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Oak Forest Community, Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo

This is a history of the Oak Forest School, Oak Forest Church and Cemetery. The church and cemetery are located on Highway C about 7 miles south of Norwood, Missouri, in Clay Township, Douglas County. It contains a history of the church, pictures of the school, church, pictures of the people, their tombstones, obituaries and funeral cards for those buried in the cemetery. These people were members of a community, they were friends, and they were family.

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History of Oak Forest Church

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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Taken from the Norwood Centennial 1881-1981

Oak Forest Church

By Opal Hiser Kelley

 

The Oak Forest Church which is located about 5 miles south of Norwood on Highway C, just over the Wright County line in Douglas County was founded by pioneers who came to Missouri in the early days of the 1880's and homesteaded landin the vicinity of the church.  There were four families who were instrumental in getting the church built.  They homesteaded and lived there until they died.  The Thomas Burke and the Jacob Filer families were already here when the Henry Hiser family, my grandfather, came in 1884.  The Parry family came later.  These people are all buried in the Oak Forest Cememtery except the Parrys who are buried in the Thomas Cemetery.  Overton Broadus homesteaded the place now owned by the Hendershots  He gave land for the cemetery and his oldest son was the first to be buried there.  More land was acquired later for the same purpose. 

 

There were many other families who came about this time but most of them sold their homesteads and moved away.  The place where Lester Thomas now lives was homesteaded by a family named DUNCAN who came from Virginia.  The old folks died and are buried at Shiloh Cemetery.  The son sold the place to Gandville AKERS who lived his livetime there.  Other settlers in the community wre the Brodfots.  He was a Methodist minsiter and was no doubt an(d) influence in getting the chuch located there.  He served the church as minister for a number of years.  He was also postmaster of the FILER postoffice in the early days.  Other Setlers were the Bearces, Lewises, McCoys, Nyes, and the Bakers.  He was also a Methodist minister who was paster of the church for a few years.  Another family was the Mattucks.  He was a Baptist minister.  the Mattucks were the parents of Carolina Johnson whose husband was Jonah Johnson.  They lived on the place now occupied by Lyle Hull  They lived there until he died and Mrs. Johnson went to live with her son Charles in Norwood  No doubt there were many other settlers too.  Only two farms in this vicinity that are still owned by members of the family who were original homesteadrs, the Hiser farm and the Doss Woods place which was homestaed by his father and is now owned by a grandson, Chalmer Goodman.

 

These homesteders first worshipped in an old log schoolhouse which was located on teh east side of the farm now owned by Ira WEDGE.  Later land was given to build on the present site.  Lumber to build the church was hauled from sawmills in the southrn part of Douglas County and the northern part of Ozark County where many tall pine trees grew and sawmills were flourishing.  The entire community helped with the building of the church.  It was organized as a Methodist Chruch and remained so until the 1960's when it became a community church.  Throughout the years when they did not have a Methodist minister other denomiations (sp) were allowed to use the church.  In 1904 a Brethern church was organized.  They held their meetings there a few years until they built their own church.

 

There are some of the things my mother has remembered.  She, Stella DUNCAN, came here in 1900 with her parents, the Noah DUNCAN family.  He, Noah DUNCAN, became a Brethern minister.  My mother married John Wesley HISER in 1910.  We always attended the Oak Forest Church.  In those days the church was the center of social functions as well as spiritual.  I have many fond memories of the wonderful times we had there, the big dinners, the Children's Day excersises (sp), the Christmas Programs and the old fashioned pie suppers we had there because the school house was too small for the big crowds that attended in those days.

 

Douglas County Missouri History & Families, 1857-1995

Turner Publishing Company

Paducah, Kentucky

Pg 132

Marion and Tom (Burke) joined Henry F. Hiser and P. F Smith to start Oak Forest Methodist Episcopal Church South  Deed dated Sept 5, 1890.  Near that date H. T., Tom (Burke), and Mr. Broadus established the adjacent Oak Forest Cemetery.

 

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Henry Franklin Hiser .... (was) poor by today's standards but they always had money to pay their part in the upkeep of the Methodist Church at Oak Forrest (sp) which they had helped to establish ...

 

Early Members of the Oak Forest Church

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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These are pictures of some of the early settlers who formed and attended this church.  They include members of the Anderson, Burke, Filer, Parry, and Wymer families. 

Note:  If anyone can identify any of the other people in this photo, please let me know who they are, and I will include them.

 

Other Pictures of Oak Forest Church

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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These are additional pictures of the Oak Forest Church.

Oak Forest after it had an addition added to it.

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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This is Oak Forest Church after an addition was added to the side of the church.

Oak Forest Cemetery

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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These are pictures of the entrance to the Oak Forest Cemetery, which is in front of the Oak Forest Church.

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Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

Unless indicated otherwise above, the sources for the information on this site are as follows:

The pictues of tombstones were taken by myself, Carolyn K. FILER.   The pictures of the individuals are family pictures.

Most of the obituaries and funeral cards were collected and saved by my mother, Virginia Irene (Woods) Filer (1919-2003)  In 1939 she married to Alva "Lee" LeRoy Filer (1917-2001).  She was the daughter of Henry Clay Woods (1895-1965) and Lula Ellen Woody (1898-1938). 

Some of the names are taken from a survey done of Oak Forest Cemetery compiled by Lyle and Carol (Curtis) Hull and Kristi Towe, updated 26 May 2007. For additional information, please contact Kristi Towe at trees.stones@juno.com. Copyright 2004 by Kristi Lynn Towe.   

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kltowe/oak_forest_11-04b.htm

If you have information, documents, pictures, or corrections you would like to share on this site, then please send them to me at ckfiler@aol.com 

 

Smith, Charles C

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Charles C. SMITH was born December 24, 1874 in Jasper Co, Il, son of Samuel B SMITH and Jame METTS.  He was a brother to Sarah Elizabeth SMITH who married Jacob FILER.  Charles C. SMITH was born July 21, 1854 in Jasper Co, IL and died April 13, 1919 in Douglas Co, Mo.  He married Sarah Catherine FILER.  She was a sister to Jacob Filer.  She was born January 04, 1849 in Greene Co, Oh, and died December 25, 1932 in Cuba, Owen Co, In.

Filer, Jacob and Sarah

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Jacob FILER was born December 23, 1839 in Putnam Co, IN, He was the son of Benjamin FILER and Mary HUTSINPILLER. 

His siblings were:

   Caleb Filer (1838-1930) m (1) cynthia Jane Stallwart, m (2) Margaret Ann Paine

    Esau Filer (1843-1918) m Mary A Graham

   Benjamin Franklin Filer (1847-1934) m Nancy Ellen Randolph

   Sarah Catherine Filer (1849-1932) m Charles C Smith

He married Sarah Elizabeth SMITH in 1861 in Newton, Jasper Co, IL.  She was the daughter of Samuel B SMITH and Jane METTS.  She was born February 24, 1843 in Putnam Co, IN. 

Sarah's siblings were:

   Samuel Smith (1835- )

   Mary A Smith (1839-1876) m George W Sampson

   Louisa Jane Smith (1849-1884) m Arthur E Raper

   Hannah R Smith (1843-1876)

   Leighman P Smith (1844-1870) m Adeline A Ewing

   Margaret E Smith (1845- ) m William T Hooker

   Samantha A Smith (1847- )

   Elsey E Smith (1849- ) m Jasper N Burnham

   James Smith (1850-1877)

Jacob FILER was a homesteader in Douglas County, MO, and the town of FILER, Mo was named after him.   Filer, Missouri was located at a Latitude of 37.03 and a Longiture of -92.41.  It had an elevation of 1.360 ft.

