This page includes obituaries and newspaper clippings about Shuck's, their spouses and descendants who were from the Lincoln County, Missouri lines. The following directory is in alphabetic sequence by surname (last married surname for females). The text listings are in alphabetic sequence within generation removed from Levi Shuck.
Note that obituaries and burial locations of four children of Levi Shuck and Eliza Kitson are unknown. These are Andrew Shuck (1851-1870), Nancy Margarett Shuck (1854-1859), Martha Susan Shuck (1857-1873) and John Marion Shuck (1860-1861), whose dates are from the family Bible of Levi Shuck and Eliza Kitson. I believe they were likely buried at the Smith Cemetery I because: 1) Levi and Eliza were buried there in 1893 and 1878, respectively; 2) Burials are found at Smith Cemetery as early as 1844 (possibly 1831) and it was actively used during the 1860's and 1870's; 3) It was in the neighborhood of where Levi and Eliza lived (and probably worshipped at the nearby Smith Chapel); and 4) Other relatives and neighbors were buried there during that time period.
[Uncited newspaper clipping. Likely the Troy Free Press published 12 Oct 1894.] Obituary DIED at the home of his son, William, Thursday, Oct. 4, 1894, Levi Shuck in the 77 year of his age. What a ripe old age was attained by this worthy man, who had been a citizen of Lincoln county for over half a century. Levi Shuck was born in Kentucky, Sept. 21, 1817. On the 20th of March 1838 was married to Miss Eliza Kitson. To this union ten children were born, five firls and five boys, four of whom preceeded their father to that better land some years ago. He left 6 children to mourn the loss of a dear father whose vacancy can never be filled. He lived long enough to see the second generation of his family. In religion Mr. Shuck was a Baptist and had been a consistant member for a number of years. In politics he was a Democrat. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. Pierce Pryor on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were then interred in the family burying ground at the old Smith grave yard, a very large crowd of neighbors, friends and relatives being present to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory. Such is a brief history of the life of a most remarkable man who was most highly esteemed by all who knew him, as a beighbor and a citizen, notwithstanding his age he was, except in the last few years of his life, in full possession of all his faculties. His mind was bright and clear and his greatest delight was in reading the papers and keeping up with the events of the day. His physical powers too were remarkably well preserved and it was only recently that he began to show signs of more that usual feebleness. His quiet peacable life, his many excellent inabilities command themselves as examples to the younger generation. While they are highly treasured by those whom he left to mourn his loss, may his rest be perfect in the world where death comes not to even the aged. A FRIEND. ----------------------------
"We are descended form William Mountjoy Brown, the 2nd son and 4th child of Joseph Walker and Harriet Ann Mountjoy Brown. In the HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY, page 304, it states that Wm. M Brown, in the official record of Co. D, 23rd Reg. Mo Volunteer Inf., was appointed Corp on 2 July 1865 and mustered out on 10 Aug 1865. He was married on the 5 April 1864 to Elizabeth M. Shuck. She was the daughter of Levi shuck (b. 21 Sept 1817 d. 4 Oct 1894) and Eliza Kitson (b. 15 Oct 1619 - d. 28 Jan. 1878) who were married on the 20 March 1838. They came to the Pike and Lincoln County MO area from Lexington, KY. about 1841. Levi and Eliza Shuck had a total of ten children, Levi is probably the son of James Shuck and Eliza is thought to be the daughter of James and Elizabeth Kitson.
William Mountjoy and Elizabeth Shuck Brown lived together for less than ten years, but in that period of time they had a total of 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter. Wm. Mountjoy died of cholera as did his brother-in-law Noah Coil. Wm. died 5 Aug 1873. Following his death, his widow and her small children moved to the Levi Shuck home where they lived for about ten years. His widow Elizabeth later married Richard Steward (16 June 1881) and then after his death from a farm accident, she married William Reino. Elizabeth Shuck Brown Steward Reino is buried beside her husband Uncle Billy Reino in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lincoln County. Her date of death, 20 July 1928." [That surname was pronounced locally as 'Reino', but actually spelled 'Reneau.']
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 ----------- NORTH LINCOLN ITEMS. ----------- Mrs. Lizzie Reneau, who is at home of her son, Lee Brown, was quite ill last Sunday, but we are glad to learn is feeling better. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, July 20, 1928 ----------- NORTH LINCOLN ITEMS. ----------- Mrs. C. C. Brown and daughter, Mrs. John Cobb, of Elsberry, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown, asisting in caring for Mrs. Reneau, who is very ill. ... "Aunt "Liz" Reeau, who has been with her son, Lee Brown, and family the past several months, has been confined to her bed for the past three weeks and in a very serious condition. Her daughter, Mrs. Ada Davis, is helping to nurse her. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, July 27, 1928 Vol. XXIX, No. 22, Page 1 ----------- Aged Woman Passes Away. ----------- Mrs. Elizabeth Reneau, aged 81 years, died at home of her son, Lee Brown, near Dameron, last Friday and was buried in Oak Ridge cemetery Sunday afternoon, following services in the church, Rev. J. S. Eames, her pastor, officiating. Elizabeth Shuck was the fourth child in a family of ten children born to Levi and Eliza Kitson Shuck and grew to young womanhood on her father's farm in North Lincoln county. She was married April 5, 1864 to William Brown, of Aberdeen Turpin neighborhood, Pike county. Five children were born to them, Joseph W., Lee, Ada Belle (Mrs. Ada Davis, Charles C. and Willie, all of whom are living with exception of the last named, who died February 26, 1912. The husband and father fell a victim to cholera, during the worst epedemic ever known in this section, and the widow and small children, some of them ill, were removed to the home of Mrs. Brown's parents, where they made their home for about ten years, or until her second marriage, when she became the wife of Richard Stewart. His life was cut short by an accident while he was working on the farm. After death of her parents, the twice-widowed woman went to home of her son, Lee, near Dameron, and to this place came "Uncle Billy" Reneau, who not only won hearts of the people in the community, but won for a wife Mrs. Elizabeth Brown- Stewart. Mr. Reneau died June 3, 1917, attended through his last years by his devoted wife and her two grandsons, Russell and Harry Brown, the latter having made his home with the from age of two years, at time of his mother's death. In August, 1926, Mrs. Reneau suffered a fall, from which she never fully recovered, and the two grandsons nursed her for months, returning the devotion she had shown them. Russell died in 1927 and that year she again was moved to home of her son, Lee, where she passed her last days. She is survived by the four children named above, besides 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Belle Smith, and two brothers, William and Cornelius Shuck. The venerable woman was a charter member of Elsberry Baptist church, having made the Christian's confession and obeyed the rites of baptism at Smith Chapel, when it was used jointly by Methodist and Baptist congregations. Through her long and useful life she was ever devoted to church activities, a lover of all that pertained to the benefit of humanity.
Death of William B. Reneau
W. B. Reneau, of Dameron, passed away early Sunday morning, after an illness of a little over two years with a complication of diseases, aged 80 years, ten months and twenty-three days. Mr. Reneau's mind became impaired early in 1915. At times he seemed to improve, but would suffer relapses. Because of his condition it was known for the past several weeks that the end was near.
Mr. Reneau was born in Rodgersville, Tenn., July 10, 1836. Early in life he moved to Missouri and located in Pike county, near Clarksville. December 8, 1859, he was married to Miss Martha C. Damron. They trod life's pathway together for thirty-five years, but in 1894 his companion passed to that unknown world. Three years later he married Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart. No children was born of either marriage.
About thirty years ago Mr. Reneau moved to Dameron, engaging in the mercantile business, and continued in the business until three or four years ago when old age and infirmities forced him to retire. Although he possessed no children of his own, he reared four of his relatives' children to young manhood and womanhood and was as devoted to them as if they were his own. He was likewise devoted to his church, having professed religion early in life and united with the Methodist congregation. Forty-five years ago he was made a Mason and after his removal to Lincoln county he transferred his membership to Elsberry, and until his health became impaired he seldom missed a lodge meeting. He was active in both church and lodge work, was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact and was regarded as the embodiment of honor and integrity.
Funeral services were held from Oak Ridge church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. J. Phillips, pastor of Elsberry Baptist church, and his body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. Members of the fraternal order to which he so long belonged took charge of the body after funeral service and the burial was in accordance with the rites of that order. A large crowd attended the funeral and burial, despite the threatening weather, to pay their last tribute of respect to this venerable citizen.
He is survived by a widow, two brothers and one sister.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, December 28, 1928 Vol. XXIX, No. 44, Page 1 ----------- PIONEER DIES CHRISTMAS DAY ----------- Cornelius Shuck Passes Away at Ripe Old Age of Eighty-Eight ----------- Cornelius Shuck, for sixty or seventy years a resident of the community around Dameron, died rather suddenly Christmas day at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Overall, west of Winfield, from the infirmities of old age. He was in his eighty-ninth year. While he had been in declining health for two or three years, he was as well as usual last Thursday, partaking of a hearty dinner. He became ill during the late afternoon and passed away Tuesday morning, when the world in general was celebrating the birth of our Savior. The body was brought to Elsberry Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church here, conducted by Rev. A. W. Darter, of Winfield, assisted by Rev. B. D. Sipple, local pastor, after which the burial took place in Elsberry cemetery. Cornelius Shuck was the son of Levi and Eliza Shuck and was born in Kentucky June 30, 1840. Early in life he came to Missouri and settled in the vicinity of Smith Chapel, and the greater part of his long life was spent in that community. On April 17, 1866, he was married to Miss Ellen A. Smith. Seven daughters and two sons were born of this union. Three of these survive him. They are: Mrs. Mollie Overall, Mrs. Carrie Parks and Levi. The wife and other children preceded the father to the grave many years ago. In addition to the three children, he is survived by one brother and one sister, Wm. Shuck and Mrs. Belle Smith, of Elsberry, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many years ago he united with Smith Chapel M. E. church and remained an active member there for years. Later he transferred his membership to Elsberry. Following the tragic death of an unmarried daughter at Dameron a few years ago, he moved to Elsberry, and later to the home of a married daughter near Winfield. Many friends from the community in which he lived the past few years drove to Elsberry Wednesday to attend the funeral and burial. ------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 ----------- Argentville News Items. ----------- A birthday dinner was given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Overall Sunday, in honor of the 88th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Overall's father, Cornelius Shuck. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. John Phoebus and baby, Mrs. Belle Smith, Mrs. James Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Irvine, of Elsberry; Mr. and Mrs. Cary Clendennie and family and Blanche Clendennie, of Mozier, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, of Foley; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sitton and children, of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sitton and son, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kimberly and children, Mrs. Sears, Mrs. Will Taron and children, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Langford and Mr. and Mrs. Will Cockerell, of Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Montgomery and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shields, Mr. and Mrs. Romie Sitton and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shields, Cran Sitton, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shields and family, Mr. and Mrs. Olen Lester and daughter, James Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Dodson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Blackmore and son, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Lester, J. T. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lester and son, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Overall and son, Misses Veva and Verna Overall, Beatrice Terrell and Edna Crouch, and Albert Day, Lowell Houston, Alvin Shields, Russell Sitton, Willie L. Terrell, Clyde Shields and William Magruder. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 ----------- Wm. Kimberly and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Langford, Mrs. Will Tayon and children, Walter Sitton and family, Will Cockrell, and Mrs. Alice Kimberly atended the birthday dinner at Wm. Overall's Sunday in honor of C. Shuck's 88th birthday. They report a large crowd present, a bountiful dinner and a pleasant day spent. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 ----------- NORTH LINCOLN ITEMS. ----------- Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown attended a birthday dinner at Winfield at the home of Neil Shuck Sunday. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry Missouri Friday, May 5, 1922 Agentville News Items Neil Shuck and son, Levi, came down from Elsberry Monday to spend a short time with relatives. Elsberry Democrat Elsberry Missouri Friday, January 19, 1923 Cornelius Shuck and Mrs. Charles Argent who were called here by the death of Mrs. Wm. Shuck returned to their home near Argentville Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Overall of the same neighborhood were also here Monday to attend Mrs. Shuck's funeral.
