Feb. 22, 1860 El Dorado Springs Cedar County Missouri, USA
May 26, 1929 Morgan Heights Jasper County Missouri, USA
Obituary from The Evening Press, Carthage, Jasper, MO, Monday, May 27, 1929, p.8:
W. T. MONTGOMERY IS DEAD
PROMINENT FARMER, 69, VICTIM OF HEART TROUBLE
Funeral Services Will Be Tomorrow Afternoon at Home---Had Lived Here 44 Years
William T. Montgomery, 69 years old, resident of the Carthage district for 44 years, died at 7 o'clock last night at his home at Morgan Heights. Mr. Montgomery had been in failing health the last two years, suffering from heart trouble. The last five months he had been confined to his home and for more than two weeks was unable to leave his bed. Mr. Montgomery was born and reared in Missouri and spent the greater part of his life in Jasper county. He was born February 22, 1860, in Lewis county, and moved to this community 44 years ago. He settled first near Moss Springs, southeast of Carthage in the Prairie View school district, making that his home 21 years. He was a progressive farmer and took a great deal of interest in the corn show sponsored in Carthage by the late George Sewall. He was always an exhibitor in the show and in the fair here, winning prizes on his products in each. Ill health caused him to retire from active farming. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Yola Montgomery, four daughters, Misses Fleta and Mina Montgomery of Tulsa, Okla., Blanche Montgomery of Kansas City and Roe Montgomery of Columbia, Mo. Those living out of the city have spent a great deal of their time with Mr. Montgomery the last few weeks on account of his condition. Miss Blanche Montgomery was here last week, leaving yesterday afternoon for Kansas City, thinking her father was some better. They all returned to Carthage last night. Mrs. Ralph Montgomery accompanied her husband here. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Montgomery home. Dr. George F. Harbour, of Carthage will be in charge. Mrs. N. J. Detchmendy of Baxter Springs, Kans., will sing. Burial will be in Fullerton cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Knell mortuary until 10 o'clock in the morning. From that time until the hour of the funeral the body will be at the home. The casket will not be opened after the funeral services.