Death Notices & Obituaries
As reported in the Mountain View Standard, Mountain View, MO. 1920-1930. Read carefully. These are in date order, not alphabetical.
Contributed by Linda Henry
September 24, 1920
Infant Child Dies……The little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Holden died Thursday, September 2, 1920. The little sufferer languished but a few hours when an angel bearing a message from the Kingdom of Heaven to bear its little soul to join its kindred in the Heavenly hosts above. It was laid to rest in the Chapel Hill cemetery Friday, September 10, 1920.
The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the community extended them.
May 6, 1921
Obituary……Silas Henry Shaver was born at Syracuse, N.Y., March 29, 1844, and passed away April 27, 1911(as written), at his home in this city, age 77 years and one month.
He was married to Elizabeth Ann Traver June 19, 1866, who passed away March 6, 1888. To this union were born 10 children of which four still survive. They are Grant A. Shaver of Hutchison, Kans.; Mrs. V.T. Glenn of Omak, Washington; Mrs. Bertha Reynolds of Central City, Nebr.; and Emma P. Shaver of Mountain View, Mo., who with his granddaughter, Mrs. Grace A. Penninger, the latter two of whom were with him at the time of his death. He also had nine grand children and four great grand children. He was converted at the age of 32, and joined the Baptist church at Central City, Nebr.26 May 1922
Dr, N. Frank Dead……Dr. N. Frank, Optician, died at his home in this city Friday morning, May 19, 1922, of a complication of diseases.
Deceased has resided in this section for a number of years, at one time living on a farm south of town, and he leaves a widow and two sons, one of whom is a resident of this city, to mourn his loss.
After appropriate funeral services, the remains were interred in the city cemetery in this city Saturday of last week.
February 23, 1922 (should be 1923)
Julia Wooster Dead……Mrs. Julia Wooster, widow of W.W. Wooster, one time a resident of this community but now at Munith, Mich., died February 3, 1923, at the home of her son, Edson D. Wooster.
She is survived by the one son and one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Basford of Cincinnati, Ohio; also six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Deceased lived and owned, for a number of years, the Wooster farm just west of the Todd Hill, south of town, and will be remembered by the older residents.March 9, 1923
Joshua Farrar Dead……Joshua Kinwerthey Farrar was born in Steelville, Mo., May 1841, and died at his home in this city March 3, 1923, age 82 years, from parents who came from England and settled, he grew to manhood in the town where he was born. In 1861, when the civil war came, he was one of the first to inlist and served four years in Co. D, Phelps Regiment, Mo. volunteers. At the age of 23 he was converted and joined the Presbyterian church, and had always remained a devout Christian, always in regular attendance until the last few years, which his declining years prevented.
In 1865 he was married to Emily Brickey, who died years later. To this union were born five children, two of whom are still living.
On the 8th day of March 1877, he was married to Louisa Elizabeth Duncan, and to this union were born thirteen children, nine of whom survive him. On October 17, 1900, this wife and mother passed on to the better world.
On July 2, 1903, he was married again to Sarah Melissa Smith, who survives him.
He is also survived by eleven children, fifty one grand children, sixteen great grand children, and five step children.
Mr. Farrar, or "Uncle Josh" as he was known to almost everyone, had lived in and near Mountain View for the last 40 years and was one of our most prominent early citizens, being known and held in high esteem by nearly everyone for miles around.
Rev. Gulley of this city preached the funeral, which was held at Pleasant Grove, and the remains were interred in that cemetery Monday afternoon.
The Standard extends the sympathy of the community to the bereaved ones, in their loss.
April 6, 1923
Mrs. Marg. Henry Suffers Paralysis……Mrs. James G. Henry, who lives seven miles southwest of here on Spring Creek, suffered a stroke of paralysis Wednesday, March 21, and has been lying in a critical condition since that time. Mrs. Henry is widely known, having lived in this vicinity for 33 years. Last New Years day Mr. and Mrs. Henry celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary when many of the older residents of Shannon county as well as children and grandchildren of the Henrys were present.
