TAYLOR SERVICES HELD TUESDAY
Services were Tuesday for Sherman Taylor, 80, of Wymore, who died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1973 in a Beatrice Hospital.
He was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Wymore and lived in the community all his life. At the time of his death, he was a retired farmer.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Margaret (Carl) Mueller of Wymore; one son, Joe A. of El Cajon, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Helmig of Madison, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Taylor was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; one daughter, Edith; one sister and two brothers.Prayer services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, while funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, Rev. Dale Westadt officiated. Burial was in the Wymore Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church, with
Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in charge.Laughlin-Hoevet was in charge of
[note: cause of death: coronary thrombosis]
MEMORIAL SET FOR MRS. TAYLOR
Mrs. Gladys Kara Taylor died suddenly at her home at 721 North 8th Street, Wymore, on December 23, at the age of 73.
She is survived by her husband, Sherman; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Mueller of Blue Springs; one son, Joe, of San Diego, Calif.; on brother Joe Mcmaken, Plattsmouth; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Wymore Friday, December 26th, with Rev. A. D. Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Wymore Cemetery with Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A memorial to the United Methodist Church has been designated and Mrs. George
Schafer is in charge of it.
[note: cause of death: heart]
Sherman Taylor, 62, former Wymore business man and a resident of The Wymore vicinity for forty-five years, died at his home here Thursday, January 13, following a year's illness. Taylor was president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Wymore for six years, prior to 1924, when on account of failing health, it became necessary for him to dispose of his interests and retire from active business. Mr. Taylor was prominent politically for many years in Wymore, and had acted as a member of the city council and also was a board of education member for two terms. He settled on land between Wymore and Odell in the early days of the town, and owned much realty at the time of his death.
Mr. Taylor is survived by the wife, two sons; Sherman Jr., and Ed of Wymore, two brothers; Albert of Kansas City, Ed of Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. John Kelly of University Place.
Burial was from the home at Wymore, Sunday afternoon, in charge ofThe Rev. W. C. Harper of Auburn, former Wymore pastor. Burial was in Wymore Cemetery.
MRS. SHERMAN TAYLOR RITES FRIDAY
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the West Funeral Home for Mrs. Sherman Taylor, Sr. 73, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. M. Helmig at Mexico City, Mexico. Mrs. Taylor is the wife of the late Sherman Taylor, both of whom were residents of Wymore years ago. At one time Mr. Taylor was president of the bank here.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Taylor is survived by two sons, Sherman of Wymore and Edward of Burbank, Calif.
Survived by sons, Paul Taylor, Prescott, Harold E Taylor of LaCanada Ca, 4 brothers, Carl, Wm, and Walter of Wymore Ne. Paul Hurtz & wife Mae of Burbank Ca. Preceded in death by parents and husband, 2 brothers, Albert & Tony Hurtz, 2 sisters, Amanda Jones and Helena Shoff. Laughlin Hoevet, Father Hotovy.Wymore Arbor State
M. KATHERINE TAYLOR
M. Katherine Taylor, 93, of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Wymore, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994 at the Prescott Samaritan Village.
She was born April 23, 1901 at Wymore where she spent her childhood. She was a 1919 graduate of Wymore High School. She married Edwin Ellsworth Taylor, and they lived at Wymore before moving to La Crescenta, Calif. She moved to Prescott in 1967. She was a licensed hair dresser, and was a retail sales lady for the J.C.Penney Company. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Prescott. She enjoyed hand work, especially needlework.
She is survived by two sons, Paul A. Taylor, of Prescott, Ariz.; and Harold E. Taylor, of La Canada, Calif.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, William, Carl and Walter Hurtz, all of Wymore; and Paul Hurtz and his wife Mae, of Burbank, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Hurtz, of Hemet, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Anna Margaret ([nee]Paul) Hurtz; her husband, Edwin E. Taylor, on January 14, 1971; two brothers, Albert and Tony Hurtz; two sisters, Amanda Jones and Helena Schoff.Casket bearers were Jerald Hurtz, Dennis Hurtz, Robert Hurtz, Robert Harrison, Todd Harrison and John Plantenga.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday January 6, 1995 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wymore, Father Dennis Hotovy officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wymore. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, Wymore.Memorial established with the funeral home in charge.
Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, Wymore, was in charge of the arrangements.
TAYLOR SERVICES HELD MONDAY
Edwin Ellsworth Taylor, a former resident of Wymore, died in Phoenix, Ariz., on January 14, 1971, at the age of 72.
