I found these clippings in my grandmothers album. Thought someone could find some use for the information in them. I certainly hope so because it was a lot of typing....:)
Notice of Administator's Sale
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an order of the probate court of the County of Adair and State of Missouri, made at the February term thereof, and on the 15th day of February, 1950. I, Jacob G. Schott, Administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth Shott, deceased, will, on the 18th day of March, 1950, at 2:00 p.m., at the Court house door in the City of Kirksville, County of Adair, and during the session of the Probate Court of said County of Adair, sell at public auction all the interest of Elizabeth Shott, deceased, in and to the following real-estate, to-wit:
Lots Five (5), Six (6), and Seven (7), Block Seventeen (17), North East Addition to the City of Kirksville, Adair, County, Missouri.
Terms of Sale: Cash
Jacob G. Schott, Administrator
Notice of Final Settlement
Of the estate of Elizabeth Shott, deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all creditors and others interested in the estate of Elizabeth Shott, deceased, that I, Jacob G. Schott, Administrator of said estate, intend to make final settlement thereof at the next term of the Probate Court of Adair County, Missouri to be convened at Kirksville, on the 14th day of August, 1950.
Jacob G. Schott
From the Kirksville, Mo., Express & News, Friday, March 22, 1957 Page 6
Photo Caption: 100 years old today - Mrs. Susan Shott ("Aunt Susan") of Novinger who is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Mrs. Shott is the only century old person known in Adair county.
'Aunt Susan' Is 100 Years Old Today
Adair County Woman Observes Birthday With Open House
Mrs. Susan Shott, better known as "Aunt Susan" in Novinger and the Novinger vicinity is celebrating her 100th dirthday today. An open house was held this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Galyen, were she is making her home, so close friends and relatives could wish her a happy birthday.
Mrs. Shott, who is in good health, enjoys reading the newspapers and listening to the radio. She likes to visit with friends and has an excellent memory.
Mrs. Shott was born in Dauphin County, Pa., on March 22, 1857 and was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Novinger. She came from a family of fifteen children, five of whom are now living. They are: Mrs. Emma Keefer, 98, of Harrisburg, Pa., Miss Lucy Novinger, 93, of Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Ida Warfel, 88, of Arnold, Pa., and Aaron Novinger, 90, of Orlando, Florida.
In 1880 she came to Kirksville by railroad from Pennsylvania. She reported that she left Pennsylvania on a Tuesday morning and got here on the following Thursday afternoon, so the trip didn't really take a lot of time for that day. Soon after arriving in Kirksville she met Jonas Shott. He had been born and raised in the same county in Pennsylvania that Mrs. Shott had, but they had never met until she came to this area.
On December 21, 1880, Susan Novinger was married to Jonas Shott in Kirksville. The Rev. Auspaugh, pastor the the Methodist church of Macon officiated at the ceremony. "We didn't even have to have a marriage license then.: Aunt Susan said. "But in January, 1881, the law was passed saying marriage licenses had to be bought before a couple was legally married." After their marriage tht Shotts moved to a 155 acre farm, which Mr. Shott had owned and lived on for some time, located on and one-half miles south of Novinger. Besides farming, Mr. Shott was a cabinet maker and carpenter. Before coming to Missouri he had taught school in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Shott died in 1902 at the age of 78 and "Aunt Susan" stayed on the farm with her family until five years ago when she moved to Novinger with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Galyen.
Mrs. Shott had eight children and twelve step-children. Her living children are: Ira Shott of Montana, Chris Shott of Denver, Colo., Miss Ollie Shott of the Kennedy Apartments, Mrs. Ida Galyen of Novinger, Mrs. Cora Weaver of Harrisburg, Pa., and a step-daughter, Mrs. Julie Swanson of Centerville, Ia.
The children who are deceased are: Charlie and Ernest Shott and Mrs. Minnie Miller and step-children, James, John, Phillip, George, Hiram, Samuel and Henry Shott and mrs. Sarah Truitt, Mrs. Mary Bozarth, Mrs. Adelene VanLaningham and Mrs. Caralina VanLaningham.
"Aunt Susan" recalls seeing the first mine being sunk at Novinger. She also told that as she first saw Novinger there were only five houses, a post office and a small general store.
She is a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, which is now known as the Mt. Moriah church, located south of Novinger.
Relatives from out of state who are here to help "Aunt Susan" celebrate her 100th birthday are: Ira Shott of Messoula, Montana, Mrs. Ida Warfel of Arnold, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Novinger of Millersburg, Pa.
At six o'clock Thursday evening "Aunt Susan" had received 316 greeting cards, among them was a card from President Dwight D. Eisenhower and also a card from First Lady, Mamie Daud Eisenhower.
Obituary dated 5 Oct 1957
Caption below picture reads "Mrs. Susan Shott"
100 Year Old Woman Is Dead At Novinger
Has Three Sisters And Brother Living, All over Age of 90
Mrs. Susan Shott, 100 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Galyen, in Novinger early Saturday morning. She is believed to have been Adair county's oldest resident.
Mrs. Shott was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Harman Novinger, and was born in Dauphin county, Pa., on March 22, 1857. On December 21, 1880, she was married to Jonas Shott at Kirksville.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Ida) Galyen, Novinger; Miss Ollie Shott, Kirksville; Mrs. Julia Swanson, Centerville, Iowa, and Mrs. Cora Weaver, Harrisburg, Pa.; two sons, Ira Shott, Missoula, Mont., and Chris Shott, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Keeifer, 98, and Miss Lucy Novinger, 94, both of Harrisburg, Pa., and Mrs. Ida Warfel, 90, Arnold, Pa.; a brother, Aaron Novinger, 92, Orlando, Fla., and grandchildren reaching into the fifth generation.
Mrs. Shott was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, nine sons, five daughters, six sisters and seven brothers.
She was a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian chruch, which is now known as the Mr. Moriah church, located south of Novinger; a charter member of the Pythian Sisters, of Novinger, and held a life membership in the W.S.C.S. of the Methodist church of Novinger.
Mrs. Shott came to Kirksville in 1880 by railroad from Pennsylvania. Soon after arriving she was married to Mr. Shott. He was born and reared in the county in Pennsylvania where she had been born, but they had never met until she came to this county. After their marriage they moved to a 155-acre farm, which Mr. Shott had owned and lived on for some time, located south of Novinger.
Mr. Shott died in 1902, at the age of 78, and she stayed on the farm with her family until five years ago, when she moved to Novinger to make her home with the daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Galyen.
The body is at the Dee Riley Funeral Home, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Dated Feb 26th, 1954
Mrs. Adaline Van Laninham Dies in Iowa
Former Novinger Woman Was Making Home with Daughter
Mrs. Adaline Van Laningham, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter (Nellie) Scott, at Centerville, Iowa, Friday evening. Mrs. Ban Laningham was formerly of Novinger, but had made her home with her daughter the last few years.
She was the daughter of Jonas and Ann (Wallace) Shott, and was born at Novinger, July 3, 1871. She was married to Daniel Van Laningham, and to this marriage seven children were born.
She is suvived by one daughter, mrs. Scott; five sons, Clarence, of Clifton Mill, Mo., Roy, of The Dales, Ore., Ira and Harry, of Ely, Nev., and Carl of Prscott, Ariz,: two half-brothers, Chris M. Shott, Denver, Colo., and Ira Shott, Missoula, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. William Swanson, Centerville, Iowa; two half sisters, Mrs. Roscoe (Ida) Galyea, Novinger, and Miss Ollie Shott, Kirksville; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, nine brothers and five sisters.
The body will be at the Dee Riley Funeral Home, Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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