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Trenton Torpedo

23 January 1886 to 6 May 1887
(some issues missing)

In the future: July 1, 1887 ?

Trenton Torpedo 15 July 1887 - 5 July 1889

 

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Anderson, Akers, Argabright , Athy, Atwood, Austin, Badcon, Bailro, Barkley, Bevell, Birely, Borthwick, Bowden, Boyd, Boyeley, Britton, Brown, Bryan, Buck, Busey, Bush, Caller, Carson, Cherry, Cleveland, Clifford, Clouse, Conard, Cooper, Coupland, Crews, Curran, Currence, Daniels, Darrow, Davis, Elledge, Ely, Erb, Fagan, Fary, Flansburg, Floyd, Fondley, Frakes, Frankes, Frey, Fuller, Gorin, Graham, Gunter, Guy, Gye (Oye?), Hadsall, Haggard, Hall, Harper, Harrison, Hartnett, Hill, Hirschfeld, Hitherington, Hocknell, Holland, Honey, Houlihan, House, Howard, Huckleberry, Isaacs, Ives, Jacobs, Jumper, Kay, King, Kinzy, Lampman, Lance, Landon, League, Leopold, Licklider, Little, Lowe, Macon, Macum, Makings, Markle, McCoy, McFarland, McFaul, McVoy, Mishler, Mitchell, Moody, Moon, Moore, Morgan, Murphy, Myrick, Nerville, Nichols, Nicholson, Nicols, Patrick, Pearson, Peck, Pember, Pence, Rees, Reinhardt, Reynolds, Rice, Rich, Richards, Robertson, Roop, Rouse, Russell, Sanders, Schall, Schlieske, Scott, Sharp, Shaw, Shears, Slade, Smail, Smith, Smouse, Snyer, Spray, Starkey, Storms, Suiter, Sweeney, Sydow, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Thornill, Watkins, Weyl, Wheaton, Wheeler, Whittington, Whollihow (Houlihan), Widaman, Winster, Winters, Yenter, Yocum, Young.

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Saturday, 23 January 1886

We see by the Cheyenne Co., Kan., Rustler that I.N. CHERRY, an old gentleman who lived fifteen miles south of Wano, together with two men from North Auburn, Neb., named H.H. CARSON and Norman CALLER were frozen to death on the 6th instant, in attempting to go from Wano to Mr. CHERRY's place. They were found after the storm had abated, in the breaks of the Little Beaver about 20 miles south of Wano. We stayed over night with Mr. CHERRY about a month ago when we went to Sherman Co., Kansas, and it has never been our lot to meet kinder or more obliging people than Mr. CHERRY and wife. They were quite old and lived on their homestead alone and Mr. CHERRY hauled water from Wano 15 miles distant. We have thought of them frequently since the storm and wondered how they fared. We were pained this week when we received the Rustler to learn the above facts. The bereaved wife, and children who live in the east, have the sympathy of the writer as well as a large circle of friends.
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J.H. LEAGUE of the firm of Mishler & Co. was found this Friday morning on the flatwest of two, frozen to death. Last night he attended the public installation of the officers of the G.A.R. post, of which he was a member. After the installation was over he acted as door keeper for the ball which followed, and was seen about the rink until shortly after 11 o'clock. He had been drinking some during the evening and when last seen he was considerably under the influence of liquor. Not coming home last night, Mrs. League this morning informed one of the neighbors of the fact and a search was immediately instituted and continued until about half past eight o'clock when the body was found by J.C. THOMPSON a short distance from John ANDERSON's place west of town. Cornor ATWOOD was immediately summoned and the body was removed to a suitable place where in inquest was impaneled: A.D. KING, Cash D. FULLER, C.G. CREWS, A.B. STORMS, Noah MISHLER and John BAILRO. After examining a number of witnesses the jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by being frozen dead while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. This makes the sixth victim of King Alcohol within as many years in this place. Is it not time to stop the hellish traffic in the death dealing liquid. The death of Mr. LEAGUE leaves his family in destitute circumstances. Mrs. LEAGUE has been quite ill and the shock she has received may terminate fatally. We hope the sympathy felt for her will take a practical turn.
Culbertson sun.

