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December 16, 2016

204 Grover Post-Civil War Era Home Interview with Mrs. Tom Cheatham - Mary Emory Kendrick Cheatham

Another interesting story from Peggy Nuckles

He Hung Himself and She Burned to Death

A few weeks ago Bruce Uhler asked me to do some research on the Cheatham House.  The one at 414 South Holden. It's the house that UCM just bought in 2016. Here's a link to a Facebook page with some amazing photographs and stories about the home.  The-Cheatham-Phillips-House 414 S. Holden, Warrensburg
What I found in my research was that the above home wasn't the only Cheatham house in town.  There was once this one at 204 Grover.

Mrs. John T. Cheatham, "Mame", Warrensburg, MO

Here's a really interesting story about the old house.
In case you can't (or don't want to) read the tiny print in this article, here's part of it:   
"There has been a great deal of happiness, sorrow and tragedy in the house.  The first owner known to me was a Mr. Howard.  He hung himself from the stairwell.  Some years later as Mrs. Howard and her children, John and Mable, were getting ready for bed, she pulled the hanging oil lamp down to extinguish it - it fell and set her nightgown on fire.  She burned to death."
I guess that proves that having a fancy house isn't necessarily a key to happiness.

Thanks to Bruce Uhler for providing current pictures of this house:
House was purchased by new owners in 2016
Location. .. Location. .. 4 large Bedrooms, 3 full Bath Victorian home has a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath apartment over the 3 car attached garage. This home is in excellent condition and has been well maintained and is MOVE IN READY. Rent the apartment to help pay for your mortgage. Let your home pay for it self. Large kitchen with dinning area, family room, formal living room and dinning room. There is a main floor and second floor laundry area. Master Bedroom and bath is expansive with two walk-in closets. This is a must see. 
204 Grover, Post-Civil War Era Home, Warrensburg, Mo

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