---Herald, Birch Tree.
Later – Mrs. Henry died Sunday and the remains were interred in the Pleasant Grove cemetery near Teresita, Monday, following appropriate services at the Pleasant Grove church by Rev. M.P. Smotherman.
Deceased leaves an aged husband, J.G. Henry, and a large family of sons and daughters besides other relatives and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, a true friend and associate, and a good woman.
They have the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.
November 23, 1923
Death From Burns......W.A. Webb died Tuesday, November 13, 1923, of burns received the week before.
W.A. Webb, whose home is in the "Seventown" section of Flat River, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, November 13, 1923, at Bonne Terre Hospital, of burns received Wednesday of the week before, when he accidentally fell into a pit of burning ashes at Federal Mill No. 3, where he had been employed as ash pit man. He succeeded in scrambling from the ashes and did not appear to be fatally injured. He developed pneumonia in a couple of days which was the direct cause of death. He was 50 years, 3 months and 16 days of age. The Webb family went to Flat River from Mountain View seven years ago.
William Andrew Webb was near Columbus, Ky., July 27, 1873. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Webb, moved during his early childhood, to Howell county, Mo. When 15 years of age he was converted and united with the Baptist church. Soon after his going to the Lead Belt, he united with the Taylor Avenue Methodist Church, and remained a faithful and consistent member of that church until the time of his death.
The funeral service was held at Taylor Avenue Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wm. Stewart. Interment was made at Parkview cemetery.
The deceased ______ is survived by his wife and nine children, Mrs. Dawson, of Esther; Mrs. Blanche Downey, and Glenn Webb, of Granite City, Ill., and the following children at home: Florence, Leah, Myrtle, Elene, Elmo, and Virginia. He also has seven grandchildren. His aged father and mother, who live at Mountain View, survive him. He has two sisters, Mrs. Dora Bay, of Chandler, Okla.; and Mrs. Laura Harlow, of Kansas City; and seven brothers, Sam Dee, Lester, and Allen of Kansas City; George, of Tulsa, Okla., Chester, of Mountain View, Mo.; and Albert of Springfield, Mo.
June 6, 1924
Judge Kenaga Dead……Judge Matthias Kenaga, 80 years old, prominent pioneer resident of Howell county and who for several years had been president of the Bank of Mountain View of this city, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Thornton, five miles south of town, at 6 o’clock Friday morning. He had been in frail health the last several weeks, following a slight attach of paralysis which he suffered while attending the republican state convention in Springfield last month. Although his health was declining rapidly he was able to be up and went to West Plains only a few days prior to his death to consult a physician. He had arisen early Friday morning and had eaten breakfast before he was seized with the heart attack from which he died immediately.
Judge Kenaga, who was born in Ohio, came to Howell county from near Butler, Ind., in the early seventies and made his home in West Plains for a number of years. He was engaged in the carpenter work there for a time, but later owned and operated a string of saw mills in the county. He moved from there a number of years ago to the farm south of this city where his death occurred Friday and has since resided in the north part of the county. He had been connected with the Bank of Mountain View as one of its largest stockholders for many years.
Throughout the years of his residence in Howell county he had been prominently identified with the business and political interests of the county and because of his generous and genial disposition was loved by a host of friends. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the John Rollins G.A.R. post of West Plains. He was for many years one of the county’s most prominent and influential republicans and was at one time a member of the Howell county court. He also later was a candidate for state senator on the republican ticket.
Besides the daughter at whose home he died, Judge Kenaga is survived by three sons, W.S. Kenaga of Mountain View, John Kenaga who resides in Oklahoma and Paul Kenaga of Doniphan, Mo.
The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. Hubbard, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, at Ebeneezer, and the attendance is estimated at from 700 to 1000 persons. 107 cars and trucks were counted at the church, in addition to those of the neighbors who walked or drove teams. The house could not hold half of the crowd, who gathered in the yard to pay their respects to the dead.
