Volume 9 , Number 1 , Fall 1985
THE PAST IN REVIW News items from the TANEY COUNTY REPUBLICAN, published in Forsyth, Missouri every Thursday by B.B. PRICE and S.J WILLIAMS. Lawrence CARROLL was editor and the subscription price was $1.00 per year, in advance. The issue of November 28, 1895 was the first, and this paper is still being published today. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue. Note: Errors in reporting the news were made then, just as in current newspapers)
November 17, 1898
HOMESTEAD PROOFS Stephen A.D. CLINE, Homestead Application #18994, Sec 24, Twp 21, Range 22. Wit: George GROSS, Horton STACY, Vildy JONES & Colonel JONES of Cedar Valley.
Daniel JOHNSON, Homestead Application #18166, Sec 5, Twp 24, Range 18. Wit: Thomas W. WOOD & William ROLER of Bradleyville, P. W. JOHNSON & Daniel BLOOMER of Taneyville.
December 8, 1898 This is weather for killing hogs some of our neighbors have been taking advantage of it.
HOMESTEAD PROOFS Andxew J PRUIIT, Homestead Application #21493, Sec 25, Twp 22, Range 22. Wit: Henry SIMS, Kirbyville, Thomas SmAHAN, J. F. PRUITT and Smith HOOVER, all of Cedar Valley.
William KING, Homestead Application #20942, Sec 18, Twp 21, Range 18. Wit: Iverson BIRDWELL, Bud WOODS, T.F. ALBY and B. BIEDWELL, all of Cedar Creek.
Thomas KNOX, who has been working in Stotts City, for the past year, is here visiting friends and relatives.
The box supper, held in connection with the Literary Society Friday night, was a grand success. Net proceeds $7.75.
A. L. PARRISH, J. C. PARRISH, S.W. BOSWELL, I. H. ARNOLD, L. C. WALKER and H R MELTON, are making arrangements to go to Batesville (Ark.) for a few days. They will go via White River.
How the young girls did cast eyes green with envy at Aggie PATTERSON on Sunday, because she was the only girl in the city who had a fellow.
Walnut Shade News - - On Thursday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. Luther BOLES, of Iowa and Miss Sarah KEITHLEY of Texas, were married at the residence of the brides brother, Mr. W. J. KEITHLEY. Miss KEITHLEY came from Texas to visit her brother early in the summer. She was considered by the male sex, to be quite a beauty. We extend congratulations to the young couple and are glad they are going to make Walnut Shade their home.
December 15, 1898
Our icemen are making preparations to go to putting up ice. A few more days and nights like we have been having, and it will make fine ice, as it is already five inches thick.
January 6, 1899
HOMESTEAD PROOFS George W. ORR, Homestead Application #19049, Sec 36, Twp 22, Range 20. Wit: Lum BOOTh, W.F. HUNT, S.A. KILLMAN and John KILLMAN, all of Mincy.
Philemnon F. STODDARD, Homestead Application #18097, Sec 22, Twp 21, Range 22. Wit: Frank JONES, John GROSS, H.F. HURST & John PATRICK, Cedar Valley.
Joseph L. COLLINS, Homestead Applica tion #18382, Sec 12, Twp 22, Range Wit: Josiah BRYANT, D.M. TRAMMELL, B. RUSSELL & Carle WISE, Cedar Creek.
William T. MOODY, Homestead Application #18014, Sec 3, Twp 24, Range 19. Wit: Daniel BATEMAN, Joseph HICKMAN, Robert SMITh & Amos BATEMAN, all of Garrison.
John L. PLUMMER, Homestead Application
#20806, Sec 21,~ Twp 23, Range 21. Wit: Jasper McMULLIN, Major JONES, Marion HAWKINS & J. W. GROVES, of Branson.
January 12, 1899 LOST--Between Forsyth and Walnut Shade a Regulation Army Cap, with brass buttons on it. Finder please leave it at this office and be amply rewarded. A. M. FLOWERS, Walnut Shade
John H. HAWORTH, Homestead Application #20907, Sec 14, Twp 23, Range 20. Wit: J.G. THURMAN, B. F. JOHNSON, John THURMAN & J. M. HAWORm, of Forsyth.
February 2, 1899
OBITUARY--Mary D. HAWORTH, whose maiden name was HOWELL, was born in Wilson Co. Tenn, Mar 21, 1838. Her parents moved to Ballard County, Kentucky where she lived during girlhood and young womanhood. June 11, 1857, at age 19, she was united in marriage to J.M. HAWORTH. They remained in Ballard County ,some eight years then moved to Taney County. She departed this life Jan 30, 1899, at age 60 years, 10 months and 9 days. She had one brother and four sisters, none of whom are living. Having no children of her own, she has been a mother to four boys, two of whom are present today, and one is dead.
HOMESTEAD PROOFS William E. CASEY, Homestead Application #18660, Sec 1, Twp 22, Range 19. Wit: Zephy DUNN, Joseph CURRY, Green STALL- CUP and Ivey DUNN, all of Cedar Creek
Andrew J. BROWN, Homestead Application #19627, Sec 32, Twp 22, Range 18. Wit: Charles E. BRADEN, L.D. BROWN, John T. WOOD & Wm. F. HAMPTON, of Cedar Creek.
February 16, 1899
On account of the river being full of ice, no ferrying was done here until Monday, the first in about ten days.
Four loads of lumber were ferryed accross the river Monday. The ice had to be cut so the boat could run about half way across, and the wagons were then run on the boat by hand.
March 2, 1899
HOMESTEAD PROOFS Mary A. MAYE, widow of Josiah T. CATER, decd Homestead Application #18453, Sec 26, Twp 23, Range 21. Wit: J. S. CROUCH, C. F. HALL, T. P. WRIGHT and Charles WELCH, all of Kirbyville.
Mary J. BINGHAM, Homestead Application #2O5O6, Sec 15, Twp 22, Tange 21. Wit: James R. R. VANZANDT, William JACKSON, George ANDERSON and T. J. STALLCUP, all of Kirby-ville.
William H. BROWN, Homestead Application #18520, Sec 35, Twp 23, Range 19, Wit: P. A. CUMMINGS, J. F. FRY, U. G. JOHNSON and William GLADSON, Cedar Creek.
Abner GARRISON, one of the oldest citizens of Taney County, died at his home near McClurg, Feb. 21st. One of the most prominent men of the county, he represented Douglas County twice in the legislature, and held the office of Circuit Clerk one term, and was assessor of the same county one term. He was born October 1809.
March 16, 1899
J. C. JOHNSON, Jr., now owns the pool hall, having traded his house and several lots to B.P. PARRISH for the same.
The Forsyth dancing club gave a Pink Ball Friday night, the last of a series of dances conducted by Dr. EVERSOLE. The affair~ was a success in every particular and the music fornished by T.J. VANZANDT & Arthur PARRISH was excellent.
L. H. COOK, of Swan, was in town Monday. It is said an· important event in Lees life is soon to happen.
J. C. JOHNSON, Jr., will put in a full supply of groceries in a few days. Jim is a hustler and no doubt will get his share of the trade.
The Russell Gin at Cedar Creek was totally destroyed by fire last week. Not only Mr. RUSSELL, but the whole community suffers by the loss.
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