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"William Cutler killed - Wayne County Journal, November 29, 1906

William Cutler of Mill Spring was accidentally killed while braking for the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Ry. Near Ardeola Friday night about 10o’clock. The train was making the run from Hoxie to Illmo over the Cotton
Belt and young Cutler got off to throw a switch to let another train pass when the accident happened. He was taken to Dexter that night but died before day. He was a grandson of Capt. W. T. Leeper. "

"AUGUST 21, 1902 WAYNE CO JOURNAL Mill Spring Items
CORRESPONDENCE - Mill Spring Items

W. T. Leeper and D. N. Holladay attended the second annual encampment of the Grand Army of Tennesseans at Greenville last week.

Mrs. Hattie Padgett, who spent the week with her brother, D. N. Holladay, returned to St. Louis Sunday

Frank Philips and his sister Miss Marie visited the family of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Leeper last week."

Leeper a small unincorporated community at the Junction of Mo 34 and Mo 49 south of Piedmont in Millspring Township Wayne County was named after Capt. Leeper.

The WESTERN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION - ROLLA and the Fort Davidson Interpretive Center has an interesting array of telegrams to,from, and about Leeper that were recorded at Pilot Knob during 1862 - 63. "These are telegrams sent and received by Col. John B. Gray, commander of the Un­ion post at Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. The dispatches include communications with district head­quar­ters at St. Louis, and with detachments throughout southeastern Missouri, especially those at Freder­icktown, Patterson, Van Buren, and Barnesville. The telegrams cover the pe­riod from No­vember 1862 to April 1863." These are not in the Official Records.

He died of dementia at age 89 in May 1912 and is buried on his farm in Wayne County, see death certificate at
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#search

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