“This Strange Town – Liberal Missouri” Name Index

J. P. Moore’s This Strange Town – Liberal Missouri, A History of the Early Years, 1880 to 1910 has no index. Thinking at least a name index might be helpful, I have prepared one.

George H. Walser is mentioned on virtually every page of the book so I’ve not counted him in the index.

Rather than having an “end of book” index, I’ve indexed names by chapter, so some will be repeated several times.

THE BEGINNING

Betz, Jake – 14
Betz, John – 14
Davis, William C. – 9
Jewart, E. A. – 14
Parker, William H. – 9
Roberts, J. H. – 14
Stewart, C. W. – 14
Thayer, C. S. – 14
Thee, John H. – 10
Yale, F. L. – 14
Youmans, S. F. – 14

WAGGONER’S ADDITION AND THE BARBED WIRE FENCE

Clark, Braden – 17
Waggoner, William H. H. – 15

DENNISON OR PEDRO

Bowen Salie J. – 25
DeLissa, August – 22
Gifford, Charlie – 25
Goss, R. C. – 22
Todd, J. G. – 22
Todd, John H. – 23

STRONG PREJUDICES

THE CRUSADERS AND THE COLUMNISTS

Braden, Clark – 30
Stewart, C C. – 30

AN EARLY PAMPHLET

CLARK BRADEN’S PAMPHLET

Allens – 40
Belk – 40, 42
Bouton – 40, 42
Braden, Clark (throughout this chapter)
Burgess – 40, 42
Harmon, O. E. – 38
Holland, R. F. – 42
Lyon – 40
Morse – 43
Replogie – 40
Sparks & Ivy – 40
Stewart – 38
Stewart, Mr. – 43
Thayer, C. S. – 40
Todds – 40
Waggoner – 39
Yale – 42
Yeoman – 40

MR. WALSER’S RESIDENCE IN LIBERAL

Allen, Hannah M. – 45
Andrews, Gail – 46
Andrews, Hubert – 46
Baker, Fannie – 46
Baker, Frank – 46
Brand, Charles – 46
Brand, Ethel – 46
Condict, F. W. – 46
Lipscomb, Edwin – 45
Pinkerton, J. O. – 46
Pinkerton, Minnie – 46
Snodgrass, Clarence – 46
Sweatt, Ab – 46
Sweatt, Minnie – 46
Todd, J. G. – 46
Walser, Lena E. – 46

THE INCORPORATION OF LIBERAL

Allen – 49
Allen, A. J. – 49
Allen, Hannah M. – 49
Belk, J. K. – 49
Betz – 49
Bouton, Dr. J. B. – 49
Carpenter, G. W. – 49
Clark, Dr. J. W. – 49
DeLissa, August I. – 49
Demby, J. H. – 40
Dietrich, J. B. – 49
Gish, Dr. J. S. – 49
Glover, J. W. – 49
Goodlander, C. W. – 49
Guffy, Capt. W. S. – 49
Hesford – 49
Irye, H. B. – 49
James, N. T. – 49
Jewart – 48
Kriminger, L. – 49
Lyon, A. N. – 49
Mayer – 49
Merrill, Dr. – 49
Miner, D. P. -49
Redlinger, J. P. – 49
Ritchie, C. C. – 49
Roberts, J. H. – 49
Rockwell – 49
Small, Silas – 49
Thayer, S. C. – 49
Todd – 49
Thompson – 49
Van Camp, W. S. – 49
Waggoner – 48
Weems – 49
Wheeler, E. H. – 49
Williams, J. W. – 49
Wills, M. N. – 48
Yale – 49
Yale, F. L. – 49
Yoemans, S. F. – 49

LIBERAL CITY CEMETERY

Todd, Lena – 50
Walser, Mark – 50, 54

THE OLD GOLD WELL

Betz, Jake – 57
Fuller, George – 56, 59
Goss, R. C. – 57
Iles, Senator – 57
Mellor, Fred – 59
Mellor, George X. – 57
Mellor, Samuel – 57, 59
Morris, R. J. – 57
Morris, Robert – 58
Morris – 60

THE SALOONS CAME

Argo, B. F. – 61, 62
Argo, Rolla – 61, 64
Brumlet – 61, 63
Clark, Fred – 63
Clark, Dr. J. W. – 63
Dean, Arthur – 64
Gowdy, Marshall W. Earl – 64
Harvey, Zanetta – 62
Holland, O. L. – 64
Horn, Sam – 61, 62, 63
Irey, Hiram E. – 62
King, Charley – 63
Langley, Jack – 63
Lipscomb, Edwin – 61
McKay, Judge Bent – 64
McKay, Tom – 63, 64
Oxford – 62
Pancher, August – 64
Richardson, Powers – 61
Rockwell, M. L. – 61, 62
Slack, Bob – 64, 65
Worthington, Z. J. – 58

