This is Frisco Spring in Thayer MO. Enjoy the trip. I grew up above this spring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqO3vJm4uGs

At the Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer, MO at noon. Be there!

Taylor Lee Emberton of Myrtle, Mo. will be attending college in the fall and will take a donation from the Oregon County History Club with her.

The minutes for the June 13, 2014 meeting are posted here. Ezra Manes, Jr. talked about Other Planets and Book Promotion. Dave Bailey talked about the status of the Pre-historic Indian Bones found at Thayer on Warm Fork River. We meet the second Friday of each month at noon at the Country Cottage Restaurant.

We will be hearing an update on the Indian bones found on Warm Fork by Dave Bailey.

We will also be reviewing status of the three books (Summary, Reprint, New).

Outlines will be available for New Book for help with writing/editing.

The two ladies in 1860’s period dresses our the grt. grt. granddaughters of Elijah and his first wife, Linny E. England Forester. Dressed in the blue gown with black trim is Ora Faye (Forester) Ingram of nearby Howell County, Missouri and dressed in green with black trim, is Rena’ Forester Davis


of Harrisonville, Cass County, Misforester-costumessouri about 6 hours from Thayer, Missouri.

Rena’ S. Forester Davis, grt. grt. granddaughter commented on Sons of Confederate Veterans Post 203 Honors Civil War Veteran with headstone

May 24, 2014 at 10:30, the SCV group gathered at Clifton Cemetery up Highway 19 in Thayer, MO. The Forester Family came from …

Thanks so very much to Mike Walters and his men of SCV Camp #203 and the Oregon County Historical Society for their help in this long over due tribute to our great great grandfather, Elijah Forester. It was a certainly not accomplished single-handedly. Their were several great, great grandchildren involved in making this happen the last several years. Thanks to Buddy Rogers and wife for working with us on located the gravesite itself. Also thanks to Buddy for sharing the vault records to pursue the surveying and plating of the Clifton Cemetery for future endeavors by other families, like ours that wish to preserve history. Thanks to Ted Forester for heading the surveying and plating project and all those that assisted: Ora Fay (Forester) Ingram; Charlie G. Forester and his family, Ed Forester and Jack Forester and the Caldwell men. Thanks also to Caveys Monument for the beautiful engraving and preparation of the stone. It was a beautiful memorial service and unforgettable family reunion following later that afternoon. Thanks to Lou Weymer for speaking at the reunion and “taking us back to such turbulent times….in which our great great grandfather, Elijah Forester remained steadfast and survived being held as a POW throughout the remainder of the war and finally returned home to his beloved Oregon County, Missouri to join his family and continue being an important part of the Warm Fork Community until his death in 1918. Thanks also to the Woods Riverside Restaurant for allowing us to have our family reunion in the private dinning area with 52 in attendance.


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