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Gaugh: Generation 5
The Children of Marquis Alexander Gaugh & Elizabeth Toole
Eva Alice Gaugh & Charles Walker
10 Oct 1869: Charles E. Walker was born in Clearmont, Nodaway County, MO, the son of William H. Walker (1844 - 2 Nov 1907) and Mary A. Manes. William H. Walker was in turn the son of Jesse and Eliza Huddle Walker.
11 Dec 1876: Eva Gaugh was born in Clearmont, MO.
1 Jan 1902: Eva and Charles were married in Clearmont.
The young couple moved to Loveland, CO for five years just after their marriage, staying for five years.
3 Jan 1920 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Farmer Charles Walker 50, MO OH IN; Eva 43, MO PA MO; Pauline 10.
Although his main occupation was farming, Charles also reportedly served as Sheriff and Judge.
8 Nov 1928: Charles died.
Charles E. Walker, prominent citizen of Burlington Junction, and former Judge of the Nodaway County Court, died at his home in this city at nine o'clock, Thursday evening, November 8, at the age of 59 years and 28 days, following a three weeks' illness.
Charles E. Walker was the son of William H. and Mary A. Walker, and was born near Burlington Junction on October 19, 1928. He received his education in the Clearmont schools and attended Missouri University at Columbia.
In 1898 he went to Loveland, Colorado. On January 1, 1902, he was married to Miss Eva Gaugh of Chillicothe, Mo., and they made their home in Colorado until the year 1907, when they returned to a farm near Burlington Junction where they lived until a few years ago when they moved to town. One daughter, Pauline, was born to this union, who with the widow survives. He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, as follows: Jesse Walker, Maitland, MO.; W. H. Walker, Burlington Junction; Ed Walker, Wichita Falls, Texas; Miss Anna Walker, Burlington Junction; Mrs. Louis Allen, Oklahoma city; and Mrs. E. T. McDowell, Okmulgee, Okla.
Mr. Walker was converted in early life and placed his membership in the M. e. Church at Loveland, Colo. After returning to Nodaway County he place his membership in the M. e. church here and was a member of the official board at the time of his death. He was also a member of the A.F. & A.M. and had taken the 32nd degree in Masonary. He was faithful and loyal in his church and lodge work and gave freely of his time to community service.
Mr. Walker served two terms as a member of the Nodaway County Court, with credit to himself and his district.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. D. Huff, assisted by Frank R. Gillihan, pastor of the Christian Church. The service was attended by one of the largest crowds ever attending a funeral service here, attesting to the high esteem in which Mr. Walker was held by all.
Burial was made in the Ohio Cemetery. Services at the grave were in charge of the Masonic Order.
Eva, a quiet, gentle woman, continued to run the 500 acre farm after her husband's death; and indeed, the farm remained in family hands until the death of daughter Pauline in 2000. According to her sister Lula, Eva "played the piano and sang for practically every funeral in Burlington for many years."
22 Apr 1930 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Eva Walker age 52, MO PA MO, married at age 25; mother Elizabeth Gaugh, age 76, MO KY KY, a widow married at age 21; Pauline Walker 21, MO MO MO.
5 Apr 1940 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Widow Elizabeth Gaugh 86, born MO, with 4 years of high school, residing in the same house on 1 Apr 1935; widow Eva Walker 62, born MO, with 1 year of college, residing in the same house on 1 Apr 1935.[2a] NEW 8 Aug 2012
She died at the home of sister Lula Gaugh Rees in Burlington Junction on 2 or 3 Feb 1972.
Children of Eva Gaugh and Charles Walker:
Pauline Frances Walker (13 Jan 1909 - Jan 2000)
5 Apr 1940 Census, Iowa City, Johnson County, IA: Pauline Walker 31, born MO, with 4 years of college, a public school teacher, and residing in Kenwood Iowa on 1 Apr 1935, was lodging at the home of Nettie Newland, a widow.[2b] NEW 8 Aug 2012
Charles Russell Gaugh & Grace Hale
7 Sep 1881: "Charlie" was born in Clearmont, Nodaway County, MO.
1 May 1884: 1 May 1884: Grace Mae Hale was born in the 3rd Ward, Brookfield, Linn County, MO, the daughter of John and Anna Shane Hale. Her mother died when Grace was only about one year old, and because of the number of children and the inability of their alcoholic father to support them, she was adopted by Frank and Julia Rimby of Brookfield. It was Frank and Julia who taught young Grace to speak Gaelic. Grace had no idea that she wasn't their biological child, but when a photo appeared in the newspaper announcing her marriage in 1905, her brothers and sisters saw it, contacted her, and told her the story.