Following are the names, ages and addresses of the soldiers who were present at the funeral:
Civil War veterans: - R.G. Smith, 82; J.A. Jones, 80; E.H. Griflin, 88; J.N. Crank, 80; W.B. McCoy, 77; E.M. Gardner, 75; Gilman Simmons, 79; George Morgan, 85; W.F. Laton, 76; all of Mountain View; and John Gunn, 79; Henry Moore, 82; A. Calmes, 82; J.O. Brakebill, 79; Dave Reese, 80; B.R. Wescott, 80; M.J. Williams, 78; of West Plains. The World War veterans, all of Mountain View Legion, were Ed Miller, Ed Beller, Shorty Gose, Lee Flood, Oscar Nevin, Geo. Garoutte, Jr., Bill Young, Ralph Penninger, Huston Holden, Jim Webb, Charley Baskett.
Interment was made in the Ebeneezer cemetery.
July 24, 1925
W.M. Robbins Drops Dead……Sunday, July 19, 1925, W.M. Robbins of this city, who had accompanied Pete Stevenson, Leo Ball and C.H. Price, also of this city, to a farm about four miles west of Cabool, Mo., to pass judgement on some stock, suddenly grabbed at his chest and fell forward. Those with him went to his assistance and he is said to have been conscious for a few minutes, and then quietly passed away.
The remains were taken to Cabool and embalmed, after word had been sent here by telephone, of his death.
His son Fred and family and daughter, Mrs. John Duncan and family, were visiting his other daughter, Mrs. James Crowder of Mammoth Springs, Ark., while another son, Harry, was in St. Louis.
Those from Mammoth Springs drove here and then to Cabool as soon as possible, but Undertaker Duncan had to telephone down for his hearse and the remains reached here about 5 o’clock Monday morning.
Mr. Robbins, or "Millard" as he was familiarly known, was a man of wide acquaintance and good financial judgement. He came here when a small boy, grew to manhood’s estate and has accumulated considerable of this world’s goods, being one of the leading auctioneers of this country for years, and being a successful farmer. For several years he has been president of the Bank of Mountain View, having been a director and stockholder there for many years.
About a year ago he went to Springfield and got a diagnosis from Dr. Smith, who told him his heart valves were leaking and that he might live for years and again that he might die at any time.
Several months ago he spent two weeks in Hot Springs, Ark. Returning much improved, apparently. However, the past four weeks he seemed to be failing, and his sudden death did not really surprise those who knew him.
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December 4, 1925
Robert Boram Dead……Robert Boram of Monteer, one of the first real estate men of that section, and a highly respected citizen of that community, died at his home November 30, 1925, leaving a widow, - children and many friends to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father, relative and friend, and one of the greatest boosters for the Ozarks we have ever known. Progress and public spirit were two of his ideals in life and he always was in the lead, during ______ activities.
The remains were held until Thursday to await the arrival of relatives from a distance.
To the bereaved ones, the Standard extends the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.
Abbie Henry Dead……Saturday morning of last week Abbie Henry of southeast of town, had a second stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered and died about 3 o’clock that afternoon, without regaining consciousness.
Deceased was a son of J.G. Henry, of South of Monteer, and was a fine young man, whom everyone liked and respected.
Owing to his first stroke several months ago, although he had partially recovered, his death did not come really as a surprise, yet it was quite a shock to this community and the town in which he lived. Deceased leaves an aged father, three brothers and three sisters to mourn the loss of a good son, brother and friend, and the Standard joins their sorrow in this hour of sadness.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. M.P. Smotherman of Van Buren, officiating, and the Millard Coleman Post, American Legion of this place, of which he was a member, officiating.
The remains were interred in the cemetery at Pleasant Grove.
Taylor Roberds Dead…… Uncle Taylor Roberds, an old and respected farmer of northwest of town, died at his home, November 30, 1925, aged 76 years old.
Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roberds and was born at Lick Creek, Ill., October 3, 1849. When a young man he came to this community where he has since made his home, uniting in early life with the Presbyterian church and remaining a faithful member to his death.
