Terry Mason's Family History Site
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Margaret Ellen Drusilla Thomas
BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-BIOGRAPHY: Mary Laverne Faubion, FAUBION AND ALLIED FAMILIES; ; pgs 5101; copyright 1982; copies of specific pages provided to T.Mason by Ann Rutherford; EXTRACT: It is believed that they lived in the Linden area of Clay County, Missouri.
Faubion Cemetery has records for Judy and John Tarvater with no dates given. There is also record of 3 Tarwater children buried there with no names and dates. These are believed to have been children of Margaret and Joseph. Among family pictures there is one of Fossie Tarwater, and she in said to have been of the generation that would make her a child of Margaret and Joseph.
Levi Ira Boles
Picture sent from great granddaughter Nancy Benson to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2007.
Mary Jane Skaggs
Picture sent from great granddaughter Nancy Benson to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2007.
Irene Fay Thomas
Resides on the old Napoleon Thomas Homeplace
Joseph Wesley Thomas
BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-BIOGRAPHY: Mary Laverne Faubion, FAUBION AND ALLIED FAMILIES; ; pgs 509-511; copyright 1982; copies of specific pages provided to T.Mason by Ann Rutherford; EXTRACTS: Howell Cemetery gravestone readings. Letter from Flossie (Faubion) McCrea, daughter of R.W. Faubion, to Bernard H. Faubion. Letter from Margaret Selvey, daughter of Minnie Belle Faubion, to Bernard H. Faubion. DEATH: "in 1955".
NAME-BIRTHPLACE-RESEARCHER: The name Joseph was researched by Rejeana Zinn Griffin and information given to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2001. Rejeana indicates birthplace as Clay or Adair County while book FAUBION AND ALLIED FAMILIES indicates Platte county.
MARRIAGE-RESEARCHER: Research by Rejeana Zinn Griffin and information given to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2001. REFERENCE: "Marriage Licence", "Marriage Certificate".
OBITUARY-DEATH: Notice, Lamar (Missouri) Democrat, Page 1, Friday, 05 May 1950. Included tombstone photo. From cited obit: "Wes Thomas Died Thursday Morning - Failed to Regain Consciousness from Stroke - Suffered Week Ago - Lived all his Life in Barton County - Leaves Wife with One son and One daughter - Funeral at Milford Sunday Afternoon. Joseph Wesley (Wes) Thomas, eight two, died at his home on East 103 street at 4:45 a.m., Thursday. The aged man was stricken with a heavy cerebral hemorrhage just a week before to his death. He lay in a coma from that time on.
Although born in Adair County, the deceased spent his entire life in Barton County in the vicinity of Milford, coming with his parents, William Thomas and Sarah Faubion Thomas, from northern Missouri, as an infant.
He was married in November 1887 to Anna Melissa Alexandeer, sister of our townsman, Ed Alexander, at Milford. He leaves her widowed with on son, Roy Thomas of Golden City, and one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Rose of Liberal.
Wes, as everyone knew him, was a retiring man, who tended to his own affairs, never meddling in those of his neighbors, although he was kindly and ever ready to offer assistance where needed. He was, as a consequence, trusted, respected and loved by those who knew him well. During his active years he farmed successfully at Milford, at one time operating a general merchandise store in the village.
The body was taken to the Chiles funeral home to be prepared for burial. The last rites were set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Milford Christian church with interment to follow in Howell cemetery."
From Nellie (Thomas) Rose: "Pa led singing at church."
Annie Melissa Alexander
OBITUARY-RESEARCHER: Research by Rejeana Zinn Griffin [firstname.lastname@example.org] and information given to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2001. Notice, Lamar (Missouri) Democrat, 10 December 1958. "Mrs. Wes Thomas Dead - Born and Spent Greater Part - Of Life at Milford - Husband Died Eight Age - Aged Woman Live To Welcome - Eight Great Great Grandchildren - Funeral Friday Afternoon - At Milford Christian Church.
