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140 Years Ago
Mar. 4, 1880
Appointed – Judge William Clancy went to Quincy Monday last by appointment of the County Court to represent Knox County in the meeting of the directors of the Q.M.&P. Railroad.
Death – Francis McMillen, 70, died at his residence in Colony Township March 2.
130 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1890
Argue Case – Hons. L.F. Cottey and J.G. Blair reargued the Read Bond case before the Supreme Court at Jefferson City the first of the week.
Wed – Married at the resident of F.M. Miller, Edina, Mo., Feb. 23, 1890, Mr. Ralph S. Croshaw to Miss Maggie H. Daugherty, Rev. Henry Crampton officiating.
Death – Miss Fannie Angus, wife of Morton Angus of 2 ½ miles east of Edina died Sunday evening. Remains were interred at Millport.
120 Years Ago
Mar. 1, 1900
Accident – A bad wreck occurred Monday morning on the O.K. Road about two miles east of Hurdland. One man was killed and two seriously injured.
Licensed – Marriage licenses were issued Feb. 21 to Luke P. Mayfield and Catherine E. Mayfield; Feb. 22 to Jackson J. Smith and Lilla Farr.
Snow – The big snow blockaded the trains and yesterday morning’s mail had not arrived at 2 o’clock.
110 Years Ago
Mar. 3, 1910
Wed – Married March 2, 1910, at the residence of Rev. S.C. Rennison, officiating minister, Charles Elmer Botts and Alta Mae Shew, both of southwest of Edina.
Albert Burk and Mrs. Sallie T. Eve, both of Plevna, were united in marriage in Shelbyville, Feb. 24.
Sold – S.D. Herget recently purchased 160 acres of Lee Greenley, near Novelty, formerly the Lewis Wright farm, paying $61 per acre, Prairie View item.
100 Years Ago
Mar. 4, 1920
Big Business – Monday was a busy day in Edina, at least for Emmett Bradshaw, Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, J.W. Ennis Abstractor, the banks, loan men and lawyers. It was the biggest day in the history of Edina, in point of property changing hands.
Wed – Miss Bertha Elizabeth Franz and Joseph Antone Hunolt were married Monday morning at St. Joseph Chapel by Rev. D.J. Donovan.
Birth – A little daughter, who has been named Ada May, arrived at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C.F. McKay, Feb. 26, East Shelton item.
90 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1930
Wed – Carl Woodard, a veteran of the World War and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sant Woodard of west of Edina, was married Feb. 15, in St. Louis to Miss Helen Kotch, who is a nurse and who came to St. Louis about two and a half years ago from Germany. They will go to housekeeping on the Joe Fearon farm northwest of Edina.
Miss Berenice Barwarth of Edina was married Saturday morning in Kansas City to William A. Leary of there.
Birth – A son was born Sunday, February 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Walker, Colony item.
80 Years Ago
Feb. 29, 1940
Snow – A couple of light snows which fell during the week were sufficient to keep the ground still covered to some extent, so that it may be said that there has been no complete absence of snow here since Christmas Day.
Strike Up The Band – The new band instruments, bought with funds largely subscribed recently by business firms of Edina, arrived yesterday.
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Greenley are parents of a son, John Lee, born Friday at St. Mary Hospital in Jefferson City.
Wed – Miss Eva Mae Parrish of south of Knox City and Virgil Davis of north of Knox City were married in Edina Saturday.
Francis Fisher and Miss Myrtle Winn of Bible Grove were married in Memphis last Thursday, Pleasant Ridge item.
Death – Miss Bertha Hortense Hunolt, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hunolt, died Monday afternoon, presumably of paralysis of the brain or a blood clot on the brain.
Mrs. W.M. Slaughter, 70, of the Plevna neighborhood died at her home Friday.
Samuel Daniel Cheatum, died at his home near Novelty one day following his seventy-eighth birthday.
70 Years Ago
Mar. 2, 1950
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. Ewrsem Shores of Novelty are the parents of a daughter, Norma Jean, born Monday at Gibson Hospital.
