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Excerpts From 1895-1914 Barry Newspapers

Barry Breeze, November 6, 1895, p. 1, col. 5

Revival meetings are in progress this week at the Philadelphia school house. Gospel Hymns No. 8, will be used in the meeting, and all good people are asked to work and pray for the success of the meeting.

Barry Breeze, August 5, 1896, p. 2, col. 2

Mrs. Mary E. Payne died at her home 5 miles southeast of Barry Aug., 1st. 1896. She was born Sept. 11th, 1856 near Louisville Kentucky and was married to Samuel Payne Dec. 9th. 1875. She was mother of twelve children, she leaves a husband and ten children to mourn their loss; she was a member of the Methodist church about 25 years and ready and willing to go.

Funeral services were conducted at the Philadelphia school house last Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. W. N. Rutledge, assisted by Rev. Young. The burial took place in the grave yard south of the school house.

Barry Breeze, October 27, 1898

To-night at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents in Philadelphia, six miles east of Barry, will occur the marriage of Miss Sarah M. Walker to Mr. Francis McWorter, Rev. A. J. Young officiating. The young people are well known here and are quite prominent in the social standing of their neighborhood.

Barry Breeze, November 8, 1898, p. 1, col. 3

As announced in last weeks BREEZE, the McWorter-Walker wedding took place at the home of the bride. Only a few invited guests beside the near relatives and friends were present. It was a very pleasant occasion and the young couple were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents.

Barry Breeze, May 25, 1899, [pg. unclear], col. 2

Decoration Day

The Grand Army of the Republic and the W. R. C. will unite in paying our annual tribute of flag and flowers to the memory of men, who in days gone by fought for the unity of the nation to secure to us as a people the inestimable blessings of liberty. . . .

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The following committees are appointed to visit the country cemeteries the morning of the 30th and decorate all soldiers' graves:

Woolsey Cemetery . . . .

Philadelphia Cemetery -- Guy F. Lounsbury, F. M. Starks, William Hall, A. Dell.

Stony Point Cemetery . . . .

Grubb Hollow Cemetery . . . .

W. H. Marion, Com. H. L. Hadsell, Adjt.

Barry Breeze, June 1, 1899, p. 2, col. 3

Geo. McWorter's barn in Hadley township was struck by lightning Friday morning, and burned to the ground. Five horses were killed and 100 bushels of corn burned. There being no insurance it was a total loss.

Barry Breeze, June 29, 1899

Last Thursday afternoon, John Kirtright, of near New Philadelphia, drove in town with a load of hay and left it standing near the residence of J. H. Mallery, while he took his horses to water. During his absence some mischievous boys set fire to the hay and when he returned the fire had gained such headway that only the front wheels of the wagon could be saved. It is stated that several parties saw the boys about the hay but did not discover their mischief in time to prevent the occurrence. Friends of the unfortunate man started a subscription list to repay his loss; about $14 was subscribed. So far as we can learn, nothing has been done with the boys.

Barry Breeze, July 13, 1899

One Farmer Kills Another

James Miller shot and instantly killed George Gray at New Philadelphia. They were both employed on the farm of William Rich, near there. The men had been engaged in several fights during the previous two weeks, the feud resulting from a game of cards.

Barry Breeze, July 20, 1899, p. 1, col. 2

The Philadelphia Sunday School will hold its annual picnic next Saturday afternoon and evening.

Barry Breeze, July 27, 1899

The picnic at the Philadelphia school-house on last Saturday afternoon netted the Sunday school of that place about $20.

Barry Breeze, October 5, 1899



On Saturday, Sept. 30, 1899, at the home of her son, occurred the death, by paralysis, of Mrs. Rebecca Kellum.

Rebecca Sidener was born Sept. 8, 1846; and married John Kellum Dec. 1, 1861; she became the mother of one child, Nathan Kellum, who is now in South Carolina.

A short service was held at the house on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Young of the Baptist church, and the remains were then taken to the New Philadelphia burying ground for burial.

Barry Breeze, October 6, 1899

Baptist Church Notes

A good congregation greeted the pastor at the Philadelphia school-house last Sunday afternoon. Will the Buckeye people do as well next Sunday?

