News Brief on the Suicide of G. H. Walser’s Wife of Liberal

The Scott County Kicker was located in Benton, Missouri. Scott County Kicker, July 26, 1902 Walser’s Wife a suicide Mrs. G. H. Walser of Liberal, committed suicide at Webb City by taking strychnine. She was the wife of the founder of Liberal who was a “free thinker,” and for several years would not allow any […]

News Mention of the Spiritual Institute at Liberal

The below news article would seem to do with the Spiritual Science Association at Liberal and what was later known as “Spook Hall”, though J. P. Moore had given it as being built in 1890. San Saba County News, November 3, 1893 The new Spiritual Institute and home at Liberal, Missouri, has been opened.

Ad for George H. Walser as attorney in Illinois

In the Illinois state gazetteer and business directory for 1858 and 1859 we find an ad for George H. Walser, founder of Liberal, Missouri, as an attorney. MIDDLEPORT A thriving post village, capital of Iroquois county, on the Iroquois river, at the junction of Sugar creek, 150 miles east-north-east from Springfield and about 90 south […]

Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes Photo from Fritts Studio in Liberal, Missouri

The below photo had been passed down through the family to Dieanna Swearngin but she had no identification for it. What mesmerizing eyes, despite its age the photo beautifully captures them. My belief is that it is of my great-grandmother Bettie Brewer Noyes. I am basing the ID on two photos. One is her wedding […]

Photo of Bettie Brewer Noyes and Dora Fowler taken at Fritts Studio in Liberal

I’ve touched it up a little below. Dora Nancy Fowler Trent is shown here with her niece, Bettie Brewer (married Ray Noyes). Dora Nancy Fowler was born abt 1869 at Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas, the daughter of John B. Fowler and Mary Jane Johnson. She died at the age of 37, July 1906, and is […]

Fritts Photo Studio, Liberal, Missouri

The below image was originally on the late Barbara Irwin’s web pages on Liberal, which are no longer maintained. It was submitted to her by a Mary Jane Conrades who was seeking information on the women in the photo and stated the Missouri Historical Society Archives had dated the photo is being in the 1880s. […]

Dictionary of Missouri Biography on Walser

The University of Missouri Press publishes some fine books. The following bio on Walser is from the Dictionary of Missouri Biography by Lawrence O. Christensen. The following is from the Google display of the book which has “permission of University of Missouri Press. Copyright.” * * * * * WALSER, GEORGE H. (1834-1910) George H. […]

George H. Walser’s “The Bouquet”

In 1897 George H. Walser’s volume of poetry “The Bouquet” was published. Click on image to read online at The Open Library The book promises that a volume title Orthopaedia would follow. He will publish during the summer a philosophical work entitled “Orthopaedia” in which he demonstrates taht all the forces of nature, including polarity, […]

Walser v. GilChrist

A lawsuit involving George H. Walser, founder of Liberal. Link. WALSER v. GILCHRIST. (Supreme Court of Missouri, Division No. 2. May 18, 1909.) Partition 110*>—Renewal Order of Sale – Execution Of Deed. An order of sale in partition expires with the term at which the sale is required to be made, unless a renewal order […]

The Morning Glory by George H. Walser

From Poets and Poetry of Nebraska, Contains Biographical Sketches and Choice Poetical Selections from the Leading Poets Now Living, issued 1902 by the American Publisher’s Association in Chicago. Walser was then living in Nebraska. The Morning Glory by George H. Walser, of Liberal, Mo First to greet the morning sun, First to smile on day […]