|A shell remains after the grocery store fire that starts about 3 p.m. Sunday at Pennsylvania and Walnut streets, Chilhowee. Through the second-story windows, the sky is visible because the roof is gone. Also gone is most of the back wall to the storage building at left. The Daily-Star Journal. Fire on Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 |
S. R. Sweeney Building today, Chilhowee, MO
Chilhowee, Missouri 1908
Pennsylvania Street Looking North. Chilhowee resident Sell Shoemaker's newly built home is on the west side of Pennsylvania Avenue. about 1908
Southeast from the Northwest Corner of Main and Walnut Streets. Palace Restaurant, Ream's Drug Store.
Chilhowee, Missouri late 1800's
-1871 FEB - Jesse James AKA James Courtney left Chilhowee, Missouri in February 1871. He and a group of his friends head north for Iowa, and then to Nebraska before heading to Texas.
|Chilhowee, Missouri late 1800's|
|Chilhowee, Missouri Cahill & Sweeney, Journey & Valentine, 1800's|
The Lexington intelligencer., May 25, 1917, Page PAGE TWO
|Chilhowee, School Bus, Home Built, Missouri 1937, Professor Orr|
|Will Hunter, Chilhowee, Missouri MO 1909-1920|
|Colt Show, Chilhowee, Missouri 1907|
|Public School Building Chilhowee, Missouri ca 1900|
Biographical Sketch of R. T. Atkins, Johnson County, Missouri, Chilhowee Township.
From "History of Johnson County, Missouri," by Ewing Cockrell, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, Cleveland, 1918. ***************************************************************** R. T. Atkins, a well to do and highly respected farmer and stockman of Chilhowee township, is a member of a prominent pioneer family of Missouri. He was born in Johnson county in 1866, son of James and Elizabeth (Elliott) Atkins, who came to Missouri in 1850 from Kentucky and located in Moniteau county, where they resided two years, coming thence to Johnson county, where they settled in Chilhowee township on a large farm, part of which was purchased and a part entered from the govern- ment by Mr. Atkins. He was at one time owner of nearly 600 acres of land in this county. July 28, 1850, James Atkins and Elizabeth Elliott daughter of George Elliott, of Kentucky, were united in marriage and to them were born eleven children, seven of whom are now living: Mrs. Patsy Raker, Magnolia, Missouri; George, Salesville, Montana; Cary, Salesville, Montana; Judge Robert O., Blairstown, Missouri; R. T., Magnolia, Missouri; Mrs. Sallie Gill, Warrensburg, Missouri; and John, Holden, Missouri. The father died in 1903. Mr. Atkins was a highly esteemed citizen, a man of strict integrity and high ideals. For 45 years he was a valued and worthy elder of the Presbyterian church. In 1912, he was joined in death by his wife, who was one of Johnson coun- ty's most respected and honored pioneer women. R. T. Atkins attended school at New Liberty in Chilhowee township, where Miss Bettie Baker, Reverend VanAusdal, Miss Julia Holland and Miss Antha Holland were at different times employed as teacher. When Mr. Atkins was a youth, there was much open prairie and virgin sod land. There were no roads, but the early settlers traveled along trails and by directions. Yokes of oxen were used when the sod was broken. Among the pioneer preachers, whom he knew and now recalls, were: Reverends J. H. Houx, Givens and Morrow. Mr. Atkins has attended revival meetings, when the settlers from a circuit of many miles came enmasse, many of them in wagons and many on horseback. R. T. Atkins was born and reared on the farm and he is now engaged in the vocations of farming, stock raising, and dairying. His place in Chilhowee township comprises eighty acres of fine farm land and on this farm, Mr. Atkins is raising cattle and hogs, having seventy-five head of Duroc Jersey hogs at the present time, in 1917, and milking five cows. The cream from the Atkins dairy is marketed in Magnolia. The farm is abundantly supplied with water from a spring which has never been known to dry. In 1888, R. T. Atkins and Stella Box, daughter of R. M. and Anna E. (Warren) Box, were united in marriage. Mrs. Atkins is a member of a well known and excellent pioneer family. Her father was a captain in the Union army and her mother was a daughter of T. C. and Elizabeth Warren, in whose honor the city of Warrensburg was named. To Mr. and Mrs. Atkins have been born two children: Mrs. Lyle Raker, Holden, Missouri; and Harold, at home with his parents. Harold Atkins is one of the county's most promising, young citizens. He is an exceptionally bright, industrious youth and a naturally gifted mechanic and architect. He takes care of his car and recently repaired and remodeled the residence, adding a splendid veranda, which he himself designed. He has made the home an attractive, handsome place and all his work has been done in a skill- ful, neat, workmanlike manner. The Atkins family is widely known and highly regarded in this county and in their community Mr. and Mrs. Atkins number their friends by the score.
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