He is survived by wife, Catherine of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Harold of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Paul of Prescott, Ariz.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Sherman of Wymore.
Rosary was recited at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home Sunday night, January
17, and the church service was at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Monday, January 18. Father Peter Gadient officiated and burial was in Calvary
[note: cause of death" heart disease]
DEATH OF WYMORE'S MOST RESPECTED CITIZEN
Jacob Taylor one of Wymore's oldest and most respected citizen died at his home after a long illness, Sunday evening.
Deceased was born in England. He and his wife came to America in 1859 and settled on a farm near Wymore in 1882. Some years ago he built a beautiful residence just east of the Touzalin hotel and retiring from farming had lived there since.
Mr. Taylor was prominent in the early up building of this city. By close attention to his affairs, he had become quite well to do.He is survived by five sons and two daughters. They are John, James, Sherman, Edward and Albert Taylor
and Mrs. John Kelly and Mrs. John Dawson. The funeral services were held
yesterday from the home. Interment was made in Overlook Cemetery.
[note: cause of death - diabetes]
DEATH OF MRS. JACOB TAYLOR
Mrs. Alice Taylor, one of the early residents of this vicinity died at her home in this city Sunday morning at five o'clock, after an illness of five weeks, aged seventy-seven years and six months.
Deceased was born in Ashworth, England, March 24, 1828, and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at Ashworth. She was married to Jacob Taylor Aug. 20, 1849, and came to America in 1859, locating in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois. In 1882 they removed to Nebraska settling on a farm a few miles west of Wymore, where they lived until about fourteen years ago when they moved to Wymore where she resided until her death. She leaves to mourn, besides her aged husband, seven children, five sons and two daughters: twenty-three grandchildren and eight great-great-grand-children, all of whom, except two great-grandchildren, were present at the funeral. The two daughters are Mrs. J. E. Kelly and Mrs. J. L. Dawson.
Mrs. Taylor was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her and lived a life in the community worthy of emulation. She was a true wife and mother in every sense of the word and those who knew her home life knew the best the good she was capable of and did accomplish.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon. A short prayer was said at the home and the remains were then taken to the Episcopal Church where Rev, Bacon, her pastor, in an eloquent sermon paid tribute to the deceased, after which the remains followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends were taken to Overlook Cemetery and placed in their last resting place. The profusion of beautiful flowers which covered the casket were mute tokens of the love of the many sorrowing friends of the bereaved family.
LIVSEY - At his home in Wymore Saturday morning, March 11th, Richard Livsey quietly passed away this life. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Episcopal Church in Wymore, interment being made in Overlook Cemetery.
Judge Livsey came to this city from England some twenty years ago and engaged in the furniture business, but removed to Wymore after that city started and also moved his residence and business building and afterwards erected the opera house block. He was one of the prominent men identified in the building of our sister city.
His health has been very poor for several years past caused from a stroke of
paralysis from which he never fully recovered.
Cause of Death: stroke of paralysis
Mrs. Esther Kelly, 77, wife of J. E. Kelly, of University Place, former pioneer and long time resident of Wymore and vicinity, died suddenly while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Roberts, at Monte Vista, Colorado, Sunday. The body was brought to Wymore for burial, funeral services being held from the Baptist Church here Tuesday. Burial was in the family plot here. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly settled on land four miles west of Wymore in the early days of the community and lived there for many years, being among the prominent families of the early days. They retired to Wymore in 1895 and in 1901 moved to University Place, the better to educate their children and have lived there continuously since. Mrs. Kelly is survived by the aged husband, four sons, Lou E. and Will of Wymore, Fred, at the head of Moscow, Idaho University, and James of Hebron and four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Stearns, of Rodgers, Ark., Mrs. Maude Hildebrandt, of Green Castle, Wyo., Mrs. Mable Sterns San Francisco, and Mrs. Pearl Roberts, of Monte Vista, Colo.
James Taylor dropped dead at his home in Washington, Kansas, about ten-thirty Monday morning, of heart failure. He had been in good health previous and was washing windows when stricken. He is a brother of Sherman and John Taylor of this city. He was 59 years old. The body was brought to this city yesterday for burial. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church at 2 o'colck p.m. Rev. Mulligan of Beatrice officiated.
There survive the wife and five children, Cyril, Arthur, John, Charlie and Mrs. Toten, all of Washington. Mr. Taylor lived on a farm west of Wymore about fifteen years, leaving here about twelve years ago.