DEATH is terrible...Met its presence is the more or less terrible when we consider how it comes as in the case of the death of J.H. LEAGUE last Thursday night at Culbertson. From the verdict of the Coroners' jury, it appears he came to his death from drinking, a repetition of the old, old story. We saw him at the G.A.R. Installation. We saw him installed as one of the principal officers of Klevin Post. We saw him too after the installation and during the ball while he was acting as door keeper and we repeatedly conversed with him and all know he was strictly sober. No man in Culbertson ever saw him under the influence of liquor. Owing to the sickness of his wife, he did not remain later than eleven o'clock, not even waiting for the supper prepared for the boys at the MISHLER house, but hastened home, and while on his way stopped at the saloon, it is said, and drank only a glass of brandy and then started for his home, and was not seen till next morning when he was found dead and frozen and only a short distance from his own home. We cannot believe that one glass of brandy was the direct cause of his death, yet there is a possibility it might have been the indirect cause, as liquor tends to stimulate and this over stimulus might have brought on heart disease from which we think he died. We cannot think one being perfectly sober at the time of his departure could become so intoxicated in walking only a few yards. The inquest did not include a post-mortam. Then how could they have rendered such a verdict from a supposition based upon the fact of a glass of brandy. We think such a verdict should not have been rendered unless they had held a post-mortem examination and found that such was the fact. Now as it stands to the world, he died a drunkard's death, the most horrible death. How does such a verdict reflect upon the wife, the children, and all the friends, when these things are more suppositions. Such ought not to have been rendered unless they were positive. We have known this man nearly 20 years and know him to be strictly honest, hard working, a splendid neighbor and particularly a sober man, seldom known to indulge in strong drink.
Thos. J. FLOYD, Ed. Trenton Torpedo.
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MARRIED: On the eve of January 17th, at the residence of the bride's father, at Hebron, Neb., A.W. SUITER to Minnie F. HILL. The happy couple departed next morning for their new home at Trenton, Nebr., with the best wishes of their many friends. The above notice was handed in for publication by one of the admirers of Mr. SUITER. We with his many other friends join in the congratulations.
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Sat., 30 January 1886

As we got to press we were handed the following letter, written to C.P. RUSSELL by Ernest J. SCOTT editor of The Advertiser, Voltaire, Kan. The letter is dated Jan. 12, 1886. "The unpleasant duty falls on me to write the news of the death in the late storm of two whose relatives are in your town, and being advised that you would be the best party to break the news, I write you. George CURRAN and Willis HARPER left here for Wallace, Wednesday morning last, Jan. 6, and have not been heard of since. The horses they drove have all been found, also their wagons and their tent, which they had evidently tried to pitch. Search is being made for their bodies, and when found they will be tenderly cared for till relatives can get them. Two teamsters from Gandy were frozen to death in the same storm. Rawlins County, Kansas Democrat.
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Sat., 13 February 1886

Mr. Sylvester MYRICK, a brother of Mrs. LEAGUE, arrived on Monday, from Chestnut, Ill., to settle up his sister's business at this place. Mr. MYRICK on Wednesday made John WRAY a proposition in the matter of damages claimed by Mrs. LEAGUE, which was accepted. The amount to be paid, we are reliably informed in one thousand dollars. Culbertson Reveille
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Saturday, 20 February 1886

MARRIED: At the residence of Thos. BRITTON in Trenton, by Thomas BRITTON J.P., Benaj SLADE to Miss Sue NICHOLS, all of Hitchcock County. This Trenton's first wedding and the happy couple has the best wishes of the TORPEDO and their many other friends here.
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Friday, 26 February 1886

The latest news is that of the marriage of Michael WHOLLIHOW (Houlihan). We cannot vouch for the truth of the matter, as we have neither seen Mike or his bride since the report. -- Driftwood Items.

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Friday, 12 March, 1886

The little child of Mr. and Mrs. HOCKNELL, of McCook, was buried there Wednesday. The parents were on a trip to New Orleans, when the baby was taken sick, and brought home a corpse. The sympathies of friends are deserved by the disconsulate parents as this was the second and only child. - Culbertson Reveille.
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MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's parents in this city on Wednesday evening, March 3rd, 1886, at 8 o'clock, p.m., Judge M.M. HOUSE officiating, Mr. G.W. DANIELS, to Miss Aleena HOUSE all of Culbertson. The groom is one of our sterling young business men, and one who stands high in the estimation of all who have known him for the several years in which he has done business here, and we believe he has chosen wisely as the bride is one of the handsomest and most accomplished young ladies of our city, the daughter of County Judge M.M. HOUSE. - Culbertson Reveille.
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Friday, 19 March 1886

MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's father, in Stratton, Neb., by Elder W.H. WINTERS, Wm. M. GUY to Miss Mary A. LICKLIDER on Sunday March 14th, 1886, all of Hitchcock County.
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Friday, 9 April 1886

Mrs. J.W. FREY was called to the bedside of her dying father at Clarinda, Iowa, last week.
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Friday, 23 April 1886

A quarrel in Rawlins County, Kansas, last week, over a piece of government land, resulted in the killing of two men, Robert NERVILLE and L.M. BORTHWICK. They were shot by a mob of five or six persons who have been arrested.
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Friday, 14 May 1886

License to wed was granted this week by Judge HOUSE to Oliver C. BROWN of Rawlins County, Kansas, and M. Zade GUNTER of Trenton.
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Cupid at work. Mr. John BOYELEY, of Kansas, and Miss Mary KINZY of Trenton, were uniten in matrimony by Judge HOUSE on the 29th, ulto.

