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Audrain County, Missouri

McCune, Harriet Stout             McGee, Alta F                Moore, Ida West Smith

McCune, Samuel M                 McKinney, Richard Shanks

McCune, J H                           Miller, Lori

Ida West (Smith) Moore (1869-1949)
Obituary from the Alton Telegraph dated 5 Jul 1949.
Alton, Madison Co. IL
Mrs. Ida Moore Dies at Age 80
Mrs. Ida West Moore, 80, wife of Patrick Moore of 511 Pearl died Sunday at 10:25 p.m. in Alton Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for six days. She had been ill in health for more than a year before entering the hospital.
Born in Mexico, Mo., Mrs. Moore spent her early life there. She had resided in Alton for 35 years, moving here from Jacksonville. Soon after coming to Alton, Mrs. Moore affiliated with the First Methodist Church and pastor of the church, the Rev. Paul Brown will officiate services Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Steeper Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving are her husband, four sons, Glen, Jackson, Mich., who arrived in Alton Sunday; Ollie, Jacksonville; Clark and Guy, Alton; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Minner, Carrollton; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, one at St. Louis and one of Fulton, Mo. and a sister.
NOTES: Ida West (SMITH) was born 10 Feb 1869 in or near the Beaver Dam Community just south of Mexico, Audrain Co. MO. Her father was Stephen Irving SMITH (1834-1916) and her mother was Mary Caroline HARRISON (1846-1888). She married John Patrick "Pat" MOORE on 27 Feb 1889 at the home of S.I. SMITH in Audrain Co. MO. Later, they moved to Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL and then to Alton, Madison Co. MO. Pat MOORE was a painting contractor and he was also born in Audrain Co. MO. Ida died on 3 Jul 1949 at age 80. Her husband, Pat, died on 22 Jun 1950, age 82. Streeper Funeral Home in Alton is no longer in business. They were bought out by Smith Funeral Home and as of this date, they are still in business. Oakwood Cemetery is now Upper Alton Cemetery. Provided by Dan Smith


Laddonia Herald. Jan. 19, 1899
Vandalia Localisms - Miss Lori Miller died Jan. 10th of consumption at her home two miles south of town. Deceased was born in Waverly, Ohio, aged about 30 years. Funeral preached by Rev. G. M. C. Oakes at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Friday. Provided by Dan Smith


Text Box: Obituaries—McCune to Moore

Obituary for Harriet Stout (Hall) McCune (1840-1930)
From the Missouri Telegraph dated Thursday, July 17, 1930, page 6.
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO
Mrs. Harriet Stout McCune, 90 Years Old, Died Sunday at Mexico Home
Mrs. Harriet Stout McCune, 90 years old, a native of Kentucky and for a number of years a resident of Auxvasse, Callaway county, died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld of Mexico. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Threlkeld home, 715 East Love Street, with the Rev. J. B. Robertson and the Rev. J. D. Greer of Mexico, and the Rev. A. F. Larson of Auxvasse, officiating. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery, Mexico, beside her husband, whose body was moved to Mexico a number of years ago from the Auxvasse cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. McCune lived near Auxvasse, and to them five children were born there. After Mr. McCune's death in 1880, Mrs. McCune continued to manage the farm and reared the children there. In later years, she moved to Mexico where she maintained her home with her daughters, Mrs. Arthur Sharp and Mrs. Threlkeld. Mrs. McCune was a devout Christian, and a charter member of the Auxvasse Christian church, founded about fifty years ago.
She is survived by four children, Mrs. W. A. Sharp, Mexico; Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld, Mexico; Tom McCune, Mexico; and Bates McCune, Kansas City. John H. McCune died in Horton, Kan., in 1907, at the age of 36 years. Ten grandchildren survive, and there are fifteen great grandchildren. The grandchildren are: Sam Sharp, cashier of the Mexico Savings Bank, son of Mrs. Sharp; Mrs. Fred Peck and Mrs. Evelyn T. Pratt, Mexico, daughters of Mrs. Threlkeld; Mrs. Jack Zollinger, Brooklyn N.Y., Mrs. Douglass Lee, Newark, N. J., Harold McCune, Ramsey, N. J., children of Tom McCune, and three daughters and one son, in the West, children of Bates McCune.
Dan's notes:Harriet was born Harriet Stout HALL on 18 April 1840 in Nicholas Co. KY, a daughter of John HALL and Catharine "Kitty" SQUIRES. On 20 September 1858, she married Samuel M. McCune, also of Nicholas Co. KY. Shortly, they moved to Callaway Co. MO.
Their known children are:
Thomas W. (b. abt 1860 MO) married Frances RULOFF
Ida V. (b. abt 1862 MO) married William Arthur SHARP
Mary E. (b. 6 Oct 1867, Callaway Co. MO) married Thaddeus A. THRELKELD
John H. (b. abt 1871 MO) married but name not currently known. Died in Brown Co. KS in 1907.
Henry Bates (b. abt 1873 MO) married but name not currently known.
Harriet died 13 July 1930 in Mexico, Audrain Co. MO and was buried the next day in Elmwood Cemetery, next to her husband, Samuel McCUNE. Provided by Dan Smith                       

