Family Items of Interest
Funeral of Little Helen Simpson
Last Sunday morning was held the funeral of little Helen, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Simpson, whose death took place at their home in Williams'
addition, south Bevier, Wednesday March 11, 1903 at 3:30 o'clock p.m.; aged
6 years, 11 months and 3 days. It was attended by a large number of the relatives
and friends of the bereaved famiy. The services were impressively conducted
at the First Congregational church by Rev. H. M. Evans, the pastor, who also
conducted the services at the grave in the city cemetery.
The little flower girls who bore the floral tributes were Ella Pax, Maggie
Ruch, Mary Dockstader, Henrietta Pax. The pall-bearers were Cayula Ruch,
Eva Weeks, Ina Hill, Mary Pax.
The relatives present from out of town were Edward White and sister, Mrs.
Maggie Miller of Midland; John B. Simpson and wife and children of Danforth.
[A couple of columns over is a Card of Thanks]
We wish to return our sincere thanks to the neighbors and kind friends who
rendered us valuable assistance and extended us kind (unable to read next
couple of words) during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved little
We will always cherish the remembrance of their good deeds and loving, consoling
words in our bereavent. Mr. and Mrs. George Simpson
Death of James W. Mullinix
Died, at his house two miles north of Bevier, on Monday, March 16, 1903,
at 5 o'clock p.m., after a long and severe illness, Mr. James W. Mullinix,
aged 55 years, 1 month, and 12 days.
Deceased was the son of Solomon Mullinix and wife and was born near Bevier
in Feb. 1847, and lived here about all his life and all deeply regret his
demise. He had been afflicted during the past year from a complication of
diseases, which finally resulted in heart trouble and improper circulation,
causing him great suffering in the last few days of his life.
He was a zealous believer in the Christian religion and a member of the C.P.
Church. He was a man who talked and practiced his honest convictions, and
was respected and loved by all who knew him. His zeal for waht he considered
to be right, his honesty and industry, his love and devotion to his family
and friends, left for him a character and reputation not to be forgotten.
He leaves a wife and three little children; one brother, John Mullinix, of
near Callao, and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Carpenter, of Colorado, and many
friends to mourn his departure.
The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, the services at the house and grave
in the Bevier cemetery being conducted by Elder F. Theo May___(Mayhew?).
The pall bearers were: W.N. Rogers, Jerry Cook, Will burch, George Foose,
Robt. G. Herrin, W. S. Crutchfield.
David H. Hughes, who had been enjoying a several weeks visit here the guest
of friends, left Thursday morning for his home in Florence, Colorado. We
learn that he has arranged to have a new house built on the farm south of
town to replace that which was destroyed by fire last fall.
Archer Rees came over from Brookfield Sunday to visit his parents, T.C. Rees
Deputy Supreme Chief Ranger J.R. Hamilton of Cincinnati, Iowa, and Deputy
Grand Chief Ranger David E. Morgan of Bevier, placed the charters during
the past wek in the Forester courts recently organized by them at Higbee
Robt. E. Davis of St. Joseph, spent Sunday here with his sister, Mrs. J.F.
Richards and family.
Elder Gomer T. Griffiths, missionary in charge of the mission work of the
R.L.D.S. Church in the United Kingdom, stopped off here this week to make
a visit with his mother, Mrs. Martha Griffiths and other relatives. He is
on his way to attend the general conference of the church which will be held
next month at Independence.
John H. Simpson, of Callao, Independent candidate for County School
Superintendent, was here Saturday circulating among his many friends. Prof.
Simpson is meeting with much encouragement all over the county in regard
to his candidacy. His qualifications for the office are well known and he
is proving a strong man in the race.
The announcement of City Marshal J.W. Brush as a candidate for re-election
at the coming city election will be found in this issue. Mr. Brush has filled
the office for the past two years and come before the people for an endorsement
of his record as a faithful, vigilant officer and should he be again elected
well continue to perform his duty faithfully and impartially.