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I think that these papers given below have been microfilmed and that the film is housed at the Missouri Historical Society. More information can be obtained by contacting your locale library or the Missouri Historical Society.

The exerts from the papers that are this website were copied from Missouri Historical Society microfilm. You can contact them to find out more about renting and borrowing film. They have a web site and are very helpful.


Barry County Advertiser - Dec 13, 1967-present

Barry County Reporter - Jun 17-July 9, 1976

Democrat - Jan 22, 1876; Nov 18, 1899; Dec 28, 1901; Aug 30, Sep 27, Dec 6, 1902; Jan 3, Mar 7, Apr 18, 25, May 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 8-29, Sep 12, Oct 3-31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5, 1903-Dec 25, 1909; Jan 7, 1911-present

Republican - Mar 20, May 29, July 10, Oct 30, 1890; Apr 16, Mar 26, Nov 12, 1891; Jan 28-Feb 18, Mar 3-10, May 5, July 7, Aug 18-Sep 1, Oct 13-27, Nov 10-24, Dec 8, 1892-Apr 13, May 18, Jun 1, 1893-Jun 10, Aug 5, 1976-May 2, 1984


The Monett Eagle - Aug 21, 1903-Jun 17, 1904

Journal - Mar 2, 1921

Monett Daily Record -  Jan 22, 1914-Aug 20, 1915

The Monett Star - Feb 22, Apr 10, 1906-May 8, 1911

Monett Times - July 7, 1908-Dec 30, 1910; Jan 21-31, 1911; Jan 11, 1912-Nov 23, 1916; Jan 5, 1917-Dec 30, 1920; Jan 11, 1922; Aug 19-Sep 16, 1924; Jan 11-Dec 23, 1926; Jan 4, 1928-present

Times - Jan 3-Dec 26, 1901; Jun 25, 1903-Jun 2, 1904; Jan 3, 1908-Oct 19, 1939


Purdy News-Review -  Apr 5, 1973-Dec 6, 1973


American Sunbeam - Oct 4, 1976-Dec 29, 1980

Ozark Sunbeam  - Jan 5, 1973-Sep 27, 1976

Sunbeam  - Nov 1, 1890; Mar 24-Dec 26, 1972


The Wheaton Journal - Dec 27, 1928; Jan 3, 1929; Jan 16, 23, 1930; Aug 20, 1931-Mar 26, Apr 9-July 2, 1936; Jun 8, Sep 28, 1939; Dec 20, 1945-May 6, 20-Aug 12, 26, Sep 9, 23, 1948 - Sep 15, 29-Nov 3, 24-Dec 29, 1949 -Mar 16, 30-Aug 10, 24-Sep 21, Oct 5-Dec 21, 1950; Jan 4, 1951-Dec 3, 1964; Jan 7, 1965-Jun 19, July 3, 10, 24, Aug 7-Oct 16, 1969; Jan 22-Feb 5, May 14-Dec 31, 1970-present

Below is a sample from the newspaper items that can be located on microfilm.

May 1894, Cassville Republican


Joe Mitchell is assisting M. C. Messer.

Mrs. W. A. Smith is quite low with pneumonia and consumption.

Geo. Jackson of King's Prairie, who, had the misfortune to injure his shoulder very severely some time ago more recently met with a second accident by being thrown from a cart, this time breaking his arm, or shoulder. It is feared that it will terminate fatally, as he is very low.


Names were spelled like they the editor of the paper thought that they should be spelled so use your imagination while searching these old papers.

Below are a few ideas for some of the different ways that you might find some of the surnames listed. I noticed a few cases of a name being spelled two different ways in the same sentence or paragraph.

