Volume 7, Number 7, Spring 1981
From The Taney County Times. News items as published in this weekly newspaper, printed Kissee Mills, Missouri from November 1887 until moved to Forsyth in 1891. Date of paper preceeds the news items appearing in that issue. Copied and submitted by Vera Wood, Strafford, Missouri from microfilm in the Missouri State Historical Society Library in Columbia, Missouri.
July 24, 1890
Mr. Lee COOK and young Mr. BUNCH, started Tuesday for Indian Territory.
Mr. Louis NAGELs wife presented him with a new son last week.
August 7, 1890
Mr. B. TRIPLETT has returned from Neosho County, Kansas where he visited the Grigg family, formerly of Taney County. Mr. Jonathan GRIGG is very sick and in a precarious condition.
Dr. JOHNSON of Forsyth called at this office Wednesday to inform us that there is a great deal of sickness in Taney County. He is kept quite busy and spends a large part of his time in the saddle.
August 14, 1890
Born August 5th, a girl, Adela Parmela to Charles G. and Mary L. HUNTLEY, of Taney County.
Mrs. Louis ROBERTSON and children came here from Aurora, Missouri to visit her mother, Mrs. S. A. MYERS.
On Thursday, August 7th, Frances Sophia DICKENSON, died at the residence of her father, John T. DICKENSON in Taney City. She was born at Highgate, 4 miles north of London, England, June 18,1875, and was buried in Taney City Cemetery.
September 4, 1890
Miss Nellie HENRY departed from Kissee Mills last week to join her husband in the state of Washington. She was accompanied by her son Willie.
Mr. J. F. DILLON has returned to Kissee Mills from the Indian Territory, and Mr. Jake BAXTER returned Sunday from the Indian Territory.
Mr. Joe ALEXANDER of Benton County, Arkansas, has been visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. Henry MERCER.
September 4, 1890
A dispatch from Little Rock dated Aug. 30th, says that James S. STEBBENS, his wife and three children have disappeared and fears of foul play are expressed. STEBBINS lived in Taney County and about 5 weeks ago started with his family for the Indian Territory, intending to locate at some point in Oklahoma. He was last seen near Fort Gibson.
September 18, 1890
Messrs. Jake BAXTER, Bird DAVIS John ADAMS and Cannon DAVIS and families started for the Indian Territory last Monday. They are going to Redland in the Cherokee Nation.
September 25, 1890
Mr. BARNES has sold his store at Swan to Messrs. LEE & MERRICK.
October 2, 1890
Mr. W. J. MORROW has purchased the VICKER place for $50.00
Clarence GRAVES and wife of Emporia, Kansas arrived here to pay a visit to Mr. James GRAVES, father of Clarence.
October 9, 1890
The KISSEES have gone to Springfield to purchase a cotton gin, which will be run by water power.
Mr. George PADGETT started for Webster County, Missouri yesterday. He intends to remain there for an indefinite time.
Mr. John COOK, a son of Sheriff COOK, has been ill with chills and fever. Mrs. J. L. COOK is also sick in bed.
No mail from the North arrived in Taney City from Thursday nite until Tuesday nite. High water made Swan unfordable during all that time for the mail hack.
The little son of Mr. Bud WYATT fell out of the door some time ago, and hurt his back considerable.
October 23, 1890
Mr. W. J. CAUDLE has proved up on a sweet potato that is 16 inches in circumference, 5 1/2 inches long and 5 1/4 in. in diameter.
Born on Taney City Ridge, on 22nd last to the wife of Mr. C. E. MUNDAY, an 11 pound boy.
Wm. ELSY of Bradleyville, is teaching a very interesting Singing School at Union Hill.
Mr. J. T. CARDWELL has been induced by a number of his friends to make the race for Constable of Swan Twp.
Mr. C. B. THURMAN & Peter WILT contemplate going West.
November 13, 1890
Mr. Lawrence CARROLL is now editor of the TANEY COUNTY TIMES of Taney County, Missouri. He was formerly editor of the Lead Hill, Arkansas HERALD.
Mr. Jim CLARK had as much luck yesterday as Mr. RANDALL, and also killed a deer.
The people of Taney County are essentially and thoroughly American in their acceptance of election results. After it is all over they shake hands, laugh and go on sawing lumber, plowing, or cotton picking.
November 20, 1890
Mrs. Jerome WINSLOW became the mother of a boy that weighed 11 1/2 lbs, on the 13th of last month.
Mrs J. I. CLARK has had great luck in raising turnips this fall and brought to this office a splendid specimen of the red top variety, which measured 25 inches in circumference.
Mrs. Wm. GLADSON gave birth to a fine girl one day last week.
The KISSEE brothers and CASEY have completed their gin house, but there is no gin. It is supposed to be lost on the Rail Road.
November 27, 1890
Mr. W. G. CONNER wants a 100 cotton pickers. Apply at the store or gin.
There was a nice little dance at the residence of Mr. T. J. CLARK on Friday night and those who were present enjoyed themselves very much.
Mr. & Mrs. G. L. SIMMONS, late of Humansville, Missouri, have returned to the old home on Taney City ridge.
Mr. James GRAVES cotton is turning out well, making about 750 lbs. in the seed to the acre. Not bad for Taney City ridge, considering the damage caused by excessive rain.
The town survey of Taney City has been completed and the plat will be filed in the County Clerks office in a day or so. Lots are 50 x 140 and streets 66 ft. wide. Half of the new town is east of the Springfield road, on the Dickenson property, and half is west of the road, on the MYERS estate. In the beginning lots will be sold at very low figures for the purpose of giving the town a start. Intending purchasers can learn terms of sale by calling on, or writing to, J. T. DICKENSON or WM. MYERS. Building had already begun, Mrs. S. A. MYERS & Sons, having erected a box house for a store, 16 x 24 feet. Two prominent merchants of this county are also contemplating the erection of business houses in Taney City.
December 4, 1890
They have a flourishing Literary Society at the Roller School House.
John MOODY of Ozark County had a son Daney who ran off, and was captured and returned by J.R. WYATT.
Another company of Kentuckians arrived in Beaver Township and have located themselves there.
December 11, 1890
Mr. T. H. TONEY of Forsyth died Friday nite from consumption at age 45 years.
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