Donations to the Library and Museum:
A bank fan advertising; Pike County Illinois new history book; John Stockley's new pictoriai book; and Wright, Kilby family histories.
The Library has been closed for the winter because of furnace issues. The Pike County
Commissioners are working on this issue. We targeting to be open by April 1, 2016. We have a tour of the museum scheduled for April 7, 2016 with the Bowling Green Middle School.
The Library is working on their cemetery project. New books are: Ashburn City Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery of Lincoln Co., Ashburn Family Cemetery, Alice has updated Fairview cemetery in Louisiana MO. And there is more updates to Greenwood of Clarksville. Kilby cemetery, Buffalo-Jordan, city of Bowling Green are in the proof reading stage.
Cemeteries filmed this winter so far are: Church of God, Grimmett Family Cemetery, Ingran/Anson Cemetery all in New Hartford Township. Per warmer days targeting Cemeteries are Srote Family Cemetery, Hudson Family Cemetery, Motley-Strader Cemetery. In Peno Township Unsell Family cemetery, Jones/Clark, and one more.
EARLY PIKE HISTORY
BY O.A. STATON
1842: Texas Liberty: At the beginning of the year there was much excitement on account of the effort that Texas was making to gain her liberty. It was reported by 9,000 Mexicans were marching on the lower country by the Matamoras Road, and 12, 000 on the road to San Antonio. The Galveston Advertiser of March 22, appealed to the patriotism and philanthropy of all lovers of civil and religious liberty for aid.
At Bowling Green a meeting was called for April 16 for the purpose of complying with the spirit of this appeal. Several young men of this village were reported as ready to volunteer to this service, ready to go at once.
1847: Louisiana, Mo.: The summer and autumn witnessed many improvements. During the season 13 new dwelling, exclusive of shops and warehouses were erected. For some time previous the growth of the city was due to the brisk business it had built up as the best shipping point for the west and south counties. The grain, livestock, wool, furs were shipped to St. Louis. In 1847 the amount of business exceeded by about 50 percent that of any previous year. There are about eleven dry good stores, busily engaged vending their merchandise. Perhaps no town north of St. Louis on the river was selling goods cheaper or doing a more thriving business.
Missouri has over 300 wild plants that are potentially poisonous and some of them ...
SOLDIERS IN A WRECK
Jan. 28, 1891
Wreck of a Train Bearing Troops Homeward from the Scene of the Indian Trouble
Two killed and a Dozen Injured
The Famous Seventh Calvary Again the Victims.
Topeka, Kan Jan. 28
- A disastrous collision between the northbound regular passenger train and a southbound Special occurred on the Blue Valley railroad at half-pass Four o'clock, Monday afternoon at Florence., a small station five miles south of Irving.
The special was carrying about four hundred soldiers, part of the Seventh Cavalry and Battery, a light Artillery bound for Fort Riley on their way home, from Pine Ridge Agency. The dead so far as can be ascertained are ...
LYNCHING AT LIBERTY
May 2, 1900 At 11:30pm a mob broke into the county jail and hanged Henry Darley, a negro, to the iron railing of the courthouse porch
Darley was arrested yesterday by Sheriff King for assaulting Miss Vernie Armstrong, a
Stabbed Over A Crap Game
Member of a Notorious Family Is Now In Trouble
Centralia Mo. November 5 1898
- In an altercation here yesterday over a crap game Cal Brown stabbed Dennis Lamb three times. Lamb is dangerously hurt. Cal Brown is the son of Hade Brown, who was hanged for the killing of
Three local Winners In Golden Gloves
Colored boys fight way to Victory.
Louisiana contestants won three of five contests in the golden glove tournament held at Hannibal Monday.
Roy Vaughn 112 lbs, William Vaughn 112 1bs, colored brothers, both won decisions Roy fought in the novice division and William in the sub novice division.
