Photos of Residents

 If you have a photo to share, please mail it to: Karen Findley, PO Box 942, Oak Grove, MO 64075 or

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

Courtesy of

Jackson County Historical Society Archives

Virginia's Antiques

Courtesy of

Focus on Oak Grove Newspaper

Virginia Middleton

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Focus on Oak Grove Newspaper

Elbert and Everette Johnson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
She was married to Willim Edward Walraven
Mabel & Minis (Pete) Day
Minis owned the Chevrolet dealership in Oak Grove
Ida May Walraven Day
Daughter of Thomas Berkley Walraven and Catherine Worley
Day Family
Ida May Walraven Day and her family
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
Article from newspaper
The article can be found in the Oak Grove Historical Society newsletter (December 2012)
Mr & Mrs Ted Love
Lawrence & Ethel Grace Westerberg
Lawrence & Ethel Grace (Love) Westerberg
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
Given to us by Donna Brillhart
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
Given to us by Donna Brillhart
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Estella Littell Walraven

She was married to Willim Edward Walraven