Wed – Paul Wade Dusenberry of Newark and Miss Betty Sue Smoot of Hunnewell were married Saturday in Hannibal.
60 Years Ago
Mar. 3, 1960
Motion Picture – The women of Knox County will have an opportunity to learn how to safeguard their health and lives by viewing a motion picture “Breast Self-Examination” arranged by the Scotland County Unit of the American Cancer Society at the Time Theater Friday, March 18. Dr. A.M. Keethler of Scotland County advised that in 1960 the number of women who will di of breast cancer will be 21,000.
Wed – The Evangelical United Brethren Church at Brashear was the setting Feb. 21, 1960, for the marriage of Jerry Woodard of near Hurdland and Miss Francis White of Memphis in a double ring ceremony.
Earl Fast of Hurdland and his bride were married in a single ring ceremony at Ft. Leonard Wood Feb. 6.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 26, 1970
In Service – Army Captain Ray F. Nesbitt, 29, son of Ms. Iva L. Nesbitt of near Knox City, received the Bronze Star Medal in Vietnam on Dec. 24, 1969, for meritorious service in connection with military operations against hostile forces in Vietnam while assigned as a maintenance officer with the 25th Aviation Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. He holds the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Pfc. E-3 Kenneth Lewis, Jr., arrived in Chu Lai, Vietnam on Feb. 12, assigned to the 3/16 Chu Lai Army to defend help Hank Hill. Pfc. Lewis is with an artillery team of six men who operate the 155 atomic cannon and then transferred west somewhere in the LZ West Zone.
Leon Moots and Clark Goodwin are serving in Vietnam, and John Burkhart is stationed in California.
40 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1980
CORRECTION: Engaged – Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis of Edina announced the engagement of their daughter, Dianne to Roger Parton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Parton of Edina.
40 Years Ago
Mar. 5, 1980
Charges – Officials from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol say arrests are pending in an investigation concerning a break-in at Edina’s C&R Market Feb. 22. The burglary apparently occurred sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. the next morning. Taken in the incident was approximately $500. Official report entry was gained through the building’s roof and the safe from which the money was taken did not appear to have been forced open.
Take Title – Knox County Eaglettes basketball team defeated Canton to take the Regional title.
Deaths – Chloe Ann Sharp, 87, of Edina, died Feb. 29, 1980. Born Dec. 12, 1892, in Knox County, she was the daughter of John and Mary Ann (Haffarnan) Flynn. On April 1, 1929, in Chicago, she was married to Ira Edward Hart who preceded in in death Oct. 30, 1962. She married D. Francis Sharp on August 14, 1971. Burial was in New Catholic Cemetery, Edina.
Donald Paul James, 42, a Hurdland farmer, died Feb. 26, 1980. The son of Francis and Hilda Christman James, he was born on July 1, 1937 near Brashear. He served in the United States Army. Burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery, Kirksville.
30 Years Ago
Feb. 28, 1990
Problems – Child abuse/neglect, family and school problems and other juvenile related serious difficulties is becoming increasingly evident in the Second Judicial Circuit of Adair, Knox and Lewis Counties. The three county area had 623 juvenile office referrals during 1989, a significant increase from 1988. Most cases involved juveniles between ages of eight and 14, according to Kirk Rourke Juvenile officer. A total of twenty-eight cases of neglect and abuse were handled in Knox County.
Question – It was recently reported that there have been several inquiries from Knox County citizens as to why the Knox County 4-H Council awarded a bid for construction of the new 4-H building to an out of county business, P.E. Jepson, who submitted the lowest bid. The next lowest bid was in excess of $2,000 higher.
Century Milestone – Luvina Willows of Edina celebrated her 100th birthday on February 14, 1990. Mrs. Willows was born Feb. 14, 1890 in Scotland County near Rutledge. She received almost 200 cards, many flowers, gifts and telephone calls.
Birth – Mark and Genel Parrish of Baring are the parents of a son, Zachary James born Feb. 19, 1990, in Grim-Smith Hospital, Kirksville.