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This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jefferson D. Munson. 3rd cousin, 3 times removed.

I just heard about the tragic death of my cousin and his wife.

269.  JEFFERSON D11 MUNSON (GEORGE10, ISAAC9, SAMUEL8 MONSON/MUNSON, SAMUEL7 MUNSON, SOLOMON6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, RICHARD1) was born July 1874 in Kansas, and died 16 April 1944 in Burge Hospital, Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri.  He married KATIE ANNA MARTIN 1899 in Pawnee Co, Oklahoma? (Source: 1900 Census of Coal Creek Twp, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma - m. 1 year.), daughter of HENRY MARTIN and KATHERINE MICHEL.

Biography - The Marshfield Mail, Marshfield, Webster Co, Missouri
Thurs April 20 1944    Front page story
Munson Home Burns After Storm Overturns It, Resulting In Tragic Death Of Two Occupants
A tornado which hit four and a half miles south of Marshfield late last Friday afternoon left one person dead and another fatally injured by burns and shock.  The storm's accompanying winds did considerable damage to other farms through a path three-fourths mile in southern-central Webster county.
Hitting the Jeff D Munson farm four and a half miles south of there directly, the tornado over-turned the house and set it afire, killing Mrs Munson probably instantly and burning Mr Munson fatally.  The 69 year old farmer was taken to the Burge hospital at Springfield, where he died Sunday.  He was able to relate to his family Saturday some details of the tragedy and how the storm hit the house.
He told relatives that he "had just turned to his wife and remarked he wouldn't try to do his chores until the rain let up," said a cousin, Mrs Stanley Russell of Springfield, to a reporter from the Springfield newspapers.
"He had hardly spoke when the tornado hit."
The house was bowled over and flattened.
"I was standing by my wife, close to the stove," Munson related to Mrs Russell.  "That was the last time I saw her."
Funeral services for Mr and Mrs Munson were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, with the Rev L L Rodgers officiating.  Burial was in the cemetery there under direction of the Rainey Funeral Home.

Occupation: 1930 - Railroad Shop - Coach carpenter
Burial: 19 April 1944, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Webster Co, Missouri
Fact 5: 1880, Census of Belleville Twp, Chautauqua Co, Kansas
Fact 6: 1885, State census of Colorado, Custer Co - liv/w parents & siblings
Fact 7: 1900, Census of Coal Creek Twp, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma
Fact 8: 1910, Census of Good Twp, Harper Co, Oklahoma
Fact 9: 1920, Census of Ozark Twp, city of Marshfield, Webster Co, Missouri
Fact 10: 1930, Census of Campbell Twp, Greene Co, Missouri
Fact 11: 1936, resided in Marshfield, Webster Co, Missouri
Cause of Death: Died from burns from fire after house was blown away by tornado

Burial: 19 April 1944, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Webster Co, Missouri
Cause of Death: Killed when tornado blew house away

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