Jacob and Sarah had the following children:  

   Mary Ann Filer (1862-1945) m James Wesley Lovings, m (2) Peter Klamm

   Benjamin Filer (1864-1864)

   Amos Filer (1866-1957) m Orilla Matilda Osborn

   Emma Olivia Filer (1869-1894) m John Dawson Woods

   Louisa Filer (1872-1872)

   Effie May Filer (1876-1967) m James Wilson Burke

   Laura Eveline Filer (1881-1966) m Embree Elison Fleming

Jacob died May 16, 1916 in Oak Forest, Douglas Co, MO at the age of 76 years, 4 months, 23 days.

Sarah died July 13, 1917 in Douglas Co, Mo at the age of 74 years, 4 months, 19 days.

The original tombstone for Jacob and Sarah split across the top, and was replaced.  There a pictures of the original tombstone, and the new one that replaced it. 

Filer, Amos and Orilla

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Amos FILER was born February 21, 1866 in Newton, Jasper Co, IL to Jacob FILER and Sarah Elizabeth SMITH.

Amos's siblings were:

   Mary Ann Filer (1862-1945) m  (1) James Wesley Lovins, m (2) Peter Klamm

   Emma Olivia Filer (1869-1894) m James Dawson Woods

   Benjamin Filer (1864-1864)

   Louisa Filer (1872-1872)

   Effie May Filer (1876-1967) m James Wilson Burke

   Laura Eveline Filer (1881-1966) m Embree Elison Fleming

He married Orilla Matilda OSBORN November 27, 1887 in Douglas Co, MO, daughter of John OSBORN and Delphina SMITH.  She was born June 25, 1868 in Pleasantville, Marion Co, IA.

Orilla's siblings were:

   Rachel Elizabeth Osborn (1857-1870)

   John Luseimon Osborn (1859-1859)

   John Luseimon Osborn (1860-1917)

   Andrew Frances Osborn (1863-1939) m Barbara Ellen Dixon

   Lindsay McClellan Osborn (1864-1865)

   William Alfred Osborn (1866-1904)

   Mary Safrona Osborn (1870-1914) m Joseph Thomas Broadus

   Thomas Edward Osborn (1873-1950)

   Lee G Osbern (1879-1965) m Lula M Anderson

Amos FILER was appointed a postmaster at FILER, MO on November 11, 1905.  He also owned and operated a general store at his home.

Orilla was the family photographer.  She took most of the family pictures, and had her own darkroom.  She was also a healer.  Neighbors, family, and friends frequently called on her when they were sick.

They had the following children

   Lydia Pearl Filer (1889-1968) m David William Parry

   Sarah Elizabeth Filer (1891-1956) m William Alonzo Wymer

   William Alva Filer (1893-1970) m Lillie Alice Duncan

   Lillie Ellen Filer (1895-1986) m (1) Earl Pasley Johnson, m (2) Charles E Zuvers

Orilla died June 25, 1945 in Norwood, Douglas Co, MO.

Amos Filer died July 13, 1957 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO. 

Woods, Emma O

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Emma O FILER was born July 03, 1869 in Jasper Co, IL, the daughter of Jacob FILER and Sarah Elizabeth SMITH

Emma's siblings were:

   Mary Ann Filer (1862-1945) m James Wesley Lovings, m (2) Peter Klamm

   Benjamin Filer (1864-1864)

   Amos Filer (1866-1957) m Orilla Matilda Osborn

   Louisa Filer (1872-1872)

   Effie May Filer (1876-1967) m James Wilson Burke

   Laura Eveline Filer (1881-1966) m Embree Elison Fleming

She married John Dawson WOODS October 24, 1886 in Douglas Co, MO, son of John WOODS and Louisa SLUDER.  He was born February 02, 1867 in Douglas Co, MO and died December 04, 1948 in Douglas Co, MO.

They had the following children:

   Rosa Woods (1887-1977) m John Henry Goodman

   Grace Ann Woods (1889-1968) m Arthur J McLean

   Lily W Woods (1891-1990) m William Arthur Hopper

   Bertha Woods (1893-1974) m James Blaine Williams

   Floyd Woods (1894-1894)

She died February 25, 1894 in Wright Co, MO at the age of 24 years, 7 months, 22 days after giving birth to her son Floyd Woods who also died.

Woods, Floyd

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Floyd WOODS was born February 17, 1894 Douglas Co, MO and died February 1894, Douglas Co, MO.  He was the son of Emma O. FILER and John Dawson WOODS.

Floyd's siblings at the time of his birth/death were:

   Rosa Woods (1887-1977) m John Henry Goodman

   Grace Ann Woods (1889-1968) m Arthur J McLean

   Lily W Woods (1891-1990) m William Arthur Hopper

   Bertha Woods (1893-1974) m James Blaine Williams

Floyd's mother died 8 days later.

Fleming, Laura Evelyn and Embree Elison

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Laura Evelyn FILER was born March 15, 1881 in Clay Co, MO to Jacob FILER and Sarah Elizabeth SMITH

Laura's siblings were:

   Mary Ann Filer (1862-1945) m  (1) James Wesley Lovins, m (2) Peter Klamm

   Emma Olivia Filer (1869-1894) m James Dawson Woods

   Benjamin Filer (1864-1864)

   Amos Filer (1866-1957) M Orilla Matilda Osborn 

   Louisa Filer (1872-1872)

   Effie May Filer (1876-1967) m James Wilson Burke

She married Embree Elison FLEMING July 07, 1901 in Filer, Douglas Co, MO, son of Francis FLEMING and Sarah YOCKEY.  He was born May 13, 1876 in Filer, Douglas Co, Mo. 

His siblings were:

   Albert P Fleming (1874- )

   Eda E Fleming (1878- )

   Alice C Fleming (1881- )

   Fanny B Fleming (1889- )

Embree and Laura's children were:

   Francis Jacob Fleming (1902-1938) m Harriet E Riley

   Lonnie Earl Fleming (1903-1983) m Anna Aseneth Carnahan

   Lula May Fleming (1905- ) m Roy Downs

   Laura Elizabeth Fleming (1908-1940)

   Ethel Blanche Fleming (1910-1995) m Frank Laverne Johnson

   Embree Elison Fleming (1912- ) m Mary Elizabeth Pliley

   Wesley Woodrow Fleming (1914-1943)

   Raymond Fleming (1917-1918)

   Mary Louise Fleming (1919- ) m Wayne G Holt

Embree died January 20, 1950 at the age of 73 years, 8 months, 7 days.

Laura died May 23, 1966 in Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS at the age of 85 years, 2 months, 8 days.

Parry, Lydia Pearl and David William

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Lydia Pearl FILER was born May 39, 1889 in Filer, Douglas Co, Mo to Amos FILER and Orilla Matilda OSBORN

Pearl's sibilings were

   Sarah Elizabeth Filer (1891-1956) m William Alonzo Wymer

   William Alva filer (1893-1970) m Lillie Alice Duncan

   Lillie Ellen Filer (1895-1986) m (1) Earl Pasley Johnson, m (2) Charles E Zuvers

She married David William PARRY April 30, 1908 in Filer, Douglas Co, MO.  He was born January 16, 1887 in Labette Co, KS to David Parry (1855- ) and Annie (1867- ).

Bill Parry's siblings are unknown.