Barry Breeze, October 19, 1899

Baylis Visited by a Big Fire

Entire Business Part of Town Gone

Fire Starts in Ed Hill's Livery Barn and
Spreads Through Entire Business District

[A detailed and lengthy story describes all of the numerous business district buildings, including the Wabash depot, destroyed by this fire].

Barry Breeze, November 9, 1899

Baptist Church Notes

Sunday Services

8.00 Preaching at the Philadelphia school house.

Barry Breeze, January 18, 1900

Baptist Church Notes

The pastor failed to reach his appointment at Philadelphia Sunday afternoon on account of bad roads

Barry Breeze, January 25, 1900

The Wabash railroad company is now engaged in erecting a new depot at Baylis. The building is to be fourteen feet longer than the old one and is to be the modern style as now put up by railroad companies. When completed it will be the largest and most handsome station on the road between Hannibal and Bluffs.

Barry Breeze, April 12, 1900

Baptist Church Notes

Some of the Philadelphia people attended church in town on Sunday evening.

Barry Breeze, December 6, 1900



Miss Sarah Kirtright was born Dec. 4, 1828, and died Dec. 2, 1900, at the age of 71 years, 11 months, and 28 days. She came to Pike county with her parents when she was a small girl and settled in Hadley township where she spent her life.

In 1843 she was married to Philander Hadsell and became the mother of seven children, of whom all are still living but one; she was bereft of her husband in 1883. In later years she was married to Mr. Henry Brown, of whom she was also bereaved.

Aunt Sarah, as she was familiarly known, was a kind wife and mother and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. Her friends who knew her best will greatly miss her.

The funeral services were held at Philadelphia school house Monday afternoon, the Rev. A. J. Young officiating. The body was then laid to rest in the Philadelphia burying ground. A large company of friends and relatives attended he service.

Barry Record, February 1, 1906


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The remains of Wallace Sackett were laid to rest in the Philadelphia cemetery Monday afternoon. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.

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Fritz Sackett, of Montana, was called home by the death of his brother. He expects to remain a month with his parents and brothers.

Clabe Winner and wife were visiting the sick at Elmer Burdick's Monday.

Barry Record, February 8, 1906


Calvin Smith is again able to be out after a week's illness.

Geo. McWorter, of Quincy, is here on a visit to friends and relatives.

Miss Flo Kellum spent a couple of days last week with her sister, Mrs. Mande Smith.

Mr. Welbourne spent last Wednesday with Geo. Venicombe and family.

Fritz Sackett spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burdick.

Trusty Winner, of Barry, spent Sunday afternoon and evening with his best girl.

Rev. Chase spent part of last week visiting William Butler and family.

Glen Hulse, who has been very sick the past three weeks, is again able to be around again.

Harriet Gray spent Saturday and Sunday with Chas. Johnson and family.

Mr. Riggs will begin his spring term of school next Monday.

Mrs. Homer McGlasson and daughter Nora, spent last Saturday as the guests of her brother, Maze Miller, and wife, near Barry.

Martin Kimbrew went to Barry on Monday.

Little Georgia Smith is still very low at this writing.

Miss Mary Mathew, of Rockport, is spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Squire McWorter.

Mary Hulse and Gertie and Mabel Seifers attended the part at Emery Kellum's Saturday night.

Barry Record, February 15, 1906


Elmer Burdick's little son, who has been very sick for some time, is improving.

Jake Coultas and family, Harriett Gray, Gertie and Mabel Seifers took dinner with John Wassell Sunday.

Mrs. Ausa Wassell, of Barry, spent Saturday and Sunday with Charley Johnson and family.

Mary Hulse spent Saturday and Sunday with Golden Melbourne near Shaw.

Mrs. Ogden, of Hannibal, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pike.

Fred Hulse went to Baylis Monday.

Mr. Zimmerman and wife, of Perry, visited his son at this place Monday.

Miss Bellis, of Barry, spent Sunday with her brother.

Mrs. Jim Washington and daughter, Rubie, visited with Mrs. Bates Monday.

Marshall Winner and wife, of Barry, were Sunday visitors with Fred Hulse and family; also Lyda Chamberlain and daughter Iva.

