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BOTTS, Ruth

Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, Thurs. 2 Feb. 1888, Page 5, col. 2
Obituary
Died, January 22 (28), 1888, at her fathers's home, Mrs. Ruth Botts, daughter of S. E. Kendall and wife.  Mrs. Botts had been very low for a long time, but for a few days before her death had shown symptoms of recovery; and the family and friends were rejoicing that she was getting well.  On last Thursday she was reported worse.  She continued to grow worse until Saturday morning, at three o'clock, when she breathed her last, and the loving heart ceased to beat.  She was married last spring to Thomas Botts, Jr., one of Audrain's most prosperous young men.  He lived happily with his young and beautiful wife, only a few short months, when that dread monster, death, laid his cold and icy hand upon his loving bride, and now she is numbered with the dead; no, not dead, but transformed from mortality to immorality--from this world of sorrow, pain and death, to a land of joy and peace forever.  Mrs. Botts was one of the most consistent and conscientious Christians we ever knew, and we would say to the broken hearted husband, the fond and doting father, the kind and indulgent mother, the sorrowing brothers and sisters, weep not, for Ruth, the affectionate wife, the loving and dutiful daughter, the tender and sympathetic sister, you never more on earth will look upon that beatfiful form you loved so well, never more on earth will you hear that sweet, melodious voice singing praises to God.  But be ye ready when the Lord says come, and you shall see her as she is, never more to part from her.  Then Let us, Like sister Ruth, be ready so we can say, "come, welcome death, thou end of fear, I am ready to go." The remains were interred in the cemetery at Littleby Baptist Church, Sunday at one o'clock.  Rev. N. S. Johnston preached a very feeling and eloquent sermon. O. G.

 

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 2 Feb, 1888; Pg. 3, col. 4
Mrs. Thomas Botts, whose illness has been noted in the Ledger, died at 3 o'clock a. m. Saturday at the home of her father, S. E. Kendall, near Rush Hill.  It was thought she was in a fair way to recovery when she suddenly grew worse.  The funeral will take place from Littleby Baptist Church tomorrow, services to be conducted by Rev. N. S. Johnston.  Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lane left this afternoon for the residence of Mr. Kendall, Mrs. Lane being a sister of deceased.  Mrs. Potts (Botts) was a highly respected and beloved lady and the Ledger extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Submitted by Virginia Thomas

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BROWN, Lee

Lee Brown Dies Monday
Lee E. Brown, 97, of Route 1, Laddonia, died Monday at 9:50 p.m. at Audrain Medical Center. He had been admitted on Feb. 15. Services are Thursday at the Precht-Pickering Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Ward officiating. Burial to be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born Nov. 23, 1887, in Oakville, Iowa, to D.N. and Dena Cadman Brown. He was married Dec. 20, 1911, to Ethel Stowers. She died in 1948. In Oct. 1949 he married Laura Maye Bauer who died in 1968. On May 7, 1972, he married Ruby Peery, who survives. Also surviving are five sons, Jerald Wright, Vandalia, Wayne Peery, Kansas City, Dean Peery, Laddonia, James Robert Bauer, Mexico, and Clarence Peery, San Francisco; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary) Stuart, Perry; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Halbert Lee Brown, Goshen, Ind. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Brown was a charter member of the Martinsburg Community Church where he was a deacon. He was active in the Modern Woodmen of America, the Missouri Farmers Association and the board of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Mr. Brown graduated from Gem City Business College, Quincy. He had farmed in the Martinsburg area for over 70 years. (Mexico Ledger, 1985) from Ida Hepler

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BROWN, Leslie

Leslie Brown, prominent young farmer living northwest
of town passed away Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock following a serious illness of two months from a heart

ailment. Mr. Brown consulted a specialist in St. Louis
when he first became ill and was advised of the seriousness of his condition. Through his weeks of suffering every thing possible to the skills of physicians was tried in an effort to help him but all proved futile.
Leslie Renfro Brown, the son of the late Wm Jackson and
Ella Jane Frink Brown was born in Audrain County, October 31, 1891.
On Feb. 24, 1915 he was married to Miss Fern Fuqua who passed away Oct, 30, 1935. On Oct. 24, 1937 he was married to Mrs. Anna Machin Walker, who with the two children, Ruth and Clyde, born of his first marriage survives. He is also survived by two brothers. Charles E. Brown of Grand Rapid, Mich, and Raymond Brown of Laddonia, his step mother Mrs. Laura Brown and a step son, Billy Walker.
Mr. Brown spent his entire life in this community where he was an industrious and sucessful farmer. He was one of our most substantial and respected citizens and possessed many friends who are grieved to hear of his passing.
Funeral services were from the Laddonia Bastist Church.

Text Box: This obituary was part of a Laddonia newspaper front page submitted by Joy Winet, no relation to the family.

