a post-graduate course for two years, and then taught one year in the same college, under Dr, William S. Ryland.
She has never married and since the death of her stepmother has been housekeeper at the home with her father. She is a memher of the Independence chapter "Daughters of the Confederacy" and takes an active interest in its work. She would join the Daughters of the Revolution but there is no chapter in Independence.
WILLIE T., son of Wm. T. and Margaret (Hawkins) Hearne. born in Fayette Co., Ky., June 3, 1864, grew up on the farm, and was educated at Lexington, Ky., in a select school for boys, conducted by Professors Thos. B and William L. Threlkeld. He always had a great aptness for tools, and has grown to be a proficient carpenter without serving regularly at the trade. Dec. 1891, he married Miss Mamie Cloak, of Shelby Co., Ky., and farmed one year in Clay Co., Mo. When his wife died, Oct., 1892, he sold out and went to Bloomfield, Ky., where he took charge of the Bloomfield, nurseries owned by S. Merrifield. Mr. Merrifield died in about eighteen months and the nurseries changed hands, and Willie Hearne went up in central Ky., where he built tobacco barns till the spring of 1895, when he returned to his Laterís in Independence, Mo. When just entering his "teens" he united with the Baptist Church, and became an earnest and faithful worker.
Sept. 2, 1896, he married Miss Itasca (called Tassie) Chiles, of Independence, Mo., and went at once to Kansas City to live where be is a contractor and builder, and is doing a large business. His home is 504 Fulton avenue, and lie and his wife are members of Independence Avenue Baptist Church. Children: Cannon Chiles, born July 9, 1897: Mary. born Sept. 20, 1901, and Lewis Rowland, born Feb. 18, 1903. The children are all bright and promising.
Jan., 1907. when less than ten years of age. Cannon C. made an intelligent profession of religion and united with Baptist Church.
WILLIAM T. HEARNE married a second wife, Jennie Cassa Barkley. May 7, 1868. Children: Lizzie, born Sept. 13, 1869, died Sept. 1, 1893; Frank B., born Sept. 24, 1871; died, Feb. 15, 1904.
Jennie Barkley, wife of William T, Hearne, was born Aug. 3d, 1835; was the daughter of James E. and Elizabeth (Pitts) Barkley, of Jessamine Co., Ky.
James F. Barkley's father was named Samuel, and his mother
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 Cannon Chiles Hearne was head of the International Agriculture Development Agency. This office put him third man down from the secretary of Agriculture during the Eisenhower administration. Cannon died in 1971. His son John's daughter Sarah Hearne Steelman is currently Missouri State Senator and is running for Missouri State Treasurer on the Republican ticket. [source: Mary F (Hearne) Hill ]
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