THE CHURCHES CAME

Adcock, J. P. – 70
Ashley, Rev. George T. – 69
Burris, Rev. Adam – 69
Crank, S. McCoy – 70
Ford, R. A. – 68
Getty, Rev. Frederick – 70
Martin, Minnie – 67
Matthews, Rev. W. E. – 70
Mooney, Alta V. – 67
Pierce, Rev. Perry E. – 69
Todd, John H. – 68
Spiker, Rev. W. D. – 70
Walser, Hannah M. – 66
Welker, E. R. – 68
Whitsett, L. C. – 68
Wilson, J. M. – 68

THE SPIRITUALIST MOVEMENT

Hatten, John S. – 73
Greeley, Auntie – 73
Greeley, D. P. – 73
Thompson, Glasgow – 73
Thompson, Ulrich – 73
Walser, Alice M. – 72

SPIRITUALIST HOAX EXPOSED

Bouton, Dr. J. B. – 75, 76
Guffy, Arthur S. – 77
Roberts, J. H. – 75
Van Camp, W. S. – 75, 77

CATALPA PARK

Jewart, E. W. – 79

THE CITY PARK AND THE OLD FIRE BELL

Belk – 81
Betz, John – 81
Guffy, Arthur S. – 83
Todd, J. G. – 81
Todd, John H. – 81

EARLY PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Brown – 83
Belk, Charity – 83
Grayson, W. E. – 83
Greeley – 83
Mayer, Rene – 83
Mooney, Alta V. – 83
Yeomans – 83
Yeomans, Mannie – 83

THE SPIRITUAL, SCIENCE ASSOCIATION AND THE OLD SPOOK HALL

Adams, J. W. – 86
Andrews, A. L. – 86
Andrews, Silas – 86
Ashman, Emily – 86
Ashman, J. H. – 86
Becker, John Mrs. – 88
Belk, Charity – 86, 87
Belk, J. K. – 84, 86
Belk – 88
Branson, J. H. – 86
Branson, S. E. – 86
Cowley, Birdie – 86
Cowley, Frances E. – 86
Cowley, James – 86
Cowley, M. A. – 86
Gray, Fred J. – 88
Greeley, Lottie H. – 86
Jones, W. S. – 88
McRae, John – 86
McRae, Mary – 86
Miller, J. B. – 86
Miner, Fannie – 86
Noble, Jennie – 86
Owram, Jennie – 86
Owram, Joseph – 86
Owram, Minnie A. – 86
Roberts, J. H. – 88
Rockwell, N. L. – 86
Suydam, L. L. – 86
Suydam, N. A. – 86
Thompson, Glasgow – 86, 87
Van Law, W. S. – 86

LIKE SHIFTING SANDS

Bowen, S. J. – 91

EARLY BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES

Adams, T. R. B. – 93
Bouton, J. B. – 93
Curless, J. W. – 93
Greeley, D. P. – 93
Jewart, E. A. – 93
Walser, Harriet P. – 93
Yale, F. L. – 93
Yale, Rach H. – 93

RECOLLECTIONS OF AN EARLY RESIDENT

Bouton, J. B. – 94, 95, 96
Bouton, Claude – 95
Curless – 95
DeLissa, August – 95
Hesford, Dave – 95
Palmer, Bertha – 94
Roberts – 95
Suydam, Sam – 97
Van Camp – 95, 96
Walser, Mrs. – 97
Wiggins – 96
Worthington, Kate – 95
Worthington, Ollie – 95
Worthington, Zena – 95
Worthington, Z. J. – 95

MRS. WALSER’S MARITAL LIFE

Allen, Hannah M. – 99
Jaemison, Esther Mrs. – 100
Newman, Alice Martha – 99
Todd, J. G. – 99
Todd, Lena E. – 99
Walser, Harriet P. – 99
Walser, Mark – 99

A MIDNIGHT BURIAL

Helms, Allen – 103
Newman, Albert – 103
Walser, Alice M. – mentioned throughout the chapter
Snodgrass, Walter – 104

THE BIG FIRE OF 1897

Baldwin – 105
Brown, Jaxie – 105
Conrad – 105
Coy, J. A. – 105
Gish, Dr. J. S. – 105
Hedges – 105
Lipscomb – 105
Sechrist – 105
Strickland, G. W. – 105
Umbrite, P. J. – 105

CIVIC LIBERAL AT TURN OF CENTURY

Brown, Jaxie – 107
Musgrove – 107
Thompson – 107
Todd – 107

INDUSTRIALLY – EARLY

Creamer, Frank – 110
Curless – 109, 111
Gwynn, James – 109
Lipscomb, Caleb – 111, 112
Mellor, S. C. – 109, 111
Morgan, I. G. – 109

