Volume 6, Number 12, Summer 1979
Continued From Volume 6 - No. 11
Nov. 24 Gold Medal Contest, at Normal School: CORAL MERCER
Dec. 3 Eastern District Teachers Assn. - Mt. Ararat
PEARL MERCER: "How To Teach Primary Arithmetic"
WILLIAM FREEMAN: Discussion
SINA JAMES: Recitation
Dec. 1 Prof. MERCER visited Normal School on Monday, and gave us one of his characteristic talks so full of the love of humanity and advise which, if followed, would better in many ways the conditions of mankind. We shall be glad to have Prof. MERCER, or any other of our patrons visit us at any time.
Apr. 13 1899 JOSEPH R. MERCER (of Hardford). patent (auto-vehicle brake)
June 15 1899 Douglas Co. Normal - 6 graduates - R. PEARL MERCER
June 22 4th July celebration - Finance committee: J. S. MERCER
MERCER has moved to the Klondike.
"There was never knight nor lady,
in the ancient days of yore,
Who could fail to prize the good things
Kept now at the Klondike Store".
June 29 Program for the Fourth: Reading the "Declaration of Independence" by Prof. J. (C) MERCER.
MERCER has moved to the Klondike.
Aug. 24 J. S. MERCER - $1. donation for old Soldiers reunion at Ava.
Nov. 9 Primary Dept. Ava Schools - entertainment at Opera House on Nov. 10 Recitation: JEWEL MERCER
Dec. 14 Grades of Pupils - B-grade 92: Jewel Mercer (3 others were higher in grade)
Dec. 22 Donations for poor - Prof. MERCER circulated subscription paper and in about an hour got 25 sacks flour, and about equal amount of meat, meal, cash, medicine, clothing, etc. amounting to over p 25.
June 21 1900 Celebration, 4th of July: finance: J. S. MERCER
Sept. 20 PEARL MERCER attending business college at Springfield has returned home.
Visitors present at Normal School: "Dude" Mercer Book presented to library by CORAL MERCER "In His Steps" by R. P. MERCER "Poems of Owen Meredith"
Nov. 15 PEARL MERCER returned from Webb City -- had been working for the Webb City Daily Sentinel.
Dec. 13 Sunday School - Union Sunday School
Finance: J. S. MERCER
Popcorn: R. P. MERCER
Dec. 13 Prof. MERCER is now smiling over the arrival of a fine baby girl, at his home one-half mile northeast of Ava, last Monday night. Mother and child are doing well.
Jan. 3 1901 Best heavy fleeced hose for ladies and men at MERCERS.
Jan. 10 We trade choice goods for anything. Call and see us. J. S. MERCER.
Jan. 10 Prof. J. S. MERCER has been confined to his home for the past two months with severe attack of rheumatism. The Klondike Grocery is being successfully managed by his son, Pearl.
The smallpox hurts the merchants of Ava less than MERCERS prices.
March 21 1901 Barbering at MERCER Store. R. E.Hetherington.
MERCER has a large stock of hardware.
Apr. 18 Prof. J. S. MERCER has purchased 8 acres of the Clark addition, paying $400 for the same.
May 2 PEARL MERCER will teach the Champion School this year. We believe the patrons of that District have made a wise selection, as Pearl is one of our most intelligent and industrious young men.
May 23 PEARL MERCER is helping Recorder Spurlock in the Recorders office this week.
July 4th - Executive Committee - J. S. MERCER
Teachers that got Certificates (examinations)- 2nd Grade; R. P. MERCER
July 4 Eastern District Teachers Assn. program- Response: PEARL MERCER
Aug. 8 DEWDROP MERCER has been out in Kansas 3 or 4 weeks.
Sept. 5 "My Method of Teaching Division to Beginners" by PEARL MERCER
Sept. 19 Eastern Teachers Assn.- Discussion: PEARL MERCER
Oct. 31 R. P. MERCER married to Minnie Hailey.
Nov. 7 Union Sunday school - tree committee - DEWDROP MERCER.
Feb. 27 1892 PEARL MERCER, the barber-- recently opened up shop. South side of the Square, 1 door west of the Saloon.
Apr. 10 Tues. A. M., "Dude" MERCER, and 2 others, left for Pratt Co., Kans., where they will work during the coming summer.
May 22 They drove through in a wagon.
May 29 PEARL MERCER treated patrons of his barbershop to an ice cream social Monday night. There was a large crowd.
July 10 Mrs. PEARL MERCER left last Sunday for Ongo, in west end of County, where she will teach for 6 months school.
PEARL MERCER sold barbership.
PEARL MERCER working in Recorder Spurlockss office this week.