Miss Lillian Payne, of near Barry, spent Sunday the guest of Mrs. Bates and family.

Mrs. Chauncey Gray and little daughter were in our vicinity Monday canvassing.

Barry Record, May 10, 1906

Decoration Day
To Be Observed

Decoration Day will be observed in Barry, and aside from the decoration of graves, it is hoped a local orator can be found who will do justice to the occasion in the park in the afternoon. . . .

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Below is a list of the committees appointed to decorate graves at the outlying grave yards of Decoration Day, May 30:

Philadelphia -- Comrades Wm. Florence and L. Hadsell.

Grubb Hollow . . . .

Blair and Stony Point . . . .

Stewart and Woolsey . . . .

Finance Committees . . . .

Barry Record, June 7, 1906


Chas. Venicombe was visiting his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Venicombe, last Sunday.

Mrs. Anna Sigsworth was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson, Saturday and Sunday.

Sylvester Zimmerman was out last Sunday for the first time since his recovery from pneumonia.

Reuben McWorter, of St. Louis, who for the past two weeks has been visiting relatives here, returned Friday.

Miss Anna Baker, an old resident of this place, who for the past seven months has been making her home at Barry, has returned to the old home place again.

Albert Walker's horse became frightened at the excursion train Sunday and ran into the cattleguard near Arden, and was struck by the train and died about four hours later.

Mr. Pike, who is suffering with a severe attack of heart trouble, is very low. Mrs. Ogden, his daughter, is rendering every possible assistance to her suffering father. Ever since the first symptoms of the attack she has been constantly at his side. Leaving her home in Hannibal, she came to take up her abode with him until some change develops.

Barry Record, June 14, 1906


Mr. Pike is still very low.

Jas. McKinney returned last Saturday from Idaho.

F. Hulls now has a new binder and expects to begin cutting wheat next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hill became papa and mama again last Sunday night. It's a girl.

Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs. Williams were the guests of Wm. Butler last Saturday.

Last Saturday a party of the New Philadelphia people went to the Illinois river fishing. They report having had a good time, and catching some fine fish.

Barry Record, August 9, 1906


Messrs. O. Brown and [illegible] were the guests of Wm Butler on Sunday.

Mrs. Very Tucker spent Sunday with Mrs. Elmer Burdick.

The Postal Inspector visited Hadley Friday, and as a result may think Rural Route No. 1 may be cut out.

Rev. Geo. Gibbens is holding a bible class at New Philadelphia school house every Wednesday night and Sunday morning, after Sunday school.

Mr. S. N. Pike passed quietly away Wednesday, August 1st. Funeral services were held at the house at 3 p.m., by Rev. Scheer of Barry. Interment taking place in the cemetery south of New Philadelphia.

Barry Record, August 16, 1906


Mr. and Mrs. McWorter returned from the Illinois river Sunday, where they went Saturday to fish.

George Smith and family spent Sunday with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.

William Watts of Jacksonville made a short visit in this vicinity Sunday.

The Bible class meetings held at the Philadelphia school house with G. W. Gibbens as instructor, are doing nicely.

Quite a crowd is expected at the fish fry at Philadelphia Thursday, as there will be ice cream, candies, etc.

There is to be a Sunday school social at Shaw's school house Saturday night, August 17.

Barry Record, January 11, 1907

New Philadelphia

Things were quite lively during the holidays. Several turkey dinners were served and many friends were with us to make it joyous.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson of Upper Alton visited Mrs. Oregon Walker.

Mrs. J. C. McCain of Springfield and Mrs. T. Coleman of New Berlin visited Mrs. Bates.

Mrs. Lucy McWorter, who teaches school about twenty miles west of Hannibal, came home to spend the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Bates, and other relatives and friends.

The roads were awfully bad, and Rev. Bowerman was unable to get here Sunday on account of their horrible condition.

Mr. and Mrs. Coleman of Berlin visited Mrs. Coleman's mother, Mrs. Walker, about ten days during the holidays.

Miss Stella Zimmerman was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the marriage of Miss. Brown in the Quincy school.

James Washington bought the farm known as the Hill farm. He is one of the best farmers in that part of the country.

Francis and Arthur McWorter sold a nice bunch of hogs Monday.