Bailey - Bailie, Baillie

Ennis - Ennes

McCluer - McClure

Shepherd - Shephard, Sheppherd

Van Zandt - Vanzandt, Vansandt, Van Zandt, VanZandt

Gaylen - Galyon

Clark - Clarke

Barnes - Barns

Looney - Luney

Smith - Smyth, Smythe

Burris - Burrus, Burriss

Hailey - Haily, Haley

Jenkins - Jinkins

Bayless - Bailess

Taylor - Tailor, Traylor

Robbertson - Robertson, Robbinson, Robinson, Robbins, Robins

Robinson - see above

Thompson - Thomson

Stills - Still

Wilson - Willson

Seamster - Semester

Sanders - Saunders

Lipe - Lipes

Grastin - Graston

Freeze - Freese

Windes - Wines

Pippin - Pippins

Eden - Edens, Edeans

Garrison - Garison

Combs - Combes, McCombs, McCombes

McNally - McNalley, Nalley, Naley

Eggleston - Egleston

Brattin - Bratten, Bratin

Ennes - Ennis

Goddard - Godard

Weathers - Wethers, Withers

Withers - Wethers

Gillmore or Gilmore - Gilmore or Gillmore

Reese - Reese or Reece

Lasiter, Lesiter, Leasiter, or Lassiter

Weston - Weaston

Hogard - Hoagard

Gipson - Gibson

Gibson - Gipson

Crumley - Crumly, Crumbley, Crumbey

Beaver - Bever, Beavers, Bevers

Longley - Langley, Longly, or Long 

Langley - Longley


Places had the same problem as surnames.

Mineral Springs - Minearalsprings, Mineral, Mineral Spring, Mineralspring

King's Prairie - Kings Prairie

Jenkins -Jenkins

Pierce City - Peirce City




 Life in 1900 in the United States

The average life expectancy in the United States was forty-seven.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the United States had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was ten mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.  With only 1.4 million residents, California was the twenty-first most populous state in the Union.

The average wage in the US was twenty-two cents an hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the United States were at home.

Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason, either as travelers or immigrants.

The five leading causes of death in the US were: 1.Pneumonia and influenza;  2.Tuberculosis; 3.Diarrhea; 4.Heart disease; and 5.Stroke.

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

Drive-by shootings in which teenage boys galloped down the street on horses and started randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy - and were an ongoing problem in Denver and other cities in the West.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was thirty. The remote desert community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their families.

Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet.

Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.

Plastic as we know it today was unheard of but celluloid was being used and it looked somewhat like plastic. In 1871 celluloid had been introduced. It was the generic name for cellulose nitrate plastics.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day on the US calendars.

One in ten of the US adults couldn't read nor write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Coca-Cola contained cocaine instead of caffeine. From 1885 to the early part of the 20th century cocaine was used in toothpaste, chewing gum, and was available at the locale pharmacy.  

Punch-card data processing had recently been developed, and early predecessors of the modern computer were used for the first time by the government to help compile the 1900 census.

Eighteen percent of households in the United States had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

There were about 230 reported murders in the US annually.   


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Roaring River Baptist Church in Barry Co., MO is pictured. Many Haddock descendants went to church there. Photo from the files of Darla Marbut.

New Site Church, 1876 - Charles Haddock along with William Collins, his father in law; William Collins, his brother-in-law; Julia Collins & William Montgomery, his sister-in-law; & Sarah Collins & William Haddock, his sister-in-law and brother, were among the founders of the church. It may have been that William Collins, the father, and his children, all were the organizers or it could be that William Collins was the founder and his children came along as part of the procedure. The old records are not very complete but all of their names are mentioned. Photo provided by Darla Marbut. 

William Collins, Sr. was first married to Elizabeth Graham and second married to Juliet Waller. After the death of William, Julia Waller married Stanfier Ferguson. She is buried at Corsicana next to her brother John Waller. It isn't known for sure, but it's likely that William and Elizabeth (Graham) Collins are either buried there at Corsicana or they are at New Site. There are no stones for them at either place. They are more than likely at Corsicana because there are some graves next to Julia there that are unmarked. Photo provided by Darla Marbut.




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