In 1879 he was united in marriage to Nancy Cheek, who survives him; also two sisters, Mesdames Elizabeth Pearson, and Addie Cole, and many nephews and nieces, to mourn the loss of a good citizen and friend.
The Standard extends sympathy to the bereaved ones in their loss.
Obituary……Alvin Milton Henry, known as "Abby" son of James Gilbert and Margarett Jane Henry, was born at Hutton Valley, Missouri, November 28, 1925 (as written). Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis, having the first stroke on June 27, 1925, and the end came about five hours after the second stroke, which occurred November 28, 1925.
He came to Shannon county with his parents March 14, 1890, and since that time has been a resident of Shannon county. He was a member of the M.E. Church, South. Enlisted in the United States Army July 19, 1917, and was honorably discharged March 19, 1919. He was a member of the Millard Coleman Post, American Legion, Mountain View, Missouri.
The survivors are Jas. G. Henry, father, Monteer;, Mo.; Mrs. C.E. Holden, sister, Monteer, Mo.; Mrs. J.B. Davis, sister, Winona, Mo.; Mrs. John Rleck (or Rieck), sister, Ophir, Alaska; A.B. Henry, brother, Fresno, Calif.; Irby C. Henry, twin brother, St. Louis, Mo.; R.L. Henry, brother, Cabool, Mo.
March 26, 1926
Grandma Dowler Dies……The citizens of Birch Tree were shocked Sunday afternoon when they learned that Mrs. L.A. Dowler or Grandma Dowler, as she was lovingly called, had died suddenly of heart trouble. She had not felt well all winter but seemed to be feeling better Sunday. Some of her children had just left the house a short time before and gone to their homes only to be called back just a few moments before she passed away.
No one will be missed more than Grandma Dowler. She was always happy and cheerful in spite of her 80 years of age, and she could and did feel proud of her children, who were all much devoted to her.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church.
April 9, 1926
Found Dead In Bed……Alexander Finnamore Page was found dead in bed Sunday morning, April 4, 1926, by a Mr. Allen, who brought him his breakfast, about 8 o’clock that morning. Mr. Page had had a slight attact of flu, but was able to be out and had been down town Saturday, and his sudden death, by a paralytic stroke, came as a complete surprise to everyone.
Deceased was born in Indiana in June of 1851, being nearly 75 years of age. He went to Kansas, where he married Sarah Foster, who died there in 1902, leaving one child, who married Fred Becker of north of town.
He came here in 1903 and bought a farm north of town, but since the marriage of his daughter has lived most the time in this city, where he owned seven or eight pieces of property and was in pardnership, for some time, with Geo. Becker in the secondhand business.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church by Rev. G.N. Gulley of this city, after which interment was made in the city cemetery.
The Standard extends sympathy to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow.
May 21, 1926
Mrs. Floyd Murrell Dead……Mrs. Floyd Murrell died at her home in Thayer, Mo., April 30. She was buried at Willow Springs Sunday, May 2.
Elva Marvin was born November 24, 1900, at Willow Springs, Mo. She professed faith in Christ at the age of fourteen and joined the Baptist church at Willow Springs. She moved to Mountain View about ten years ago, bringing her church letter with her to unite with the church here. She was an assistant in the Standard printing office while here.
After living here about 4 years, she moved back to Willow Springs, where she was married to Floyd Murrell. To this union were born two children, Joyce Wayne, now four years and ten months old, and Billy Gene, now 16 months old.
Later the family moved to Thayer, where she placed her letter in the church there. She lived there only a short time when typhoid fever came into the home. For nine weeks there seemed to be a struggle between life and death, but death won and Elva was called Home, leaving besides her family, her mother, Mrs. Nettie Marvin; two sisters, Grace and Stella, of Willow Springs; a brother, Stanley Marvin, of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.
Mrs. Murrell may also be remembered as a granddaughter of the late Rev. W.H. Henderson.
23 July 1926
Wife of Mountain View Farmer Dies……Mrs. LeVerda Grant, wife of Oliver O. Grant of near Mtn. View, died shortly after noon last Sunday, following a three months illness due to heart disease.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two small boys, aged three and five. Also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rink of Lost Camp.