- Written August, 2005
Kokomo Daily Tribune, Wednesday Evening, March 31, 1897, page 4 SHUCK. Edna W. Shuck, wife of J. B. Shuck, died Tuesday evening at her late home on East Vaile avenue after an illness of over one year, aged 55 years. The funeral will be conducted in the Christian church at Russiaville, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The funeral party will leave the family residence on Vaile avenue about 9 o'clock and drive to the church in Russiaville.
Edna Ann "Edny" Moore was born 1842/3 in Kentucky (probably Shelby County), the daughter of John Moore (1803-1891) and Elizabeth Scrogin (1808/9-?). She married 27 October 1859 at Shelby County, Kentucky to James B. Shuck. She died 30 March 1897.
The Bowling Green Times December 17, 1885 (Thursday); Volume XI, No. 7; Page 3, Column 5. "DIED--At her home near Smith chapel, in Lincoln county, on Friday, Dec. 4, Mrs. Ellen A. wife of Cornelius Shuck, after a lingering illness, in the 44th year of her age." [Note: the "Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917" index at Ancestry.com gives her middle initial as 'N'; the article clearly shows 'A.' The index also shows a publication date of December 10, 1885 which is wrong.]
Ellen Agnes Smith was daughter of Levi Smith (abt1797-1851) and Maria (Mariah) Patton (1816/7-aft1880)
- Written August, 2005
The Kokomo Daily Tribune / March 3, 1903 / (no page citation shown) JAMES SHOOK DEAD. ----------- A Well Known Citizen Passes Away at Alexandria. ----------- James B. Shook died at his late home at Alexandria Monday night at 10:45 o'clock, aged sixty-three years. The remains arrived in this city over the Lake Erie at 2:35 and was taken charge of by the Masonic fraternity, of which order deceased had been a member for many years. The remains will be taken to Rus- siaville Wednesday morning, where the funeral will be held in the Christian church at 10 o'clock un- der the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The remains will find a resting place beside the wife of his youth in the Russiaville cemetery. The deceased lived for many years at Russiaville and in Kokomo. He was employed as a night watch at the plate glass works here for sev- eral years. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Miles Peacock and James Shook, of this city, whom were at his bedside when he passed away. Deceased was a good, quiet citizen and was held in high esteem by all with whom he came in contact. His two brothers, Neal Shuck, of Dameron, Mo., and Wil- liam Shuck of Elsberry, Mo., ar- rived this morning to attend the funeral.-------------------------------------------------
Comments re: Obituary -
March 3, 1903 was a Tuesday; March 2, 1903 was a Monday.
Surviving children listed were Mrs. Miles Peacock and James; they were "at his bedside when he passed away." HOWEVER, from 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses and marriage records, it appears that Linnie Shuck Crosslyne Glidewell did, in fact, survive her father Consequently, it is possible that other children may have survived James also and the obit. was in error, having only the information of the two children who were with him at his death.
Also, does not mention surviving wife. Did she die or were they separated/divorced? Obit. says he buried "...beside the wife of his youth..."
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, January 12, 1923 Vol. XXIII No. 45, Page 5 ----------- Mrs. Wm. Shuck, who has been in declining health for some time, is reported near death with little chance that she will ever be any better. Relatives have been advised of her condition and advices from the sick room Thursday morning indicate that the end is but a matter of a short time at best. -------------------------------------------------Obituary for Mrs. Wm. Shuck (1846-1923)
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. Wm. SHUCK
Elsberry Woman Passes Away Following Illness of Many Months
Mrs. Wm. SHUCK, whose critical illness was noted last week, passed away Saturday night about 10 o'clock and was buried Monday, after funeral services at Oak Ridge church, in the nearby cemetery.
Margaret Elizabeth Frances, daughter of Reuben Wyatt and Mary Frances LYON GRAVES, was born in Albemarle County, Va., January 22, 1846, and died in Elsberry January 13, 1923, at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 22 days. She came to Missouri about 1858 with her parents, who settled on a farm six or seven miles north of Elsberry, afterward buying a nearby farm which eventually passed into her hands, she being the only surviving member of the family. She was one of six children, four of whom with their father, died within a few weeks, in 1863, of scarlet fever. One brother, Reuben James, attained manhood and died in 1869. Her mother's second marriage was to John F. HUCKSTEP. Both died about two weeks apart in 1889.
On April 2, 1863, occurred the marriage of Miss GRAVES and Wm. SHUCK and to this union six children were born, as follows: William Lee, Robert Fletcher, Sterling Price, and Selser Price, twins, Birdie Frances, now Mrs. Jas. SIMPSON, and Mary Isabella. The latter died at the age of five years and Selser Price died in mere infancy. The aged husband and the three sons and one daughter mourn the departure of a dear wife and a precious mother. There are also left to cherish the memory of a devoted grandmother the following grandchildren: R. N. STONEWALL, Margaret, Mable, Myrtle, and Ruby Tom OMOHUNDRO, J. T., Robert, Mary, Arthur, and Jesse SHUCK and Mrs. Velma SHUCK PHOEBUS; and two great-grandchildren, beside a host of other relatives and friends who will mourn her passing.
Early in life Mrs. SHUCK united with the Methodist church and was a faithful attendant at Smith Chapel so long as her health permitted her to attend services. She lived an earnest Christian life and was rewarded in seeing her children follow her counsel and example. Hers was an utterly unselfish nature and even in her last illness when her sufferings were at times intense, she patiently endured them and planned for the comfort of others.
About twenty years ago she moved to Elsberry with her husband and had been a semi-invalid for most of that time. When stricken about a week before her death her condition became at once dangerous and her children were summoned to her side. She rallied for a day or so, but was too frail to long resist the course of disease which had laid hold of her.
Funeral services were held Monday at 11 o'clock at Oak Ridge church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. J. W. TANQUARY, pastor of Elsberry and Smith Chapel churches, officiated, assisted by Rev. F. J. YOKLEY, pastor of the Christian church. The following near relatives acted as pall bearers: C. C., Lee and J. W. BROWN, Rush WATTS, and H. T. and F. L. PALMER.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, February 17, 1928 Vol. XXXIII No. 51 ----------- William Shuck, an aged citizen, who suffered a light stroke of paralysis last Friday while sitting in Smith & Trescott's store, is improving. He is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Simpson, with whom he makes his home.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri Friday, April 3, 1925 Vol XXVI, No. 5 PARALYSIS KILLS G. W. SMITH ---------- Death Relieves Patient Sufferer Fol- lowing Years of Invalidism. ---------- Following several years of impair- ed health, George W. Smith, aged 67 years, died last Friday. Funeral services were held at Oak Ridge church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and interment was made in the church cemetery. Mr. Smith had suffered from rheumatism for a long time and a year or two ago had several light strokes of paralysis. About three weeks ago he was again stricken and failed to rally from the last attack. George W. Smith was the son of James and Mary Smith and was born in St. Louis county March 14, 1858, dying March 28, 1925, at the age of 67 years and 13 days. At time of his death he was residing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown, in southern Pike county. On December 2, 1880 he was united in marriage with Sarah Isabel Shuck, by whom he is survived. Five chil- dren were born to them. One died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Thos. Uptegrove, preceded her father to the Great Beyond less than a year ago on June 5, 1924. Early in life Mr. Smith united with with [sic] the Baptist church at Ebenezer, during the pastorate of Rev. Jno. Robenett. He later united with the Methodist church. Besides the widow there are left to mourn his departure three children, Fred R. Smith, residing in the state of California, Mrs. Gene Norton and Mrs. Everett Fines, or near Elsberry, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. All the grand- children were present at the burial except Harry Smith, who is ill in a St. Louis hospital. Mr. Smith's aged mother, past 92 years of age, is also living, and there are three sisters and three brothers surviving, in addition to a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large gathering of frinds [sic] and neighbors at Oak Ridge church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Eames, of Olney, officiating.
Obituary of Mrs. Belle SMITH
Mrs. Belle SMITH, widow of the late George W. SMITH, died Tuesday morning, following a brief illness, at home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. FINES. Her death followed an attack of pneumonia which her frail constitution was powerless to overcome. Funeral services were held in Elsberry Baptist church at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. L. D. GREGORY, and interment was made in Oak Ridge cemetery.
Sarah Isabelle SHUCK SMITH, daughter of Levi and Eliza SHUCK, was born January 5, 1863, near Sledd, Pike County, Missouri, and departed this life February 13, 1934, at home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl FINES, with whom she made her home for the previous four years. She was 71 years, 1 month and 8 days old. Mrs. SMITH was the youngest of ten children, all of whom have preceded her to the grave. Early in life she confessed her faith in her Savior and became a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended as long as her health permitted.
