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Cemeteries

Meyers

also called
Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Section 35, Hudson Township, Bates County, Missouri

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Directions

From Rockville go north on B Highway 1 mile, B becomes P Highway, continue north for 2 miles and turn left (west) on the gravel road.  Go mile and the cemetery is on the south side of the road.

Those Who Rest Here

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NAME

RELATIONSHIPS / NOTES

BIRTH

DEATH

Barron, Esther

 

1/8/1897

1/23/1920

Bearce, Benjamin O.

 

3/4/1895

11/15/1976

Bearce, Charlie

 

/1900

/1904

Bearce, Clark Edman

Mo S2 US Navy WWI

1/4/1891

11/11/1951

Bearce, Daniel Leonard

son of C C & Rebecca E Melton Bearce

12/16/1868

9/19/1943

Bearce, Guss E.

husband of Flora Bearce

6/20/1892

4/3/1961

Bearce, Henry E.

 

5/2/1867

1/26/1950

Bearce, Horace

 

 

/1902

Bearce, Mildred Bledsoe Edens

/1866

/1919

Bearce, Oscar

 

 

11/15/1976

Bearce, Sallie D.

 

4/26/1864

6/5/1940

Bearce, Stephen S.

 

11/15/1899

3/4/1970

Beard, Clyde E.

 

/1917

/1975

Beard, Israel E.

husband of Ona I Beard

/1878

/1947

Beard, Ona I.

wife of Israel E Beard

/1877

/1956

Bechtol, Grandville

 

10/11/1813

6/3/1880

Bellomy, Essie L.

wife of Robert F Bellomy

/1880

/1926

Bellomy, Loyd F.

Mo. PFC 401 MP Escort GD Co WWII

7/18/1903

4/12/1972

Bellomy, Robert F.

husband of Essie L Bellomy

/1877

/1968

Belvins, John F.

 

 

7/30/1954

Blankenship, Elmer F.

 

/1905

Blankenship, Rita M.

 

/1909

/1970

Blevins, Henry E.

 

 

6/2/1957

Blevins, Richard

 

2/2/1823

2/5/1895

Blevins, Thursa

 

3/29/1859

8/29/1912

Bollweg, Henry

 

6/9/1888

11/23/1976

Bollweg, Minnie

 

12/2/1888

9/27/1963

Bollweg, Rose Mary

daughter of Henry C. & Minnie Bollweg

12/7/1913

1/16/1914

Bollwig, Seth Thomas

 

10/15/1926

6/12/1927

Bowman, Donald R

 

11/19/1957

1/27/1983

Bowman, Joe O

Tech 4 US Army WWII

1/1/1927

5/7/1981

Brown, Charles L.

son of J. M. & Lula Brown

10/27/1911

2/13/1913

Brown, Elizabeth

wife of John W. Brown

 

9/9/1888

Brown, George Austin

son of J. T. & M. J. Brown

11/6/1871

11/28/1871

Brown, James T.

 

8/9/1849

3/21/1912

Brown, Jane

 

2/11/1807

6/6/1892

Brown, John W.

 

12/27/1813

2/25/1900

Brown, Joseph Newson

son of J. W. & E. Brown

10/21/1853

10/1/1887

Brown, Martha J.

 

8/13/1851

5/21/1910

Brown, Thomas J.

son of J. T. & M. J. Brown

2/15/1877

9/30/1903

Brummet, Casuel L.

son of J. H. & M. J. Brummet

 

3/25/1873

Chatwood, Thomas A.

son of Thos. & l. Chatwood

12/13/1895

11/7/1896

Chilz, Peater P.

 

 

10/3/1892

Cobb, John A.

son of T. W. & N. Cobb

5/20/1889

3/26/1890

Compton, B. F.

 

1/23/1839

10/5/1885

Compton, Carl A.

 

4/8/1883

6/25/1934

Compton, Clara L.

 

2/17/1885

12/3/1932

Compton, Glen E.

son of Carl & Clara Compton

6/5/1911

3/4/1912

Compton, Lenore

daughter of Carl & Clara Compton

7/11/1914

1/20/1917

Compton, Marcus M.