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BYRNS, Richard A

Mexico Weekly Ledger, October 19, 1911:

 Richard A Byrns

     Richard A. Byrns, one of the oldest citizens of Audrain county died at his home in the southwest part of town at 1 o'clock Sunday morning of senility.  Mr. Byrns, six years ago, took the prize at the local Chautaqqua for being the oldest man in the county.  He and his wife moved to Mexico two weeks ago.
     He was born in Halifax county, Va, March 28, 1829.  When he was 13 months old he moved with his parents to Missouri and settled on the section of land, a portion of which the deceased later purchased and resided on almost his entire life.  In 1850 and 1851 Mr. Byrns went to California and of a party of 134, Rufus Pearson, of Mexico, is the only survivor.  Mr. Pearson was a pallbearer at the funeral Monday.
     The deceased joined the Baptist Church in one-half of his house 62 years ago and he was a charter member of Union Chapel.
     He was married to Miss Mary J. Thomas fifty-four years ago and she with four daughters survive.  They are Mrs. Fannie Schuckmann, Kansas City; Mrs. Sallie Judd, Mrs. Ida Jesse and Mrs. Harry Wright of Audrain.
     The deceased was an uncle of Sam Byrns and John Thomas of this city, and a great-uncle of Walker Byrns.
     The funeral was held at Union School House Monday evening at 1 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Byrns burying ground nearby.  The Rev. J. E. Ayscue, of the First Baptist church, and the Rev. A. A. Wallace, of the Presbyterian Church, conducted the services.
     The pallbearers were Rufus Pearson, Wm. Kesler, J. M. Hutts, D. B. Staples, John T. Byars and A. Potzer.
     The Ledger joins other friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.
submitted by Rod Green Ashland, Mo

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BULLARD, Charles Richard

Express & Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Colorado, Jan 31, 1901, abstracted
Charles Richard Bullard was an invalid for several years and died at family home in the mountains at age 54 (this means he was probably born 1846, not 1857 as shown on cemetery death records.) Born in Missouri, married Miss Dillard in Mexico, MO. Survived by 2 sons, Emmett and Everett,1 daughter Calla ( Callie)

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BUTLER, D.W

Mexico Evening Ledger Mexico, Mo., Saturday Nov. 15, 1930 Page 1 Column 7
D.W. Butler, 88 Confederate Died of Illness
Well Known Resident Passed Away after Bried Illness at Home of Daughter in Clifton Hill- Services Here Saturday
D. W. Butler, wellknown Mexico resident and 88 year old Confederate veteran of the Civil War, succumbed to a brief illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Key, at Clifton Hill, Friday afternoon, his death being widely regretted here by many friends. He had been ill since Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Claude Hulen home on East Jackson St., with Rev. J.W. Hardesty, Primitive Baptist Minister of Columbia officiating.
Mr. Butler was born in Ripley Co., Indiana and grew to manhood there. He came to Missouri in 1890 and located on a farm twelve miles northwest of Mexico, moving to Mexico in 1910.
Mr. Butler had resided in Mexico for many years. He enlisted with the Confederacy forces during the war and was a sergeant in Co. C, Second Missouri Calvary, under Colonel Coleman's command, in Marmaduke's brigade, of General Sterling Price's division. He was 88 years old on October 17.

Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Butler, and ten survive. Two are deceased. A devout Christian, Mr. Butler was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving him are Mrs. Claude Hulen (Libbie) and Mrs. Pritchett Hume (Flossie) of Mexico, Mrs. Grayson Carr(Jessie Maude) of Oakwood, Mrs. Dora Bever of Anoka, Minn., Mrs. James Mack (Edith) of Independence, Mrs. Roe Barton(Ama) of Shackleford, Mrs. Harve Richardson(Mae) of St. Joseph, Mrs Ida Key of Clifton Hill, Charles A. Butler of Montana, and W. W. Butler of Sheridan, Wyo. Mrs. Butler, his devoted wife, died May 30, 1924.
The Ledger joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved at the passing of this staunch Confederate and well known citizen.
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BYBEE, C.R. 釘ob

Former Mexicoan Dies In Illinois (1985)
C.R. 釘ob Bybee, 80, of Harrisburg, Ill., died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Harrisburg. Services will be held Friday at the Arnold Funeal Home. Mr. Bybee was born March 29, 1904 in Mexico, a son of William Arthur and Cora Worsham Bybee. He was married to Lucille Kehl who died in 1964. Surviving are one son, Charles R. Bybee of Harrisburg, Ill.; one half brother, William Bybee of New Florence; and one half sister, Mrs. Sadie Hustedder, of Missouri. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Bybee operated a coffee shop in the Hoxsey Hotel. He later operated Bob痴 Barbecue at New Florence, and then an antique shop there.
Bybee Services Today
Services for Cecil R. 釘ob Bybee were held today with the Rev. Richard Hunkins officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were D.O. Burton, Clark Johnson, John Jonas, Harold Farrah, R.C. Romdall and Charles Kehl. (Mexico Ledger, March 1985 from Ida Hepler

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