Fri., 14 June 1886 (both items from Culbertson Sun)

Friday 14 June 1886

During the severe rain and electric storm that visited this section last Friday evening a homesteader named E.E. NICHOLSON, living on the Driftwood near the Red Willow County line, was struck by lightening and instantly killed. Nicholson had been working on the road during the day and was just returning home with a pick and shovel on his shoulder when he was struck. When discovered 10 minutes later his clothes were burning. Deceased was about 65 years of age. Culbertson Sun.
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Friday, 18 June, 1886

BORN: To J.A. ROBERTSTON and wife, a baby boy, last Saturday morning. Dr. THOMAS was the attending physician.
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Friday, 25 June, 1886

DIED: Little Willie, of dropsy, at the home of his parents A.B. PATRICK and wife, south of town, yesterday, June 24th, at 11 o‚clock a.m. Little Willie was about 7 years old and was loved by all who knew him. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends. The funeral will be preached at the residence today at 10 o‚clock.
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MARRIED: At the residence of the Justice of the peace, T.H. BRITTON, on July 8th, Jas. T. BIRELY to Miss Emma E. YENTER. Esq. Britton performed the ceremony. The TORPEDO Extends congratulations.
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Friday, 16 July 1886

Our wagon maker, G.L. CONARD was married to Miss Amanda SMOUSE at her home in Washington, Iowa, July 1st. He brought his young bride to this place Wednesday. The happy couple has the best wishes of the inmates of this printshop.
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Friday, 23 July, 1886

DIED: Archy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John BOYD, Monday morning , July 12th at two o'clock aged two years. The funeral was preached by Rev. LANCE of Estell. Palisade items.
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A fifteen year old son of W.F. SMITH met with a fatal accident on Tuesday. The little fellow went to the creek for a load of wood, taking with him a fifty caliber needle gun. He ad put on his load and getting ready to start for home when he put his gun on the wagon and in some way discharged it. The ball tore off his thumb, passing through his body near the heart and killing him instantly. Stratton Herald.
p.4, c.1

Dr. A.H. THOMAS received a letter from home Wednesday, announcing the serious illness of his sister in Hastings, Iowa, and started on the next train to see her. He will probably be absent four or five days.
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J.C. MITCHELL received the sad news of the death of his little six year old daughter at his home at Burlington Junction, Mo., yesterday. The many friends he has mad while here deeply sympathize with him in this great bereavement.
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The marriages of Mr. G.L. CONARD and Miss Amanda SMOUSE takes place this Thursday evening at the home of Mr. H.D. SMOUSE, the bride's father, Rev. ELY officiating. The happy pair intend making their home at Trenton, Neb. Miss Conard, the groom's sister, and Arnold SMOUSE are here to attend the wedding. The Gazette extends congratulations and best wishes. Washington (Iowa) GAZETTE,
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DIED: Of typhoid fever, at the home of his parents west of town, Sunday, July 18th, 1886, J.L. ISAACS, aged 21 years. The funeral was preached at the residence by Elder W.H. WINTERS, Monday, at 10:30 o‚clock a.m., and the remains were followed to their final resting place in the Stratton cemetery by sorrowing friends, immediately after the funeral service. Lew was well known and greatly loved for his many virtues by the people in this part of the county and all untied in expressions of sympathy for his bereaved relatives and regret at his untimely departure.
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Friday, 30 July, 1886

BORN: To G.H. ATHY and wife on Tuesday, July 27th, 1886, a girl. Dr. THOMAS, the attending physician reports all doing well.
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Friday, 6 August 1886