 

 

8/3/1915

Compton, Mildred Ilene

daughter of Carl & Clara Compton

2/13/1925

2/18/1925

Compton, William Edward

3/28/1864

9/6/1911

Cooley, Leanah B.

wife of L. W. Cooley

6/27/1894

10/29/1918

Craven, Jeremiah

 

12/15/1835

8/16/1914

Craven, John Franklin

 

 

9/29/1937

Craven, Savanah E.

 

10/7/1839

6/11/1932

Cravens, E

 

 

6/11/1932

Cumpton, Larry D.

 

10/7/1947

10/17/1966

Cumpton, Marcus Monroe

4/21/1914

8/4/1915

Darringer, Mollie

 

 

1/30/1951

Davis, C. A.

 

 

 

Davis, Eunice

 

1/28/1913

10/12/1931

Davis, G. A.

 

 

 

Davis, Peyton R.

 

4/2/1880

4/6/1968

Davis, Stella Blake

daughter of Hames H & Telitha Van Hoy Raybourn - wife of Peyton Reeves Davis

4/5/1882

11/24/1974

Day, Phoebe

wife of Theodore T. Day

3/3/1847

11/10/1937

Day, Theodore Dwight

husband of Phoebe Day

9/12/1845

9/27/1945

DeCicco, Bertha Scheilz

2/27/1909

 

Deffenbaugh, James D.

9/20/1853

9/22/1936

Deffenbaugh, John C.

 

12/9/1889

3/15/1920

Deffenbaugh, Mary E.

6/19/1859

2/7/1925

Deweese, Infant

son of J & M Deweese

3/9/1868

3/9/1868

Deweese, Infant

son of J & M Deweese

3/9/1868

3/9/1868

Deweese, Infant

daughter of J. & M. Deweese

3/9/1868

3/9/1868

Deweese, Jesse

 

10/1/1819

2/11/1884

Deweese, Melvina

 

7/21/1824

7/10/1892

Deweese, P.

 

 

 

Deweese, R.

 

 

 

Dickey, David E

 

 

9/8/1957

Dickey, Sarah O.

 

10/28/1867

2/6/1934

Dunlap, T. Benton

 

/1861

/1894

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2/5/

9/15/190

Ellington, Alice A.

wife of J G Ellington

8/17/1848

11/13/1901

Ellington, Joseph G.

husband of Alice A Ellington

8/15/1838

8/12/1916

Ernsbarger, Lillian Wix

/1883

/1962

Finley, Alice C.

daughter of J. & I. E. Pharis - wife of A. J. Finley

10/10/1850

7/8/1872

Foster, Carl Ellis

 

11/10/1915

6/27/1930

Foster, Connie Quick

 

11/19/1891

12/17/1918

Foster, John M.

 

6/8/1900

2/13/1969

Foster, Lon

 

1/22/1886

8/1/1949

Foster, Susie B.

 

 

11/20/1906

Foster, William

 

 

8/1/1949

Frost, Lavinia Anna

 

9/22/1859

5/27/1935

Ghere, Allie Lena Wix

 

2/10/1900

11/19/1953

Ghere, Ralph L.

 

1/11/1898

12/7/1972

Gilmore, Cornelia C.

born in Ravenna, Ohio

10/23/1839

12/22/1910

Gilmore, Henry W.

 

6/24/1831

8/7/1904

Gilmore, Lila

daughter of H. W. & C. Gilmore

3/22/1875

8/6/1877

Graham, Harvey M.

son of M. & L. Graham

8/29/1890

10/1/1891

Graham, Mary A.

 

7/21/1812

3/11/1890

Graham, Robert

 

4/15/1836

4/15/1891

Graham, Thomas S.

son of William & Mary Graham

3/5/1840

7/19/1870

Graham, William

 

5/20/1811

1/30/1880

Graves, Abraham

 

6/2/1806

3/17/1898

Green, Arthur C.

