Mr. and Mrs. Frank Featherstun were prominent in the social and civic affairs of early Seneca.
Their children were as follows: Agnes Jeannetta (28 August 1856 - 25 October 1930) was married to William H. Mitchell. Mitchell and Dr. H. L. Porter erected a building with offices and a lodge hall on the upper story.
He was a member of the city council, a Democrat, member of I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W. lodge, a school director and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born 9 December 1846. To this union were born Norman E.
Mitchell (1878-1937). His first wife was Janett Harvey. He married Inez Moore in 1905 and she died 1909. They had one child, Norma Mitchell, born 19 November 1907. Norma married Erin 0. Chase and they had one child. Nancy, born 3 November 1930. Norman's third wife was Iva. They adopted a child, Julia. Harry M. Mitchell (1877-1920) married Helen (?) and they had one child. Marcelle, who married James Borg. Rhoda J. Mitchell (1880-1969), was the second wife of John Tobein, banker in Seneca for many years. Another daughter of the Frank Featherstuns was Rhoda (11 May 1856 - May 1887). She was married to Matt Murdock, who was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and came to Seneca at an early age. He was very active in Newton County and in the growth of Seneca. He was one of the organizers of the Seneca Artesian Water Company, one of the directors of the bank of Seneca from its organization and for about 40 years, had a meat market where the present bank is. He had a slaughter-house, an .ice cutting and storing business, and sold meat to the Indian Agency in the Territory.
Not much is known about John Lewis Featherstun (13 September 1860) except that he was in business with his father, Frank, at one time a butcher for Matt Murdock, and played the Bull Fiddle for Saturday night dances in McGannon's Hall.
Charles Tony Featherstun (1 March 1863 - 29 February 1920) was married to Mary Victoria Cochran (8 October 1862 - 28 Mary 1948). Her mother was Louisa Adelaid (Caruthers) Bass, whose parents were Cynthia (Majors) Caruthers and John Caruthers. Louisa was first married to William Jasper Cochran (Mary Victoria's parents), then later married Sam Bass. Her stone reads 28 October 1835 - 3 December 1913.
Charles and Mary's first child was Irene (21 January 1891 - 1975), who married Charles Saft (29 April 1883 - November 1944). Saft was a very prominent merchant, having a furniture and general store and undertaking
business in Seneca many years. Their children were: Carl Saft, born 29 August 1922 and Ruby Saft, born 9 September 1929.
Flossye Este was born 13 November 1887 and died 15 January 1953. She was married to LeRoy Brady, born 23 February 1888. Their children were as follows: Mary Alice, born 7 March 1915 and married Albert Tourtillott;
Virginia Lee, born 28 August 1917 and married Thomas S. Hoare, Jr.; Laura, born 9 September 1919 and married Harvey Pate; Howard Alien (Bud), born 24 July 1921 and married Carol Cumberland; Roy Randall (Babe), born 10 October 1923 and married to Jane Rhine and Connie V. Knight.
The account of their wedding taken from the Seneca News, is as follows:
"On Monday, June 12th at their home, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Featherstun gave their daughter, Flossye, in marriage to Mr. LeRoy Brady of Joplin, Missouri. The Rev. W.W. Hess of Neosho performed the ring ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The