McCOOK REPUBLICAN NEWS 1913

 

WEDDINGS:

Richard-Lane - Sunday night, December 29, Chas. Richard of McCook, and Miss Adeline Lane, of Holdrege were married at the home of Rev. H.B. Allen, pastor of the Presbyterian church. They departed the same evening for Chicago to spend their honeymoon. Mr. Richard is employed in the Western Union Telegraph office and has made a host of friends while here who join The Republican in wishing them much happiness. They will make their future home in McCook, occupying the cottage at 509 E. Third St. Friday 3 Jan 1913

Peterson-Anderson-Miss Bessie Peterson, formerly of this city, where she grew from a little girl to a young lady, was married to William R. Anderson in Kansas City, December 26, 1912. The following is copied from The Excelsior Springs, Missouri in which place she and sister and mother, Mrs. Balew, have been running the Chadwick Hotel since leaving here: Miss Bess Peterson and Mr. William R. (Bill) Anderson were married at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the White Hotel in Kansas City. The bride’s mother and sister of this city attended and there were also a number of Trenton, Mo., friends of the groom in the party. Details of the ceremony could not be obtained on account of the limited time before The Call went to press. The bride has been one of the proprietors of the Chadwick Hotel for the past three years and more recently has conducted the Keister school of dressmaking, and is popular among number of friends. “Bill” Anderson was formerly connected with the Roanoke Lumber Co., and was chief of the fire department for one year. He is now living at Trenton, where he manages a lumber business, but retains a host of warm friends here who will join The Call in extending congratulations on his good fortune and wishing a long and happy married life for him and his Bride. Friday 10 Jan 1913

 

 

Rankin-Nelms - On Sunday afternoon January 12 at the home of Mr. And Mrs. S.B. Rankin southwest of this city, occurred a beautiful home wedding when their daughter Clara and Charles L. Nelms were united in marriage in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few of their intimate friends by the Rev. A.A. Robertson. The young bride was charming in a simple white gown and carried a white bouquet. She is a very popular and accomplished young lady and was teaching her second term of school in the home district. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Joe E. Nelms of this city. He is employed by the Burlington and bears a splendid reputation. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the guests were served with an excellent turkey dinner. A number of beautiful gifts consisting of silverware, linen and china were presented to the happy young couple. Their many friends wish them much joy and happiness. Friday 17 Jan 1913

Married in Lincoln - Sunday, January 18, occurred the wedding of Miss Katherine Wacker, of McCook, and Mr. J.W. Maxwell of Sioux City, Iowa, at the home of E.E. Carie, in Lincoln. Mrs. Maxwell returned to her home Monday where she will remain a few days before leaving Sioux City where they will make their future home. Mrs. Maxwell is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Wacker of McCook, and is well known and liked having been raised here. Mr. Maxwell is a traveling salesman for Cudahy. They will make a short trip to Chicago before beginning house keeping. The well wishes of their many friends accompany them. Friday 24 Jan 1913

Clark-Hinshaw - Tuesday morning Miss Anna Clark and Harry E. Hinshaw were united in marriage at St. Patrick’s Church, having for Mr. Hinshaw’s home in Indianola immediately after the ceremony. Dr. A.J. Colfer and the bride’s half sister Miss Frances Eagen attended the bridal couple. Mrs. Hinshaw is the daughter of Mrs. Eagen and is well known and admired by a large circle of friends. Mr. Hinshaw is employed by the company at this place and is well and favorable known. Their many friends join the Republican in wishing them much happiness. After a short wedding trip they will return to McCook. Friday 24 Jan 1913

Merle-Mellinger - Mr. And Mrs. Charles Merle of Omaha, have sent out announcements of the marriage of their daughter, Hazel Emily to Dr. Frank S. Mellinger, of Omaha, which took place in All Saints Episcopal church in that city Saturday, February 15, 1913, Rev. T.J. Mackey, officiating. The wedding was a quiet affair only a few friends were present, among whom was Mrs. A.C. Davis, of this city who is visiting at the Merle home. The bride was dressed in a traveling suit of blue with hat to match and wore a corsage bouquet of pink and white sweet peas. The bride and groom left soon after the ceremony for a short visit in in Kansas City, and will be at home to their friends after March 15, in Omaha where they will reside. Mrs. Mellinger lived with her parents in this city several years. She graduated from the high school here in the class of 1909, and was one of the prettiest of McCook’s many beautiful young ladies and one of the leading spirits of the young set while here. After graduating she was librarian in the public library for a year, resigning when her parents moved to Omaha. The groom is a very popular young dentist of the Nebraska metropolis. The many friends here of the bride with whom The Republican joins, wish the happy young couple a long and prosperous life. Friday 21 Feb 1913

Clamp-Edwards - Harry C. Edwards of this city and Miss Augusta Clamp, were married at the German Lutheran parsonage Wednesday afternoon by the pastor. The best wishes of their many friends are extended to the young couple for a long and prosperous future. Friday 9 Mar 1913

Will Hesket and Goldia Smith both of Coleman Precinct were married at McCook, Monday morning, April 14th by the Judge. In the evening they gave a party to fifty or more friends, all seemed to enjoy themselves fine. Music and dancing was the order of the evening. They received some nice and useful presents. Friday 25 Apr 1913

Rankin-Neeley - Saturday evening, April 12, 1913, Miss Frances A. Rankin, and Mr. Chester B. Neeley, of Lake View, Ia., were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. S.B. Rankin, south of this city, in the presence of the relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties, Rev. A.A. Robertson, of the Congregational church officiating. The bride has lived here several years and is highly respected by all who know her, and has many friends. The groom is engaged in stock raising and farming near Lake View, Ia., to which place he went from this county and has many friends in McCook. The happy young couple left Saturday night for their home in Iowa, taking with them the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends in this vicinity for a long and prosperous life. Friday 25 Apr 1913

James Archibald Carmichael and Bernice Toogood, were married by Rev. Bader, at the parsonage, in Denver, on April 14th., and after spending a few days honeymoon in that city, returned to Indianola on No. 14 last Friday evening. Not a word was given to friends or relatives of their intentions before leaving, and the affair was a complete surprise. Friday 9 May 1913

Just before going to press we learned that the friends of Susie Malleck had a miscellaneous shower at the home of John Reiter’s last night were she received many useful presents, and today she and Walt Helm drove to McCook and were married by Judge Colfer. Wm. Malleck and Lulu McNell accompanied them. This young couple is well and favorably known in these parts. Friday 16 May 1913

Joseph Behnke and Macy Teel were married yesterday morning in the Catholic Church. Clarence Shirley and Martha Behnke acting as best man and best maid. These young people have grown up in the community some nine miles north of town and both are highly spoken of by all who know them. Mrs. Behnke taught school and Mr. Behnke is a successful farmer. Friday 16 May 1913

We are informed that a wedding occurred yesterday in the east side of the county, five miles east of Bartley, when Miss Julia Finch, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Finch, was united in marriage to Mr. Rush Barber, son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Barber. Friday 30 May 1913

Miss Dorothy McCord and Mr. Manford Brown were united in marriage at McCook, Tuesday, May 20th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. A.F. McCord, of this place, and the groom is the sons of Mr. And Mrs. D.S. Brown, also of Bartley. Friday 30 May 1913

McCook Girl Marries - Mabel Smith, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J.M. Smith, was married to Leon E. Martin at Valentine Wednesday, May 21, 1913. The bride who lived here almost all her life, went to Brownlee with her parents when they took a homestead there and has been teaching school for the past two years. The groom owns a stock ranch near Brownlee, raising horses and cattle. Her many friends here wish the happy couple a long and prosperous life. Friday 30 May 1913

Daugherty-Barker - Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock Miss Elizabeth A. Daugherty and Mr. Joseph D. Barker were united in marriage at St. Patrick’s church, Rev. Father Barry officiating. Both are well known and highly respected young people of this city. The bride has lived here for years and has been teaching in county schools several terms. The groom is in the employ of the railroad company in the tin shop as pipe fitter. Miss Helen Randall was bride’s maid and Arthur O’Rourke was groom’s man. After the ceremony the bridal party had a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride’s mother, and the happy couple left at 10 o’clock for a trip to Denver and the mountains. The best wishes of a host of friends are extended to the newlyweds. Friday 27 Jun 1913

 

 

 

Culbertson - From the Banner, Wednesday, June 26, at high noon, occurred the wedding of two young people who are leaders in the young people’s society of the German Evangelical church. The contracting parties were Amelia, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Fahrenbruch, and Mr. Harry Wacker, son of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Wacker. They left on No. 16, the following morning for a trip to Lincoln, Omaha and eastern points and will be at home to their friends in the Knowles; cottage after July 20. Friday 4 Jul 1913

Wednesday morning at the home of Mr. And Mrs. George Deitz, east of Culbertson, occurred the marriage of their daughter Margaret to Mr. William Brahm. They will for the present reside with the groom’s parents northwest of Culbertson, Friday 4 Jul 1913

Wells-Enright - Earl Enright, son of Mr. And Mrs. T.F. Enright, of this city, who just graduated from the Annapolis Naval academy in the class of 1913, was married to Miss Lillian Wells at the home of the bride’s parents in Annapolis. The many friends here of the groom extend to the happy young couple their best wishes for successful life. The groom leaves his bride in a short time for a trip around the world in one of the war vessels and will be absent about two years. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Charles Junker and Helen Holiday were married at Kansas City the latter part of last week where they were greeted by their many friends and by the boys in a old time charivari. We failed to learn where they intent to make their future abiding place. Here’s hoping that happiness and success is in store for them. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Kubat-Morosic - Wednesday morning Mrs. Sofia Kubat of Hayes Springs, Nebraska, and Mike Morosic, of Indianola, were married by County Judge Colfer. The bridegroom is one of the old residents of this county and is 74 years of age. The bride is a buxom lady of 55. The Republican wishes the happy couple years of congenial life together, and that they be happy comforters to each other in their old age. Friday 18 Jul 1913

Krieger-Sinner - Wednesday afternoon a pretty wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. C.J. Kreiger on Third street west when their daughter, Marie M. was married to Mr. E. Sinner, Rev. G.L. Henckelman of Lincoln formerly pastor here officiating. The bride is a very estimable young lady, who has been employed in the telegraph office here for several years, and has many friends. The groom is a clerk in Wagner’s grocery and an industrious, courteous young man, well liked by those who know him. After the ceremony the bridal party and guests partook of an excellent dinner. The bride and groom were the recipients of many nice and useful presents. The happy couple left at 5 o’clock for a wedding trip to Hastings and the eastern part of the state. They will return in a week and make their home in this city. The Republican joins their many friends in congratulations and good wishes for their future happiness. Friday 1 Aug 1913

McKeever-Barritt - Married Wednesday morning at 9:15 at the residence of the groom’s parents, Mrs. And Mr. W.W. Barritt, of this city. Only the relatives were present. Lloyd D. Barritt and Miss Francis McKeever, Rev. D.L. McBride officiating. Lloyd has been in partnership with his father in the livery business for three years past and is a worthy and energetic young business man. Miss McKeever has been for two years the efficient chief operator in the telephone exchange in this city. They left on No. 12 Wednesday for their future home on a ranch near Wray, Colorado, accompanied by the heartiest good wishes of a host of friends. Friday 8 Aug 1913

Vanderwort-Yeager - Last Friday, Miss Pearl Vanderwort of Indianola, and Martin Yeager of this city went to Trenton and were married and announced the fact to their friends when they returned. Friday 8 Aug 1913

