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06 Jan 1876 I.O.O.F. Services for Mrs. Anna Evans, wife of Hector Evans, who died after a short, though painful illness. 27 Jan 1876 Obituary -- Sudden death of Mrs. George P. Glaze at Charlotteville, Va. At 9 a.m. Tuesday. In delicate health, Mr. Glaze took her to Va. last spring for treatment at different Springs. Remains shipped back to Macon. In Memoriam - Death of Joseph Cessna on Tuesday and he was buried on Wednesday of the present week. City Cemetery. 24 Feb 1876 We notice with deep regret the death of Mrs. Dr. S.C. Rubey on Saturday last. She had become highly esteemed because of her many virtues and amiable qualities of mind and heart, and her loss was a very severe trial to her friends. Her funeral took place at her residence last Sunday afternoon. 09 Mar 1876 We regret to learn that Mr. C.B. Mathews, whose illness we have noticed elsewhere died last night. The body was sent to his old home of Wichita, Kansas for burial. He was 63 years of age. Death has been busy in Macon during the past weeks. We learn there is quite a lot of sickness in town, owing to the sudden and frequent changes in the weather. Scarlet Fever and Measles prevail but no such cases have resulted fatally. Obituary - Dr. J. J. Lyle was buried last Sunday, age 67 years. Obituary - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Scroggins was buried Tuesday. She was the wife of Dr. Scroggins and died March 6, 1876. She was 36 years old. Pitt Pearl, only son of D.G. Saeger and wife was buried last Friday. He departed this life Friday. Age 6 years. (short memorial obituary) 16 Mar 1876 Maj. S.P. McMillan is dangerously ill from a stroke of paralysis- his tongue and throat are so paralyzed that he is unable to communicate with his friends. At last accounts we learn that there is little hope of recovery. We learn with regret that Mrs. Shain, wife of our ex-sheriff departed this life last week. A very sad accident occurred to the family of William Yetter of La Plata last Monday morning. A little daughter fell into the well and before she could be rescued she drowned. In Memoriam -- (short obituary) On the 8th inst., Mr. Washington Norris departed this life at the ripe age of 62 years. He was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery. . David Felton, a young man whose father, David Felton lives near Callao was killed last Friday by the blasting of rock in the Huntsville Mine. He was buried in the Bevier Cemetery on Sunday. 23 Mar 1876 Mrs. Dr. Lyle died on the 16th inst., and was buried on the 18th. She was taken ill on the day of her husbands funeral, and never recovered from the illness. Rev. John D. Vincel preached the funeral sermon. On the 18th inst., Mrs. Dr. Wilkinson departed this life amid the tears of sorrowing friends. At the funeral of Dr. Lyle, Mrs. Lyle was taken suddenly ill, and Mrs. Wilkinson, her sister, aided in taking her home. Soon after Mrs. Wilkinson was seized with the dread disease, "pneumonia", and the disease was aggravated by inflammation of the stomach. She was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery on the 19th of March 1876. Obituary - (Callao, March 22, 1876) Maj. S.P. McMillan departed this life near midnight Friday morning March 17th 1876 of paralysis. He was born in Ohio, and served in the army there. He moved to Macon in 1867. He was about 57 years of age. 30 Mar 1876 Died in Callao March 21, 1876. Herbert, son of Dr. J.F. and F. Campbell. Aged about 6 months. 13 Apr 1876 James Brown, a son-in-law of S.J.O. Tomkins, and formerly Superintendent of the mines at Bevier was accidentally killed at Evansville last Saturday. The circumstances of his death have not been learned. In Memoriam - It is with profound regret that we announce the death of Harry Montgomery. He had been suffering a long time and death was in fact a relief to him. Episcopal Church service with Rev. Ethelbert Talbot. 27 Apr 1876 Mr. Williams, son of T.J. Williams died at New Cambria suddenly last week. He had been in Colorado and had returned for his health. He is supposed to have died of heart disease. 04 May 1876 Died at Bevier on Thursday, April 27, 1876 in the 17th year of his age, David, second son of Thomas P. Griffiths. Died on Monday, May 1st, the Rev. John W. Thomas, Pastor of the Welsh Baptist Church of Bevier; his age was 37 years. He leaves a wife and two children. 11 May 1876 In Memoriam - Ora S. Mellville departed this life April 30, 1876, age 1 year, 3 months, and 9 days. 18 May 1876 Obituary and I.O.O.F. Tribute to Rev. John W. Thomas, who died on Monday, May 1st 1876. 29 Jun 1876 Died at the residence of her son, D.H. Payson, on the 22nd inst., Mrs. Chloe H. Payson, in the 63rd year of her age. 20 Jul 1876 We regret to announce the death of Mr. Payson's infant child last Sunday. It will be taken to St. Louis for burial. 