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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS

primarily from Nebraska newspapers, some from Kansas sources

The last line of each entry gives the title of the newspaper, the page and column where the article appeared. Length of the article is indicated in inches.

ACERMAN, Rowena H. (Baer) 1899-1980
BAER
Furnas County, NE
Furnas County native, Beaver City resident dies.
McCook Daily Gazette, Fri. 26, Dec. 1980, p.4, c.3, 7"

ADAMS
REDINGTON
HAAS
Sidney, NE
"Adams, Redington & Haas have the largest meat market in town."
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed., May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5

AFASINIOF, Steve John
Gypsies
Russian gypsies charged with thievery.
STATE JOURNAL, 8 July 1914, 12"

ALLENDER, Earl
HARLAN, Leona
Killed in fracus by wife, Leona Harlan, after 4 months of marriage.
STATE JOURNAL, 13 Apr. 1914, 20"

ALLENSPACH
SMITH
Sidney, NE
"Our old time friends, Allenspach & Smith, own the Grand Central, an architectural gem, and a tip-top house in every respect."
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed. May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5
 
ANDERSON
WILLIAMS
Sidney, NE
"Anderson & Williams own a most extensive billiard hall."
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed., May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5
 
ANDERSON, Patsy Jean, 1967-1981
ANDERSON, Stanley
ANDERSON, Jean
Omaha, NE
McCook, Ne
Omaha native, McCook resident, dies during school gym class. Daughter of Stanley & Jean Anderson.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Sat. 14, March, 1981, p.4, c.5, 4", p.1, c.1, 10".
 
ANTELOPE HUNTING, Oct 1884
WYOMING
Hunting south of Pine Bluffs. "J.D.C." Letter, Oct 25.
LINCOLN DAILY NEB STATE JOURNAL, Wed. Oct 29, 1884, p.5, c.2, 24"
 
APPLEYARD, Jesse S.
McCook, NE
Burial Friday, Memorial Park Cem., McCook
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Thursday 14, Aug., 1980, 1"
 
ARAPAHOE, NE
History, businessmen, etc.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed. June 9, 1880, p.3, c.4, 30"
 
ARTISTS
HOLMGREN, Joyce
Joyce Holmgren is well known potter.
LINCOLN SUN, Wed., 30 July 1981, p.1, c.1, 10"
 
ATHLETICS
LINCOLN COUNTY, NE
MCWILLEN, John
MACROE, Barney
Swimming match between John McWillen and Barney Macroe; other sports.
OMAHA WKLY REPUBLICAN, Wed. 13, July 1870, p.2, c.7, 10"

BENNETT, Robert A.
BENNETT, Ed
Hastings, NE
Hayes County, NE
Hastings, elected president of Burlington RR vet's ass'n. Raised in Hayes Co., son of Ed Bennett.
Hayes Center
TIMES REPUBLICAN, Thur. 17, Oct. 1968, p.1,c.7, 7"

BUFFALO
Hitchcock County, NE Oct 1873
Robbery of hunters by county officials. Wm. H. Gaslin letter 24 Nov.
OMAHA WKLY REPUBLICAN, Sat., Nov 29, 1873, p.2, c.4, 8".

BALDING, James
FREMONT, NE
Of Fremont, elected vice-pres. Of Oregon Stock & Land Co. Farm north of Fremont to serve as company feed lot.
OMAHA DAILY BEE, Tues. Feb. 5, 1884, p.2, c.4, 9"
 
BALES, Shanna Lynn
BALES, Steve
BALES, Denise
2 _ month old daughter of Steve & Denise Bales, dies.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Wed., 15, July 1981, 4"
 
BATES, A. M.
SERGENT, Mable
OSCOLA, NE
A.M. Bates 21, Oscola, elopes with Mable Sergent.
STATE JOURNAL, 1 Feb. 1910, 12"
 
BATTERTON, Marion C. 1895-1981
BATTERTON, Alonzo
ROBINSON, Bettie
HAMPTON, Wilma
Decatur Co., KS
Decatur Co., Kan., farmer dies; son of Alonzo & Bettie (Robinson) Batterton. Widow Wilma Hampton survives.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Mon., 20, Jly 1981, 5"
 
BAZILE MILLE, NE
CHURCHES
50th anniversary history of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; history.
CREIGHTON NEWS, Thurs., 25, Aug 1932, p.2, c.1, 20"
 