George VanPelt and Miss Ora Payne were married at the bride’s home in Trinidad, Colo., at 3 o’clock Thursday July 24, 1913. The near relatives including the groom’s sister Miss Mae VanPelt of this vicinity were witnesses. The happy young couple will make Trinidad their home where he has employment for a long time as street car conductor. Friday 8 Aug 1913

From the Inter-Ocean - At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. A.J. Mecham, in Bartley, on Wednesday, August 6, Mr. William L. Rittenburg and Miss Ella Esther Mecham were united in marriage, Rev G.R. Miller officiating. After congratulations, the guests were seated in the dining room where a three course supper was served. The groom is chief engineer in a factory at Ralston, Nebraska. He has grown to young manhood in this vicinity, and has proven his worthiness. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. And Mrs. A.J. Mecham and has grown to womanhood here. The best wishes of a host of friends go with these young people to Ralston, Neb., where they will be at home after September 1. Friday 15 Aug 1913

Sawyer-Underhill - Married on Monday August 11, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. E.C. Underhill, John Underhill and Miss Udora Sawyer of Indianola, Neb., Rev. D.L. McBride officiating. The groom is employed in the Burlington pumping plant. They will make their home in McCook. Friday 15 Aug 1913

Lebanon - From the Advertiser -A very wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Blair at 6 o’clock, Wednesday evening, August 13, when their daughter, Ethel Gave was united in marriage to Claud R. Johnson of Wilsonville. At the close of the ceremony congratulations were extended after which a two course luncheon was served to about thirty five relatives and friends by the bride’s sisters assisted by Miss Nellie Farrell. The bride was beautifully gowned in which crepe-de-chine, she carried a bouquet of white carnations. The presents of cut glass, jewelry, silverware, linen and china were attest the esteem in which the young folks are held and will be fit long mementoes. Mr. And Mrs. Johnson are both too well known to need an introduction to the people in this community. Mrs. Johnson having grown to womanhood in this vicinity and has the respect and esteem of all. They will make their future home at Ward, Colo. Friday 22 Aug 1913

Carr-Buss - At the hour of 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, August 27, 1913, Miss Sarah Fannie Carr, daughter of Mrs. Haller and Mr. William H. Buss, manager of the McCook bottling works were united in marriage. The service was performed in St. Alban’s Church. The bride, who was neatly robed in a gown of white volle, was given away by her stepfather, Mr. Haller, of this county. The bride and groom were attended by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Hoyt, of 3d street East, of this city. The ceremony was solemnized by the rector of the parish, Rev. George L. Freebern, B.D. The many friends of the bride and groom wish them a long, happy and prosperous life. Friday 29 Aug 1913

Hileman-Amann - Monday afternoon, September 1, 1913 at 4:30 o’clock, the home of Mrs. S.C. Hileman was the scene of one of the prettiest weddings of the season, when her youngest daughter, Sylvia, was united in marriage to John R. Amann, Rev. Neal Johnson officiating. The bride was prettily gowned in cream serge, while the groom wore the conventional dark blue. After the ceremony the guests retired to the dining room where an elaborate supper was served. Only the immediate relatives were present. Among the out of town guests were Mr. And Mrs. Henry Amann and son, of Franklin., parents and brother of the groom; Mr. And Mrs. Ludlow and family, of Holdrege, sister of the bride. Many useful presents were received. The happy couple left on the train that evening for Kansas City and other eastern points. The bride and groom are both estimable young people of McCook, and the best wishes of many friends go with them as they begin their journey together. They will be at home to their friends after September 12, in McCook. Friday 5 Sep 1913

One of the largest and prettiest weddings occurred Wednesday that has ever taken place in Culbertson. The contracting parties were Miss Margurite Hill, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Hill, and Mr. Geoffrey Wagner, son of Mr. And Mrs. J. A. Wagner, of the south side. They will leave Monday for Sutherland, Nebraska, where Mr. Wagner will be superintendent of the public schools. The best wishes of all go with them to their new home. Friday 5 Sep 1913

McKenna-Patenburg - Wednesday morning September 10, 1913 at 8 o’clock Miss Alice McKenna and Mr. Arthur R. Patenburg were united in marriage at St. Patrick’s church, Rev. A.H. Kunz O.M.I. Officiating. The church was well filled with their many friends to witness the ceremony. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.F. McKenna and has lived in this city all her life. She is highly esteemed by every one. The groom has been in the employ of the McCook Electric Co. for several years. He is a young man of excellent character and of ability in his calling. The congratulations and best wishes of everyone who knows them go with the happy young couple. May they live long, prosper and always be happy. They left Wednesday afternoon for a wedding trip to Denver and other places in the west, and will be at home to their friends after October 1st. Friday 12 Sep 1913

Ryan-Brady - Wednesday morning Miss Marcella Ryan and Frank J. Brady were married in St. Patrick’s church at 9 o’clock Rev. A.H. Kunz, O.M.I. officiating. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. C.J. Ryan, and the happy couple started for Denver that afternoon on No. 1. They were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts. Both these young people were born and raised here and are worthy the high esteem in which they are held by all who know them. The groom has been employed by the Warren Lumber Co., at Ft. Morgan, Colo., for several years and they will make their home in that city. The best wishes of a host of friends go with the young couple for a happy future. Friday 19 Sep 1913

Ballew-Kinne - The following article is copied from the Excelsior Springs, Missouri Daily of Wednesday, September 10, 1913. Mrs. Viola Ballew, proprietor of the Chadwick Hotel in this city, and Mr. Platt Kinne, president of the State Bank at Lebanon, Nebr., were married at the Victoria Hotel in Kansas City at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The only witnesses to the wedding were Mrs. Ballew’s daughter, Mrs. Wallace Morse and Mr. Morse, who went over with the bridal couple from here. Mr. And Mrs. Kinne have gone to Trenton, Mo., to visit a few days with another daughter of the new Mrs. Kinne, Mrs. William Anderson and husband. Mr. Kinne has been coming to this city for several years, spending nearly half the last year here and several months this year. His bride came from McCook, Neb., three years ago and has since run the Chadwick. Friday 19 Sep 1913

Stephens-Kerr - Sunday morning, September 21, 1913, Miss Ethyl Katherine, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph H. Stephens, and Mr. Lawton A. Kerr, of Lincoln, Nebr., were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. D.L. McBride, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, in the presence of the bride’s family and a few friends. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party and guests, and the bride and groom left on No. 2 at 5 o’clock for Lincoln, where they will be at home to their friends after October 15, at 235 North 16th Street. The bride has lived in McCook since a child and is a very estimable young lady, who is highly esteemed by all who know her. The groom is in the employ of Armour & Co., and has charge of the sales in several states in this part of the country. The young couple received the best wishes and congratulations of their many friends that they may enjoy a long, happy and prosperous future. Friday 26 Sep 1913

Rozell-Adams - A quiet, happy wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Rozell, in this city, Monday evening, when their daughter, Mary C., was united to Mr. Claude A. Addams, Rev. D.L. McBride officiating. The bride has lived in this city and vicinity all her life and is a young lady of high character and greatly esteemed by all who know her. The groom is round house foreman for the Burlington at Greybull, Wyoming, and was formerly foreman of the machine shops for the company at this place. He is a worthy, ambitious, young man who is climbing up in his vocation, and highly regarded by both his fellow workmen and his employees. The best wishes of all go with this happy couple. They left that night for a visit to St. Louis and Chicago and will make their home in Greybull. Friday 3 Oct 1913

Pretty Home Wedding - The marriage of Miss Mable Winters and Ivan B. Kline was solemnized last evening at their cozy new cottage in the presence of about twenty-five guests, including only the relatives and a few immediate friends with Mrs. M. E. Winters as hostess. The rooms were beautiful with soft lights and flowers. Miss Gladys Nelswanger sang “Oh Promise Me’ after which the bridal party entered to the strains of the Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Miss Leo Shelburne. Rev. W.P. Keits of the Congregational church read the marriage service during which was heard the soft notes of McDowell’s “To A Wild Rose”. The bride was becomingly gowned in cream lace over white charmeuse with pearl trimmings and carried a large bouquet of bride’s roses. The bride and groom were attended by William Winters and Miss Dolores Scoville of Sheridan, Wyoming. Mrs. Kline is a graduate of the Cambridge high school and has achieved great success as a teacher, having taught in the McCook city schools for three successive years. She is a young lady of many graces, and well fitted to adorn the home Ivan has prepared for her. The groom was born and raised in this community and is now one of our enterprising and industrious young business men. Mr. And Mrs. Kline will be at home to their friends in their beautiful little cottage in west Cambridge after October 15th. -Cambridge Clarion Friday 10 Oct 1913

Moore-Crawford - Wednesday evening, October 15, 1913, Miss Lillian Moore of this city and Mr. John G. Crawford, of Chicago, were united in marriage in the Methodist church at 8 o’clock. The bride has been one of the most efficient teachers of the city schools here for several years and is a beautiful lady in person and character, and has won many warm friends during here residence here. The groom is the fuel engineer for the Burlington R.R. Co., and has many friends all over the system. Their many friends wish them a long, happy and prosperous married life. Friday 17 Oct 1913

Chester Strockev and Miss Blanche Crabtree were married Saturday at Hastings, Iowa. Mrs. Strockev had been a clerk in Uerling’s store for several years. Mr. Stockev is a prominent young man of Indianola, and has clerked in Puckett’s store the past couple of months. These young people need no introduction as they are so widely known to the community. Friday 24 Oct 1913

Elbert-Colfer - Dr. J.A. Colfer, and Miss Millicent Elbert were married at St. Patrick’s church at seven o’clock, Monday morning, October 20, 1913. The ceremony was performed by Father A.H. Kunz, O.M.I. Pastor and was followed by a low nuptial mass. The attendants were Miss Mafe Elbert, sister of the bride of McCook, brides-maid, William P. Rooney, of Chadron, Nebraska, best man and Mrs. And Mrs. Frank M. Colfer of McCook. During the nuptial mass the Misses Lucille and Genevieve Trant of Cambridge rendered pipe organ and violin selections. The young ladies are the talented daughters of Richard Trant, of Cambridge and are musicians of unusual finished ability. The marriage was followed by a wedding breakfast served at the home of the bride’s parents; Mr. And Mrs. George Elbert, of this city, at which the immediate friends and relatives of the young people were present, the hostess being assisted in the service by Miss Mafe Elbert, Mrs. Ray Lyon of Trenton and Mrs. P. Gould. Friends of the newlyweds had in anticipation of their departure for Denver on train number 13, planned some very interesting farewell “ceremonies” but the Doctor thought discretion the better part of valor and the only “farewell” given was when “Doc” called up one of his intimate friends and indicated that if he wanted to bid him farewell that he would have to come to the depot in Culbertson where they had gone by auto to take a Denver train. After a short wedding journey to Denver and vicinity the young people will be at home in Chadron, Nebraska, after December 1. Doctor Colfer and his bride have grown up in our midst from infancy, their parents being among the earliest settlers in McCook, and are known to their many friends as persons whose characters have favorably withstood the “acid test” of long residence. The Republican regrets their departure from McCook and extends it best wishes for a happy and prosperous life in Chadron, their new home. Friday 24 Oct 1913

John Cummings and Edith Dutcher were united in marriage at Fresno, California, Thursday, October 16th. Both these young people have a large circle of friends in this vicinity who extend to them best wishes for future happiness and prosperity. Friday 14 Nov 1913

