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  • Collection: OZARK EARLY HISTORY

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R N Gray opened a drug store on the west side of the Ozark square in 1886. He is shown with his wife Nora who was the daughter of the John Collier family (of KY) and their son Neil Gray who was born in 1888.

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A likeness of Christian County Sheriff Zach Johnson about the time he personally hung 3 Bald Knobbers on the Ozark courthouse lawn in 1889.

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Shortly before the train came through creating Cassidy, Missouri the Wilson Gooch family settled in the Hopedale community. They came from KY, and were related to the Estes clan. Mr Gooch was born around 1828. Seated from left: Ermine Gooch, Mr…

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This is likely the wedding photograph for Tom Deffenderfer and Mollie Payne in 1886. She was the daughter of Abraham Payne and Margaret Glenn. She was a granddaughter of Archibald Payne and William Alexander Glenn. Tom came to Christian County…

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Samuel W. Caudle was born in the mid 1840's in TN. His wife was a few years younger having been born in MO in 1854. They lived in the Linden Township, not far from future McCracken.

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Taken in the late 1880's or early '90's this large gathering of parents and students at Prospect School, southeast of Ozark, near the Alma Mines must have been 1 of the major functions for the entire year.

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John "Jockey" Weaver had children by his slave Clara. Seated is 1 of those children Nancy Jane Weaver Raymond with her daughter Anzetta McCarty.

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1854 photo of Sarah Garrison, the daughter of William Garrison and Mary Bloomer. She wed Joseph L. Weaver, and they settled near the Weaver Cemetery north of Ozark.

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John Turner was a deputy sheriff in the 1890's under David Walker and then was elected sheriff 3 times on his own, beginning in 1900. In this 1903 photo he is seen with his wife Mary and sons Ben Turner behind and Ervin L. in front. Turner had a…

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Joseph Weaver was a son of John "Jockey" Weaver who had married Barbara Richards about 1819. Jockey and family settled north of Ozark near the current Weaver Cemetery around 1841. Jockey was b in NC around 1788 and died near Memphis TN in 1854. …
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