She was married December 2, 1880, by Rev. METHEENY, to George W. SMITH, who departed this life March 25, 1925. To this union were born five children: Fred, of Quincy, Ill.; Maggie NORTON, of Aberdeen; Pearl FINES, of Elsberry; Elsie UPTEGROVE, who departed this life June 5, 1924, and one daughter who died in infancy. Se also reared two grandchildren as her own; Harry SMITH of Hannibal and Viola VALLIER of Sparta, Ill. Besides these she leaves 12 other grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to mourn her passing.
Mrs. SMITH was held in high esteem among her friends and relatives and in addition to her immediate family she leaves other relatives and a host of friends who are grieved over her passing.
The following passage is from notes of Viola Mae (Smith) Vallier (1904-1989), granddaughter of Sarah Isabelle "Belle" Shuck Smith and George Washington Smith, written ca. 1984 when she was about 80 years of age.
- 1 - Sarah Isabel Shuck Called Belle [Sarah Isabel "Belle" Shuck Smith (1863-1934)] My grandmother was very strong, capable and she was a "lady" - not the kind with soft white hands, etc. She was tall & strong. He hands were the hands of a woman who had experienced hard work thru years of toil with raising her family & helping my grandfather with farming & milking the cows. Then there were gardens to plant, cultivate and harvest. _____ by canning vegetables and fruits to feed hungry mouths thru the year until the next harvest time. There was hog killing time, rendering of lard, making soap out in the yard in a large round black iron kettle. But with all the chores and duties she always took the time to help neighbors during illness and/or child birth. She had delivered "many a baby." She also managed every Sunday to get her 4 children ready for church. She and grampa took the family in a wagon - their 4 children sitting in back in the wagon bed with my grandparents on the seat in front. I remember my gramma always wearing ankle length dresses calico or gingham - with long sleeves, high neck, and belted at the waist. She wore her hair slicked back with a big bun on top. Yes, she looked it and she was a very stern, rigid person. She wore steel rimmed glasses, such as were the style in those days. They were very devout members of the Baptist Church. We loved her very much and felt loved by her in return. Gramma wasn't the demonstrative type of person - but she showed & proved her love all of the time. When I grew old enough to know just how much a sacrifice it must have been for them, after having raised their 4 children, to take 2 more children 3 & 4 years of age I loved & appreciated them even more. My bro & I had to spend hours helping gramma in the garden. It was hard work and I don't remember being happy about it. But it was fun pulling the ripe tomatoes from the vine & eating them right then & there. One of our jobs was to keep all the weeds pulled out. Then the job I hated was getting the worms off the tomato plants and the bugs off the potato plants. We'd take a stick & knock the worms off into a tin can - and the pot bugs the same way. Usually were wore gloves for that. But we did fun things with gram too. She'd help us catch "lightening bugs," gather flowers and butterflies. -2- Life was difficult in those days - no elec., gas, plumbind - no vac cleaner, and washer or dryer - no radio or TV No refrig, no telephone - for laundry we melted snow in winter, hauled wat [water] in sum. Wash on washboards and no were [?] boiled in large copper wash boilers. Our irons were made of iron - heated on stoves, held with thick pads on kitchen tables. kerosene lamps - clean etc. Gran get up early start fire for breakfast, biscuits - grandp milk cow Lots of funerals The absence of participation of my fat & mot makes this an incomplete history - and leaves a void in the story just as it did in my life. Hog killing lasted from dawn til eve. Neighbors helped each other on these occasions & meat was shared. Day was spent at hard work Hog killing, chopping, cutting, making sausage, rendering lard, mok [?]. But with all the work there was fun - a big feast - women doing "women talking," men arguing politics or high cost of living.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, May 27, 1927 Vol. XXVIII No. 13, Page 1 ----------- KILLED BY RUNAWAY HORSES ----------- Daniel Watts Meets Instant Death in Trying to Stop Team. ----------- Daniel R. Watts, 83 years old and one of the most substantial farmers and stockmen in this section of the county, was instantly killed about 8 o'clock Thursday morning when he attempted to stop a runaway team along the highway near the home of Louis Watts, a neighbor. Mr. Watts lived near the Smith school house, some nine miles north- west of Elsberry, His son, Rush, and John Dickerman, a farm hand, were engaged in hauling rails on what is more familiarly known as the "Jamison place, for years owned by Mr. Watts. The wagon was about half loaded when the team became frightened and ran away. Reaching the highway the horses ran down the school house road at breakneck speed. Mr. Watts, who was in a field south of the school house, observed the runaways, climbed over the fence and ran out in the middle of the road and endeavored to stop the frightened animals. He was struck either by the end of the wagon tongue or neck- yoke and buried a distance of ten or twelve feet with such ciolence that he was killed instantly. As the tragedy occurred along the road near the home of Louis Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Watts and Tom Calman witnessed it. Dr. Keeling was hurriedly summoned to view the body, after which is was removed a short distance to his late home. Mr. Watts was regarded as one of the most successful farmers and stockmen in northern Lincoln. He was a large land-owner and his industry was largely responsible for his tragic death. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago. He is survived by three sons, John F., of Elsberry, and Oten and Rush, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Addie Patton, north of town. He was a brother of A. L. Watts, west of town, L. C. Watts, of Annada neighborhood, and Mrs. Eliza Sanders, north of New Hope.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, September 22, 1922 Vol. XXIII No. 29, Page 1 ----------- Death of Mrs. D. R. Watts ----------- Mrs. Daniel R. Watts passed away last Saturday evening, after an illness of short duration, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Watts during the last two years of her life had begun to feel the weight of her years, but was confined to her bed less than two weeks, and was in town only a few days before stricken with her final illness. Funeral services were conducted at Smith Chapel M. E. church Monday morning at 11 o'clock and interment was made in the Clarksville cemetery. Mary Shuck Watts was a native of Lincoln county and was born near Sledd on September 8, 1849. She died September 16, 1922, at the age of 73 years and 8 days. On November 29, 1870, she was married to Daniel R. Watts, by whom she is survived. There are also left to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Addie L. Patton, and three sons, John Fulton, Oten Clay and Claude Rush, besides eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Reneau, of Dameron, and Mrs. G. W. Smith, of this city, and two brothers, William and Cornelius Shuck, of this city. Mrs. Watts united with the Methodist church in early life and lived a consistent Christian life from that day until her death. She was devoted to her family, home and friends, and has been spoken of by one who lived her as "the best neighbor anyone ever had." Truly a good woman has gone to her reward. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Tanquary, assisted by Rev. B. Marvin Harris, of Paynesville, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.
According to death notice of wife Mariah Ann Shuck Argent in 1927, he preceded her in death. That would indicate death date between 1920 (last census) and 1927 (wife's death). She buried in "Crenshaw burying ground" per obit., he presumed buried there also.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, November 11, 1927 Vol. XXVIII No. 37, Page 4 ----------- ARGENTVILLE NEWS ITEMS ----------- Mrs. Maria Argent, widow of the late Charlie Argent, who passed away at the home of her son, Joel Argent, of Winfield, Thursday morning, was brought to the Crenshaw burying ground for burial Friday afternoon. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved children in the loss of their mother. -----------
Obituary: Grand Rapids Herald (Michigan) 26 January 1955 (Wednesday), Page 16, Column 4 SHUCK - Mrs. Fannie Shuck, of 701 Ninth St., NW., passed away Monday afternoon. Surviving are the hus- band James C. Shuck; one daughter, Mrs. Mysia Nixon of Kokomo, Ind.; one son, Paul Lossond of Detroit. Requiem Mass will be sung in St. Mary's Church Thursday at 9 a. m. Relatives and friends are requested to meet at the Henry C. Spring Fu- neral Home, 814 Jefferson Ave., SE., Wednesday at 8 p. m. for recital of "Prayers for the Dead." Inter- ment Fairplains Cemetery.
Fannie A. Shuck (nee Dean) married 24 Nov 1918 at Howard County, Indiana to James C. Shuck. She was daughter of Thomas Jefferson Dean and Mercy/Marcy.
Obituary: Grand Rapids Herald (Michigan) 25 April 1956 (Wednesday), Page 17, column 7: SHUCK - James C. Shuck, aged 78, of 320 Leonard St., NW., passed away Monday morning. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mysia Nixon, Koko- mo, Ind., Mrs. Edna Tucker, Mem- phis, Tenn., nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mr. Shuck re- poses at the Henry C. Spring Fu- neral Home, 814 Jefferson Ave., SE., where services will be conducted Wednesday, 10 a. m., Rev. Everett Nixon officiating. Interment Fair- plains Cemetery.
Miss Sarah Shuck, of Dameron, Sacrificed Own Life in Trying to Save Pet Calf From Injury In trying to save her father's calf from being struck by a rapidly approaching limited train, Miss Sarah Shuck, the twenty-seven year old daughter of Cornelius Shuck, of Dameron, sacrificed her own life late Tuesday evening. Miss Shuck resided with her father on the east side of the track in the little town of Dameron, and was leisurely driving a calf from the opposite side of the railroad. The blockhouse and other buildings shielded from view the approaching through Portland train, then an hour and a quarter overdue, and the calf was almost upon the track before the presence of the oncoming train was observed. She quickened her pace in an effort to secure the safety of the little animal and as she reached the middle of the track the train bore down upon her and hurled her a distance of forty feet through a plank fence. The engineer hurriedly reversed the lever, applied the air brake, and the rear end of the train was brought to a standstill within a car's length from where the mangled form lay.
Extending from the forehead to the base of the skull were two gashes. The skull was crushed, the right arm broken in three places, the left in two, shattered hip bones protruded through the flesh on the right side and the bones of her lower limbs and body were shattered beyond description. Her dress was torn from her body and found hanging to the cattle-guard over which she was hurled, and the shoe was torn from her right foot and found some distance away.
Several persons witnessed the shocking tragedy, which precluded the necessity of a coroner's inquest. Although the train men protested, the body was taken to the house and immediately prepared for burial. The remains were brought to Elsberry and buried in the city cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Owing to the absence of a minister no funeral was held. At the grave Dr. Hemphill conducted a prayer service. The interment was attended by a throng of friends of the family and acquaintances of the unfortunate lady.
Less than an hour before the tragedy occurred Miss Shuck sent her younger sister and two lady friends to Elsberry to make some purchases that arrangements could be perfected for enjoying to the fullest measure the three days' celebration now in progress i n this city. Shortly after their arrival here and before the train that blotted out the young woman's life reached Elsberry, a telephone message was received conveying the details of the shocking accident.