On Monday afternoon a man named Columbus LAMPMAN was working in a well about 7 miles north-east of town and having loosened a rock of perhaps a hundred pounds and fastened the rope around it and started it up, when about 30 feet from the bottom the rope became loosened and the stone fell crushing him horribly mangling his head so as to be unrecognizable entirely and killing him instantly. He was from Michigan and about 32 years old. He leaves one child a boy of 12 or 13 years. Culbertson Reveille.
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DIED: Wednesday at 2 o'clock, Glen, two-year-old son of Chas. ELLEDGE and wife. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends in their trouble.
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The quiet and orderly citizens of Trenton and vicinity were thrown into a whirl of excitement of Saturday morning July 31st, by the rumor that Julius SCHLIESKE had shot himself. Mr. S. was living on his homestead five miles northwest of town and was well and favorably known as an industrious and cheerful citizen. Upon receipt of the news in Trenton the surprise can be better imagined than described. The cornoner was telegraphed for and on his arrival every available vehicle in the town was pressed into service and was on the road to the scene of the fatal tragedy. Upon arrival at Mr. S‚. house he was found lying upon the floor by the side of the stove just in front by the side of the stove just in front of the bed with a Standard 38 revolver lying about six inches from his right hand with his head resting on the ground, with a bullet hole in his head just above the right eye. The right eye and right side of the face being badly powder burnt. From all appearances the fatal shot was fired while he was sitting on his bed, the ball entering the head passing to the right and upward. There was no appearance of the least struggle as the blood was all in one place in a continous pool from his head, showing that death was instantanous with the shot. Upon the arrival of the coroner, Dr. N. ATWOOD, of Culbertson, the following well known and responsbile citizens were duly summoned, sworn and impanelled; T.H. BRITTON, Wm. BRITTON, Wm. NICOLS, T.E. GRAHAM, G.C. GRAHAM and Wm. WINSTER. After an examination of several sworn and competant witnesses, the jury brought a verdict of suicide. The sad and lamented tragedy has thrown a pall of gloom over the town and surrounding country. Mr. S. was a man that was highly respected wherever he was known and was one of the oldest settlers in this vicinity and was financially well fixed, there being found upon his person a certificate of deposit on the Bank of Trenton for $200 on which had been paid $75.00 and $15 in cash, besides notes to the amount of $610. His timber claim and other personal property will make a whole estate worth near $2,000. All was done for the unfortunate man that could be done by the good people of Trenton and vicinity. He was buried onhis homestead Sunday afternoon. His Brother Christian arrived in response to a telegram, on No. 1 Sunday evening. Mr. C. SCHLIESKE informs us that Julius had never been married, that he has five brothers and one sister, one brother, the informant, living near Hampton, this state, one at Coalville, Ill., the three remaining Bros., and a sister are living in Germany. Mr. S., on Monday, in company with A.A. McCOY, went to Culbertson and filed a petition asking that Christian SCHLIESKE and Charles H. PECK be appointed administrators. There are so many rumors afloat touching upon the cause of the tragedy, it is deemed best to let them all pass without giving any publicity, as one is as well authenticated as another, and as this paper makes no pretentions to being sensational, we will adhere to the old addage. "The noble man wars not with the memory of the dead."
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Friday, 13 August, 1886

DIED: On last Wednedsay August 4th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Little Glen, son of Charles and Matilda ELLEDGE. Age two years. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement. Batchelor Ridge Items (Ridnour Pre.),
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BORN: To Perry HADSALL and wife, on Sunday last Aug. 8th, 1886, a boy of usual weight. All are doing well and Perry is nearly tickled to death.
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DIED: Lewis Harrison BUSH, only child of Charles and Ella BUSH, on Sunday August 8th, at noon. He was born in Washington, Macomb County, Michigan, March 6th, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. BUSH came to Trenton March 27th, 1886, since which time they have had charge of the Commercial house with Mr. DARROW. Lewis was a bright little boy, had always been quite healthy and was sick only about 14 hours with that dread disease cholera Infantum. The funeral services were conducted by Elder W.H. WINTERS, in the parlor of the commercial, and all that was mortal of him deposited in the beautiful cemetery near Trenton to await the resurrection morn.
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DIED: At his residence in Trenton, at 3 o‚clock, a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 1886, Mr. Jesse SMITH, after a short illness of typhoid fever with an acute relapse. The deceased was born in Tipton County, Indiana, August 3rd, 1847, was raised on a farm and had followed farming as an occupation until he came to Trenton, on March last, and engaged in general merchandise with his brother-in-law, Mr. Ollie PEARSON. Mr. Smith was married to Miss A. PEARSON in October last, and came to Trenton in March to make this his home. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He was recognized as being an upright, fair dealing and energetic business man and was always ready to encourage and aid materially any enterprise of a public nature that had a tendency to build up the town and vicinity. He will be greatly missed in business and social circles. The funeral services were conducted at his residence by Eld. W.H. WINTERS. A large and deeply sympathizing concourse of bereaved friends and neighbors followed his remains to their final resting place in the cemetery.
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The following named ladies and gentlemen were in attendance at the funeral of Jesse SMITH, deceased, from a distance: John SMITH, brother of deceased, from a distance: John SMITH, brother of deceased, Wano, Kansas, Dr. J.S. SHAW, A. SHAW, Mrs. A. SHAW and Mrs. Jas. HITHERINGTON, Thos. PEARSON, Mrs. T. PEARSON, Miss Zella PEARSONand Miss Annie PEARSON of Indianola, all relatives of Mrs. Jesse SMITH.
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Friday, 27 August 1886

Everybody is on the war path since Low MURPHY eloped with Miss Bell COOPER, daughter of T.J. COOPER. We think it high time to stop, as it is all over and they are married and can‚t be undone very easy. It has caused all the little boys to carry revolvers around in their pockets. Palisade Items.
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A.A. McCOY received a dispatch Saturday announcing the death of Mrs. Wm. MORGAN Mrs. M., was a lady in every sense of the word and has many old and warm friends in Trenton.
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DIED: Infant child of Julius TAYLOR on Driftwood, Tuesday August 24th, of cholera infantum. Mr. TAYLOR is section foreman at Eckley and came home in response to a telegram Wednesday morning.
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Friday, 3 September 1886

