Volume 8, Number 1, Fall 1982
The Past In Review News items from the Taney County Republican, published in Forsyth, Missouri every Thursday by B.B. PRICE and S.J. WILLIAMS. Lawrence CARROLL was editor and the subscription price was $1.00 per year, in advance. The issue of November 28, 1895 was the first, and this paper is still being published today. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue.
(Note: Errors in reporting the news were made then, just as in current newspapers)
Nov. 28, 1895 - Miss Dora STIRES, of West Plains, is visiting her brother, Mr. E.E. STIRES.
The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. A.L. PARRISH died last Thursday, and was buried Friday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their loss of the twins, the other one having died several weeks ago.
Dec. 5, 1895 - A box supper was given in the schoolhouse at Taney City last Thursday night for the benefit of the Sunday School. It was well attended and was a great success in every respect. Miss Sue HARMONs pupils carried out a most agreeable program before the boxes were sold. The MORROW brothers rendered excellent music during the entertainment. The boxes brought $6.45 at 15¢ each.
Miss W.B. SIMONS, Taneyville, returned to Forsyth on Monday, and will resume the instruction of her class in music.
Taneyville Items - There has been a protracted meeting going on at the schoolhouse for the past week, conducted by Elder T.A. FOSTER, which closed Monday night. Rev. M.S. WHITESIDE will commence a protracted meeting Tuesday.
J.J. SPITZER has moved upstairs in the HENDERSON building. He has the contract to complete the wood work on RUSSELLs new brick building, and another contract for building the roller mill house for Mr. SIMKINS.
Little May CLARK, who has been down sick with typhoid fever for four weeks, is now recovering.
F .M. BARNETP moved his family to Kansas City last week.
Dec. 12, 1895 - Mrs. Dr. HUMPHREY, of Kissee Mills, gave birth to a son last Saturday.
Mrs. W.R. CONNER, of Kissee Mills, introduced a fine boy into society on December 4th.
J.C. LONGAN sold his livery barn Saturday to Mr. L.C. WALKER, for $525.
Mrs, M.E. REYNOLDS of Lincoln, Ill., is visiting her daughter, Mrs . V. J. HULL.
James N. PRUITT, Homestead Application #17880. Sec.23, Twp 22N, & Range 22W. Witnesses: Henry SIMS, James HOLLIDAY, Hubit HOLLIDAY and George BRITTAIN, all of Cedar Valley, Missouri.
Mary E. INGRAM, widow of Wm. M. INGRAM, decd, H.A. #16367, Sec. 31, Twp 24N, Range 18W. Wit: Jacob M. CUMMINGS, Job HOBBS, W.J. JOHNSON & J.L. DAVID, all of Taneyville, Mo.
Serry M. BERRY, widow of John A. FAUSETT, decd, H.A. #15995, Sec. 1, Twp 22N, Range 22W. Wit: John BOSWELL, Francis MONFORD, Clem HAWKINS & Andrew HAWKINS, all of Branson, Missouri.
T .J. VANZANDT has resumed the business of repairing shoes. If you want anything done in that line, call on Tom at the barber shop.
Mr. George GARRETT, formerly of Springfield, now a resident of Taney County, was in town Monday. Mr. GARRETTs father has bought the farm owned by John S. THURMOND, and afterward owned by the late Mrs. S.A. MYERS.
Dec. 12, 1895 ---Advertisement:
Taney County pure corn whiskey can't be beat. For Sale only by A.L. PARRISH.
Mr. S.P. BLEDSOE, printer on most of the newspapers published in this county for the last 5 or 6 years, left town Sunday intending to go to southwest Texas.
W.M. WOOD, Homestead Application #17128, Sec. 4, Twp 23N, Range 20W. Witnesses: W.H. HONES, John D. THURMON, J.B. ROSE and Wm. E. MOORE, all of Forsyth.
Izsiah W. SNELL, H.A. #17828, Sec. 5, Twp 24N, Range 20W. Witnesses: H. J. KINYON, Forsyth, E.D. CHEESMAN, O.L. ACTON & C.O. HUSTED, all of Swan.
J.W. KEITHLEY & family of Walnut Shade, Taney County, visited Mrs. KEITHLEYs parents, J.S. JOINES & wife, of Billings. last week. They returned home on Friday accompanied by Amos KEITHLEY and bride, where the latter will spend their honeymoon in the Taney County hills.
Mr. Edward PERRY, late of Colorado, has rented the Queen place from Mr. PARRISH.
Advertisement -- TANEY COUNTY BANK -- Forsyth, Missouri
Capital Stock - $10,000
Transacts a General Banking Business,
Collections a Specialty. J.K. McHAFFIE,
President; S.W. BOSWELL, Vice President,
W.M. WADE, Cashier.
Dec. 19, 1985 - Swan Items. There will be a basket supper at the Acton Schoolhouse Wednesday evening for the purpose of raising funds for seating the house.
Uncle Isaac JOHNSON was called last week to visit a sick relative near Sparta. He returned the first part of the week, reporting the party improved.
Mr. J.J. JEFFRIES of Berryville, Ark. was in town. He was a resident of this county from 1866 to 1871, and occupied himself in running a sawmill near Kirbyville. He is an old soldier.
Mr. C.E. McCAULEY died at his home near Branson, on the 5th of December of consumption, aged 42 years. He leaves a wife and six children.
The J.N. Hilton G.A.R. Post #254, will give a bean soup dinner in Forsyth, on Saturday, and Bill WOOD will cook it. Election of officers will also take place. Everybody is invited to come and eat with the old soldier boys.
Mr. Joe MOORE bought the merry-go-round that was used during the reunion, last summer, for $50 at public auction last Tuesday. There was also a mortgage on it for $66 held by Will WOODY, Ozark.
Dec. 26, 1895 - R.C. CLINK, a former resident of Cass County, Mo., has settled at Swan and will go into the blacksmith trade there.
MERRICK & LEE, merchants at Swan, are having sunk, near Bradleyville, a mine rich in indications of silver.
OBITUARY - Mrs. Martha S. VANZANT, wife of Capt. J. R. VANZANT, and mother of T.J. VANZANT, died at her home near Kirbyville, last Sunday. Martha S. VANZANT was born Hamilton Co., East Tennessee, Sept. 18, 1828, and married Capt. James R. VANZANT, 18 Nov. 1849. They left Tennessee in May of 1853, coming to Greene County, Mo., that portion which later became part of Webster Co. Mr. & Mrs. VANZANT moved to Taney County 20th Mar. 1879, and have lived in that county ever since. On the 22nd of Dec. she was called home. She was the mother of eleven children, and lived to see all grown and married but one. He died in Calif. 1891, aged 24 years.
Jesse KINYON, one of Swans most enterprising farmers is running two farms, his own and Mrs. REYNOLDS. He is able to do it though, as everyone knows he can get away with more work in a day than most men. He also has the able assistance of two bright boys of his own.
To be continued.
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