Jameson

Town of Jameson Missouri

In June, 1871, the St. Louis, Chillicothe & Omaha Railroad had been completed as far as where the present town of Jameson is situated. A surveying party from Chillicothe surveyed the town and completed the work on Saturday, June 12, 1871. It is situated on a beautiful eminence, with a magnificent agricultural country surrounding it, consisting of both prairie and woodland with industrious farmers in possession. The town company appointed Benjamin G. Kimball as agent, and they commenced on the following Monday to dispose of town-lots at about $100 per lot. The ground upon which Jameson stands was originally entered …

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Jameson Town Officials and 1881 Business Directory

Town Officials Officials for 1878 George P. Allen, chairman; A. O. Siple, clerk; William Gillespie, Joseph Long and Henry C. Dusky, trustees; J. F. Hamaker, treasurer; William M. Briggs, attorney; H. B. Hubbard, marshal. Officials for 1879 George P. Allen, chairman; D. C. Threlkeld, clerk; J. H. Stucker, J. D. Feurt and J. H. Albros, trustees; J. W. Long, treasurer and collector; T. A. Gaines, attorney; J. H. Miller, marshal. Officials for 1880 Joseph D. Feurt, chairman; David C. Threlkeld, clerk; J. H. Stucker, Thomas Ingraham and Henry C. Dusky, trustees; C. C. Curvin, treasurer; Thomas A. Gaines, attorney; E. …

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Jameson Missouri Township Law and Officials

There had been several changes in the township law, made by the legislature, and for a while they came so often that it was hard to keep track of the procession. The first list of township officers of record, was the election of July 2, 1872, when the following township officers were elected: Supervisor, William Earl Clerk, E. D. Powell Assessor, Charles M. Gray Collector, John A. Martin Constable, R. P. Fuller Justices of the Peace, Henry Ward and James K. Heath There were 223 registered votes in the township. The supervisor law still held for the spring election of …

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Business, Population and Census of Jameson Missouri

A new flouring-mill was erected in the spring of 1877, and for the size is one of the best mills in the county. It was in working order on the 1st of April. The machinery is all of the most approved pattern, and the flour is of a superior quality. Jameson has been steadily growing. It has not ” boomed,” as some would say, but it is the only town in Grand River township, and as the township grows, so does Jameson. Her merchants are enterprising, and they not only make a market for the productions of the township, but …

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