The Bible class is progressing nicely.

Barry Record, February 8, 1907


Many in our neighborhood are suffering from the grip.

The Philadelphia school will give an entertainment on Wednesday evening, Feb. 13.

Mark Zimmerman attended a sale near Mt. Sterling Tuesday.

Mrs. Chas Johnson entertained Mrs. Ida Taylor and Mrs. Proah Johnson of Barry on Wednesday last.

Mrs. Fred Hulse and daughter Mary returned home Tuesday morning after a three week visit in Kansas.

Preaching next Sunday night by Bro. Munch.

Not many attended Sunday school as Hadley Sunday on account of the weather.

Barry Record, May 10, 1907

Decoration Day
How Observed

Decoration Day will be observed in the usual manner Thursday, May 30th. The memorial address will be delivered by Rev. Bowerman at the Baptist church, Sunday, May 26th.

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The following details are made:

Philadelphia Cemetery -- Wm. Florence, Leander Hadsell, Barney Bradshaw.

Grubb Hollow cemetery . . . .

Blair and Stony Point cemeteries. . . .

Stewart and Woolsey cemeteries . . . .

On finance . . . .

Barry Record, May 17, 1907


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Rev. Bowman delivered a fine sermon at the Shaw school house Sunday.

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The Philadelphia School will close Friday. Miss Letty Hubbard has proved herself a fine teacher.

Barry Record, May 31, 1907

Among the Churches

Sunday announcements --

Mr. Bowerman will preach at the Philadelphia school-house at 8:00 p.m.

Barry Record, October 18, 1907

Colored Couple
Are Married

Last evening a wedding occurred at the pleasant little Thomas home in the west part of town, where sixteen of the relatives were present. The contracting parties were C.J. Walker, a worthy and industrious young colored man, who resides one mile north of Philadelphia, and Miss Stella Thomas, an estimable young woman and one of the fairest of the dark-skinned race.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Barton, after which a grand supper was spread.

The bride received several nice presents, and she and the groom presented an appearance in their neat and tasty attire that would arouse envy in the hearts of many whites.

One thing alone marred the pleasure of the evening, and that was the sudden sickness of Frank Lawson, uncle to the bride, who is a pullman car conductor of St. Louis, and came from that city yesterday to see the marriage of his niece. The doctor pronounced his ailment [illegible] poisoning, which is likely due to something he had eaten at a lunch in Hannibal.

The happy couple will start on their wedding trip this evening and will first visit Mr. Walker's sister in Springfield. On their return they will begin housekeeping on the groom's farm, where the bride will be perfectly at home, as she spent her early years on her father's place in the country. Some one had this in view and very considerately presented her with a china nest egg.

Barry Record, May 15, 1908

Decoration Day
To Be Observed

Decoration Day will be observed . . . .

. . . .

Grubb Hollow cemetery . . . .

Woolsey cemetery . . . .

Stony Point and Blair cemetery . . . .

Philadelphia cemetery . . . .

Barry Record, June 12, 1908

Local Notes

Francis McWorter was in town Saturday and said that the Philadelphia Sunday school would give a strawberry social this Saturday evening at the school house.

Barry Record, January 1, 1909

Local Notes

Miss Lucy B. McWorter, a capable colored school teacher at Jerseyville, was home visiting relatives and friends during Christmas, but left Saturday for Kansas City to attend a teachers institute.

Barry Record, January 1, 1909

Among the Churches

Baptist Church

At 3 p.m. the pastor will preach at Philadelphia.

Barry Record, January 8, 1909

No. of Persons Buried Here Since
April 1905.

G. B. Hall, sexton for the two graveyards of Barry, reports 59 graves dug in Park Lawn cemetery since May 1, 1905, and that many persons buried therein; in Barry cemetery, 49, for the same period of time, and one in the graveyard at Philadelphia.

Barry Record, April 1, 1910, p. 1, col. 3

Accident After
A Wedding

Out at New Philadelphia last Sunday evening the marriage of Miss Eliza McWorter, daughter of Squire, and Garrison A. Brown of Michigan, took place, and Rev. J. R. McKeehan, the Baptist minister of this place officiated.

