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Name: C. L. Jarvis <>
Date: 2007-10-30
Deceased Full Name Mary M. Gilbert Frazier
Date Born About 1804
Date Died June 17, 1879
Printed in the St. Louis Christian Advocate; July 16, 1879, Page 6
Mary M. Frazier was born in Wilson Co., Tennessee; was converted early life at Ebenezer camp-ground, in the same state, and died peacefully in Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri, June 17, 1879, aged 74 years. She walked with God many years, filled for the most part with sorrow and when the summons came, to use her own words, "She was ready and waiting." Thus lived, and thus died, our mother. We hope to see her on the other side.


Name: Ransom H Curtis <>
Date: 2007-09-08
Deceased Full Name Harriet Curtis
Date Born 1819
Date Died September 15, 1824
Jackson Independent Patriot, September 18, 1824

Died: on the 15th inst., in this town, after a painfull illness of 20 days, Harriett, daughter of Mr. R. H. Curtis, aged four years and nine months.



Name: Judy Cotter <>
Date: 2007-04-25
Deceased Full Name John Walker
Date Born 1813
Date Died 1888/89
I am looking for John Walker born around 1813 in Indiana. His home was in Missouri with his mothers people who were Cherokee. He was married several times and his last wife was 16. Her name was Barbara Ellen Reffett. He met her at a train station at Center Point Indiana on his way to a Doctors convention. John was also a medicine person for his mothers people. He also fought in Washington for his people.The only children from his previous marriages that I know of is Ozias. Ozias married Augusta Bornemann. They were in the Brownwood, Stoddard, and other areas. I am looking for Johns people. My email address is
Thank You,


Name: Helen Maclin Wagster <>
Date: 2006-11-15
Deceased Full Name William Smith Criddle
Date Born Jan. 30, 1871
Date Died May, 1952
May 23,1952

William Smith Criddle, a member of one of the pioneer families of this community, died at his home in Oak Ridge early Monday morning at the age of 81 years. Funeral services were held at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Chester Pulliam, former pastor of the Oak Ridge Methodist Church. Burial was made in the city cemetery.
"Uncle Bud" Criddle, as he was generally known, was born near Jackson Jan. 30, 1871, and was the son of William Bolen and Martha Columbia Daugherty Criddle. On Feb. 5, 1896 he united in marriage with Miss Minnie Davenport, who survives. He resided on a farm about seven miles northwest of Jackson for many years, But for the past (?) years he has lived in Oak Ridge.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, and three sons; Mrs. Emazzar Baker of Allenville, Mrs. Wilbur Thompson of Jackson, W.S. Criddle of Whitewater, James W. Criddle of Cape Girardeau, and C. B. Criddle of Oak Ridge: two brothers, Evan Criddle of Holland and Charles Criddle of Marysville Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. Claud Davis of Jackson, Mrs. Freddie Rudloff of St. Louis, and Mrs. Wade Clodfelter of Cape Girardeau.


Name: Helen Maclin Wagster <>
Date: 2006-11-14
Deceased Full Name William Bolen Criddle
Date Born Jan 26, 1839
Date Died Jan. 24. 1905
Jan. 25, 1905


W.B. Criddle died of pneumonia at the home of his son Evan near Gale, Ill. last Sunday. The remains were brought here Monday and buried in the city cemetery. Services were held in the Baptist church where the deceased held his membership. The death of Bolen Criddle removed from our midst one of the best known citizens of our county, and a member of one of the oldest and best pioneer families Mr. Criddle leaves several grown sons and daughters and a host of friends who regret to learn of his death. Bolen Cridle was an ex-Confederate soldier and fought all through the war in General Price's army until the ending of the disastrous raid through Missouri, when with many others he was taken prisoner in the Indian Territory. This ended Mr. Criddle's service as a Confederate soldier. Perhaps no soldier in the civil war did more effective service than Bolen Criddle in the work of dealing out terrible execution to the enemy in battle. He was an accurate marksman and schooled in the use of firearms, and his business was as a gunner in a battery, in which service he is said to have handled his gun with such accuracy as to work terrible execution with grape and shrapnel in many engagements. The war over, he came home and followed the avocation of farming on the home place a couple of miles west of Jackson until his wife died a few years ago, when not very long afterwards, he broke up housekeeping and made his home with his married children.