THE CRANKS CAME

Black, Ruth – 114
Crank, J. R. – 113
Crank, Mrs. S. McCoy (Sarah) – 114

THE TOWN PUMP AND THE OLD WATERING TROUGH

Brown, Joseph – 116

MRS. BURGESS-OSTER AND THE BURGESS TOMB

Boulware, Samuel – 118
Burgess, Alfred – 118
Burgess, Clarence A. – 120
Burgess-Oster, Mary A. – 118
Olmstead – 118
Oster, Louis A. – 118
Peck, Sarah E. – 119
Schmidt, Robert – 119
Oster, Louis A. – 118

BITTER CREEK

SOME EARLY DAY ECCENTRICS AND THEIR FOIBLES

Baldwin, G. W. – 125
Dunn, Bobby – 126
Jones, Miles M. – 130
Kennedy, Warren (Major) – 128
Van Camp, Wylie S. – 124

BRIEFS OF OTHER PERSONS, FACTS AND EVENTS

Baldwin, G. W. – 133
Belk, J. K. – 135
Belk-Branson-Sibley, Lillian Mytrle – 135
Bennett, Hinton – 137
Bennett, Reuben – 137
Bouton, G. W. Wallie – 136
Bouton, J. B. – 134, 136
Curl, J. Frank – 136
Curless, Bertha – 138
Curless, Frank – 135
Curless, Joe – 138
Curless, William H. – 133
DeLissa, August I. – 135
Dorman, Henry – 134
Gilkey, Wallace – 138
Guffy, Arthur S. – 135
Guffy, Earnest – 138
Guffy, Lucy – 138
Guffy, Susie – 138
Guffy, W. S. – 135, 138
Hatten, John S. – 134
Hoawrd, Dr. Russell- 136
Keffer, W. O. – 135
Lipscomb, Caleb – 133
Mayer, Capt. John G. – 137
Musgrove, W. P. – 135
Petgen, John G. – 136
Roberts, James H. – 134
Sechrist, Frank – 136
Simpson, William S. – 137
Thompson, Will – 136
Wilson, E. A. – 136
Yale, Frank – 135

LIBERAL’S EARLY SCHOOLS

Becker, Hithia – 139
Jackson, Edna – 139
Mayer, Alta V. – 139
Mooney, Alta V. – 140
Mellor, Charles – 139
Swank, Prof. J. A. – 139
Thompson, Elizabeth – 139

LIBERAL’s NEWSPAPERS

Adams, A. H. – 141
Comfort, K. G. – 141
Cogill, W. T. – 142
Cowley, Byron – 141
DeLissa, C. L. – 142, 143
Green, Frank – 141
Hesford, Carl B. – 142
Lipscomb, Luther – 142
Martin, W. A. – 141, 142
McDowell, Hall – 143
Moore, J. P. – 142, 143
Savage, Edward – 143
Scott – 143
Searles, Jim – 143

MR. WALSER, THE MAN

Dixon – 153
Harmon, O. E. – 154, 155
Hironimous – 153
Norris, Bill – 153
Todd, John H. – 154, 155

WORDS OF A GRANDSON

Stark, Tom – 156
Todd, J. Russell – 156
Yoke, Ed (Sr.) – 156

FREELOVE AND COMMON-LAW MARRIAGE

Belk, J. K. (King) – 159, 160, 161
Branson-Sibley, Lillian Myrtle – 161
Burgee, Mary A. – 160

O. E. HARMON’S STORY OF LIBERAL

Baldwin, G. W. – 163, 164
Harmon, O. E. (throughout)
Moore, Alta – 164
Noyes, James A. – 165

IN CONCLUSION

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11 Responses to ““This Strange Town – Liberal Missouri” Name Index”
  1. Walter says:

    This is a terrific resource. I’m doing some research on John & Mary Mcrae who appear in the above index on pg 86 under THE SPIRITUAL, SCIENCE ASSOCIATION AND THE OLD SPOOK HALL section. How can I access this particular section? John, Mary and their family moved to Liberal from Nova Scotia about 1882. John had operated a grist mill (long since gone) literally a stone’s throw from where I grew up. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  2. admin says:

    Walter, thanks. I’ll transcribe the chapter for you today and get it up. Will let you know when I’m done.

  3. Walter says:

    Thanks a lot – quick turn around!

  4. admin says:

    You’re welcome. Best way for me to not procrastinate is to see to something promptly and I had the time at the moment.

  5. Jason Oster says:

    I was wondering if you could transcrib section MRS. BURGESS-OSTER AND THE BURGESS TOMB for me. I am doing research on my family tree and I am stump on Louis A. Oster. This might help me out. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you

  6. Michelle King says:

    Hello,

    James Proctor Moore was my step great grandfather. I am interested in getting a copy of his book, but am having troubles finding a copy to purchase. Do you know of any place I can find one?

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  7. jmk says:

    I don’t know. I purchased my copy about 12 years ago and it only reads that it was reprinted 1999 by a “Liberal Area Civic Group”. You could check with the Barton County Historical Society and see if they know. If they don’t, I’ve been slowly getting chapters up here and could reinvigorate myself and could put a push on it and get them up over the next month. Let me know.

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