------------------------------------------------- Miss Sarah Shuck, a daughter of Cornelius Shuck of near Dameron, was killed Tuesday by being struck by a fast train on the Burlington rail- road near her home. She was lead- ing a calf, and in trying to get it across the railroad track the accident happened. She was about 27 years old. Troy Free Press August 9, 1907 (Friday) Vol. XXX, No. 9 Page 4, Col. 3 ------------------------------------------------- Charlie Argent gave us the particu- lars, while here Monday, of the death of Miss Sarah Shuck, of near Dam- aron, a brief notice of which we print- ed last week. She was driving a calf on the road alongside the railroad and tried to drive it across the track. A block or signal house is situated within a few feet of the track, as well as near the road. The calf ran around this house and Miss Shuck fol- lowed it in order to drive it back. She stepped from behind this house upon the track. The engine at the el- evator, near by, was running and the noise from that drowned the sound of the fast train which was coming up behind the unfortunate lady. It was about an hour late and hence she was not thinking of it at all and it was so near her when she stepped upon the track that the engineer had no time to stop his train. Her body was thrown about forty feet and death was instantaneous. Troy Free Press August 16, 1907 Vol. XXX, No. 10 Page 4, Column 1 ------------------------------------------------- New Salem Joseph Ciyou and son Morgan, Charlie Argent and wife and Will Overall and daughter, Miss Lou, at- tended the funeral of Miss Sarah Shuck at Elsberry, Wednesday. Troy Free Press August 16, 1907 Vol. XXX, No. 10 Page 8, Column 3 ------------------------------------------------- Lincoln County, Missouri Deaths, 1866-1936 via Ancestry.com Index of deaths reported in the Troy Free Press "Miss Sarah Shuck / abt 27 / 6 Aug 1907" -------------------------------------------------
Friday, March 28, 1952
EVERTT CHARLES FINES DIES
Evertt Charles FINES, 68, passed away Thursday.
Funeral services, directed by Millers Service, were held from the Elsberry Baptist Church by Rev. C. D. O'NEILL Monday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
He was the son of James K. POLK and Sarah Margaret WOMBLES FINES and was born near Hawk Point. He married Pearl SMITH February 10, 1907. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow and four children: Mrs. Walter SEGRASS, Elsberry, Cecil of East Richmond, Calif.; James W. of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Mrs. Marvin LIVESAY of Waynesboro, Miss., four sisters, 1 half sister, 4 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 daughters-in-law and 2 sons-in-law.
Friday, March 28, 1952
OBITUARY EVERTT CHARLES FINES
Evertt Charles FINES, son of James K. POLK FINES and Sarah Margaret WOMBLES FINES was born March 4, 1884, near Hawk Point, Mo., and died March 20, 1952, at the age of 68 years, 16 days. He was one of a family of 10 children.
February 10, 1907, he was united in marriage to Pearl SMITH near Dameron, Mo. To this union was born 4 children, Lucille, now Mrs. Walter SEGRESS of Elsberry, Cecil, of East Richmond, Calif., James W. of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Isabelle, now, Mrs. Marvin LIVESAY of Waynesboro, Miss.
In 1906 he joined Oak Ridge Baptist church where he remained a member all his life.
In 1911 he moved his family to Hansboro, N.D. where they lived for 4 years before returning to Missouri.
In 1916 the family moved to Neb. and lived 6 years. The rest of his life was spent in and near Elsberry.
Besides his loving wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing 2 sons-in-law, 2 daughters-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters, 1 half sister, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him most.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Funeral services for Pearl Agnes FINES, 79, were held October 19, at the First Baptist Church in Elsberry with the Rev. Paul E. GRIMES officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. FINES died October 17, in the Sunset Retirement Home where she had resided for a number of years. She was born April 5, 1888, in Pike County near Sledd, the daughter of George Washington and Isabelle SHUCK SMITH. On February 10, 1907, she was married to Charles Everett FINES.
Mrs. FINES was a member of the Elsberry Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge No. 413, Past Noble Grand and a member of the WMS.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter SEGRESS of Eolia, one son, J. W. FINES of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Marvin LIVESAY.
Miller's Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Funeral services for Hattie Belle Overall Lester, 94, of St. Charles, formerly of Lincoln County, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield, MO. Rev. Virgil Bunch, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church, officiated. Interment followed in the New Salem Cemetery near Winfield. Mrs. Lester died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the Claywest House in St. Charles. Born Dec. 31, 1904, in Winfield, she was the daughter of the late John Will and Laura Shuck Overall. She was married on May 20, 1925, in Winfield, to Earl Henry Lester. She moved to St. Louis from her farm near Winfield after her hus- band's death on April 1, 1949. She retired after 16 years of domestic work and moved to Troy. During her 18 years in Troy, she was involved in quilting circles. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Lou, Floyd, J.C., Lindley and Essie Overall; one sister, Obinettia Mitchell and one son. Robert Lester who died in 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Norma Housewright and her hus- band, Bill, of St. Charles; her daughter-in-law, Rosetta Lester of Elsberry; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan 9, 1999, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Memorials may be made to the New Salem Cemetery or the Asbury Cemetery in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO. 63389. - Uncited newspaper clipping in obituary binder at the Palmer Library, Elsberry, Missouri. - Note: Essie Overall (1907-1927) was a girl, Hattie's sister.
PASSING OF H. E. NORTON
Harvey Eugene Norton, son of Clay and Kitty Norton, was born in Lincoln County, October 4, 1874, the eldest of eleven children. He passed away July 3, 1946, being at the time of his death, 66 years, eight months and 28 days.
On August 20th, 1905, he was married to Maggie Smith of Lincoln County and to this union, two children were born. Velma, now Mrs. B. H. Bryant of Eolia and Willie Eugene of Bowling Green. An adopted daughter, Mrs. Jessie Jamison of Eolia and a nephew, Lawrence Shoemaker of California, were reared in his home as his own children.
Besides his wife and children who survive him he leaves one son-in-law, B. H. Bryant, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Willie Norton, seven granddaughters, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, John S. Jamison, one sister, Mrs. Walter Aston, and one brother, Jim Norton. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Lee Brown of Elsberry, Mrs. Penn Shelker of Hawk Point, Mrs. Oscar Quinn of Elsberry, and Mrs. Alonzo Crouse of Troy. Four brothers, Rodney of Elsberry, Grover of St. Charles, Henry of Clarksville and Walter of Warrenton and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives together with a host of friends who are saddened by his passing.
He united with the Oak Ridge Baptist Church in 1905 and in 1927 moved his membership to Eolia Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday School superintendent for a number of years. He considered his home and church life the greatest factors of living. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and received great satisfaction in being a good neighbor. When his toils on earth were finished, And angels beckoned him to go, Our hearts were saddened by his passing, But he's happy there weknow. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5th at Eolia Baptist Church by Rev. R. I. Connelly assisted by Rev. Garnett Worthington, and his remains were laid to rest in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Appropriate music was rendered by the Eolia Men's Choir, accompanied by Mrs. Marion Fillingham. Casket bearers were W. A. Magruder, Edwin Akers, Edw. Steinhage, E. J. Edwards, Jack Jett and Charley Givens.
[Transcribed by Louise Adams]
MRS. MAGGIE NORTON RITES HELD MONDAY
Mrs. Maggie Myrtle NORTON, 70, of Eolia, sister of Mrs. E. C. FINES of Elsberry, died in the BB Springs Rest Home in Bowling Green at 3 a.m. Saturday. She was born Oct. 21, 1885 in Bowling Green. Her parents were George and Isabelle (SHUCK) SMITH.
Mrs. NORTON was the widow of Harvey Eugene NORTON who preceded her in death in July of 1946. She was a member of the Eolia Baptist church.
Besides Mrs. FINES, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. B. H. (Velma) BRYANT of Paynesville, son, Willie E. NORTON of Route 1, Clarksville; and adopted daughter, Mrs. Jessie JAMIESON of Eolia; a nephew whom she raised, Lawrence SHOEMAKER of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother Fred SMITH of Quincy; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Eolia Baptist Church.
Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Elsberry.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Kokomo Daily Tribune, Monday Evening, February 22, 1897, page 5 SHUCK. Edwin L. Shuck died Sunday morning at the residence on East Vaile avenue, of dropsy, aged 25 years. Funeral at 2 o'clock this after- noon at the U. B. church, services by Rev. H. S. James. Interment in Crown Point. Deceased was born in Lincoln county, Missouri, February 17, 1872. He was married to Ora Bard December 3, 1892, who survives him.
Edwin L. Shuck was son of James B. Shuck and Edna Ann Moore.
Obituary--C. A. Sitton Crammer A. Sitton was born April 16, 1863, and departed this life Aug- ust 16, 1932, at St. Joseph's hos- pital, St. Charles. He had been in bad health for several months but was not seriously ill until a week be- fore his death. He was of a family of eleven children. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He leaves six brothers, namely, Millard, of Hoxie, Ark.; Milt, Lee, Simpson and Leonard, of Winfield, and Steele, of Troy, and two sisters, Mrs. Isa Tay- lor, of Winfield, and Mrs. Kate Ricks, of Perth, N. Dak. He united with the New Salem Baptist church early in life and was a faithful member of that church. He was married on October 11, 1893, to Lydia Schuck. To this union were born two children, Romie and Mable, now Mrs. Wm. Tayon, of Winfield. His wife preceded him in death February 2, 1899. Besides his son and daughter, he leaves a daugh- ter-in-law and a son-in-law, six grand- children and many relatives and friends. His funeral was preached at New Salem Baptist church August 12 by his pastor, Rev. L. H. Lynn, and interment was in the cemetery nearby. Truly a good man has gone to his reward.--M. C. T. Troy Free Press August 19, 1932 Vol. 55 - Number 15 Page 3, Column 3
An obituary presumably exists, but has not been searched.
- Written August, 2005
A printed obituary has not been found.
Mollie Shuck was born in Lincoln County, Missouri, on February 19, 1884, and died September 13, 1970 at the Rosedale Nursing Home, Silex, Missouri, where she had resided the past seven years.
Her parents, Cornelius and Ellen Smith Shuck preceded her in death as did her five sisters: Lida [Lydia], Miraur [Maria], Laura, Sarah, and Carrie, and one brother, Levi.