Now it happens that the bride is a very popular young lady among the colored folk of this neighboring village, and her many friends and neighbors wanted to charivari the couple, but as her sister Lucy had been operated on but a few days before, rather than disturb her with any undue noise, the bride and groom were invited on Monday evening to the home of James Washington, where the friends congregated with the customary old tin pans, bells and the like.

Washington, in order to add to the din and the noise, fired off his revolver. He aimed to shoot it in the air, but it went off prematurely and the bullet struck the arm of Ophelia McWorter and cut a gash both in the forearm and the upper arm and then passed on through a door and into a bed.

The wound was not serious, but all were scared for the time being.

Barry Record, February 4, 1910

A colored man from near Pittsfield, by the name of Roberts, had his [illegible] crushed below the [illegible] and bones broken while loading a hay baler at Squire McWorters, Philadelphia, last Tuesday.

Barry Record, January 4, 1911

Country Correspondence

Miss Melicent Walker is spending her Christmas vacation at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Talbert of Missouri, spent a few days with Mrs. George McWorter.

Frank McWorter and wife spent Sunday afternoon with Brother Arthur and family.

Elmer Burdick and wife spent Sunday afternoon with their daughter Mrs. John Butler, Jr.

Finley Richie is hauling lumber to build a new barn near his new home in Philadelphia.

Miss Verle Hubbard of Louisiana, Mo. spent a few days with her nephew Sylvester Zimmerman, who is sick at this time.

Mrs. Sophia Thomas celebrated her 85th birthday, Sunday, Jan. 1, 1911. She was remembered with post-cards and other gifts.

Mrs. Mary Washington returned home Sunday evening after enjoying a pleasant visit with her sister, Mrs. Lucy B. North of Godfrey, Ill., and Ruben and John McWorter of St. Louis, Mo.

Philadelphia Sunday School opened New Years morning with a good attendance and if the interest continues throughout the year as it has started in, we will have a live and wide awake Sunday School.

The Philadelphia Sunday School recently gave a Bazar that was a great success. The children rendered their parts in a creditable manner especially the solos by Master Ray Gleckler and Miss Alberta McWorter.

Barry Record, February 1, 1911

Locals and Personals

Francis McWorter was over from Hadley Thursday on business connected with the advertising of the annual fair to be given at Philadelphia next summer. From here he went to Kinderhook the same day.

Barry Record, July 12, 1911

Coming Events

The Philadelphia Sunday School will give a picnic July 14, afternoon and evening every body invited. A game of base-ball, a good program and plenty of refreshments. Come.

Barry Record, August 23, 1911


Miss Cora Ball of Quincy is the guest of Miss Estella Zimmerman.

Mrs. Lloyd Coleman of New Berlin, Ill., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Maggie Walker.

Edward T. Forum of Springfield, Ill., spent a few days recently with his aunt, Mrs. F. J. Bates.

James Washington and his wife and daughter Ruby, were the guests Sunday of F. T. Bates.

Prof. W. A. Burgess of St. Louis, spent a pleasant week's visit with his aunt, Mrs. Nellie Walker and family.

Miss Millicent Walker and brother Albert, entertained their friends Thursday evening in honor of their legal cousin, Prof. Burgess.

Peter Walker met with a painful accident Sunday morning while feeding his hogs. He fell and crushed the thumb on his right hand.

Mrs. Arthur McWorter entertained her friends Tuesday, in honor of her cousin, Prof. Burgess. The invited guests were Misses Verle Hubbard and Sarah Covington of Louisiana, Mo.; Mrs. Lloyd Coleman, New Berlin; Estella Zimmerman and Millicent Walker, Herbert Zimmerman and Albert Walker.

Barry Record, October 25, 1911

The New Philadelphia school will give its annual pumpkin contest and social Friday night, Oct. 27. Everybody invited.

Barry Record, May 8, 1912

Philadelphia Notes

Mrs. Mary Richard was calling on the sick one day last week.

John Butler and wife of Perry are visiting Mrs. (sic) Butler's parents.

Mrs. Nancy Venicombe entertained her sister, Mrs. Mary Mullagan Sunday.

Mrs. F. Richie and Mrs. Nancy Venicombe were shopping in town last Saturday.