Name: Helen Maclin Wagster <>
Date: 2006-11-14
Deceased Full Name Claudia Ann CriddleDavis
Date Born Jan. 18. 1875
Date Died July 3,1952
Mrs Greer Davis, Aged 77, Passes

Mrs. Claud A. Davis died at her home two miles west of Jackson on Thursday, July 3, at the age of 77 years. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Church Saturday morning conducted by Rev.A. A. Eckhoff, burial being in Russell Heights Cemetery. The Rosary was recited at the Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home Friday evening.
Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Bolen and Columbia Daugherty Criddle and was born near Jackson Jan. 18, 1875. On Feb. 21, 1897, she united in marriage with Greer Richard Davis who died Aug. 24, 1936.
Surviving are five children: Norman Davis of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. George Kelly and Mrs. Lawrence Reitzel of Jackson, G. Richard Davis of Bay City, Mich. and Mrs. Lester Wiesmann of Cape Girardeau; a brother , Evan T. Criddle of Holland; two sisters, Mrs. Wade Clodfelter of Cape Girardrau and Mrs. James L. Rudloff of Richmond Heights; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children.


Name: Patricia A. Lorenz <>
Date: 2006-08-13
Deceased Full Name Elizabeth (TUCK) McKINNEY
Date Born Abt 1917
Date Died 6 Sep 1939
The Sikeston Missouri Herald, Thursday, Sept 7, 1939, p. 5
Transcribed from microfilm.

Funeral for Wreck Victim to be Held in Sikeston
Mrs. Elizabeth Tuck McKinney of St. Louis died Wednesday night at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri, from the effects of injuries received in an automobile wreck Sunday afternoon while riding with her husband and small daughter Gail Elizabeth in Hannibal. Mrs. McKinney received a broken neck and other body injuries.
The body will be brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCoy Friday night and funeral services will be conducted at the Catholic Church at 11:00 o’clock Saturday morning. Interment will be made in the city cemetery with Welsh service.
Mrs. McKinney, who was aged 22 years, was reared by her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Conrad, of St. Louis following the death of her mother when the former was a small child. Mrs. McKinney is also a cousin of Miss Wantona and Charles Watson of Sikeston. Besides her husband, Tom McKinney, and her little daughter, less than a year old, the survivors include a brother, Norval Tuck and a sister, Miss Colleen Tuck of St. Louis. The family formerly resided in Sikeston.


Name: Patricia A. Lorenz <>
Date: 2006-08-13
Deceased Full Name Tishie E. (SEABAUGH) SMITH
Date Born 22 Nov 1905
Date Died 10 Jan 1975
Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, Friday, Jan 10, 1975, p. 14
Transcribed from microfilm

Mrs. Jesse Smith
Jackson – Mrs. Jesse P. Smith, a lifelong resident of Jackson, died unexpectedly at 3:30 this morning at her home here. She was 69 years old.
Mrs. Smith, the former Miss Seabaugh, was born Nov 22, 1905, near Daisy.
In May 1922 she was married to Mr. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson and was employed at the International Shoe Co. plant here for 35 years, retiring in 1967.
Surviving: her husband; sons Bill Dayton and Joel Lee Smith, both of Jackson; daughter Mrs. Carl Abernathy, Jackson; brothers James Seabaugh, East Prairie, and Burrett Seabaugh, Lutesville; half-sister, Mrs Ruth Stratton, Lutesville; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, and a half-brother.
Service will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at McCombs Funeral Home here by the Rev. W. Harry Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 tonight.


Name: Patricia A. Lorenz <>
Date: 2006-08-13
Deceased Full Name Jessie F. "Gad" SMITH
Date Born 5 Feb 1905
Date Died 26 Sep 1978
The Cash-Book Journal, Jackson, Missouri, Wednesday, Oct 4, 1978, p. 30

Jessie “Gadö Smith Dies Unexpectedly at Home
Jessie “Gadö Smith, 73, died unexpectedly at his home in Jackson at 8:00 Tuesday morning September 26th. He was born here Feb 5, 1905, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester “Peteö Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson.
He was employed by Missouri State Highway for 15 years, and for Lenco, Inc., for 20 years, retiring from there in 1970.
He and Miss Tishie E. Seabaugh were married May 27, 1922. She died Jan. 10, 1975.
Surviving are: two sons, Joel Smith, Jackson and Bill Dayton Smith, Rt. 1 Whitewater; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Abernathy of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Will Hager of Taylorville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Services were at 2:00 Thursday afternoon Sept. 28 at McCombs Chapel of Memories with Dr. Anthony Jordan, pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Russell Heights Cemetery here.


