|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1912|
A.C.(AKA Abraham Caleb,AKA Alvin).He is the Father of Thomas Balliet(1861-1912) and Ann Balliet Cox(1869-1943).The Grandfather of Ione Balliet Cox(1889-1987) and Callie Cox Harrison(1889-1988).Great-Grandfather of M.W.Harrison(1913-1981), and Second Great Grandfather of Catherine H.Mathews(1944-2012).
My research reveals he came to Hunnewell, Shelby County,Missouri and was not only a member of the IOOF but a treasurer. According to the story Aunt Ione who referred to him as Alvin. He had a tumor on his leg which was possibly cancer. He and Aunt Ione went to Texas where he died, and was transported back to Missouri. I recently discovered he was buried in an IOOF Cemetery, but which one I do not know. Any help on this would be helpful.The following is from Ms.Mary Turek:It states: Hunnewell, Shelby County, Missouri, Friday, April 1, 1910
AN HONORED CITIZEN CALLED
Abraham Caleb Balliet war born August 2, 1839 in Middleport, Pennsylvania. He was married to Miss Annie Shorts of Venango County, PA in 1863and to this union two children were born, Thomas Sand Mrs. M. M. Cox of this city. His wife died in 1870 and on May 11, 1875 he was married to Miss Jennie Vance of Marion County, Missouri. and to this union three children were born, James and Vance, who died in infancy and Mrs. N. J. Givan of Hannibal.
Mr. Balliet died at San Antonio, Texas on March 24, he having gone there to visit with is son Thomas, who had been there for two months. Mr. Balliet was taken sick with complications of diseases immediately on his arriving there and his condition became so serious that Mrs. Balliet was telegraphed for and she started for Texas just a week from the time Mr. Balliet left home, and on her arrival she found him so serious that no hopes were entertained for his recovery, but on the day of his death he seemed better than usual but the summons came in a few moments. Mr. Balliet had been in poor health for some years and had spent the greater portion of his time for the last several years in the western states, but this winter he had been apparently in good health and his death was a sad blow to his family, friends and general public.
His remains were brought home Saturday afternoon accompanied by his wife, and son T. S. Balliet and wife, and grand daughter Mrs. S. C. Cox.
Mr. Balliet was one of the land marks of Hunnewell, and was one of the most respected and widely known business men of our town. He moved here in 1865, from Pennsylvania, and engaged in farming on a farm south of town for a couple of years. He came to town in 1867 and engaged in the hardware business for many years. In 1890 his son T.S. Balliet became associated with him and the firm was known as Balliet & Son. Nine years ago their firm with that of Blackburn Bros. dry goods, and Cox Bros. grocery store were consolidated under the name of The Hunnewell Mercantile Co. He was elected President of the firm at the organization which position he has efficiently filled ever since. Mr. Balliet has also been President of The Hunnewell Bank for nine years. He has long been identified with many of Hunnewell’s public enterprises and has been for many years a prominent figure in the business of our town and has held positions of responsibility and trust, always with credit and honor. He was postmaster of our town for twenty-one consecutive years, which in itself shows that he held the respect and esteem of all his fellow men.
Mr. Balliet was an appreciated member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodge. He was made an Odd Fellow at Middleport, PA in March 1861 and was an honored member of that order for 13 years.
He was also a charter member of the Hunnewell Lodge, being a member of this lodge since 1873.
He was made a Mason at Monroe City in 1870 and when the Masonic Lodge at this place was organized he became a charter member of the lodge. He was also a member of the order of Eastern Star. He was not a member of any church by profession, but was raised a Lutheran and when a child was baptized in that faith and he never held to his childhood teaching.
He was a congenial and loving companion to his wife and children, a man of high character and simplicity. Mr. Balliet was a man who had traveled extensively in the U.S. and was an interesting writer and speaker of his travels. He was also a collector of curios and his study was filled with many rare and costly curios.
Funeral service were conducted at the Methodist church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. Robt. White, of Gallatin, who was a warm friend of Mr. Balliet, assisted by Rev. J.O. Whitworth of this city. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, many magnificent pieces being sent. And owing to this high esteem in which the deceased was held and the large number of friends, the funeral was one of the largest ever held in this city, the church being crowded to its utmost, many standing and many were unable to obtain entrance. His remains were laid to their final resting place in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Odd Fellows were in charge of the burial, there being 51 in the line of march, many from neighboring lodges were present and assisted in the solemn rites.
He leaves to mourn his death, a devoted wife, two daughters and one son and eight grand children, two sisters, Mrs. A. Tinsman and George Hergesheimer of this city and one brother Wm. Balliet, of near town, besides many other relatives and close friends.
The directors of the Hunnewell Bank , of which he was president, acted as pall bearers.
The following beautiful little poem was recited by Rev. White at the close of his sermon:
THE BEAUTIFUL LAND JUST OVER THE RIVER
There is a land where all is bright, No sickness, no pain, no sorrow, no night,. There happiness dwells and joy reigns for ever. In that beautiful land, just over the river. There flowers never fade, nor chill winds arise. No clouds dim the radiance of the glory lit skys, No night shadows fall, but light shineth ever. In that beautiful land, just over the river. No heart aches are known, no tears ever fall, No deep tolling bell--no sad funeral pall.
WOW don’t know if my eyes or fingers will ever be the same. Thought you might like this.
Ann H Shorts Balliet (1848 - 1870)*
Thomas Shorts Balliet (1865 - 1910)*
Anna May Balliet Cox (1869 - 1943)*
Created by: chris mathews
Record added: Apr 27, 2013
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