Bill and Pearl had the following child:

    William Floyd Parry (1909- ) m Esther Fisher

Pearl died June 19, 1968 in Mansfield, Wright Co, MO at the age of 79 years, 0 months, 20 days.

Bill Parry died Sep 14, 1968 at Norwood, Douglas Co, Missouri at the age of 81 years, 7 months, 36 days.

Wymer, William Alonzo and Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie)

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Sarah Elizabeth FILER (Lizzie) was born May 20, 1891 in Filer, Douglas Co, MO to Amos FILER and Orilla Matilda OSBORN.  She died November 18, 1956 in Mansfield, Wright Co, MO. 

She married William Alonzo WYMER October 08, 1912 in Douglas Co, MO, son of William Wymer and Missouri Bryant.  He as born June 12, 1893 in Grundy Co, MO and died April 11, 1948 in Douglas Co, Mo.

Wymer, Velma Louise

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Velma Louise WYMER was born July 21, 1919 in Douglas Co, MO and died November 22, 1919 in Douglas Co, MO.  She was born Sarah Elizabeth FILER (Lizzie) and William Alonzo WYMER.

Wymer, William Orvil

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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William Orvil WYMER was born December 10, 1922 in Douglas Co, MO to Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) FILER and William Alonzo WYMER.

Wymer, Emery Ernest and Floy

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Emery Ernest WYMER, better known as Ernest, ws born February 01, 1914 to Sarah Elizabth (Lizzie) FILER and William Alonzo WYMER.  He died September 09, 1963 in Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO. 

He married (1) Ollie Alberta RYAN on December 27, 1934 in Wright Co, MO.  She as the daughter of Elmer RYAN and Margaret WOODS.  She was born June 01, 1911. 

He married (2) Floy WILLIAMS in June 1954.  She was born November 26, 1907 and died June 05, 1971.

Wymer, Bert Clayton

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Bert Clayton WYMER was born Sept 02, 1935 in Norwood, Douglas Co, MO to Emry Ernest WYMER (1914-1963) and Ollie Alberta RYAN (1911-).  He died July 24, 1987.

Bert was married to Charlotte Ann Stamper in Dec 1958 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wymer, Gary Ernest

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Gary Ernest WYMER was born June 10, 1942 in Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo to Emry Ernest WYMER (1914-1963) and Ollie Alberta RYAN (1911-).  He died 18 Apr 1993.

He married:

(1)  Virginia K Rentschler on 18 May 1963 in Berryville, Arkansas

(2) Susan Jane Morton on 16 Feb 1974 in Kansas City, Jackson Co, Mo.

 

Wymer, Texas James

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Texas James WYMER was born December 31, 1943 to Emry Ernest WYMER (1914-1963) and Ollie Alberta RYAN (1911-).  He died April 03, 1945 at the age of 1 year 3 months.

Musick, Joe K and Ora Edith

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Joseph K. MUSICK was born Jun 30, 1890 to Fullen H Musick (1850-1905) and Sarah Alice Musick (1861-1896).  He died March 7, 1958. 

He married Ora Edith WOODS.  She was born 8 Feb 1896 in Douglas Co, MO to  Dawson WOODS and Nellie GOODMAN.  She died 31 Jan 1977.

Stark, Fate

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Fate Stark

Stark, Esley Fate

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Esley Fate STARK was born in Douglas Co, MO on March 7, 1865 and died April 26, 1943.  He married Nancy Elizabeth RYAN in 1888.

Woods, John Doss and Nellie

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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John Dawson Woods was born 2 Feb 1867 in Norwood, Wright Co, Mo to John Sevier Woods (1843-1905) and Louisa Jane Sluder (1847-1922).

"Doss" Woods married

(1)  Emma Olivia Filer on 24 Oct 1886 in Douglas Co, Mo.  Emma was born 3 Jul 1869 as the daughter of Jacob Filer (1839-1916) and Sarah Elizabeth Smith (1843-1917).  Emma died on 25 Feb 1894.

(2) Nellie Goodman on 8 Nov 1894 in Douglas Co Mo.  Nellie was born 7 Jun 1877 to James Pleasanton Goodman (1872-1914) and Elizabeth Riley.   Nellie died on 4 Sept 1863.

 

Stark, Janiece

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Janiece STARK was born October 19, 1934 in Garden Gove, Ca, the daughter of Mr and Mrs. David STARK.  She passed away on May 22, 1941 in Norwood, MO at the age of six years from pneumonia.  She and her family were visiting here for the funeral of Esley STARK.

Stark, John Esley

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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John Esley STARK was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Fate STARK  He was born December 11, 1903.  He married Georgie MULKEY in 1926, and died May 6, 1941.

McFerron, Sam

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Sam McFERRON was born in Nashville, Washington Co, Ill on September 29, 1862.  He married Mrs. Nancy IRWIN on December 10, 1910.  In 1918 he moved from Illinois to Douglas County, and died in December 9, 1943.

 

Hopper, William D (Tom) and Myrtle

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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William Dawson HOPPER was born February 16, 1917 to Lily W WOODS and William Arthur HOPPER.  He died Febraury 8, 1990.

 

He married Myrtle SNELL in 1944

McIntosh, Earl

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Goodman, John H and Rosa

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Rosa Woods Goodman was the daughter of John Dawson Woods and Emma Olivia filer.  She was born 7 Sept 1887 in Douglas Co, MO, and died 6 Sept 1977, Dougla Co, Mo.

She married John Henry Goodman on 9 Apr 1905 in Douglas Co, MO.  John Henry Goodman was born 5 MY 1882 in Douglas Co, Mo and died 13 Sept 1958 in Douglas Co, Mo.

Rhoades, Kelly E

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Kelly E Rhoades was born 30 Jun 1877 in Springfield, Iowa to William G Rhoades (184-1923) and Mary Ann Bringman (1853-1910).  He died 3 Jan 1958 in Douglas Co, Mo.

He married Lena M Ross on 2 Aug 1897 in Delta, Keokuk, Iowa.  She was born Jun 1879, and died 1914 Rose, Mahaska, Iowa.

Wymer, Missouri Ann Bryant

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Missouri Ann Bryant married William Edgar Wymer

Byrum, Jesse E

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Byrum, John and Martha E

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

John Byrum was born Mar 23, 1828 in Kentucky, to James Bryum (1780-1872) and Elizabeth Tudor (1784-1826). 

His siblings were

   Martha Byrum (1805- ) m Reubin Turner

   Kinchen Byrum (1811- ) m Lucinda Broadus (sister to John's wife Martha E Broadus)

   Mary Jane Bryrum Tudor (1819-1877) m Stephen P Tudor)

   Permelia Bryum Tudor (1822-1897) m John Tudor (brother to Stephen P Tudor mentioned above)

Martha E Broadus was born Nov 1, 1832 in Madison Co, Kentucky to Thomas Broadus (1790-1841) and Elizabeth Ross (1794-1860). 

Her siblings were

   Lucinda Broadus Byrum (1811- ) ma Kinchen Byrum (brother to John Bryum)

   Paulina Broadus Cotton (1815-1864) m Thomas Cotton

   Mitchel Broadus (1818-1879) m Lucy Simpson

   Arthena Broadus (1821-1846) m (1) Hugh Logan m (2) william tudor

   Allena Jan Broadus (1824-1885) m Elijah Sanders

   Morton Broadus (1826-1904) m Mary (Polly) Cotton

   Emmeline Broadus Sebastian (1829-1863) m Wiley Sebastian

   Overton Broadus (1830- ) m Teresa Banks Walker

On Mar 13, 1848, John Byrum married Martha Broadus in Garrard Co, Kentucky.

