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14 Jan 1875 On the 10th inst. George Evans departed this life. Mr. Evans was an old citizen of Macon and was well known by the people of the City and County and his loss will be deeply felt by all. There are few who do not remember his rough and kindly ways. Within his breast beat as large and kind a heart as was n N. Missouri. His remains were taken to Syracuse, N.Y. for interment. 28 Feb 1875 Died. G.B. Greer, at his late residence in Adair Co., Mo. Formerly he lived about 5 miles NE of Macon City. He emigrated from Barron Co., KY to this in 1852. Aged 71 years 6 days. He died in faith and peace in Christ; he left 11 children and a number of relatives and friends to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope. Our father and brother has gone to the heavenly kingdom and there on the evergreen shore awaits our arrival. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints". Rev. D. Whitehead - Macon, Mo., February 19, 1875. 11 Mar 1875 Mrs. J.W. Boyd, who has been an invalid for the past year, left Monday last for Perry Springs, Illinois. In Memorium - Miss Lizzie, daughter of our esteemed townsman Wm. R. Roberson, departed this life on the 8th inst. She has been ill for a long time with consumption (short eulogy in text). 06 May 1875 A grand rally of the Baptist Sabbath School and friends will be held at the Baptist Church on Sabbath evening, May 9th, at 7 and ½ O'clock. Speaking, Singing, Recitations, etc., and all are invited. J.D. Humphreys, Supt. 27 May 1875 Mrs. Magnus, wife of our esteemed friend, Wm. Magnus has departed this life on Sunday last after a short illness. Mr. Magnus and his bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire community. 03 Jun 1875 Mr. Thomas Harper departed this life Monday evening after a long illness of many months. Perhaps no man in Macon Co. was more widely known than Mr. Harper, and none knew him but to love him. His death leaves a void in many an aching heart. For many years he was connected with the offices of the County and he discharged all his duties therein faithfully and honestly. His excellent wife died in Texas some time ago. Since which time Mr. Harper has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Stewart up to the time of his death. 01 Jul 1875 John W. McGindley, Esq., was sent to the Insane Asylum in St. Joseph last Sunday night. He had been a very hard student for the past two years and had overtaxed his powers both mental and physical, and with sad result. We earnestly hope he may speedily recover. TRIP TO OTTUMWA by about 100 Maconites -- for fun time Text Below Incidents - While we were enjoying ourselves at the picnic grounds a terrible tragedy was being enacted in the City on the other side of the river. It appears that a rough named Smith had killed a deputy Marshal the night before. It was an atrocious deed and the citizens were greatly excited there at. He was arrested and on Tuesday he was brought before a Magistrate for examination. After his preliminary trial he was being taken from the Magistrate's office to the jail when a mob, in broad daylight, seized the prisoner, placed a rope around his neck and forthwith hung him to a lamp post until he was dead. This occurred just prior to our crossing over to the City, although the tragedy was witnessed by a few of our people who had crossed the river before. The victim doubtless deserved his fate but he should have received it at the hands of the law and not the mob. The Ottumwa people were so busy with their hanging they paid but little attention to their Macon guests. 29 Jul 1875 Gussie, one of the twin boys of A. Maffrey died last Friday. The twins were beautiful children and were the peculiar pride of their parents and friends. Obituary. In Memoriam - Rev. Francis Hooper Graham, late Presiding Elder of the Macon District, Missouri Conference was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, Oct. 4, 1817 and died at his residence in Macon, Mo., Sunday, July 25, 1875. Aged 57 years, 9 months, 21 days. 05 Aug 1875 Frank Bradley, one of the oldest and best engineers on the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad, was killed last Sunday while in the discharge of his duty at Minnow Creek, in the suburbs of Hannibal. Although proceeding cautiously as his engine was approaching the bridge over Minnow Creek, and nothing apparently wrong with the bridge, yet when his engine struck it the whole structure gave way and the engine, baggage car and engineer were submerged. Sunday evening his body was found lodged in some bushes some distance below the place of the disaster. Frank Bradley was well known along the line of the road and held in high esteem by all. He was a noble fellow and died at his post. Sad Accident: A fatal and very sad accident occurred yesterday morning about 11 o'clock to Addie McCrosky, which shocked our whole community. Mr. McCrosky was passing along the track of the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad near the east end of the depot with his two little boys, holding them by the hand. Observing the coal train coming, as he supposed on the main track, he tried to get over on the North Missouri switch. This was the track upon which the train was moving, and his little boy Addie, about six years of age, had just moved over onto the track and was caught by the car and his little life was crushed out in a moment. It is a terrible sorrow to the grief-stricken parents, and they have the sympathy of all. 09 Sep 1875 The infant child of Geo. P. and Sarah Glaze died last Saturday. It had been sick since birth. 23 Sep 1875 The infant child of John and Mrs. Goltner died last Saturday. It's life journey was very brief as it lived only 3 days from birth. 30 Sep 1875 We regret to announce the death of Uncle George Taylor. He was buried yesterday. Mr. Taylor was one of the first settlers of Macon County and had frequently been honored by his fellow citizens with high positions and he acquitted himself efficiently and uprightly in all. His death is a misfortune to our entire county and many will drop a tear to his memory. 28 Oct 1875 Died Monday the 25th inst. of heart disease, Uncle Billy Ward, near Callao. He was an old and highly esteemed citizen. He had lived in Macon County for many years. 18 Nov 1875 Died at Round Grove Nov. 15th 1875. Albert Clarke, aged 24 years. Mr. Clarke had been a resident of Round Grove Twp. for 3 years and was respected by all who knew him. 25 Nov 1875 Died at 1 O'clock this morning at the house of her son-in-law, J. L. Berry, Esq., Mrs. Rachel Grubb, aged 69 years. Her funeral took place this p.m. at 3:00 O'clock. Sudden death - Our community was startled Tuesday by the intelligence of the sudden death of R. H. Griffith, an old and respected citizen of Macon. He came in at noon and requested his wife to prepare him some soup for his dinner. When she stepped out into another room to prepare the dinner, he lay down upon a lounge. On her return to the room a few moments afterward she found him lifeless and was apparently passed away without a struggle. It is supposed he died from apoplexy. He has been in feeble health for some time, but was not regarded seriously ill. He was about 80 years of age. Died on Saturday inst., Mary, the wife of Mr. Hopkin Evans, age 63 years. She was born near Swansea in 1812, arrived in America after a long and tedious voyage in a sailing vessel, buried one son at sea, and as soon as they landed in New Orleans, her brother died, that was in 1851. They have lived in the Mississippi Valley ever since. Mr. Evans has been engaged in coal mining at several noted points, was about the first coal digging family that settled at Bevier. Buried Monday inst. She leaves a husband, two daughters, and several grandchildren. 16 Dec 1875 Tribute of Respect - Cambria Lodge 337 I.O.O.F. After a short illness, Mrs. Emma Linder, wife of our highly esteemed brother J.A. Linder. (full I.O.O.F. tribute in text, but no details of age) 23 Dec 1875 We regret to hear of the sudden death of our old friend Gotlieb Mohr on Monday inst. He took his rifle and went out to check his traps, and did not return for a long time. His friends went to find him and found him dead, shot through the heart. His rifle was lying nearby and had been discharged. It was assumed that he had had an accident and killed himself. It will never be known for sure. He had passed middle life, and was respected by all.
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