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Laddonia Herald Feb. 16, 1899
Death Reapings
Willie Adams, aged 11, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Adams Allen, of near Hutchison, died yesterday morning of diabetes.
Contributed by Cheryl Oberhaus- not related- no other information.



Ex-Centralia Man Dies After Long Illness
Robert Leroy Anthony, 61, of Columbia, died Wednesday evening at Boone Hospital Center there. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Westside Christian Church, 1108 W. Ash, where he was a member. Lowell McCoy, evangelist, of Springfield, will officiate. The Fenton Funeral Home of Centralia is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the home, 1924 Doris Dr., in Columbia, today. Mr. Anthony was born in St. Louis on Sept. 13, 1923, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Cynthia Wood Anthony. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with the combat engineers. He had worked for the A.B. Chance Co. for 25 years while living in Centralia and after moving to Columbia, was a painter at Ellis Fischel Hospital for 12 years before retiring in 1982 due to health reasons. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Dawson, to whom he was married on Aug. 19, 1948, in Moberly; three sons, Leroy, Mark and Carl, all of Columbia; a sister, Jane Hance of Grayslake, IL; three granddaughters, three nieces and a cousin, Nelson Brown of Mexico. His parents, a brother, Bud Anthony, and a sister, Josephine Motes, preceded him in death.
(Mexico Ledger 9-21-1984) Ida Hepler



Mexico Intelligencer 20th Feb 1896 Headline:
Mrs. M. M. Arnall Dead  

Mrs. Arnall, wife of M. M. Arnall, died at her home 8 miles north of Mexico yesterday of a combination of kidney and heart troubles.  Mrs. Arnall was a native of Warren County, this state, and was in her 68th year.  She was the daughter of Samuel Daugherty and when an infant was stolen from her father's home near Marthasville by the Indians.  She was recaptured, however, and escaped any injury at the hands of the roving band of Red Skins.  She married M. M. Arnall, who is now in his 70th year, and in feeble health.  They lived in Warren up to 1880, during which year they came to Audrain.  Mrs. Arnall was a good woman and a consistent member of the Baptist church.   Four children are living, James R. at Wellsville, F. L. and W. F., who live with their father, and Mrs. Annie E. Rodger, who lives in Stoddard county.  The latter's health is also very poor.   The funeral takes place today at the family residence, conducted by Rev. G. B. Smith, a close friend of the family.  The burial will take place at Mount Zion Church. Contributed by Rob Hamilton



J.E. Arnold Dies Today
ames E. Arnold, 87, of Coldwell Nursing Home, formerly of Route 1, Mexico, died at 8:43 a.m. today, at Audrain Medical Center where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Mr. Arnold was born in Middle Grove on May 26, 1897 to Thomas Jefferson and Memie Chilton Arnold. He married Alma Myrtle Woods in Mexico on Aug. 15, 1925. She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 1962. Surviving are one son, J.E. Arnold, Jr., Mexico; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and one brother, Emit Arnold, Mexico. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Mr. Arnold was a retired farmer who had lived on Route 1 for 10 years prior to entering the nursing home. He was a member of the Midway Christian Church and had been a member of the IOOF Lodge. Services will be held Wednesday at the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Spradley officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. (1984 Mexico Ledger) Ida Hepler




Willard Stephen Barton was born in Germantown, N. Y. Sept. 10, 1821 and died in Laddonia, Mo., Feb. 10, 1899, aged 77 years and 5 months. His disease was pneumonia. He moved to this community 24 years ago. His nearest relatives except two sons, George and Byron Barton living here, reside in distant states. His remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery. Contributed by Cheryl Oberhaus, - not related-no other information Off site website for the Family of Willard S. Barton