They had the following children:

   Harriet Byrum (1854- )

   Malinda J Byrum (1858- )

   Martha L Byrum (1862- )

   Laura B Byrum (1867- )

Martha died Mar 20, 1893 at the age of 60 years, 4 months, 19 days.  John died Jan 31, 1894 at the age of 65 years, 10 months, 8 days.

Nigh, Bennie

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Benjamin O Nigh was born 1880 in Mo to Lewis Nigh (1846-1897) and Isabelle (1849-).

 

Nigh, Louis and Bell

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Lewis Nigh was born 9 May 1846 in Moultrie, IL to Abraham Nigh (1823-1893) and Mary Spray Woodburn (1828-1907).  He died 1897 in Missouri.

He married Isabelle who was born Jun 1849 in Wisconsin.

Johnson, Jonah W and Caroline E

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Jonah W Johnson was born 1856 and died 1934.

Caroline E was born 1860-1838.

Nelson, L. M.

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Koehler, Lucy May and William C

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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W. C. Koehler was born 23 Mary 1859, and died 9 Aug 1934. 

He married

(1) Lucy May Sikes, died 9 Jul 1832.

(2) Summer, Ellen Mrs married 9 Oct 1933.

 

Filer, Infant

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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This baby girl was born in Dec 1926 to William Alva Filer (1893-1970) and Lillie Alice Duncan (1895-1972).  She may have been stillborn, or died shortly after birth.

Her siblings at the time of her death were:

   Alva LeRoy Filer (1917-2001) m. Virginia Irene Woods

   Raymond N A Filer (1918-1985) m Anise Ryan

   Mildred Marie McIntosh (1921- ) m Leo Warren McIntosh

 

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Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Teague, Anna

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Brooks, Myrtle Teague and Charley W

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Carnell, Caroline M

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Caroline May Carnell was born on May 27, 1921 in Lloydminister, Canada to Charley Carnell (1984- ) and Minnie Gruby (1887- ).  In March, 1922 Charley and Minnie crossed the Canadian border into North Dakota with Caroline.  Caroline was not quite a year old.  They made their way to Douglas County, and Caroline came down with measles and a cold.  She died on Mar 30, 1924 and was buried at Oak Forest Cemetery.  She was 2 years, 10 months, and 3 days old.

 

Gregory, Lawrence C

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Lawrence C Gregory was born 11 Apr 1892 in Missouri, and died 12 Apr 1955 in Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo.

He married Daisy Jane Snider (1891-1950). 

Gregory, Daisy J

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Daisy Jane Snider was born 23 Nov 1891 to James Philip Snider (1858-1944) and Nancy J Mndenhall (1854-1922) in High Point, Guilford Co, North Carolina.  She died 12 Feb 1950 in Douglas County, Missouri.  She married Lawrence C Gregory (1892-1955).

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Snider, Infant

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Gregory, Infant

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

An infant Gregory was born 2 Apr 1913 to Lawrence C Gregory (1802-1855) and Daisy Jane Snider (1891-1950).  She was either stillborn or died the same day.

Goodman, Chalmer and Zelda F

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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John Chalmer Goodman was born 24 May 1918 to John H Gooman (1882-1958) ) and Rosa Woods (1887-1977).  He died 28 Jan 1983.

 

He married Zelda Johnaon (1918-).

 

 

Frem, Emeline

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

"Emma" Emeline Frem was born 22 Jun 1870 in New York to James and Ann B Frem. 

Her siblings were:

John Broadbent Frem m. Adah Henderson

"Mamie" Mary E Frem

Samuel J Frem

Caroline Frem

Anna Frem

A G Frem

James Renwick Frem

Bessie L Frem

Lois E Frem

Emaline died on Jan 15, 1927 at the age of 56 years, 6 months, 24 days.

Frem, Ann B

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Ann B. Broadbent was born Oct 22, 1841 in England.   She immigrated to the United States in 1842.  She married James Frem and they had the following children:

John Broadbent Frem m. Adah Henderson

Mamie E Frem

Samuel J Frem

Emeline Frem

Caroline Frem

Anna Frem

A G Frem

James Renwick Frem

Bessie L Frem

Lois E Fem

Ann died on Dec 21, 1915 in Douglas County, Missouri at the age of 74 years, 1 month, 29 days. 

Frem, James

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

James Frem was born Mar 17, 1835 in Ireland.  James was a blacksmith, and he immigrated to the United States in 1846. 

He married Ann Broadbent and they had the following children:

John Broadbent Frem m. Adah Henderson

"Mamie" Mary E Frem

Samuel J Frem

"Emma" Evaline Frem

Caroline Frem

Anna Frem

A G Frem

James Renwick Frem

Bessie L Frem

Lois E Frem

James died on Apr 3, 1903 in Douglas Co, Missouri. 

Goodman, Kenneth

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Ridgeeway, George M

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Lorett, Clifford J and Ethel Brea

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Clifford Lorett was born 1907 in Oklahoma to Alexander Aloysius Lorett (1854-1931) and Josephine W Owen Smith (1871-1954).  He died Jan 1981 in Springfield, Greene Co, Mo. 

He married Ethel Bea Stephenson, daughter to John Grant Stephenson (1872-1960) and Minnie Lee Robinson (1883-1929).

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Woods, Elmer Ray

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Elmer Ray Woods was born 5 Oct 1923 in Douglas Co, Mo to John Hugh Woods and Mabel King.  Elmer was killed on 7 Dec 1944 in Germany.

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Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Hopper, William Arthur and Lilly W

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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William Arthur Hopper was born 9 Jul 1885 in Douglas Co, MO to William A Hopper (1846-1916) and Martha Ann Zegler (1847-1924).  He died 18 Mar 1949 in Douglas Co, Mo.

He married Lilly W Woods in Mar 1911 in Douglas Co, Mo.  Lilly was born 2 Jul 1891 to John Dawson Woods (1867-1948) and Emma Olivia Filer (1869-1894).  She died 14 Jul 1990 in Mansfield, Wright Co, Mo.

 

Burke, Learia Elzona

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Learia Elzonia Burke was born 14 Aug 1913 in Douglas Co, Mo to Waldo Emerson Burke (1888-1972) and Martha Anna Woody (1881-1947).  She was 1 year, 4 months, 30 days old.

Her siblings were:

   Waldo Ethermer Burke (1910-1999) m (1) Charlotte Olga Anderson, m (2) Violet Marie Shaffer, (3) Pernia Alta Woody

   Dorothy Elena Burke Munro (1911- ) m (1) Robert Munro, m (2) Algon McCabe, m (3) Mario Angelo Gregory

   Natalie Norene Burke Allen (1917- ) m Murphy Allen

Burke, Harold Logan

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Harold Logan Burke was born 24 May 1919 in Douglas Co, MO to Luther S Burke (1883-1967) and Minnie Harrison (1882-).  He died on 12 Feb 1922 at the age of 2 years, 8 months, 19 days.

His siblings at the time of his death were:

   Everett H Burke (1905- )

   Thomas Lloyd Burke (1907- )

   Deward Lester Burke (1919- )

   Berniece K Burke (1913- )

   Virginia Irene Burke (1916- )

Burke, Infant

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Burke, Thomas and Burilla

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Henry Thomas Burke was born 23 Jan 1843 in Jackson Co, TN to James W Burke (1822-1876) and Matilda Richmond (1821-1912). 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowright/wrirebs.htm 

CONFEDERATE VETERANS OF WRIGHT COUNTY, MISSOURI

Compiled/Copyrighted by Robert D. Caudle, 404 Lyndell, Mountain Grove, MO 65711.