Samuel M. McCune 1880 Death Notice
From the Columbia Missouri Herald dated July 15, 1880, page 3, column 7, under DIED.
Columbia, Boone Co. MO
Near Mexico suddenly July 9, Samuel McCune, brother of Mrs. Joshua G. Potts of Boone, aged 45 years.----------------------
NOTES: Samuel McCUNE was born about 1835 in Kentucky, parentage presently not known. On September 20, 1858, he married Harriet Stout HALL in Nicholas Co. KY. Afterwards, he moved to Missouri, living in both Callaway and Audrain Cos. Samuel died 9 July 1880 near Mexico, Audrain Co. MO and was initially buried in Auxvasse, Callaway Co. MO but later moved to Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico, Audrain Co. MO. In his death notice, there was a mention of a Mrs. Joshua G. POTTS of Boone Co. MO. Mrs. Joshua G. POTTS was born Margaret E. HALL and was most likely a sister-in-law to Samuel. Provided by Dan Smith





McCune (abt 1871-1907)
From the Missouri Telegraph dated Thursday, October 31, 1907, page 1.
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO
Former Callawegian Dead
J. H. McCune, aged 36 years, died at his home in Horton, Kansas, October 22, of typhoid fever. The deceased formerly lived in Callaway county. Besides a wife, he leaves a mother, Mrs. H. S. McCune of Auxvasse, and the following brothers and sisters: H. B. McCune, of Auxvasse; and T. W. McCune, of Mexico, Mrs. W. A Sharpe, of Mexico, and Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld, of Auxvasse.


J. H. McCune, aged 36 years, died at his home in Horton, Kansas, October 22, of typhoid fever; and the remains were interred in the Horton cemetery. The deceased was well known in Mexico and Audrain county and formerly lived in Callaway County. Besides a wife, he leaves a mother, Mrs. H. S. McCune, of Auxvasse, and the following brothers and sisters: H. B. McCune, of Auxvasse; and T. W. McCune, of this city, Mrs. W. A Sharpe, of Mexico, and Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld, of Auxvasse.

Mr. McCune traveled for a large wholesale house out of Kansas City, and was highly appreciated by his firm and his patrons. He was a member of the Christian church and of a most excellent character.
NOTES: John H. McCUNE was born about 1871 in Callaway Co. MO, a son of Samuel and Harriet (HALL) McCUNE.Provided by Dan Smith                                                                           









Rites Saturday for Mrs. McGee
Services for Alta F. McGee, 85, Perry, have been set for Saturday at Sheridan Funeral Home in Perry. The Rev. Grafton Poage will officiate and burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brownie and Red Lewellen, Adolphus Winfree, Paul Turnbough, Larry Griffith and Hazard Woodhurst. Mrs. McGee died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal. She was born June 10. 1899, in Missouri, a daughter of John H. and Georgia Utterback. In 1919 she married David C. McGee, who died May 17, 1978. A daughter, Thelda Griffith of Hannibal; and a grandson, Larry Griffith of Baton Rouge, LA survive her. She was a member of the Perry Presbyterian Church (Mexico Ledger 1984).  Submitted by Ida Helper




Text Box:  from the Mexico Daily Ledger Jan. 31, 1930 pgs 1 & 2

            R. S. McKinney, who resided in this city for many years, died at 6:15 Thursday afternoon at the Confederate Home at Higginsville, where he has resided for the past few years.  Mrs. McKinney passed away in 1921.  He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  The remains will arrive in Mexico Saturday on the 1:12 C. & A. and be taken directly from the train to Elmwood Cemetery for interment.  The Rev. Blake Smith will conduct the service.                                        

            Richard Shanks McKinney, a worthy Confederate veteran of Audrain County, was born in Callaway county, Mo., March 31, 1845.  His parents were early settlers of Missouri and natives of Kentucky.  His father, William Whitley, was born in 1816, son of Esther Whitley, the first white child born in Kentucky, as is recorded on her monument in Auxvasse church, and daughter of Col. William Whitley, who was killed at the battle of the Thames in the war of 1812.  His mother, Susan Fisher, was born in 1820, the same year in which her future husband was taken by his parents to Missouri.  Richard S. was the second son in his family.  His elder brother, James S., was also a Confederate soldier, serving in General Shelby's brigade throughout the war.

