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Obituaries taken from The Ozark County Times.

Ozark County Times, Dec. 11, 1908
M.P. Tate
Died at his home in our city Saturday night, Nov. 28, at 11 o’clock, M. P. Tate aged 78 years.
He was born in Warren County, Tenn., and moved to Ozark Co. shortly after the war. He was married to Miss Mary Moffit in Tennessee before coming to this state. She died in Gainesville in 1883. Of this union six children survive him.
In about 1884 he was married to Mrs. Martha Hennager who with their two children, survive him.
During the early fall Mr. Tate had a severe illness but had entirely recovered and was in ordinarily good health. On Thanksgiving eve, he and his wife were singing church hymns together and after retiring he coughed some and remarked that he had better take some cough medicine and got up and lit a match and mistook a bottle of Carbolic acid and took a large swallow and did not discover his mistake until getting back in bed.
Dr. J. T. White was immediately summoned and everything known to medical science was done, but without avail.
He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits till long past the age at which men ordinarily drop of the ranks of the workers. . .
He served his country in the war of the rebellion as 1st Lieut. In Company H regiment Mo. Vol. infantry under . . . (can’t read).
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 8, 1909
James Martin
James Martin died at the home of his parents near Toccoa Dec. 31. He took sick Dec. 26 and grew worse until the end. The attending physicians prounced his ailment lock of the bowls and an attack of appendicitis.
He was a progressive young teacher and was employed to teach the Dora school.

Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 22, 1909
Charlie Ebrite
Charlie, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ebrite died at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 1909. He had been sick with typhoid fever about two months. He was laid to rest at the Lilly Cemetery.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 29, 1909
Infant Wecker
An infant son of C. E. Wecker died last Sunday morning and was buried in the Dora Cemetery Monday evening.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
April 2, 1909
Willie Long
Noble. Willie Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Long peacefully departed this life March 16 and was interred in the Noble Cemetery. Willie was 42 years old and has spent much of the last 25 years in suffering.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
June 6, 1909
M.B. Coble
Died May 29 at 5:45 p.m., Mr. M. B. Coble. He had some three or four strokes and was expecting death.
He leaves a wife and children to mourn. Services were conducted at Sweeton Cemetery by Rev. McMutrey.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
July 23, 1909
Mrs. W. A. Love
Mrs. W. A. Love died very suddenly on Saturday morning, July 17, 1909, at the residence of E. E. Conkin, where she had been temporarily staying, of hemorrhage of the lungs.
Mrs. Love was born in New York on June 9, 1843, married to Col. W. A. Love on Oct. 4, 1861, and they moved to Missouri in October 1869. She had been making her home with her son Homer, at South West City, Mo., and at the time of her death was at this place disposing of her property here.
The sons and daughter were immediately notified by wire of the death. Miss Agnes and Homer arrived here on Sunday afternoon.
Brief and impressive services were held at the Love residence and the remains laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Gainesville cemetery on Sunday evening.
Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death. A dark gloom spread over the whole community when it was reported Saturday morning that Mrs. Love was dead.
Among us, she ranked as a kind neighbor, devoted mother and a true friend, and wital a woman of heroic mould in bravely meeting the stern requirements and often the disappointments of life.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
July 30, 1909
Infant Short
From the Noble items.
Mr. Short and Mr. Turner of Squires were in Noble Friday after a coffin for Mr. Short’s nine month’s old babe.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
July 30, 1909
Mary A. Rose
Mrs. Lee Rose of a few miles west of town died Saturday night and was buried at Centre Point Sunday. Mrs. Rose was an old and highly respected citizen of the county.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Aug. 6, 1909
Virginia Luna
Died, on Saturday, July 31, 1909, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Luna of Gainesville, their daughter Virginia, aged 2 years, 6 months and 12 days, after an illness of a few days. The little body was laid to rest in the Gainesville Cemetery on Sunday evening.
Impressive funeral services were held at the home conducted by Elder William Shanks.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Oct. 15, 1909
Chloe Garfit
The 3 year old daughter of Mose Garfit of Zanoni died of diphtheria Monday.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Nov. 12, 1909
Gertrude Harlin
On the night of Nov. 2, all hearts were saddened when it was announced that the Angel of Death had visited the home of John C. Harlin and removed from the family circle, Gertrude, the loved and loving daughter, who was born February 10, 1904.
She died of diphtheria. For two days her suffering was intense. All was done that loving hands could do to relieve her pain, but with no avail. . .
Her remains were interred in the Gainesville Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. W. Shanks.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Henry Edward Upton
The news of the death of Edward Upton, last Sunday came as a shock to his many friends of this vicinity. He was taken dangerously sick with Pneumonia, on Sunday, just a week before he died, and grew rapidly worse until his death.
Mr. Upton was a member of the Masonic order of this place, was also a Woodman and belonged to the Brotherhood. He was interred Monday in the Pontiac cemetery, the Masonic order officiating at the last services.
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Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 14, 1910
Thomas Mishler, familiarly known as “Uncle Tom,” died January 12th 1910, after an illness of 12 days of pneumonia. He had been failing in health for the past few months and when strickened down with pneumonia, it was more than he could bear.
“Uncle Tom” was born near Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 28, 1848, and came to Green Co., Mo., about the year 1871, where he engaged in the milling business. In 1880 he moved to this county, locating at the mouth of Lick Creek, his present home, again engaging in the milling business in connection with farming. For several years he did a splendid business because everyone knew that when he tolled their grain, they got all that was due them. In the early eighties when the drought struck this section of country and bread (unreadable) was very scarce, people flocked to “Uncle Tom’s” mill those who had the money to buy with he often refused stating that money would buy bread elsewhere and that those without the money might suffer. He sold to them on time until his supply of flour and meal was exhausted in many cases waiting for years for the pay.
For his great humane principle, the people in 1886 (unsure of date) took him from the mill and elected him to the office of circuit clerk, recorder and county clerk; again in 1898 he was elected county judge of the Eastern District. In 1900 he was elected collector of revenue and re-elected collector in 1902.
He was married in Green County on April 17, 1872, to Miss Fannie Totten. To this union were born four children. After the death of his first wife in 1882, he married, in 1884, Miss Isabella Thomason, in this county. To the last union were also born four children.
He was a man who never turned a deaf ear to the needy nor said no when asked a favor. The stranger, even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter if he sought it at his hands. He had born adversity bravely and enjoyed properity quietly. He had filled the various relations of life, as husband, father, friend and filled them well. Who can do more?
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 28, 1910
Died at his home near Pretonia, Dr. John Clayton on Saturday evening, Jan. 22, 1910.
He had been a resident of the county some 18 or 20 years, first locating in this city where he practiced his profession with marked success. He later purchased and moved on to the farm near Prestonia upon which he resided at the time of his death.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 28, 1910
Died at her home, 8 miles south of Rockbridge, Mrs. Nancy Mayberry, on Monday morning, Jan. 24, 1910.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Jan. 28, 1910
Died, John B. McClendon at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, John Coonce, 6 miles northwest of here, of old age, on Monday, Jan. 24, 1910.
He was 94 years old and was the oldest person in the county. He was one of Ozark County’s pioneer citizens. He took an active part in the affairs of the county up until 10 or 12 years ago.
He was laid to rest in the Gainesville Cemetery on Jan. 26.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
April 22, 1910
James Salter Blount, a highly respected citizen and a noble Christian died April 10, 1910, at his and his son’s home four miles from Gainesville. He was born in Washington, Beauford County, N.C. Sept. 6, 1812, where he resided until the Civil War. He passed through the dark days of the war to its close as sergeant in light artillery in the Confederate Army. Soon after he moved to New Town, Ohio. He resided there two years, then moved to Green County, Mo., March 1868 ( ?date is hard to read).
On Nov. 6, 1875 he was married to Mary Eliza Haden, Galloway, Mo. They made their home in Green County until Feb. 1895 when they moved to Webster County, residing there until March 1897, they moved back to Green County. On the (can’t read) of March the same year, his wife died.
In January, 18??, he moved to Ozark County where he resided until his death. He was the father of two children – Walter H. and Roy A. His second son, Roy A., died in Green County, Sept. 28, 1903 (?).
Brother Blount was 68 years old, was our Elder at Center Point for eight years and was as consecrated and earnest as it is possible to be. The chief purpose of his life was to do his Master’s will. . .
He will be greatly missed at Center Point for he was always present ever ready to lend a helping hand in every good work.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
July 15, 1910
Milton G. Pattillo was born in Gallatin Co., Ill., near Shawneetown, Feb. 11, 1826, and died at his home near Dawt June 20, 1910, aged 84 yrs., 4 mo. and 9 days.
On Dec. 25, 1846 (unsure of date) he was united in marriage to Margaret Sherwood of Shawneetown.
To this union, seven children were born, two of whom survive, J. M. and J. W. Pattillo of Dawt.
He enlisted in Co. D, 120th Regiment of Illinois Inf. On Aug. 15, 1862 and was discharged at Memphis, Tenn. on Sept. 10, 1865 as a sergeant.
Mr. Pattillo’s first wife died in June 29, 1870.
He was again married to Mary Callicott March 9, 1871, in Gallatin Co., Ill., who still survives him.
To this union five children were born, three of whom are living. S. A. and Edgar of Dawt and L. D. Pattillo of Independence, Kansas.
In 1872 he moved to Jackson Co., Ark., where he resided until 1875 when he came to Ozark Co., Mo., where he has since resided.
“Uncle Pat” as he was familiarly known was highly respected by all who knew him. He always had a kind word and a pleasant smile for everyone he met.
For years he has been a sufferer from a cancer on his face. He bore it with patience and fortitude, although the last few months he was confined to his room. Still he never complained of his afflictions.
In early life he was a member of the M. E. church, but at the time of his death he was a member of the Christian Church. The remains were laid to rest near his home in the Parker Cemetery.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Sept. 16, 1910
Died at Gainesville, Mo., Sept. 7, 1910, Roscoe Harrison who was born in Douglas County near Dora, Oct. 9, 1891.
He lived with his father on the farm until Sept. 1909 when he entered school at this place to prepare for the teaching profession.
The training he received on the farm, in his home and in the district school results in the development of an ideal character. . .
He came to Gainesville in Sept. 1909 and entered school. By regularity and punctuality in attendance, diligent study and obedience he won for himself a record which has never been excelled by anyone who has attended our school. . .
At the time of his death he was teaching five miles north of Gainesville. . .
His body was interred in the Gainesville Cemetery amid the tears of relatives and friends, there to repose until we meet him in a fairer and brighter clime where he will greet us with his pleasant smile and happy good morning.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