July 17 PEARL MERCER left Monday for Springfield where he expects to secure position in a barbershop.
July 31 R. P. MERCER, from Ava, has accepted a place (barber) with R. K. Henry, in this city. "Mtn. Grove Journal".
Oct. 9 "Dude" MERCER returned home last Sat, from Kans., where he has been all summer, working on a farm.
Oct. 16 MRS. PEARL MERCER dismissed her school near Ongo last Fri. & returned home, because of smallpox among pupils.
PEARL MERCER returned Fri. from Guthrie, Okla. has been away 3 or 4 mo. working as a barber. He will take charge of his fathers store so that the Professor can take a much needed rest.
Nov. 201902 Display advertisement - 2 columns by 4"
Christmas is coming
we will not be undersold-----etc.
JS MERCER & SON
Nov. 27 PEARL MERCER went out to Beaumont, Kansas on Monday
R. P. MERCER went to Fordland on business.
May 7 1903 R. P. MERCER, one of leading school teachers in Ava, has secured the Brown Branch School for next winter ($40 mo. plus ½ of outside tuition) . PEARL is a nice gentlemanly fellow and will teach a good school at Brown Branch. This goes to show that good teachers always command good wages!
May 28 MRS. MINNIE MERCER will teach at Arden this year. She has taught several successful terms there.
Normal School exercises: Declamation, by CORAL MERCER. "The Burial of Moses". Evening Debate: Speaker- R. P. MERCER
July 23 J. S. MERCER had the misfortune to have his shelf on the south side of his store, fall and crush and destroy several dollars worth of goods. He is very busy straightening up and sorting out the different things.
Aug. 6 R. P. MERCER is home on a visit.
Mrs. R. P. MERCER left last Sunday for Arden to teach school this coming winter.
Aug. 13 School report - Brown School - R. P. MERCER, teacher, No. cases corp. punishment - 10 for August 13
Aug. 27 "DUDE" MERCER has returned home from Kansas.
Sept. 3 R. P. MERCER was home Sat. & Sun.
Oct. 22 R. P. MERCER, principal of Brown Branch School, was in Ava visiting with his parents last Sat. & Sun. PEARL is one of Douglas Cos best teachers, though he is teaching in Taney Co. this year.
Nov. 5 Our teacher, MINNIE MERCER, has a pie supper at School Thanksgiving eve.
Jan. 21 1904 On Saturday, DIAMOND MERCER, one of J. S. MERCERS little boys, was bitten by what was thought to be a mad dog. While Mr. MERCER and the boy were doing some cleaning up around their place just north of town, the dog approached the place where they were working, and as he did so the boy spoke to him and same time, holding out his hand towards the dog as if to pet him. (the dog continued on, attacking dogs & stock, until killed by Harvey Roper, on Bryant). They took him to Mansfield to a "madstone". Were told it had no appearance of a mad-dog bite.
Mar. 10 Richard Ritter (GAR) died. Lived 6 mi. E. of Ava. Buried Ava Cemetery. (Was probably the person from whom J. S. Mercer purchased his farm).
April 28 J. S. MERCER moved his stock of goods into his old stand on the south side of the Square, the first of the week. The building vacated by Mr. MERCER will be occupied by M. G. Reynolds & Co. as a warehouse.
May 19 1904 Mrs. J. S. MERCER, and 2 or 3 of the boys, and Ira Landers, left last Tues. for Marionville, Mo. where they go to pickstrawberries through the season. There is a large crop of berries in that section of the country this year and there is a great demand for berry pickers.
Sept.29 Teachers Assn. meeting - Ava MINNIE (HAlLEY) MERCER; CORAL MERCER
Mar. 27 1905 PEARL MERCER is in Ava for a visit. He is employed in a barber shop at Arkansas City, Kansas.
Apr. 6 Mr. and Mrs. MERCER'S little daughter, Opal, has been quite sick for the past few days.
June 1 "DUDE" MERCER has been at Arkansas City, Kansas, and has returned home. He brought back a "handsome" girl with him.
Feb. 27 1913 ARTHAL W. MCDANIEL married to MINNIE M. MERCER (both of Ava).
May 1 1913 J. S. MERCER was called to Ioway the latter part of last week to the bedside of his mother who is very sick.
May 1 1913 J. S. MERCER left last week for Kirksville, Mo. where he is visiting with his mother, the first time he has seen her in 34 years. She is near 100 years old (this is not correct).
May 21 1914 Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR MCDANIEL are the proud parents of a fine baby boy, which made its arrival last Fri. All parties concerned are doing nicely.
Nov. 4 1915 ARTHUR MCDANIEL, who is teaching a successful term of school at Topaz, spent Sunday with his wife and babies at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. MERCER in Ava.
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