            Mr. McKinney was educated at Richland Academy, Callaway county.  In 1861 he enlisted at Independence in Quantrill's cavalry command, with which he served on scouting duty over a considerable extent of territory, until it disbanded in the winter of 1861, when he joined Colonel Porter in North Missouri and fought at Kirksville and Moore's Mill.  In the fall of 1862 he went to Yellville, Ark. and joined the main army.  He and his company were dismounted at Mulberry and reorganized as infantry in the regiment of Col. John B. Clark.  His regiment was attached to Roan's brigade at the battle of Prairie Grove in 1862 and afterward became a part of the brigade of Gen. D. M. Frost, subsequently commanded by John B. Clark.  The brigade was a part of Parson's Missouri division of infantry and did gallant services on many historic battlefields as well as in minor affairs, where loss was heavy, though little fame followed the fighting.  Among the engagements particularly remembered by Private McKinney, who was always on duty, were Kirksville, Mo., Chariton River, Moore's Mill, Waynesville, Prairie Grove, Catfish Bend, Gaines' Landing, Pleasant Hill, La., Jenkins' Ferry or Saline River, Ark.  His company went in the latter battle forty strong, and at the next roll call, he was the only private left able for duty, Capt. George R. Brooks and Sergeant Thompson Fry representing the officers.  All the others were killed or wounded.  Private McKinney's services were typical of those of the Trans-Mississippi soldiers.  During the campaign of 1863 he marched twelve hundred miles and participated in three general engagements, without a shoe on his feet.  He was often at the starving point, and a haversack partly filled with parched corn was considered three days' rations.  He remembers drawing coffee rations but three times during his service.  He was thrice slightly wounded, but never in a hospital, nor availed himself of leave of absence but once, just before the surrender, and remembers with pride that he was one of the two men in his company known as the "choice file" for uniform good conduct, excellence in drill and soldierly bearing.

            His command was surrendered at Shreveport, June 5, 1865, and paroled at Alexandria by Gen. E. R. S. Canby.  After his return home Mr. McKinney began the study of medicine but was unable to pursue it.  Instead he engaged in railroad surveying for the Chicago and Alton railroad, and gaining experience in this profession, continued in it for several years.  Farming also occupied him until 1884 when he made his home at Mexico.  Here he served four years as street commissioner, and in 1896 to 1916, was elected county surveyor.

            He was a charter member of the United Confederate Veterans here, and has served as adjutant and Commander of the Camp Jackson post for many years.  In 1872 he was married to Nannie L., daughter of William Bryan, a daughter of William Bryan, a relative of William Jennings Bryan and Henry Clay.  The Ledger joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved.

            Mr. McKinney has four daughters, Mrs. Susie Wayne, of Oakland, Cal; Mrs. Frank Gibson, Kansas City; Mrs. Frank Duckworth, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Blanche Haislip, Los Angeles.  Richard McKinney, 1002 South Muldrow, this city, is a grandson.    

from Mexico Daily Ledger Mexico Mo Feb. 1, 1930 6/5

            In commenting on the death of the late Richard Shanks McKinney, which is widely regretted, Joe Lee Bomar informs us that Mrs. McKinney was a granddaughter of Matthew Scott, who served in Col. Richard Johnson's mounted Kentucky Cavalry, Gov. Isaac Shelby's Division, Wm. Henry Harrison, in the Canadian Invasion and fought the battle of Thames and River Raisin.  Scott is buried south of Bryant Station, about 100 yards under a walnut tree and without a marker to his grave.  He was an uncle of Alexander Bomar, and a grand uncle of Joe Lee Bomar, Sam Byrns, Walker Byrns, and multitudes of others.  A Bomar son, Clark Bomar, married Katherine McKinney, granddaughter of R.S. McKinney, now of El Monte, Cal.  They are returning here in the spring.  Shanks McKinney was a nephew of Col Richard Shanks, who commanded a crack regiment in Shelby's "Old Iron Brigade". Col. Upton Hays, a grandson of Daniel Boone, first commanded this regiment.