12 Jun 1900 Census, Brookfield, Linn County, MO: "Bottler" Frank Rimby 79, born Sep 1850, PA PA PA, married for 32 years; Julia A. age 47, born Apr 1852, PA PA PA, mother of three children, all living; Gracie E. age 15, born Jun 1884, MO PA PA.
After graduating from Chillicothe Business School, Grace, she worked as a stenographer for Reeves Implement, Wholesale in Kansas City.
1904 Kansas City Directory: "Hale, Grace cash D D Drake r 927 Cherry".
3 May 1905: Charlie and Grace were married. An unnamed Chillicothe paper carried the announcement: See photos of Charlie and Grace.
Many Chillicothe friends will be surprised at the announcement of the wedding of a former popular Chillicothe young man, Charles Gaugh. Charlie had a big surprise prepared for his friends. Last Wednesday he went from his present home in Kansas City across the river to Kansas City, Kas. Here he secured the law's permission to marry Miss Grace Rimby of Brookfield, Mo. At Leavenworth, his bride awaited him, and the two went from there to Fort Leavenworth, at which beautiful and historic spot they were joined together "for better or for worse". The couple immediately returned to Kansas city, where they will reside . . . He left here about three months ago for Kansas City, where he is employed in a large drug store. . .
2 May 1910 Census, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO: Charlie Gaugh, age 29, MO PA MO, married for 5 years, employed as salesman in drug store; Grace 25, MO TN TN, mother of 2 children, both living; William 4; Evelyn 3. They were residing at 406 West Thompson Street.
12 Sep 1918: Charles Russell Gaugh 37, born 7 Sep 1881, registered for the draft in Maryville, Nodaway Co, MO, where he resided with his wife Grace at 319 West Second. Charlie gave his occupation as Druggist, Owner and Manager of Gaugh & Evans Drug Company, 112 East 3rd Street. He was described as slender, medium height, with grey eyes and brown hair.
2 Jan 1920 Census, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO: Druggist Charles Gaugh 38, MO MO MO; Grace 35, MO TN TN; William 18, MO MO MO; Lucille 12; Helen 4. The family was renting a home at 319 West 3rd St.
1930 Census, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO: Charles R. Gaugh 49, MO PA MO, married at age 23, the manager of a "Drug Co", residing in a house worth $5,000; Grace M. age 45, MO TN TN; Helen E. age 15, MO MO MO; son Walter Wade 14, MO MO NY.
24 Apr 1940 Census, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO (Polk Township): Charles Gaugh 58, born MO, with 4 years of high school, owner of a drug store, who resided in the same house on 1 Apr 1935; Grace Gaugh 35 [sic] born MO, with 8 years of schooling, resided in the same house on 1 Apr 1935.[8a] NEW 8 Aug 2012
"Charlie Gaugh was five feet five inches tall, very quiet. His mother, Elizabeth Toole Gaugh, was also very quiet. I spent nearly ten summers living with him and I can't tell you what he thought about anything. I do know he was a Republican and a conservative businessman. His daughter (my mother, Helen Gaugh Breidenthal) always said that she didn't know her father because he never said much. He was kind, generous, patient, putting up with a great deal of trouble having visitors each and every summer. He had a good sense of humor and could tell a joke, had a broad smile and laughed easily. He stood and talked to farmers and other customers all day in the drug store, and probably was tired of talking by the time he came home from work. He liked to sit by the radio and listen to the Farm Report and weather, and read the newspaper after dinner. Whenever he went on a trip he carried a small notebook in his vest pocket that he would pencil in each and every expenditure."
"Charlie had high blood pressure his entire life. He suffered a hernia carrying heavy packages from the basement of the drug store. He was allergic to tomatoes. He was otherwise healthy and walked two miles per day to and from work."
In 1978, his sister Lula recalled that "her brother Charles sang bass in the Methodist Choir in Maryville for several decades. He and other members of his family and [sic] their own string ensemble that performed for numerous area programs."
Grace Hale Gaugh was 4'11" short, a very strong, kind woman, who could never stand by while there were people in need. Her list of charitable work and offices held through the decades are too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that she must have not only been very busy, but accomplished tremendous good for her community. Grace catered to Charlie, yet she was the rock of the family, the person who was really in charge. She was a very involved, loving grandmother; her grandson Richard Breidenthal remembers the two of them going fishing, Grace in her cotton dress and little hat. She was also a terrific cook, her hands always smelling of whatever wonderful food she was preparing in the kitchen.
