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Elizabeth J. "Eliza" (Smith) Threlkeld (1831-1912)
From the Mexico Weekly Intelligencer dated Thursday, May 23, 1912, page 4, column 2, under Deaths.Audrain County MO

Mrs. Eliza Threlkeld, 81 years old, died Saturday at the home of her son, Hiram Threlkeld, six miles south of Mexico. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Richland Baptist Church in Callaway County the Rev. C.A. Mitchell of this city officiated. The body will be buried in the Richland cemetery.
Mrs. Threlkeld was born in Orange County Va. June 10, 1831 and come to Missouri with her parents, Tartan and Lucy (Mallory) Smith, in 1834. The family settled in Callaway County where Mrs. Threlkeld was reared. She was married to Marcellus Threlkeld August 16, 1857 and children born to that union who are now living are Edgar, Hiram and Thaddeus Threlkeld, and Mrs. Irvin Calhoun. Mr. Threlkeld died Sept 15 1865.
Mrs. Threlkeld was a member of the Baptist Church and was a consistent believer in that faith.
NOTES: As given above, Elizabeth J. SMITH was born in Orange County VA to Tartan and Lucy (MALLORY) SMITH on Friday, 10 Jun 1831 (another source says she was born on the same day in 1832). The family moved to Callaway County MO in late 1834 and settled in the Richland Creek area north of Fulton. The THRELKELD family were neighbors and her future husband, Marcellus N. THRELKELD was born 15 Nov 1828 in Kentucky to Hiram Marcellus THRELKELD and Nancy B. CRAIG. The THRELKELD family also moved to the Richland Creek area of Callaway County MO. Eliza and Marcellus were married August 16, 1857 in Callaway County MO but almost immediately moved to the Beaver Dam Community in Audrain County MO just south of Mexico. They had 4 children: Edgar (born about 1858), Hiram (born about 1860), Thaddeus (born about 1862) and Anne Marcella (born about 1864 and who married Irvin CALHOUN). Contrary to what is given above, Marcellus died 17 Dec 1865, age 37 years. Eliza never remarried. She died on Saturday May 18, 1912 and was not quite 81 years of age (assuming she was born in 1831). She was buried at the Richland Baptist Church cemetery the next day, Sunday, May 19, 1912. Her father and mother, as well as many of her sisters are said to be buried at the Richland Baptist Church cemetery. A bio write-up of her is also provided on page 852-853 of the book, History of Audrain County Missouri (1884), originally published by the National Historical Company, St. Louis MO.

Obituary for Mary E. (McCune) Threlkeld (1867-1951)
From the Fulton Missouri Telegraph dated Thursday, May 10, 1951, page 6, column 6.
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO
Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld Died in Mexico, Mo.
Native of Auxvasse Lived With Daughter, Mrs. Marshall Pratt
Mrs. T. A. Threlkeld, 84, well-known Mexico, Mo., resident, and a native of Auxvasse, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marshall Pratt, 719 East Jackson street, after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Mexico Christian Church which she was a member. The pastor, the Rev. P. B. Carlisle officiated. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs. Threlkeld, the former Miss Mary E. McCune, was born October 6, 1867 near Auxvasse, the daughter of the late Harriett and Samuel McCune. She was married on October 25, 1887 to Mr. Threlkeld who died in 1924. She was a charter member of the Auxvasse Christian Church, but transferred her membership to the Mexico church after she moved there. She was a member of the P. E. O. and the Matrons Luncheon Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pratt, who is a member of the Board of Directos of William Woods college, and Mrs. Fred F. Peck, and one son, Reese Threlkeld. One son, Harold, died in infancy. She was the last surviving member of a family of five children. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Arthur Sharp and three brothers, Tom, Bates and John McCune. She is also survived by two gransons and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Bert Oliver of Fulton, is a distant cousin. She said Monday that her mother, the late Mrs. R. S. Craig and Mrs. Threlkeld were both born on the same day, but did not know each other until they were eighteen years of age. After that they celebrated their birthdays together for sixty years, alternating between their two homes for parties. Their husbands were cousins.