Funeral services were held late Monday afternoon at the Miller church, three miles southeast of Hutton Valley, and burial was in Miller cemetery.
Obituary……Mrs. Margaret Wilson, age 77 years, died at the home of her son, Frank Wilson, near Mtn. View, Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. after a long illness.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Kentucky, Oct. 12, 1849, but spent most of her life near Kansas City, Mo. She united with the Baptist church many years ago. Her husband, the late C.M. Wilson, died at the Mtn. View hotel shortly after their arrival here seven years ago.
She is survived by two sons, Frank Wilson of Mtn. View with whom she made here home and Joseph Brown of Belton, Mo.; four grandsons, Forrest and Warren Wilson of Mtn. View and Charley and Omer Wilson of Neodesha, Kans.; all of whom were at her bedside except Forrest, who is in Citizens Military Training Camp at St. Louis. An only brother, who lives at Springfield, was unable to come on account of illness. She suffered so long we feel she was blessed in her passing away, but her loving presence will be missed by those who knew her.
October 29, 1926
Dr. Hendrix Dead……Dr. James Franklin Hendrix, well known pioneer physician of White Church, died at his home there at 9:40 o’clock Monday night, following a long illness due to kidney trouble. He had been in frail health the past eight months, but his condition had been critical only the last two months.
Dr. Hendrix had been a resident of Howell county for the past thirty-eight years, and continued the practice of medicine until three years ago when he was forced by ailing health to retire. Through his long years of practice he had been prominently identified with all of the interests of the community in which he lived and had endeared himself to a host of friends, both there and in surrounding towns.
Thirty-eight years ago he and his family came to Howell county and located at White Church, where they have since resided, with the exception of the year of 1905, which they spent in Arizona for the benefit of Dr. Hendrix’s health.
Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, John Hendrix, White Church, and four grandchildren. Another son died twenty-six years ago. One niece, Mrs. M.E. Gilmour of Dora, is the only other relative in this part of the state.
February 25, 1927
Obituary……Mrs. C.C. Padgett departed this life at Mountain View, Missouri, on Sunday morning, February 13, 1927, at the age of 42 years, five months and eleven days.
Addie Penninger was born at Craig, Illinois, July 2, 1884. Her parents moved to Mountain View when she was three years old and she grew to womanhood here.
She was married to C.C. Padgett, at her home in this city on December 25, 1905. To this union three children were born, Clinton C., Ora Fay and Ralph.
Besides the husband and children, she leaves to mourn her loss, her aged father, William L. Penninger, three brothers, W.J. and Ralph of Mountain View, Missouri, and Harry of Laurel, Montana, and a sister, Mrs. O.L. Taylor of Eldorado Springs, Mo.
Mrs. Padgett was a true gentlewoman. God had been gracious to her. Mrs. Padgett was beautiful in character as she was in outward appearance.
She was a faithful wife, a kind and indulgent mother, and a friend to everybody. She was a true follower of the great and last commandment, "Love one another."
Let us say to the bereaved ones: "Weep not. May God in his love and wisdom comfort you and give you strength on your sorrow. May her life be an example for you, her teachings an inspiration and a blessing, and may you be able to say, Thy will be done."
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Fulkerson, pastor of the Baptist church, after which she was laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View Chapter No. 146 O.E.S. of which deceased was many years a member assisting in the ceremonies. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, bearing mute testimony to the life and deeds of the deceased, and the esteem in which she was held by the host of friends in attendance.
Gently, tenderly, the love of the entire community attended her to her last resting place, and as we laid her away to await the resurrection morning, and the reunion of loved ones, we heard a voice saying, "Joy! Joy! forever, my task is done. The gates are open and heaven is won."
December 16, 1927
Albert Wiggs Dead……Mrs. J.B. Hannah of north of town received word Sunday of the sudden death of her brother, Albert Wiggs, from heart failure.