John Taylor, a former resident of this city, passed away Saturday evening, at a Lincoln Hospital, where he had been taking treatment for several months past. He was 69 years of age. Mr. Taylor moved to this community in the early seventies, driving overland from Illinois with a brother and settled on the reservation southwest of this city. Later he moved to California and on his return farmed near Barneston, coming from the farm to Wymore where he made his home until he removed to Lincoln some years ago.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Wymore, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Wymore Cemetery.
WYMORE PIONEER DIES IN BEATRICE
John E. Kelly, 92, formerly of Wymore, died Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Stearns of Lincoln, where he had been living for some time. His life story follows:John Edward Kelly, son of Edward and Margaret Keveen Kelly, was born at Peel, Isle of Man, March 16, 1845. He was reared in a Methodist home, one brother being a minister of that denomination.At the age of 23 he came to America, settling in Illinois where he engaged in farming. In 1873 he was married to Esther Ann Taylor and they continued farming there until 1879, when they moved to Nebraska, settling four miles west of where the township of Wymore was later located. In 1907 they moved to University Place. His wife preceded him in death nine years ago after a happy life of fifty-six years together.
Mr. Kelly was a good neighbor and a devoted father. No sacrifice was too great for him to make for his family or his friends. He was active in civic affairs, having served for twenty years on the Board of Supervisors of Gage County, and six years on the City Council of University Place.Nine children were born to this pioneer couple eight of whom survive; Lewis E. of Blue Springs; William J. Of Steel City; Bertha M. Stearns of Lincoln; Fred J. of Washington, D.C.; James A. of Norfolk, Nebraska; Pearl Roberts of Monte Vista, Colorado; Maud Hildebrandt of Greencastle, Indiana; and Mabel Sturm of Berkely, California. One daughter, Cora A. passed away in 1896 at the age of fourteen. There are 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren surviving.
Mr. Kelly was a man of genial disposition and always had a pleasant word for everyone, and since his death many persons on the streets of University Place have spoken of him as "that kindly old man".Short funeral services were held Sunday morning January 30, 1938 at the Castle, Roper and Matthews Chapel, conducted by Rev. W.F. Perry of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, and the body was taken to Wymore, where funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in charge of Rev. A.J. Edgar, and the body was laid beside that of his wife in the Wymore Cemetery. Mr. Kelly was one of the few Civil War Veterans left in this part of the country.
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Census: 1900, Enumerator for Sicily Township,Gage County, Nebraska
Death Calls Charles A. Taylor of Beatrice
Charles A. Taylor, 51, died unexpectedly Friday night at his home in this city from heart trouble. He recently left a local hospital where he had been receiving treatment for the ailment, and appeared to be recovering. He was downtown Friday, and told friends he was feeling pretty good. He was seized with a heart attack in the night and died soon afterwards.
Mr. Taylor was born at Huntley, Nebraska on October 28, 1882, and came to Beatrice in 1924 with his family to make his home. Up to the time he was taken ill he was in the employ of the Morning Star Dairy operated by his brother-in-law, Charles Salisbury.
Surviving are his wife and five children, Mrs. George Fulton, Mrs. Albert VanBorkum, Alvin, Doyle and Wilferd Taylor, all of Beatrice. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Charles Salisbury of this city, Mrs. Ernest Langdale of Red Oak, Iowa, and Mrs. Gertrude Snyder of McCook, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the home, and 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church, Rev. C.C. Winter officiating.
Crushed at the Shops
Tuesday afternoon, Benjamin Hugunin while working at the coal sheds near the B.& M. shops, was caught between a coal car and the shed and badly crushed. With the assistance of two men he was able to walk home, but he died about 2 hours afterward. Deceased was 49 years old and leaves a wife and six children.
The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the M.E. church by Rev. C. S. Dudley.
Clarence Lee Roy, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hugunin, May 9th, 1892, aged one year, four months and 26 days. Funeral services at the house, Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C.S. Dudley.
Capitola Davidson Burned to Death Sunday Morning
Her Agonizing Cries Awakened the Household, Who Finally Extinguished the Flames
Mrs. Capitola Davidson, a domestic employed at the boarding house run by Miss Susie Chapman, met death in a most terrible manner Sunday morning. She was the first one up and in starting the fire she used a can of kerosene, which became ignited and caught her clothing on fire, and in an instant she was enveloped in a volume of flames. Almost distracted, she ran into a bedroom and called one of the girls, who followed her out into the yard. By this time the entire household had been attracted to the scene by her agonizing cries, and they at once began throwing water on her, but not until she had been burned almost to a crisp did they succeed in extinguishing the flames. She was taken into the house an a doctor summoned, but she had been so terribly burned that medical aid could be of but little use, other than to alleviate the awful suffering she endured. Everything possible was done to make her comfortable, but she only lived a few hours, dying the same evening. The funeral services were held at Miss Chapman’s boarding house on Monday, being conducted by Rev. Moffit of the Congregational Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in Overlook Cemetery.