A pretty wedding was solemnized at five p.m. Wednesday, October 29th, at the home of the brides parents, Mr. And Mrs. August Wesch, where their daughter Miss Etta and Mr. Henry Oaker, of Glenville, Nebraska were united in marriage, Rev. Clark of Oberlin, officiating in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. They were attended by Miss Louisa Wesch, sister of the bride, and Mr. Fred Witt. Many valuable and useful presents showed the high esteem in which those young people are held. After a short visit here they intent to make their home near Glenville, Nebraska, on a farm which the groom has prepared. Friday 14 Nov 1913

Last Wednesday at 11 o’clock, at the residence of George Wagner, north of Culbertson, occurred the marriage of Miss Adela Brenning, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Brenning, and Mr. Henry F. Wagner, both of this county. The expect to reside near Grand Island. Where they will go in a few days. Friday 21 Nov 1913

Culbertson-From The Banner - A pretty home wedding took place Wednesday, November 26, 1913, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Yost, when their daughter, Elizabeth, was united in marriage to Mr. Alex McDonald of McCook. Promptly at high noon as the wedding march was played by Miss Elsie Crowell, the wedding party took their places and Rev. Reighardt read the marriage ceremony in the presence of about fifty friends and relatives. Friday 5 Dec 1913

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Nellie Farrell and C.M. Blair at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Denver, Wednesday, November 28th, 1913. Both young couple are too well known and highly esteemed by the entire community to need an introduction to our readers, Mr. And Mrs. Blair will be at home to their friends at 3371 W. 26th Avenue, Denver, after December 1st. Friday 12 Dec 1913

Waite-Key - One of the prettiest home weddings that has taken place in this city was that of Miss Edith Waite to Dr. Albert P. Key at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. H.P. Waite, 501 First street East, Tuesday, December 9, 1913, at 8:30 o’clock, Rev. A.A. Robertson, officiating, in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends of the bride. The home was decorated in yellow, white and green. The daylight excluded from the rooms and the electric lights covered with yellow shades and many light candles gave a soft golden glow that was most effective. The ceremony was performed in a bower, in a corner of the living room, lattice work formed of smilax, ferns, yellow and white chrysanthemums, at each side of the bower was a pedestal on which were bouquets of yellow, and white chrysanthemums. In the dining room the same color scheme was carried out. Roses of smilax hung in graceful loops from the ceiling to each corner of the table, in the center of the table was a large silver candelabra, about which was twined smilax and chrysanthemums and banked around it were the flowers. The bride was dressed in white crepe de chine, wore roses in hair and carried a shower of bride’s roses. Mr. Harley Bellamy sang “A Son of the Heart” just before the ceremony. Miss Louise Mote, played the wedding march. Mrs. F.G. Westland served ice cream at one end of the table and Mrs. James Hatfield coffee at the other end. Misses Breta Diehl, Louise Mote, Gladys Nelswanger and Mrs. C.J. Miler, college chums of the bride assisted in serving. Mrs. Neal Quick was in charge of the guest book, and Mrs. Edwin Waite received the guests at the door. The out of town guests were: Mrs. Robert Legore of Lincoln; Mrs. C.J. Miller, Ord; Mrs. Neal Quick, Indianola, Miss Louis Mote, Plainview; Miss Breta Diel, Stratton; Mr. And Mrs. D.F. and Miss Gladys Nelswanger; Mr. And Mrs. Harley Bellamy; Clinton John of Cambridge; Guy Butler Holbrook; Dr. and Mrs. Minnick Curtis; Dr. and Mrs. Brewster, Beaver City. The bride has lived in this city practically all her life graduated from the high school of this city and the Crete college. She is highly esteemed and has many friends everywhere she has been all of whom extend to her their best wishes. The groom is the proprietor of the hospital at Cambridge, and a successful physician and surgeon. The newly weds left that evening for New York City from where they will sail Saturday for Panama and South American ports returning to New York next month. They will then go to Baltimore, where Dr. Key will take a post graduate course and return to Cambridge where they will be at home to their friends some time in August 1914. Friday 16 Dec 1913

DEATHS:

Death of James Barnes - James Barnes, one of the early settlers of this county, died Friday morning, January 3, 1913, at his home, just south of town. While he has not been in good health for years he was not confined to his home only about a week, and to his bed three days before his death. He was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1830, was married to Miss Julia A. Rose in 1851. Four children were born to them, two of whom, Charles W. Barnes, of this city, and Mrs. E.J. Mitchell, of Deshler, Nebraska, survive him. He came to Nebraska about thirty five years ago and located near Indianola and moved to this city about seventeen years ago, where he has since resided. Beside his widow and two children, he leaves two brothers, Rev. R.H. Barnes, of Welda, Kansas and Samuel Barnes of Mercer county, Penna. Funeral services were held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and his body interred at Indianola Sunday. Friday 10 Jan 1913

John King Dies - Thursday afternoon, as Conductor A. G. King was leaving Denver on his run he received news of the death of his brother, John King, at the home of his sister, in Hugo, Colorado, where he was visiting. John King visited with his brother, Aaron, in this city about five weeks ago, which was the first time he had been in the United States for many years, his home being in the Isle of Pines. He was about 70 years of age. The deceased was well known to all the old residents of this part of the state, having been in business with W.Z. Taylor at Culbertson and Benkelman. A peculiar coincident was that these two men who had been associated in business for years died within a few hours of each other. Friday 10 Jan 1913

Tuesday, January 21, Katie Bart Trimney, died very suddenly at her home four miles north of Culbertson. She was sitting in her chair apparently as well as usual when she fell forward without warning, and when raised she was dead. Mrs. Trimney is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jake Bart of Culbertson. She is the niece of Fred Schlagel and Mrs. H.E. Durham of this city. She leaves a husband, Louis Trimney, and a baby one year old. Fred Schlagel and wife and Mrs. Durham went to Culbertson Wednesday morning to attend the funeral, which was held at her late home Thursday morning. The remains were interred in the Culbertson cemetery. Friday 24 Jan 1913

Mrs. Julia Cox, of Exeter, sister of Mrs. L.R. Hileman, died and was buried at her home last week. The deceased was well known to many here, she having visited her sister here several times while Mrs. Hileman resided in this city. She was a genial woman who made friends, educated and interested in the welfare of her community. Mrs. Hileman stopped here a few days to visit friends on her way to her home in Denver from the funeral. Friday 24 Jan 1913

Mr. Hamilton, father of the Hamilton Bros., proprietors of the McCook Ice Co., died at his sons home south of town, Wednesday night, January 22. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment at Riverview. Friday 24 Jan 1913

Sudden Death-Bone Sticks in Throat and Causes Death of B.C. Bowman - Barton Cooper Bowman was born in Pennsylvania, May 29, 1858, and died at Lincoln, Nebr., Jan. 29, 1913, at the age of 54 years, 8 months. He moved to McCook some years ago and was married to Miss Jennie Teter, March 1896. Three girls were born to this union all of whom are living. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, three children and one brother, Henry Bowman, of Palisade, Nebr. While eating dinner Thursday, January 23, a bone two inches long lodged in his throat. A doctor was called but the bone was so far down in the esophagus that the doctor was unable to locate it. He was taken to Lincoln Sunday night. By that time his face was purple from the effects of the impediment in his throat, which prevented his breathing. The wind pipe was immediately opened by the surgeons to give him relief. The bone was finally removed after the surgeon had cut through into the side of the neck. The surgeon stated that the bone caused an ulceration in the throat and infection taken into the body caused the death. The body was brought here on No. 3 Wednesday night. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The sincerest sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their sorrow. Friday 31 Jan 1913

Crushed to Death - “Billy” Monke killed at Wray Sunday Morning by His Engine - Not for a long time have the citizens of McCook been so shocked and sorrow stricken as they were Sunday morning when the word that Engineer “Billie” Monke had been caught between his engine and the baggage car on No. 2 at Wray, Colorado, that morning and instantly killed. When starting the train at Wray the train uncoupled between the engine and the baggage car. It was while he was endeavoring to remedy the difficulty and get his train over the road on time that the fatal accident occurred. He was caught between the buffers on the right side on his chest and death must have been instantaneous. His body was brought here on the train he was pulling. Road foreman W.H. Dungan, who was on the train, brought the train to McCook. “Billie” Monke was probably the most popular employee of the Burlington on this division. He has worked out of here for twenty six years and it is said of him that “he has not an enemy,” but has a friends in everyone who knew him, and he was considered one of the best and most reliable engineers on the system, a record anyone would be proud of. He did his duty faithfully and well. He was an exemplary man in every way. He was of a most cheerful disposition, always had a pleasant word and a smile for everyone he met. Probably no death has ever occurred here that has brought such universal sorrow. The sincere sympathy of everyone who knew him goes out to the afflicted family. Ainsworth Monke was born in Rockford, Illinois, March 10, 1866, died at Wray, Colorado, February 2, 1913. He came to McCook in 1887, was married to Miss Minnie Meyer, September 18, 1892, Rev. D.L. McBride of this city performing the ceremony. He leaves a widow, one daughter, a father, three sisters and four brothers. The funeral services will be held under the auspices of the Masons, B. of I.E. and the A.O.U.W. orders in the Methodist church this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains interred in Longview cemetery. Friday 7 Feb 1913

Mrs. Elsie Lindeman, nee Elsie Perdue, died at the Perdue home east of Bartley, Saturday, January 25, after an illness of several months. The funeral services were held in the Christian church Sunday at 2 p.m. after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bartley cemetery. Friday 7 Feb 1913

 

 

Elsie May Perdue was born at Cambridge, Neb., October 15, 1888, united in marriage to Henry Lindeman May 29, 1912; died at Bartley, Neb., January 25, 1913, after an illness of several months. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, father, mother, two brothers, three sisters, and many friends. Friday 14 Feb 1913

Merlyn Clifford Williams, infant son of Floyd R. and Edna Murphy Williams, aged 20 months and 3 days, died February 1, 1913, at the home of Mrs. Williams parents southeast of Bartley. Friday 14 Feb 1913

Obituary - Mrs. I.N. McDougal died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. J.I. Lee, 406 Main Avenue, Sunday, February 16, 1913, where she has been visiting for the past ten days. She had been an invalid for the past four years, and has tried the various climates of the west and south for relief without avail, and her husband has patiently devoted his time and means for her comfort in a meek kindly and self sacrificing manner. Emma Jones was born in Mercer county, Missouri, May 20, 1857 was married to Thomas Orton at Grand Island, Nebr., May 15, 1872. He was a wealthy farmer and stockman of Howard county. Both husband and wife joined the United Brethren at St. Paul in 1873. The terrible blizzard and snow storm of the winter of 1873-4 in that part of the state killed his stock and practically ruined Mr. Orton financially. Three sons were born to them: Thomas, Walter and William. In 1878 they moved to Texas, where he died suddenly a few months afterwards from the bite of a venomous insect, leaving his young widow and three little ones, the eldest but five years old and the youngest but a few months among strangers in a strange country with very little funds. After a struggle to support her children she consented to let the two youngest be adopted by two well to do Christian families, where they have been well raised and educated. She was married to Arthur Stone in 1880 to which union six sons and two daughter survive her, together with the three sons of her first marriage. March 26, 1896, she was married to I.N. McDougal at Catskill, New Mexico. Before her death she selected the text and hymns she wished would be used at her funeral service. The following children are here to attend the funeral: Thomas Orton and family of North Platte; Wm. Trenhaile, Ericson; Mrs. Clarence Briggs, La Junta, Colo., Mr. And Mrs. Jack Lofton and Mrs. Clara Nelson of Price, Utah, Emory Stone, Hillrose, Colo, Roy Stone, Hastings; Harry Stone of this city. Her sister, Mrs. Maggie Wallace of Santa Monica, California, her niece, Mrs. C.A. Buntainger, Mankato Kans. And nephew Ira of Norcatur, Kans are also here. The funeral services will be held in the Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friday 21 Feb 1913