Mrs. Annie M. Thomas, ninety, widow of the late Wes Thomas, died at the nursing home of Mrs. Roy Bird at 1700 Maple Street at 10:00 p.m., Wednesday. The aged woman merely faded gently away, weakened somewhat by a recent cold.
The ninety year old woman was born at Milford. She was the eldest of the eight children of the late Charles and Ruth Alexander, prominent and widely known residents of Milford township.
At the age of twenty six she was united in marriage to J.W. (Wes) Thomas. The couple engaged in farming on a farm near Milford, whre they remained until 1946, when retiring, they moved in to Lamar.
During their active years they played a prominent part in community and church affairs and were widely esteemed by their neighbors.
Mr. Thomas died eight years ago. The widow remained on in the home for a time but as she became enfeebled by the weight of years she was cared for in local nursing homes.
She leaves one son, R.O. Thomas of Golden City and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Rose of Liberal. A second daughter, Mrs. Van Day preceeded her parents in death.
In addition to the son and daughter, she leaves on brother, Ira Alexander of Lamar, two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Hubbard and Mrs. Jessie Thomas of Milford, twelve grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Phillips Funeral Home at Golden City to be prepared for burial. The last rites were set for 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Christian church at Milford, of which the deceased was a devoted member the greater part of her life. Interment follows in Howell cemetery near Milford.
It is worthy of note that the funeral service will take place in the same church and interment in the same cemetery on the same day as the similar service for her old neighbor and friend, the late Ed Faubion. The service for the aged woman follow the Faubion services by and hour and a half.
Charles Marion Alexander
Information sent to T.Mason by Nancy Benson on 3 Sep 2007. "Charles' family moved to Platt county, Missouri when he was young. Charles was a school teacher by profession. Ruth Broadhurst was his student when they first met (probably in Pea Ridge, AR). He moved his family to Milford, Missouri in 1880. He taught school until 1896, after which time he became a farmer. A pillar of the Christian Church, Charles was a constant attendant. He died of pneumonia."
Ruth Mariah Broadhurst
Information sent to T.Mason by Nancy Benson on 3 Sep 2007. "Elmer Thomas (Ruth's grandson) thought that Ruth Broadhurst was somehow related to Wyatt Earp. Elmer says that back in the 1940's, Elmer was visiting a sick relative in the hospital and talked to Biven Earp who had also come to visit. Biven was a second cousin to Wyatt. He told Elmer Thomas that they were "a little related". Elmer seemed to think that it was Ruth's family that had the connection to the Earps. This has not been confirmed."
John Calhoun Boles
RESEARCHER: Rejeana Zinn Griffin [email@example.com] sent informtion to T.Mason in Aug2001. Tombstone photo taken by Rejeana Zinn Griffin. Alternate birthplace is Buchanan county.
LDS IGI database entry indicates birthplace was DeKalb County and the deathplace as Newport.
RESEARCHER: Rejeana Zinn Griffin [firstname.lastname@example.org] sent informtion to T.Mason in Aug2001. Register of Births, Joplin MO Public Library, Extracted; microfilm at Joplin, Missouri, Public Library. (second child).
Charles Emmett Rose
RESEARCHER: Rejeana Zinn Griffin sent informtion to T.Mason in Aug2001. Farmer. Member of First Christian Church. Bible records and personal correspondence.
Photo taken at Lamar State Fair Parade, Barton County, MO. This is one of my favorite pictures of "Dad Rose," and it reminds me of his tenacity, for he was not able to do much due to emphysema the last years of his life. Riding in the parade was very important to him.
DEATH: Bible of Nellie Mae Thomas Rose. ENTRY: Chas E. Rose. Jan 22, 69. Photocopy in possession of Rejeana Zinn Griffin.
FUNERAL: Bruce-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar, MO. Funeral memory card. Clergy - Robert Scott.