"B.B.B." 1 March, 1870
Cottonwood Springs, NE
letter from Cottonwood Springs, 1 March, 1870
OMAHA WKLY HERALD, Wed, March 9, 1870
 
BEELER, 1 May 1878
HASEN
Sidney, NE
"Hansen & Beeler are doing a big business. Mr. Hansen is a jeweler and Mr. Beeler a druggist, but one store on west Main street does for both." Sidney, NE.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed., May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5
 
TEEL, Macy M 1893-1968
BEHNKE, Joseph C.
Frontier Co., NE
TEEL, Norman R.
TEEL, Ida J.
Red Willow County, NE
Widow of Joseph C. Behnke (d. 1954) dies; Frontier Co. native, daughter of Norman R. & Ida J. Teel.
INDIANOLO NEWS, Thur 12 Sept. 1968, p.8, c.3, 6"
 
PLYMPTON, Sopha M. 1879-1968
BELKNAP, Leon
Otoe County, NE
PLYMPTON, Dwight & Abagail
Dundy Co., NE
Mrs. Leon Belknap dies; Otoe Co. native, daughter of Dwight & abagail Plympton. Dundy Co., pioneer.
BENKELMAN POST, Thur. 4, Apr., 1968, p.1, c.5, 6"
 
BENJAMIN, Maurce 1894-1922
BENJAMIN, Eph.
Red Willow County, NE
McCook native dies, son of Eph. Benjamin.
MCCOOK REPUBLICAN, Fri. 23, March 1922, p.1, c.2, 4"
 
BENEDICT, Charles P. 1890-1965
FIECHTER, Hazel M.
Furnas County, NE
Furnas Co. native dies; lived in Hastings & Wilsonville; widow was Hazel M. Fiechter.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Wed. 17, Nov. 1965
 
BENNETT, Frank D. 1858-1925
BENNETT, Myron
Red Willow Co.,
Red Willow Co., resident since 1919 dies; son Myron of Danbury.
MARION SOUTH SIDE SENTINEL, Thur. 2 July, 1925, p.1, c.5, 5"
 
MORES, Lee Helen
BENNETT, Charles D.
Dundy County, NE
MORES, George
SMOSZKY, Mary
Mrs. Charles D. Bennett dies; Benkelman resident. Daughter of George & Mary (Smoszky) Mores.
BENKELMAN POST, Thur., 1, July 1971, p.1, c.2, 7"
 
EDWARDS, Lawrence A. 1900-1981
Dundy Co., NE
EDWARDS, Walter Louis
KIRKPATRICK, Emma
CROOKSHANK
EUEL, Lillie
BELT, Margaret
"Dick" Edwards dies in Wyo., Dundy Co., native, son of Walter Louis & Emma (Kirkpatrick) Edwards. Wives were Lillie (Crookshank) Euel (d. 1952) and Margaret Belt (d. 12 May 1977).
BENKELMAN POST, Thur 9 April, 1981, p.3, c.3, 18"
 
EDWARDS, Glen Charles 1914-1981
EDWARDS, Jess C.
RICHARDSON, Ada A.
Dundy Co., NE
Dundy Co. native dies; son of Jess C. & Ada A. (Richardson) Edwards.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Sat. 17, Jan 1981, 5"
 
BLECHA, Bessie B. 1899-1981
EDWARDS, Walter C.
BLECHA, Michael
HOROLEK, Marie
Table Rock, NE
Dundy Co., NE
Widow of Walter C. Edwards dies; daughter of Michael & Marie (Horolek) Blecha. Native of Table Rock; resident of Dundy Co.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Mon. 19, Jan 1981, 5"
 
MARTIN, Essie Leona 1895-1981
ELLIS, Elmer Frank
MARTIN, Claude & Minnie
Phelps Co., NE
Dundy Co., NE
Phelps Co., native; Dundy Co., resident. Widow of Elmer Frank Ellis; daughter of Claude & Minnie Martin.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Sat. 17, Jan. 1981, 6"
 
DEFENDIS, Doris 1901-1981
WELCH, Agnes (Mrs.)
Frontier Co., NE
Fronteir Co. native dies; half sister, Mrs. Agnes Welch of Curtis.
MCCOOK, DAILY GAZETTE, Mon. 25, May 1981, 3"
 
