Volume 4 , Number 11, Spring 1973
Mrs. L.H. (Myrtle B.) Haslip, East St. Louis, wrote March 21, 1973: "Believe it-or-notwhen the Historical Quarterly arrives I turn first, to the back page to see what the Editor is speaking about. In the latest one which came yesterday, it saysseeks information about the Kilby family. I will send the retyped material from my Mothers little notebook, and will send that which was written by John William Kilby about his mother and father and their move to Missouri. Also their wedding picture taken in Kansas." (How many of you have written down all that you know about your parents. Ed.)
Mrs. Guy Morgan, 2629 E. 29, Des Moines, Iowa, 50311, says: "I have just read the feature Three Minute Stories Not In Print, Marys Shovel, a War Momento, by Lena Johnson. This Martha Sallee was a sister of my grandmother Rebecca Green Cole, I have collected geneology on The Green family and have traced the family back and have the Revolutionary War marriage records of Henry Green, Sr., who was grandfather to Martha Sallee and Rebecca Cole. My information is not complete. I find where Leven Green married the belle of the community and because of jealousy was dismissed from preaching but was later reinstated. The name of the beautiful bride has never been mentioned. I do not even know her first or last name. Leven and his wife both died in the 1860s and are thought to be buried in Texas County, Mo."
Ferrell Brown, Springfield, a graduate of the School of the Ozarks, author of "THE LINDSEYS", says "John Brown of Stone County was my grandfather. He was born in Kentucky or Tennessee and came to Stone County prior to the Civil War. He was a veteran of the War Between the States and a minister of the Christian Church and also one of the first school teachers of Stone County.
"He and his family brought the first cook stove ever seen in Stone County. People came for miles around to see it as everyone then used their fireplace to cook.
"It has been said that he was a nephew of John Brown of Osawatomie, Kansas, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia."
The Dent County Museum, this week, purchased the former residence of one of Dent Countys most famous citizens, the late Willaim P. Elmer. The house will be made into a museum for the county.
According to the Salem News: "The house was built back at the turn of the Century, by Angus E. McGlashan and the Elmer family lived in it for more than forty years. Mr. Elmer, a noted lawyer, of the time served in the Missouri House of Representatives, was the only U.S. Congressman from Dent County, and was the only member of the University Board of Curators from the county."
It seems but a few years ago, though maybe twas several, that Margery Vickery told us about the Historical Society of Dent County deciding to start a "Fund" to be used for a Museum. I recall that when Margery died, instead of sending flowers as a memorial and token of love, we sent a donation to the "Fund" for the museum which Margery wanted the county to have.
Shall we take note and, perhaps, begin to consider to do likewise??
The Wasola Cemetery Records come to us by courtesy of the Ozark County Times, editor and publisher, Mrs. Ruby Robins, president of our society. Mrs. Robins encourages the collecting of these headstone inscriptions, then publishes each on the front page of her newspaper.
Yous just best come to the meeting of the society on June 17. There will be more of Three Minute Stories Not in Print... and we just might not put them in print and then think what you will miss. When you bring a story, make certain that you write it out to hand to me. I am always too interested in a good story to write it down at the time.
Do come early and stay late. We so enjoy the visiting time.
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