Obituaries for Elizabeth "Bettie" (Clanton) Threlkeld, d. 1901

From the Mexico Weekly Intelligencer dated Thursday, September 5, 1901, page 3, column 3.
Mexico, Audrain Co. MO
A Sudden Death.
Mrs. Bettie Threlkeld, wife of Hiram Threlkeld, 9 miles southwest of Mexico, died Thursday night of heart failure, it is thought. She complained of a smothering spell and walked out into the yard for a few minutes and returned to the house, laid down on the bed and died.
The deceased was about 35 years old. She was married to Mr. Threlkeld about 18 years ago. Three children bless the union; one boy and two girls, 15, 10 and about 5 years, respectively. The deceased was a half sister of Mrs. Annie Daniel, of South Mexico.
She was a member of the Beaver Dam Baptist church, where the funeral was preached Saturday at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. J. Porter, of Mexico, and the remains buried in the Mexico cemetery. The bereaved have the sympathy of the community. Funeral services were held Saturday over the remains of Mrs. Bettie Threlkeld. The pall bearers were as follows: H. H. Nelson, John Sanford, Wm. Conner, Chas. Marshall, Geo. Crum and Wm. Winn.
From the Auxvasse Review dated Thursday, September 5, 1901, page 3, column 6.
Auxvasse, Callaway Co. MO

Mrs. Hiram Threlkeld Dead
Mrs. Hiram Threlkeld, aged 39, after an illness of only a few minutes, died of heart failure, at her home six miles northwest of Auxvasse, at 11 o'clock p.m., Thursday August 29, 1901. A husband and two daughters survive her. She was, prior to her marriage, Miss Bettie Clanton. Her husband, Hiram Threlkeld was reared in southern Audrain, is a brother to Edgar Threlkeld of Auxvasse, and is an excellent gentleman.
Mrs. Threlkeld's funeral was preached at Beaver Dam, after which she was buried at Mexico. The pall bearers were: H. H. Nelson, John Sanford, William Conner, Charles Marshall, George Crum and William Winn.
From the Missouri Telegraph dated Friday, September 6, 1901, page 1, columns 1-2, under "CONCORD".
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO
Died at her home, near Concord, Thursday night, August 29, Mrs. Hiram Threlkeld. Heart failure was the immediate cause. She left a devoted husband, three children in addition to a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The TELEGRAPH extends its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.
NOTES: From the above obituary information, it appears that Elizabeth "Bettie" CLANTON was born about 1862. At this time, little is known about where and to whom she was born. However, she did marry Hiram THRELKELD and had a family. Hiram was born about 1860 to Marcellus N. (1828 KY-1865) and Elizabeth J. "Eliza" (SMITH, 1832 VA-1912 MO) THRELKELD. They also lived in the small Beaver Dam community just south of Mexico, Audrain Co. MO. Bettie's only son, Marcellus "Mark" Herndon THRELKELD (1896 MO-1979 TX) was 5 years old when his mother passed away. One of Bettie's daughters may have been called Eunice. The Audrain County Record of Births (C-414) from the Missouri State Archives list a female child born to Hiram and Elizabeth (CLANTON) THRELKELD on 6 June 1885 in Audrain Co. MO. As given above, Bettie was buried on Saturday, August 31, 1901 at the Mexico cemetery.

Obituary for Hiram Threlkeld (1860-1949)

From the Mexico Evening Ledger dated Monday, September 26, 1949; page 1, column 8.
Mexico, Audrain Co. MO
Rites Tuesday for Hiram Threlkeld

Hiram Threlkeld, 89, prominent retired Audrain county farmer, died at the Audrain hospital Monday morning at 3:45 o'clock following a long illness, having been bedfast two and a half years.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers at the funeral services to be held at the Arnold Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. o'clock. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery.
A lifetime resident of Audrain, Mr. Threlkeld, son of Marcellus and Eliza Smith Threlkeld, was born August 28, 1860, on a farm eight miles southwest of Mexico, property homesteaded from the government. He resided there until a few years ago when he went to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Les Crews. On January 9, 1884, he was married to Miss Betty Clanton, who preceded him in death in 1901. He is the last member of his family of four children. Mr. Threlkeld was a charter member of the Beaver Dam Baptist church west of Mexico.
Survivors other that his daughter, Mrs. Crews, include a son, Marcellus Threlkeld of Hannibal, formerly of Mexico. Another daughter, Mrs. Henry Crews; a sister, Mrs. Anna M. Calhoun and two brothers, Edgar and Thad A. Threlkeld, preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.
NOTES: As given above, Hiram THRELKELD was born August 28, 1860, a son of Marcellus and Elizabeth J. "Eliza" (SMITH) THRELKELD. On 9 January 1884, he married Elizabeth "Bettie" Frances CLANTON at the home of the bride in Audrain Co. MO. Bettie was a daughter of Nicholas Stewart and Diana Eleanor (SPEED) CLANTON. Hiram and Bettie had three known children; two daughters and one son: Ethel, Eunice and Marcellus "Mark" Herndon THRELKELD. Bettie died at home on 29 August 1901 and is also buried in Elmwood Cemetery. As given above, Hiram died at age 89 on 26 September 1949 in Mexico, Audrain Co. MO and was buried the next day in Elmwood Cemetery

