GRIFFIN, George Washington
Date of Death: 07 Jul 1924,
George Washington Griffin was born in Rone county,
Tennessee, July 15, 1844, and died at his home in Fair Play,
Missouri, July 7, 1924, aged 80 years and 22 days.
Deceased came with his parents to Missouri in 1850, traveling
with an ox team, as was the custom in that day. The family
settled first at Morrisville, but about four years later they
removed to the Shady Grove neighborhood, where deceased lived
most of his life, until his removal to Fair Play about 1910,
where he has since resided.
When the call came for young men to defend the union in 1861,
G. W. Griffin was one of the first to answer the call, and
served thru the war in the Sixth Missouri Cavalry.
During the war, in 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss
Susan McIntosh, and they have journied thru life together for
over 60 years. To them were born eight children, four sons
and four daughters. Two died in infancy. A daughter,
Melcena, died at the age of 13, Horace Elmer at the age of
18, in 1889, and a daughter, Mrs. Ophelia A. Johnson, died in
1904. Only three are living--Elijah M., of Plattsmouth,
Nebraska; Buel W., of Fair Play, and William C., of Twin
Falls, Idaho. these with the aged wife and mother, are left
to mourn the departure of the beloved husband and father.
There are also several grandchildren and the deceased leaves
two brothers, S. A. Griffin, of Fair Play, and J. W. Griffin,
Dr. Griffin graduated from the Missouri Medical College, in
St Louis, in 1876, and had practiced medicine since that date
until the last few years, when the infirmities of age
He became a Christian in early life, and was a life-lone
member of the Methodist church, belonging to the Fair Play
church at the time of his death. He was widely known in this
section, and was loved by many friends, and respected by all.
He served several years as justice of the peace in Fair Play,
and will be remembered for his just decisions in the cases
brought before him.
Funeral services were held at the home, and at Shady Grove
church, last Thursday afternoon, July 10, conducted by Rev.
W. J. Cox, and largely attended by his neighbors and friends.
Interment was made in Shady Grove cemetery.
Published in The Fair Play Advocate, July 17, 1924.
of Death: 14 Jan 1932,
William NANCE, son of Edmond and Elizabeth NANCE
was born in St Clair county, Missouri February 16, 1847, and
departed life in Humansville, Missouri January 14, 1932,
being 84 years 10 months and 28 days old.
Mr NANCE was reared on the farm in the vicinity of
Humansville and early in life enlisted in the army on the
Union or Federal side. He served for a time in the Missouri
State Militia, later becoming a member of Company D 15th
Cavalry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers.
On May 9, 1866, while yet a soldier, he was married to Miss
Josephine IRICK who was his companion until August 26, 1914
when she answered the summons to the great beyond. Of this
union twelve children were born, three of whom died in
infancy. The following lived to be grown, Mrs Sallie PARKER,
Mrs Susie HENDERSHOT, Columbus M, Mrs Canie M LAUDIES, Mrs
Emma SMITH, Wm Thomas, Lee J, Mrs Hattie ALEXANDER and Mrs
Dorothy THORNHILL. Three of these, Canie, Columbus and
Thomas have passed on. Dec 9, 1923 Mr NANCE was again
married to Mrs Anna ELLIOTT of Grain Valley, Missouri. The
companionship was for only a few years, since she was called
home August 3, 1928.
More than fifty years ago he improved the place north of
town, which is now occupied by Jim MARTIN retiring three and
a half years ago.
In one day he engaged in freighting. Hauling merchandise
from Clinton, Sedalia, Fort Scott, Springfield and other
places. After the building of the railroad he engaged in
teaming and farming.
During the recent years Mr NANCE has been a familiar figure
on the streets of Humansville. He enjoyed relating his
experiences of the early days to his friends and they never
seemed to tire hearing him as he was always interesting. He
will be greatly missed by those who were accustomed to his
hearty and cheerful greetings on the streets.
Mr NANCE was a member of the GAR as long as the organization
He was an honored and respected citizen of this community and
his passing will be the lament of all who knew him.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs Sallie PARKER,
Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs Susie HENDERSHOT, Boise, Idaho; Mrs
Emma SMITH and Lee J, Spokane, Washington, Mrs Hattie
ALEXANDER and Mrs Dorothy THORNHILL, Kellogg, Idaho; a number
of grandchildren, other relatives including a brother,
Lester, Cross Timbers, Missouri and a sister Mrs Elizabeth
FISHER, McClaud, Okla, and a multitude of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday
afeternoon, by the Rev Dan R GOTT. The music was furnished
by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs I W WOODFORD, Miss Atha
BROWN, Mr J D BOWLWARE and Mrs C A McCOMBS.