She was married to Will Overall, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two nephews and seven nieces, two of whom she raised in her home: Mrs. Jay (Mildred) Robinson of Elsberry, and Mrs. Roger (Florence) Underwood of Western Springs, Illinois. She also leaves five great nephews and great nieces and other relatives.
Mrs. Overall was a member of the Elsberry Methodist Church.
--------------------------------- Hannibal Courier-Post Monday, September 14, 1970 Page 12 ELSBERRY - Mrs. Mollie Overall died Sunday night at the Rosedale Nursing Home, Silex. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ricks Funeral Home, Elsberry. Survivors include two nieces who were raised in her home, Mrs. Mildred Robinson, Elsberry and Mrs. Florence Underwood, near Chicago and other relatives. -------------------------------- Hannibal Courier-Post Tuesday, September 15, 1970 Page 10 Mrs. Mollie Overall ELSBERRY-Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie McClure Over- all, 86, Elsberry, have been scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the Ricks Funeral Home. The Rev. Lewis Cornwell is to officiate with burial at ELsberry City Cemetery. Mrs. Overall died at 8:05 p.m., Sunday in the Rosedale Nursing Home, Silex. She was born Feb. 10, 1884, in Lincoln County, a daughter of Cornelius and Ellen Smith Shuck. She was married to William Overall who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Elsberry Methodist Church. Survivors include seven nieces and two nephews, including two nieces raised in her home, Mrs. Mildred Robinson, Elsberry and Mrs. Florence Underwood, Western Springs, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service. --------------------------------- [uncited newspaper clipping, poss. from Troy or Hannibal papers.] Obituary Mollie Shuck was born in Lin- coln County, Missouri, on Feb. 10, 1884, and died Sept. 13, 1970 at the Rosedale Nursing Home, Silex, where she had resided the past seven years. Her parents, Cornelious and El- len Smith Shuck preceded her in death as did her five sisters Li- da, Miraur, Laura, Sarah and Carrie and one brother Lewis. She was married to Will Over- all, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two nephews and seven nieces; two of whom she raised in her home, Mrs. Jay (Mildred) Robinson of Els- berry, and Mrs. Roger (Florence) Underwood of Western Springs, Ill. She also leaves five great nephews and great nieces and other relatives. Mrs. Overall was a member of the Elsberry Methodist Church. Casket bearers were Forrest Robinson, Eddie Kerpash, Leslie Lonsberry, Neal Underwood, Eu- gene Lonsberry and Eugene Rob- inson.
Mrs. S. P. Shuck, who had been ill for more than a year, succumbed to her physical ailments Tuesday morn- ingm at the family home on North Sixth street, aged 57 years. She is survived by her husband and two children, Jesse B. Shuck and Velma, now Mrs. Sam Phoebus. Funeral ser- vices were arranged for Thursday af- ternoon in Elsberry Christian church, Rev. M. D. Dudley, of Troy, officiat- ing, interment to be in Oak Ridge cemetery. Miss Dullie Jeans was born Sep- tember 3, 1873, at Old Prairieville, Pike county, Missouri, and died Jan- uary 6, 1931, at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was mar- ried December 27, 1895, to S. P. Shuck and their home was for many years in Linn Knoll vicinity, north- west of Elsberry. Mr. and Mrs. Shuck moved to Elsberry about eight years ago. In addition to her hus- band and the children above named, Mrs. Shuck is survived by four little grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Mar- garet Jeans, of Phoenix, Arizona; Miss Rebecca Jeans, of Kansas City Kansas, and Mrs. E. D. Shuck, of Bethel, Kansas; and three brothers William A. Jeans, of Davis, Calif. Jeptha Jeans, of Independence, Mo. and Albert Jeans, of Kansas City Kansas. Mrs. Shuck united with Linn Knoll Christian church early in life and re- tained he membership there until her death. She was of a quiet, re- tiring disposition, a woman of sterling character, held in highest esteem by friends and relatives. Her health be- gan to fail in 1929 and in December of that year she submitted to an operation at a St. Louis hospital. Last September she returned to the hos- pital and submitted to a second opera- tion, when it was revealed that she was suffering with a malignant growth involving the liver and stom- ach, and she was brought back to her home, there to be ministered to by her loved ones who realized that there was no hope. She waged a valiant struggle for recovery and clung to life with a tenacity that surprised those nearest and dearest to her, ____ tiently and uncomplainingly enduring her sufferings throughout the ___ months preceding her death. Uncited newspaper clipping, Found in Elsberry Library genealogy section pasted in a binder, next to 1907 obit. of Sarah Shuck
Died of stomach cancer. Transcription of Oakridge Cem. gives birth date 2 Sep 1873; prob. error in transcription or typing.
YOUNG MATRON IS SUMMONED MRS. FRED SMITH DIED SATUR- DAY, A MARTYR TO MOTH- ERHOOD. ------- Mrs. Delora Smith, of 525 Jersey street, passed away at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of puer- peral fever. She was the wife of Fred Smith and had resided in this city only two years, coming here from Elsberry, where she was born and reared. Mrs. Smith was born February 18, 1884, bringing her age to 23 years and nearly nine months. She is sur- vived by her husband and two chil- dren, one son and a babe five days of age, the illness in connection with the birth of the latter resulting in her death. Besides her immediate family, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Palmer, and two sis- ters, all residents of Elsberry, Mo. The remains were shipped to Elsber- ry this morning for interment. ------------- Quincy Herald November 18, 1907 (Monday) Saturday was 16 Nov 1907 Died at Blessings Hospital, Quincy, Adams Co.,Illinois Quincy, Illinois is in Adams Co. Elsberry, Missouri is in Lincoln Co.
Burial was in Elsberry City Cemetery, Elsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri. The grave is located in the old section, right next to and facing one of the access roads. (Happens to be just west of the grave of Cornelius Shuck.) Gravestone is a brown cylinder sitting on top of a concrete pedestal.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, December 27, 1929 Vol. XXX, No. 44, Page 1 ----------- S.P. Shuck expects to spend Christmas Day with Mrs. Shuck, who is a patient in Missouri Baptist Hospital, slowly recovering from her recent surgical operation. Reports the first of this week were that she was to be allowed to leave her bed and walk about her room, but it is doubtful is she will be able to come home before the first of the year.[Mrs. Shuck was Dullie Jeans Shuck who was suffering from stomach cancer from which she died a year later.]
Mrs. Elsie UPTEGROVE, wife of Thos. UPTEGROVE, aged 31 years, died Thursday at 1:30 a.m., following a brief illness of peritonitis. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. SMITH, of this city, and is survived by her husband, her parents, an eighteen-mont hs-old child, three children by a former marriage, and four step-children. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church Friday, at 2:30 p.m. and interment will be made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Elsberry Democrat; June 13, 1924; Vol. XXV, No. 15, page 1.
Mrs. Elsie Smith Uptegrove.
Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church last Friday afternoon over the remains of Mrs. Elsie Smith Uptegrove, whose death was briefly noted in these columns one week ago. Rev. F. J. Yokley, pastor of the Christian church, officiated, in absence of Rev. E. E. Bostwick, pastor of the M. E. church. Interment was made in Oak Ridge cemetery, north of town. The church was filled with sympathizing friends and relatives of the family, a long procession of whom followed the body to its last resting place. Mrs. Uptegrove died of peritonitis, following an illness of a few days.
Elsie B. Smith, daughter of Geo. W. and Belle Smith, was born Feb. 12, 1893, and died June 5, 1924, at the age of 31 years 3 months and 23 days. She was first married, on Feb. 9, 1914, to Lewis Shoemaker, of North Dakota, who departed this life February 5, 1920. Three children were born of this union, Gladys, Louise and Lawrence, who survive their parents.
On May 9, 1922, she was married to Thos. Uptegrove, of his city, and to them was born a daughter, Kathryne, both of whom survive the wife and mother.
In addition to her own four children, there are four step-sons, children of Mr. Uptegrove by a former marriage; one brother, Fred Smith, who resides in Indiana; two sisters, Maggie, now Mrs. Gene Norton, and Pearl, now Mrs. Everett Fines, both of this community; the parents and a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives.
Mrs. Uptegrove united with the Methodist church in this city in 1921, under the preaching of Rev. L. C. Maggart and it was a matter of pride with her to see that her children were in Sunday school regularly.
She will be sadly missed by the little ones, as well as others who loved her.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Tom Uptegrove, Barber for 52 Years, Dies -
John Thomas Uptegrove, 74, who retired from the barber business in Elsberry on January 1, 1964, after serving the public for 52 years, died in the St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles at 4 p.m., Monday, September 13. He arrived at the hospital just an hour previous to his death. Mr. Uptegrove had been ill for the last six weeks. His condition became worse Monday afternoon and he was rushed to the hospital.
Mr. Uptegrove was born on January 10, 1880 on a farm west of Elsberry and was a son of Jonathan and Betsy Blackby [Blackaby] Uptegrove. Though he had followed the barber trade in Elsberry most of his life, he was a lover of stock and as a side line and sometime after his retirement, bought and sold a few head of cattle.
The funeral services were held from Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon with Rev. C, D. O'Neill, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Interment was in the Elsberry Cemetery.
Mr. Uptegrove is survived by his widow, three sons, Orval, Delmar, and Ovie and one daughter Mrs. Kathryn Hagemeier; two step-children, Lawrence Shoemaker and Louise Richards. A son, Curtis, died last March. He also leaves seven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Sally Bowton of Elsberry and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Uptegrove learned the barber trade under Will Foster, starting on February 1, 1901, when the shop was then where the Brumagin Clothing and Cleaners are now located. On September 1, of that year he formed a partnership with the late Ewing H. Watts and the two operated the shop together until the death of Mr. Watts, May 23, 1931. On the date of his retirement Mr. Uptegrove remembered that he had served five generation in hair cutting in several instances. He started in the days when hair cuts were 25 cents and shaves were 10 cents.
Funeral services for Kathryn W. Hagemeier of Elsberry, Mo., were held at 11 a.m. November 19, 2002 in the A.R. Presbyterian Church at Elsberry. Rev. Conrad Cheatham, pastor and Rev. Kris Hagemeier of Wentzville, Mo., officiated with burial in the City Cemetery, Elsberry. Pallbearers were Carl Hagemeier, Norvall Hagemeier, Lynn Hagemeier, Glenn Hagemeier, Robert Hagemeier and Randy Richards. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Anthony, Shane Henry and Blaine Henry.
