M. (Mallard or Mallory) Johnson
Mother: Sarah Ann Thompson
Spouse-1: Fred Gillett - b: 4/Mar/1871 - Warren
d: 4/Oct/1898 - Gentry Co., MO - bur: Cooper Cem.
m: 12/Jun/1893 - Albany, Gentry Co., MO
Child-1: Ada Beatrice - b: 11/Jun/1894 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 20/Nov/1966 - Weatherby, DeKalb Co., MO - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co.
m: Oscar Kemper Angle - 1/Aug/1923 - DeKalb Co., MO
2: Harvey Levi - b: 18/Aug/1896 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 8/Feb/1995 - St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co.
m: Dora Opal Ginter - 1/Mar/1928 - Sheridan, Worth Co., MO
Spouse-2: George Washington Bailey - b: 26/Apr/1876
- Jackson Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 25/Feb/1951 - Gentry Co., MO - bur: High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, MO
m: 11/Jul/1902 - Gentry Co., MO
Child-1: Grace Eunice - b: ~1903 - MO
m: Frank M. Sanderson - ~1923 - m ***** DuVal
2: Electa Barbara - b: 24/Jul/1905 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 20/Jul/1954 - Nodaway Co., MO - bur: Prairie Home Cem., Graham, MO
m: Iles William McNeill - 28/Apr/1928 - Linn Co., MO
The youngest surviving daughter of James M. and Sarah Ann Thompson Johnson was Turrissa Ann, born June 15, 1877, in Gentry County, Missouri, probably near the village of Island City in Jackson Township. She married Fred Gillett on June 12, 1893, which was just three days before her sixteenth birthday. In contrast, he was twenty-two years old. They had two children, but Fred died at the early age of twenty-seven due to a septic infection of a foot wound, which he sustained in an accident with an ax.1 Of course, it is almost certain that his untimely death could have been easily avoided if modern antibiotic medicines had been available, which again, provides an example of the uncertainties and hardships of pioneer and rural life in the nineteenth century. Turrissa Ann Johnson Gillett married again on July 11, 1902. Her second husband was George Washington Bailey and they also had two children.2 Turrissa Ann died March 31, 1907, about two and a half months before her thirtieth birthday. The cause of her death is not known, but it is probable that it was some kind of infectious disease. George Bailey remarried and lived until 1951.3Source Notes and Citations:
1. "Mrs. Ada Angle Taken By Death: Final services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 23) at the Weatherby Methodist church for Mrs. Ada Beatrice Angle, 72, who was taken by death Sunday while attending services at the Weatherby church.
The rites will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Harold Johnson and burial will be in the High Ridge cemetery here, under the direction of the Bram Funeral Home, Maysville.
Mrs. Angle, who had spent most of her life in the Stanberry and King City communities before moving to Weatherby in 1960, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances Parkhurst, Weatherby; a son, Oscar K. Angle, Jr., St. Louis; a brother, Harvey L. Gillett, St. Joseph, and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Electa McNeil and Grace Duvall.
Mrs. Angle, daughter of the late Fred and Turrissa Ann Johnson Gillett, was born June 11, 1894, near Island City. She lost both parents at an early age and was reared in the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Gillett, and uncle, Pearl Gillett. She confessed her faith at an early age and was a member of the Stanberry Christian church." (obituary: Stanberry Headlight; Stanberry, MO, Thur., Nov. 24, 1966.) (Don Raymond (tr), Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2006.)
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2a. "Wednesday rites for George Bailey: Well known Stanberry resident died Sunday night at home; was a bridge foreman:
George W. Bailey, retired Wabash Railroad Co. bridge foreman and a well known Stanberry resident, died suddenly about 7:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home here. Bailey, who suffered a stroke about 11 years ago, had been in his usual state of health until the fatal attack.
Funeral services were held for him yesterday afternoon at the First Christian church here, with the Rev. Charles R. Hagee, the pastor, officiating. Burial was in the High Ridge cemetery.
A native of the Island City community, much of this active life had been spent there and in Stanberry. He entered the employ of the Wabash as a bridge carpenter in 1910, and later became a bridge foreman with the company. Among the more important pieces of work he was employed on by the Wabash, was the wrecking of the old Eads bridge after the completion of the new bridge over the Mississippi river at St. Louis.