The active pallbearers were Chas TILLERY, John STALEV, Walter
SCOTT, A J AYRES, W T MASHBURN and Marion GILL.
Date of Death: 26 Aug 1914,
Mrs Wm NANCE Died at her home near Humansville, MO,
Wednesday, August 26, at 6 o'clock pm, of paralysis, Mrs
Josephine NANCE, wife of Wm NANCE, on of Humansville's oldest
citizens, Mrs NANCE was born July 2, 1847 near Humansville
and was united in marriage to Wm NANCE the 9th day of May
1866, to this union weas born 18 children, 8 of whom are now
living, _ having gone on before Mother to
The names of those children who survive their mother are as
follows: Mrs Sallee PARKER, wife of Thoa PARKER of this
city; Mrs Susie HASSER of Lewiston, Idaho; C M NANCE of
Manford Okla; Mrs Emma SMITH, of Arco, Idaho; W T NANCE of
Garfield, Wash; Mr J W ALEXANDER, of Kellogg, Idaho; L J
NANCE, of Spokane, Wash and Hrs L C HANNAH, of Osceola, Mo.
All of whom were born and grew to manhood and womanhood at
and near Humansville.
The writer of this article has known Mr and Mrs NANCE for 42
years and have lived near them and can truthfully say that a
more honorable couple and family is not to be found in this
Again have the pearly portals of the New Jerusalem been
opened to the spirit of a loved one. It is with the deepest
sorrow that we make this announcement, for while the end was
looked for sooner or later, still it is with sadness we part
with our dear friends.
Truly hers was a good and pure life, for while she lived and
was physically able she did all she could to brighten and
make happy and better the lives of those by whom she was
surrounded. She endeared herself to the hearts of all who
know her for to know her was to love her and admire her and
no truer friend and nobler soul ever passed beyond the
portals of the grave.
The unrestrained and heartfelt sympathy of her friend and
community goes out to the aged husband and eight childre and
near relatives of the departed.
The tears of many will be mingled with theirs upon the grace
that contains the mortal remains of their loved one.
May they meet and know each other beyond the River in the
sincere and prayer of the weiter.
S B EVANS
GRIFFIN, Curtis Buell
Date of Death: 09 Apr 1941,
Curtis Buell GRIFFIN, son of the late B. W. and Mary GRIFFIN,
was born December 10, 1903, in Polk County, Mo., and died at
the home of his brother Albert GRIFFIN of near Stockton, Mo.,
April 9, 1941, being 37 years 3 months and 29 days of age.
He grew to manhood and lived his entire life in or around
Fair Play, engaging in the trucking business until the last
year and a half which he has spent with his brother Albert on
the farm in Cedar County, Mo.
He leaves to mourn his departure one brother Albert and
sister-in-law Flora, two nieces Jean Carroll and Mary Lou
GRIFFIN; a step-mother Mrs. Viola MITCHELL of Willard, Mo.;
three uncles Albert and Gilbert TRIMBLE of Fair Play, Mo, and
Will GRIFFIN of Twin Falls, Idaho; one aunt Mrs. Ida HAYS of
Fair Play, Mo., and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, one
brother Glen and one sister Gladys.
He was a member of the order of Knights of Pythias, having
his membership with the Hines Lodge No. 114 Fair Play.
Curtis was very much admired by his associates because of his
kindness and ability to endure his troubles and afflictions
Funeral services were held at the Fair Play Methodist church
at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, April 10, the Rev. Val
STRADER of Versailles officiating. Interment was in Shady
Grove cemetery under direction of Davis & Co. of Stockton.