Name: Jim Metz <>
Date: 2006-05-21
Deceased Full Name James Perry Metz
Date Born Nov. 6, 1885
Date Died Dec. 20, 1919
James was killed accidentaly while loading a from tractor onto a rial car.
In or near Arbor Missouri, Welch township,in the county of Cape Girardeau.

Statement from Chas. M. Gilbert, Coroner of the county CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI.


Name: Tracey Karcher <>
Date: 2005-12-05
Deceased Full Name James Absolom Kinder
Date Born Aug 29, 1917
Date Died July 1, 2000
Dr. James Kinder
Dr. James A. Kinder Jr., a longtime Cape Girardeau physician, volunteer and community leader, died in an automobile accident near Cartersville, Ga., July 1, 2000.
Dr. Kinder was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James and Ella Bohnsack Kinder. He was educated in Cape public schools, graduating as the valedictorian of the Central High School class of 1933 at the age of 15. As a boy, and throughout his life, Kinder was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle.
After two years at Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kinder finished his undergraduate training at Washington University in St. Louis, earning his degree in 1937 at the age of 19. He received his M.D. degree from the same institution in 1941 at the age of 23. That year he entered an internship at the old St. Louis City Hospital.
With the outbreak of World War II Dr. Kinder entered the U.S. Army in June 1942 and was assigned to the Air Corps. Commissioned a lieutenant, he served the years 1943-45 as a flight surgeon in the China-Burma-India theater, assigned to the 14th Air Force, Chinese-American Composite Wing. His wartime service saw him promoted to the rank of captain. He was awarded the U.S. Air Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the Breast Order of Tao Ping from the Chinese government.
Throughout his life the ties he forged during the war years remained dear to him, and he was active in the 14th Air Force Association, attending countless of its reunions and organizing and hosting many for the squadrons in which he served. These included one last year, hosted at his home. In 1981 he traveled with his wife to Taiwan as guests of that nation's government, where he and his wartime compatriots were feted as honored guests.
Upon discharge from active duty in 1946, Dr. Kinder completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis City Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1946-47. He opened a practice in pediatrics in Cape Girardeau in January 1948. In 1950 he passed the board exams for pediatrics, becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1951. This made him one of the first two board-certified physicians in Cape, and for many years he was the only board-certified pediatrician between St. Louis and Memphis. He joined with other physicians and health-care personnel in battling the polio epidemic of 1948-49.
After four years in the Army Reserve, Kinder transferred his commission to the Naval Reserve in 1950, serving continuously until his retirement in 1976 with the rank of captain, U.S. Navy Medical Corps.
On Oct. 30, 1948, he married the former Mary Frances Hunter of Cape Girardeau, who survives. Together they had four sons, James A. Kinder III of Cairo, Ill., Frank M. Kinder of Southlake, Texas, Peter D. Kinder of Cape Girardeau and Maj. Mark H. Kinder of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Helen Kinder Flentge of Cape.
Dr. Kinder's civic and voluntary associations were many. They include serving as board member of the Cape County Heart Association and as a board member of the American Heart Association, Missouri affiliate, for over 30 years, and as president of the same in 1964-65. He was awarded the M. Graham Clark Award by the American Heart Association in 1991.
Dr. Kinder also served on the boards of the state and local Easter Seals, the United Way, the Missouri Crippled Children's Service and on the board of trustees of Southeast Missouri Hospital.
In the 1970s Dr. Kinder was instrumental in recruiting the late Dr. Jesse Ramsey to Cape and in establishing a neo-natal intensive care unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital, where he served on many committees. In the early years of his practice Dr. Kinder practiced at both Cape hospitals. He was one of the last local doctors still making house calls, an almost daily staple of his practice for more than 30 years. During the vast majority of his professional life he was a solo practitioner.
He served state government on various health-related committees. In 1989 he was appointed by former Gov. John Ashcroft to the Advisory Committee on Genetic Diseases for the Missouri Department of Health.
Dr. Kinder served as assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster of Troop 4, chairman of the troop committee for Troop 3 and served at the district level in many capacities. He was awarded the Award of Merit by the Shawnee District in 1971 and the Silver Beaver by the Greater St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America, in 1994. For the last decade he organized and secured speakers for the Southeast Missouri Council Court of Honor for Eagle Scouts held each February at Southeast Missouri State University.
For more than 50 years he was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and served on its administrative board. He was a longtime member of the Cape Girardeau Lions Club.
In January of 1997, Dr. Kinder closed his private practice and moved to the Cape Girardeau County Health Clinic where he continued seeing Medicaid patients until the time of his death. That year the Missouri Medical Association awarded him its award for Citizenship and Community Service.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel from 4-7 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Clayton Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.


