Nodaway County

Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Adam Nelson Shelman

Few men of recent years in Union township could claim a surer place in the affections of his fellow citizens than that occupied by the late Adam Nelson Shelman, who was known as a man of courage, self-reliance and of the utmost integrity of purpose, as a result of which he stood high in the estimation of his neighbors and is therefore deserving of a place in the history of his county. Mr. Shelman was born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, January 28, 1835, and after a successful and useful life he was called to his reward on July 12. 1898, …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of W. Taylor Brown

One of Green township’s old and highly respected farmers is W. Taylor Brown, a man worthy of the respect of his neighbors and friends, owing to his past life, which has been so carefully regulated as not to give offense to any one, willfully. He was born in Rock Castle county, Kentucky, April 14. 1844. and is the son of Stephen and Barbara Brown. He grew to maturity in his old Kentucky home and received some schooling in the old-time schools there. Leaving his native state, he came to Illinois and lived three years, coming to Nodaway county, Missouri, in …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Charles H. Roney

As a farmer in Polk township, Nodaway county, Charles H. Roney has done as much as any man in his township for the promotion of its interests and its moral, educational and material progress during the quarter of a century he has here resided. He stands high for integrity of character, his family being equally well respected with himself. Mr. Roney was born in Peoria county, Illinois, November t8, 1862. His father was Henry Roney and his mother Julia Roney. They were natives of Ireland, from which country they came to America when young, and married in Illinois. In the …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Abraham Merrill

One of the enterprising farmers of Polk township, Nodaway county, is Abraham Merrill, who was born in Wayne county, New York, April 3, 1843. the son Ripley and Maria (Van Alstine) Merrill, both natives of the state of New York, from whence they emigrated to Wisconsin when that state was a territory, about 1847, and settled in Rock county, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Abraham Merrill accompanied his parents to Rock county and was reared there and was living there when the Civil war began, and in July, 1862, he showed his patriotism by enlisting in Company …

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Biography of John C. Curfman

One of the most conspicuous figures in the history of Nodaway county, Missouri, is ex-County Judge John C. Curfman, for an enumeration of local citizens who have won honor and public recognition for themselves and at the same time have honored the community in w T hich they live would be incomplete without reference to him as a citizen, political advisor and business man, now living retired in his cozy home in Maryville after a long and eminently worthy career. Mr. Curfman is a native of the old Keystone state, having been born in Huntington county, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1843, …

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William Henry Totterdale

Biography of William Henry Totterdale

Mr. Totterdale was a native of England, born in Somersetshire, May 21, 1848. When ten years old he came with his parents to America and settled in Columbia County, Wisconsin, where they lived six years, then moved to Waukesha, the same state. Here young Totterdale learned the carpenter trade and became a skilled workman. In 1867 he came to Maryville, where he spent the rest of his life. Mr. Totterdale was twice married, the first time to Susan Blend, May 18, 1870; she was also of English birth, and came with her parents to America. Her death occurred in 1880. On June 17, 1885. Mr. Totterdale was married, at Moberly, Missouri, to Frances Rebecca Hess, who, with two daughters, Carrie and Anna Belle, survives.

Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Glenn Beal Roseberry

Mr. Roseberry is a native of Maryville, Missouri, having been born on July 14, 1874, the son of Mathew G. and Phoebe E. (Beal) Roseberry, the father a native of Columbus, Adams County, Illinois. Mr. Roseberry was married on October 2, 1895, to Laura A. Frank. Her death occurred on December 31, 1899. This union was without issue. On July 14. 1901, Mr. Roseberry married Eva P. Frank, niece of his first wife, and the daughter of W. C. Frank.

Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Judge Hugh H. McClurg

Judge Hugh H. McClurg, residing in Union Township, was born in Morgan County, Illinois, March 24, 1859. His father was Thomas L. McClurg, who died in November, 1909, who lived on the old home farm, which he settled in 1868; his widow is still living in Maryville, at No. 204 South Walnut street. Hugh H. McClurg remained at home with his parents until of age. On March 16, 1872, when twenty-three years old, he married Ida E. Rickard, daughter of Ezra and Mary (Colvin) Rickard, who lived just south of Pickering and who came to this county from Indiana.

Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Judge William H. Chambers

Among the well-known citizens of Nodaway county whose work will long exert an ameliorating influence upon his locality is Judge William H. Chambers, of Union township, for his career is that of a man who, while advancing his own interests, has been vigilant of the progress of others. He was born in Coles County, Illinois, May 30, 1849. He was reared in Fulton County, that state. He is the son of John A. and Elizabeth Ann (Ellis) Chambers, the father a native of Kentucky and the mother of Indiana.

Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Benjamin Franklin Duncan

Benjamin F. Duncan was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, on April 29, 1842, and is a son of Daniel Boone and Eleanor (Cook) Duncan. His paternal grandparents were William and Martha (Jennings) Duncan, of Garrard County, Kentucky, where the former was a successful farmer. His wife was a daughter of Gen. William Jennings, a prominent officer in the American army during the war of the Revolution.

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