Word comes that J. N. Cline, former blacksmith at Buffalo for many years, died at 3:00 a.m. December 29, 1938, at Bartlesville, Okla., following an operation the day before for locked bowels.
The deceased was a brother to J. P. Cline who lives 4 miles northwest of Charity and who was in Buffalo Saturday and told the Reflex of his brother's death.
The deceased was born in 1850, making him 88 years old. He had been married twice but both companions preceded him in death. For about a year he made his home with a daughter, Cordelia Kingsley, of Bartlesville. Another daughter survives and lives in Iowa.
Funeral services and burial were January 1 at Bartlesville.
Mrs. Anna Driscol
Annie E. Powell, daughter of Edmond and Frances Powell, was born April 18, 1871, and died Jan. 12, 1939, at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 26 days, at her home in Buffalo.
She professed faith in Christ at the age of 18 and united with the Christian church at Crane Hill.
In the year 1894 she was united in marriage to Joseph Franklin. To this union were born six children. Three died in infancy. The three living are Harley and Ralph of Roswell, New Mexico and Alma Davis of Buffalo. Mr. Franklin died in the year of 1903.
In the year 1905 she was married to Thad Richerson. To this union were born five children, namely, Virgil of Simi, Calif., Bewell Bradley of Shirley, Ark., Pauline Strickland, Clauda Williams and Jewell Richerson of Buffalo.
Besides the above named children she leaves to mourn her departure 14 grandchildren, two brothers: Thomas of Wichita, Kan., and Arch of Springfield. She also leaves five step-children and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a very devoted wife and mother and loved by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Wilkerson of Buffalo, assisted by Rev. J. E. Jackson of Springfield and Rev. E. H. Michalkowsky of Buffalo at 2:00 p. m. Sunday at the Baptist church of Buffalo. Burial followed at the Powell cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones.
Friday, January 13, was no unlucky day for Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dean of Buffalo, for it was then that they celebrated their fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary at their home in Buffalo. The only regrettable feature of the occasion was that not all their nine children were present. However, five of the nine were present and a very happy time it was.
All fifty years of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Dean have been spent in Dallas county, in and near Buffalo. She is a native here and has lived all her life here, while Mr. Dean was born in Indiana. They have lived on a farm until the past year which has been spent in Buffalo. An outstanding feature of their family life is that they have always been quite healthy and all their nine children have been blessed with good health, no child ever passing away. She was 68 years old last September 15 and he was 72 last October 8. They have 26 grandchildren living and 3 deceased.
Those present Friday at their golden wedding anniversary dinner were: Mrs. Hattie Blankenship and daughter of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dean of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dean southwest of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dean and son, northeast of Buffalo; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Dean and two daughters of Kansas City, Kan.
The children who could not be present are: Mrs. Oscar Flanagan of Sullivan, Mo.; C. A. Dean of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Glen Hamlet of Los Angeles, Calif., and Prentis Dean, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Reflex is glad to join the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dean in hearty congratulations upon their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and in wishing them many more happy days together.
After February 1, the name of the post office at Bennett Spring state park will become Bennett Spring. It is at present officially "Brice, Mo."
The name change has been ordered by the post office department. The name Brice came first to this community from James Brice, who settled at the edge of Laclede and Dallas counties. He claimed land which had on it one of the largest springs in the United States.
Brice was granted patent to the land in 1849. His daughter, Annie, married James Clanton, who established one of the first water mills in the middle west at the spring.
After Clanton's death, the widow (the former Annie Brice) married Peter Bennett, who continued to operate the mill and with whom the name Bennett spring and Bennett mill was associated for so many years. After the mill was destroyed by fire about 40 years ago, the Bennett heirs continued to hold the land which now comprises Bennett Spring park.
Submitted by Rick Gregg.
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