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From: Linda Reichert <>
Subject: Re: [MOJEFFER] Jefferson County Record - February 22, 1917 - Volunteer Transcription Part 10
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:21:25 -0600
I have studied the dark area on this obit and am pretty sure the 4
letter name is Dora -
"Mrs. Dora Williams LANHAM"
On Jan 16, 2006, at 10:08 PM, Linda Reichert wrote:
> Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo
> February 22, 1917
> Vol. XIII, No. 9
> Volunteer Transcription - Part 10
> [ page 2, column 5 ]
> [top is VERY dark, words in [brackets] are best guess and *could* be
> something else]
> Mrs. [Bess?] [Williams?] LANHAM [according to
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojeffer/hillsboro.html, this would be Medora
> LANHAM b.1873 d 1917] died at Hillsboro Monday morning, February 19th.
> She was about 43 years old and has been married to Thomas M. LANHAM
> for about [26?] years. She was a daughter of Phineas and Ann WILLIAMS
> and was born on the old homestead about two miles north of Hillsboro,
> where also she was married. There were born to the union eight
> children, five of whom are living. Laura, now Mrs. Joe BUERGER,
> Elliott, Evelyn, Walter and May. Mrs. LANHAM and her husband, Thomas
> M. LANHAM, who survive her >>>>>> the Baptist church in St. Louis,
> where they were then living about four years ago. She leaves two
> sisters, Miss Laura WILLIAMS of this place and Ruth ASHBY of St.
> Louis, and two brothers, Willis and William who are out west
> somewhere. Mrs. LANHAM’s mother died last August just six months ago.
> She and her husband having been running the Commercial Hotel in
> Hillsboro for the past tow or three years and Mrs. LANHAM was well
> known to a great many citizens of our county.
> She was taken ill last week with some severe gastric disorder and
> suffered intensely from the very first, so that it was necessary to
> keep her well under the influence of opiates almost from the first and
> while there seemed periods of improvement, but they were only
> transitory. Her funeral was Tuesday afternoon, Rev. GOODWIN of DeSoto
> officiating after which she was interred in the Hillsboro cemetery.
> Mrs. LANHAM was a woman of boundless industry, was a kind and
> indulgent mother and a loving wife. She had her troubles as do all,
> but the clouds of despair never darkened her vision for any great
> length of time. She sleep well in the little cemetery she so often
> visited to pay tribute to those gone before and there may she
> peacefully rest until the morning when the day breaks and the shadows
> fade away.”