Howell County News, 1895
Newspaper Items Howell County News West Plains, Missouri
August 23, 1895 - Susan Virginia Bolin, daughter of C.T. Bolin and wife, died Friday afternoon, 16th inst, of typhoid fever, aged 11 years and 25 days. Funeral services were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon. Elder D.B. Warren officiating, and interment was had in Oak Grove cemetery.
C.D. Brenner was called to Oklahoma City a few days ago to the bedside of his son, Fred, who was ill with typhoid fever. The young man died last Saturday night. He was 25 years of age, and was well liked by all his acquaintances. His death is a sad affliction to his family, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
Mrs. Sue Parker died of consumption at her home in this city last Saturday morning, 17th inst. She was 48 years of age, and her husband and four children survive her. She was a member of the Christian Church and funeral services were held at that church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.P. Hale and J.J. Martin. The Daughters of Rebecca, of which order the deceased was also an active and esteemed member, assisted in the obsequies. She was a lady of most excellent qualities of mind and heart, and her death is deplored by all who knew her, while the loss to the family is a severe and irreparable one.
September 20, 1895 Laura, the wife of C.G. Brown, died at the home of her husband in this city Monday afternoon, of consumption, in the 30th year of her age. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J.J. Martin officiating, and interment was had at the Oak Grove cemetery. September 27, 1895 Laura L., wife of John D. Ball, died at the residence of her father, M.T. Cater, in this city, Tuesday evening. She was 24 years of age, and was married last Christmas. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon and Interment took place at Oak Grove Cemetery.
A little daughter of Mrs. Mary Monroe died of diphtheria at the home of H.M. Crumley, a short distance south of town, Tuesday. Funeral services were had Thursday.
November 15, 1895 - Mrs. Phoebe Weston Farmer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.A. Risley, in this city, Sunday, Nov. 10th, age 81 years. Funeral services were had in the afternoon of the following day, Rev. J.J. Martin officiating, and interment took place at Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Farmer was born in Townsend, Mass., in 1814, and in 1827 moved with her parents to Ohio; later lived, with her husband, at Nauvoo, Ill., during the Mormon troubles, in which he participated; still later lived at New Iberia, Louisiana, being there during part of the late war. She remained loyal to the Union, and spent a large portion of her time during that struggle in ministering to the needs of sick and wounded Federal soldiers, and the knowledge and memory of those services caused many of the Grand Army men of this city to show proper tribute to the patriotic and self sacrificing woman by taking part in the obsequies. The deceased had lived in this county since 1872. She was a noble woman, and was held in the highest estimation by a large circle of acquaintances. She had literary aspirations in her earlier years and had contributed many meritorious articles of prose and poetry to leading newspapers and magazines. A volume of poems was her most notable production, and the composition, tone, thought and imagery evidence a sound mind, a cultured taste and a noble soul.