A real photo postcard of 524 S. Hall St., Webb City. The house is no longer there.

Old News

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of the Webb City Public Library

Real 1914 life recorded by real photo postcard

We recently acquired a real photo postcard showing the D.C. Julian home located at 524 S. Hall St. The photo was taken on March 28, 1914, and it appears Sarah Jane Julian might be the lady in the front yard.

Sarah Jane Daniel was born on April 3, 1954, in Illinois. She married David Clarkson Julian on Feb. 6, 1877, in Parke County, Ind. 

D.C. Julian was born on June 18, 1850, in Randolph County, N.C. 

The family was living in Vernon County, Missouri, by 1880 and first appeared in Webb City on the 1900 census. In 1910, the Julian family is listed as living at 524 S. Hall Street. 

Prior to his marriage to Sarah Jane Daniel, D.C. was married to a woman named Mary Jane Gregson. They moved to Missouri where Mary Jane died during her second pregnancy. Sarah Jane helped to raise D.C. and Mary’s first child, Anna Julian. 

D.C. and Sarah Jane went on to have six other children: Maude, Clara, Henry C., Lena, Vida and Ray.

Sarah Jane died on Dec. 29, 1918, in Webb City. She is buried in Webb City Cemetery.

D.C. was listed as living in the home at 524 S. Hall in 1920. He died on Feb. 18, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., and is buried in Hermosa Gardens Cemetery in Colton, Calif.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.