 

6/16/1870

2/12/1941

Green, Charles

son of A. C. & C. A. Green

12/16/1900

1/8/1901

Green, Cora A.

 

3/8/1875

5/11/1956

Green, Lucien & Polly

 

 

 

Harold, William C.

PFO US Army

3/5/1892

10/3/1974

Harvey, James Monroe, Rev.

husband of Lydia Abigail Scott

5/9/1824

11/27/1890

Harvey, Lydia Abigail Scott

wife of James M. Harvey

2/12/1826

12/31/1878

Heckard, George

 

 

3/7/1949

Hedger, Johnnie Allen

 

5/10/1963

6/2/1973

Hedrick, Elizabeth

 

2/14/1804

7/29/1874

Hedrick, Sandford

 

4/19/1824

9/3/1853

Hedrick, Thomas H.

 

8/1/1836

1/17/1852

Hedrick, William

 

12/13/1803

1/29/1903

Hubbard, Maud

daughter of Wm. & N. M. Hubbard

2/1/1880

2/1/1880

Huckaba, Laura A.

daughter of G. W. & E. L. Huckaba

1/5/1878

8/17/1878

Jacobs, Henry Harrison

3/8/1884

12/1/1946

Jacobs, Lydia

 

8/6/1882

2/25/1921

Johnston, Charles

husband of Lovinia Johnston

10/1/1861

7/23/1931

Johnston, Lovinia

wife of Charles Johnston

10/10/1869

2/24/1916

LaFollette, Charles L.

/1913

/1973

LaFollette, Edna M.

 

2/15/1908

6/22/1908

LaFollette, Electia Edens

sister of Lawrence Edens

3/29/1886

1/18/1973

Lane, Elihu Cleveland

son of Elihu & Sarah Lane

11/13/1884

3/8/1885

Laskey, David

 

10/2/1836

6/2/1896

Lee, Marie

wife of Walter A Lee

/1911

/1958

Lee, Walter A.

husband of Marie Lee

/1910

/1999

Leeper, Anna L.

 

12/13/1874

2/8/1961

Leeper, Elizabeth

 

 

5/6/1905

Leeper, Thomas Benjamin

/1840

1/4/1925

Leeper, William A.

 

4/21/1872

11/20/1921

Liggett, Mary Jane

 

 

2/2/1908

Little, Anna B.

 

/1888

/1936

Little, Louis L.

 

/1886

/1933

McConnell, Elsie J.

daughter of J T Brown - wife of B. E. McConnell

4/24/1880

8/25/1901

McConnell, Loren

son of B E & Elsie J McConnell

8/21/1901

10/12/1901

McConnell, Moren

daughter of B E & Elsie J McConnell

8/21/1901

10/31/1901

McCoy, Mollie S.

wife of John B. McCoy

7/31/1856

7/17/1898

McDaniel, Perlie

daughter of W. F. & M. E. McDaniel

5/17/1887

8/1/1887

McKinley, Beulah Dorene

9/23/1910

5/5/1937

McKinley, H. Clay

 

1/24/1883

7/27/1951

McKinley, Harry

son of M. R. & M. A. McKinley

2/25/1890

5/2/1892

McKinley, Mercy A.

 

8/2/1843

4/13/1916

McKinley, Nina S.

 

 

3/30/1899

McKinley, Nina Sue

 

/1940

/1941

Minton, Jane Slavin

wife of John Minton

4/5/1801

3/5/1881

Minton, John

husband of Jane Slavin

/1805

9/5/1871

Morales, Maurice V

 

4/5/1933

12//1987

Moscrip, Francis Graham

husband of Lillie M A Moscrip

9/24/1874

5/10/1921

Moscrip, Lillie M. A.

wife of Francis Graham Moscrip

 

7/19/1891

Myers, Dewitt C.

 

9/11/1852

12/20/1879

Myers, John D.

 

1/18/1808

7/17/1876

Myers, John H.

 

6/2/1835

4/3/1863

Myers, Oscar F.

 

6/1/1854

1/14/1881

Myers, Sarah P.

