(Some surnames appear more than once in the year)
01 Jan 1874 Sad Accident - Tuesday afternoon James Haney, who lives some 6 miles SE OF Macon who had been in town during the day with his team was found in the lane near the Fair Grounds fearfully mangled and his team further on. It is supposed that his team ran away as his wagon is somewhat broken. He was brought to town and a physician called to dress his wounds. His skull was lacerated over the temple and severe gashes on his person. He is thought to be dangerously injured. 19 Feb 1874 Obituary. Died near Vienna, in Macon Co. Thursday Feb. 12th of typhoid fever, George L. Stewart, age 47 years (see Feb 26th). 26 Feb 1874 Story. The body of George L. Stewart was taken by friends to Michigan for burial. When returning to Macon, only son of George L. Stewart, Charles, became very ill and was taken to the house of Mr. Martin, where he died the next day, Thur. the 19th of November. Malignant typhoid fever. 19 Mar 1874 J.D. Humphreys has been quite sick for a week past. We are happy to see him out again. 23 Apr 1874 Henry Crane was killed at Brookfield last Friday while coupling cars. An engine and eight cars passed over him. 30 Apr 1874 Deaths - At Bevier on Thursday the 23rd inst. Hopkin Evan Davis, youngest child of John W. Davis, age 14 months and 4 days. Infant daughter of John M. Evans, aged one month. In Narrows Twp., Andrew J., youngest son of Frank H. and Emma R. Murphy. April 19, 1874, age 2 years and 29 days. Daisy Barrow, daughter of B.S. Barrow Esq., departed this life on the 20th of April 1874, a beautiful child of 3 summers. Mrs. Diana Pool, wife of Col. Thomas Pool of this County departed this life on the 9th inst. She was a member of the Christian Church for 40 years. Born in Kentucky, she came to Missouri in 1829, and to Macon in 1852. 14 May 1874 We regret to learn of the death of George Keown which occurred at his fathers residence near New Cambria one day last week. He was a very excellent young man and was at one time a resident of Macon. Peter Cross, bridge foreman on the H. & St. Jo. R.R. was killed last Thursday evening at Callao. He was run over by a freight train. He was recently married and lived in Hunnewell. 28 May 1874 We regret to learn that Lonny Davis, brother of Bob Davis has become insane. The first indications of mental derangement occurred last Saturday evening at which time his actions were peculiar. Sunday morning his condition was worse and the derangement continued to increase until at the present time his condition is one of complete derangement. It is difficult to account for this sad change. He has always been an industrious, upright boy and beloved by all his friends. It is hoped he may soon recover. Obituary by Order of Masons: William A. Wilkes, Esq., a Master Mason and a member of the Kirksville Lodge No. 105, A.F. and A.M. departed this life My 7, 1873 (1874?), aged 51 years, 5 months, and 21 days 04 Jun 1874 Lonny Davis who went deranged last week was taken to Fulton Friday last. Died on the 1st inst., Ada, youngest child of G.E. and Anna Tiffany of Ouincy, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Tiffany were here on a visit to Mr. Becler, a relative. 18 Jun 1874 Mr. John Rowe of Round Grove died on the morning of June 7th 1874. He was born in Columbia, New Jersey. Aged 85 years. He was a soldier in the was of 1812 and came to Macon County about 5 years ago. 25 Jun 1874 Lonny Davis, now at Fulton is improving rapidly. A sad accident - We regret to announce the death of Willie Sparrow, son of our townsman Rev. G.C. Sparrow. In company with two or three other boys he went in bathing in Steele's Pond Tuesday evening and getting beyond his depth he was drown. We learn that his body has been recovered. 09 Jul 1874 Died - At Alexandria, Mo. on the 8th inst. Mrs. J.W. Summers, sister of our fellow townsman E.M. Baxter. 16 Jul 1874 Died - July 14th. Louisa J., wife of James H. Blanset, age 33. 06 Aug 1874 The boy who was so severely whipped by his father near Bloomington last week died Friday last. Captain Davis informs us that the name of the brute-father is Mr. Siqusar, who finding that his son would soon die made "tracks" for unknown parts. Died on Tuesday last at his residence south of town, Mr. John Turner, aged 35 years. He leaves a wife and family. Died on last Saturday morning; Mr. James Miller, also south of town, age 70 years. J.H. Williams formerly an old resident of this place and lately of Ironton, Missouri, died recently at Hawks Nest, Va. 13 Aug 1874 Died on the evening of the 6th inst., Charles Campbell, aged 19 years (includes a short obituary). 03 Sep 1874 We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Martha Lloyd which occurred on the 26th of August, 1874. 10 Sep 1874 Jno. T. Wright's little girl, aged 2 years and 6 months died the 29th of August at Bevier. 01 Oct 1874 A man named W.T. Patterson was drown the other day at Arrow Rock. 22 Oct 1874 Obituary. William Oakley, 74 years old last September died Monday morning at 3 a.m. He was a resident of Macon for 6 years. Funeral last Tuesday at St. James Church, buried at Oakwood Cemetery. 29 Oct 1874 Mrs. Griggs, who was sent to the Fulton Insane Asylum some months ago died at that place last week. 03 Dec 1874 Died on the 28th inst. in Chariton Twp., Mr. Solomon Shoemaker, age 77 years. Mr Shoemaker was one of the oldest residents of Macon County and an exemplary Christian. He leaves a wife and 9 children. He lived a wedded life of over 50. We extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy. 10 Dec 1874 Johnny Halhes, a brakeman on the St. Jo. & Council Bluffs R.R. and for 5 years a brakeman on the H. & St. Jo. R.R. fell off the train last week and was run over losing an arm and a leg. He died Tuesday morning at Craig, Missouri. This is a very sad affair. He was the only dependence of his Parents. 17 Dec 1874 Died on the 5th inst., Minnie, only child of Henry and Bridget Goodwin, aged 11 months. 31 Dec 1874 Died of diphtheria December 22nd, Burton E., son of Geo. W. and Mary E. Brinkard of Narrows, aged 4 years 4 months (Eulogy included in text). Died at Macon on December 28th 1874, Clara Mayhurin of typhoid fever, Aged 19 years (Eulogy included in text).
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