 Obituary Image Another Pioneer Citizen Dies at Home in Gainesville
“Uncle Dick” Martin, one of last civil War Veterans left I Ozarks, ninety-eight descendants survive.
Perry Henry (sic) [Henson] (Uncle Dick) Martin, 95 years, 3 months and 28 days old, died at his home in this city on Friday morning at 5 o’clock from infirmities of age. “Uncle Dick” was born in Ozark County in or near Udall but spent most of his life in the Pontiac community and was widely known as a leading and successful farmer and stockman. On his retirement from the farm, a number of years ago, he moved to Gainesville.
He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, was one of the last veterans of the war between the states left in this section of the Ozarks. However, one other Union Army veteran, John P. Edwards, is still living at Rockbridge in Ozark County and is also well along in his nineties.
He was married to Polly Johnson Nov. 18, 1867, who died on April 27, 1914. Born to this union were 10 children; six are still living. They are: Samuel Martin of Oakland, Ark.; Thomas Martin of Lutie; Jesse E. Martin of Isabella; William Martin of Pontiac; Newt Martin of Gainesville and Ollie Satterfield of Isabella, Mo.
He leaves 25 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
He was married in June 1915 to Mrs. Pink Kibbee who is till living.
He was a member of Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Gainesville, Mo., and has been for a number of years, being one of the oldest masons in Ozark County.
A short funeral service was held at the home about 12:30, then at 2 o’clock services were held at the church at Pontiac, services being conducted by Mr. J. C. Harlin, a life-long friend of the deceased. The masons also held their ceremonies at the grave.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

Ozark County Times
Feb. 24, 1938
George B. Hunt obituary
George B. Hunt was born April 15, 1865 in Callaway County, Mo., and died Jan. 22, 1938, in a hospital in Beeville, Texas. He came to Ozark County when a mere boy and grew up in the neighborhood where he spent most of his life. Was married to Miss Florence Morrison on March 25, 1886. He is survived by his wife, four children, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and one sister, five brothers, and many other relatives and friends.
His children are as follows: Minnie Charlotte who died at the age of 9 months, Mrs. Carrie Luna of Gainesville Mo., Mrs. Pearl Luna of Portales, N.M.; Alton Hunt of Laredo, Texas, and Troy Hunt of Beeville, Texas. His sister if Mrs. Julia Patrick of Sand Springs, Okla. His brothers are Lee Hunt, South Fork, Mo., Babe Hunt, Hale, Colo. And Rob and Bud Hunt of Sycamore, Mo.
He obeyed the gospel under the preaching of S. C. Garner in 1912. All of his married life has been spent in Ozark County with the exception of one year in Okla. in 1901. At the time of his death, his home was at Dora, Mo., but he and his wife had gone to spend the winter with their children in the South, when he was taken suddenly ill, and died at his son Troy’s. His wife and son Alton accompanied the body back to Ozark County where funeral services were held at Smith Chapel church house, and the body laid to rest in Smith Chapel cemetery under a wealth of beautiful flowers. The scriptural reading was John 14th chapter by U. H. Morrison; prayer and an eloquent sermon by A. J. Thompson and beautiful songs directed by Floyd Pitcock and Oather Hamilton.
“Uncle B” as he was known, was greatly loved by all who knew him. He never aspired to publicity nor fame but was happy and contented with his home, his friends, and his church privileges. More than one remarked that if he had ever done a mean thing, no one knew of it. May we all strive to emulate his example for good.
Contributed by Mary Ruth (Luna) Sparks

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