Last rites of the K. P. lodge were administered at the
(My Uncle Curt)
WRIGHT, Lavina (GRIFFIN)
of Death: 13 Aug 1913,
MRS. LAVINA WRIGHT (August 13, 1913) \Lavina GRIFFIN
was born in Roane County, near Kingston, Tenn., September 29,
1849. Came to Mo. when but a little child, residing in and
near Shady Grove neighborhood ever since. In the year 1865
she was unite in marriage to W. J. WRIGHT. To this union 17
children were born, 9 boys and 8 girls, all but 4 still
living. these 4 and their father have preceded her to the
Invisible Land. Sister WRIGHT for some time had been
afflicted with tubercular trouble and was a great suffering the last few weeks of her life; but those who waited
on her say she bore the pain in true Christian fortitude, and
was ready to meet death when it came, which was about 6:30
a.m. August 13, 1913, from her old home near Shady Grove,
Missouri, lacking but a few days over one month of being 64
years old. When but a young girl at the old Shady Grove camp
ground she was happily converted afterward uniting with the
Methodist Episcopal Church, in which faith she remained a
loyal member until transferred to the Church Triumphant.
Sister WRIGHT knew she had to die soon, and made every
preparation both temporal and spiritual, for the hour that
was so fast approaching, and met the "last enemy" without a
fear, and left unmistakable evidence that her soul was ready
to meet its Maker. She will be greatly missed by all who
knew her, whether in her own home or the community in which
she lived; but they all know where she is, and those who
expect to se her again must follow has as she followed
Christ. At her request, her former pastor, Rev. D. T.
SIMMONS, who had during his pastorate united several of the
children in marriage, and conducted the funeral services of
one son and also of her husband, came from Osceola to conduct
her funeral services, which were held in Shady Grove church
at 2 o'clock p.m. August 14th. The high esteem in which she
was held was attested by the large concourse of people that
filled the church to overflow. Her body was placed by the
side of her husband in the Cemetery nearby, there to await the
resurrection of the Just. (Text: Numbers 23:10)
Bolivar Free Press, Oct. 29, 1914
Date of Death: 31 Oct 1906,
Wm. Griffin passed away Oct. 31st, 1906. He was born
in North Carolina in 1822. In 1843 he was married to
Elizabeth HARVY. To them were born eight sons and one
daughter. Four of the sons and the daughter yet live to
mourn the loss of the father.
He came to Polk county, Missouri, in 1852 where he remained
the rest of his life. He was a soldier in the Civil War,
belonging to Co. D. 6th Missouri Cavalry, in the Federal
army. For fifty years he was a loyal member of the M. E.
Church. The funeral was preached by the pastor of M. E.
Church of Fair Play, at Shady Grove and interment in cemetery
at the latter place.
Published in the Bolivar Free Press, Nov. 8, 1906.
Date of Death: 02 Aug
GRIFFIN: Elizabeth HARVEY, was born in East Tennessee, in
1822, died in Polk County, near Shady Grove, MO Aug. 2, 1901
being at her death over 79 years of age. In 1842, September
20 she was united in marriage to William M. GRIFFIN. To this
union nine children were born, three of whom have preceeded
their Mother to the great beyond. The other six and their
aged father are left to mourn her dimise, one son being in
the West and unable to attend the obsequess. In the year
1852, sister GRIFFIN made a profession of religion. She
united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and has ever
remained a loyal, faithful flower of the meek and lowly one.
Most of her long life she was in good health, strong and able
to do her own house work until within the last eighteen
months, when the dreaded disease of dropsy and old age made
their steady inroads upon her and her last few days were
filled with intense suffering, which she bore in as much
patience as is possible under similar circumstances.
"Grandma" (as she was familiarly called by everyone who knew
her) was beloved by all in the community. Her acts of
kindness were many. A faithful helper in sickness, a face
that was always kind and cheerful, a disposition to make all
the lives she touched full of sunshine. She will be greatly
missed. A large company of relatives and friends assembled
in the grove near the church at 3 o'clock Saturday, Aug. 3,
where a funeral discourse was delivered by her pastor, text
(John 11:25) after which her body was laid in the cemetery
near by to await the sounding of the trumpet of God when "the
dead in Christ shall arise first and be caught up in the
clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be
with the Lord."
D. T. SIMMONS
(Newspaper & date unknown)
GRIFFIN, John W. aka Jack
Date of Death: 17 Mar 1934,
J. W. GRIFFIN, ORIENT, (IOWA) DIES
J. W. GRIFFIN died at 7 o'clock Saturdy night at his home
near at Orient in Orient township, Adair county. He was 76
years old. He had made his home there for the past three
He was born Jan. 28, 1858 in Polk county, Mo. His parents
were Mr. and Mrs. William GRIFFIN. He made his home at South
Greenfield, Mo. for a time and while there he served as
postmaster. He was a member of the Methodist church and of
the Odd Fellows lodge.