Death of Harvey Hipple - Harvey G. Hipple died Sunday afternoon, February 23, 1913, after an illness of about two years duration, when he was taken sick with stomach trouble, and although constantly given the best medical care, and for a while in a Sanitarium, he grew steadily worse, until an operation last Thursday disclosed the real trouble, cancer of the stomach, but his strength was too far gone, and the end came quietly and suddenly. He was well known in this community and was liked and highly respected by all, was of a steady good disposition, and during his suffering did not complain, but tried to make things easier and not cause trouble to those who cared for him. Services were held at the Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon, and were largely attended. Music was furnished by the choir and Rev. McBride preached a particularly touching and appropriate sermon, after which the remains were laid to rest in Longview cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of everyone is extended to the bereaved ones. Harvey G. Hipple was born at Duncannon, Pa., April 9, 1870. Died at McCook, February 23, 1913, aged 42 years, 10 months and 14 days. When but a child he moved with his parents to Osborn, Mo., at which place his father died. From there he moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., then to Freeport, Ills., and from there in 1880 to South Dakota residing there 22 years. Ten years ago he came to this community where he continued to reside until death. His mother died five years ago last November. He leaves to mourn his departure two brothers, John E., of Pierre, S.D., and Alvyn C. of this community and one sister, Annie M. For the past twenty years he has been a faithful member of the Baptist church. He was faithful and true in his home, church and the community and though long a sufferer bore his ills patiently. Mr. And Mrs. Swartz, of Parkston, S.D., an uncle and aunt were present at the funeral services. Friday 28 Feb 1913

Albert Lincoln was born January 4, 1861, united in marriage to Anna Stewart Feb. 9, 1886 died at Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 16, 1913, after an illness of three weeks. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, daughter and a host of friends. Friday 28 Feb 1913

Orlando Curtis - Orlando Curtis was born in Green Co., N.Y. in 1841, died in McCook, March 2, 1913, aged 71 years, 4 months, 7 days. He moved to Illinois in 1850 and to Nebraska in 1882 where he has since resided. He was married to E. Cain in 1867. Four children were born to them, two of whom with the widow survive him, together with one brother and three sisters. He served during the Civil War in three Illinois regiments enlisting first in 1862 and the last enlistment was in 1865. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Elders McBride and Beem, Tuesday afternoon. The I.O.O.F. conducted the services at the grave. Interment was in Riverview cemetery. Friday 7 Mar 1913

Mrs. Wm. H. Buss - Sunday night, March 9, 1913, Mrs. Wm. H. Buss died at her home on 2nd Street West, after a long illness from tuberculosis. Annie R. McKeage was born in Rodentown, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1876, was married to William H. Buss in Elmira N.Y., December 25, 1905. They lived in Williamsport, Pa., until 1910, when they came to Nebraska for her health, stopped at Holdrege for a month and then came to this city. She seemed to gain for a time, but was unable to overcome the disease and gradually faded away despite all efforts made in her behalf. Two children were born of their union, a girl and boy, the former dying in infancy, the latter, Wilbur, 5 years old, survived her. Mrs. Buss was an earnest sincere Christian lady, devoted to her home and church. Beside her husband and son, she is survived by three sisters and two brothers all of whom live in the east. The heartfelt sympathy of all goes out to the afflicted family. The funeral services were held in St. Albans Episcopal Church yesterday, Thursday, afternoon, Rev. A.J.R. Goldsmith officiating, and the body interred in Longview cemetery. Friday 14 Mar 1913

Called to Rest - Death Brings Relief to Two Mothers After Long Sickness - Mrs. J.G. Schobel - After an illness of several months from heart trouble, death brought relief to the sufferings of Mrs. Joseph G. Schobel, at her home Friday evening, March 7, 1913. Anna Bertha Copeland, was born in Spiceland, Henry county, Indiana, October 14, 1870. She came to Minden, Nebraska, with her parents to live in May, 1880, where she joined the Presbyterian church five years later. She graduated from the Minden high school in the Class of 1891, and afterward taught for several terms in the public schools of that city, and also several terms in the schools of this city after moving here. She was united in marriage to Joseph G. Schobel, February 26, 1896, in Minden, two years afterward they moved to this city and have resided here ever since. One daughter, Marlorie, was born to them, who with the husband, her parents, Mr. And Mrs. L.M. Copeland, of Minden, and one brother, Dr. C.C. Copeland of Beaver City survive her. The deceased was a cultured lady of a decided artistic temperament, was a social favorite; a most devoted wife and mother whose life was devoted to making her home the most attractive place for her family and friends, and her untiring efforts were rewarded and her departure will not only be felt greatly be her own family but by the many friends, she made here and elsewhere. The sincere sympathy of every one is extended to the bereaved family in their loss. The remains were taken to Minden Sunday and interred in the cemetery there Monday. Friday 14 Mar 1913

Mrs. V.J. Pickering passed away of paralysis at her home northwest of Marion, March 16, 1913. Deceased was born in Fulton county, Ills., July 30, 1847, was married to James H. Pickering, Sept. 1, 1870. Four children were born to them one of whom died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the home March 16, 1913, conducted by Rev. F.M. Kennedy. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery. Friday 28 Mar 1913

Remains Interred Here - The body of Mrs. Stella Fuller Bennett, who died in Sheridan, Wyoming, February 14, 1913, and taken to Lincoln at that time and kept in a vault in Wyuka cemetery, was brought here Wednesday morning accompanied by Mr. Bennett and interred in Longview cemetery that afternoon. Rev. A.J. R. Goldsmith, of the Episcopal church, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Fuller, her father and mother arrived here Tuesday and made the arrangements for the burial. Friday 28 Mar 1913

Obituary - Mrs. Charles C. Byfield died Monday at her home in East McCook, after a short illness. Susie Clara Wallace was born in Nemaha county, Nebraska, December 24, 1881, died at McCook, March 24, 1913, aged 31 years and 8 months. She came to the vicinity of Indianola with her parents in 1893. Only July 21, 1905 she was married to Chas. C. Byfield since which time McCook has been her home. Her husband, four children, the youngest a new born babe, father, mother and two sisters survive her. At ten years of age she became a member of the Prain Union Baptist church in Richardson county, Nebraska. At the time of death her membership was in the Indianola Christian church. The body was taken to Indianola for burial on Wednesday morning and funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2 o’clock conducted by D.L. McBride, of the Baptist church of this city, assisted by Rev. Satchell of the Methodist church of Indianola, with interment to Indianola cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of everyone goes out to the bereaved husband and children in their loss. Friday 28 Mar 1913

Joseph P. Lee Dies - A telegram to James I. Lee last Friday announced the death of his brother, Joseph P. Lee, caused by a rupture at his ranch 15 miles southwest of Sterling, Colorado, that morning, after being sick but a short time. Mr. Lee and his sister, Mrs. C.W. Barnes, left that night for Sterling to attend the funeral. The deceased was well known here to the older citizens and was a general favorite with his fellow workman and officials while he was running an engine on this division and they all remember him with the most kindly feeling. He was always genial and genuine ever to a fault. Joseph Pierpoint Lee was born June 22, 1866, in Kalamazoo county, Michigan, and lived there until he was a young man. He went to Colorado in 1886 and was married to Miss Mary Matson in 1888 at Hastings, Nebraska. He was an engineer on the Burlington for thirteen years. The remainder of his life he has resided on his ranch in Logan county, Colorado, where his death occurred Friday, March 21, 1913. The deceased is survived by his widow, his aged father and mother, two brothers and two sisters, James I. Lee, Mrs. C.W. Barnes of McCook, Neb., Orville I. Lee of Elkhart, Inc., and Mrs. Flora D. Champlin of New York City. The sincere sympathy of many friends here go out to the sorrowing family. Friday 28 Mar 1913

Early Settler Dies - Elias Canaga, one of the early settlers of this county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Miles in Elwood, Nebraska, Thursday, April 3, 1913. The deceased was born in Williams County, Ohio, February 3, 1839. He was married to Miss Ellen Crockford, January 28, 1869, of which union five children, one son and five daughters, were born all of whom survive him. They moved to this state in 1870, came to this county two years later and located on the Willow, where he lived until lately, when he went to Elwood to live with his daughter. He enlisted in the 55th Ohio inf. in 1864 and was in service till the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge. Funeral services were held in the Christian church at Indianola, of which he was a member, Saturday April 5. Rev. J.S. Beem of McCook, officiating under the auspices of the G.A.R. members. Friday 11 Apr 1913

The community was somewhat shocked on hearing of the death of John Remington, who passed away at 12:45 Wednesday afternoon, although his death was not altogether unexpected. He has been a suffer of dropsy and other complication of diseases for the past several months. A large number of relatives were present at the time of his death as it was his 60th birthday, and a big dinner had been prepared for the occasion. They were seated at the table ready to partake of the eatables when Mr. Remington took another bad spell and was carried to his bed where he passed away in a few seconds. Friday 11 Apr 1913

After an illness of six months Mrs. VanPelt closed her eyes in her last peaceful rest, about noon last Friday. The cause of her death is generally believed to be cancer of the stomach. The bereaved husband and children and other relatives have the sympathy of everyone in their loss. Friday 11 Apr 1913

W.D. Hager, who has been a suffer of pneumonia for the last two weeks, closed his eyes for his last peaceful sleep yesterday morning about 11:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be held tomorrow conducted by Rev. John Wintjen. Friday 18 Apr 1913

After an illness of several months J.A. Strain quietly passed away at his home in Danbury at nine o’clock last Friday morning. John Alexander Strain was born in Highland Co., Ohio, Oct. 14th, 1841 and died at Danbury, Nebr. April 4th, 1913, age 71 years 54 months and 20 days. He moved to Red Willow Co., Nebr., in 1888. When a young man he joined Company G 23rd Iowa Infantry in 1861 and served through three long years of the bloody warfare. Friday 18 Apr 1913

Mrs. Margaret Booth, who has been ill for the past two weeks, passed quietly and peacefully away at her home in Lebanon, between 12 and l o’clock p.m. Friday, April 25th, 1913. Margaret Ursala Miller, was born May 27th, 1843 in Havana, New York, moved with her parents to Kinsburg, Illinois in 1861; was united in marriage to William H. Booth, April 4th, 1867; to this union four children were born: Mrs. Francis Orr of Hendley, Clyde Booth of Stamford, Mrs. Lulu Page of Lebanon, and Mrs. Hattie Castor of North Platte, Nebr., and Clifford Booth who was adopted in infancy, when Mrs. Booth was fifty years of age. Mr. And Mrs. Booth came to Furnas County, Neb., in 1884, moving from the farm to Lebanon in 1903, where they have since resided. Friday 9 May 1913

Lafe Miller Dies - Thursday, May 1, 1913, Samuel Lafayette Miller, died at Haigler, where he has made his home for five years. He came to this county in 1879 and settled on the Willow about two miles north of Red Willow, and lived there until he moved to Haigler. He was born in Noble county, Indiana, October 14, 1832, and was over 61 years of age at the time of his death. Two sons and four daughters survive him. The funeral services were held in Haigler under the auspices of the Eagle lodge of this city of which he was a member about twenty of whom attended. Friday 9 May 1913

Mrs. Price Dies - Early Sunday morning, May 11, 1913, Mrs. Charles L. Price, who has been quite ill with diabetes for some time died at home on Third street east, aged 69 years. She leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter, besides many friends. She was a very estimable lady. Her remains were taken to Cambridge Monday morning for burial. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow. Friday 16 May 1913

