|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1846|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1899|
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri
January 21, 1866, Mr. Joseph Wheeler Aylor was married to Miss C. M. E. Webb in Grayson County Tx., Clarissa had passed her early childhood in Tennessee, coming from there to Jasper County, Missouri. She was in every way a worthy helpmate to her husband up to the time of her death, in 1899, and their union was a long and happy one. Of four children born to them, two were living in 1900. Their eldest child, Ida Aylor, married Mr. S. Nilson, and they now reside in the Aylor homestead in Webb City. Mrs. Nilson was educated in the public schools of Webb City and at St. Ann's Academy at Osage Mission, Kansas. Mr. & Mrs. Aylor's other surviving child, Ben C. Aylor, married Miss Anna Hardy, and resides at Webb City, where he is interested in the management of his father's affairs and in mining operations of his own. Ben C. Aylor was educated in the public schools of Webb City and at Neosho College under Dr. J. C. Wood, and completed his studies at Washington University of St. Louis.
Joseph W. Aylor, one of the leading capitalists and mine owners of Jasper County, was born September 29, 1839, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, son of Staunton and Malinda (Quaintance) Aylor. Mr. Aylor was reared in Virginia, and enjoyed limited educational advantages, attending school in all but two months and nineteen days. He had a natural genius for business affairs, however, and by dint of industry and the best use of his opportunities acquired much of that kind of knowledge which helps to build up fortunes. When he was twenty years old he went to work for himself, and soon afterward came to Missouri, where he went to work on a farm, receiving twenty dollars per month as wages. He was thus employed until 1861, when he entered the Confederate Army, serving first under Captain Grigsby and later in the battalion commanded by Major Brace, now Judge Brace, of the Missouri Supreme Court. In 1862 he was mustered into the regular service, Confederate States Army, and served thereafter until the close of the war, first under General Martain Green, ithen in General Parsons' brigade of General Price's division. When the war closed, and his regiment was disbanded at Shreveport, Louisiana, he went to Texas and again began work as a farm laborer. In 1866 he returned to Missouri and engaged in farming and stock raising operations on his own account. About 1880 he became interested in various mining enterprises, among these being the Eleventh Hour Mines and the McCorkle Hill Mines, of which he is sole owner. More than two million dollars' worth of lead and zinc ore has been taken from the Eleventh Hour Mine within the past sixteen years, and the McCorkle Hill Mine has produced half a million dollars' worth of ore. These operations have made Mr. Aylor a conspicuous figure among the mine magnates of southwest Missouri, and there are few men in the State whose operations have been so uniformly successful as have his. He has built up a splendid fortune.
Clarissa & Joseph also had two young boys who passed in childhood & are buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Jasper
James U Aylor Birth: 1867 Death: 1876
William F Aylor Birth: 1872 Death: 1876
As well Mrs. "Webb" Aylors parents James & Clarissa Webb are buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Jasper County Mo.
Mrs Aylors sister Eliza Webb "Jane Chinn" built Jane Chinn Hospital & her cousin John Cornwall Webb, founded Webb City Mo.
This prominent family must have garnered great esteem in the tri-state mining district.
Joseph, Ben, & Ida are buried in Mt Hope Cemetery in Jasper County Mo.
Also buried in Webb City cemetery are her in-laws Staunton & Melinda Aylor.
James Crittenden Webb (1805 - 1873)
Clarissa Melinda Elizabeth Curtis Webb (1805 - 1874)
Joseph Wheeler Aylor (1839 - 1917)*
James U Aylor (1867 - 1871)*
Ida Laura Aylor Nilson (1868 - 1926)*
Benjamin C Aylor (1870 - 1941)*
William F Aylor (1872 - 1876)*
Wiley Warren Webb (1828 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Jane Webb Chinn (1829 - 1913)*
Nancy Emaline Webb Taggard (1832 - 1890)*
John C Webb (1834 - 1921)*
James Benjamin Webb (1837 - 1862)*
Clarissa Malinda Elizabeth Webb Aylor (1846 - 1899)
Webb City Cemetery
Created by: Webb City Mo
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67206578
Added: Dec. 4, 2011