Mrs. Hagemeier, 79, died November 16, 2002, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Peters, Mo. Born November 22, 1922 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Elsie Brown Smith Uptegrove. She attended the Elsberry Elementary and High School graduating with the Class of 1940. On May 29, 1945, she was married in Troy to Lester Frederick Hagemeier. Mrs. Hagemeier was a member of the AEP Club, Elsberry Senior Citizens, and the A.R. Presbyterian Church, Elsberry.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; one granddaughter, Sheila Marie Moellman, who died January 12, 1996; one grandson, Derrick Braden Henry, who died October 7, 1994; and her beloved husband Lester Hagemeier, who died January 10, 1988.
Survivors include one son, Gary E. Hagemeier and his wife, Marlene of Elsberry; two daughters, Judy K. Henry and her husband Warren, and Sandra J. Prater and her husband Darrel, all of Elsberry; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., November 18, 2002, in Carter-Ricks Funeral Home at Elsberry.
Memorials may be made to the Elsberry Senior Citizen's Center or the Elsberry A.R. Presbyterian Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343.
Nov. 22, 1922-Nov. 16, 2002
ELSBERRY - Kathryn W. Hagemeier, 79, of Elsberry, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Elsberry AR Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Elsberry City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.
Mrs. Hagemeier was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Elsberry to John Thomas and Elsie Brown Smith Uptegrove.
She was married to Lester Frederick Hagemeier on May 29, 1945, in Troy. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1988.
Survivors include one son, Gary E. Hagemeier and his wife, Marlene (Sam), of Elsberry; two daughters, Judy K. Henry and her husband, Warren, and Sandra J. Prater and her husband, Darrel, all of Elsberry; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; one granddaughter; Sheila Marie Moellman, one grandson, Derrick Braden Henry.
Web posted Monday, November 18, 2002
Obituary for Miss Lou Ellen Overall (1893-1916)
From the papers of Mary Omahundro Hutt Walker
Our sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Will OVERALL, of near Brussells (Snow Hill jg.) in the loss of their daughter, Miss Lou Ellen OVERALL, who passed away Tuesday Feb. 8, 1916 aged 22 years 6 months and 15 days. She was the oldest child of Will and Laura OVERALL and was the first to be called home. She was born July 23, 1893 and spent her short life at home with her parents. She leaves to mourn her passing, a father, mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and a host of friends. The funeral took place at New Salem Church Feb. 9, 1916. Bro. Utter was the pastor. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery.
[Transcriber's Notes: she died of pneumonia .j.g.
"Gone But Not Forgotten" Vol 5 page 38 New Salem Baptist Cemetery
OVERALL Lou Ellen Jul 23, 1893 Feb. 2, 1916 d/o J.W. & L.V. (death dates aren't the
(same stone) Laura V. Apr 23, 1870 Dec. 13, 1918 wife - mother
John W. Sep.27, 1869 Apr. 11, 1946 father ]
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by June Groshong, 29 November, 2003.
Laura (Mrs. Will) Overall was the daughter of Cornelius and Ellen Agnes (Smith) Shuck.
Death of P. Henderson Park
Perry H. Park died Thursday, August 22, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Miller, near Corso, following a short illness of the infirmities of age. He was in his 88th year. Funeral services were held Friday in New Liberty church, conducted by Rev. Wedington, of Edgewood, and interment was made in the church-yard cemetery.
Perry Henderson Park, fifth child of the late Joseph and Barbara Ingram Park, was born on February 3, 1853, and departed this life August 22, 1940, being at the time of his death 87 years, 6 months and 17 days of age. His marriage with Miss Capitola Reddish occurred in 1883. To this union four daughters were born, namely: Mrs. Orpha Amend, Strafford, Kansas; Mrs. Hazel Miller, Silex, and Mrs. Glessie Mashkurn, Kansas City. His companion died in 1902. [There were only three daughters.]
In 1903 he was married to Miss Carrie Shuck. This union was blessed with two daughters, Mrs. Florence Underwood, of Chicago, and Mrs. Jay Robinson, of Elsberry. Besides the children above named, Mr. Park is survived by nine grandchildren and ___ great-grandchildren.
He united with the Methodist church at New Liberty early in life and remained a devoted member of the congregation until the end.
Obituary: "Louisville Corr." Attending funeral: Mr/Mrs Ike Park, Mr/Mrs Garnett Park of St. Charles. died at home of daughter Hazel, near Corso. Funeral Friday at New Liberty Church (Methodist) Rev. Wedington of Edgewood (Other obit. says funeral "Rev. Garnit Worthington of Cyrene") Says child. of first marriage: Orpha Amend of Stafford Kansas Hazel Mary Miller (Mrs. John) Glessie Mashburn (other says "Shocklee" of Kansas City Cemetery: New Liberty, Lincoln Co., Missouri ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, November 30, 1923 ----------- P. H. Park, of Whiteside vicinity, spent several days the latter part of last week with friends and relatives in and near Elsberry. Mr. Park, who formerly resided in this community, had his name placed on the Democrat mailing list while here. ------------------------------------------------- Silex Index, 23 August 1934 The former Hulda Shaw prop- erty in Whiteside, owned by Beal & Lovell of this place, was sold Wednesday to P. H. Park, who will occupy the property at an early date. The considera- tion was private. The deal was put through by Isaac Josephson, the Silex real estate dealer. ------------------------ P. H. Park, who went to Els- berry about ten days ago, return- ed to Silex the first of the week, and later bought property in Whiteside where he will make his home.
Thursday, May 13, 1982
Services Held For James S. RICHARDS
Services for James Sherman RICHARDS Jr., were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Milford GIBBS officiated with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. RICHARDS, 71, died May 10, 1982 in St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles. He was born June 28, 1910 near Elsberry, the son of James Sherman and Aurelia DAVIS RICHARDS. On December 8, 1935, he was married in Elsberry to Louise SHOEMAKER, who survives. A lifelong resident of the Elsberry-Smith Chapel community, Mr. RICHARDS was a retired farmer and auctioneer. He was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church; Elsberry Chamber of Commerce; board of directors of the Bank of Lincoln County, board of directors of the Elsberry Health Care Center and a member of the board of directors and agent for the Lincoln County Mutual Insurance Co.
Survivors besides his wife are one son, Randy and his wife, Sue of Elsberry; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Vera) SLEDD of Troy and Mrs. A. L. (Ida) SHUCK of Elsberry.
Thursday, May 20, 1982
Obituary of James S. RICHARDS
James Sherman RICHARDS Jr., the 11th and youngest child of the late James Sherman RICHARDS Sr. and Aurelia DAVIS RICHARDS, was born on the old homestead near Smith Chapel in Lincoln County, Mo., on June 23, 1910. Jim passed away Monday, May 10, 1982, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles, Mo., having reached the age of 71 years, 10 months, and 12 days. Although he had been in declining health for the past five years, he continued to serve and promote all the activities in which he had been involved. >[? Jim was a 1929 graduate of Elsberry High School. On Dec. 22, 1929, Jim accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior under the pastorate of Rev. L. C. Maggant [MAGGART] at Smith Chapel near Elsberry. He has been a faithful member serving the church in many capacities until his death.
On December 8, 1935, James S. RICHARDS Jr. and Louise SHOEMAKER were united in marriage in Elsberry by Rev. C.H. SHERMAN. To this union one son, James Randall, was born. Jim and his wife lived most of their married life in Elsberry.
He began to auction pies at rural school suppers in 1930, and this beginning continued until he was well-known from Hannibal to St. Louis at auction sales of all kinds until he retired about three years ago. He did much volunteer auctioning at the Lord's Acres Sales at the church, for the USO during the war, and for school benefits.
Jim was not only a farmer, but was engaged in many other activities. He was a pioneer of the government agriculture agency of Lincoln County for several years. Since 1949, he has been director and agent of Lincoln County Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. He was on the Board of Directors for the Elsberry Health Care Center and a member of the Elsberry Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Elsberry R-II School Board for several years and was a director at the Bank of Lincoln County from December 1967 until his death.
Jim is survived by his wife, Louise; his son, Randy and daughter-in-law, Sue; four grandchildren: Jennifer, Regena, James Randall Jr., and Nancy. He also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Howard (Vera) SLEDD of Troy and Mrs. Arthur (Ida) SHUCK of Elsberry; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of friends.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Services for Louise SHOEMAKER RICHARDS of Elsberry were held at 11 a.m. April 10 (today) in the Carter-Ricks Funeral Home at Elsberry. The Rev. Karen BURTON officiated with burial in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. RICHARDS, 73, died April 7, 1991, in the Elsberry Health Care Center. Born April 17, 1917 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Edwin and Elsie SMITH SHOEMAKER. On Dec. 8, 1935, she was married in Elsberry to James Sherman RICHARDS Jr., who died in 1982. Mrs. RICHARDS was a life-long resident of the Elsberry area and a member of the Elsberry High School Class of 1935; the Elsberry United Methodist Church and the Jessie Black Club. She worked for several years for Lincoln County Farmers Mutual Insurance, Troy.
Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. RICHARDS was preceded in death by her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WOMBLES; one brother, Lawrence SHOEMAKER; and one sister, Gladys SHOEMAKER.
Survivors include one son, Randy RICHARDS of Elsberry; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Kathryn) HAGEMEIER of Elsberry; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Elsberry United Methodist Church or the Elsberry Public Library.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
Young Woman Dies In Hospital
Miss Gladys SHOEMAKER, 19 years old, who had been ill for many months, died last Friday at Mount Vernon, Mo. Her body was brought to Elsberry for burial and funeral services were held in the Baptist church Monday afternoon, Reverend L. D. GREGORY, her pastor officiating, after which interment was made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Gladys Ione SHOEMAKER, daughter of Lewis and Elsie SHOEMAKER, was born October 14, 1914, near Hansboro, North Dakota, and died July 6, 1934, at Mount Vernon, Mo., aged 19 years, 9 months, and 22 days. She was brought by her parents to Missouri when she was about two years old and the remainder of her life was spent in and near Elsberry. Her father passed away February 5, 1920, and her mother died June 5, 1924. Following her mother's death, she made her home with her aunt, Mrs. C. E. FINES, and Mr. FINES, who became as mother and father to her. About a year ago she was stricken with the serious illness which proved fatal and was taken to Mount Vernon March 7 of this year, with hope of restoring her health, but she continued to decline until the end.