John Wray Dies - John W. Wray, of Culbertson, one of the early settlers of this part of the state died at his home there Thursday afternoon, May 8, 1913, of paralysis, after an illness of several years. He was born near St. Louis, Missouri, June 6, 1861, came to Culbertson in 1878 and has made that his home ever since. He was married to Miss Clara Kleven, February 17, 1896, to which union were born three sons, Cato, Gilbert and Paul, who with his widow survive him, also one brother Sam Wray of Bonanza, Wyoming, and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Drew, Butte, Montana and Mrs. M.L. Harbison Aggen, Utah, Mrs. Geo. Cutler Kansas City, Missouri. John Wray was a self made man of sterling character that commanded the respect of all, and made a success in life with high ideals in both business and private life. He was a most devoted husband and father. His early life on the frontier with its vicissitudes made him cautious in all affairs and loyal and sincere. His death is mourned by a very wide acquaintance and when he chose a friend he was always the sincere sympathy of everyone goes out to the bereft and sorrowing family. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at his late home, officiated by Rev. A.J.R. Goldsmith, of Episcopal church, McCook, of which the deceased was a communicant assisted by Rev. Throckmorton, of the Methodist church and was attended by probably the largest concourse ever assembled for such an occasion in that town, many going from here and surrounding towns. Friday 16 May 1913

Mrs. Edith Ann Bishop, who died at Parlier, California, and was buried in the cemetery west of Indianola, Sunday, was an old resident in these parts having lived here the past 20 years. Mr. Bishop died 13 years ago and since that time she made her home with her children--sometimes in Colorado and part of the time with E.S. Dutcher, and wife. She was a good woman, always willing to aid those in need. The real cause that led to her death was brights disease. She was 73 years old. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. Indianola Reporter Friday 21 May 1913

Dr. McDivitt Dies - Word was received by Mrs. W.E. McDivitt last Saturday that her husband, Dr. W.E. McDivitt was seriously ill, at a village in New Mexico, about forty miles from a railroad. She started early Sunday morning for the place. Word was received here Monday that he died at Magolena, Mexico, Saturday night. Dr. and Mrs. McDivitt left here last fall in an auto for California hoping the trip would benefit his health which was very poor at the time. They were rejoiced at his improvement. Mrs. McDivitt was called home about the first of the year by the serious illness of her mother. About a month ago, Dr. McDivitt joined an auto party to return home by a southern route, and seemingly had continued to improve in health when last heard from personally. Rumor has it that he succumbed to sun cholera, but we have received no authentic particulars. Besides his widow he is survived by his mother, Mrs. A.E. McDivitt, who lives in Lincoln. The funeral services of Dr. W.E. McDivitt will be held in the Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o’clock, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. Friday 23 May 1913

Marie Taylor Dies - Marie, only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. C.W. Taylor, Superintendent of the Temple high school of the state university at Lincoln, died at their home there Sunday evening May 18, 1913 of tuberculosis, aged 11 years. She lived here with her parents for four years while Mr. Taylor was superintendent of the city schools. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of everyone in their affliction. Friday 23 May 1913

Christian Shaffert, father of John Shaffert, died, Tuesday, May 20, at the home of his son, six miles south of Bartley, aged 79 years, 5 months and 10 days. John accompanied the body of his father to Aurora, Nebraska, yesterday, where it will be laid to rest beside the grave of his wife, who passed away some time ago. Friday 30 May 1913

Found Dead - The lifeless body of Floyd Wilburn, with the top of his head blown off by a shot from a shot gun, was found at 7 o’clock Sunday morning. The head was lying in a gulley with the body stretched up on the bank on his father’s farm, ten miles southwest of Beaver City. It was discovered by a younger brother. Floyd was twenty one years old, and had been missing from home since mid afternoon Saturday. A searching party started out early Sunday morning. The sheriff and coroner were called, but no inquest was held, as it seemed to be either an accident, or a case of suicide. The young man’s father, T.N. Wilburn was train and road master on the St. Francis branch of the Burlington for several years and was promoted to train master on the main line with headquarters in this city where they family lived for a time. He resigned and went to his farm. But lately had been working for the company on construction work in the northwest. He was away at the time of the catastrophe. Friday 30 May 1913

 

Sunday evening about 9 o’clock death called Patrick McNell of Indianola, from his suffering here. He had been brought to the co-operative hospital and was operated upon several days previous, but science and care were of no avail. His sons were at his bedside when the end came and they took his remains home Monday morning for burial. Friday 6 Jun 1913

Mrs. Clark Baily, whose home was about 34 miles north of Bartley, died at the McCook General Hospital Tuesday evening following an operation Sunday of unusual severity. Her body was prepared and taken to her home Wednesday morning for burial. Friday 6 Jun 1913

Joined in Death - After a Union on Earth of More than Half a Century - Mr. And Mrs. Joel T. Lee Pass Into Eternity the Same Evening Only a Few Hours Apart Funeral Services Here Interment in Sterling, Colo.- Sunday evening death came to relieve the suffering of two in this city who have traveled through life together and join them in eternity. After a long illness Joel T. Lee, died at 7:15 o’clock p.m. in the General Hospital where he had been cared for during the past five weeks, and at 10:30 his wife who has been quite sick during that same time at the home of their son, James I. Lee followed him. The marriage vows given over 57 years ago to cleave to each other until death should part them were truly and faithfully kept, and the parting was only for a very short time. Joel Taylor Lee, was born in Camden, New Jersey, November 11, 1832. When a small boy his parents moved to Michigan, near Tecumseh. He was married to Miss Simonds at Palmyra, Michigan, April 6, 1896. He then bought a farm in Kalamazoo county and moved to it, and on which is now located the town of Leesburg. Reverses in business led him to move west about twenty-six years ago taking up a homestead, west of Sterling through which now runs the Cheyenne branch of the Burlington. There they lived until last March when their son, Joseph P. Lee, died suddenly. They came to make their home with James Lee. He has been failing in health for the past three years. Orrisa Cephranette Simonds was born in Wheatland, now part of Rochester, New York, June 22, 1829. She went to Michigan with her parents when a young girl and they lived near the Lee family. Five children were born to the union, four of whom survive them: Mrs. Flora D. Champlin, of New York City, Orville T. Lee, of Elkhart, Indiana, James Lee and Mrs. Rose L. Barnes all of this city. The sorrowing family have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends, here and elsewhere. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Neal Johnson officiating. The bodies were taken Tuesday night to Sterling, Colorado, accompanied by their son and daughter of this city, and buried in the family lot in the cemetery there. Friday 6 Jun 1913

Mother and Babe Die - Mrs. Casper Beredt died at her home in South McCook Saturday morning following the birth of a child, which had died before given birth. Anna M. Gettman was born in Russia, April 9, 1884 was married to Casper Beredt in 1907 and they moved to this city in 1909. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and two children aged 2 and 4 years. The funeral services were held in the German Lutheran church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Wockenfuss officiating, and the mother and babe buried in Riverview cemetery. Friday 13 Jun 1913

Patrick McNeil was born in Ireland when coming to this country he settled in Iowa, then moved to Adams County this state and from there he came to this county about 20 years ago. The cause of his death Sunday was the result of an operation at the McCook hospital. He is spoke of as having been an accommodating neighbor, good husband and kind father. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters and a host of friends to mourn. He was laid to rest Tuesday in the cemetery west of town. Friday 13 June 1913

Buried Here - Last Thursday, Mrs. Conrad Fahrenbruck, died at her home in Lincoln of heart trouble. She was 22 years old. Her body was brought here for burial Saturday. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the German Congregational church and the remains interred in Riverview cemetery. Friday 20 Jun 1913

Mr. Unteidt’s son-in-law, Mr. Lohr, was killed by lightning on their homestead in Wyoming last Thursday and was brought to Bartley for burial Sunday. It seems he was at work in the field, and a small cloud come up, he unhitched and lead the team to the wagon to go to the house, when he was struck. His wife saw him from the house, a distance of nearly one-half mile, when it happened and hastened to the place only to find him killed. Neighbors were called to assist her in bringing him and the team to the house and his body to Bartley. Friday 20 Jun 1913

Bartley - From the Inter Ocean - Oscar Lohr was struck by lighting and instantly killed at his home near Stewart, Wyoming last Thursday. The remains accompanied by his wife and little daughter arrived here Saturday and was laid to rest in the Bartley cemetery, Sunday. Oscar C. Lohr was born January 31, 1885, at Gilman, Iowa, his parents moving to Nebraska, near Bartley, when he was a small boy, where Oscar, grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Untiedt, in the M.E. Church in Bartley, Nebr., June 30, 1909 and died June 5, 1913, on his farm near Stewart, Wyoming being 28 years, 4 months and 5 days old. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, a little daughter, father, mother, two sisters and six brothers and many friends and neighbors. Friday 20 Jun 1913

The community was shocked Monday morning to learn that Earnest Hawks, who lives on the old Buchanan farm, two and a half miles south of town, had been instantly killed by lightning during the night. His body was discovered about 4 o’clock by his brother, Earl, close to the home of George Buchanan, lying face downward on the ground, the horse which he had been riding also lying dead beside him. About midnight he was called up over the phone by J.C. Kettler, living on Big Timber, whose wife was in labor, and asked to come to Benkelman after the doctor. It struck him on top of the head burning off the hair, and ran down the esophagus to the stomach, which was badly burned. Mrs. S.E. Hawks, of Culbertson, mother of the deceased, arrived on 13 to attend the funeral. Frank T., editor of the Akron News, came down on 10. Eddie, who is employed at Sterling, Colo., arrived too late for the funeral service. Deceased was born in Dundy county on December 4, 1888 being at the time of his death 24 years, 6 months, and 2 days old. He was married to Miss D. L. Osborne on April 17, 1912. He united with the Methodist church Sept. 14, 1902, under the pastoral labors of Rev. R.H. Chrysler. Besides his young wife he leaves a father, mother and six brothers to mourn his loss. Friday 27 Jun 1913

A telegram received Sunday morning by A.C. Kincaid stated that his mother, Mrs. M.A. Largent had died that morning at her home near Peruna, Okla. Mrs. Largent was better known in this community as Mrs. Kincaid having been one of the pioneer settlers in the valley between Lebanon and Danbury. She came with her family to Red Willow County in 1877, where they homesteaded in the Beaver Valley midway between the present towns of Danbury and Lebanon, where she resided up to a few years ago when she went to Oklahoma. The body was brought to Danbury and the remains laid to rest in the Hamburg cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Friday 13 June 1913

A Mother Called - Mrs. A.M. Wilson died at her home on Second street East, Monday night June 16, 1913 after an illness of about three months. Mary Colling was born February 20, 1875, at Naperville, Illinois. She was married to A.M. Wilson here to which union six children were born, who with her husband survive her. She was a most excellent wife and mother, and high esteemed by all who knew her. Her remains were taken to Indianola Thursday morning where the funeral services were held in the Roman Catholic church at 10:30 yesterday morning, and her body buried in the cemetery there. The many friends of the bereaved family have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their sorrow. The profusion of flowers and emblems express in a measure the high esteem in which she and her family are held in the community. Friday 20 Jun 1913