HARTWIG SERVICES TO BE THURSDAY
A FORMER RESIDENT OF Wymore, Esta W. Hartwig, 77, of Lincoln, died in Lincoln Oct. 26.
She was born Feb. 15, 1893, in Goreville, Ill.
Survivors include her husband Harm of Lincoln, a son Alonzo of Havre, Mont., four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Law of Elsie, Nebr.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Wallace of Lincoln will officiate and burial will be in the Wymore Cemetery.
(Index for Wymore Cemetery Records: Esta Hartwig, Born Feb. 15, 1893, Died Oct 26, 1970, Section: NE ¼, Lot 162, Sp 1, Cremation, Maiden name: Williams.
SUNDAY SEVICES HELD FOR HARTWIG
Services were held on Sunday for Harm Frederick Hartwig, 78, of the Wymore Good Samaritan Home who died Friday, Dec. 15, 1972 in a Beatrice hospital.
He was born Sept. 23, 1894, in Wymore.
Survivors include one son, Alanzo of Havre, Mont.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Henry of Buffalo, Wyo.; one sister, Mona Zimmerman of Wymore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home. Robert Wallace of Lincoln officiated and burial was in the Wymore Cemetery.
Laughlin-Hoevet was in charge of arrangements.
(Index for Wymore Cemetery Records: Harm Frederick Hartwig, Born Sept 23, 1894,at Wymore, NE rural; Died Dec. 15, 1972, at Beatrice NE Hospital, Age at death 78 years, Cerebral hemorrhage, Cremation)
Annie McCown, 69, dies at local hospital
Annie Sarah McCown, 69, 928 W. Court St., died Saturday evening in a local hospital. She was born July 2, 1895, in Gage County and farmed north of Marysville, Kan., until 1957, when she moved to Beatrice.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, John; four sons, Glen of Lincoln, Clarence of Saratoga, Ark., Donald of Artesia, Calif., and Delbert of Lincoln; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Emal, Mrs. Elsie Vanderhook, Mrs. Lea Williams, Mrs. Zella Howe and Mrs. Pearl Bergstraesser, all of Beatrice; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday from the Harman Mortuary Chapel with Mr. Harold Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Pickrell
John A. McCown Died In Colorado
Word was received here today of the death of John A. McCown, 87, formerly of the Beatrice vicinity, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Blodgett, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mr. McCown formerly lived east of the city and later at Armour, Neb.
Surviving are three more children besides Mrs. Blodgett. They are William McCown, Wymore, George of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Roy Oglesbee of Greeley, Colorado.
The body will be brought to the Bergmeyer chapel tomorrow, followed by services at 2:30 in the afternoon from the Pleasant View church southeast of Pickrell. Interment in the Church cemetery.
Mrs. J. A. McCown Died Sunday at Home at Armour
After a prolonged illness extending over a period of nearly five months, Mrs. John A. McCown died Sunday at Armour, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Russell. Death came at about 8 o'clock Sunday morning.
`The body will be shipped to this city for burial and arrived on the afternoon Burlington from Wymore about 5 o'clock yesterday.
Funeral services will be held at the North Dunkard church at 3 o'clock this afternoon and interment in the North Dunkard cemetery eight miles northeast of the city. The friends will start from the home of Mrs. McCown's son, W. S. McCown, 512 Scott Street, about 10 o'clock this morning.
The family lived for seven years on a farm four miles east of Beatrice.
Isaac J. McCown Died at Hospital
Isaac J. McCown, 80, retired farmer of this city, died last evening at a local hospital where he had been receiving treatment. He had been in poor health for some time.
Surviving are eight children, six sons and two daughters. His wife died years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Pleasant View Church two miles southeast of Pickrell with Rev. A. G. Downing in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Mincks mortuary.
Mrs. Fred McCown Dies At Home At Clay Center
Mrs. Fred McCown, formerly of this city died Friday at her home at Clay Center, Neb.* She was 29 years of age and leaves her husband and four children, Vernon, Norman*, Jean and Jack McCown. The family located at Clay Center five years ago.
