Hornersville, Missouri: Buster Brown's Grave

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Hornersville Cemetery

Address:
S. School St., Hornersville, MO
Directions:
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.

Buster Brown's Grave
A big tombstone for the local little person who became famous as Buster Brown, spokesman for Buster Brown shoes. Roadsideamerica.com 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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