Photos of Residents

 If you have a photo to share, please mail it to: 

Oak Grove Historical Society, 1300 S Broadway, Oak Grove, MO 64075 or

email us at oghistory@yahoo.com. 

Please be sure to include your name and a brief message about the photo for the caption.

Noah and Lizzie's home.jpg

Noah and Lizzie Hutchens were the original owners of the house that later became Virginia's Antiques.  

Courtesy of

Jackson County Historical Society Archives

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Virginia's Antiques

Courtesy of

Focus on Oak Grove Newspaper

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Virginia Middleton

Courtesy of

Focus on Oak Grove Newspaper

Elbert and Everette Johnson
Elbert and Everette Johnson
Bill and Minnie Minter
Bill and Minnie Minter

This photo was taken at 105 West 10th Street in 1911. Pictured is Bill Minter and his wife, Minnie Elizabeth Reader Minter.

Mr. and Mrs. George Morris family
Mr. and Mrs. George Morris family

This photo was taken on a farm south of Oak Grove in 1911. Pictured are Mr. and Mrs.George Morris and three of their youngest children. They had nine children.

Minnie Reader Minter
Minnie Reader Minter

This photo is of Minnie (Williamson) Reader born in New Orleans, LA Feb 8, 1851 on the way to Missouri from Germany. Parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Reader who changed their name to Reeder. Minnie Reader married James William Minter in October 23, 1873.

William and Minnie Minter's Home
William and Minnie Minter's Home

This picture was taken in Oak Grove, MO at the Minter's family home just west of the main street on the north side of the railroad tracks. It was probably taken in the 1920's or early 1930's. In the front seated are James William Minter and Minnie Minter. Second Row: Ira Minter (twim), Gertrude Minter Graham, Will Minter, Lee Minter Dorsey, Joe Minter, Ida MInter Ryan and "Bud" Walter Minter.

Modern Woodmen of Oak Grove
Modern Woodmen of Oak Grove

Shared by Linda (Johnson) Oliver Top: N.R. Holcomb - F.B.; A.J. Adair - Venerable Consul; F.A. Burkhart - W.A. Second Row: Alonzo Patison - Chaptata; N.M. Shore - Clerk; J.M. Turpin - Sentry; A.W. Mann - Camp Physician; S.S. Myers - C.P. Third Row: Dudley Owings; Eugene Gibson - Watchman; John Maxwell - Chief Forester

1947 Officers Oak Grove Chapter 407
1947 Officers Oak Grove Chapter 407

Shared by Larry Philpott Back Row (left to right) Mrs. Bozarth, Grace Perry, Janice Philpott, Mrs. Hutchings, Ida Miller, Tom Hall, Mary Williams, unknown, Anna Belle Peck, Florence Gray Front Row: Mary Moore, Mrs. Grubb, Mrs. Hall, Virginia Perry, Elmer Perry, Lesta George, Ben Colvin, unknown

Oak Grove Chapter No 407
Oak Grove Chapter No 407

Shared by Larry Philpott Back Row: unknown, unknown, Mrs. Bozarth, Grace Perry, unknown, Janice Philpott, Mrs. Hutchings, Ida Miller, Mary Williams, Tom Hall, unknown, Mary Moore, Anna Belle Peck, Florence Gray, Mrs. Grubb, unknown, Mrs. Tom Hall From Row: unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Virginia Perry, Elmer Perry, Gene Perry, unknown, Lesta George, Ben Colvin

Estella Littell Walraven
Estella Littell Walraven

She was married to Willim Edward Walraven

Mabel & Minis (Pete) Day
Mabel & Minis (Pete) Day

Minis owned the Chevrolet dealership in Oak Grove

Ida May Walraven Day
Ida May Walraven Day

Daughter of Thomas Berkley Walraven and Catherine Worley

Day Family
Day Family

Ida May Walraven Day and her family

Hix and Hi
Hix and Hi

Hix and Hi George lived and fought during the Civil War Hix (Hicks) and Hi(Hiriam) George are the sons of David and Elizabeth George. You can read about John Hicks George and his family in the book, “History of Jackson County, MO” by W. Z. Hickman. Photo supplied by John and Marilyn George

Judge Vermillion
Judge Vermillion

Judge Vermillion Article from newspaper The article can be found in the Oak Grove Historical Society newsletter (December 2012)

Mr & Mrs Ted Love
Mr & Mrs Ted Love
Lawrence & Ethel Grace Westerberg
Lawrence & Ethel Grace Westerberg

Lawrence & Ethel Grace (Love) Westerberg

Lawrence Westerberg presented plaque
Lawrence Westerberg presented plaque

Lawrence drove a Greyhound bus. He was honored for helping with a rescue. Ethel and Lawrence had four children (Anne, Linda, Helen, and Ernie). Ethel (Love) Westerberg worked for the telephone company. Their daughter supplied a copy of photos about the family that were displayed on a board at the Oak Grove All School Reunion. Photo supplied by Anne (Westerberg) Hallier

R. E. Livesay
R. E. Livesay

Given to us by Donna Brillhart

Greenville Hulse
Greenville Hulse

Given to us by Donna Brillhart Greenville Hulse was a farmer and a real estate dealer. There is an earlier photo and a biographical sketch of him in the book, “History of Jackson County, MO” by W. Z. Hickman.

Marion Webb
Marion Webb

Given to us by Donna Brillhart