Hume, Missouri

Hume is a small mining town in Southwestern Bates County, Missouri. It is just a few miles from the Kansas state line. I lived in Hume for several years as a child when my father was the Music Teacher and Superintendent of Schools there.

Here are a few Hume items that I have collected:


Hume Stock Show, 1908.

The Gentleman's Driving Event at an early Hume Stock Show.

North Side of the Hume Square, circa 1908

Hume Methodist Church South, 1911

Minister: T. H. Clayton

Hume Christian Church, 1911

A pretty Hume Advertising Card.

Here's a Hume alumni card from 1900 by MKB. It was apparently sung to the tune "Red, White, and Blue." Check the verses to see what the school colors were.

The Kansas City Southern Depot in 1968

Just a pretty greeting card from Hume.

People who received cards like this from Hume must have been given the impression that Hume was quite a city with the tall buildings in the background. This card was also probably rather risque for the time with the young lady showing an ankle!

Hanna Brothers had the best corn at the Hume Stock Show.

A very old ticket.

We have created a second Hume page for submitted photos.

Click here to read some Hume Memories.

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Barbara J. Marlow Irwin passed away August 21, 2009. I am her husband, Lyndon Irwin, and I maybe able to answer simple questions, but please be aware that these are not my lines. So if you are wondering what the source of a certain item might be, its likely I won't know.

The background music playing is "Eugenia Rag"