Miss Gladys confessed her faith in her Savior in the fall of 1927, under preaching of the late Dr. W. W. ORR, and became a member of Elsberry Baptist church, where she remained a faithful member and a worker in church, Sunday school, and young people's activities, always willing to do her part.
She leaves to mourn her passing one brother, Lawrence; one sister, Louise; a half-sister, Katherine UPTEGROVE, her step-father, Tom UPTEGROVE; her uncle and aunt with whom she made her home, and other near relatives, besides a host of friends. She was of a very genial disposition, making friends easily wherever she went, and even when at Mount Vernon, among total strangers, patients who were able to walk around were always eager to serve her every desire. Her memory will be cherished by many.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Louise Adams, 26 July 2002.
James Charles (Jay) Robinson, 59, died while in his sleep at his home on Friday, October 5, following a heart condition from which he had suffered for more than a year.
Funeral services were held from Ricks Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 7, with Rev. Lawrence Schaffer, officiating. Interment was in the Elsberry cemetery.
Jay, as he was familiarly known to his many friends, was born in Elsberry on September 29, 1903. He was a son of Claude S. and Dora (Pence) Robinson. On May 21, 1927 he was married to Mildred Park who survives him.
Besides his widow, he leaves two children, Florence Edna (Mrs. Gene) Lonsberry, and Gene Robinson, both of Elsberry. He had followed farming most of his life and more recently had been an employe of the Missouri Soil Conservation Commission, Wildlife Division, until his health failed. He was a member of the Elsberry Christian church.
Besides his wife and children, Mr. Robinson leaves a grandson, Leslie Lonsberry; granddaughter, Peggy Robinson; son-in-law, Gene Lonsberry; daughter-in-law, Beverly Robinson; stepmother, Mrs. Dona Robinson all of Elsberry; five brothers, Floyd (Buster) of Beardstown, Ill.; Robert, Forrest, Bennie and Curt of Elsberry; five sisters, Naomi (Sis) Burkhardt; Mary (Mrs. John Johnson, Martha (Mrs. Charles) Vaughn, Ruth (Mrs. Syl) Kerpash all of Elsberry and Sarah (Sally) Cox of Pittsfield, Ill. He also leaves two uncles and three aunts, a number of nieces and nephews.
MILDRED P. ROBINSON Mildred P. Robinson was born February 4, 1909 at Dameron, Missouri, the daughter of Perry Hence and Carrie (Shuck) Parks. She passed away Wednesday evening, November 20, 1991 at the home of her daughter, Florence, in Elsberry, Missouri. She had reached the age of 82 years, 9 months and 16 days. Mildred was united in marriage on May 21, 1927 in Elsberry, Missouri to James Charles Robinson. This union was blessed with two children, Gene and Florence Edna. Mildred was a lifelong resident of the Elsberry area and a 64 year member of the Elsberry First Christian Church. She was also very active at the Elsberry Senior Citizens Center. Mildred was employed for several years as a cook for the Elsberry School System. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Jay Robinson, who passed away on October 5, 1962; and her son-in-law, Gene Lonsberry in 1988. Mildred is survived by her children: Gene Robinson and his wife, Beverly, and Florence Lonsberry, all of Elsberry; four grandchildren: Peggy Talbot and her husband, Mike, Leslie Lonsberry and his wife, Debbie, James C. Robinson and Annette Giardina and her husband, Joe; and four great-grandchildren: Stacy Ann Lonsberry, Corey Talbot, Shanna Lonsberry and Krista Giardina. She also leaves her sister, Florence Underwood and her son, Neal Underwood of Western Springs, Illinois; and her nephew, Robert T. Robinson of Colorado who resided in their home for two years as a teenager; and several other nieces and nephews. Mildred will be greatly missed by her family and many dear friends.
[Uncited newspaper clipping, probably Elsberry Democrat, February, 1983] Services Held For Dr. Arthur Shuck Services for Arthur Lee Shuck, PHD, were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Milford Gibbs, pastor of Smith Chapel and Elsberry United Methodist Churches, officiated. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Dr. Shuck, 82, died Feb. 14, 1983 at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital, Troy. Born May 28, 1900, north of Elsberry, he was the son of William Lee and Harriet Green Shuck. On Nov. 23, 1938 he was married in Elsberry to Ida Richards Shuck, who survives. Dr. Shuck had been a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church since February, 1910. He graduated from Elsberry High School in 1921 and Central Methodist College in 1925. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri and his Doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1931. He was a professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Ok. National organizations he was a member of were The American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Institute of Biological Sciences; National Association of Biology Teachers; Beta, Beta, Beta; Botanical Society of America. Regional organizations he was involved with were Oklahoma Academy of Science; Southwestern Association of Naturalists and Oklahoma Teachers Association. In 1974, the Department of Biological Sciences of South- western Oklahoma State University gave him the high honor of naming an award Dr. Arthur Shuck Outstanding Freshman Biology Student Award. He was a Professor Emeritus. He served on the board of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Association for many years resigning from this office in 1981. Surviving besides his wife; is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise Richards of Elsberry; nieces, nephews and other relatives. ------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 Vol. XXIII No. 29 ----------- Arthur Shuck, instructor in a college in Conway, Ark., for the past year, arrived Wednesday for a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Shuck, of Sledd vicinity, before entering the Illinois state university at Urbana, Ill., for summer work. He has been employed to teach in Conway another year. -----------A history of Elsberry Missouri "The Next Twenty Years 1955-1975", page 83:
"Dr. Arthur L. Shuck is a graduate of the Elsberry High School and after an active teaching career in other states, he and his wife have come back to Elsberry to retire.
Dr. Shuck received the A.B. degree in biology, chemistry and education from Central Methodist College in Fayette; his M.A. degree in plant pathology and chemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1927. In 1931, he received his Ph.D. degree in plant physiology from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Shuck taught in Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma for seventeen years, and was honored in June, 1975 for his years of appreciated service. An Honors Display Case is now hanging in the biological science department, and among those whose photographs are displayed is that of Dr. Shuck.
Dr. Shuck and his wife are active in the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church north of town, and Mrs. Shuck is active in club and civic affairs."
Graduate of Elsberry High School class of May, 1925. Graduation from high school: Elsberry Democrat; Elsberry, Missouri; Vol. XXVI, No. 12; Friday, May 22, 1925.
She was the author of the Levi Shuck family history.
------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 8, 1928 ----------- NORTH LINCOLN ITEMS. ----------- Misses Ida and Barbara Richards left Monday morning for Canton to enter summer school. Miss Ida has accepted Barton school for the coming year and Miss Barbara will again teach at White Swan.
Florence Park UnderwoodFlorence Park Underwood was born October 19, 1906 near Dameron, Missouri, in Lincoln County, the daughter of Perry Hence and Carrie Shuck Park. She passed away Monday, July 25, 2005 at 12:50am. She had reached the age of 98 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was active and alert until the very end. She passed away peacefully with her son at her bedside following a brief illness.
Florence was raised in the Elsberry, Missouri area and lived for a number of years in the household of Mrs. Lela W. Howard. Following graduation from Elsberry High School in 1925, she attended business school in St. Louis and was employed in St. Louis as a stenographer for Bell Telephone.
Florence was united in marriage on September 12, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri to Roger Douglas Underwood. This union was blessed with one child, Neal Roger Underwood.
After her marriage, she moved to the Chicago, Illinois area, where she lived for over 67 years at her home in Western Springs, Illinois. Florence was employed at the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors and later by the Lyons Township High School system.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear sister Mildred P. Robinson who passed away on November 20, 1991, and her beloved husband of 23 years, Roger Douglas Underwood who passed away on December 27, 1959.
Florence is survived by her son Neal Roger Underwood of Arlington Heights, Illinois; one niece Florence Edna Lonsberry of Elsberry; one nephew, Gene Robinson and his wife, Beverly, of Elsberry; two great-nephews: Leslie Lonsberry and his wife, Debbie, of Elsberry and James Robinson of St. Louis, Missouri; two great-nieces: Peggy Talbot and her husband, Mike, of Elsberry and Annette Giardina and her husband, Joe, of Elsberry; four great-great nieces; and one great-great-great nephew all of the Elsber ry, Missouri area.
Florence will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
Obituary read at funeral service Friday, July 29, 2005.
Elsberry Democrat August 3, 2005
Florence Park Underwood
Funeral services for Florence Park Underwood of Western Springs, IL (formerly of Elsberry, MO) were held at 11:00 a.m. Fri., June 29, 2005 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Connie Atchley of the First Christ Christian Church officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Talbot, Leslie Lonsberry, James Robinson, Dustin Robinson, Joe Giardina and Larry Vaughn. Honary pallbearer was Gene Robinson.
Mrs. Underwood, 98, died peacefully early Mon. morning, July 25, 2005, with her son at her bedside, at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, IL, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 19, 1906 near Dameron, MO, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Perry Hence and Carrie Shuck Park. Following graduation from Elsberry High School in 1925, she attended business school in St. Louis and was employed as a stenographer for Bell Telephone. She was united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1936 in St. Louis, MO to Roger Douglas Underwood. This union was blessed with one child, Neal Roger Underwood. She was employed for many years as a secretary for the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in Illinois, and a later as a cook at the Lyons Township School system in Western Springs, Illinois.
Besides her parents, Perry and Carrie Park, she was preceded in death by her dear sister, Mildred Robinson, who passed away on November 20, 1991; and her beloved husband of 23 years, Roger Underwood, who passed away on December 27, 1959.
Survivors include one son, Neal Underwood of Arlington Heights, IL; one niece, Florence Edna
Lonsberry of Elsberry; one nephew, Gene Robinson and his wife, Beverly, of Elsberry; two great nephews: Leslie
Lonsberry and his wife, Debbie, of Elsberry and James Robinson of St. Louis; two great nieces: Peggy Talbot and
her husband, Mike, of Elsberry, and Annette Giardina and her husband, Joe, of Elsberry; four great-great nieces;
and one great-great-great nephew; several other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thurs., July 28, 2005 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Charity of Donor's Choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343.
Chicago Tribune 26 July 2005.