Mr. Wm. McManigal Dies - Mrs. William McManigal died at her home near Wauneta, Monday June 16, 1913, aged 75 years. Jane Lang was born in Highland County, Ohio, July 4, 1838. She was married to William McManigal at Wabash, Indiana, in 1865. To this union there were six children born, three boys and three girls, four of whom survive her. William McManigal came to this county in 1879, with his brother Vance, and homesteaded about two miles west of this city, and the following year brought his family. They moved to Wauneta in 1891, and the following spring the husband came here to make arrangements to move back. He was taken suddenly ill, at the home of his brother, Vance, and died. The family then remained on the farm at Wauneta, where the mother died. The body was brought here Wednesday afternoon and interred in Longview cemetery. Rev. D.L. McBride officiating. The sympathy of a host of friends are extended to the bereaved family. Friday 20 Jun 1913

Bartley-From the Inter Ocean-Grandma Bush passed to her reward last Saturday evening, after a hard struggle of many months. The following names are the children, respectfully: John of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Olive Evans, Oliver, Mrs. Elizabeth Fern, Judson, Mrs. Dora Carr, Luther, Samson and Clarence of Bartley. Mrs. Ida Cox of Adams, and Oren of Bartley. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Adam Fritz, Jr. died at his home south of Bartley, Friday night after an operation for appendicitis. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Lebanon - From the Advertiser - Adam Fritz Jr. died early Saturday morning June 28, 1913 at his home in Missouri Ridge precinct, after an illness of but a few days. Appendicitis being the cause of death an operation was performed Friday afternoon but he failed to rally. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Baby born to Mr. And Mrs. Ressie Redfern on Monday, living only a few hours burying it Tuesday at ten o’clock. Friday 11 Jul 1913

Old Settler Dies - Mrs. John Longnecker whose home is near Red Willow, and who was one of the first settlers in this county, died at her home Sunday, and was buried in the cemetery at Indianola, Tuesday. Friday 18 Jul 1913

Mrs. Kate Longnecker was born in Mason County, Kentucky, March 20, 1814 and died at her home near Indianola, July 13, 1913 aged 72 years and 4 months. Her maiden name was Kate Owens. She married John Longnecker February 2, 1872, and shortly afterwards moved to Nebraska, which has been their home ever since. To this union there were born six children: Jacob, Owens, Holton, Louis, Kate and Gaby all are still living, with the exception of Owens who passed into the spirit land before her. Friday 25 July 1913

H.G. Brooks Dies - Friday afternoon, July 18, 1913, Henry G. Brooks died at the home of his son, George A. Brooks, with whom he has lived for three years from the effects of a paralytic stroke he was suddenly afflicted with on the previous Sunday. He had been quite well up to the time he received the stroke of paralysis that caused his death. Henry George Brooks was born at Scio, Allegheny county, New York, April 15, 1828, was married to Mary Anna Earley, September 4, 1858. One daughter and three sons were born to them. Estella M., who died in infancy., George A. who lives in this city and with whom the deceased has made his home, Robert E., who was killed at North Platte, Nebraska, September 9, 1902 and Fred E., who lives in North Platte. The deceased was an employee of the Erie railroad in Pennsylvania for twenty years as operator and station agent at Oil City and other places. He then went to Buffalo, New York, where he entered into the business of contracting and building. He moved to North Platte in 1879 and following the business of contracting and building until 1901 when he retired to rest the balance of his life. His wife died March 20, 1891 aged 50 years. Funeral services were held at the Brook’s home Saturday, afternoon and the body taken to North Platte that night for burial by the side of his wife’s. The decease was highly esteemed by all who knew him and the sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Friday 25 Jul 1913

Dies Suddenly on Duty-Overcome by Heat Near Trenton, Dies Before Reaching Home-Fred W. Bosworth, Engineer - The victim of sun and heat from the boiler of his locomotive while cooling a hot driving box, Saturday on Train No. 10. Again has McCook been called to mourn for one of her best and most worthy citizen in the sudden death of Fred W. Bosworth, an engineer on the Burlington, while pulling passenger train No. 10 from the west and when almost at the end of his run, Saturday, July 26, 1913. It did not seem possible to those who heard it that Fred was dead, and to none more than the crew who were with him on the run. Conductor P.F. McKenna could not believe, when after they had reached McCook, that he could not be resuscitated and urged the doctor to continue his efforts after he had pronounced him beyond any help. The engine crews on all trains change at Akron. After leaving there for McCook two driving boxes on Bosworth’s engine got hot and the usual remedy running water on them to cool them was used. No. 10 is one of the fast trains east from Akron and only scheduled to stop at Wray. Just east of Trenton the train was stopped by Conductor McKenna to examine some suspicious noise and jar ahead and felt under the diner and Engineer Bosworth said he would take advantage of the stop to fix one of the driving boxes which was dangerously hot and might save trouble. This required at least fifteen minutes of hard fast work in the extreme heat of the sun and against the hot boiler of the engine. When the job was completed and the train started, Mr. Bosworth complained to his fireman, Joe Downs, of the host which seemed suffocating him and being unable to overcome the feeling changed sides with his fireman who helped him to the seat from which he soon fell to the floor. Fireman Downs stopped the train and started back for help meeting Conductor McKenna, who was coming forward to learn why the stop was made. Both men felt the condition of Engineer Bosworth was serious. An effort was made to revive him, and he was out into the baggage car and all that could be done for him was done. The Conductor out Engineer P. Blees, who was dead heading on the engine and told him to get to McCook as soon as possible, and helped work with the stricken engineer the rest of the way. A stalled freight train caused some delay but when the train reached the depot Conductor McKenna had the Company physician there with necessary men and stretcher to care for him. The physician and men worked to revive him but to no avail. The news soon spread and east a gloom over the whole city, as the deceased, by his long resident and his genial, pleasing manner, was known to practically everyone, and his friends are numbered by his acquaintances. He was a devoted husband and father, a most exemplary citizen, and a clean man in every sense, that demanded the respect and esteem of everyone and he leaves to his widow and children the priceless legacy, a good name. Fred W. Bosworth was born March 13, 1858 in Bloomington, Illinois. In 1882 he went to Chicago and engaged in the furniture business; later he was employed by the Pullman Car Co., in the upholstering and manufacturing departments. He was married July 8, 1864 to Miss Minnie J. Archibald. They moved to Denver In 1897, and he began firing for the Burlington in September 1888, was promoted to engineer in May 1892, and has always been considered one of the most efficient and reliable men on the system. He is survived by a widow and two children: Mrs. R.J. Gunn, and Dr. Ralph L. Bosworth, of Corvallis, Oregon. Also a sister, Mrs. R.E. Brown, of Bloomington, Illinois, and three brothers; William F., of Jamesville, Wisconsin; George R. of Pullman, Ill. And Frank F., of Chicago. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the auspices of the B. of L.E. of which order he was a member. The following relatives from out of town were here for the funeral. Dr. Ralph Bosworth, his son; William and Frank Bosworth, his brothers: Mrs. Ed Skinner of St. Louis, Mrs. Bosworth’s sister; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyler, William Archibald and son, Fred; Mrs. and Mrs. J.W. Holiday and niece; Dr. J.A. Gunn. Friday 1 Aug 1913

 

 

 

C. Fahrenbruck Dies - Monday, July 28, 1913, Carl Fahrenbruck died at his home in this city after an illness of three weeks. Carl Fahrenbruck was born in Russia in 1884. He was married to Miss Barbara Hein in 1875, to which union eleven children were born, six sons and two daughters beside his widow survive him. They moved to this country and located at Culbertson in 1892, and he moved to this city in 1900, where he has since lived. All the family were present at the funeral services which were held at the German Congregational church Wednesday afternoon and his remains taken to Culbertson yesterday for burial. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of all in their affliction. Friday 1 Aug 1913

Culbertson-From The Banner - Conrad Hein, who was injured last week by being kicked in the groin by a horse, died from the effects last Sunday morning at 5 o’clock. The funeral was held from the German Methodist church Monday afternoon. Friday 8 Aug 1913

Richard J. Bree was born in Logan county, Illinois, July 16, 1868, and died in Culbertson, Nebraska, August 7, 1913. When he was quite young he came to this state and worked in an elevator at Minden and was in Colorado for a short time and then came to Culbertson where he resided until his death. He was married to Miss Mabel Gage in 1895. To this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy. His first wife died in 1899 and two years later he married Miss Mabel Schley, of Minden. To this union four children were born, one of whom died in infancy. The remains were taken to Minden for interment. Friday 22 Aug 1913

Mrs. King Dies - Last Friday night, August 15, 1913, Mrs. Samuel C. King died at her home in Box Elder precinct, near this city after a painful sickness of several months surrounded by her family. The deceased has lived in this county for twenty years and was an estimable woman, and the large number of friends and neighbors of this city and country who attended the funeral services Sunday afternoon at her late home attest her popularity. Martha J. McNeal was born May 18, 1843 in Hamilton county, Indiana. She was married to Samuel C. King December 21, 1858 to which union nine children were born, five of whom, George F., of Tonnish, Washington; Roy W., of Battle Creek, Iowa; Mrs. Lizzie Loval of Ute, Iowa; Benjamin and Mrs. Hattie Modrell of this county with her husband survive her. In 1893 the family moved to this county north of this city. Her body was laid to rest in Riverview cemetery. Rev. Neal Johnson conducted the services and a quartette of the Methodist church sang. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family. Friday 22 Aug 1913

Anna Elizabeth Fahrenbruck, nee Meyer, was born in Kolb, Russia, January 10, 1876. She was married to George J. Fahrenbruck in 1895. The Lord blessed them with eleven children of which five await their mother on the other shore. In May, 1906, she came with her dear ones to America, and lived three years in McCook and the last four years near Culbertson. About five years ago Mrs. Fahrenbruck’s health began to fail. Last week her husband took her to Omaha, in hopes of restoring her health, where she was operated upon for gall stones in the Immanuel hospital on Friday, August 15, three days later, on Monday, August 18, 1913, she passed to the great beyond at the age of 37 years. Interment was made in the Culbertson cemetery. Friday 29 Aug 1913

Death’s Doings - John W. McIntyre - Departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Fisher, 512 West 2d street, Saturday evening, August 23, 1913 after being confined to the house for several months. He was born February 9, 1846 in Hanover, Illinois. In 1863 he was married to Miss Nancy E. Sutherland in Scotch Grove, Iowa. He was a carpenter by trade. He lived in Sterling, Nebraska, for eleven years where he was a contractor and builder. In 1886 he came to this part of the state homesteading near Wauneta, and proving up on his claim went to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where he worked at his trade, until his health failed a few years ago, when he came to this city to live with his only daughter. A brother and sister survive him, D.D. McIntrye of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary Hutton of Scotch Grove, Iowa. Funeral services were held at his daughters residence Monday afternoon, Rev. Neal Johnson officiating and his remains interred in Longview cemetery. Friday 29 Aug 1913

Tillie Droll - After a long sickness death brought to Miss Tillie Droll relief from her pain and suffering Friday morning, August 22, 1913, at the home of her father, Matt Droll, in Coleman precinct. Tillie Droll for several years past had been clerking in various stores in this city, and became known and highly esteemed by every one who knew her. She was always accommodating and cheerful with a pleasant smile for the customer regardless of how she felt, which disposition caused many to ask for her when they went to the store she worked in. She bore her affliction and sufferings bravely, and until she was compelled to quit work, few but her intimate friends knew of her illness. She went to specialists in several cities but no hope was given her and she returned home, facing the inevitable with the same outward cheerful manner to her friends she had before, many of whom did not know of her sufferings. Her death is regretted by everyone in this community and their sympathy goes out to the sorrowing family. Matilda Droll was born to Matthew and Marie Rotteman Droll, December 19, 1876, in Iroquois county, Illinois and came with her parents to the county, who settled in Coleman precinct in 1889, and has lived here ever since. Her life has been a quiet one doing her duty as she found it and doing it well. The funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Patrick’s R.C. church, of which she was a devout communicant, according to the ritual of that church. During the service Mrs. Jack McAdams, of Sedalia, Missouri a life long friend of the deceased sang “At The Heavenly Gate.” The services were attended by an unusually large concourse of neighbors and friends, and the floral offerings were very numerous. Her remains were laid to rest in Calvary cemetery. Friday 29 Aug 1913