He is survived by four sons, H. B. GRIFFIN of Orient, Lester
of Lincoln, Neb., William of Portland, Maine and Arthur H. of
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Dietrick and Keating chapel with Rev. M. E.
MATHEWS of the Orient Methodist church in charge. Burial
will be in Shady Grove cemetery at Fair Play, Mo.
GRIFFIN, Samuel Andrew
Date of Death: 17 Oct 1932,
Samuel Andrew GRIFFIN was born in Polk County, Mo.,
February 8, 1856, the son of William and Elizabeth GRIFFIN.
He was united in marriage to Aurelia Viola CHANDLER July 26,
1877. to this union were born eight children, six having
passed on the the Great Beyond. His wife, Aurelia GRIFFIN,
departed this life July 24, 1923. Later he was married to
Lucy ACUFF, who now survives him.
He was converted at the age of 40 and joined the Mt. Zion
Baptist church, living a useful, consecrated Christian life
till Monday morning, October 17, 1932, age 76 years, 8 months
and 9 days.
He leaves his widow, two sons, Everett and Andrew, and one
brother J. W. GRIFFIN of Orient, Iowa, eight grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and
friends to mourn his sudden departure.
"Uncle Sam," as his many friends knew him, was the last but
one (J.W. GRIFFIN) of his father's family, Wm. GRIFFIN and
wife, to depart this life. this was one of Polk County's
pioneer and best known families, coming to Missouri soon
after the Red Man had vacated this country, settling near
where Shady Grove is now located, doing their part in
building churches and school houses and leaving to the coming
generations a rich heritage in making this country a pleasant
place in which we now live.
The writer has known Bro. GRIFFIN for one half a century and
glad to be able to say he has known but few whose standard of
life excelled his, as a citizen, a neighbor, a father and
companion, and Christian.
Dear children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, you
should strive to make your lives as good as his.
Funeral services were held at Shady Grove church October 18,
1932, conducted by Rev. SIMMONS, an old-time friend of the
family, and Rev. Fletch DAVIS in the presence of one of the
largest funeral crowds ever gathered at the old church,
indicating the high esteem of his neighbors, after which the
mortal remains were gently laid to rest by the side of the
companion of his youth to await the resurrection morn. J.
Bolivar Free Press
of Death: 23 Mar 1917,
GRIFFIN. Arthur GRIFFIN died in Bolivar, Friday
morning, March 23, (1917) after a short illness. Mr. GRIFFIN
was a prominent citizen of Polk county and was Recorder of
Deeds of the county four years. Previous to his election as
Recorder Mr. GRIFFIN lived in the Shady Grove neighborhood
and the body was taken Sunday to his old home neighborhood
for burial in the Shady Grove cemetery. Rev. P. T. HARMAN,
pastor of Bolivar Baptist church, conducted the religious
services, after which the body was buried by the Modern
Woodmen of America Camp, of which Mr. GRIFFIN was a member.
Mr. Griffin leaves a family of seven children, who desire to
express their grateful thanks to the friends and neighbors
for the help and sympathy, and particularly to the members of
Date of Death: 23 Mar 1896,
Collin McIntosh, of Madison township, died early Tuesday
morning, aged 79 years. he was one of the old and honored
citizens of the county. The cause of his death was general
debility. he was the father of Mrs. J. H. Crain, of this
Bolivar Free Press, March 26, 1896
McINTOSH, Mary Jane (FOX)
Date of Death: 07 Jan 1898,
Obituary - Jane (Fox) McIntosh
Jane Fox was born in Williamson Co., middle Tennessee, May
15, 1820. On the 17th day of Octo ber, 1839, she was united
in marriage with Collon McIntosh. Of this happy union ten
children were born, two of whom, with their father, have
preceded her to the spirit world. In November, 1852,
deceased came to Polk Co., Missouri where she has ever since
resided. At a meeting held in a grove near Uncle Charlie
Wakefield's, close to Fair Play, in the month of August ,
1854, she and her husband were both converted to God on the
same night. They then united with the Methodist Episcopal
church (South), Rev. Joseph Woods being their pastor. They
remained in that church until after the close of the Civil
War, when they united with the old Wesley Chapel class of the
Methodist Episcopal church near Fair Play. In this class
deceased remained for several years, when her membership was
transferred to the Shady Grove class, where she continued a
faithful follower of her Lord and Master until He called her
to join the church triumphant , which occurred January 7,
1898. A large concourse of friends and relatives mingled
their tears of sympathy together as they paid to her their
last tribute of respect , Sunday, January 9. Her remains
were laid to rest in Shady Grove Cemetery by the side of her
husband, there to rest until the resurrection morn, when the
dead in Christ shall rise first and be caught up in the air
to meet the King in His beauty.