Florence Underwood, nee Park, 98, of Western Springs, beloved wife of the late Roger Douglas; loving mother of Neal Roger; devoted aunt of Florence Edna Lonsberry and Gene Robinson; dear great-aunt of Peggy Talbot, Leslie Lonsberry, James C. Robinson and Annette Giardina; fond great-great-aunt of four; dear great-great-great-aunt of one. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Services will be at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, Elsberry,, MO and interment to follow at Elsberry City Cemetery. 708-352-6500.
Obituary for Florence Park Underwood (1906-2005) Florence Park Underwood
Hannibal Courier-Post Online. July 27, 2005.
Florence Park Underwood
ELSBERRY - Florence Park Underwood, 98, of Western Springs, Ill., and formerly of Elsberry, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Connie Atchley will officiate. Burial will be at Elsberry City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Underwood was born Oct. 19, 1906, near Dameron to Perry Hence and Carrie Shuck Parks.
She was married to Roger Douglas Underwood on Sept. 12, 1936, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1959.
Survivors include one son, Neal Underwood of Arlington Heights, Ill.; one niece, Florence Edna Lonsberry of Elsberry; one nephew, Gene Robinson of Elsberry; two great-nephews, Leslie Lonsberry of Elsberry and James Robinson of St. Louis; two great nieces, Peggy Talbot and Annette Giardina, both of Elsberry; four great-great-nieces; and one great-great-great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Robinson.
Florence Park Underwood
Florence Park Underwood, 98, of Western Springs, Ill., and formerly of Elsberry, died Monday (July 25, 2005) at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill.
Mrs. Underwood had worked as a stenographer for Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in Illinois, and later as a cook at the Lyons Township School system in Western Springs, Ill.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Elsberry City Cemetery, Highway B in Elsberry.
She is survived by a son, Neal Underwood of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice can be made in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, Mo. 63343.
STLtoday.com / St. Louis Post-Dispatch July 27, 2005.
-------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 15, 1928 ----------- Miss Florence Park, who is employed in the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's offices, St. Louis, came up Sunday for a few days' visit with her sister, Mrs. Jay Robinson, going from here to Winfield to visit other relatives. ----------- -------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, June 22, 1928 ----------- ARGENTVILLE NEWS ITEMS. ----------- ... Miss Lillian Shields, of St. Louis, spent Saturday night and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shields. Miss Florence Park, of St. Louis, visited her aunt, Mrs. Will Overall, and family from Tuesday evening until Sunday. ... -------------------------------------------------- Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, September 21, 1928 ----------- ARGENTVILLE NEWS ITEMS. ----------- ... Miss Florence Parks, of St. Louis, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Overall from Sunday until Thursday of last week.
Elsberry Democrat December, 1959 ROGER UNDERWOOD DIES IN WESTERN SPRINGS Roger Douglas Underwood of Wes- tern Springs, Ill., died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Mon- day, Dec. 27 at 5:30 a.m. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wed- nesday, Dec. 30 from Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry; with Rev. Howard Hardeman of Wellsville officiating. Interment was in the Elsberry City Cemetery. Mr. Underwood was born July 13, 1902 at Minneapolis, Minn., and was a son of Henry and Emma (Mattson) Underwood. In 1936 he was mar- ried to Florence Park who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Neal Roger, age 11. He also leaves a sister-in-law Mrs. Jay Robinson of Elsberry, two cousins, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Underwood was a member of the Methodist church in Chicago. He was a checker in the Engineering Department of the Electromotive cor- poration at LaGrange, Ill. The body was shipped here from the Merker Funeral Home in West- ern Springs. Ricks Funeral Home was in charge of the services here. ----------------- Corrections: - December 27, 1959 was a Sunday; - Son Neal Roger Underwood was age 10; - He attended the Presbyterian Church in La Grange, Illinois. ---------------------------------------- Uncited newspaper clipping ca. December, 1959 R. Underwood Died at Home on Sunday, Dec. 27 Roger Douglas Underwood, 57, died early Sunday, Dec. 27 in his home, 4617 Johnson ave. Western Springs, where had lived for 21 years. He was born in 1902 in Minneapolis, Minn. He leaves his widow, Flor- ence, and a son, Neal, who escorted the remains from Merker's funeral home to Rick's funeral home in Elsberry, Mo., where services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The inter- ment will be at Elsberry ceme- tery. ------------------------------------- The Streamliner [Electro-Motive employee newsletter] abt January, 1960 DEATHS Roger Underwood, senior checker in Engineering, on December 27, 1959. Mr. Underwood, who was a resident of Western Springs, had been employed at EMD since March 4, 1936. Burial was in Elsberry, Mo.
[unnamed newspaper clipping] E. D. SHUCK DIES. ----- A Kansas City Contractor for Thirty years Was 75. ----- E. D. Shuck, 75 years old, a contractor in Kansas City, Kan- sas, more than thirty years, died yesterday at the Providence hospital. Mr. Shuck was taken to the hospital after he suffered a stroke at the home, 7932 Leav- enworth road, Bethel. Mr. Shuck had been active in the business since 1922 and had worked up to the time he was taken to the hospital. Ralph L. Shuck, a son, 3408 Pomroy drive, Bethel, who has managed the business the last several years, will continue its operation. Mr. Shuck was a member of the Baptist church and the Dela- ware Masonic lodge. He leaves also his wife, Mrs. Julia F. Shuck of the home; an- other son, Roy W. Shuck, Olathe; a daughter, Mrs. Lora Irene Ben- ton, 2024 North Eleventh street, Kansas City, Kansas; two broth- ers, Webster Shuck, Whiteside, Mo., and Joseph Shuck, Van- dalia, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Chandler, Whiteside, and Miss Birdie Shuck, Warrenton, Mo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Por- ter chapel. ---------------------
[uncited newspaper clipping] MRS. SHUCK DIES IN BETHEL Julia Frances Shuck was born April 18, 1876 at Paynesville, Mo. She was one of a family of ten children of Julia Ann Patton and James Henry Jeans. At age 17 she was baptised into the Linn Knoll Christian Church. At age 25 she became a member of the Baptist Church which her husband attended. She was married at Elsberry, Mis- souri on October 7, 1900 to Elijah D. Shuck who passed away July 31, 1954. They moved to Kansas City in 1904 and to the present home 7932 Leavenworth Road, Bethel, Kansas, in 1925. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Lrene [sic] Benton, 2024 N. 11th St. Kansas City, Kans. Two sons, Ralph L. Shuck, 3408 Pomeroy Drive, Bethel, Kans. and Roy W. Shuck, Olathe, Kans.; and one brother Al- bert H. Jeans, 1726 N. 13th St. Kansas City, Kans.; seven grand- children; six great grandchildren; two neices[sic]; and four nephews.
Deceased Name: Obituary: Richard Shuck
Richard Earl Shuck, 74, of Centralia died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Ashley Manor in Boonville.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Meador and Son Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will be in Salt River Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home.
Mr. Shuck was born June 9, 1927, in Audrain County to Lee Leslie and Sarah Ellen Ward Shuck.
He worked at A.B. Chance Co. for 25 years and attended the Baptist church. He also worked for the University of Missouri-Columbia for 15 years.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Ray Shuck of Columbia and Kenneth Earl Shuck of Kirksville; two daughters, Linda Kay Shuck of Fayette and Shirley Ann Parsons of Clark; five brothers, Robert Shuck of Mexico, Mo., Donnie Chuck, and Carl Shuck, both of Centralia, Wayne Shuck of Thompson and Eddie Shuck of Texas; two sisters, Faye Griffin and Fern Burton, both of Centralia; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Gene Shuck; a brother, Lee Shuck Jr.; and an infant brother.
Memorials are suggested to the Salt River Cemetery.
Columbia Daily Tribune (MO)
Date: August 27, 2001
Record Number: 0FB724AFB3832396 http://www.showmenews.com/2002/Jul/20020714ForT003.asp
Obituary: Donald Shuck
Published Sunday, July 14, 2002
Donald L. Shuck, 65, of Centralia died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. Robert McCutchen officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the funeral home.
Mr. Shuck was born in Centralia to Lee Leslie and Sarah Ellen Ward Shuck. On April 13, 1957, he married Ruby Jones in Centralia, and she survives.
He was a lineman for GTE Telephone Co. for 25 years. He was also a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Other survivors include a son, Jim Shuck of Centralia; a daughter, Lisa Phegley of Sturgeon; two sisters, Fern Burton and Fay Griffin, both of Centralia; four brothers, Robert Shuck of Mexico, Mo., Wayne Shuck of Thompson, Carl Shuck of Centralia and Edward Shuck of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Missouri River Home Health Hospice.
Lela Alice Waters was born near New Hope, Mo., on February 14, 1865,
the fourth of nine children of John William and Mary Whiteside Waters.
On November 26, 1885 she was married to Charles Martin Howard who
preceded her in death on June 27, 1905.
To this union four children were born: Groves, now living near Elsberry, Mo., Robert of St. Louis, Peyton of Elsberry, Thomas Carmen also living near Elsberry.
Besides having the care of bringing her own four boys to manhood, Mrs. Howard took Florence Parks, now Mrs. Roger Underwood of Chicago, into her home and reared her as a daughter for some ten years. Through her life she opened her heart and home to many young people who needed her love.
She united with the Elsberry Baptist church early in life. Upon her marriage she transferred her membership to the Methodist church to be with her husband and continued as a loyal and devoted member throughout her life.
Mrs. Howard passed away early in the morning of Sunday, January 27, 1957, at Lincoln County Memorial hospital at Troy, Mo., at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 13 days.
She is survived by her four sons, four daughters-in-law, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Kerr of St. Louis, one brother. Rev. Charles A. Waters of Louisiana and Elsberry and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be greatly missed by her relatives and by the many friends and neighbors who have valued her hospitality and friendship.
Elsberry Democrat Elsberry, Missouri, Friday, March 18, 1921 Vol. XXII, No. 2 ----------- Mrs. Lela Howard delightfully entertained about forty guests Thesday afternoon at her home northwest of town. Cut flowers in profusion adorned the rooms, and a general color scheme of green and white, complimentary to Ireland's favorite saint, was evident in decorations and refreshments, the latter consisting of an elaborate two-course luncheon of salads and ice cream and cake. The favors were minature flags of the Emerald Isle. Progressive rook occupied the attention of the ladies for the greater part of the afternoon. Out-of-town guests were Mesdames Jennie Kerr, J. D. Ashbaugh and H. B. Bibb, of St. Louis, sisters of the hostess. -----------------