Peter Smart 155, who lives in Elsberry, and attends Lincoln High school here, also won a decision in the sub novice division.
Charls Haustead, 1601bs, was awarded a split decision. He is in the novice division. The referee gave the decision to Haustead and the judge favored his opponent.
Curtis Jones, 1401bs of Louisiana
|Names in the News
Mr. and Mrs.
Paynesville Points --
Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Jas. D.
Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Eastin
Meloan, Maggie and Stewart
Paynesville Points --
Geo. R. Smith
Mrs. Geo. R.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs.Roe Nichols and Carol June
Mrs. Ray Burch
Mrs. Ray Brown
Mrs. Tom Campbell
Mrs. J. T. Crank
Mrs. Dick Steele
Mrs. Mary Ann
Mrs. Herman Zumwalt, Robert Lee and Harry William
OBITUARIES and ESTATE NOTICES
The Radical (1841-1845)
John Clay, by Mathew R. Arnold his Attorney in fact. Isaac Clay, and Catharine Douglass, being a part of the heirs and distributees of the ESTATE of Abraham Clay deceased, do hearby give notice to George Jamison and his wife Mary, Abram Clay, William C. Rainey and Susan his wife, Thompson Butler and Ann his wife, Green Remington and Elizabeth his wife, Green Clay, and Benjamin B. Bryan jr., Joseph T. Bryan, Abram C. Bryan, Enoch Bryan, Mary C. Bryan, and John Bryan, the last six infants
JOHN CLAY, by MATHEW R. Arnold, his Attorney in fact, ISAAC CLAY, CATHARINE DOUGLASS
HON. HEMEN ALLEN
The HON. Hemen Allen, formerly a member of Congress from Vermont, and Minister Chili, died at his resdence in Burlington on the 11th inst., aged 58 years. Mr. Allen was the son, we believe, (says the Journal of Commerce,) of
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has obtained of the Clerk of the County Court of Montgomery County, letters of
Administration the estate of Minerva Brown deceased, date ...
PHILANDER DRAPER, Adm'r Nov. 25, 1843
Nov. 11th, 1843
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has taken out letters of Administration on the ESTATE of PETER HUTSELL, deceased, late of Pike County, Missouri, bearing date the
HENRY LYTER, Adm'r Nov. 11th 1843
The undersigned administrator of the estate of Wilson Cooks, deceased, late of
JAS. JONES, Adm'r January 6th, 1844
Notice is hereby given to all persons concerned o
interested in anyway interested in the estate of MATHEW MCDOWELL, dec'd that
JESSE HUGHEL, Adm'r January 6th, 1844
The Administrator's of the estate of SAMUEL FINDLY, deceased, will proceed to sell to the
highest bidder, at the late resident of said dec.d. Two miles east of Louisville, near the road leading to Troy, in the county of Lincoln, on the 20th day of January 1843, the personal property of said dec'd, consisting of
W.M. BAIRED, Adm'r January, 7th,1843
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ASHLEY THE TOWN AND IT'S BUSINESSES
Though Ashley is rather an old town and is doubtless known to almost everybody throughout the interested in a detailed statement of the population, business, of our village. Before the war a census of the town was taken and it then numbered about 400 inhabitants; without any exact numbering lately it is thought that the population at present is at least 500. This village, as you doubtless know, is beautifully situated in one of the best sections, if not the best portions of country in Pike County, 7 miles from Bowling Green, 18 miles from Louisiana and 20 miles from Clarksville. One of the most striking and pleasant features of the town itself and the surrounding country, is the fact that it is interspersed with the most beautiful and luxuriant elm trees. These together with other fine forest trees to be found everywhere except right in the most business portion of the village, give it an air of freshness and attraction rarely to be found in other towns. There are here four general country stores, two drug stores, two blacksmiths, 2 wagon and carriage, 4 carpenters, 3 saddlery and harness, 1 tailor, and 3 boot and shoe shops. There is also one large ...