27 Jul 1876 Obituary - Mrs. Ann Merriman died very suddenly at her home in Clarence Friday morning the 21 inst., from heart disease Died at Macon, Missouri, Wednesday morning of consumption. Edward Farr. He had been sick for some time and passed peacefully and quietly away. 03 Aug 1876 Died in Huntsville, Missouri on the 25th of July, 1876, May, infant daughter of Dr. William A. and Nutie Smith. Roger Powell, youngest son of Mr. John Powell died on Sat. last. A small pimple had arisen on his temple. When it broke the vein burst and he bled to death in spite of all efforts to save him. He was only 6 weeks old. 17 Aug 1876 Obituary - Died July 28th 1876 near La Porte, Macon County, Missouri, Mrs. Mary Trott, wife of Mr. Elihn Trott, after a brief and painful illness, in the 65th year of her age. Mary Clark, her maiden name, was born in Enon Valley, Beaver County, Pa. on February 17, 1814 and married to her husband May 17th 1832. The family came to Missouri in 1858 and settled in Salt River, Shelby County. They moved to Macon County in 1870. While in Shelby County five of their children were carried away within a few days of each other by diphtheria. 24 Aug 1876 Obituary - Died at Macon, Missouri Tuesday, August 22, 1876, Mrs. John Smith Jr.., age 56 years. Struck down by paralysis and suffering for about 2 years, partially recovering at first. 02 Sep 1876 J.C. Merrick, of Bevier, was killed at 8 A.M. last week. He was doing something on a car and when he fell and was rolled under the engine. He leaves a wife and five children in destitute circumstances. Fatal accident - (Long article). A sad and fatal accident occurred in our City last Saturday at the R.R. crossing on Rubey Street. Charles Walter Reynolds, step-son of George W. Chevis, a boy of about 16 years of age, was at the Depot with quite a number of other boys and when the 10 O'clock freight train came along, he jumped on. At Rubey Street, he attempted to jump off and fell between the cars, and was killed. 07 Sep 1876 Dick, infant son of A.J. Cherry and wife died on the 4th inst. at the City Hotel where Mr. Cherry is staying temporarily. 14 Sep 1876 Obituary - Entered into rest at her late residence in this city on Saturday the 2nd inst., Fanny B., wife of G.C. Sauvinet, aged 52 years. Born in Shropshire, England and came to America with her husband in the year 1841. They lived successively in Elizabethtown, N.J., St. Louis, Quincy, and Huntsville before removing to Macon. At Huntsville the family spent 16 years, and 12 years in Macon City. 21 Sep 1876 Died September 18, 1876, Mandy Ann, infant daughter of Geo. and Mattie Jenks of Macon, Missouri, aged 3 months. Funeral services at the house of Rev. O.S. Middleton, burial, Oakwood. In Memoriam - On the 19th inst., at Madison, Indiana, Mrs. Belle Days departed this life. Cancer and complications was the cause. Capt. Days, her bereaved husband is a long time resident of Macon. 30 Sep 1876 Capt. W.T. Days returned to Macon Tuesday and was met by many who sympathize with him on his loss. We regret to learn of the death of George Griffith, brother of Mrs. J.B. Tibbs, and who was formerly a resident of Macon. He died at Carthage, Missouri Saturday, September 23, 1876, aged 24 years. Nathan Richardson, who had been for 40 years a resident of Macon County, and had always been a much respected citizen, died in this City last Monday. Mr. Richardson had moved to Texas some 14 years ago, and was here on a visit. His funeral took place Monday evening at the residence of Phillip Trammel. 19 Oct 1876 Married at Johnston, Pa. October 5, 1876, Miss Hattie White and Dr. R.S. McMillen. Many friends in Macon remember the bride who for several years resided here and will wish her much happiness in her wedded life. 30 Nov 1876 We regret to learn that the estimable wife of G.L. Towner is very low and there is but little, if any, prospect of her recovery. 07 Dec 1876 We regret to learn of the dangerous illness of Mrs. Wilbur F. Williams who is prostrated with typhoid fever. Mrs. G. L. Towner departed this life at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. She had suffered long and patiently from that dreadful disease, consumption. James M. Martin committed suicide on the 5th inst., about 4 o'clock, by shooting himself, the charge entering a little to the right of the left eye, blowing off the entire top and back part of the head. The deceased was about 21 years old. There was no cause assigned for the action. A letter was found in his pocket, addressed to his parents, which said that he was "tired" of life. 21 Dec 1876 Charles C. Rooks, son of John and Hattie Rooks died Dec. 13, age 15 years, 7 months, and 13 days. 28 Dec 1876 We regret to learn that the brother-in-law of T.S. Beeler was run over by the cars and killed at DeMoines, IA., last week.
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