I saw a reference to an area of Wayne Co. that was once known as Davisdon's Blue Springs. Iknow that the following relative was in Stoddard County and Ripley County as a steam engine operator.
Looking for information on Charles Olson (wife-Ida) who ran a steam traction engine and supposedly managed two lumber businesses in the Blue Springs area during the period of 1890 to 1892. He and wife had a child (name or sex not known) that died and wife also died soon after, both probably buried in that area. Olson arrived in Missouri from Sweden via Bond Co., Illinois. Wife's maiden name was Ida Bryant (Illinois 1870) Charles returned to Illinois sometime in 1892 after Ida's death. No info in Missouri death/birth/stillborn records that match. Obit would be wonderful if papers from that time span exist. I have not located any databases for cemeteries, but could be overlooking them.
George L. Boiseglboise@comcast.net