 

 

Sunday afternoon the little daughter aged eighteen months of Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Thayer, of West McCook died. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D.L. McBride at the home Monday afternoon and the body buried in Riverview cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their sorrow. Friday 29 Aug 1913

J.H. Lyons died of dropsy at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Wiggins yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral will be held at the Wiggins home at 10 o’clock today, Thursday, and interment will be made in the Sherman cemetery beside the remains of his first wife. Friday 5 Sep 1913

Culbertson - From The Banner - Sunday morning as D.B. Stephenson was preparing to make the fire, he fell with a stroke of paralysis. After a short time he regained consciousness and managed to drag himself into the front room to awaken his wife. Dr. Funk was called and did all in the power of the human physician to relieve him. He remained conscious until afternoon Sunday when he passed into a state of coma and Monday night had another stroke, passing to rest Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Friday 5 Sep 1913

Obituary - Anna Margaret Stroh was born December 14, 1891, at Frank, Russia, and died at McCook, Nebraska, Monday September 1, 1913. She was married to Henry Kissler January 2, 1912, about six weeks ago she arrived in McCook from the old country. Two weeks ago she took sick with typhoid fever which was the cause of her death. She leaves a husband and two children, Her parents, two brothers and one sister are still in the old country. Her two uncles, Jacob and Casper Frank reside in McCook. John Stroh, also an uncle, from Hastings, was present at the funeral with his wife, son, daughter-in--law and two daughters. The funeral services were conducted from the German Lutheran church Wednesday by Rev. G. Wockenfuss, after which interment followed at Riverview cemetery. Friday 5 Sep 1913

Obituary - Carrie Maud Crandall was born in Ogle county, Ill., March 31, 18981, died Sunday, September 7, 1913. Her girlhood days were spent in Illinois. She was converted and joined the Methodist church at the age of 14 years. She was always a leader in the younger set of the church, never failing when a kind word or deed was needed, a consistent worker always. As she grew older her health began failing her and about six years ago it became necessary to make a change in climate and she went to California where she derived much help, and it was while there she met and married her husband, C.O. Rogers. Soon after their marriage they went to Portland, Oregon, where they lived a few months, thence to Salt Lake City, Denver, and then to McCook where for the last four years they have made their home, being joined here by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. A.A. Crandall, sister and brother. For a time it was thought her health was restored to her but a few months ago it was seen that she was going back and her health was leaving her. An operation was performed which seemed beneficial for a short time only, and it was again found necessary to operate as a last chance to save her young life, but to no avail her heart was too weak to withstand the shock to the system and in a few hours she was taken from her sufferings and her loved ones, gone to her reward taking her long last sleep and rest. Although never having the best of health she was always cheerful and hopeful, never complaining, but making the best of what came to her. She is survived by her husband, little three year old son, whom she loved so dearly, her parents, brother, sister and little nieces, Bernice and Harriet Comford. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Neal Johnson, Wednesday at 2 o’clock, September 10, 1913. Burial at Longview cemetery McCook. Mr. Crandall’s brothers, J.W. Crandall of Fairmont, D.B. Crandall, of Tobias, and his sister, Mrs. Charles Palmer of Franklin, also Mrs. M.H. Hammond, of Denver, an intimate friend of the deceased, attended the funeral. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the bereft family and sorrowing relatives. Friday 12 Sep 1913

 

Grandpa Overstake, who had been very feeble for the past year and had been rapidly failing recently, passed peacefully away at 7 o’clock Monday morning at his home in Lebanon. Henry Overstake was born at Hillsborough, Ohio, October 9, 1836, died at his home in Lebanon, Nebraska, September 1, 1913, aged 76 years. Mr. Overstake grew to manhood in Ohio was united in marriage to Mallissa J. Snyder, April 28, 1857, who preceded him by three years. To this union ten children were born, five girls and five boys. Friday 12 Sep 1913

Harry the eleven day old child of Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick, died last Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 1913. Friday 19 Sep 1913

Word was received here Tuesday night of the sudden death of Miss Nettie Smith in Denver, where she has been working the past few months. Her brother-in-law Charles Emerson, of McCook, first received the sad news and left that night to bring the body here for burial. He arrived with the remains at 11:30 and the funeral will be held at the Marion school house, at 11 o’clock tomorrow, Friday. The cause of her death was pneumonia. Friday 19 Sep 1913

Obituary - Mrs. James Neelings, who formerly lived in this city, when her husband run an engine on the Burlington out of here, hung herself at their home south of Bartley last Saturday during a period of despondency. Her husband was in the hospital in this city at the time. Their many friends tender their heartfelt sympathy to the afflicted family in their sorrow. Friday 19 Sep 1913

Word was brought to town Tuesday afternoon that William Appleby, who lived alone on a farm about three miles south of town, had been found dead at his home by Mrs. Peter Yeager. Wm. Appleby came to Hitchcock county about ten years ago and has lived alone on the Davenport place most of the time. He was about 65 years old and was a civil war veteran. An effort is being made to locate the relatives, but up to the time of going to press nothing had been heard from them. The remains were taken to Hein’s undertaking establishment, and buried Thursday. Friday 26 Sep 1913

Grandma Carver died at the home of her son, S.L. Carver, three miles east of Bartley, Sunday evening, September 21, at 7 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the home, and the body was taken to Hampton, Neb, for burial, accompanied by her son, S.L. Nancy Ann Sauls was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, August 6, 1834, and was married to Gilbert L. Carver in 1849. To this union ten children were born six of whom are now living. Her husband died February 9, 1875. Friday 3 Oct 1913

A Fatal Accident - Ward McBrien Dies Sunday from Being Accidentally Shot by a Playmate - A most regrettable and fatal accident occurred in South McCook, Saturday afternoon about four o’clock when Ward McBrien, son of Mr. And Mrs. W.S. McBrien, aged 14 years, was shot in the abdomen by a 22 caliber rifle in the hands of John Hartman, aged 16 years, one of his playmates, who with several other boys were in a barn with the Hartman boy, who was shooting his rifle at a target. The rifle had just been reloaded and in some manner was accidentally discharged while the unfortunate boy was in the range of it. He was taken to the McCook General Hospital in an automobile as quickly as possible and every effort made to save his life, though the nature of the wound made it seem hopeless. The bullet passed through the intestines in several places and cut an artery in the bowels. The little fellow lived until about four o’clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning, Rev. J.S. Beem officiating, and his remains interred in Riverview cemetery. The sad affair is most regrettable to everyone, and the sorrow stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their affliction as have also the boy who was the cause of so much suffering and grief, and his parents, Mr. And Mrs. G.W. Hartman. Friday 3 Oct 1913

Percy Escher Dies - Last Friday morning, September 26, 1913, after suffering for some time with diabetes, though only confined to his home but a few days, Percy Escher died at his home in the west part of town. The deceased was born at Vailton, Nebraska September 24, 1892, and had lived all his life here. He was employed in the store keeper’s department of the Burlington and worked up till the Saturday before his death. He was an excellent young man and well liked by all who knew him. The funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon, W.B. Mills, first reader of the Christian science church officiating, and his body buried in Riverview cemetery. The bereft mother has the sympathy of all in her sorrow. Friday 3 Oct 1913

Mrs. George Hoffman, who came here from Loveland about two months ago to make her home, died Tuesday afternoon of tuberculosis. She is survived by her husband and five children. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning, her remains buried in Riverview cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Friday 3 Oct 1913

Culbertson - From The Banner - Mary A. Wertenberger, daughter of David and Lydia Wertenberger, was born in Stark county Ohio, January 19, 1863, and died at Culbertson, Nebraska, September 26, 1913. She was united in marriage to E.H. Funk at Warsaw, Ind., October 26, 1869, and to this union was born fourteen children, three daughters and eleven sons. Two of the sons died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, E.H. Funk, of Nolan, New Mexico and twelve children. Friday 10 Oct 1913

Anna Elizabeth Hock, nee Barth, was born June 14, 1888 in Culbertson, Nebraska. She was married to George Hock, November 29, 1911. They made their home since last fall three miles north of town. She took sick very suddenly Sunday, September 21, and death released her from her suffering on October 1, 1913. Friday 10 Oct 1913

 

Peter J., the nine year old son of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Foxen, died at his home, Wednesday morning, October 15, 1913. He was born December 9, 1905, in this city. He had not been in good health for some time but was seriously ill but a few days. The funeral services were held in St. Patrick’s church yesterday morning, and the body buried in the Catholic cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing family. Friday 17 Oct 1913

C.F. Pade - Monday morning, October 13, 1913, the citizens of McCook were shocked to hear of the sudden death of C.F. Pade, which occurred while he was dressing from a hemorrhage. The deceased has not been strong for some time and has been gradually failing but was not confined to his bed, and his death was unexpected. Christian Frederick Pade was born in Germany on June 5, 1832, died in this city, Monday, October 13, 1913. He learned the cabinet maker’s trade in Germany. In 1852, he came to this country with his mother, brother and a sister and located at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he lived for thirty three years, part of that time working at his trade and the rest of that time as foreman of the C.J.L. sash door and blind factory. In 1855 he was married to Miss Pauline Ahren to which union five children were born. In 1885 he and his family, came to this city and opened a furniture store and has been in that business ever since, having associated with him his son, Herman, and daughters, Bertha and Minnie. He is survived by his widow, four children, Henry, Herman, Bertha and Minnie, his mother and a brother, Fran L. of Hastings. Mr. Pade was a consistent member of the Lutheran church from boyhood, and has always lived a Christian life in his quiet but efficient way. He was honored by everyone who knew him; an honest, upright human, doing into other’s as he would that they should do to him. The heartfelt sympathy of everyone goes out to the bereaved family. The funeral services were held at his late residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. D.L. McBride officiating, and the body laid to rest in Longview cemetery. Friday 17 Oct 1913

Bartley - From the Inter Ocean - As mentioned briefly in last week’s issue, James T. Neeling, died at the hotel here last Thursday evening at 5:40 o’clock. Although he had been in very poor health for over two years and his death not unexpected all were considerably shocked at the sudden finale. All through his illness he was cheerful and considerate of those who waited upon him, never complaining, but always kind and appreciative. James T. Neeling was born in National, Clayton county, Iowa, September 3, 1856. He was married to Inez M. Lee October, 1879. He was a resident of Nebraska for a number of years, at one time an engineer on the McCook division of the Burlington but of late years has resided on a farm south of Bartley. The funeral services were held in the Christian church in Bartley, Saturday, October 4, and the body was taken to Indianola and laid to rest by the side of his wife. Friday 17 Oct 1913

