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Nelson Stewart (1851-1917) and wife Mary Starkes (1852-1931) were merchants near the boom town of Reno after the boom had busted! Their families became long-time fixtures on Bear Creek. Stewart was born at Bowling Green, Mo but came with his parents…

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John McMichael ran this prosperous flour mill on Bear Creek, near Reno from the 1890's on into the early 1900's. He also operated a sawmill near the grain mill.

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John McMichael (1848-1935) was born in Wisconsin and married Mary Briggs (1850-1922) when a youthful veteran of the Union cause. They wed around 1874. After living in KS from the 1880's through the early 1890's they backtracked to Reno Hollow and…

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Harmon Cook (1870-1955) married Biddie Berry (1879-1964) in Taney County in 1893. He was the son of Alvis Cook (1836-1905) and Harriet Jenkins (1835-1904) for whom Cook Hollow was named.
Biddie was the daughter of Green Berry and Mary Stewart.
Harmon…

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Elizabeth Lewis (1847-1933) married Jacob Carter in their home state of TN in 1865, as the Civil War ended. In the 1880's they brought their family to Christian County where Mr. Carter served as a blacksmith, and operated a millrace--dam and mill on…

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William Roberts was a major land owner in the Sparta area following the Civil War, and he was deeply involved in the early success of the village of Sparta. He had grown up on Swan Creek near future Keltner and the Old Boston area. He was a founder…

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One of the first important business figures at Sparta, he had also been a merchant in Ozark and then Linden.

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Born near Linden in 1862c C B Elkins went to St. Louis University for his education and then returned to the Linden---Sparta area to practice his first medicine. He would later move to Ozark and then Springfield to practice.
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