Henry Thomas Burke
Born, Jan. 23, 1843 on a plantation in Virginia.  Died on his 96th birthday at Norwood, Mo. He is buried in the Oak Forrest Cemetery. During the War, Henry, age 18 was a Confederate scout. He and his brother John were captured by Union forces, but released after signing a pledge not to fight against the Union again. Their father was a Union sympathizer who because of the turbulent times moved to Kentucky. Henry first came to Missouri about 1880 living in Norwood, Mo. in 1928

 His siblings were:

   Willie Burke (1840-1868) m Matilda Richmond

   Mary Burke (1840-1868)

   Martha Burke (1840-1868)

   Elizabeth Lois Burke Parker (1840-1919) m Brooks Parker

   John R Burke (1841)

   Henry Thomas Burke (1843-1939) m Melissa Burdella Burns

   James Marion Burke (1847-1934) m Nancy Ann McCoy

   Benjamin Franklin Burke (1856)

He married Melissa Burdella Burns on 4 Apr 1866.  She was born 22 Jan 1848 in Tn to Gregory M Burns and Elizabeth Gifford.

Melissa Burdella Burn's siblings were:

   Andrew J Burns (1839-1862)

   Nancy Ann Catherine Burns (1842-1904) m Sharock Brooks Hargis

   Adeline Delana Burns Johnson (1845-1915) m John Simpson Johnson

   Gideon Augusta Burns (1859-1926) m Nancy E Smalling

   Frances Burns (1853-1860)

   Martha Elizabeth Burns (1857-1920) m Thomas Napolean Gammon

   Margaret S Burns Shrum (1861-1916) m Allen Shrum

Henry and Burdella had the following children:

   James Henry Burke (1868-1945) m (1) Martha Viola Millsap, m (2) Addie Lewis

   John Dee Burke (1874-1951) m Lillie Fegley

   Marion Augusta Burke (1876-1958) m Minnie Lee Hiser

   Leroy Franklin Burke (1878-1957) m Ida Quier

   Arthur Burke (1883- )

   Luther Shedrack Burke (1883-1967) m May Minnie Harrison

   Waldo Emerson Burke (1888-1972) m Martha Anna Woody

   Thomas Logan Burke (1891-1973) n Myrtle G

Burdella died Nov, 1915 in Douglas Co, MO., and Tom died 23 Jan 1939 in Douglas Co, MO.

 

Burke, Roscoe Claud

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Roscoe Claude Burke was born 29 Sept 1891 in Douglas Co, MO to James Henry Burke (1868-1945) and Addie Lewis.  He died 4 Nov 1892 at the age of 13 months, 6 days.

He had one sibling - Lillian Maybelle Burke. 

Burke, Lena V

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Lena V Burke was born 13 Jul 1900 in Douglas Co, MO to Marion Augusta Bruke (1876-1958) and Minnie Lee Hiser (1878-1967).  She died 12 Nov 1900 at the age of 3 months, and 30 days.

Her siblings were:

   Sylvia Irene Burke (1897- ) m William Alvin Spurrier

   Charles Ralph Burke (1907- )

Glenn, Samuel Franklin and Maria Lydia

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

"Frank" Samuel Franklin Glenn was born 30 Apr 1864 in IL to James A Glenn and Elizabeth.  His parents migrated from Illinois to Brown Co, Kansas between 1860 and 1870.  His siblings were

   Francis J Glenn

   John A Glenn

   Ellen Glenn

   Mary B Glenn

   Martha Glenn

   James Rhode Glenn

   William Walter Glenn m Sabra

"Frank" Glenn married "Lydia" Maria Lydia Leming sometime before 1887.  Lydia was born Dec 19, 1868 in Beardstown, Cass Co, Illinois to Samuel N Leming and Eliza Jane Baker. 

Frank and Lydia migrated from Brown Co, Kansas to Douglas Co, Missouri between 1905 and 1908. 

They had the following children:

   Oscar Glenn 

   Nina Ethel Glenn m. Albert Plummer Fleming

   Donald Howard Glenn

   Emma D Glenn

   Harvey Lloyd Glenn

He died 28 Dec 1908 in Douglas Co, MO at the age of 44 years, 7 months, 28 days.

Lydia later remarried James M Burke on Jan 1, 1919 in Douglas Co, Missouri.  By the 1930 census, Lydia was living back in Brown Co, KS

Lydia died Aug 7 1948, at the age of 79 years, 7 months, 19 days.  She was buried in Oak Forest Cemetery.

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Hylton, Joel and Laura

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Hylton, Maree

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Hylton, Roy

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Durney, John

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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John Durney died 1892 in Douglas Co, Mo.

It is unknown who his parents or siblings were. 

He married to Amanda (Mandy) Upshaw on 16 Apr 1886 in Douglas Co, MO.  Mandy was the daughter of Essel Upshaw (1818-1877) and Elisett McKey (1818- ).

They had the following children:

   Albert F durney (1991-1965) m Myrtle Milsap

   Mary A Durney (1889- ) m. unknown Klawitter

   Nicholas Jospeh Durney (1989- ) m Ida Floyd

 

 

 

Hiser, Henry Franklin and Sarah J

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Henry Franklin Hiser was born 11 Mar 1849 in Austin, Cass Co, Mo to Benjmain R Hiser (1825-1866) and Sarah M Barnard (1826-1850).  He died 25 Jun 1932 in Norwood, Wright County, Missouri.

Sarah J McFarland was born 1853 and died 4 Sept 1950 in Douglas Co, MO. 

Hiser, Infant

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Infant Hiser was born J W and Stella Hiser.

Osbern, Golday May

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Golday (Goldie) was born 28 Aug 1891 and died 28 Nov 1893.  Her parents were Thomas Edward Osborn (1843-) and Anna Thompson.

Smith, Minnie B

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

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Lovins, Freddie

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

Freddie Lovins was born 14 Jul 1884 to James Wesley Lovins 1860-1900) and Mary Ann Filer (1862-1945).  He died 19 Nov 1891.

Lovins, J Wesley and Mary Ann

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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James Wesley Lovins was born 6 Aug 1860 to James Washington Lovins and Martha Didama Womack.  He was born in Shelbyville, Sullivan Co, Illinois.

James Wesley Lovins' siblings were:

   William A Lovins (1850- )

   Mary Drucella Melpha Lovins (1851-1917) m William Sylvester Teague

   Lucinda May Lovins (1853- )

   Jane Elizabeth Lovins (1858-1884) m Aaron Bascom

   Ella Eliza Lovins (1866- )

   Frances Lovins (1868)

   John Lemuel Lovins (1874-1920) m Alice Niblack

On 5 Feb 1882 he married Mary Ann Filer in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, Mo. 

Mary Ann (Filer) Lovins was born 14 Sept 1862 in Jasper Co, Illinois to Jacob Filer (1839-1916) and Sarah Elizabeth Smith (1843-1917).