 

4/26/1816

8/28/1860

Padley, Gracie Wix

 

6/22/1888

5/29/1956

Padley, Harry L.

 

 

12/24/1883

Padley, Joseph W.

 

 

3/20/1923

Padley, Lillian A.

 

2/7/1921

10/1/1963

Phinney, Robert D

 

3/14/1933

12/23/2001

Poulton, George

 

8/14/1807

3/2/1880

Price, Heneretia C.

 

 

11/3/1919

Price, Hennis, Green

 

 

3/7/1920

Prier, A.

wife of Wm Prier

5/17/1833

7/15/1906

Prier, Alvah A.

husband of Lelia T Prier

/1873

/1953

Prier, Carrie B.

wife of A. A. Prier

4/14/1879

11/7/1908

Prier, Dwight

son of C. W. & E. A. Prier

4d

 

Prier, Lelah May

daughter of A. A. & L. T. Prier

7/13/1910

10/5/1911

Prier, Lelia T.

wife of Alvah A Prier

/1889

/1972

Prier, Leroy

son of C. W. & E. A. Prier

12/28/1896

1/4/1897

Prier, William

husband of A Prier

6/9/1830

12/14/1924

Queener, Edith

daughter of Elisha & Mary Slavin Blevins - wife of 1) James Queener 2) Joseph McGuire

1//1820

8/5/1901

Queener, H J

son of James Madison & Edith Blevins Queener

/1842

 

Queener, J A

son of James Madison & Edith Blevins Queener

/1861

Queener, James Madison, Sr.

son of Jacob & Elizabeth Queener - husband of Edith Blevins

/1817

 

Queener, James Madison, Jr.

son of James Madison & Edith Blevins Queener

/1846

 

Queener, R C

son of James Madison & Edith Blevins Queener

/1851

 

Quick, Fannie E.

wife of George E Quick

1/29/1906

11/28/1987

Quick, G. W.

 

1/1/1851

1/2/1915

Quick, George E.

husband of Fannie E Quick

11/22/1899

11/1/1971

Quick, Sarah Ellis

 

6/29/1861

11/23/1936

Rains, Albert Lee

 

12/3/1868

1/21/1930

Rains, Casual H

 

10/16/1842

5/25/1930

Rains, Clarissa A.

daughter of J. A. & Rose Ann Rains

3/2/1866

5/1/1869

Rains, Deanna Lee

daughter of Logan & Georgia Rains

4/5/1928

2/10/1929

Rains, Edith Fredricka

10/21/1883

2/21/1958

Rains, George W

husband of Jane G Rains

10/12/1812

1//1867

Rains, James Alfred

husband of Rose Ann Rains

3/27/1830

2/5/1904

Rains, Jane G Sharp

wife of George W Rains

1/25/1817

8/5/1898

Rains, Jerusha A. Irwin

/1844

/1888

Rains, John Cashel

 

 

12/5/1927

Rains, Leslie S.

 

4/6/1882

1/5/1963

Rains, Logan Casual

husband of Georgia Rains

1/13/1875

12/5/1927

Rains, Rena

 

10/19/1877

10/9/1955

Rains, Rose Ann Harvey

wife of James A Rains

8/21/1830

4/5/1905

Rains, William Robert

12/18/1872

2/14/1954

Raybourn, Ada V.

1st wife of James H. Raybourn

10/15/1843

4/22/1878

Raybourn, Arthur

son of James H. & T. V. Raybourn

 

7/31/1885

Raybourn, Charles Augustus

12/1879

Dec-57

Raybourn, Clarence V.

/1890

/1961

Raybourn, Claud

husband of Emma Raybourn

4/7/1875

11/27/1949

Raybourn, Dexter C.

 

/1869

/1934

Raybourn, Elizabeth C.