Funeral services will be held from the Pickrell Dunkard church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in the church cemetery.
Note: Should read Clay Center, Kansas.
Note: Should read Norma.
OBITUARY FOR DAN MCCOWN SR.
Dan McCown was born Feb. 26, 1905, at London, Ky., and passed away in a Beatrice hospital Oct. 15, 1966, at the age of 61 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Dan came to Beatrice with his parents as a boy of 13, and lived here the rest of his life where he grew to manhood. He farmed and was employed by Dole's Greenhouse for several years.
He was united in marriage to Helen L. Baker Feb. 14, 1928, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. To this union was born eight (8) children as follows: Mrs. Harold (Cleo) Lichty of Lincoln, Neb., Max McCown of Coon Rapids, Minn., Dan McCown Jr., of Fairbury, Neb., Mrs. Howard (Thelma) Knowles of Summer-field, Kan., Lonnie McCown of Lincoln, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Johnson of Ashland, and twins of the home, John and Jone. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. T. McCown, Beatrice; three brothers Virgil of Lynnwood, Calif., Ora of Beatrice, Lee of Minnesota; three sisters, Mrs. John (Verna) Masterman of Lincoln, Daisy of Beatrice, and Mrs. Rose Schuerman of Lynnwood, Calif., and 22 grandchildren.
Dan was a member of the Church of Christ, having joined July 6, 1965. He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Tony Lee McCown and Craig Ray Johnson; his father John T. McCown; two brothers, James Madison and John David; and one sister; Cora.
Memorial services were held Oct. 18, 1966, at Harman's Mortuary Chapel with Brother Harold Mitchell officiating. Music was furnished by the Church of Christ. Pallbearers were Jack Wright, Arch Grapengeter, Emil Johnson, Woodson Barnard, Tom Hawkins and David Turnbull Sr.
He was laid to rest in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Pickrell, Neb.
He was a flower too sweet on earth, sent here but for a while. God marked him when he gave him Birth, and took him with a smile. Our hearts are crushed and broken. We miss him more each day. From the dawn of early morning till the sun had hid its ray. Only God knows how much we miss him. He meant so much to us. Though his smiles are gone forever and his face we cannot touch, we have found sweet memories of him who we loved so much. Oh, then we shall know his reason, though we know it not today, why he took out Loved One away.
McCown – Services for James H. McCown were held Thursday from the Harman Mortuary with George Williams officiating and interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Pickrell. Harman Mortuary in charge. Pallbearers were Dean Dragoo, Clarence Emal, Herschel Post, William Seims, Kenneth Wardlaw, and Clifford Winkle.
McCown – Funeral services for John T. McCown were held Friday from the Harman Mortuary Chapel with Mrs. George Williams officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Cemetery. A Memorial to the Martin Luther Home has been established. Pallbearers were Max McCown, Lonnie McCown, Glen McCown, Donald McCown, Delbert McCown and Donald Yarpe.
Isaac Earl McCown died suddenly here
Isaac Earl McCown, 63, 1500 So. 6th St., died suddenly while at work at the Beatrice State Home this morning. He was born May 27, 1900, at Dutton, Ark., and had lived at Pickrell, Marysville, Kan., and at Wymore, before moving to Beatrice six years ago.
Mr. McCown had been employed at the Beatrice State Home for 11 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are his widow, Icie Ellen; one son, Earl Dean of the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill; one brother, John McCown, Beatrice; three sisters, Mrs. Orval (Maggie) Phillips, Connersville, Ind., Mrs. John (Rose) Vinzant, Fallbrook, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Ella) Frederick, Beatrice; and one granddaughter.
Preceding him in death were his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harman Mortuary. (Pg. 3d)
Beatrice Native, Lewis McCown, dies – (pg. 3a)
Lewis McCown, 70, St. Clair, Mo., from this city many years ago, died Saturday in a hospital at Washington, Mo.
Surviving are his wife Blanche, of St. Clair; brothers Isaac and John, both of Beatrice; sisters, Mrs. Ella Frederick, Beatrice, Mrs. Rose Vinzant, Fall Brook, Calif., and Mrs. Maggie Phillips, Connerville, Ind.; a son, Lorin, Covina, Calif.; and daughters, Mrs. Opal Stolzenburg, Beatrice, Mrs. Clarence Eiben, Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Phillip Titus, Central Point, Ore., and Mrs. Emil Dostal, Riverside, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at St. Clair, Mo.