VOLD, Margaret J. 1897-1980
BARGER, Elmer
VOLD, George Brand
HEGNA, Margaret
Dundy Co., NE
Widow of Elmer Barger (d. 1972) dies; daughter of George Brand & Margret (Hegna) Vold. Dundy Co., resident.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Tues 30 Dec. 1980, 5"
 
BANEY, Leon 1892-1976
BANEY, John
REDDEN, Ida
Dundy Co., NE
HOOVER, Mildred
Dundy Co., native dies; son of John & Ida (Redden) Baney. Widow was Midlred Hoover; 1st wife, Vera.
BENKELMAN POST, Thur 30, Dec. 1976, p.6, c.7, 6"
 
BAKER, George R. 1872-1974
BAKER, George & Mary
BRYANT, Clair
CURTIS, Estella May
Dundy Co., NE
Former Dundy Co. man dies at 101. Son of George & Mary Baker. Wives were Clair Bryant and Estella May Curtis.
BENKELMAN POST, Thur., 21 Feb., 1974, p.9, c.2, 10"
 
BACON, Pearl S.
Rawlins Co., KS
Burial Atwood, Rawlins Co., Kansas.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Sat. 18, July 1981, 1"
 
TEN BENSEL, Richard L. 1933-1981
TEN BENSEL, Henry J. & Millie
YOUNG, JoAnn
BURTON, Shirley
Furnas Co., NE
Furnas Co., native dies, son of Henry J. & Millie ten Bensel. Wives were JoAnn Young & Shirley Burton.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Mon 20, July 1981, 6"
 
BENTLEY, W. A.
Found guilty of stealing fun from pawn shop.
STATE JOURNAL, 18 March 1900, 5"
 
BERNARD, Bob 1902-1968
BERNARD, Lewis & Melinda
LOUCH, Mildred B.
Dundy Co., NE
Dundy Co., native dies, son of Lewis & Melinda Bernard. Widow was Mildred B. Louch.
BENKELMAN POST, Thurs 11 April 1968, p.7, c.3, 10"
 
BERNARD, George W.
BERNARD, Hiram
AYRES, Elizabeth I.
LEACH, Mabel
Chase Co., NE
Champion native dies; son of Hiram & Elizabeth I. (Ayres) Bernard. Widow was Mabel Leach.
BENKELMAN POST, Thur 12, July 1973, p.1, c.2, 18"
 
BERNECKER, Herman J.
Driving car at time of death accident.
STATE JOURNAL, 18 May 1909, 30"
 
BERRY, Thomas J. 13, Sep, 1860
US Dragoons
Pawnee Indians
Sioux Indians
HOLLINS, Wm. G.
Lt., U.S. Dragoons, defends Pawnee reservation from Sioux attack. Wm. G. Hollins letter, 15 Sept.
OMAHA NEBRASKAN, Sat. Sept 22, 1860, p.2, c.2, 8"
 
BICKFORD, John D. 1848-1927
PERKINS, Etta
Seward Co., NE
Furnas Co., NE
Seward co., pioneer of Oct 1875, Furnas Co., 1878 (5 mi N of Beaver City). Widow, Etta Perkins Survives.
DANBURY SOUTH SIDE SENTINEL, thur 25, Aug 1927, p.1, c.4, 12"
 
BIGGERS, W. T.
BANCROFT
Churches
Lancaster Co., NE
Minister of African M.E. Church, Lincoln, protests complacent attitude toward Bancroft lynching.
STATE JOURNAL, 2 Sept., 1901, 15"
 
HENTON, Elizabeth 1896-1968
BLAIR, Claude
Red Willow Co., NE
HENTON, Wm. & Ida
Widow of Claude Blair (d. 7 Dec 1951) dies; Red Willow Co. native, daughter of Wm. & Ida Henton.
INDIANOLA NEWS, Thurs 5, Sept, 1968, p.6, c.2, 8"
 
BLUE, Purl M. 1918-1973
BLUE, Jack
DYMOND, Lydia
Dundy Co., NE
Dundy Co. native, son of Jack Blue dies; widow was Lydia Dymond.
BENKELMAN POST, Thurs 8, March 1973, p.1, c.2, 5"

BOHANAN, QUINN May 1884
Noted outlaw writes letter reflecting upon his execution to take place Aug. 8,
Nebraska City Press
Lincoln DAILY NEB STATE JOURNAL, Aug. 6, 1884, p.6, c.2, 20"

BOOTH, Cleveland V.
Charged with running a lottery.
STATE JOURNAL, March 18, 1900, 5"

BOND, Adolphus F. September 14, 1860
INDIAN WAR
Co. F, 2d Inf., aids Pawnee when reservation raided by Sioux.
OMAHAN NEBRASKAN, Sat. Sept. 22, 1860, p.2, c.2, 8"
Hollins, Wm. G. letter, Sept. 15.