MARRIED:
ROOP-LITTLE at the residence of the bride's father, north of Trenton, September 1st, by Eld. W.H. WINTERS. Dr. Josiah RRROP, of Blue Springs to Miss Della B. LITTLE, of Trenton.
GUY-LICKLIDER at the residence of the bride;s father in Stratton, Sept. 2nd, Mr. Homer GUY of Chatsworth Ill., to Miss Mattie LICKLIDER of Stratton, Neb. Eld. W.H. WINTERS officiating.
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Friday, 10 September 1886

Dr. RICE received a telegram on Sunday evening that his daughter was lying at the point of death, in Iowa.
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At the residence of Mrs. Sarepta T. ARGABRIGHT, Miss Alma Delphine ARGABRIGHT of Nemaha City, and W.H. WINTERS of Trenton. The above may be a little premature, but we are so short of live items that we boldly plunge into the future to glean news for our readers. We wish the Elder and his fair bride (if the above is true and it is true if there is any truth in signes) a long and prosperous life and
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Friday, 17 September 1886

Elder W.H. WINTERS returned with his bride nee Miss Alma ARGABRIGHTof Nemaha City, last Monday and went to their homestead six miles south of town after taking dinner with the TORPEDO Family. The TORPEDO with a host of other friends of the groom which them a long and happy life. The bride is an accomplished lady and will be a valuable addition to our society.
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John WINTERS, of Red Cloud, brother of our Elder W.H. WINTERS, accompanied him and his bride home last Monday and stopped over a few hours to visit his brother.
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Friday, 24 September 1886

BORN: To T.Z. ERB and wife, Monday, September 21th, 1886, a daughter. All doing well, and T.Z. is nearly tickled to death. He will recover, however.
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Friday, 8 October, 1886

MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's parents near Cornell, Neb., on the evening of September 30th, 1886, Leonard HARRISON and Miss Nancy FRANKES. We extend congratulations and wish the happy couple success in life.
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MARRIED: Walter WHEATON, of Cornell, to Miss Mary C. JUMPER, at the residenc of the brides parents at Hubbell, Neb., on Octo. 1st, 1886. The young couple has the best wishes of the TORPEDO and their numbers friends in Hitchcock County.
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Friday, 15 October 1886

He has gone from our midst, no more we'll see his smiling countenance around our hearthstone, no more we'll hear his beautiful voice discoursing the melodies so dear to the cowboy's heart, no more we'll hear the rush and thunder of his flying broncho, as with one hand he grips the trusty bucking strap, while with the other with the simple twist of the wrist he casts the unerring rawhide, no more we'll see him whirl his huge 32 calibre bull-dog on his forefinger and as he shoots off (his mouth) in the air, he delivers his gentle war whoop, which echoling and re-echoing among the hills and canyons thrills the hearts of the simple natives with fear and terror. He is gone, not dead, but married. In conclusion we will say, Mr. Walter WHEATON and Miss Mollie JUMPER were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, at Hubbell, Neb., Sept. 30th. The words that caused two loving hearts to beat as one were spoken by a party unknown to the writer. $3.00 and cost. The happy couple will soon take up their abiding place in the little old sod house on Wheaton's claim. ˆ Upper Driftwood items.
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MARRIED: At the Commercial hotel in this city, Thursday, Oct. 14th, 1886, by Elder W.H. WINTERS, Mr. Wm. P. BARKLEY of Trenton, Neb. To Miss Dora D. CLOUSE, of Cherry Point, Illinois. The bride arrived from the east on the 12:48 afternoon train and was met at the depot by the groom and conducted to the hotel where the ceremony was performed. They went at once to Mr. Barkley‚s claim southeast of town where they began housekeeping. May success attend them there.
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Friday, 22 October, 1886

MARRIED: October 21st by Esq. T.H. Britton, Joseph HARTNETT to Miss Lillie CLEVELAND. The TORPEDO sends congratulations.
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MARRIED: October 21st by Esq. T.H. BRITTON, Elmer CLEVELAND to Miss Mollie THOMPSON. The TORPEDO wishes the happy couple many days of bliss.
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Friday, 29 October 1886

DIED: At the home of her parents, Thos. D. MORGAN and wife, one mile northwest of Trenton, of inflamation of the stomach and bowels, on Sunday evening, October 24th, 1886, Miss Clara MORGAN, aged 14 years, 11 months and 16 days. The funeral was preached by Rev. T.J. HUNTER at the residence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and the remains were buried near the residence. The sorrowing parents and family have our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.
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There has been a great deal of unneccessary talk concerning the death of Miss Clara MORGAN and to satisfy everybody the remains were taken up and a post mortem examination was held by Drs. ATWOOD, Coroner, of Culbertson, KAY and DAVIS, of McCook, and THOMAS of this place. C.O. AUSTIN, Green Hall, and the editor of this paper were present and can corroborate the statement of the physicians which can be seen in another part of this paper.
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is to certify that we the undersigned regular graduate physicians practicing in McCook and Culbertson this day made a post mortem examination upon the body of one Clara Morgan and that it is our opinion that said Clara Morgan died of Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) combined with euleritis (inflammation of the bowels.) We also certify that we found no external bruises whatsoever. Z.L. KAY, B.B.DAVIS, N.ATWOOD.
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Friday, 5 November, 1886