GRIFFIN, Hattie M
Date of Death: 06 Feb 1904,
The little grand-daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. W.
Griffin died at the home of the latter at Aldrich on February
6th. Upon the request of her mother, Mrs. James Johnson, of
Shady Grove her remains were taken home before burial. Her
mother, who had been sick for some time, lived only a few
minutes after the arrival of the body when she too, succumbed
to the dreaded disease consumption. Their remains were laid
to rest in the Shady Grove cemetery the following day.
GRIFFIN, Susan Barbary
Date of Death: 27 Nov
McIntosh was born January 25, 1845. Was married to George W.
Griffin November 12, 1863. To this union 8 children were
born. Five children and her husband preceded her to the
Great Beyond. the children living are Elyjah M. of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Willie C., of Twin Falls, Idaho, and
Buel W., of Fair Play, Missouri. She also leaves two
brothers and two sisters, J. H. McIntosh and Mrs. N. C.
Crane, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; W. C. McIntosh of Aubrey,
Texas, and Mrs. Mary J. Duvall, of Springfield, Mo. Also
several grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to
mourn her loss.
She was converted when young and joined the Methodist church
to which she remained loyal until the Lord called her home,
November 27, 1927.
Williams, Sara Alice
Date of Death: October 7, 1954,
Sara Alice (Davenport) Williams
Birth: Feb. 4, 1876
Death: Oct. 7, 1954
Mrs. Williams was born to William Abernathy Davenport and
Mary Jane Sullivent. She was the third of four children born
to the couple. She had two older sisters, Mrs.James
E.(Georgia) Pierce and Mrs. Wm S.(Susan) Olinger, and a
younger brother William Jr.; the boy died as a child. She
married William Allen Williams in 1897 and they were the
parents of eight children born between 1898 and 1915: Helen
Marie (Rand), Ralph Davenport, Guy Allen, Ruth Pauline
(Hackney Hoffsette Moore), Burl, Earl, Willie Alice
"Billie" (Faubion, and Eugene Jackson
The Williams family moved to Barton County Missouri in 1911.
of Death: Dec 3 1887,
Obit of William Heydon "The Free Press"
Bolivar, Polk Co Missouri Dec 1887"
William Hedyon, died Dec 3rd, 1887, at 12:20. He was born in
North Carolina May 25, 1816. He emigrated to Polk Co in
1848, where he lived until his death. He was married to
Martha Devin in February 1849. He professed faith in Christ
in about 1858 and joined the Baptist Church at Brush Grove in
1867. He and five others organized the United Baptist Church
at Union Grove, of which he was chosen and ordained a deacon
in June 1868. He lived the life of an exemplary Christian
for many years and died in the hope of etenal life. He
leaves one brother, five sons and one daughter, besides many
other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
HERD/HURD, ULESSES GRANT
Date of Death: Feb. 12 1948,
U.G.HURD Feb. 12,1948
U.G.HURD, 82, died at his home at Morrisville at 5
o'clock last night. He leaves his widow,SYNTHA:two sons
ARTHUR of Springfield and REED HURD of Irondale:two daughters
Mrs. GEORGE LINDSEY of Walnut Grove,route 3, and Mrs.WILLIAM
HURD, Okmulgee, Okla:21 grandchildren and 20 great-children.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o"clock tomorrow
afternoon at Rose Hill church near Willard, with the Rev.
JOHN McMANUS and the Rev. G.E. LASWELL,both of Morrisville,
officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery under
direction of BRIM funeral home of Walnut Grove.
HERD/HURD, JAMES C.