Simmie McCown dies at the age of 79 (pg. 23)
(The Sun's Own Service)
Virginia – Simmie B. McCown, 79, Virginia, died in a Beatrice hospital Thursday evening. He was born in Laurel County, Ky., Nov. 25, 1883, and had been a resident of the Virginia vicinity since 1925.
Mr. McCown had operated the Conoco Service Station at Virginia for the past 34 years.
Surviving are his widow, Margaret, three daughters, Mrs. Zelma Girl, Liberty, Mrs. Linnos White, Inglewood, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Sandersfeld, Beatrice; one sister, Mrs. Martha E. Cornett, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Fred of Arlington, Calif., and Rufus of Denver, Colo. 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffiths-Fox Chapel with the Rev. George Warren Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant view Cemetery, Pickrell.
Fort Morgan Times
08/29/1955, pg 1
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Parker-Cutler Funeral Home for Chas. A. Peters, 63, former Fort Morgan resident.
Peters died Sunday morning at his home near Buckingham. He was stricken with a heart attack while in his front yard.
Until four years ago, Peters had lived in Fort Morgan but at that time moved to his place near Buckingham. He had some here in 1888, 12 years after his birth in Gage county, Nebraska. He had never married.
Peters is survived by one brother, John W. Peters of Fort Morgan and three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Williams and Mrs. Matilda Statley, both of Fort Morgan and Mrs. Emma Statley of Buckingham.
The Rev. E. P. Ingersoll will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Fort Morgan Times
08/29/1955, pg 1
Mrs. Frank Statley, 77, of Briggsdale, died Saturday evening, following a lingering illness, in the Greeley hospital.
Besides her husband, she is survived by six sons and two daughters; Andy of Fort Morgan, Charles of Brush, Harry of Sidney, Nebr., Alva of Denver, Julius and Frank of Inglewood, Calif., Miss Ruth Statley of Briggsdale and Mrs. John Smith of Brush.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Weldona Nazarene church with Rev. Garfield Dixon officiating. The Adamson Funeral Home of Greeley is in charge of the arrangements.
Fort Morgan Times
05/08/1975, pg 2
Mrs. Matilda Ellen Statley, 93, who had lived in Morgan County for 73 years and the past eight yeras in rest homes in Greeley and Fort Collins, died last night in Fort Collins.
She was born Aug. 6, 1881 in Courtland, Neb. She came to Morgan County in 1893 from Nebraska and was married to Henry Statley Nov. 5, 1902.
Mrs. Statley is survived by several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Harriet Lucht of Fort Collins. Her husband died March 19, 1964.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:15 a.m. from the Jolliffe Chapel with Rev. E. G. Greiner officiating. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery.
Times-Herald, Vallejo, CA
Wednesday, October 21, 1998
(July 9, 1909-Oct. 19, 1998)
Mildred E. Wear, 89, died Monday in a Vallejo convalescent hospital after a short illness.
A native of Cortland, Neb., Mrs. Wear was a resident of Vallejo for 56 years. She was a homemaker, and worked for Red Top Fountain and Ellis Creamery Fountain.
Mrs. Wear was a member of the Douglas Senior Citizens Club; Nite Owls and the Vallejo Independent Club. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing.
Her husband, Rolland "George" Wear preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sons; Donald, Vernon and Larry, all of Vallejo, and Rolland of Green Valley; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo. Entombment follows in Skyview Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Vallejo.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1652 West Texas St., Suite 110, Fairfield 94533.
Beatrice Daily Sun
Sept. 23, 1915
Death of Early Resident of the Clatonia Vicinity
Henry Menke, one of the early settlers of the Clatonia vicinity, passed away at his home south of Clatonia Monday night shortly after midnight, the cause of death being ailments incident to old age.
The deceased was eighty-three years of age. He is survived by his wife, three sons and five daughters. He also leaves a number of grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the German Methodist Church at Clatonia, conducted by Rev. B. Johansen. Interment was made in the Clatonia cemetery.
Beatrice Daily Sun
Dec. 21 1913
Mrs Katie Engler 95 one of the oldest women in Gage county and for 40 years a resident of Beatrice, died at her home, 325 South Thayer street, west Beatrice last night after a brief illness. She was born in Germany.
She is survived by three sons Paul, Louis and Rudolph and two daughters Mrs Martin Ossowski and Mrs August Schank all of Beatrice. Her husband died in 1915.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o,clock from St John's Lutheran church, Rev. John Streng officiating. Interment will be in Beatrice cemetery. The body is at Bergmeyer's chapel.
