Orrin Ellie Harmon published The Story of Liberal Missouri in 1925. I transcribed and placed it online in 2001 and am now transferring it to this blog.
Orrin Ellie Harmon was a relation, married to Emma Viola Noyes, daughter of ancestor James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell.
Why the Town of Liberal was Founded
The Churches and Charitable Organizations
Some Interesting Character’s in Liberal’s History
Veterans of the Civil War and Soldiers of the Late World War
Some of Liberal’s Public Servants
The Founder of Liberal and the Surviving Pioneers
My Great great great grandfather John Wesley Youmans lived in Liberal in the early 1880’s and apparently owned land there. he was murdered in Paris Texas in June of 1885. I’m trying to find anything that connects him to Liberal. The only reason I know he was a resident is because of an article published in the “Paris Tribune” recounting the murder. any help would be appreciated.
Hi. Was he this Youmans? “Soon after the founding of the town steps were taken toward providing instruction for the young. The first educational institution was the “Instruction School.” One Professor Youmans was superintendent.”
He’s also mentioned here:
Thank you for your response jmk. I was aware of the two links you posted. Am wondering if you might advise me on land records as John Wesley Youmans was supposed t have owned property in Liberal.
Sorry, I don’t have that info and don’t live in the area so can’t do research there.