Name: Lois Midkiff Koonse <>
Date: 2005-08-14
Deceased Full Name Susan Peebles Midkiff
Date Born 1842
Susan Peebles Midkiff m. Doctor David Midkiff 7 Day of April 1864 in Cape Girardeau county MO. They had two children (perhaps more) I am seaarching any information on this family. Thanks Lois

Name: S Toohey <>
Date: 2005-05-01
Deceased Full Name Daniel F. STEINBECK
Date Born July 21, 1777
Date Died Feb. 2, 1825

From the newspaper Independent Patriot, Jackson, MO dated March 5, 1825 pg 3 there is notice of
Daniel's death which reads:

Died--lately on his way from Baltimore to Cape Girardeau, Mr. Danl. F.Steinbeck an old
and respected Merchant of the latter place.

Then in a later paper dated March 28, 1825 pg 4
Cape Girardeau, 25th May, 1825
The funeral of the late Daniel F. Steinbeck, dec'd will be preached by the Rev. Jessie
Green on Wednesday the first day of June at his late dwelling house in Cape Girardeau
at the hour of 1 o'clock. The friends of the widow & family are respectfully invited to attend.


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Date: 2005-04-29
Deceased Full Name Abraham Abernathy
Date Died 16 January 1929
Full obituary can be found in the Southeast Missoruian newspaper, 16 January 1929, column 5, page 8. Microfilm is available at the Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library and also at the Missouri State Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri.

Name: zaek cubbiss <>
Date: 2005-03-18
Deceased Full Name Samuel Bartlett Utz
Date Born May 31 1988
Date Died March 18 2005
Sam you were a good friend. You loved ladies and old basketball just like corny would have liked you to. And you were one helluva guitar player. Its like you shit amazing dust on your songs. You will be missed, and ejaculated to forever. R.I.P

Name: Lois Midkiff Koonse <>
Date: 2005-02-12
Deceased Full Name John H Midkiff
Date Born 1869
I found John H Midkiff in Cape Girardeau county MO in the 1880 census. Note staated that he was the son of Doctor David Midkifff and Susan Midkiff. How do I find more info. on the Midkiff family at that time. Thanks

Name: Cathie L. Frick Jarvis <>
Date: 2004-08-15
Deceased Full Name Opal Leota Miller Frick
Date Born 24 Aug 1903
Date Died 16 Jul 1994
NOTE: Opal Leota Miller Frick was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Miller and his wife, Scottia "Scotty" Leota Gowanlock Miller. Opal was born in Cape Girardeau, MO. She and her husband Ralph Lee Frick were also married in Cape Girardeau, MO on 24 Aug 1921.

FRICK, Opal L., Sat, July 16, 1994, Beloved wife of the late Ralph Lee Frick, Sr., dearest mother of Ralph, Jr., Harold, John, Vernon and Dan Frick, Erma Hawkins and the late Lee Rubin, our dear sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt.
Services Tuesday, July 19, 11:00 a.m. at the NEW COLLIER'S Funeral Home, 3400 North Lindbergh Blvd. Interment Valhalla Cemetery. Visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Monday.


Name: Judy Cotter <>
Date: 2004-07-31
Deceased Full Name John Walker
Date Born 1811
I am looking for any one kin to John Walker born in 1811.Some cencus say Tenn. and some say Iowa.In the 1880 Freeborn,Dunlen Missouri Dist.43 I found John Walker and his second wife B_ _ _ E.(i think e was for ellen).He was 60 and she was 30.It says that he was born in Ind.and she was also born there to.John was a Doctor.They had a son,Zacharis 14,daughter Magdaline 11,and a nother son (step son) A_ _ _ y under the age of the other two.I can not read the writting.It says that John and Ellens parents were born in Kentuckey.
1870 census Cape Mo.John Walker was 57 born in Iowa,Ellen 21 born in Iowa with children Zacharia 4 born in Ill.,Magaline 1 and a half,Ozias 10 born in Ill.
In 1860 John Walker 48 born in Tenn.with wife Artnise 44 and children Gilbert 21 born in Ky.,Victoria 18 born in Ky.,Marion 16 born in Mo.,Amanda 14 born in Mo.,Lucy 12 born in Mo.,John 7 born in Mo.,James 3 born in Mo.
In 1850 John Walker born in Tenn. A Doctor 38 with wife Artimetin 34,and children Victoria 7 born in Ky.Marion 6 born in Ky.,Amanda 3 born in Mo.,and Lucy under 3 born in Mo.
I am trying to find John Walkers parents and a little about them.I have pictures of the Walkers and the Bornemans.They married in to the Bornemans,If any one is interested in this family.


