Dr. Courtney Kisat, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, SEMO University, Cape Girardeau, MO visited the genealogy room of the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society in the Riverside Regional Library, Benton, MO. She is conducting research on the Poor Farms in Missouri. She met with Lois Spalding, member of the Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society, who shared the history and pictures she has on the Scott County Poor Farm. The Spalding family
supervised the Scott County Poor Farm in the early 1920's through the 1940's. The Poor Farm closed in the 1950's.
The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society held their Christmas Party, Sunday, December 4, 016 at the historical home of Dr. Clarence D. Mary Howie in Morley, MO. We were honored to have their granddaughter and great granddaughters present. We would like to thank the current owners, Brent & Cheri Powell, for opening their house to the public so we could learn about our history and ancestors. We had 57 members and guests visit this home at the Christmas Party.
Dr. Clarence D. & Mary Howie Harris
Susan Bailey, President welcoming members & guests
Sue Vogelsanger, granddaugher of Dr. Clarence D. and Mary Howie Harris telling stories of her life growing up in this home.
Lois Spalding giving a presentation on the Harris Family.
Sue Vogelsanger (second from left) and great granddaughers of Dr. Clarence D. and Mary Howie Harris
The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, MO. We had another interesting and informative program. Everyone enjoyed this program.