Mary Ann's siblings were:

   Emma Olivia Filer (1869-1894) m James Dawson Woods

   Benjamin Filer (1864-1864)

   Amos Filer (1866-1957) M Orilla Matilda Osborn 

   Louisa Filer (1872-1872)

   Effie May Filer (1876-1967) m James Wilson Burke

   Laura Eveline Filer (1881-1966) m Embree Elison fleming

James Wesley Lovins and Mary Ann Filer had the following children:

   Mamie Jane Lovins (1883-1951) m Wales Clifton Utter

   Winifred Lovins (1884-1891)

   James Wesley Lovins Jr (1888-1966)

   Ethel Ann Lovins (1891-1969) m Carl Martin

   Mabel Laura Lovins (1893-1964) m Harvey Robert McNamee

   Jacob W Lovins (1895-1962) m Inez Baker

   Fannie Sue Lovins (1898-1984) m. (1) Roy Roth, m (2) George Frank Finley, m (3) Leo B Porter

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Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Broadus, Teresa B

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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Teresa Banks Walker was born Sep 18, 1830 in Garrad Co, Kentucky to Lemuel Walker (17890-1858) and Elizabeth P Steen (1792-1848).  She married Overton Broadus on Mar 9, 1854 in Garrad Co, Kentucky.

 Her children were:

   Mary Elizabeth Broadus (1855- )

   Nancy J Broadus (1856- )

   Harriett B Broadus Dell (1858- ) m George W Dell

   Claiborn Broadus (1861-1883)

   Rebecca Broadus (1864- )

   Alice Broadus Osborn (1866- ) m John Luseimon Osborn II

   Joseph Thomas Broadus (1869-1939) m (1) Mary Safrona Osborn, m (2) Gertie

Her siblings were:

   Kemp Walker (1822-1859) m Nancy Byrum

   Sarah Ann Walker (1825- )

   Mary T Walker (1833-1895) m Nathaniel Cotton

Mallatt, Calfurna

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Calfornia Mallat was born 3 May 1824 in Ohio.  She was married to James Mallat (1821-).   She and James Mallat had the following children:

   John T Mallat (1853-1913) m Parthena Cooper

   George W Mallat (1859- )

   Rachel A Mallat (1856- )

Census records indicate another child who grew up with them named Mary J Sutton (b 1848).  She was either adopted by this family, or was a daughter by a prior marriage.

California died Jan 25, 1896 at the age of 71 years, 8 months, and 22 days.  Her parents and siblings are currently unknown. 

 

 

Cooper, Rev. Alfred T

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Alfred T Cooper was born 21 Feb 1812 in Adair Co, Kentucky to John and Sarah Cooper.   He married Michah (Mickey) Elvira Gentry (1817-1873) on 31 Jan 1836 in Carroll County, Missouri.

Their children were:

   John W Cooper (1838- ) m Hannah

   Angeline Cooper (1839- )

   Frances M Cooper (1840- )

   Robert G Cooper (1844- )

   Alfred T Cooper Jr (1845- )

   Reuben B Cooper (1848- ) m Lucinda

   Abbott H Cooper (1850- ) m Laura Brown

   Elvina Cooper (1852- )

   Parthena Cooper (1856-1941) m John T Mallat

In 1875 he married Laura Harthcott Braden

His siblings are unknown.

He died 6 Mar 1900 at 88 years and 14 days old.

Dennis, Florence

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

Florence A Mallat was born Mar 31, 1880 in Missouri to John T Mallat (1853-1913) and Parthena Cooper (daugter of Alfred T Cooper 182-1900) and Michah (Mickey) Elvira Gentry (1817-1873)

Florence's siblings were:

   Calfurna Mallat (1864- )

   Jesse D Mallat (1878- ) m Margaret Mallet

   Don Mallat (1822-1906)

   Martha Mallat (1889- )

On Mar 1, 1899 she married Milton Edward Dennis (1876-1925) in Wright County, Missouri.  Milton's parents were William Stanfield Dennis (1831-1909) and Mary Burke (1835-1883).

They had the following children:

   Chistina Dennis (1899- )

   Ray T Dennis (1899- )

   Okla Dennis (1903- ) m Ira T Scarborough

   Blanche Dennis (half-sister)

   Leota Dennis (half sister) (1911-1977) m Clifton B Nelson

Florence Dennis died on 14 Aug 1925 at the age of 49 years, 8 days. 

Location

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO, USA

The Oak Forest Church is located at:  Lat: 37° 02' 51"N, Lon: 92° 25' 06"W

Halford, Pauline

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Pauline (Rhoades) Halford married Ervin Halford. 

Goodman, Chalmer Fay

Chalmer Fay Goodman was born 24 Feb 1941 in Brushy Knob, Douglas Co, MO to John Chalmer Goodman (1918-1983) and to Zelda F Johnson (1922-).  He died 2 May 1983.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowright/obits.htm

 OBITUARIES

FROM "THE MANSFIELD MIRROR"

1983

The date included in ( ) is the date of the paper in which the obituary appeared. The paper was published on Thursday. So, if the date of the paper is Jan. 8 and the obit says the person died on Monday....count backward from Jan. 8 and the person died on Jan. 5. 

(May 12, 1983)
GOODMAN, CHALMER Services for Chalmer F. Goodman, 42, Muldrow, OK formerly of Norwood, were at 2 p.m.. Thursday, May 5, at Oak Forest Church in Douglas County with the Rev. Robert V. Scott officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery. Mr. Goodman was shot to death at 1:30 a.m. Monday at his home by an unknown assailant. His death is under investigation. Mr. Goodman worked as a brakeman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Claria; three sons Kirk Goodman, Kansas City, and Christopher Baker and Chaparral Goodman of the home; five daughters Dana, Stacey and Sonya Goodman of Van Buren, AR, Sheila Goodman, Kansas City, and Cynthia Baker of the home; two sisters Diane Cooley and Patsy Bradshaw of Norwood; one brother Kenneth, Norwood.

Hicks, Rita

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

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RITA HICKS
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Oct 17, 2007 Graveside service for Rita Hicks, was Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at Oak Forest Cemetery, Norwood, MO with Harlin Howerton officiating.

Rita Pauline Hicks, daughter of Roscoe Duren and Luceil Belle (James) Duren was born on Oct. 26, 1952 in Gainesville, MO and passed away to her heavenly home on Oct. 12, 2007 in Macomb, MO with her family by her side.

Rita was a resident of Brushyknob community for many years. On Nov. 26, 1970 Rita and Larry Leon Hicks were united in marriage in Ava, MO and to this union four children were born. Rita owned and operated with her husband, the Hicks Custom Processing Co. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Barren Fork and later attended the Mtn. Grove Church of Christ. Rita enjoyed sewing, crafting, gardening and building things. She loved and adored her family.

was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Roscoe Duren.

She is survived by her husband, Larry of the home in Macomb; four children and their spouses, Joseph and Marie Hicks, Mountain Grove, MO, Bethany and Kirk Hall, Bentonville, AR, Hanna and Timothy Pippin, Columbia, MO and Jeremiah and Bridget Hicks, Macomb, MO; her mother, Luceil Belle Duren, Mansfield, MO; eight grandchildren, Tommy Joe, Josh, Cody, Aaron, Luke, Colette, Levi and Wyatt; one brother, Donnie Duren, Kansas City, KS; in-laws, Edgar and Minnie Hicks, Ava, MO; two uncles, Vernon and Hubert James; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.

(Received from Larry Wymer.)

Oak Forest School

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

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The school was a big part of the community.  Note on the first picture that the boys are wearing jerseys with OF for Oak Forest.  The basketball has the school year on it.  The school was also known as "Forest Home". 

