Volume 8 , Number 12 , Summer 1985
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)
August 18, 1898
A sister from Springfield has been visiting Mrs. W. H. JOHNSON.
Virgil HUMPHREY, Homestead Application #18857, Sec. 2, Twp 22, Range 19, Wit: D. M. TRAMMELL, J. R. AUBREY, William MEREDITH & Dan BLACKWELL, Cedar Creek.
Jesse E. HILTON, Homestead Application #18874, Sec 34, Twp 24, Range 21, Wit: J.W. ESTEP, W. P. WEATHERMAN, Buck PETTY & Thomas MELTON, Walnut Shade.
Annie I. YARNALL, Homestead Application #19109, Sec 25, Twp 22, Range 21. Wit: J. W. TROUT, C. TROUT, W. L. HEYLORD & William JACKSON, all of Kirbyville.
August 25, 1898
Ike ADAMS of near Taneyville died last week of tuberculosis. Dr. SCRIVENER diagnosed the case about six weeks ago and informed the family his case was hopeless.
September 1, 1898
The reunion at Taneyville last week was a success from start to finish. All of the old soldiers, both blue and gray, were present. No dance platform, or gambling devices on the reunion grounds. Never was there better order. The association elected the following corps of officers for the coming year.
T. E. PHILLIPS, Col; W. F. STONE, Lt. Col; S.D. RENIKER, Maj; Sampson BARKER, Adj; N. CRUTCHFIELD, Chaplain and J. N. RAY, Treas. The membership was increased to about sixty.
Abram C. FROST, Homestead Application #19652, Sec 14, Twp 23, Range 22. Wit: George STEWART, W.W. WALDEN, John VINING and Jacob SEIGEL, all of Garber. Ulysses G. JOHNSON, Homestead Application #18525, Sec 30, Twp 23, Range 18. Wit: D.F. STUART, A.C. STURGIS, R.F. STURGIS & J.F. FRY, of Kissee Mills.
Marx CLAUSSEN, Homestead Application #23112, Twp 23, Range 18. Witnesses: William YOUNG, R.E. FARLEY, Kissee Mills; Easton MOSLEY & Jacob ADAMS of Bradleyville.
William Z. DEAL, Homestead Application #18009, Sec 1, Twp 21, Range 19. Wit: George RYAN, H. L. TRLAN, John HAMILTON & Charley HAMILTON, of Cedar Creek.
September 8, 1898
Letters Remaining at the Post Office:
Mr. Chas. CLARK, Isabella CLARK, Mr. Phife COOK, Mr. Charles CLARK, Wm. HIGDON, M.B.F. HOAR, Mr. Fred WILLIAMS, Mrs. Geo. PARRIS & Prof. W. HIGDON.
September 15, 1898
George W. RYAN, Homestead Application #18366. Sec 12, Twp 21, Range 19. Wit: W.Z. DEAL, Frank DUGGER, S. F. GREEN and D. O. HINKLE, all of Cedar Creek.
James W. WILSON, Homestead Application #20570, Sec 9, Twp 24, Range 21. Wit: Joshua ALLEN of Day; Abraham SPORTSMAN and William CUPP of Walnut Shade, and Isaac CUPP of Bluff.
Frank GROVER, Homestead Application #20438, Sec 8, Twp 23, Range 20. Wit: M.L. THOMPSON, C. W. THOMPSON, A. C. CHAPMAN & John CROCKETT, of Forsyth.
Daniel BLACKWELL, Homestead Application #20351, Sec 11, Twp 22, Range 19. Wit: Virgil HUMPHREY, D.M. TRAMMELL, T. DECKER and William MEREDITH, all of Cedar Creek.
September 22, 1898 Obituary-- Oliver P. MAYDEN, born Oct. 17, 1877 in Taney County, Missouri, died August 11, 1898, aged 20 years. He leaves his parents, one brother and three sisters.
September 29, 1898 DIED near Kirbyville, Sept. 21, William Irving TUTTLE, aged 27 years. He was born in Morgan County and moved to Taney County in December of 1897.
Uncle Jack BOWEN, who lived in the neighborhood of Hensleys Ferry, died of dropsy last Monday. Uncle Jack was the father of Mrs. Martha NICHOLS.
October 6, 1898
L. C. WALKER, opened up a nice line, of groceries in the old pool hall, the first of last week.
Sheriffs Sale: In favor of J.C. BLAIR Collector, against Ada LAYTON, Wm. F. LAYTON, Albert LAYTON, Robert LAYTON, Mary E. LAYTON, John LAYTON, Grant REYNOLDS, Susan J. HENSLEY, heirs at law of John M. LAYTON. Lots 33& 34, N.E. Section of town of Forsyth.
October 13, 1898
Born to Mr & Mrs. John HARTT, Wednesday of last week, a girl.
Born to Mr & Mrs. H. F. DISBROW, on the 13th, a girl. Henry survives and looks reasonably well.
Landon PARRISH and two daughters, Jesse and Edna, of Polk County, are visiting relatives here.
C. C. CASEY, formerly a resident of Taney County, but now of Christian, was in to visit old friends.
L. H. and C. COOK, merchants at Swan, were in Forsyth this week.
October 27, 1898
The arrival of a new boy at house of Eld. HOLMAN, was reported last Thursday
Mary MASHBURN, widow of Mathew MASHBURN Homestead Application #19209, Sec 18, Twp 21, Range 17. Witnesses: Alfred MULINAX, James MULINAX, Wm. F . HACKETT and Loren HARRIS of Protem.
Thomas HAMMOND, Homestead Application #18279, Sec 11, Twp 24, Range 19. Wit: Daniel BLOOMER, J.J. MIDDLETON, William WOODS and R. S. McLEY, of Taneyville.
Hosea BILYEU of Christian County was in Forsyth Saturday.
George DUNLAP, age 15, of Cedar Creek, died of blood poison last week.
Notice is hereby given that the question of restraining swine from running at large in Swan Township will be submitted to the voters of said township at the regular November election.
J.W. HUGHES, County Clerk.
November 10, 1898
Robert GARDNER, Homestead Application #17913, Sec 17, Twp 22, Range 20. Wit: Isaac HORNBECK, Jesse CALHOON, J. B. GIBSON and G. W. GIBSON, of Mincy.
William H. YOUNG, Homestead Application #22958, Sec 7, Twp 23, Range 18. Wit: Max CLAUSSEN, T. H. McKEDY, Charles SAMPLE & Albert BAIRD, Kissee Mills.
November 17, 1898 The greatest drawback to Taney County is bad roads . . . Cant we devise some plan to have better roads????
Our school at Forsyth, under the management of Mr. and Mrs. .A. D. HICKS, is doing fine, with good attendance.
Elec E. JUDA, one of the heirs of Jacob JUDA, decd, Homestead Application, #19136, Sec 25, Twp 22, Range 20. Wit: W. L. GRAY, W. M. MANES, W. R. ELLISON, and G. W. BAUGHMAN, of Cedar Creek.
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