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Ellen J. Isabell
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Birth: 1868
Wright County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1934
Jasper County
Missouri, USA


Ellen Isabell passed away at her home at 744 East Chestnut on 12 July 1934 at 7:45 P.M. of a cerebral embolism and complications of breast cancer.
Her husband Adam Isabell was a drayman by trade.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Ulmer-Drake Funeral Home in Carthage and burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery on east Chestnut St.

Missouri Death Certificate

Creator of this page was unable to find a death certificate for Adam. So in the interest of preservation of historical fact, the article below is added here on his wife's page.

The article below was found in the Carthage Evening Press in 1916 concerning an incident he was involved in.




Attempts to Knock Revolver From Highwayman's Hand and It is Discharged - Makes Escape

Adam Isabell, a negro drayman who resides on East Chestnut street, was held up and shot by another negro last night at 9 o'clock, as he approached his home. The wound is not serious.
Isabell had been to Webb City to dispose of a load of junk and was on his way home after dark, when a strange negro accosted him on Oak Street west of the railroad and asked for a ride. The request was granted and the fellow climbed on the seat beside the driver. The guest stayed on the way all the way to the Isabell home and climbed down only when Isabell got down to open the wagon gate at his residence.
When the two men were both on the ground, the stranger suddenly whipped out a revolver and commanded Isabell to throw up his hands, evidently intending to take charge of what money he had on his person. He bore down the hand of the man holding the revolver, but the revolver was discharged as it went downward and the ball struck Isabell in the thigh.
The strange negro then ran swiftly away. Blood hounds were obtained and put on the trail and these soon ran to Thirteenth street and west on that street to the trolley line, were the trail ended on the west side of the track. A street car had stopped there 13 minutes before. It was concluded that the fleeing man had taken a street car out of town, and telephone messages were sent to officers in other towns along the line asking them to watch for the negro, be he was not located.
The highwayman was a large fellow and below middle age. Isabell had never seen him before and so far as can be found none of the negroes in town know him or have seen him here.
The physician who examined Isabell found that the ball had embedded itself in the muscles of the leg and had never emerged. The ball was a small one, probably not over .22 caliber, so the doctor thinks.
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79126465
Ellen J. Isabell
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"At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say: "I was always happy." Hopefully, we will be able to say: "I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of them were happy moments.""
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 Added: Oct. 22, 2011

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