Mildred M McIntosh Written Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 

These are memories of Oak Forest written by Mildred McIntosh: Our school was called Forest Home School in the beginning, but we all called it Oak Forest later, due to the church house being called that.  When our County School Superintendent, Mr. Hibbard, came to visit us, he also called it Forest Home School.  He was from Ava, and he always gave us a speech.  We all liked him.  He was nice to us all.

It was a one room building.  It had a blackboard all across the front of the building, with 3 windows on each side of the room.  In the winter time we had a big wood burning heater sitting in the aisle in the middle of the room. 

The only school exercise that I remember was going outside and pledging allegiance to the US flag.   Then we went back inside to do our studies. We had a recess in the middle of the morning, and another one in the middle of the afternoon.  We often played marbles.  We'd dig 4 holes and chose up sides.  Then one side would start at a line about 6 or 8 feet from the first hole.  We'd try to get the marble in the hole.  If we couldn't it would just sit there and someone on the other side would try.  We had lots of fun at that, but I don't remember all the details of the game.  Then when we didn't play marbles we played basketball.  Once in a while we played hide and seek.

Everyone that graduated from the 8th grade in Douglas County, had to go to Ava, Mo., the County Seat, on a certain night to graduate.  So there were 100's of students graduating from the 8th grade there.  It took a long time to get that all done.  But we liked that.

The only thing that I remember that we did in the school house besides school, was the Spelling Bees and Cyphering matches.  We'd find out who was the best speller in our school and also we'd learn who was the fastest one to work the arithmetic problems.  We all enjoyed that.  We would do that on Friday afternoons during the last period of the day.  Sometimes we had visitors during that last period.  It was mainly some of our parents.

 

-- Evelyn Hesterly Written 2/21/2008 

These are memories of Oak Forest written by Evelyn Hesterly (sister to MIldred):  Our school house was one room which accomodated about 25 to 30 student in grades 1 - 8.  There was a big wood stove in the middle with a row of desk and seats on each side.  The smallest desks were on left side of the stove for 1st and 2nd grade children.  Probaby 3 seats that would hold two students.  These were followed by  the  largest seats which were occupied by 7th and 8th grade, about three or four rows depending on number of students.  On the other side of the stove were like desks with the 3rd and 4th grade class at the front and 5th and 6th grade class behind them.  There were windows on each side and a big blackboard covered the entire front wall.  The teacher's desk was in the middle and sat on a platform raised about six Inches.  In front of the 3rd and 4th grade class was a table with a set of encylopedias, a dictionary and a pencil sharpener.  There were maps on the wall behind the table, which could be pulled down to expose different areas and countries.   On the back wall was a shelf and a coat rack on either side with the outside door leading to a covered porch in the middle.  There was a bell attatched to a tall pole near by with a rope hanging down to ring it.  The ringing of that bell called us in from the playgoround and called school to order.  Everyone brought their own lunch in a pail or a sack and these were deposited on the floor under the coat racks.  I think that pretty well describes our school setting.    Also there was a water fountain by the door. 

Our water came from a spring, which was on the property at the foot of a small hill.  It was a privilege to get to go get water and bring back a bucket full to replenish the fountain.     

As the teacher conducted each class, the other students stayed busy with desk work and she made the rounds to complete the schedule each day.  With permission, by raising our hand to get her attention, we were allowed to leave our seats to go to the resource table or the library which was also on the back wall next to the 7th and 8th grade class, or to leave the building for potty- break.  These breaks were accommodated by an outhouse for the girls and another for the boys.

In my eight years I had only one man teacher and he had taught earlier when Lee, Ray and Mildred (Evelyn’s siblings) were in school and he called me 'Mildred' the whole year and I just answered to her name.  All of the teachers were good and kind and helpful. In my eight years I believe I had five different teachers since some taught more than one year.  Probably my favorite teacher was Miss Julia May or was it Mrs (Avis) Slate?  One reason for Miss Julia Mae was that she was young and pretty and made our classes fun and challenging and I was in the upper grades which is easier to remember.  I remember Mrs. Slate being special because she instilled in us good manners and cooperation with authority.  As we came in from recess on the playground she would stand in the doorway and we were to say 'excuse me' when we passed in front of her.  If we forgot, we got a tap on the head with a twelve-inch ruler and it got to be automatic from the mouth of each child as we entered the building.  Another thing she did which was exciting .... she promied to give us Friday afternoon after the last recess as a fun-time if everyone had cooperated with her through the week.  This was looked forward to with great anticipation and what we were allowed to do was have a spelling bee, a cyphering match or a geograpy contest.  I guess we didn't catch on that she was continuing our learning and we were motivated to excel in those three activities and called it fun.  It really was!    

On rainy days when we could not be outside, our favorite game was 'clap- and clap-out'.   All the boys would go out on the porch and the girls would be seated with an empty seat beside them and each girl was asked to call someone in to sit beside her.  As he came in he was to guess who wanted him to sit beside her and if he was right, everybody was quiet but if he was wrong, he would be clapped back out to the porch and another choice was made by another girl. Then we traded positions and the boys got to choose and the girls got to guess who wanted the to sit beside them.    During our recess time there was lots of games and we got lots of exercise running over the playground.  Baseball was a favorite.  Then, there was '' blackman'... 'Fox and hound' ...'ante- over’, and probably others that I can't remember.  When school dismissed at four o'clock we scattered in every direction toward home.  Most of us had between a mile and two miles to walk.  A few lived closer but the majority had a ways to go.   

We were encouraged to read from the library, though it wasn't like a modern libraby today.  We did have a nice collection to choose from and it was a great day when we got to sit down with the teacher and help pick out the new books that were being ordered for the library.  Some of the favorite authors were Zane Grey, and Wm. McLeod Raine.  I remember one book titled 'Ramona' that was real popular with the girls and we all wanted to read 'Gone with the Wind'.   If we read a certain number of books during the school year, we were given a reading certificate at the 'end of the year' program before the parents.   

I especially remember having Christmas programs which were usually given at the church and we would walk to the church to practice the plays.  Individuals would recite poems and sometimes sing songs.  We always had a big tree and presents and it was quite a treat to be chosen to go decorate that tree.  You had to learn to hang the icicles straight before you would qualify to be chosen.  We made a lot of the decorations with paper chains and popcorn.  

   

Mallatt, John T and Parthena S

Norwood, Douglas County, Mo, USA

John T Mallatt (Mallat) was born Jun 26, 1853 in Howard Co, Indiana to James Mallat (1821- ) and California (unknown) (1824-1896). 

John T Mallat's siblings were

   Rachel A Mallat (1856- )

   George W Mallat (1859- )

    Mary J Sutton (1848- )(a possible half sister)

Parthena Cooper was born 4 Jul 1856 In Carroll County, Missouri to Rev Alfred T Cooper (1812-1900) and Mechah (Mickey Elvira Gentry (1817 -1873).

Parthena had the following siblings:

   John W Cooper m Hannah

   Angeline Cooper

   Frances M Cooper

   Robert G Cooper

   Alfred T Cooper Jr. m. Dora L (or T)

   Reuben B Cooper m. Lucinda

   Abbot H Cooper m. Laura Brown

   Elvina Cooper

John T Mallat and Parthena Cooper married and had the following children

   Calfurna (California?) Mallat

   Jesse D Mallat

   Florence A Mallat (married Milton Edward Dennis)

   Don Mallat

   Martha Mallat

John T Mallat died on Feb 7, 1923 at the age of 59 years, 7 months, 12 days.  His death certificate indicates that he was a traveling salesman, and he died of asthma.

