joplin globe 10 jun 1923 vivion thaker pt 2

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joplin globe 10 jun 1923 vivion thaker pt 2 - SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 1923. to of and after visiting...
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 1923. to of and after visiting for several weeks he returned to his home in Goliad. Shortly afterwards he died at that place. AVflvS Atlilcto nt 80. A description oC the pioneer, given by his granddaughter, pictures a man of great endurance and strength and exceeding good nature. He was fine looking, she declares, and had n winning winning smile. At' the age of SO he could dance and was somewhat ot an athlete, often jumping straight in the air for exercise. At the time of his death he had never lost a tooth, every molar being firm and un- decnyed. After the elder Vivion Avent south hia son, John filed on the homestead homestead his father had staked In 1844 and the land descended to and remained remained In possession of Afrs. Jameson Jameson for a number ot years. Some of the richest ' lead mines In the county were on that piece of ground. The only living descendants of Thac.ker Vivion are still in Jasper county. They have taken active pnrt In affairs in the county and are identified identified with the life of Joplin at the present time. Mrs. Jameson's children, children, Mrs. Mary Lytle, No, G07 Sergeant Sergeant avenue, and Albert "Webb. Los Angeles, are great grandchildren of the first settler. It Is InterestlnVb note that Albert Webb, who ton lived here, was the inventor oC^t first fire truck ever made in ' tl' world.nnd that Joplin bought it. COLE YOUNGER'S BROTHER WAS EARLY MINER HER Cole Younger was a member, rode madly up in front of one of the saloons, saloons, kidnaped the joung man and, mounting dashed rapidly away that the citizens of the town learned who the likable young fellow was. For> several days afterwards inhabitants inhabitants cf the town feared the town would bo raided because the marauders were in the district. During the summer of 18761' Bruce Tpunger, kid brother of Cold First In .School Siiporvlsion. Younger, lived In Joplin and work- Jasper county was the first county ed Irt the newly discovered lead dig-n the state to adopt county super- glngs. He went under an assumed islon ot her schools, and employ a name and It was only when mem-\ounty su")»-rtntendent to serve bers of the James gang, of which^iroughout the year^

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 10 Jun 1923, Sun,
  3. Page 42

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