Weant, Kenneth. Lafayette County, Missouri Obituaries, 1891-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data:
Weant, Kenneth. Lafayette County, Missouri 3665 Deaths Reported in The Higginsville Advance, 3 January 1891 to 22 December 1905. Weant, Kenneth. Lafayette County, Missouri 5245 Deaths Reported in The Higginsville Advance, 8 January 1906 to 24 December 1920.
Located east of Independence, Missouri, Lafayette County was created in 1820 as Lillard County and renamed in 1825. This database is a collection of obituary and death notices from a local newspaper, the Higginsville Advance. It contains the names of over 9200 persons who died between 1891 and 1920. Information provided includes the decedent's name, death location, date of death, and date of issue. Many records also reveal the person's age or date of birth. As with many rural newspapers, it includes the names of many people who lived in surrounding counties, making this a valuable source of information regarding Missouri residents.