Grace suffered from dementia in her later years. Feeble himself, Charlie was unable to care for her so she entered in a nursing home about 1968.
1 Jan 1970: Charlie died at 8:00 a.m. with cause of death listed as "hypostatic pneumonia; arteriosclerotic heart disease & decompensation.
Charles R. Gaugh, 88, veteran Maryville druggist, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient for one day.
He was born Sept. 7, 1881, at Clearmont, and was the son of the late Dr. M. A. and Elizabeth Toole Gaugh. He was married May 3, 1905 to Miss Grace Rimby at Leavenworth, Kan., who survives. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member for several years of the church choir.
Mr. Gaugh operated the Gaugh and Gaugh Drug Store from 1911 until Sept. 7, 1969 when he sold his interest to his son, William Gaugh, and two grandsons, Norman and Ronald Gaugh, who have been affiliated several years in the drug store. The elder Mr. Gaugh started to work as a druggist in 1900, in Chillicothe. He moved to Maryville in 1905 and started to work in Tom Parle's Drug Store. He purchased an interest in the Charles Love Drug Store in 1911 and the business became known as Love and Gaugh Drug Store. In 1916, Love sold his interest to George Woodworth. In 1918, Howard Evans bought Woodworth's interest and the name was changed to Gaugh and Evans. In 1946, William Gaugh bought Evans' share of the store and the business has been known as Gaugh's Drug since. Charles Gaugh had been in the drug store business in the same location for 59 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Price Funeral Home. Dr. F. Hauser Winter will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Besides his wife, his son and two grandsons, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Neal, St. Joseph, and Mrs. Helen Breidenthal, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Walker and Mrs. Lula Rees, Burlington Jct.; seven other grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The Gaughs reared a nephew, Walter Wade, Mission, Kan., who also survives . . . 
24 Jun 1977:
Mrs. Grace Mae Gaugh died Friday evening at St. Francis Hospital following a lengthy illness. She had been a Maryville resident since 1905. Mrs. Gaugh was born in Brookfield. She was the widow of Charles R. Gaugh who died in 1970. A member of the United Methodist Church, Mrs. Gaugh was head of the Ladies Aid Society for several years. She belonged to the 20th Century Club and the Penelope Club and had served for 25 years on the County Red Cross Board. She was a charter member of the County Welfare Board and head of the Crippled Children's Board several years. Survivors include one son, William Gaugh of Maryville; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Neal, St. Joseph, and Mrs. Helen Breidenthal, Los Angeles, CA; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one nephew, Walter Wade of Denver, Colorado. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Price Funeral Chapel. Dr. Paul E. White will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Her official cause of death was "arteriosclerotic heart disease decompensated".
A later newspaper article in the Maryville Daily Forum described Charlie and Grace: "Mrs. Charles Gaugh . . . headed church fund-raising dinners open to the public . . . People also remember the Gaugh family quartet: Grace played the guitar; Charles, first mandolin; son William, the mandocello; daughter Lucille, the second mandolin . . ."
Children of Charles and Grace Hale Gaugh:
William Russell Gaugh (5 Mar 1906 - 20 Apr 2001; m. Audrey Esther Stiwalt 12 Mar 1928)
11 Apr 1940 Census, St. Joseph, Buchanan County (Washington Township): William R. Gaugh 34, born MO, with 5 years of college, a music instructor at a public junior high, residing in Maryville, MO on 1 Apr 1935; Audrey E. 32, born MO, with 4 years of college; Norman R. 9; Ronald W. 8.[14a] NEW 6 Aug 2012
Evelyn Lucille Gaugh (22 Apr 1907 - 17 Aug 1991; m. Paul Leslie Neal 20 Nov 1926)
27 Apr 1940 Census, Maryville, Nodaway County, MO (Polk Township): Paul Neal 32, born MO, with 3 years of high school, occupation not entered, residing in Maryville on 1 Apr 1935; wife Lucile 33, born MO, 1 year of high school; Paul L. Jr. 12; Evelyn Louise 8. The family was residing at 515 South Market Street.[14b] NEW 6 Aug 2012
Helen Elizabeth Gaugh (28 Mar 1915 - 23 Aug 1992; m. Frances Mynatt Breidenthal 23 Apr 1938)
13 Apr 1940 Census, Owensville, Gasconade County, MO: High school teacher Mynatt Breidenthal 22, born MO, residing in Harrison County, MO on 1 Apr 1935; Helen 25, born MO.[14c] NEW 6 Aug 2012