NOTE: Long obituary of Daniel LANDON (1815-1886) father of Mrs. G.B. MARKLE of Trenton. Wife, Anna McVOY. Reprinted from the Christian Evangelist - Eldest son, James, a Chicago alderman. Mrs. Markle has a son and daughter. Other children.
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BORN: To R.H. PEMBER and wife on Thursday November 4th, 1886 a 10 pound girl. All doing well and the father happy.
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Friday, 19 November 1886

BORN: To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin SLADE, last Sunday night, a twelve pound baby boy. Mother and child doing well, and father feeling proud as a turkey gobbler. The boy was immediately named Bill, in honor of its uncle-in-law, W.S. BRITTON.
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MARRIED: At the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. COUPLAND, by Esq. T.H. BRITTON, on November 11th, 1886 Mr. L.F. COUPLAND and Miss Nellie FONDLEY, all of Hitchcock County. The TORPEDO acknowledges the receipt of some fine wedding cake and some excellent cigars. May they always have smooth sailing over the matrimonial sea is the wish of their many friends.
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The death angel has visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Addison LEOPOLD and in his flight has taken the household pet. Little Grace was an unusually bright and interesting little girl. For nine months and seven days she has filled the house with her childish prattle and joyous mirth and Wednesday at eleven o‚clock p.m., Jesus said suffer little children to come unto me and her spirit returned to God who gave it. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Rev. Joseph HOWARD officiated at the funeral. ˆ Pleasant Ridge items.
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Mr. and Mrs. J.L. FRAKES are happy over the advent of another son. ˆ Cornell items.
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We are sorry to record the death of one of Charley CREWS' children at Culbertson, of diptheria. The little one was buried Sunday. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
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It is with sorrow and regret that we learn of the death of our old friend John A. BUSEY, of Beatrice, on the 6th, inst. He suffered severly months with bone erysipelas and about a month ago had a large part of his foot amputated. He leaves a wife and several sons and daughter, all grown to mourn his death.
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Friday, 31 December 1886

Married, Dec. 23rd, Dony HOWARD of this place, to Miss Emma MOON of Lucas County, Iowa. They have our best wishes for their happiness and prosperity. ˆ Pleasant Ridge items.
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Connubial felicity is at present in possession of Mr. Frank YOCUM and his young wife who took upon themselves vows matrimonial on Xmas day at Ludell. Frank has a valuable claim with good house and other improvements. The happy couple begin life with high hopes of a prosperous and happy future. ˆCornell items.
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We learn the sad news from G.M. BOWDEN that a young man living in Eden precinct whose name he did not remember fell off a load of fodder last Monday and was so injured that he died Monday night.
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Nate and Green HALL received a telegram Friday morning from Missouri, bearing the sad news of the death of their mother, which occurred some time Thursday night. Her death was quite sudden as they did not know that she was sick until the sad news of her death arrived. They went east on the afternoon train to be present at the funeral which took place Saturday.
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Friday, 14 January, 1887

DIED: On Monday evening, Jan. 3rd, 1887. Mrs. Aleena DANIELS, wife of G.W. DANIELS, of this city. This event has peculiar phrases of sadness attached to it, and illustrates the fact that "in the midst of life we are in death." Young, and at the time when she could best enjoy life with a loving husband to whome she had been wedded but a few short moths, she was taken away at a moments warning, having only been sick since the previous Thursday evening. The sympathies of the community are with the bereaved husband, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. ROUSE, and may „God temper the wind to the shorn lamb‰ and give them strength to bear the sad affliction with resignation. ˆ Culbertson Reveille.
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The funeral services of the late deceased Carl REINHARDT were ably conducted by Rev. LANCE, of Wauneta, on last Sabbath. ˆEden item
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Friday, 21 Jan. 1887

Born, to Mrs. William GYE (Oye?) a ten pound boy, on or about Jan. 9th, 1887. Both are doing well. State Line items.
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Died, Tuesday morning, Jan. 14th, Sylvester, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. AKERS. He was buried near their home about 10 miles southwest of Trenton. The funeral services were conducted by Eld. W.H. WINTERS. The patents have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. ˆ Southside items
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Friday, 4 Feb. 1887

NOTE: Obituary of Ella BUCK, daughter of Royal BUCK of Red Willow, well known school teacher, thrown from her horse.
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MARRIED: In Trenton by Rev. T.J. HUNTER, last Thursday evening, Titus C. IVES, of Webster County, and Sarah A. SPRAY, of Hitchcock County.
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Friday, 11 Feb. 1887