BORDWELL, M. A. May 1, 1878
Sidney, Nebraska
"Mr. M.A. Bordwell has an elegant, well-stocked grocery store."
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wed., May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5

BOUMANN, John G. 1920-1981
BOUMANN, Loretta
Omaha, Nebraska
Hastings, Nebraska
Omaha native & Hastings resident since 1940. Widow Loretta.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Tuesday, 14 April 1981, 12"

BOURNE, Charlie
Former big time band member retired in Lincoln has stroke.
LINCOLN SUN, Wednesday, February 4, 1981, p.1, c.1, 10"

BOYD, James
Omaha, Nebraska
Packing house of Boyd, Omaha, burns the nite of the 18th; $250,000 loss.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, January 21, 1880, p.1, c.5, 35"

BROWN, A. S. May 1, 1878
Omaha, Nebraska
"Mr. A.S. Brown, well known to every Omahan, is doing a good live business in the clothing, dry goods and fancy goods line."
Sidney, Nebraska
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday May 8, 1878, p.8, c.4

BROWN, Charles Butler 1883-1981
Furnas County, Nebraska
Furnas County native dies; farmed NW of Beaver City.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, January 8, 1981, 5"

BROWN, R. E.
MURPHY, A.
Lafayette County, Iowa
With A. Murphy, both of Lafayette County, Iowa, pass thru city pushing wheel barrow to Colo.
OMAHA NEBRASKIAN, Saturday, March 21, 1860, p.3, c.2, 2"

BROZOVSKY, Leland
Co-owner of Oak Creek Plants and Flowers tells of move to larger quarters; history of business.
LINCOLN SUN, Wednesday, April 29, 1981, p.1, c.1, 15"

BRUNTLETT
TAPPAN
Sidney, Nebraska
"Tappan & Bruntlett are centrally located, and have a big business in blacksmithing and wagon making." Sidney.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, May 8, 1878, p.8, c.4

BREACH, Merwin Frances 1926-1980
BREACH, Reubben & Opal
BUFFINGTON, Berniece
Red Willow County, Nebraska
Former Red Willow Co. resident dies; son of Reubben & Opal Breach. Wife was Berniece Buffington.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Tuesday, December 30, 1980, 5"

BRIDGES
Lincoln County, Nebraska
BURKE, John
Ft. McPherson
John Burke finishes constructing bridges over Platte rivers at Ft. McPherson. "B.B.B." letter March 1.
OMAHA WKLY HERALD, Wednesday, March 9, 1870, p.4, c.6, 20"

BUFFALO Harlan County, Nebraska
"…THE BUFFALOES that used to live in this country in droves of thousands, are here now only as straglers. The Indians not being allowed to hunt have managed to chase the buffalo north of the Platte where they herd these wild cattle if I may so speak for they prevent them from crossing the river and venturing here. These people get their beef from the buffalo and hence are not very friendly to a Sioux Indian…" J.W.S. letter, Melrose, Harlan County, May 31, 1874.
OMAHA WKLY REPUBLICAN, Saturady, June 6, 1874, p.2, c.7, 20"

BUFFALO Jan 1873
Topeka, Kansas
Reprint from Topeka Commonwealth on slaughter of buffalo around Dodge City, including hide statistics.
OMAHA DAILY BEE, Wednesday, January 22, 1873, p.2, c.4, 10"

BURGESS, Harvey Joseph 1842-1914
NIGHTINGALE, Marcia
Red Willow County, Nebraska
Civil War Vet
Red Willow Co. pioneer of 1876. Wife was Marcia Nightingale. Civil War veteran. Named Lebanon.
LEBANON ADVERTIZER, Thursday, September 24, 1914, p.1, 15"

BURKE, Daniel
Ft. McPherson
With team of hunters in Republican, supplying Ft. McPherson with buffalo meat. "B.B.B." letter March 1.
OMAHA WKLY HERALD, Wednesday, March 9, 1870, p.4, c.6, 20"

