway marker program created and erected 121 two-sided markers during the 1950s and 1960s with each county represented.
A future publication about Missouri Highway historic markers is being considered. Some general guidelines for inclusion are:
1. There must be narration on the marker.
2. The information must be historically significant to Missouri.
3. The marker must be readily accessible to the public.
If you know of a state highway historic marker, please let Ann L. Rogers, Coordinator, THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MO, 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201, know.
Pearl Hodges, long-time member, contributing writer, and officer of WRVHS, died July 14, 1994 at age 83. At the time of her death she was a resident of John Knox Village, Lees Summit, Mo. Pearl was an artist, writer, and community leader in the Branson area for many years. She was the founder of the Rose ONeill Club and served as the first president of the International Rose ONeill Club. Her great grandfathers, Alexander McFarland and Thomas Jefferson Berry homesteaded in the Branson area.
Mr. Gordon McCann, Springfield, purchased a life membership in the WRVHS in September 1994. Mrs. Faye G. Robb bequeathed $200 to the WRVHS in her estate.
Lynn Morrow presented the White River Valley Historical Society Library two volumes of The Index for the Turnbo Collection located in the Springfield-Greene County, Mo., Library, and two autographed books, The White River Chronicles of S. C. Turnbo: Man and Wildlife on the Ozarks Frontier, and A
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Connecticut Yankee in the Frontier Ozarks, The Writings of Theodore Pease Russell, both edited by James F. Keefe and Lynn Morrow.
Ruth Asher, research chairman for the Society, will do research for a nominal fee. Please mail your requests to the Societys address at Point Lookout.
Thirty-three years ago the WRVHS was organized by dedicated members to preserve, communicate, and perpetuate the rich heritage of the upper White River Valley. Today this work is carried on, but because of increased publishing and postal costs, your help is needed more than ever. A number of you have not paid your July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995 dues. Please do so at once. Too, consider giving a gift membership perhaps for Christmas. The secretary will mail the back issues to the recipient.
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