Mr. Wiggs’ home was in Chicago, but the message did not state where he died. He was a traveling salesman for the Leach Lumber Company.
He and his family formerly lived on the Albert Wiggs farm, now known as the John Peat farm northwest if town.
Deceased leaves a wife and one unmarried daughter; a brother, Jasper Wiggs, of Neosho, Mo., and Mrs. J.B. Hannah of north of town.
April 20, 1928
Virginia Lee Thomason Dead……Virginia Lee Thomason, 8-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.V. Thomason of this city died at 4 o’clock a.m. Wednesday of intestinal flu, following an illness of more than a week. She is survived by her parents and by her younger brother, Don Vernon. Funeral services were held Thursday p.m. at the Church of Christ, conducted by H.E. Ferrell and interment made in the Mountain View cemetery.
The little girl was a most attractive child, and favorite in the large circle of Mr. and Mrs. Thomasons’ friends. Her death comes as a great shock to the family. Mr. Thomason is at the head of the Thomason Lumber Co. of this city, and is a prominent figure in politics of the county, being chairman of the Republican central committee of Howell Co.
The Standard joins the many friends of the bereaved family in sympathy during their dark hour of sorrow.
August 3, 1928
J.G. Henry Dead……J.G. Henry, an old and highly respected citizen of near Teresita, died at his home Tuesday of this week, after an illness of a few days.
Deceased was 81 years old, yet up to a short time ago was a familiar figure on the streets and looked exceptionally hale and hearty for one of his years.
He was born in Tennessee and came with his parents to Howell county from Coffey county, Tenn., in 1847, and lived for many years on a farm near Peace Valley, but moved to this community about 40 years ago. His wife, Mrs. Jane Moffitt Henry, whose death occurred five years ago, was the daughter of Rev. Moffitt, a prominent pioneer Methodist minister of Willow Springs.
Mr. Henry is survived by one sister, Mrs. O.N. Bennett, of West Plains; one brother, Tom H. Henry of Peace Valley; four sons, Bennett of California; Ray, of Idaho; Roy, of Cabool, Mo.; and Irby, at attorney for the Frisco in St. Louis; three daughters, Mrs. J.B. Davis, of Winona, Mo.; Mrs. John Rieck, of Alaska; and Mrs. Bessie Holden, who resides here.
Only two of his sons, Irby and Ray were present at his death and burial.
After appropriate services, the remains were interred in the Pleasant Grove cemetery, Wednesday.
A loving husband and father, a good neighbor and friend, who stood for what was highest and noblest in his community, has passed away, and the Standard joins the many friends and relatives, in their sympathy to those left to mourn his loss.
January 25, 1929
W.T. Padett Dies Suddenly……William T. Padgett, 72 years old, a prominent pioneer merchant of Mountain View, died suddenly at his home here at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, January 22, death being due to appoplexy.
Mr. Padgett was a native of Howell county, having been born and reared here. He was born on a farm near this city on December 25, 1856, and spent practically his entire life in this community, and was known to a host of friends here and throughout the county. He was engaged in farming for a number of years and also was engaged in the mercantile business in this city for many years, being very successful in his business life. However, he had been retired from business life since 1912.
On July 16, 1876, he was married to Miss Malinda Wilbanks, who like himself was a member of a well known pioneer family of this district. Mrs. Padgett survives him as does three of his sons, C.C. Padgett, and T.E. Padgett both of this city, and W.M. Padgett of Springfield. Also a number of grandchildren and other relatives survive.
Mr. Padgett was a member of the Church of Christ of this city. Funeral services will be held in the Christian church here at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and will be conducted by an old friend, Judge Will H.D. Green of West Plains. His son and family from Springfield and other relatives from a distance will be present for the service.
Mr. Padgett, or "Uncle Bill" as he was familiarly known, will be missed from our community, being progressive and taking quite an interest in civic improvements and welfare. One consolation we have to offer the bereaved ones is that when he had to go, death was instantaneous and he did not have to linger and suffer.