OBITUARY: Lamar Democrat. Joplin Globe, 22 Jan 1969. "CHARLEY ROSE DEAD. After Long Illness - Father Of Large Family - Funeral Friday Afternoon - Burial In Lake Cemetery. Charles Emmett Rose, seventy eight, better known as Charley, to Barton county residents, died at the Chastain nursing home at 12:25 p.m., Wednesday. A victim of emphysema, he had been in steadily failing health for several years. The respiratory condition, complicated by hardening of the arteries had resulted in confinement at home, in the hospital and eventually in the nursing home for the past couple of years. His condition became much worse about a week ago and it was realized that perhaps the end was not far away.
The seventy eight year old man was born in Vernon county December 18, 1890, the son of Patrick Henry Rose and Ella Capps Rose. He was married at Milford to Nellie Mae Thomas December 24, 1908. The couple farmed in Barton county until their retirement when they located in Lamar. He leaves his wife of the home with three sons, Estelle Rose, well known farmer in the Liberal community, Everett Rose, well known resident of Mindenmines, Eldon Rose of Tulsa and five daughters, Mrs. Reba Waits, Mrs. Eula Hagins, and Mrs. June Simons, all well known figures on the Lamar business scene, Mrs. Thelma Frogge of Kansas City and Mrs. Marjorie Luttrell of Tulsa. Twenty four grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also survive. One son, Donald, and one daughter, Mrs. Jean Zinn preceded him. in death both victims of highway accidents. [Correction in next paper: ... the deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Nellie Gowan of Carthage and a brother, Horace Rose of Lamar.]
The body was taken to the Lohmeyer Konantz funeral home to be prepared for burial. The last rites were announced for 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Lamar First Christian church, of which the deceased was a devoted member. Interment follows in Lake cemetery."
Photograph of tombstone at Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Barton, MO taken 25 Apr 1987 by Rejeana Zinn Griffin.
Nellie Mae Thomas
RESEARCHER: Rejeana Zinn Griffin sent informtion to T.Mason in Aug2001. From conversation with "Mom Rose" on 22 August 1990, she and Charlie met in Cherry Grove School, about eight miles from Milford. Charlie's sister, Nell, went there too.
Registry of Births, Joplin, MO Public Library. (mother's birthplace - Arkansas). Newspaper articles: 50th Anniversary; 100th birthday party.
CHILDREN-BIRTH: Bible of Nellie Mae Thomas Rose lists husbands', hers' and birth dates and names of all of her children. Photocopy in possession of Rejeana Zinn Griffin.
DESCENDANTS: From Lamar Democrat, Lamar MO, 27Oct1990, p.3. "Nellie Rose, who was born Aug. 20, 1890, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 19. Pictured are six generations: the oldest daughter and great-great-grandmother, Reba Waits, Lamar; her daughter, great-grandmother, Wilma Long, Irwin; her son, grandfather, Earl Ray "Butch" Blades, San Diego, Calif.; his son and father of the baby, Jason Ray Blades, Springfield, and sitting center is Great-Great-Great-Grandmotber Nellie Rose holding Jason and Susan Blade's four mouth old daughter, Shayla Marie Blades."
DEATH: Funeral Memory card, Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home. "IN MEMORY OF Nellie Mae Rose. Born August 20, 1890 Near Milford, Missouri. Entered Into Rest November 22, 1990 Lamar, Missouri. Services 2:00 pm Saturday November 24, 1990 Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel. Officiatinig Doug Oakes, Minister. Music Jacque Gage, Organist Mike Gage, Soloist. Musical Selections "Old Rugged Cross" "Precious Memories". PALLBEARERS Grandsons. Interment Lake Cemetery Lamar, Missouri.
OBITUARY: Lamar (Missouri) Democrat, Page 4, 24 Nov 1990.
Marriage Notes for Charles Emmett Rose and Nellie Mae Thomas-6404
From Nellie Mae (Thomas) Rose's bible: Family Register. Charles E. Rose of Milford Mo. Nellie May Thomas of Milford Mo. were united in Holy Matrimony on Dec the 24th day of Lord in the year 1907 at Milford, MO. (Handwriting of Nellie).