Mrs. Elmer Burdick and Mrs. O. Harshman were unable to be out on account of sickness.

Tom McWorter must mean business as he brought out from town last week a nice new set of work harness.

Mrs. Finby Richie was compelled to go to the Doctor with her hand, which has been giving her so much trouble the last few weeks.

Sunday was indeed a beautiful day and lots of people took advantage of it and were out to church and all enjoyed Rev. Claxon's sermon.

Miss Lucy McWorter was pleasantly surprised one day last week when she received a box of beautiful red, white, and pink roses and carnations with ferns from her Michigan friends.

Will Watt and wife will make their home in Chicago in the future. Mrs. Watt was unable to go with her husband and will remain a while longer under the Doctor's care.

Barry Record, May 22, 1912

Francis McWorter of Hadley was in the city Thursday. He visited the Record office, in connection with the publication of the program and premium list of the Hadley Fair & Farmer's Exchange, which the office is working on.

Barry Record, May 22, 1912

Mrs. Sophia Thomas, a respected colored lady who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Walker, at New Philadelphia, east of Barry, fell dead Tuesday morning of last week at 8:15 o'clock. An inquest was held and the verdict was that death was caused from a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Thomas was 87 years old last New Year's day. A suitable obituary appears in another column.

Barry Record, May 22, 1912


Miss Sophia Batize (Batine?) daughter of John and Maria Batize was born in St. Louis, Mo. Jan. 1, 1825 and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Walker six miles east of Barry Tuesday morning, May 14, at the age of 87 years. She was united in marriage with Thomas Thomas over 62 years ago in St. Louis and a few years later removed to Pike county and settled on a farm near Shaws school house, now known as a part of the farm owned by M. L. Davis of Barry. Here her husband died in 1873 and the widow continued her residence here with her son, Mr. Thomas until 1884 when he removed to Barry and she left the farm and most of the time since has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Walker of Philadelphia, a neighborhood near Hadley. Her children are: Mrs. Nellie Walker of Hadley, Wm. Thomas of Broken Arrow, Okla., Arnie another son of Lawrence, Kans. She also leaves 32 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. Mrs. Thomas was born in slavery, but her freedom was purchased by her husband before their marriage. She was converted and received in the Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. Seymour many years ago and was a faithful Christian mother. Her sickness only lasted about six weeks, but just before her death she was able to be about the home and on Monday -- the day before she died -- she went to a creek not far from the house fishing and on the way home gathered some wild flowers that later decorated the casket in which she reposed. The funeral services were conducted from the Philadelphia school house Friday, May [page cut off].

Barry Record, May 29, 1912

Philadelphia Notes

Mrs. F. J. Bates has been suffering with her eyes the past few days.

Mrs. Burgess of St. Louis was the guest of Mrs. D. A. Thomas Sunday.

Ruby Washington is spending a few days with her grandma, Mrs. F. J. Bates.

Freda Walker spent last Thursday with her aunt, Mrs. D. A. Thomas of Barry.

Mrs. Arthur Walker served dinner to her mother and family and aunt, Mrs. Burgess Saturday at "high noon."

Miss Melicent Walker, who has been in Kent City, Mich., with her sister Mrs. David Cook, came home for her grandmother's funeral.

Mrs. Mary Burgess, who was here to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Sophia Thomas, returned to her home in St. Louis, Mo. Monday morning.

Miss Christma McWorter spent Sunday with Miss Melicent Walker, Mrs. Nellie Walker and family and little granddaughters, Thelma and Bernice McWorter.

Barry Record, October 16, 1912

People at Hadley Want

The citizens about Hadley station on the Wabash, four miles east of this city, are without a depot, and the general store of J. W. Gibson being some distance from the tract, the people feel that the accommodations are very poor indeed, when the number of people are considered who travel from that station every day in the year and have to wait hours sometimes for trains.

They will petition the officials of the Wabash for a station house, and they ought to get it. The freight and express business also demands that a house be erected large enough to accomodate it.

We hope the Wabash officials will see to this and grant the request of the long suffering public at that place.

Barry Record, May 14, 1913

Hadley Rumblings

Miss Lucy McWorter died Saturday morning.

