Homer Huffaker

Homer Huffaker was related to the Hackney family in this way. His parents, married May 6 1852 at Council Grove, were Thomas Sears Huffaker and Eliza Ann Baker. Eliza Ann, born in 1836, was daughter of Joshua Wells Baker and Agnes Miller Inghram. Joshua Baker was a blacksmith for the Sac and Fox in Iowa. […]

Herman Jones and Junior Jones on the Wenas Valley Ranch

Herman Jones, b. 1906 in Arcola, Dade county, Missouri, was the son of Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer Jones, sister of Bettie Brewer Noyes. Herman is shown here with his son Junior Jones on the ranch in the Wenas Valley of Washington state that Junior used to manage in the early to mid 60s. The […]

W.W. Baker Talks Interestingly of Fifty Years Ago Knew the Indian chief Wapello

William Baker, b. 1828, was the husband of Isabel Frances Hackney b. 1828, sister of our William S. Hackney who married Mary Jane Enlow. Baker was the son of Joshua Wells Baker, who worked as a blacksmith on the Sac and Fox Reserve. * * * * * * * * * * The Ottumwa […]

J. B. Mitchell is Honored on Founders Day (Nov 26, 1931 news article on Missouri Valley College)


Thanks to Jim Mitchell for the scan of the news articles and the image of James Bourne Mitchell’s portrait. Below is my transcription. J. B. Mitchell is Honored on Founders Day M. V. C. Conducts an Impressive Program Yesterday Founders Day at Missouri Valley College was observed yesterday, beginning in the morning at Stewart Chapel […]

Photo of Dr. John Mitchell, son of James Bourne Mitchell


Original photo courtesy of Jim Mitchell. Dr. John Thompson Mitchell, born Oct 12, 1847 in Missouri, died Nov 4, 1912, settled in Kansas City. He was the eldest son of Rev. James Bourne Mitchell and Martha Cowden Dysart. From the 1880 census: 1880 MO, JACKSON CO., KANSAS CITY 5th WARD MITCHELL John T. 32 b. […]

Photos of Orlando Mitchell, son of James Bourne, and wife, Clara


Original photos are courtesy of Jim Mitchell, a descendant. Orlando McDavid “Lando” Mitchell, born May 5, 1865 in Randolph County, Missouri, died October 27, 1949 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, was a son of Rev. James Bourne Mitchell and Martha Cowden Dysart. On Nov 20 1890 he married Clara Wilson, born Nov 25, 1864 in […]

Memoriam for Martha Cowden Dysart Mitchell, wife of James Bourne Mitchell

This memoriam for Martha Cowden Dysart Mitchell comes to me via Jim Mitchell (descendant of Orlando), who gives it as having been written by one of her sons: Mrs. Martha C. Mitchell died at the home of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. B. P. Fullerton, her daughter, St. Louis Mo., on the 19th of Feb. last, […]

Martha Cowden Dysart Mitchell – Tribute and Obituary

Courtesy of Jim Mitchell who sent me the scans of an obituary and tribute published in a newspaper (name not preserved) on her death. Below is my transcript of the two pages. A Loving Tribute to Mrs. Martha C. Mitchell A writer has truly said: — Each day some pearl drops from the jewel of […]

Letter from Robert Gwyn Mitchell to James Thompson Mitchell, June 2d 1903


Thanks to Jim Mitchell who sent me a scan of R. G. Mitchell’s typewritten letter with his signature. Below is my transcription. Macon, Missouri, June 2d, 1903 Dr. J. T. Mitchell, Kansas City, Mo. Dear Brother: — You will find enclosed a card and a letter which I have just received from mother. You will […]

Photo of the Five Mitchell Brothers, Sons of James Bourne Mitchell


Thanks to Jim Mitchell, descendent of Orlando for the original scan and information on it. I have endeavored to try to lighten it a little to try to bring out the features more. It’s great to have an image of all the brothers together. Too bad we don’t have one of the sisters! Jim provides […]