/1871

/1962

Raybourn, Emma

wife of Claud Raybourn

9/7/1875

2/6/1913

Raybourn, Gracie

daughter of W. B. & Julia Raybourn

2/1/1872

2/12/1874

Raybourn, J. Harry

 

5/24/1832

3/22/1967

Raybourn, James Harrison

husband of 1) Ada V Raybourn 2) Telitha V Raybourn

9/29/1843

12/24/1924

Raybourn, John Talmadge

husband of Mary Lee Reese

7/13/1887

2/28/1982

Raybourn, Julia

wife of W B Raybourn

5/24/1844

6/7/1923

Raybourn, Krystal Kay

daughter of Dale & Kathy (Kline) Seider - wife of Harry E. Raybourn

10/30/1963

9/9/2001

Raybourn, Lawrence

 

9/10/1890

3/15/1891

Raybourn, Mabel E.

daughter of J. H. & T. V. Raybourn

2/19/1881

2/2/1882

Raybourn, Mary Lee Reese

wife of John Talmadge Raybourn

10/14/1885

11/3/1982

Raybourn, Mary Loreese

4/20/1916

6/25/2001

Raybourn, Nellie

wife of Chas. A. Raybourn

5/6/1880

1/17/1903

Raybourn, Paul D.

 

11/25/1879

1/24/1903

Raybourn, Straton De

 

1/27/1942

12/2/1958

Raybourn, Telitha V. Van Hoy

2nd wife of James H. Raybourn

1/22/1851

7/17/1931

Raybourn, W. B.

husband of Julia Raybourn

9/2/1839

2/24/1929

Raybourn, William P.

Idaho Pvt Inf 42 Div. WWI

5/20/1895

10/7/1949

Raybourn, Winston W.

/1941

/1960

Rector, C. W.

 

9/21/1865

6/4/1958

Rector, Mary E.

 

3/6/1867

12/3/1950

Ridge, James S.

husband of Prudence R Ridge

10/25/1811

2/13/1887

Ridge, Prudence R.

wife of J. S. Ridge

2/16/1817

12/10/1882

Robertson, Harvey

husband of Sarah Lee Robertson

5/22/1907

4/29/1985

Robertson, Sarah Lee

wife of Harvey Robertson

11/20/1914

12/5/1995

Rogers, Anderson

husband of Elizabeth VanBebber

8/17/1811

1/13/1883

Rogers, Elizabeth VanBebber

wife of Anderson Rogers

7/27/1811

1/20/1889

Scheilz, August

 

9/9/1871

1/10/1959

Scheilz, Beulah G

 

3/30/1904

/1996

Scheilz, Connie P.

 

2//1906

9//1906

Scheilz, J A

 

/1897

/1985

Scheilz, Rebecca M.

 

7/3/1872

9/30/1959

Scheilz, Vera

 

8/24/1912

3/22/1963

Scheilz, Zella M

 

6/27/1901

1//2002

Smith, Leroy

 

6/13/1887

7/28/1889

Smith, Syrus C.

 

3/8/1884

2/12/1885

Smith, William E.

 

11/10/1882

1/20/1883

Steiner, William A.

 

 

1/15/1920

Stockton, L. D.

 

6/9/1884

1/3/1892

Thomas, William O.

son of J. A. & Ella Thomas

8/31/1901

11/13/1901

Thompson, Eda

wife of James Thompson

/1869

/1937

Thompson, James

husband of Eda Thompson

3/10/1854

4/14/1920

Tomes, Nancy

 

2/19/1876

4/29/1898

Varnes, Harold H

son of Lon Morris & Mary Alice Raybourn Varns - husband of Augusta Varns

1/4/1914

1/9/2004

Varnes, Infant

 

 

7/11/1939

Varns, Harold Travis

 

5/28/1942

5/29/1942

Varns, Maria

 

10/28/1828

6/6/1881

Varns, Mary Rosalie

 

7/9/1939

7/11/1939

Varns, Stephen S

husband of 1) Maria Hair 2) Mrs. Mildred Robinson

3/28/1822

3/6/1901

Weaver, Lucille A Nash

7/6/1921

11/26/2000

Welcome, Eliza Ann Alexander

wife of Laurence Welcome

7/23/1835

2/26/1892

West, John

 

3/25/1852

8/8/1928

West, Mary A.

