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Homer J. and Maude (Wisdom) Pickett

, Wray
Joseph Pickett 1844-1917 is buried in Audrain County, with Mary Ellen Pickett 1847-1935.
"Mary Ellen Pickett's maiden name was Palmer, she was the daughter of James Palmer and Mary Jane Dawson Palmer. She married Joseph C Pickett on October 8, 1868 in Scott County, Illinois..."


In 1880 Audrain County, Missouri, Thomas Wisdom is 36, farming, born in North Carolina?, with Mattie 36, also North Carolina. John 11, Joseph 10, Wilma 6, Hamilton 2, and Katie two months.

Thomas S. Wisdom and Martha E. Gant had Gussie Wisdom on October 22, 1882 in Centralia, Missouri, later marrying a Fagg.

Martha Emile (Gant) Wisdom 1848-1890 is buried in Mexico, Missouri # 35391813.

Thomas Smith Wisdom 1843-1925 is buried in Mexico, Missouri # 21310091, "son of James Madison Wisdom and Catherine Turner"

Homer Jepsy Pickett was born April 16, 1879.

In 1910 Audrain County, Missouri, Homer is 30, married seven years to Maud 25, with Ola Blanche 5 and Thomas Ray one month, all born in Missouri.

1911 Mexico, Missouri "On account of the stormy weather Homer Pickett's sale was postponed until Friday. Several from here attended the sale. Things generally sold well."

January 4, 1912 "Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett arrived Tuesday from Centralia, Mo., and will make their home in Yuma county, having rented John Wisdom's farm west of town. Mrs. Pickett is a sister of Mrs. Wisdom."

January 1912 "H. J. Pickett, who is on the John Wisdom farm purchased Coral Willis's grey team Tuesday."

February 1913 "Joe Wisdom of a few miles west of town was seen at this place on Monday. Homer Pickett, who lives west of town was seen at this place on Monday."

July 1913 " H. S. Cosby and wife entertained at an elaborate dinner Sunday. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett and children, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Price and little son, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wisdom and Mr. Lamar."

1913 "That stork bird certainly favors Prospect Hills, having brought a fine eight-pound baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett on August 29."

July 1914 "Thomas Wisdom of Centralia, Mo., is expected the first of next week for a visit with his sons, John and Joe Wisdom, and his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Pickett, and their families."


December 1916 "Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett will leave today for their former home in Missouri to spend Christmas. Mr. Pickett's father is not well this winter, and they make the trip particularly at this time to pay him a visit."

February 22, 1917 "Homer Pickett, who was called to Missouri three weeks ago by the death of his father, arrived home Monday evening."
May 1917
June 28, 1917

In 1920 Yuma County, Homer is farming, 39, with Maude 34, Ola 15, and Thomas 9, all born in MIssouri. Carl 6 was born in Colorado.
The 1922 directory has "Pickett, H J, Farmer, PO Wray, 1911, Born Missouri 1881, married Maude Wisdom, three children."

In 1930 Monroe County, Missouri, Homer is farming 50, with Maud 44, and Carl 16.

Maude is divorced in 1940 Audrain County, a practical nurse, living alone.

1951 Mexico, Missouri "Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett of Mexico were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ute Fagg."
(Homer might have remarried?)

March 1952 "Mrs. Ada Allen was honored on her Toth birthday Saturday evening when her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Willingham entertained a few friends and relatives at her home. Those attending the party were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hall and children. Mr. and Mrs. Estil Mundy, Mr. and Mrs. Lester McFarling, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pickett and Stokley Savior of Mexico and Mrs. Mary Davidson of Laddpnia. The evening was spent in playing bingo with the winners receiving awards."

Maudie Lee (Wisdom) Pickett 1885-1974 # 123332957 is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Mexico, Misouri.

July 8, 1974 Mexico, Missouri "Mrs. Maudie Lee Pickett, 89, Mexico, died Monday at 2:45 a.m. at the Audrain Medical Center where she had been a patient since May 18. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Jones of Friendship Baptist Church officiating and the Rev. George Wraith of the First Christian Church assisting. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Audrain County on Apr. 10,1885, the former Miss Maudie Lee Wisdom was the daughter of Thomas S. and Martha E. Gant Wisdom.
On Feb. 11, 1903, she was married to Homer J. Pickett in Centralia. He died on Apr. 6, 1967.
Mrs. Pickett lived most of her life in Audrain County and was a member of the Christian Church. In Centralia she was a member of the O.E.S., chapter 195.
Survivors are one son, Carl J. Pickett of Mexico; one daughter, Mrs. Chester Allen of Mexico; and one sister, Mrs. Ute Fagg of Centralia.
One son, and several brothers and sisters preceded her in death. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arnold Funeral Home."

"1967 Deaths: April 6, Homer Pickett, 87"

April 6, 1967 " Homer Picket*. 87, of 216 E.Jackson St., died at 3:15 am. today at the Audrain Hospital ... became ill last week and was taken to the hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arnold funeral home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Audrain County April 16. 1879, Mr. Pcikett was Joseph C. and Mary Palmer Pickett. On February 11, 1903. he was married toM aude Lee Wisdom, who survives. Surviving with his wife are son, Carl Pickett of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Allen of Mexico; a grandson and a great grand son.
Three brothers, a sister and a son preceded him in death."

So is Homer J. 1879-1967 # 123027899. "Son of Joseph C Pickett and Mary Ellen Palmer Pickett"

Married Maude Lee Wisdom on February 11, 1903 in Audrain County, Missouri, later divorced"

Octobr 1, 1930 Mexico, Missouri "Alfred Ellis, who was dangerously injured Saturday about midnight when he was mysteriously shot near the heart, was still in an unconscious condition at the Audrain County hospital in Mexico late yesterday, according to reports received from Paris. Physicians attending him are now holding out great hopes for his recovery, though. It is reported that Ellis regains consciousness for a minute or so once in a while, and that Wednesday afternon he asked for his mother, who was permitted to see him for a few moments at that time. At another time it is said that he told his brother that he knew the guilty parties, but was not ready to tell who they were. The injured man has a severe bruise on his head, it is reported, and it is thought that this bruise may be the explanation for his failure to regain consciousness. On account of his condition it has been impossible to remove the bullet from his body. He still remains extremely delirious and it has been necessary to place him in a fourth straight jacket. He has worn out and struggled from three of these. Authorities are still working on the case in the hopes of uncovering some definite information concerning what actually took place. Carl Pickett, former Mexico youth who now lives about four miles southwest of Paris, was questioned Tuesday as to his whereabouts Saturday night, and then released, at least temporarily. Pickett is said to have stated that he had left Mexico at about 11 o'clock the night og the shooting with three other Mexico boys, but he would not reveal the names of these three boys. So far authorities have not yet been able to secure any information as to who these three were."

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