Obituary for Julian Harold Threlkeld (1893-1893)
From the Mexico Weekly Ledger dated December 21, 1893, page 4, column 5.
Mexico, Audrain Co. MO
A four months old child of Mr and Mrs. Thad Threlkeld died last week.
From the Auxvasse Review dated December 28, 1893, page 3, column 7; under OBITUARY
Auxvasse, Callaway Co. MO
The angel of death has laid his cold, icy hand upon another loved one, and has taken from the loving embraces of parents, Julian Harold; little son of T. A. and Mary Threlkeld, their second and last child.
It seems that Providence often times permits us to have one sweet draught from the cup of bliss and then, snatches away the cup ere we would become drunk of its nectar, and forget or neglect our duty to God and the world. This beautiful little boy only blessed and lighted up the home for four months and three days, and was then taken to fairer climes to wait the coming of the parents.
Little Harold came to the home like a sunbeam from heaven, but this ray which shone forth in its effulgence, lighting up the home with its radiance and filling the heart with sunlight and joy; was soon extinguished and a cloud of sorrow overshadowed the home. But thanks be to God, for he has promised that all things shall work together for good to those who love and serve him. J. D. G.
Notes: Julian Harold THRELKELD was born in mid-August 1893 to Thaddeus A. and Mary E. (McCUNE) THRELKELD. Thad and Mary were married 25 October 1887 in Audrain Co. MO, but the marriage was filed in Callaway Co. MO. Thaddeus was a son of Marcellus and Elizabeth "Eliza" J. (SMITH) THRELKELD. Mary was a daughter of Samuel and Harriett McCUNE. As given in the obituary, above, Julian died in mid-December 1893 in Callaway Co. MO, age 4 months, three days. He is buried along with his brother, Reese, in the Grand Prairie (Baptist) Cemetery, near Auxvasse.

Obituary for Thaddeus A. Threlkeld, 1863-1924
From the Fulton Gazette dated Thursday, October 2, 1924, page 2, column 3.
Fulton, Callaway Co. MO

Mexico Man, Father of Mrs. Marshall Pratt, of McCredie Had Been Ill Long Time
Thaddeus A. Threlkeld, 61 years old, who was widely known in north Callaway, died at his home in Mexico Sunday night after a long illness. Funeral and burial took place in Mexico Tuesday afternoon. He was the father of Mrs. Marshall Pratt, of McCredie.
Mr. Threlkeld was born on a farm south of Mexico. His father was Marcellus Threlkeld, brother of Sisera Threlkeld, of this city. His wife, formerly Miss Mary McCune, and one other daughter, Mrs. Fred F. Peck, of Mexico, survive. Hiram Threlkeld, of Auxvasse, is a brother. Mr. Threlkeld was an active worker in the Christian church throughout the greater part of his life.
NOTES: Thaddeus A. THRELKELD was born 12 April 1863, a son of Marcellus N. THRELKELD (1828-1965) and Elizabeth "Eliza" J. SMITH (1832-1912) on a farm south of Mexico, Audrain Co. MO near the Beaver Dam community. Marcellus and Eliza THRELKELD owned land near the Audrain-Callaway border. On 25 October 1887, he married Miss Mary E. McCUNE.(1868-1951). Although their wedding was in Audrain Co. MO, their marriage certification is filed in Callaway Co. MO. As given above, Thaddeus A. THRELKELD died 28 September 1924 in Mexico, Audrain Co. MO. He was buried on 30 September 1924 in Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico.

MEXICO EVENING LEDGER Fri., Dec. 5, 1952 - page 6

Funeral services for John Wesley Trower, 88, were held Monday in the Smyrna church with the Rev. J.V. Roberts of Laddonia officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Trower, who died November 29, was born on January 10, 1864, in Middletown where he spent most of his life.
On April 8, 1885, he was married to Miss Allice Ingram, who preceded him in death on August 20, 1930.Survivors include the following children: Leonard P. Trower of Yarnell, Ariz., Mrs. Ernie Barton of Mountain View, Calif., Mrs. Bennie Mitchell of Ventura, Calif., John H. Trower of Farber, O.K. Trower of of Cheboygan, Mich., Finis M. Trower of Overland and William H. Trower of Columbia.
Eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. A son, Artie T. Trower preceded his father in death on August 12, 1887.

Laddonia Herald Jan. 26, 1899
Prof. W. D. Turner died at the home of his sister in this city Jan. 24th (Vandalia) He had been sick for over five months -- laid to rest in the Vandalia cemetery