Partena Cooper Mallat died in October 1941 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.  In the 1930 census she was living with her grandson-in-law and granddaughter; Ira T Scarborough, and Okla Dennis Scarborough. 

Mallat, Don

Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo, USA

Don Mallat (Mallatt) was born Feb 22, 1882 in Howard Co, Indiana to John T Mallat (1853-1913) and Parthena Cooper (1856-1941). 

His siblings were:

   Cafurna (California?) Mallat (1874- )

   Jesse D Mallat (1878- ) m Margaret

   Florence A Mallat (1880-1908) m. Milton Edward Dennis

   Martha Mallat (1889- )

Don Mallat died on Apr 2 1906 at the age of 24 years, 1 month, 11 days.

 

Heard, JoAnn C

Oak Forest Cemetery

Jo Ann Carol Hopper Heard
Source: 

http://www.douglascountyherald.com/obituaries/nm/publish/news_659.html

Date Dec 6, 2006

JoAnn Carol Heard, 64, of Lee's Summit, passed away Dec. 3, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was employed by Treat America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Heard, and parents, L.T. and Cora Hopper. Her survivors include a daughter, Debbie Heard of Overland Park, Kan.; a son Greg Heard, of Lee's Summit; grandsons, Alan and James Heard, of Independence; and brothers, Van Hopper, of Raymore, and Leon Hopper, of Mountain Grove. Services will be held at Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home in Mountain Grove on Saturday, Dec. 9. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Oak Forest Cemetery

Hinote, James Russell

Oak Forest Cemetery

Source:

http://www.douglascountyherald.com/obituaries/nm/publish/news_125.html

Apr 7, 2005

James Russell Hinote, son of Lawrence S. Hinote and Eva L. Wilson Hinote, was born on Oct. 26, 1929, in Douglas County, and passed away on April 3, 2005, in his home in Norwood, at the age of 75.

James was a lifelong resident of Norwood. He was a retired road construction worker.

On Sept. 23, 1951, James and Violet Pierson were united in marriage in Mtn. Home, Ark., and to this union two children were born. James was a Christian. He was a Navy veteran and served his country in the Korean War for two years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bee hunting, gardening and bluegrass music.

James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Stanley Hinote.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Hinote, of the home in Norwood; two children, Portia Potter and husband, Donald, and Lannie Hinote, all of Norwood; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Jennings, Norwood; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Donald Potter, Scott Linton and Bud Scherer officiating. Interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery near Norwood with full military honors by Douglas County American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post 5993.

Memorials may be made to the Oak Forest Cemetery.

Moles, Hester Louise

Oak Forest Cemetery

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Source: 

http://www.douglascountyherald.com/obituaries/nm/publish/news_826.html

May 31, 2007

Hester Louise Moles, daughter of Kelley and Carrie Rhoades, was born Feb. 19, 1932, and entered her eternal reward May 29, 2007. She was converted at the age of 9 and was baptized on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
From her conversion to the day she went to be with her Lord, Hester never wavered in her faith. In her adolescence years, she was always looked to as a Christian leader in her church and community.

On Nov. 23, 1952, Hester and John D. Moles were united in holy matrimony. To this union two children were born: Victor Moles, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Trudy Underwood with her husband, Kelley, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Through her daughter, Hester has two grandchildren, Jessica Underwood Peters with her husband Andy, and Robert Underwood.

Hester and her husband entered the ministry in July of 1955.

She and John served the Oak Forest Community Church for two years before accepting a call to pastor the Highway Church of the Nazarene in Ava, in 1957. They served at the Highway church for 35 years. After retirement in 1992, they served as interim pastor at the Marshfield Church of the Nazarene for nearly five years. Hester was an outstanding pastor's wife. At the Highway Church she was known as "The Queen of the Parsonage." Hester supported her pastor husband 100 percent and was his chief encourager.

Hester's gifted role in ministry included singing, teaching, praying and entertaining with those delicious home cooked meals. She taught the "Home Builders" Sunday School class for over 25 years.

As John has said: "God gave me a wonderful wife. He put us together on a fabulous journey that leads to a building of God, made with hands eternal in the heavens. Our loss is Heaven's gain."

Hester, one of 15 children, was preceded in death by her mother, father and 10 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by three brothers, Rev. Dean Rhoades, of Lebanon, Clyde Rhoades, of Houston, and Jess Rhoades, of Mansfield; and one sister, Loretta Kelly, of Norwood; as well as a host of nephews and nieces.

Services for Hester will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Shane Chellis and Jim Dillow officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International; or to the Alabaster Fund or Compassionate Ministries c/o Mansfield Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be made to www. clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.

Johnson, Nellie

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

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Born 1876, Died 1976

Hopper, LT and Cora

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Hopper, LT and Cora gravestone

Cora born Feb 6, 1907, died Dec 5, 2000

LT Hopper born Feb 04, 1912, died Jun 21, 1991.

Flaverty, Robert G (Bob) and Margaret Z (Rhoades)

Norwood, Douglas Co, Missouri

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Margaret Z (Rhoades) Flaverty was born July 22, 1907 and died Feb 14, 1996.

Robert G "Bob" Flaverty was born June 12, 1906, and died Feb 26, 1990. 

They were married on Dec 28, 1940.

 

Hardin, James W. and Vivian L.

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Hardin, James W and Vivian L tombstone

Vivian L Hardin was born June 6, 1933, and died June 18, 2003.

 

 

 

Lawver, Clyde Robert

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Lawver, Clyde Robert Tombstone

Born 1897.  Died 1976.

Sgt US Army

Lawver, Emma

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Lawver, Emma Tombstone

Born Apr 9, 1907, died June 13, 1997

 

 

Griechen, Arthur F. and Velma J.

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Griechen, Arthur F. and Velma J. Tombstone

Arthur F. Griechen was born Nov 30, 1896 and died Dec 24, 1979.

 

Velma J. Griechen was born Oct 17, 1903, and died Nov 27 1982.

Jennings, Courtney

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Jennings, Courtney

Courtney Jennings

Feb 16, 1990

Daughter of Dwain and Ronna

Jennings, Wilbur R.

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Jennings, Wilbur R Tombstone

Wilburn R. Jennings born Feb 6, 1917, and died Jan 24, 1971.

 

Jennings, L. Vernice Porter

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Jennings, L. Vernice Porter

L. Vernice Porter Jennings.

Born Feb 29, 1944, died Jul 27, 1967

 

Schudy, Jake T and Connie I

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Schudy, Jake T and Connie I Tombstone

Jake T Schudy was born Apr 8, 1904 and died Jan 3, 1980.

Connie I Schudy was born July 16, 1904 and died Jan 9, 1994.

Allen, William Egbert and Pearl

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Allen, William Egbert and Pearl Tombstone

William Egbert Allen born Dec 7, 1908, died Dec 23, 1987.

Pearl born Apr 3, 1911, and died Sept 19, 2003

Wedge, Raymond Lee

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Wedge, Raymond Lee Tombstone

Raymond Lee Wedge born Jan 21, 1902, died Jul 6, 1979

Poole, Thadeus S

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Poole, Thadeus S Tombstone

Thadeus S Pool born 1905 and died 1975

Cox U. S. Navy

Cox, Frank D

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Cox, Frank D Tombstone

Frank D. Cox born July 15, 1896 and died Aug 27, 1980.

Cox, Edith F

Norwood, Douglas Co, MO

Cox, Edit F. Tombstone

Edith F. Cox was born Oct 12, 1892 and died Apr 10, 1974

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