Name: Jacquelynne Bonilla <>
Date: 2004-06-10
Deceased Full Name Harry Anson Wyman
Date Born October 15, 1943
Date Died June 8, 2004

Harry Anson Wyman Jr., 60, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, June 8,2004, at his home in Jackson.
He was born Oct.15, 1943, in St. Louis Mo. The son of Harry Anson and Anna Balke Wyman Sr.
Preceded him in death are His parents, Harry Anson Wyman, And beloved Mother Anna Balke Wymen that he cherished, two sisters, Georgia Reiser and Patricia Wyman; and a brother, Jack Wyman.
Harry was inducted into the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division in St. Louis in 1960. He served in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division from 1967 to 1969. He specialized in chemical operations and armament maintenance supervision. A sergeant first class and Purple Heart recipient, he was honorably discharged in 1983 at Fort Riley, Kan.
After his military career, Harry owned and operated B&H Painting in Waxahachie, Texas, with his x-wife, Bonnie.

Loving survivors includes 3 daughters and two son-in-laws, Cindy (Kory) Sanders of Jackson, Julie (Mike) Lansfield of Ga, Jacquelynne Bonilla of IL, and a step son Tony (Stasia) Wyman, and Step granddaughter, Annie, of Fenton, Mo, x-wife, Bonnie Wyman of Pocahontas, Four sisters and brothers-in-law & Sister in-law, Gail and Don Kershaw, Jeanette and Ben Scarebrough, Terry Wyman and Ray Kivlehen, and Anna and Al Leibold, all of Illinois. A much loved sister in-law Ethel Wyman. 3 Grandchildren, Richard, Alex and Lauren Kabuss. Many nephews and nieces that he loved very much.
The Rev. John Rhodes will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Cemetery near Pocahontas. Full military honors will follow committal.
Memorials may be made to the family.
McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements


Name: P.J. NOTkin <>
Date: 2004-02-28
Deceased Full Name R.F.B. Woods
Date Born 24 Nov 1837
Date Died 1 Nov 1909
Abstracted from 3 Dec 1909 "Sulphur Springs Gazette" Hopkins Co., Tx.: R.F.B. Woods d. at his home, Mon., 1 Nov 1909; pneumonia; services Wed. by Jefferson Lodge #30, A.F.&A.M., age 72; b. Cape Garadeau Co., Mo. 24 Nov 1837; to Texas 1872; m. Julia Shepherd 18 Aug 1869; survivors: one bro. Joe Woods of Cumby; 1 sister Mrs. Maggie Duncan; wife and daughter; served in CSA, school teacher; lived here 6 yrs., bur. Oakwood cem. (from Jefferson Jimplecute)

Name: Joseph Luther <>
Date: 2003-12-30
Deceased Full Name William Gayoso Garrett
Date Born 14 April 1830
Date Died died in 1887
William Gayoso Garrett, born 14 April 1830 and died in 1887 in Cape Girardeau. He apparently was married at one time, but his wife's name is unknown. He was a business partner with James N. Whitelaw, his uncle.

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Name: Don E. Wright (Father) <>
Date: 2003-11-21
Deceased Full Name David E. Wright
Date Born March 19, 1953
Date Died October 26, 2003
David E. Wright quietly passed from this life to his eternal rest Sunday, October 26, 2003
at his home in Florissant Mo in North Saint Louis Co.

David was 50 yrars old born on March 19, 1953 in Cario, Illinois St. Marys Hosp.

He was beloved husband of Donna Wright (nee Kirchmer);
loving father of Deanna, Erin, and Tricia Wright; dear grandfather of David
Michael Wright; son of Don and Peggy Wright; dear brother of Donald (Betty)
and Danny Wright; our dear son-in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend.

David was a member of the IBEW local # -1- in Saint Louis Mo

The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for the Wright family at
the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd., (at Lindbergh)
where services will begin on Wednesday at 930 for a 10am Mass at St.
Norbert Catholic Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION Tuesday


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