He was the son of the late James and Hester A. Bailey, and was born April 26, 1876, near Island City. Had he lived until next April 26, he would have been 75 years old.
The family lived for a few years in Nebraska, but later returned to the Island City vicinity, where he was married to Mrs. Tressa (sic - Turissa) Gillett in 1902. She died about 45 years ago.
On June 16, 1928, he was married to Mrs. Lottie Collier in Council Bluffs, Ia., and they made their home there until they came to Stanberry nearly 19 years ago. Since that time Stanberry has been their home.
In early life he united with the Island City Christian church and never transferred his membership from that church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; three daughters, who are Mrs. John Messner, Mrs. Lee Graves and Mrs. Leland Boatwright, all of Stanberry; two daughters by his first marriage; they are Mrs. Grace DuVal of Richmond, Mo., and Mrs. Electa McNeill, of Graham, Mo.; two step-children, who are, Mrs. Overlin Arnburg and Richard Collier, of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, who are, Mrs. Josephine Macey, of Ogallala, Neb., and Mrs. Florence Johnson, of Stanberry; two step-children, Mrs. Ada Angle of King City and Harvey Gillett of St. Joseph; six grandchildren, other relatives and friends." The funeral was delayed by one day because his wife died suddenly as she was entering the church to attend his service. (obituary: Stanberry Headlight; Stanberry, MO, Thur., Mar. 1, 1951.) (Don Raymond (tr), Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2006.)
b. "McNeill Rites Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Iles McNeill who died Tuesday evening at her home will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Graham Methodist Church.
The Rev. Roy Stuart, Maitland, will conduct the servies and burial will be in the Graham cemetery. (death notice: The Maryville Daily Forum; Maryville, MO, Thur., Jul. 22, 1954.)
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3. Nadine McCampell, Johnson Family History, The Printery, Albany, MO, 1982: pg. 247.
"Turrissa Ann was the daughter of James Mallard and Sarah Ann Thompson Johnson. She was born June 15, 1877 at Island City, Missouri in Gentry County and grew up there as a child.
On June 12, 1893 she married Fred Gillett and to this union two children were born, Ada Beatrice and Harvey Levi.
Fred cut his foot in an ax accident and blood poisoning set in. He died October 4, 1898 and is buried in the Cooper Cemetery (also called the White Oak Cemetery) south of Stanberry in Gentry County.
Fred Gillett united with the Island City Christian Church in 1888. Turrissa Ann's name wasn't found on the church's present roll but as I have mentioned before, early church records were lost in a house fire, so we're not sure if she was a member or not.
Turrissa Ann was married a 2nd time to George W. Bailey on July 11, 1902. Two daughters were born to this union, Grace Eunice and Electa Barbara.
Turrissa Ann died March 31, 1907 and is buried in the Lafayette Cemetery in Nodaway County.
Turrissa Ann and her sister Almira married brothers, Fred and William (Bill) A. Gillett."
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4. 1900 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 272B, (microfilm: roll T623_855; img. 552).
5. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 1, pg. 248, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37663; img. 392)).
6. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 5, pg. 394, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37664; img. 344)).
7. Death Certificates, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (Death Certificate No. 4402 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO).
8. Don Raymond, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.); Terris C. Howard, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.)
9. Ben Glick,"Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, www.dropbox.com/sh/slhfvw5i4zjmxft/AACfXYga0yjMKuy-XKE2bcqLa/Cooper.pdf?dl=0, 2014.)
10. Don Raymond,"High Ridge Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2005.)
11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, GA, (microfilm: roll MO-1683214; img. 4532).
12. Marriage Records, BeKalb County, Maysville, MO: Bk. J, pg. 315, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 12814; img. 244)).
13. Marriage Records, Worth County, Grant City, MO: Bk. F, pg. 8, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 25250; img. 262)).
14. Marriage Records, Linn County, Linneus, MO: Bk. 16, pg. 219, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 28520; img. 474)).
15. Death Certificates, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (Death Certificate No. 23833 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO).
16. Prairie Home Cemetery, Nodaway County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=30975&CScn=I++O+O+F&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1470&, continuously updated).
17. Death Master File, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, continuously updated.
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