BURKE, John March 1, 1870
Platte River, Bridges
Finishes constructing bridges across Platte rivers. Celebration. "B.B.B." letter, March 1.
OMAHA WKLY HERALD, Wednesday, March 9, 1870, p.4, c.6, 20"

BURTON, Brent Willard 1942-1981
BURTON, Edna
Furnas County, Nebraska
Furnas Co. native dies at Axtell. Mother, Edna Burton.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Thursday, July 16, 1981, 4"

BUSH, Rick
Dundy County, Nebraska
Rural Dundy County home burns.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Tuesday, December 30, 1980, p.1

CALHOUN, James D.
ORGAN, C.P.
Interview with C.P. Organ, Cheyenne, as to the need of ranchers to fence public domain.
LINCOLN DIALY NEB STATE JOURNAL, Saturday, November 15, 1884, p.5, c.2, 20"

CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA
Medicine Creek
History of "Medicine Creek"…then the name, businessmen, etc. "Jay" letter, June 2.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, June 9, 1880, p.4, c.6, 12"

CAMERON, John
Sidney, Nebraska
"Mr. John Cameron, the harness maker and saddler, keeps a large stock and does good work." Sidney.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5.

CARR, Tom
Almost tricks his way out of city jail.
STATE JOURNAL, March 21, 1907, 10"

MOODY, Mary 1849-1913
GAGE, Thomas
Frontier County, Nebraska
Furnas County, Nebraska
Mrs. Thomas Gage Carter dies; Frontier Co., 1884, Furnas Co., 1911. Arapahoe.
PUBLIC MIRROR, Thursday, October 23, 1913, p.1, c.3, 12"

CATTLE THIEVES. Feb. 1889
Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Cattle thieves captured by Keya Paha Co., ranchman.
Feb. 11, 1889 (no newspaper listed)

CHAU, MY VAN
Vietnamese family
Arrival of Vietnamese family sponsored by 1st Baptist Church; wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters.
LINCOLN SUN, Wednesday, February 18, 1981, p.1, c.3, 12"

CHEYENNE COUNTY, NEBRASKA October 24, 1884
Crops; Antelope Station, Bay State Cattle Co, & Pine Bluffs, Wyo. "J.D.C." letter Oct 24.
LINCOLN DAILY NEB STATE JOURNAL, Tuesday, October 28, 1884, p.5, c.2, 24"

GAMMEL, Philip
CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEERS ASS'N
Philip Gammel, founder of ass'n, arrested.
STATE JOURNAL & LINCOLN STAR, 23 September 1916, 12"

CLARK, Frank L.
CLARK, Bud
EVANS, Gertie
CLARK, John
Brother of Bud Clark beaten over head by Gertie Evans. (Also brother of John Clark)
NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL, April 22, 1898, 5"

CLARK, John
CLARK, Bud
CLARK, Frank L.
Escapes from police, many shots fired. Brother of Bud Clark and Frank L. Clark.
STATE JOURNAL, March 18, 1989, 10"

CLASON, Adolphus S. 1903-1981
Harlan County, Nebraska
Stamford, Harlan Co. resident dies. Farmer
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Wednesday, January 21, 1981, 6"

CLIZBE, Reuben G. 1840-1912
CLIZBE, James
GAFFNEY, Kate
CARTER, Eliza
Cass County, Nebraska
Cass County, pioneer of 1860 dies; freighter with brother James (c. 1897). Wives were Kate Gaffney and Mrs. Eliza Carter.
WEEPING WATER REPUBLICAN, Thursday, January 11, 1912, p.5, c.5, 6",
and Thursday January 18, p. 5, c.4, 2"

COFFEY, Dean J.
COFFEY, Arthur & Ollie
RUBY, Dorothy
Furnas County, Nebraska
Furnas County native dies; son of Arthur & Ollie Coffey. Father died 1949. Widow was Dorothy Ruby.
MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, Monday, August 22, 1968, p.5, c.2, 4"

COHN, P. J. May 1, 1878
"P.J. Cohn & Co. have one of the best clothing houses in the west."
Sidney, Nebraska
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, May 8, 1878, p.8, c.4

DIXON, John G.
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Seriously wounded by Havelock marshal; blacksmith, widower, one child.
STATE JOURNAL, April 2, 1905, 9"

DICKINSON, Margaret May 1, 1878
Sidney, Nebraska
"Mrs. Margaret Dickinson keeps a first class laundry." Sidney.
OMAHA WKLY BEE, Wednesday, May 8, 1878, p.8, c.5

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