V. Franklin - Vocanses Franklin, president of the Citizens National Bank of this city, died at his home Saturday afternoon, October 11, 1913 at 2 o’clock. The deceased has been failing in health for the past three years but had continued to be active in the management of his many business enterprises until about six months ago when his health compelled him to relinquish the personal attention he has always given to the banking institutions of which he has been at the head in this city, Benkelman and Wauneta. Few men if any, has done more to build up southwestern Nebraska. He has always been optimistic for this part of the country and by act as well as word stood by his opinion. In times of stress his means were used to help those who needed such assistance, true he expected returns for it, but they were not always realized. Many times when one in need could get money no where else Mr. Franklin would furnish the funds necessary to tide them over the stress of circumstances, and by his efforts and advice many have profited. His business seemed to be his greatest pleasure and his recreation. Until recently he had never taken a pleasure trip or vacation, except once to his old home in Pennsylvania, and in hopes the trip would be the means of his regaining his health and strength. In passing from the business life of this part of the state he will be greatly missed. Vocanses Franklin was born at Huntington Mills, Lucerne county, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1841. In 1863 he enlisted in the 119th Pa. Vol. Co. B and served to the end of the war. He came west in 1872 and settled in Clay county, Kansas. For a time he engaged in the mercantile business in Beloit, Kansas, then moved to Indianola, in this county. In 1879 entering into the general mercantile business there until 1883, when he came to McCook and entered the banking business. Two brothers served with him in the army, one of whom was killed in battle. He was united in marriage with Miss Betty Simpson January 29, 1860, to which union were born two daughters, Mrs. Vernice Franklin Pringle of Parks, Neb., and Mrs. Florence Franklin Watkins of Bridgeport, Neb. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon Rev. Neal Johnson, of the Methodist church officiating, and Rev. M.E. Carman, of Minden, preaching the sermon. All business houses of the city were closed during that time and they were attended by a very large concourse of people coming from nearly every town in this part of the state. His body was interred in Riverview cemetery. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Friday 17 Oct 1913

The little baby boy born September 20, 1913, to Mr. And Mrs. C.K. Shears who live six miles southwest of town, died Sunday, October 13, 1913. The funeral services were held at the home and its little body buried in Riverview cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of all go out to the bereaved parents. Friday 21 Oct 1913

The community was greatly shocked last Thursday evening when the message was received announcing the death of Rev. Hindman. Roy C. Hindman was born at Fremont county, Iowa, November 16, 1856. Passed away October 16, 1913 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Alliance, Nebraska, where he underwent an operation, hoping to recover from the injury he received 12 years ago. He moved to Red Willow county, Nebraska in 1885 and was married to Minnie E. McCart, December 9, 1901 to this union four children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, four children, father, mother, one brother and three sisters. Friday 31 Oct 1913

Andy Lord Dies - Thursday evening, October 23, 1913 Andy Lord of Indianola died after a short illness and an operation for gall stones. Andy Lord has been in the hardware and harness business in Indianola for thirty years or more and is widely known in Southwestern Nebraska, and has many friends. His word was as good as his note to all who knew him and he had a large patronage. The funeral services were held Saturday and was largely attended. Andy will be long remembered by many. He is survived by his widow and seven children, with whom the community sympathize in their sorrow. Friday 31 Oct 1913

Margaretta Oyster Dies - Amargaretta Oyster died at Hastings, Nebraska, Sunday, October 26, 1913, of cerebral paralysis. Her mother and sister went down Sunday afternoon and were with her a few hours before the end came. Margaretta was born in this city in 1892, and has been a suffer all her life. The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon, and her body laid to rest in Longview cemetery. Friday 31 Oct 1913

F.J. Rolf Dies - After a long illness Frank J. Rolf died at his home Tuesday afternoon, November 4, 1913, aged 58 years, 9 months and 10 days. He has been a suffer from tuberculosis and made a determined fight to overcome the disease, going to the Woodman sanitarium, Colorado, but was unsuccessful. Franklin J. Rolf, born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, January 25th, 1855. Was married to Georgia Zimmerman, June 27, 1881. Four children were born to them two of whom, Wm. H., and Izora, together with his wife, mother, two brothers and twin sisters survive him. He became a Christian and united with the Baptist Church in Plattsmouth Nebraska about twenty four years ago. Had been in the employ of the Burlington R.R. company for 25 years, 18 of which were spent in this city. Was a man of high ideals and intelligent convictions clean, honorable and considerate. He loved his home and his wife and children were enshrined in his heart. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D.L. McBride, officiating, and the burial services were under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. Friday 7 Nov 1913

John Ross was born the 21st of January, 1841 in Norka, Russia and died of old age on Tuesday evening October 21, 1913, at Culbertson. His age was 72 years and 9 months. In the year 1860 the departed was married to Miss Anna Ashenbrenner. Death took her from him in 1882. In 1884 he was married to Anna Elizabeth Yost. She died in 1906. He was married for the third time to Lena Woizel 4 ½ years ago who with three sons, Louis, Adam and Henry and one daughter, Mrs. Conrad Wacker and many other relatives survive him. Friday 7 Nov 1913

Culbertson-From The Banner-At 6 o’clock Tuesday morning November 4, John W. Cole passed quietly into the great beyond. Mr. Cole has been confined to his home for several months and his death was not unexpected. He has suffered for several years with tuberculosis. Mr. Cole was one of the early settlers of this locality, coming here about twenty-seven years ago. The funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock next Sunday afternoon from the residence in East Culbertson. Friday 14 Nov 1913

C.W. Lampman was born in Bennington, Vermont, August 17, 1838, and died November 2, 1913 in Culbertson, Nebraska. He grew up in the Green Mountain state and at the beginning of the civil war he enlisted, in 1861, at Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., New York, and served through the entire war. He was married to Miss Ann C. M. Lovde and to this union was born twelve children of which three sons and three daughters survive him to mourn his demise. Mrs. Lampman having proceeded him a few years ago. Friday 14 Nov 1913

 

John S. Porter - Wednesday morning, November 19, 1913, at 7 o’clock John S. Porter died in the Co-operative hospital where he had been taken a few days before for treatment. The deceased is an old resident and highly respected citizen of this city. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, November 19, 1831 and died on his eighty-second birthday. He was married to Miss Martha J. Williams, June 1, 1857, in Williams county, Ohio, to which union a son and three daughters were born, the son and one daughter with his widow survive him. They came to this country in 1878, and have resided here ever since. The deceased has a host of friends who extend their sympathy to the sorrowing family. Friday 21 Nov 1913

Ernest R. Holmes, died in New York City, Saturday night, November 22, 1913. He was widely known throughout the state. In 1898 he was married to Miss Kittie Shackelton, of Indianola, this country, and with her visited her parents there several times. He was a graduate of the Satte university, was employed on Kearney and Lincoln newspapers and for several years with the Success Magazine, and for several years has been conducting tourist parties to Europe and foreigners for a tour in this country. He was a man of fine character, and broad education. Beside his widow, he is survived by his father and mother, who live in Kearney. Friday 28 Nov 1913

Another Old Resident Called - Tuesday night, November 25, 1913, John Rowland, died at his home in East McCook. Although he had been in ill health all the past summer, he had not been confined to the house until about a week before his death. John Rowland was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, August 22, 1833. He enlisted in the Co. E 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, November 3, 1861 and served until November 17, 1864. He was married December 27, 1857 to Miss Amanda Johnson in Washington county, Ohio and they lived there until 1885 when they moved to Red Willow county, Nebraska, where they have resided ever since. Four children were born to this union, two sons, one daughter and a widow survive him, all of whom live here. The deceased had many good qualities and the sorrowing family have the sympathy of many friends. Funeral services in Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friday 28 Nov 1913

Mrs. Jacob Zimmer Dies - Mrs. Jacob Zimmer died at her home Friday night, November 21, 1913 of Bright’s disease, from which she had been afflicted for over a year. Cathrine Droll, was born at Palentine, Ill, October 16, 1868. She came to this country with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. August Droll in 1888. The following year she was married to Jacob Zimmer who with her mother, two brothers and six sisters survive her. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at her late home, Rev. D.L. McBride pastor of Baptist church officiating and her body interred in Longview cemetery Monday afternoon. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Friday 28 Nov 1913

Child Dies Suddenly - Edith, the five year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Harris, of East McCook, suddenly died Thursday morning, December 4, 1913 at 2 o’clock of croup. The little one had been in good health the previous day and still seemed so when she went to bed. The attack came during the night, and every effort was made to save the little one without avail. Friday 5 Dec 1913

Indianola - From the Reporter - F. Marion William, born in Washington County, Ohio, January 15, 1847, he lived there until he was nine years old when he moved with his parents to Iowa where he lived until 1887, from there he came to Red Willow County Nebraska where he lived ever since. He was married to Miss Stella Mosher in 1890. He died Thursday, November 20, 1913 after a long illness, he is survived by wife and two children, Charles and Agnes, five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased, Saturday, November 22, at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. M.S. Satchel, after which the remains were laid to rest at Indianola. Friday 5 Dec 1913

The news of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Horton, at her home in the village, came as a shock to many of her friends, although Mrs. Horton had been an invalid for years she had not been seriously ill but a short time. Margaret Elizabeth Ikerd was born near Bedford, Indiana, January 19th, 1840, died at her home in Lebanon, Nebraska, December 6th, 1913. Aged 78 years, 10 months and 15 days. She, with her parents moved to Nanvoo, Illinois in 1855, was united in marriage to J.J. Horton in 1865, their wedded life lasting over a period of 45 years. To this union seven sons were born, four of whom survive the mother. She moved with her husband and family to Stewart, Iowa in 1876, and from there to Lebanon, Nebraska, where they have since resided. Friday 19 Dec 1913

Mrs. E.B. Nelson Dies - Wednesday noon, December 17, 1913, a few minutes after being taken to the cooperative hospital, Mrs. E.B. Nelson, of East McCook, died. She had been ill for about a week following the birth of a baby boy. Lydia B. Rowland was born October 25, 1870, in Washington county, Ohio, she came to this county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowland, in 1886. She was married to E.B. Nelson in 1877, to which union eight children were born, three boys and five girls, the eldest 25 years of age and the youngest, an infant girl a week old, all of whom, with the husband, her mother and two brothers survive her. Mr. Nelson and family moved from their farm in Valley Grange precinct to this city about five years ago. She was a loving wife and mother a good neighbor, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. D.L. McBride officiating. Friday 19 Dec 1913

Dies Suddenly - Thomas Flannery, who has made his home at the National Hotel in this city for years, was found dead in the toilet room Saturday morning. He has not been in good health for some time, but was able to get about in good weather and had not complained of being any worse. The deceased has not been employed in any business for years, having enough means to live comfortably without, and has occupied the same room in the hotel, where died for the past fourteen years. He was a familiar person on the streets of the city, quiet and unassuming. He was not married and has a brother living, who was notified. Services were held in St. Patrick church and his remains buried in Calvary cemetery Monday morning. Friday 26 Dec 1913

Mrs. R.D. Stotler passed away at her home in this city Wednesday afternoon about 4 o’clock, after an illness covering a period of years. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. G.W. McBride, assisted by Rev. J.F. Hageman, and the remains laid to rest in the Benkelman cemetery. Helena M. Marron was born in Middlesborough, England, December 24, 1854, and came to America in 1871. She was married to R.D. Stotler October 9, 1872 at Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday 26 Dec 1913

Early Settler Dies - Mrs. Johanna Fritsch, widow of the late Frank Fritsch of Indianola, died at the home of her daughter in McPherson county, where she has been staying for several weeks. Her body was brought to Indianola and funeral services were held in the Congregational church Saturday and interment was made in the city cemetery. She and her husband came to this county and homesteaded north of Indianola on Coon creek in 1873. The children who survive her are all grown. The deceased was highly respected by all who knew her. Friday 26 Dec 1913

Mrs. Mary Scott Dies - Mrs. Mary T. Scott, who has been suffering for some time with cancer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos O. Rogers, Monday morning. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon, and her body taken to Benkelman Wednesday for burial. Friday 26 Dec 1913