Dec. 28 1938
Katie Engler nee Kitschke was born in West Prussia Germany on January 1 1844. In infancy she was baptized in the name of the Triune God and received the customary public school and parochial school training. There she grew up and was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. When she was fifteen years old her father died and the family continued without the head of house. When she was 21 years of age , in 1865 she was joined in wedlock to Martin Engler. The young couple started their own household and in Germany all their children were born.
Mrs Katie Engler
In 1886 a daughter now Mrs Charles Kuhns deceased, was the first of the family to emigrate to America, settled in the Beatrice neighborhood. Two years later she was fallowed by another sister now Mrs Ossowski. In 1898 Rudolph joined his sisters here in America: and the fallowing year Louis came over. Three years later on June 2 1901 the deceased and her husband landed in America accompanied by their youngest daughter Lena now Mrs. August Schank. Due to a train accident which occurred on the way from New York, Mr. Engler was crippled and unable to work very much the rest of his life. A year after their landing their son Paul joined them here in America and finally the late Mrs. Anna Stachs came over in the summer of 1903.
It was on July 24 1915 that sorrow came over the family when their husband and father died and laid to rest in Beatrice cemetery. the mother then stayed with her son Louis who took care of her together with the other sons and daughters who had all settled in this community with their families. Two years previous in 1813 their house burned to the ground and the family lost all of its possessions. They rebuilt the place lived there for several years and then moved to Thayer street in 1922 where she lived until she lived until she passed away.
She was always in good health and we are told not one day of her life. She was another example of that sturdy rugged character of pioneer people who are inseparably interwoven with the history of our country. She died December 20.
She leaves to morn the fallowing children; Mrs. Martin Ossowski, Louis Engler, Rudolph Engler, Mrs. Albert [August?] Schank, all of Beatrice together with their families and children's children. Preceding her in death were her husband and children Mrs. Charlie Kuhns and Mrs. Cornelius Stachs.
All in all four generations survive her. Besides children she leaves to morn 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchild. She reached the age of 94 years, 11 month and 20 days.
Charles Lee, youngest son of John and Matilda Moomaw, was born at Sidney, Ia., July 11, 1876, and passed away quite suddenly Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, January 14, 1933, being at the time of his death 56 years 6 months and 3 days of age. Mr. Moomaw grew to manhood at Sidney attending the public schools of that city. Here he was united in marriage with Mrs. Ida M. Loveland of Hamburg, Ia., on October 14, 1903.
Immediately following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Moomaw established their home at Shenandoah, Ia. In the year 1908 the deceased entered the employ of the Cudahy Packing Co., as their representative on the road in which position he served as a valuable salesman for over 15 years. Later he traveled for the Dold Packing Co., and also for the Wilson Packing Co. For the past two years he has been the capable local representative of the John J. Hall Monument Co., of Sioux City, Ia. Mr. and Mrs. Moomaw came to make their home in Beatrice, Neb., 15 years ago where they have made a host of friends by their affable dispositions.
Besides the grief stricken wife he leaves to mourn his passing, two brothers: Will, who resides at Yetter, Ia., and Joseph L. Moomaw of Clay Center, Neb. One sister died in infancy.
Mr. Moomaw was affiliated with U. C. T. Council No. 79 of Beatrice and also the Bagman auxiliary of the same order. He was also an esteemed neighbor of the Modern Woodsman of America, having been associated with this fraternal society since he was 18 years of age.
When a lad of 15 years of age he gave his heart to Jesus Christ and was baptized in the Nishna Botna [sic] river near his home, uniting with the Methodist church where he had always given the best of his efforts in an active Christian way. When coming to make their home in Beatrice, Mr. and Mrs. Moomaw transferred their loyalty to the local Methodist church where they have faithfully served their Lord throughout the years.
In the passing of Mr. Moomaw this community has lost a very loyal and upright citizen. He was a devoted husband, a kind neighbor, a faithful friend and an earnest Christian. He will be greatly missed especially by the children living near him because of his kindly interest in their play. Into that home eternal he has gone to spend eternity with his Lord.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Harman-Johnson funeral home conducted by his pastor Rev. F. F. Travis, assisted by Rev. R. B. Fouts, and interment [sic] was in Evergreen Home cemetery.
The Oregonian, Portland, OR
Mon, 23 Aug 2004.
Alvin D. Ramey, 86
Born 21 Apr 1918, Wymore, NE
Died 18 Aug 2004
WW II: US Army Air Corps (Pacific)
1955: Portland, OR; later lived at Gresham.