 

11/21/1859

11/25/1951

Wheeler, Alice R.

daughter of Charles &  Martha Wheeler

4/27/1871

3/4/1887

Wheeler, Charles

husband of Martha J Wheeler

11/20/1835

2/14/1907

Wheeler, Martha J.

wife of Charles Wheeler

5/28/1841

 

Winter, Fredericka

 

/1872

/1889

Winters, Mattie J.

wife of Wesley Winters

8/11/1866

2/21/1890

Wix, A. L.

 

6/18/1855

5/27/1918

Wix, Abner

wife of Susanna Wix

10/28/1827

7/28/1904

Wix, B. M.

 

/1880

12/8/1947

Wix, Ben F.

husband of Elizabeth Wix

2/17/1870

4/16/1945

Wix, Bessie B.

daughter of Clark & Caroline E. Wix

2/10/1877

8/8/1878

Wix, Caroline E.

son of J. Hilton & Minnie G. Wix

8/8/1855

1/14/1930

Wix, Clark

 

2/5/1850

6/29/1919

Wix, Clark, Jr.

 

6/14/1884

2/13/1910

Wix, Clementine

wife of A. L. Wix

1/14/1858

10/11/1936

Wix, Elizabeth

wife of Ben F Wix

1/1/1873

11/8/1961

Wix, Gladys

wife of James Wix

/1899

11/28/1981

Wix, Harmon

son of Joseph & Rosanah Wix

12/1/1872

9/29/1873

Wix, Ida May

daughter of Clark & Caroline E. Wix

3/26/1872

10/5/1873

Wix, Infant

son of A. L. & M. E. Wix

4/2/1884

4/22/1884

Wix, Infant

 

6/27/1895

6/27/1895

Wix, James

husband of Gladys Wix

/1897

/1990

Wix, Jno

son of H Wix

2/11/1877

8/1/1878

Wix, Joe Hilton

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thos. H. Wix

1/22/1923

3/19/1929

Wix, Jonnie

son of T. H. & P. Wix

2/17/1877

8/1/1885

Wix, Joseph, Sr.

 

6/15/1820

2/26/1895

Wix, Joseph F

husband of Louise Elizabeth Wix

1/23/1862

6/16/1933

Wix, Lee

 

 

5/27/1918

Wix, Leroy

son of A. L. & M. E. Wix

1/25/1885

2/18/1885

Wix, Levi

son of Clark & Caroline E. Wix

12/20/1879

8/26/1883

Wix, Louise Elizabeth

wife of Joseph F Wix

1/29/1862

6/12/1940

Wix, Martha M.

daughter of Joseph & Rosanah Wix

8/10/1877

9/23/1878

Wix, Mary B.

daughter of L. L. & R. E. Wix and wife of William E. Graves

11/21/1889

7/30/1911

Wix, Mary Elizabeth

wife of A. L. Wix

11/29/1853

2/7/1885

Wix, Mary L.

daughter of Joseph & Rosanah Wix

9/17/1874

9/25/1878

Wix, Phoebe

 

6/2/1860

3/31/1923

Wix, Rosanah

 

11/23/1844

3/15/1905

Wix, Rose Marie

 

10/21/1878

9/4/1934

Wix, Seth

 

/1884

/1918

Wix, Susanna

wife of Abner Wix

10/23/1825

1/2/1906

Wix, Thomas

son of Abner & Susanna Wix

 

8/19/1884

Wix, Thos. H.

 

8/16/1852

12/17/1920

Wix, Zaccheus

son of Joseph & Rosanah Wix

9/8/1879

11/17/1879

Yeomans, Richard W.

5/1/1837

10/11/1886

Yoemans, Chrisie

son of B. W. & M. R. Yoemans

5/4/1873

4/11/1877

History

A Bi-Centennial Salute
Some History of the Pleasant Grove Church and Cemetery
By Alma Herrman

“No one seems to know the date of the first burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. For a while it was called the “Meier burying ground.” On March 28, 1874, John Henry Meyer and his wife Mary gave an acre of ground for the cemetery. Twenty-three years later, on August 23, 1897, seeing the need for a larger cemetery, the trustees of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church bought the acre of land to the east of the one donated. The trustees were J. S. Horner, T. F. Horner, Preston Judy and Isaac Pryor. The church paid 25 dollars for the acre. A cemetery plot sold for $0.50.