Barry Record, March 11, 1914


Mrs. Daniel Sackett

Lua Louise, daughter of Able and Marion Burdick, was born in Pike county January 10, 1857, and died at her home Match 4, 1914, aged 57 years, one month and twenty-two days. She was married to Daniel Sackett March 20, 1878. To this union ten children were born -- three having died in infancy and Wallace, who had grown to young manhood, died a few years ago. Those living are Mirt, Jotham, Fritz, James, Jonathan, and Dewey. Mrs. Sackett united with the Baptist church about thirty-five years ago during the ministry of Rev. J. T. Green and lived a Christian until death. When her health would permit she was faithful to the Sunday school and church at Philadelphia school house. Besides her husband and six sons she leaves to mourn their loss, three brothers -- Scott and Elmer Burdick of this community and Dow Burdick, living at Porterville, Cal., with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Philadelphia school house. Rev. G. W. Claxon, pastor Baptist church in Barry, officiating.

Barry Record, June 17, 1914

Musicale at Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Sunday school will give a social and musical entertainment, at that place Saturday evening, June 27. Miss Stella Zimmerman, the talented musical artist, and others will appear on the program. Come and enjoy an evening of music and a social good time. You are cordially invited.

Barry Record, July 8, 1914

Philadelphia Notes

(Too late last week)

Miss Carrie Thomas of Barry attended the musical at this place Saturday.

Otis Watts and wife called at the home of A. W. McWorter Sunday eve.

Miss Christene Trumbul of Griggsville spent Saturday and Sunday with her friend, Freda Walker.

Mrs. M. H. Walker is expecting her daughter, Mrs. L. T. Coleman of New Berlin, for a visit.

Master Testus A. McWhorter has been sick, suffering with stomach trouble.

Mrs. James Washington and daughter Ruby, called on Mrs. A. W. McWorter Monday evening.

Mrs. Irene Brown and little daughter of Jacksonville are here visiting her father.

The social given by the Philadelphia Sunday school was a success, socially and financially.

Barry Record, August 12, 1914

Philadelphia Notes

(Too late last week)

Mrs. F. J. Bates spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. James Washington.

Mrs. Otis Watts spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. McWorter.

Thelma Elise McWorter visited her Grandma Bates a few days this week.

Mrs. Nellie Walker and daughter Freda, have gone to Jacksonville for a visit with her son and family.

Miss Carrie Thomas of Barry is spending a few days with her sister Mrs. Edward Washington.

Mrs. Francis McWorter and little daughter, Gladys, spent Monday evening with her mother, Mrs. M. H. Walker.

James Steel of Missouri spent Saturday and Sunday with James Washington and family.

Miss Stella Zimmerman was a Hannibal visitor a few days the past week.

Barry Record, December 30, 1914

Philadelphia Items

Mrs. James Washington spent Saturday with her mother, Mrs. F. J. Bates.

Lloyd Coleman and wife [of] New Berlin spent the Xmas holidays with the latter's mother, Mrs. M. H. Walker.

Mrs. Ed Washington and little sons went to Decatur, to spend the holidays with her sister, Mrs. Stella Walker.

Albert Walker and Emmet Wright entertained their lady friends of Jacksonville at a turkey dinner Xmas.

Mrs. F. J. Bates received a Xmas postal card shower, containing the principal buildings of Springfield, her girl hood home.

Mrs. G. W. McWorter spent Xmas with her mother in Louisiana. She returned home Monday evening accompanied by her son Hermef.

Chas. Washington and Shelby McWorter spent Xmas in Springfield.

Arthur McWorter lost two valuable horses last week.

Mrs. Belle Washington, who has been visiting her parents has returned to her home in Lawrence, Kan.

Mrs. Viola Watts of Harvey, Ill. is visiting at the home of her parents, Squire and wife, and other relatives.

Mrs. Lucy Thomas, while on her way home from Chicago, is visiting at the home of Peter Walker, and will return to her home in Lawrence, Kan., soon.

Elmer Burdick butchered hogs this week.

Frank McWorter and wife served a goose dinner Monday and those present were: Mesdames M. H. Walker, Lloyd Coleman, F. J. Bates, and also Arthur McWorter and family.

Frank McWorter lost his buggy mare and a valuable registered Holstein heifer last week.