Volume 7, Number 9, Fall 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
March 19, 1891
Isom T. RICHARDSON, died at his residence on the 13th. He was buried at Taney City burying ground on Saturday. Mr. RICHARDSON was born in Kentucky and had attained the age of 40 in January last. He leaves a widow and their three children to mourn his passing.
Mr. Walter ARNOLD of Taylorville, Ill. is visiting his brother I. H. ARNOLD, of Forsyth.
March 26, 1891
Mr. J. V. MIDDLETON of Forsyth and Miss Anna J. NAPIER of Bradleyville, were married Sunday night by Rev. FILBECK, at the residence of the brides stepfather, Mr. George STIFFLER.
The demand for Homestead Application papers at the clerks office in constantly increasing. Taney Countys vacant land is going fast.
A child of Reuben HAMMONDS, who lives on Max Creek, died on Saturday night, of the measles. The child was 5 months.
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April 2, 1891
It is said that sixteen families of Austrians will come to Taney County in about a month, to take up land east of where the UNDERSORG brothers live, on the Springfield-Lead Hill road.
A Mr. KING from Nebraska was in town in search of a location for eighteen families who wish to move from the bleak, western prairies to the well timbered, fertile lands and balmy climate of Taney County.
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The farms in Taney County are being rapidly improved. All over the country one sees evidences of thrift and enterprise and nowhere is this plainer then on the fine farm of Mr. T. F. WILLIAMS on Beaver. Good buildings, new fences, and the beginning of a large orchard show that Mr. WILLIAMS will soon own one of the most valuable properties in the country.
Messrs. W.H. and James BOUSLOG of Winamac Indiana, arrived in Forsyth to look for a location for a sheep ranch.
April 9, 1891
The soot in the chimney of Mr. JOHNSONs house took fire on Friday afternoon and for a few minutes some people thought there would be a nice little blaze in the JONES block.
James MOODY, son of William MOODY, left home Friday and nobody knows where he went. He told some of the boys he was going to the Indian Nation.
April 9, 1891
Mr. J. H. DILKES hauled in a big load of timber Monday to make chairs for the courthouse.
April 16, 1891
The wife and son of Mr. Z.P. MOORE of Mincy, visited Mrs. William BUCK at her residence near Kerbyville last week.
The new baby was displayed to friends.
Mr. H.F. WILSON of Conner, was in town and reports that he has secured 63 head of sheep for his sheep ranch.
Mr. Abe L. AMBLER died at his fathers residence on Mr. W.G. CONNORs river farm. He was buried in the WILLIAMs graveyard. Young AMBLER was just 24, he and his parents came to this county from Dade County, Mo. last fall.
Circuit Court Docket - Divorces:
Delphia HINKLE vs F.M. HINKLE
Mary E. HOPKINS vs Wm. HOPKINS
Jas . RANDALL vs Mary E . RANDALL
R. W. CUNNINGHAM vs Margaret CUNNINGHAM
Martha C. JOHNSON vs W. J. JOHNSON
Samuel J. JOHNSON vs Lucenda E. JOHNSON
Alice M. STEPHENS vs Andrew STEPHENS
April 23, 1891
Mr. Joe GUSTIN of Springfield is the owner of the old VANZANT place on the Lead Hill-Springfield Road, a couple miles north of Kissee Mills and he is quite interested in Taney Countys welfare and the mineral development of the county.
A subscription paper is being circulated for the purpose of obtaining money to build a union stone church in Forsyth this summer and autumn.
April 30, 1891 Mrs. S.A. MYERS & Son have traded their store to Mr. John THURMOND. They took his farm in at $725. and their goods invoiced at $425. Mr. William PARSLEY is going to move his store down from Swan and put in with THURMOND soThe new Taney City store will be run in the name of PARSLEY & THURMOND.
April 30, 1891
Mr. Joe DILKS made 100 chairs for the courthouse.
Circuit Court Docket - Divorces:
W. T. NEIGHBORS vs Martha NEIGHBORS
May 7, 1891
Mr. Mack HAWORTH, who comes from the old Kentucky purchase south of Cairo, came to visit his uncle J.M. HAWORTH and his half-brother, John HAWORTH.
May 14, 1891
Mr. T.J. CLARK's little baby died last Thursday night and was buried Friday evening by the side of the mother who died about 3 months ago.
Miss Rosie CLARK left here Tuesday and is going to Cassidy to stay.
Mrs. Sarah TRUSTY from near Branson was declared insane by a jury in the Probate Court on Tuesday. She was confined to the care & custody of Wm. JACOBS for the present.
J. M. PARRISH allowed $75.00 for 3 months salary as County Treasurer.
The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. James WARREN died Monday eve, in Taney City.
Large numbers of Kentuckians, mainly from the mountainous regions of that state, are settling in Northwestern Taney County and more are expected.
WOODY HOUSE - 304 So. Campbell Street
Mrs. J. C. WOODY, Proprietor
Newly Furnished---Good Tables Clean Bedding---Large Airy Rooms
$1.00 per day - Meals 25¢
Board - $4.50 to $7.00 per week.
Kissee Mills, Mo.
$1.00 a day
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