An undated bill shows that enclosing the cemetery with a barbed wire fence on three sides, and the woven wire, ornamental fence and archway over the double gate, cost $191.09. The bill was as follows:  “front fence and arch, $162.50; 33 rods of woven wire fence at 28c per rod, $14,94; 55 pounds barded wire, $2.25; wire staples, 25c; brace wire number  9, 35c; 72 hedge posts, 15 cents per post, $10.80. “ “ the amount collected for the grave yard fence was $160.75 by popular subscription; money on hand $17.50.” This left a small amount to be paid later

The Pleasant Grove Church was organized May 25, 1879 with 29 members. The meetings were held at school houses: Pleasant View (thought to be Brush College), Haynes and Prairie Hill. In the summer, services were often held in the cemetery grove. Basket dinners were a part of some of the summer gatherings. The first name on the original list is Henry R. Price. His wife, Lucinda E. Price, follows. Then Robert Lynn, Alice S. Lynn, Elijah Barnes, Isabella Barnes --- W. F. McCoy, Phoebe Piepmeier and others.

“A protracted meeting held by Brother Claypool closed October 1, 1883 with 18 additions by confession and immersion and one reclaimed.”

The congregation was growing too large for gathering in school houses. “During the meeting the congregation took in consideration the building of a meeting house and announced a meeting on the third Sunday of October 1883 to appoint a committee of arrangements.”

At the November 1883 meeting “before services, the church proceeded to elect Elders; Brother B.R. McCormack, Brother W.S. Johnson and Brother R. Lynn.” Deacons also were elected: Brother A.E. Corbin, Brother J.H. Horner and Brother L.L. Stotts.” The clerk elected was G.L. Edgerton. Two elders elected later were Asea Landon and Elijah Barnes.

The Pleasant Grove Christian Church building was erected in 1884 on an acre of ground donated by the Preston family. It is across the road from the cemetery. It is said that Henry Meyer donated the hardwood for the frame. Most of the labor was donated. It is thought that G.L. Edgerton was a carpenter by trade.

Meetings were held on the “Third Lord’s day” of each month. Records show that in May 1884 the congregation “met the third Lord’s day in April at the new church house. Services by Brother Hude at eleven and also four in the evening.” This seems to be the first record of using the new church building.

The membership in 1889 was   80 members. It included Nettie Brown, Lizzie Peeler, Phoebe Piepmeier, Anna (Hook) Ooley, Lillie Griggs, Eli Griggs and wife Mary. Many different pastors served the church, likely receiving the Sunday’s collection as their pay. In later years, Rev. Henry Price served this church for many years and was hired by the year. It is said that he lived in Schell City and drove to his appointments with horse and buggy.

Services were held in the morning and afternoon. Later the afternoon meeting was moved to “early lighting time.” Still later, services were held Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night.

These notes are taken from the earlier of two old record books of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church. These books were looked after by Oma May (Ammons) Attebery for many years and upon moving from the community a few years ago, she turned them over to the Secretary of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association, Mrs. Ethel Willems, Appleton City, Mo. Other dates came from the office of Recorder of Deeds of Bates County, Mo.

With the coming of cars and many country people finding employment in cities, the rural population declined and so did rural churches. Sunday School was held at Pleasant Grove church for many years after “preaching” stopped. Mrs. Caryle Douglas’ funeral, in March 1942, was one of the last services held in this church, with Rev. H.E. Carpenter as minister.

For many years Lester Meyer and Adolph Durst looked after the cemetery. Later, Leonard Welch gave generously of time and money to keep the cemetery. All are now deceased.  Erma (Price) Walker’s funeral was held here in 1949.

Source:   Appleton City Journal, Feb 26, 1976, Page 4

Note:  The church building no longer stands - 2007



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