Volume 8, Number 6, Winter 1984
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. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue. Errors in reporting and printing the news were made then, as they are in current newspapers.
July 9, 1896-LAND OFFICE PUBLICATIONS Berchthold J. MICHEL, H.A.#16538, in Sec 31, Twp 24N, Range 20W. Wit: Henry COMPTON, D.F. McKINNEY, Richard HOWARD and Fred MICHAEL, all of Kirbyville.
Nicholas GANN, H.A.#17109, in Sec 21, Twp 23N, Range 17W. Wit: E.C. WOLFE, James BLANKENSHIP, A .T. McINTOSH and A. COLE, all of Protem.
G.A.R. REUNION! Kirbyville Post will hold its annual reunion August 18th and will last for 5 days. A good program has been prepared. Speeches by Hon.E.S. GURNEY and Mr. PLATT of Caldwell Co., Missouri; Judge HUBBARD, Judge VAUGHAN, and W.G. ROBERTSON, Springfield Rev. Frank BRITTAIN, Taney County and other orators. All Posts are invited. Those who wore the gray will be welcome. Prof. TURNER, the Jubilee Singer will be present.
O.P. COBERLY & Wm. E. MERRELL, Comm.
Marion JOHNSON visited his uncle near Sparta this week.
Married June 24th, at the residence of the brides parents at LaCrosse, Ark. Dr. C.W. BURDETTE of Kirbyville and Miss Ada May TURNER. The young couple will be at home in Kirbyville.
G.A.R. REUNION - J.N. HILTON POST #254 Forsyth, Missouri will hold their annual reunion at Cole Spring on the 15th of July, to continue 4 big days.
July 16, 1896-Mr. W.C. SMITH has sold his interest in the hack line to Mr. William WOOD, late of Cedar Creek. Mr. SMITH and Mr. CAUDLE have bought the livery barn at Taneyville.
The G.A.R. Reunion of the J.N. HILTON Post #254, Forsyth, Missouri began yesterday, and as is usual on such occasions, this first days attendance was not large. It will be good from today on, in all probability.
July 23, 1896-LAND OFFICE PUBLICATION Mrs. Rebecca PERTIS, H.A.#18640, in Sec 24, Twp 23N, Range 21W. Wit: Frank HALL, John M. HAGGARD, Carl HALL and Charles G. WELCHALL, of Kirbyville.
William J. HICKS, H.A. #18579, Wit: J.W. REESE of Bradleyville, W.C. REESE, J.A. SHERODD and J.A. THOMAS of Brown Branch.
July 30, 1896-Miss Delia PERKINS, whose father lives a mile or more southwest of Taney City, died Sunday evening. Her death is a great blow to her family and a large circle of friends.
John MORGAN tried to drive his hogs in off the range Monday and lost six with the heat. Advertisement
Forsyth & Chadwick Hack Line REED & WOODS
Uncle Ike JOHNSON, J.P. LEE, John CLARK, B.P. CLEMENTS and others went to Kissee Mills Free Silver Club. (Capt. KISSEE was one of the organizers of this political club.)
Aug 6, 1896-LAND OFFICE PUBLICATION Finetta A.A. SANDERS, widow of Andrew SANDERS, Jr., decd. H.A. #15837, in Sec 1, Twp 24N, Range 21W. Witnesses: Joe MELTON, John H. MEADOWS, George 11. TEETERS, Alfred CRAIG, of Bluff.
Aug 6, 1896--LAND OFFICE PUBLICATION Joseph V. GENTENSBERG, H.A .#23844, in
Sec 13, Twp. 21N, Range 21W. Witnesses: James THOMAS, Young THOMAS, Mat BOOTHE all of Kirbyville, and Jonn E.J. MCGILL of Mincy, Missouri.
G .F. HANEY announces he is a candidate for the office of Associate Judge for the western district of Taney County. Mr. HANEY has lived here for many years and is a man of mature age and wide experience.
Aug 13, 1896 - Mrs. E.E. STIRES presented her husband with another little daughter on Sunday.
Aug 20, 1896-Mr. J.C. PARRISHs family was increased last Thursday, Aug 13th, by the addition of a handsome little daughter.
The Ozark Herald says, "Charles FREEMAN, merchant of Chadwick, succumbed to the hard times and made an assignment to Joel T. MORRIS, for the benefit of creditors."
On July 1st 1896, the number of acres of government land in this county, subject to cash or homestead entry, was 95,600. In a few more years there will be no free land in Taney County.
Aug. 27, 1896-Cal COOK has purchased an interest in the mercantile house of M .W. MERRICK in Swan. Cal will exchange his cattle whip for the yardstick. We wish him success.
The infant child of Sheriff and Mrs. WEATHERMAN died Friday August 21st.
Mr. W.M. WOOD asks everybody who is interested in the Snapp Cemetery to go there next Monday, August 31st, with the tools necessary, to clean off the brush. Bring your dinners and go there prepared to put in the whole day in the good work.
J.P. LEE has traded his interest in the store at Swan to M.W. MERRICK for his interest in the farm. LEE has moved to the farm and MERRICK to the store.
E. GIMLIN has recently purchased 80 acres of land from M. SPELLMAN for mining purposes. E. GIMLIN started for his home in Neodesha, Kansas and Marion JOHNSON and John DAVIDSON are going as far as Springfield with him.
Miss May BURGER of Springfield, visited parents and friends here recently.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. John BRAY, Cedar Grove, a fine girl on August 20th.
Sept 10, 1896-LAND OFFICE PUBLICATION ChristopherW. CLAPP, H.A. #21842, in Sec 7, Twp 23N, Range 21W. Witnesses: Chas. WILSON, Levi PLUMMER, Coonrod CORNEILISON and Ed MCGRATH, all of Walnut Shade.
Calvin J. THURMAN H.A. #17139. in Sec 13, Twp 23N, Range 20W. Witnesses: Wm. H. SMITH, S .J. WILLIAMS, W .G. CLARK and Eddy CONNER, all of Kissee Mills.
John ATKISSON, H.A. #17640, in Sec 14, Twp 24N, Range 17W. Wit: G.J. JOHNSON, E.A. STURMAN, J.W. ROBERTS J.W. LINDSAY, all of Brown Branch.
Gertrude A. CLARKE, H .A. #21726. Wit: Ike CUPP & George CLEVENGER of Bluff; B.F. MEADOWS & Emma MEADOWS of Walnut Shade, Missouri.
The public school here in Forsyth opened last Monday with Messrs Parker BLUNK and Higdon MELTON in charge. Attendance is so large it takes an extra half hour to hear all of the children.
Sept 17, 1896-The Taneyville School opened on September 7th and enrollment was 55, with more to start soon. We tender thanks to the directors and Mr. LYTLE for repairs to the house and the furniture.
Visitors the first week were: Mrs. GORDEN, Stephen JOHNSON, John WATSON, Henry CUNNINGHAM and Mamie PRATHER.
Taneyville is grading Main Street in the south part of town.
To be continued.
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