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Eighty-Eight School, LAFOE, End of Track
Posted by: Joe Felin (ID *****0894) Date: May 14, 2010 at 07:52:59
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My great grand-parents were married in Scotland in 1866 and came to Webster County, MO about 1869-70? Edward LAFOE or LAFFOE was a rock mason and was involved with building bridges when the Frisco Railroad was built from Lebanon, MO USA to Springfield, MO USA.

Accompnaying them to the USA was his mother-in-law, Eliza BURNS or BYRNE? She may have been killed in a horse runaway when Marshfield was the "the end of track" and she reportedly was buried in a nearby field south of town? Exact location is unknown. A son, Lewis LAFOE was born to Edward and wife in Scotland and married Laura NASH on 19 Sept, 1893. She died in Peabody, KS in 1939.

Edward reportedly donated land for Eighty-Eight School house. He also may have been involved in building the rock fence still standing at the Marshfield, MO Cemetery.

Thanks to various sources of information, especially the caretakers at Welch Cemetery, we recently had tombstones installed for Edward, his wife Eliza and two daughters. The three sons of this couple all moved west. We do have limited information on them. Will exchange/share.

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