History of Jackson County, Missouri

History of Jackson County, Missouri

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of his days and came into possession of the home place through inheritance and purchase. It is self evident that he has succeeded in his life vocation when one gets a view of his broad acres and splendid home surroundings. Two sets of improvements are located on the Strode farms. The Strode family is of English origin and traces back to the time of Charles I. The Strodes were arrayed on the side of the Stuarts during the struggle between the royal family and the Stuarts--and the head of the family was forced to flee for his life. October 11, 1888, John B. Strode was united in marriage with Miss Dollie Stayton, a daughter of Moses Stayton, who was a son of John Stayton an early Jackson County pioneer who became owner of 1,700 acres of land which stretched from Fairmount church to Independence in the early days. The wife of Moses Stayton was Lucy Hite who was born in Kentucky and came to Miller County, Mo. John B. and Dollie Strode have reared four children: Herschell, Inez, James Pascal and Edith. Herschell Strode was born Nov. 29, 1889, married Nellie Harris and has one child, John. He is a farmer near Blue Springs. James Pascal Strode was born May 23, 1892, married Leola Hall and has one child, Dorothy. Inez Strode was born Oct. 24, 1894 and is at home with her parents. Edith Strode was born Aug. 15, 1897 and is at home. Mr. Strode has always been a Democrat and a member of the Christian church. He is one of the best informed citizens of Jackson County, who can converse intelligently on many subjects. Gifted with a good memory, a student of history, he is keenly alive to the understanding of the great events of recent and present years. Mr. Strode is widely and favorably known in Jackson County and stands high among his fellow men as a...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737318
  • 9781236737311