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Hornersville, Missouri: Buster Brown's Grave Team Field Report

Hornersville Cemetery

S. School St., Hornersville, MO
Southwest of town. From Hwy 164 turn left (south) at the gas station just west of town onto CR 657/S. School St. Hornersville Cemetery is a mile south, on the left. The grave is about halfway back.
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Buster Brown's Grave

A big tombstone for the local little person who became famous as Buster Brown, spokesman for Buster Brown shoes. Report...

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Hometown of Buster Brown (Major Ray)

I was looking up Major Ray (Buster Brown's grave). I am from Hornersville, MO -- born and raised there. Major Ray was my Grandmother's first cousin. She told stories of when he and his wife lived in a house, where the Bapist Parsonage is no, and had miniature furniture. She said they put two beds together so she could spend the night. My Grandmother lived in Hornersville I suppose her whole life. Her name was Cassie (Ray) Dean-Mizell.

Also,the famous Wicker BBQ sauce was patented and made in Hornersville, Missouri for years. A man by the name of Peck Wicker made it -- he also had a screened-in, saw dust floor to cook and serve his BBQ -- probably in about 1980. The sauce was made in Hornersville, but the buyers sold the recipe and patent on this to a company in Memphis, TN.

[Alma Strickland, 01/12/2003]

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