Born to Mr. and Mrs. MACON a daughter. All doing well. ˆFox and Bear Hollow items.
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An old man named RICHARDS shot and killed a young man named George McFARLAND at Benkleman last Monday evening. It was the result of a quarrel that took place last Christmas.
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MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's parent north west of town on Wednesday, by Esq. T.H. BRITTON, Mr. B.F. WHITTINGTON of Phillipsburgh, Kan. And Miss Maggie SMAIL of Hitchcock County. The TORPEDO acknowledges the receipt of some fine cake. Mr. and Mrs. WHITTINGTON started for York County Wednesday morning where they will visit friends for a few weeks, after which they will return and make their home in our city.
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Among the arrivals last week was B.F. WHITTINGTON, from Phillipsburg, Kansas. He made a bee line for the Ridge where he remained until Wednesday eveing when he and Miss Maggie SMAIL were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The happy couple have gone to York County on their wedding tour. They will return soon and make their home in Trenton as they are anxious to become Trentonites. ˆ Batchelor Ridge items. (Ridnour Pre.,)
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Friday, 18 Feb. 1887

BURIED: at the Cornell cemetery on Monday the 7th, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. MAKINGS. ˆ Cornell items.
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Mr. Johnathan YOCUM's 84th, birthday was commemorated by children and friends on the 10th. Full particulars next week. ˆ Cornell items.
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SUITER/GRAHAM: At the residence of the bride's parents, in Trenton, Sunday afternoon, February 13th, 1887, by Rev. J.A. BADCON, Mr. A.W. SUITER and Miss Mary GRAHAM. NOTE: Long account of wedding. Biographical sketch: Anthony Wayne SUITER was born 21 July, 1859, Virginia. Newspapers he worked on. To Hitchcock Co. in 1885. Mary GRAHAM, daughter of Thomas GRAHAM, born in Virginia, lived in Nebraska for five years.
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Friday, 25 Feb., 1887

WEYL/REYNOLDS: Married at Indianola, Nebraska, by Rev. TAYLOR, Thursday, February 17, 1887, Mr. Harry L. WEYL and Miss Lena REYNOLDS. The marriage service was performed at Indianola on account of the absence of the judge of our County and no license could be procured here. The happy couple, not to be out done took the morning train and were untied in Red Willow County, Mr. WEYL established in the Pioneer drug store in the infancy of our town and has, by strict attention to business, built up a thriving trade. The bride is the daughter of O.E. REYNOLDS, one of our prominent hardware firms. The TORPEDO joins their host of other friends in wishing the happy couple smooth and prosperous sailing on life‚s tempestuous seas.
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MARRIED: At the residence of the bride, Thursday, February 17th, Robert SYDOW, of Trenton, Nebraska, and Miss Maggie HIRSCHFELD, of Oakland, Wisconsin. The happy couple arrived last night on the 9:43 train and will go to Mr. SYDOW's farm in Upper Driftwood precinct today. All unite in wishing Robert and his bride a happy life.
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Friday, 4 March, 1887

DIED: a young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MACUM.
BORN: to Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS a daughter. ˆ (both) Fox & Beaver Hollow items.
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Mr. JONES gave a farewell dance Monday night in honor of their daughter who lately married Mr. LOWE. All enjoyed themselves. Mr. and Mrs. LOWE to to house keeping Tuesday. ˆ Sunny Ridge items. (Leopold area),
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Friday, 11 March, 1887

Mrs. Sinclair HILL received the sad news, by telegraph from Joliet, Illinois, last Thursday, of the sudden and unexpected death of her aged father, John WATKINS, aged eighty-five years. He was born in Scipio, New York in 1802, graduated in one of New York's best schools of his day and came to Chicago in 1831 when there was nothing there but a fort and a few soldiers. He taught Chicago's first school of twelve scholars in a little log hut 10x12 feet. He also taught the first school in Joliet. The last ten years he passed in total darkness, becoming blind from the effect of close study. The many friends of Mrs. HILL in her western home deeply sympathies with her in her bereavement.
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Friday, 18 March 1887

I learn, with regret, that Mrs. SWEENEY, who lived on the Plains last summer, departed this life at McCook the 17th, day of last month. ˆFair Plains items.
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Smiling faces can now be seen at G.W. BRYAN's. It is a girl and all doing well. ˆ Rosefield items.
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Friday, 25 March, 1887.