Lula Marie Gaugh & Rolla Hilliard Rees
9 Apr 1888: Rolla Hilliard Rees was born in Skidmore, Nodaway County, MO.
13 Dec 1888: Lula was born in Clearmont, Nodaway County.
25 Oct 1911: Rolla and Lula were married in Burlington Junction. See photo.
Rolla Hilliard Rees registered for the draft during WWI, but the date does not appear on his Draft Registration Card. Age 29, he gave his birth date and place as 9 Apr 1888 in Skidmore, MO and his current residence in Burlington Junction, MO. He stated that his employment was "Ret. [Retail] Coal, Lumber & Grain" in Burlington Junction. He had a wife, and claimed an exemption for that dependent. Rolla was described as tall and slender with blue eyes and light hair.
6 Jan 1920 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Lumber merchant Rolla Rees, age 31, MO NY IL; Lula 31, MO PA MO.
1930 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Rolla Reese 41, MO NY IL, married at age 22, residing in a home worth $6,000 and working as a "Ford Dealer" owning a "Garage"; Lula 41, MO PA MO.
5 Apr 1940 Census, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, MO: Rolla Rees 51, born MO, 1 year of college, a "lumber man" and proprietor, residing in the same house on 1 Apr 1935; Lula51, born MO, with 1 year of college. They were listed next to [Lula's mother and sister] Elizabeth Gaugh and Eva Walker.[15a] NEW 8 Aug 2012
Rolla was an extremely successful businessman, who owned raw land and oil wells in various parts of the country, as well as his foundation businesses and farms in the area of Burlington Junction. He suffered a stroke about eight years before his death. He lay in his bed, unable to communicate, which was so frustrating that he would often cry.
5 Mar 1958: Rolla died. Lula continued to live in her meticulously kept home in Burlington Junction for many years, but ultimately moved into any apartment in Kansas City with Pauline Walker.
1978: In an unnamed Maryville newspaper:
"Yes, I'm old, but I think young, and I try to keep up with what's going on".
Mrs. Rolla Rees, 90, summed up her attitude toward life as she reflected on experiences of members of her Gaugh-Rees families and the past and present of Nodaway County's Centennial town of the week, Burlington Junction.
. . . my father, Dr. M. A. Gaugh, was the typical country doctor of days gone by in the Clearmont community", Mrs. Rees said.
Later the Gaughs moved to Chillicothe so that Lula's brother Charles (the man who later helped to start the Gaugh Drug Store here) could get a foothold in the drug store business. In 1904, the family settled in Burlington Jct. There Lula was married and there she continued to live for three-fourth's of the Centennial Town's years.
As one of its oldest, still active citizens, she was slated to have key roles in the towns four-day Centennial observance this week - crowning the queen and modeling her wedding dress in the style show of yesteryear fashions. She wore her own graduation dress in Thursday's program. She smiled when I complimented her on being able to wear a dress that fitted her 72 years ago.
"I'm still in good condition, and I'm just about up to my normal 102 pounds", she said.
Certainly her poise, grace, and queenly stature well-qualify her to be a model.
Vivid are Mrs. Rees' memories of her father's medical career. "People came to get father's help at all times, day and night. We kept a kerosene light burning all night in our Clearmont home. Father had a little cart and horse he drove when he went into the country. Sometimes when it was really story, he would cut across the fields to get to the farm homes. He delivered many babies right there in the homes."
"In his later years, he got a blood pressure testing device, but he never got around to taking his own blood pressure. If he had done that, he might have lived longer and not died after suffering a massive stroke."
Treatment in those days was mostly a matter of paper powders, pink pills, and calomel. Dr. Gaugh did no surgery. He sent his surgical patients to Dr. George Nash, Maryville.
"People didn't go to the hospital for every little thing as some do now", Mrs. Rees remarked. "Today it seems as if everyone has a touch of arthritus. I expect it's what our older people called their rheumatism."
"Father would be pleased we have conquered the dread diseases of his practicing years - diphtheria, scarlet fever and smallpox. Smallpox was so bad then that whole families died of it. When it hit, the families were quarantined. No one went in or out to help or get help."
Mrs. Rees recalls that two of her father's women patients died of cancer. About the only thing that could be done for them was to give them cocaine or something else to relieve the pain. . .
"I'd hate to go back to the 'good old days'", Mrs. Rees said.. .