Employed by Portland Parks Bureau.
1968: Married Jeanne Bryan.
Survived by wife, son Charles, daughters Carol and Holly; 15 gch & 17 g-gch.
Service: Wed 25 Aug at Gresham Elks Lodge.
Memorials to Legacy VNA Hospice.
Arrangements by Ross Hollywood.
The Palisade Times, Palisade, Nebraska
September 27, 1940
Susan Isabelle Cherry was born in Colchester, Illinois, on April 21, 1856
and departed this life on Sept. 16, 1940, aged 84 years, 4 months and 26
She was converted in 1873 at the age of seventeen and has been a faithful member of the Methodist Church since.
She married to Wesley Fellers on January 27, 1876, settling at DeWitt, Nebraska, where she lived until 1896 when they moved to Chester. There were born to this union four children, three sons, W. A. Fellers who preceded her in death in 1934; Dr. A. B. Fellers of Palisade; Dr. E. W. Fellers of Beatrice, and a daughter, Mr. R. H. Atwood of Carleton. Her husband, Wesley Fellers, a son W. A. Fellers, a brother, John Cherry, and a half brother, Abram Cherry, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the Atwood home Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. and at the Methodist church in Chester at 4 p.m. with Dr. A. O. Hinson and Rev. Merrill in charge of the services. -- Carleton Enterprise
Beatrice Daily Sun
August 30, 1905
The Death Record, William Mann
Wm Mann, one of the old residents of the county, died at his home, 715 Grace Street, yesterday morning of heart failure. He was feeling as well as usual at retiring last night and nothing of his sickness was known until his wife was awakened about three o'clock. He did not regain consciousness and passed away peacefully at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Mann was born in England, Feb. 12, 1830. He came to America when about twenty-one years old and finally to Nebraska twenty-four years ago when he began living on his farm ten miles west of town. Here he lived until about seven years ago when he moved to Beatrice.
He was a hard-working man, a conscientious Christian, a kind and generous neighbor, and a loving husband and father. For several years he has been an efficient deacon of the Baptist church.
He leaves to mourn besides a multitude of friends, his wife and seven children. They are Will and Horace of Plymouth, Oscar and Clarence of Harbine, Mrs. Camp of Harbine, Mrs. S. W. Armstrong of this city, and Mrs. Camp of Murray, IA.
The funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. from the family residence and interment will be in the Kilpatrick cemetery west of town. The sympathy of the community is extended to the family.
Gage Co. Democrat
February 23, 1894
Mrs. Nancy Mann, aged 56 years, living ten miles west of this city, died Sunday of neuralgia of the heart. The remains were interred in the Kilpatrick cemetery Wednesday.
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September 5, 1918
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February 22, 1980
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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
Monday, July 07, 2008
(Death occured the last week of October, 1898.)William Claiborne, a highly respected farmer living four miles east of Dewitt in Gage County; hanged himself to a tree near his home, Friday afternoon. As of late he has been suffering from a complication of diseases which confined him to the house, but from which he was recovering. During the afternoon he was seen to leave his home and pass into a large draw. Towards evening a young lady passing that way discovered the body hanging to a tree. The gentleman had removed his hat, coat and shoes and laid them at the bottom of the tree and it is supposed, drew himself onto a limb and jumped off. He was 60 years of age and lived with his mother, who is nearly 85. The deceased was in comfortable circumstances. Coroner was notified of the suicide by telephone from Dewitt, and was decided that the expense of an inquest was unneccessary.
Mason City Globe Gazette
COLONA, ILL.- George E. Woelke, 82, recently of Colona, formerly of Beatrice, Neb., Owatonna, Minn., Garner, Ventura and Clear Lake, Iowa, died Friday (Dec. 2, 1994) in Geneseo, Ill.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Harman Funeral Home in Beatrice, Neb. Burial will be In Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Neb.
Mr. Woelke was born July 19, 1912, in Beatrice, Neb., the son of Arthur and Bertha (Plebuck) Woelke. He married Evelyn Hueske on Nov. 26, 1936, in Beatrice, Neb.
He was employed by Northern Natural Gas Company in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa as a coordinator for 35 years, retiring in 1972. He enjoyed fishing, golf and was an avid barber shop chorus member.
Survivors include his widow of Colona, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law George and Marilyn Woelke of Colona, Ill.; grandsons, Ged Woelke of Lake Villa, Ill.,and Garrin of Colona, Ill.