September 13, 1929
Obituary……Elbert B. Sharp was born in Washington county, Iowa, June 9, 1857 and departed this life December 4, 1929, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 22 days.
Mr. Sharp was married in 1886 to Miss Ruth Kerns, who preceeded him in death July 8, 1892. To this union two sons and one daughter were born, one son dying in early life.
On October 23, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Calder and to this union were born nine children, three of whom died in infancy.
Mr. Sharp was converted and united with the Presbyterian church on October 1, 1899 at Page, Holt county, Nebr., where he was a homesteader.
Mr. and Mrs. Sharp remained in Nebraska until 1908, coming to Missouri in 1920 and have resided in Mountain View for the past ten years.
Deceased is survived by his wife Mrs. Cora Sharp, and six sons, Earl E., Arthur, Joseph, Chester, Winford and Clifford, all of whom reside in Mountain View; a son Lee Sharp of Lawton, Iowa, and a daughter, Mrs. Maude Jamison of Quinter, Kan., by his first wife; and seven grandchildren; three brothers, Charlie, of Lebanon, Kan., Robert E., of Esbon, Kan., Oliver, of Sask., Canada; five sisters, Enna McKain, Sacramento, Calif., Anis Story, Lebanon, Kan., Eliza Brandenberg, Quinter, Kan., and Elma Hunter, Yuma, Colo., besides a host of friends.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Chas. S. Harpe, pastor of the local Methodist church, were held at the Presbyterian church, after which interment was made in the city cemetery.
December 20, 1929
Wm. L. Penninger Dead……William Lazarus Penninger was born on a farm in Johnson county, near Anna, Ill., on February 18, 1850, and died in Mountain View, Mo., on December 16, 1929, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 28 days.
He was of American pioneer parentage, his ancestors coming to America from Holland previous to the Revolutionary War, and settling in the Carolinas.
He was married to Artimitia Roberds in Johnson county, Ill., on February 19, 1874, and to this union were born seven children, Nora, Jesse, Addie, Edna, Harry, Ethel and Ralph, all of whom grew to man and womanhood except Ethel and Edna, who died in the third year of their lives. Addie died at the age of 42 and the other four children survive. His wife, Artimitia, preceeded him in death, passing away May 8, 1918. He is also survived by a brother and several sisters, who reside in Illinois.
When a young man he joined the Masonic Lodge and remained a member for many years, dropping his membership after an injury, which almost destroyed his hearing. He joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church sometime about the time the present local church, which he helped to finance and build, was constructed.
With his family he moved to Mountain View 44 years ago, being one of the first retail merchants to locate in Mountain View, in the old town site before the town was moved to its present location. He was very active in the development of the present town site and being the first to build a business building in the present business district. He later built the house where resided at the time of his death.
Along with his retail business, he owned and operated sawmills, plaining mills, and tie and lumber camps. During this time he was very active in helping to establish churches and schools to their present locations. A serious injury in a railroad wreck in 1902, while living in Arkansas, hampered his activities during his latter years; but he was always interested and helped to promote the welfare of this community to the best of his ability. For several years he has been president of the Bank of Mountain View.
He was a very active, hard working man, knowing very little of sickness until the last year of his life. His death will mean a severe loss not only to his family, but also to his other relatives, business associates and friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. S. Harpe of this city at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, after which interment was made in the city cemetery.
Oscar Nevins Dead……Oscar Nevins, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Vickers of south of town, and who has been in the government hospital at Kansas City for some time taking treatment for leakage of the heart, passed away Saturday night of last week.
Mrs. Nevins and two children, who were in St. Louis with her brother, Roy Vickers, and wife, drove down early Sunday morning. Mrs. Vickers left that afternoon for Kansas City and accompanied by Mr. Nevin’s father and sister of Kansas brought the body here for funeral services and interment in the Center Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
The services were conducted under the auspices of the Millard Colman Post American Legion of this city, the sermon was delivered by Rev. Chas. S. Harpe, Methodist pastor.
The Standard extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved young wife and the two small children and the many relatives and friends in their hour of sorrow.