Date of Death: Jan.16,1917,
J.C.HURD,aged 54,died at 10 o'clock Sunday night,
following a short illness from stomach trouble,
The deceased is survilved by the wilow and five children, as
follows: ED.HURD, who resides near Willard. BOYD,CLAUD,MAULD
and EULA of Springfield.
HERD/HURD, JOHN ASHLEY
Date of Death: 1938,
JOHN ASHLEY HURD
JOHN ASHLEY HURD,died at 10:30 o'clock last night at his
home, 2248 North Kansas.
Surviving are a son, J.E.HURD,Springfield; and six daughters,
Mrs.FLORA CRAIG, Mrs. ETTA LEWIS, Mrs. LUCILLE MITCHELL and
Mrs. MILDRED HURD of Springfield,Mrs DOLLY JARMAN of Bolivar
and Mrs. LENA NAYNESS of Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at the High Street Fundamentalist Baptist church,
with the Rev. CHARLES DYER officiation.
Burial will be under direction of the THIEME Funeral home.
He is buried at Rose Hill cemetery at Willard,MO.
HERD/HURD, HOMER F.
Date of Death: April,1935,
HOMER F. HURD
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon in Rose Hill church, near Willard, for HOMER F.
HURD 54, farmer who died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning
in his home at 1128 North Prospect avenue following a
His widow, Mrs. MYRTLE HURD: three sons, ROSCOE G. HURD,
HOMER HURD JR. and ANTONIE,all of Springfield: four daughters
AUISIE NELL and LUCY JANE of the home, Mrs. JESSIE S.
PATISON, Buffalo, and Mrs.MABIE McQUERTER,of Sprigfield:
three brothers, JOHN A. HURD, of Springfield Liss,(ULYESSE)
of Morrisvill,and WILL. HURD of Council HILL, Okla. and seven
Mr. HURD a deacon in the Robberson Prairie Baptist church
will be buried in the Rose Hill cemetery under direction of
the F.C. THIEME funeral home
BRICH, Marion L.
Date of Death: 15 Aug 2007,
ANDERSON- Marion L. BRICH was born in Bolivar,
Missouri on March 7, 1922, and died peacefully at home on
August 15, 2007 after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; daughter, Mary
Lynn CROWE, son-in-law, Denny CROWE; Grandson Brian RUEB and
his wife, Kristen; and two grandsons, Brenden and Aiden RUEB;
sister-in-law, Dixie BIRGE and her husband Byron; and sister-
in-law, Helen ASHLOCK, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marion was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S.
Army for three years under General PATTON, during which time
he was a Sergeant with Company D, 8th Infantry, 4th Division
(One of the Ivy Boys), and fought in five major battles,
including the Allied Invasion at Normandy, and the Battle of
the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Presidential
Citation for heroic service and bravery in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the U.S. In France,
Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany from June 26, 1944 to May 8,
1945. He served as a squad leader and machine gunner in
front line activity through all the combat operations of his
He resided in the Anderson area for the past 59 years, and
worked as a lumberman and carpenter until retirement. He was
active in the Anderson Methodist Church in earlier years,
which he helped build, and was a past member of the Moose,
the Elks and the International Woodworkers of America.
Before his illness he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and
traveling to Missouri to visit relatives. He loved being a
“Granddad and great granddad,” and always enjoyed hearing
about his grandson's funny sayings and antics.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at the
Veterans Cemetery, 11800 Gas Point Road, Ido, CA on Friday,
August 24, 2007 at noon, officiated by Chaplain Ken LANDERS.
Published 19 Aug 2007
CONLEY, Robert Franklin
Date of Death: January 16, 1900,
Robert Franklin CONLEY was born
in Montgomery County, Missouri, December 20, 1832, died
January 16, 1900, age 67 years, 28 days. He was married to
Janetta ROGERS in Adair County, Missouri, May 20, 1858, and
to them were born five children and all with his wife
preceded him to the grave except one son, John W., who
carefully nursed him during his last illness. Brother Robert
F. was converted in 1854 and joined Bear Creek Baptist Church
in Adair County and was ordained deacon in said church in
1867 and held the office in Mission Chapel Church until his
death. He and his wife joined Mission Chapel church January
6, 1883. He was a consecrated christian and made a faithful
member. We will miss him at church. He was willing and
ready to go when the summons came for him to go up highter.
He advised the church to hold out faithful.