Volume 9 , Number 3 , Spring 1986
THE PAST IN Review, . News items from the TAnEY COUNTY REPUBLICAN, published in Forsyth, Missouri, beginning November 28, 1895 with a subscription price of $1.00, in advance. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue. (Notes Errors in reporting or printing were made, just as in current newspapers.)
July 20, 1899
The Taney County jail is tenantless?!!
S. G. WOOD has a little treasure at his home since Saturday, its a girl.
Mrs. Mary PRICE is dead. She was wife of Col. John H. PRICE, living 14 miles east of Springfield on the James River. She was 67 and left two children. Mrs. PRICE was the aunt of our townsman, B. B. PRICE.
July 27, 1899
The little two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin HOUSEMAN died Saturday.
"Uncle" Tommy LAYTON, one of the early pioneers of Taney County, died at his home south of Kirbyville last Friday. He leaves a grown family and a host of relatives and friends.~
The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. SUMMERS, living two miles east, died yesterday of remittent fever.
Dr. B. JOHNSON reports a little girl at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Joe BAY.
August 3, 1899
HOMESTEAD PROOFS George D. ANDERSON, Homestead Application #19790; Witnesses: J. R. VANZANDT, Jr; Chas PLEAKE, E. L. VANZANI)T and G. W. BRAZEAL, all of Kirbyville.
The many friends of our esteemed fellow townsman will be surprised and pleased to read of the marriage of Mr. D. F. McCONKEY, lawyer, postmaster, abstracter, real estate dealer and insurance agent, to Miss Kate L. SMITH of Chicago.
August 10, 1899
DIED, August 1st, Franklin HALL of
Kirbyville, MO. He was born August 11, 1842 at Braut, Erie County, N.Y. On May 8, 1861 he enlisted in Co. "B" 21st Reg. N.Y. Volunteers. On Dec. 20, 1864 he married Rachel EDMINSTER in Wisconsin. A wife and four children survive · He was buried in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Deceased moved from Wisconsin to Iron County July 18, l889iand after two years he removed to Taney County.
August 17, 1899
HOMESTEAD PROOFS Charles S. HOUSEMAN, Homestead Application #23002, Witnesses: Tom PER-SINGER, H. E. BARBER and Henry CLAY, all of Cedar Creek.
Mrs. Clara WARREN, Homestead Application#19679. Wit: J.H. BLAIR, Hercules, 5. 0. TRELAN and J. A. BRYANT of Cedar Creek and D.C. PULIJEY of Kissee Mills.
J. C. JOHNSON, Sr. & J. C. JOHNSON, Jr, & R. F. DAVIDSON closed a trade Tuesday for the general merchandise business of H. W. CLINE at Kissee Mills. The stock invoiced a little over 18 hundred dollars · J · C. JOHNSON, Jr will manage the business while Mr. DAVIDSON will continue in the stock industry and J. C. JOHNSON, Sr. will be found issuing marriage licenses, etc. at the old stand.
J. C. Johnson & Co., Kissee Mills, have a limited number of $11.00 suits which they are offering for $6.00. Boots and Shoes at lowest cash prices. The finest stock of felt hats in the country at nearly cost. Dry goods proportionately low. A full line of groceries kept constantly on hand; Stoves, Hardware, etc always in stock. Highest market price paid for all kinds of produce.
August 24, 1899
Catharine SMITH was born in Cannon Co. Tenn. Feb 27, 1831 and died. at her home 3 miles N.W. of Forsyth, Aug 11, 1899. On Sept 17, 1851 she was united in marraige to David SMITHSON. Eight children were born, six of whom survive with the father and 25 grandchildren. She lived in Taney County 22 years.
Carl F. HALL, Homestead Application #20361, Witnesses: John CATER, Thomas BRANSON & J. M. HAGGARD of Kirbyville, and A.A. CHAPMAN, Forsyth.
Clay McCANLESS, Homestead Application #20484. Witnesses: W.F. HUNTSMAN, Wm. ROLLER, Phillip ROLLER and C.M. BUNCH, all of Bradleyville.
Miss Sarah R. CALHOUN, Homestead Application #19386. Witnesses: R.T. GARDNER, Isaac HORNBECK, Geo. GIBSON and Frank GIBSON, all of Mincy.
John S. SISCO, Homestead Application #19352. Witnesses: J.C. RHOADS, John McCORTNEY, S.A. IGO and T.J. COLLINS of Cedar Creek.
August 31, 1899
J. F. KEITHLEY has given up the Chadwick mail route and J. G. ROOT began carrying mail over this route Monday.
The following are names of those attending FOREPAUGH-SELLS BROS. aggregation [circus] at Springfield on Tuesday. Laura JOHNSON, Ada LOWERY, BuJ.ah YOUNG, Mabelle EVERSOLE, Lula BALDWIN, Blanche LATHROP, Lois STThES, Nellie HILSABECK, Chas. BALDWIN, Lon PARRISH, Geo TAYLOR, Dave and Sam WHEELER and J .A · WEATHERMAN and family.
Mrs. F. M. PRICE died at her home at Taneyville, last Saturday, and was burled in a cemetery near that place. She left a husband and several children.
September 7, 1899
Mrs. Julia CASEY died at her home three miles west of Forsyth, Friday. She had been ill with consumption the past year. She left a husband and several children.
J.C. MAPIN, Mr. C. R. WILBER, Mr. Chas. WILBER, Will NEWTON, Ex-Sheriff JOHNSON, Miss Mettie GARDNER, Mr. W. L. CONNER,
Mrs. Nettle COBERLY & W.K. MAUBY. D. F. McCONKEY, Postmaster
September 14, 1899
The 17 month old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GLADSON, residing 3 miles west of Forsyth, died Tuesday. Burial was made in Snapp Cemetery.
We now have a daily hack line from Yellville [Ark.] with perfect connections through Chadwick, MO. Passengers leaVing the railroad at that place can get to Yellville without unnecessary layover or delay. The trip to Yellville can be made, by this route, at exactly the came cost as from Springfield to Eureka Springs, thus saving the expense of a 75 mile hack fare. It is the purpose of the projectors of this line to make it one of the best in the country. Copied from Yellville ECHO.
September 21, 1899
E.W. SIMS, was up from Cedar Valley. He had recently visited his father, who is 96 yrs old, at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mrs. E.W. SIMS is at present in Omaha, Nebraska awaiting the arrival of their youngest sons remains from the Phillipine Islands. This boy was 18 years old and enlisted and went to the Islands with the Nebraska regiment.
October 5, 1899 Miss Dora JOHNSON is home for a months vacation, having dismissed her school near Cedar Creek in order that the children might help gather the cotton crop.
Jesse BARNES, wife and three children, and also father BARNES, arrived here from Baltimore, Maryland. They went to the Major4 BURBANK farm, 5 miles S.E. of Forsyth, where they will reside.
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