True to Gaugh family tradition, Lula has found great joy in music. After she graduated from the three-year high school program at Burlington Jct. in 1907, she studied at the Maryville Normal, where she took music lessons . . .
She recalls walking up the old board walk to the seminary (the present Administration Building was in the building process during her studies here). She also recalls commuting to Maryville on the Wabash - there were four daily trains, two going each way, between the two towns.
"After I developed throat trouble, I quit taking lessons", she said. "But I still love music. I sang in the Methodist Church choir here for many years. The church gave me a 70-year pin last year. When my voice changed, I quit singing soprano and became an alto."
Mrs. Rees' sister, the late Mrs. Charles (Eva Gaugh) Walker, played the piano and sang for practically every funeral in Burlington for many years. Her brother Charles sang bass in the Methodist Choir in Maryville for several decades. He and other members of his family and [sic] their own string ensemble that performed for numerous area programs. . .
While Mrs. Rees loves to travel, drives her own '72 Chrysler regularly to Maryville and doesn't mind flying long distances, she still thinks Burlington Jct. is the right place for her . . .
In the Rees home, built in 1911 by Harry Clark and a Mr. James, she has continued to reside since she moved there in 1912. The well-preserved, attractive bungalow, with its inviting porch encircling two sides, looks as if it has been built for the ages.
"Workmen don't build houses like this anymore", Mrs. Rees commented. "My husband who operated the lumber yard, as his father did before him, could select only the best lumber, but the lumber was good then. It's not what it used to be."
At different times, Rees also owned and managed a Ford agency and a hardware store in Burlington. He was interested in farming, especially raising high quality Hereford cattle. He owned a farm near the town on US 71, a farm near Quitman and a ranch in Nebraska. Since he liked to travel, the couple drove to many distant places.
"He was indeed a busy man", his wife said.
14 Aug 1988: Lula died just four months before her 100th birthday.
Lula M. Gaugh Rees, 99, formerly of Burlington Junction, died Sunday evening, August 14, 1988, at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Born in Clearmont, MO, she had lived on Kansas City only since May 1980. Mrs. Rees graduated from Burlington Junction High School in 1906. She attended Normal College in Maryville. In May 1911 she married Rolla Rees. The couple had owned and operated Rees Hardware, Lumberyard, Gasoline Sta., Feed Store, in Burlington Junction for several years. He died in 1958 after eight years of paralysis due to a stroke.
Lula was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burlington Junction. She was a charter member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #462. Surviving: three nieces, Pauline Walker, Kansas City, Helen Breidenthal, Santa Monica, California, and Lucille Gaugh Neal, St. Joseph. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Burlington Junction. Burial Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction. Friends may call anytime at the Barr-Merrick Funeral Home, Burlington Junction, MO.
The Nodaway Telegraph also ran an obituary that included: "The daughter of Margues Alexander Gaugh and Elizabeth (Toole) Gaugh, she was born Dec. 13, 1888 . . . Rolla Rees who preceded her in death March 8, 1958 . . . "
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Any information is only as reliable as its source. Evaluate the following sources accordingly.
 Nodaway County 1920 Census, ED 169, Sheet 2A
 Nodaway County 1930 Census, ED 74-23, Sheet 6B-7A
[2a] Nodaway County 1940 Census, ED 74-25, Sheet 5a
[2b] Johnson County 1940 Census, ED 52-21, Sheet 4B
 Linn County Birth Register, p. 22, #266.
 In the 1880 Census, p. 418, the following couple was enumerated in Brookfield: Fuller H. Rimby 57, PA PA PA, employed as a railroad foreman; wife Julia 34, PA PA PA; servant Minnie Stewart 13, KS OH PA.
 Nodaway County 1900 Census, ED 67, Sheet 10
 Nodaway County 1910 Census, ED 143, Sheet 17A
 Nodaway County 1920 Census, ED 176, Sheet 1B
 Richard Breidenthal
 Richard Breidenthal
 Funeral Arrangement Sheet, Price Funeral Home
 Maryville Daily Forum
 Maryville Daily Forum
 Death Certificate #124-77-015243; Funeral Arrangement Sheet, Price Funeral Home
[14a] Buchanan County 1940 Census, ED 11-34, sheet 6B
[14b] Nodaway County 1940 Census, ED 74-30, Sheet 21B
[14c] Gasconade County 1940 Census, ED 37-6, Sheet 15A
 Nodaway County 1920 Census, ED 169, Sheet 3A
[15a] Nodaway County 1940 Census, ED 74-25, Sheet 5a