Mr. and Mrs. STARKEY held their golden wedding Saturday the 19th. Their son from Friend, Neb., and all their children from here and some of the neightbors were present. ˆSunny Ridge items.
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Although quite early in the season, a little HUCKLEBERRY made its appearance in Trenton one day last week. It is a girl and will call R.B. HUCKLEBERRY "pa‰ and C.E. SMITH, „grandpa‰. It is C.E.'s first experience in the grandpa act and he is beside himself with joy. He now walks with a cane.
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Friday, 1 April, 1887

GOLDEN WEDDING
     The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. I.N. STARKEY was very pleasant. Everyone present seemed to enjoy themselves. The guests numbered about 45 in all. The dinner was very delightful, the table was loaded with everything good to eatů.account of gifts, etc.
     Mr. John N. STARKEY was born January 10th, 1818 in Green County, Pennsylvania. Elizebeth FARY was born June 9th, 1816, in Green County, Pennsylvania. Mr. STARKEY and Miss FARY was married in Green County, Penn., March 19th, 1837, and lived there until the spring of 1845. They had five children born unto them while they lived in Penn., of which two of them died when they were small and the other three they raised and in the spring of 45 they moved to Tyley county, West Virginia, and while living in Virginia they had five more children, three boys and two girls, of which are all living yet and in the spring of fifty-five moved to Hancock County, Ill., and there they had two more children born and are yet living. They lived in Illinois until the spring 78, and they then moved to Hamilton county, Nebraska, they lived there until the fall of October 1884 when they moved to Hitchcock County, Neb., and are now living in Starkey township on their homestead. Two of their girls are living in Illinois and two in Saline County, Nebraska, and 5 are living in Hitchcock County, Nebraska. Their children and grandhchildren and great grand children at the present time number about 55 in all. Mr. and Mrs. STARKEY are both well and hearty and are able to do their own work. They have gone through many hardships, but may they spend the rest of their days in joy and happiness is the wish of all. Mrs. STARKEY is 72 years of age and Mr. STARKEY is 70, but we wish they may live to be married 75 years and have their diamond wedding. May God bless them is our wish. ANNA.
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Friday, 8 April, 1887

BORN: To Ed MOORE and wife a daughter, last Thursday.
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W.H. THORNILL and wife were made happy on March 24th, by the arrival of a fine girl who will make her home with them indefinately. All doing well and W.H. brimfull of joy. We smoked a fine cigar in honor of the arrival.
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Our friend L.D. CURRENCE, of Cornell, was in town Tuesday, the first time since his protracted illness of several months duration, to see his new grand daughter at Ed. MOORE's.
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Friday, 15 April 1887

BORN: On Sunday, April 3rd, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. C. L. PENCE, a 9-lb. Boy. All concerned are doing well, and the manipulator of type in this office seemeth happy. ˆ Palisade Journal.
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MARRIED: At Palisade, Nebraska, on Sunday April 3d, 1887, Esq. J.O. GORIN officiating, Mr. Warren A. THOMAS, the editor of this paper, to Miss Bertha SHEARS. Only the immediate friends and relatives of the young couple were present, but the event is one that evokes congratulations from all to whom they are known. The Devil, also, would rise, look into the editor's gleaming face, and prounounce upon him the blessings of peace, of happiness, and prosperity. Palisade Journal.
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Ed. CLIFFORD received a telegram last Sunday bearing the sad news of the death of his father in Nuckolls County. He started to attend the last sad rites Sunday evening.
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William D. SCHALL and Miss Nora SANDERS were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Elder WINTERS in Lower Driftwood precinct last evening, April 13th . At least that was the program arranged and we have no doubt it was carried out. THE TORPEDO extends congratulations and wishes the young couple a happy and prosperous future.
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MARRIED: At the residence of J.R. JACOBS in this city, on Wednesday evening, April 13th, 1887, by Elder W.H. WINTERS, Mr. E. F. YOUNG and Miss Melissa J. JACOBS all of Trenton. The groom is one of the /sic/ leading contractors and builders and has a host of friends whenever he is known. The bride is one of Trenton's charming young ladies for which our town is known far and wide. They will soon go to housekeeping in Mr. YOUNG's new residence just completed. THE TORPEDO received a generous supply of wedding cake and extends congratulations.
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Friday, 22 April, 1887

Dr. RICE gives us the following news items: Born to F.M. FLANSBURG and wife April 20th, 1887, a girl. All are doing well.
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MARRIED: At Ludell, Kansas, on Saturday April 17, James WIDAMAN and Miss Emma YOCUM. Jim's many friends in this part of Nebraska, extend congratulations and wish them a happy life.
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BORN: On Sunday, April 3rd, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. PENCE, former editor of the Jounal a 9 lb. Boy. Another young printed added to the line. Palisade items.
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Friday, 29 April 1887

W.T. HAGGARD wears a 4x10 grin. It is a girl. All doing well. Don't you think we ought to have a smoke. W.T. ˆ Fair Plains items.
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Dr. THOMAS reports births at W.T. HAGGARD's in Lower Driftwood precinct, a girl, and at Mr. FAGAN's in Upper Driftwood a boy. All parties doing well.
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DIED: Monday evening April 25th, of Measles, Asa J., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.Q. WHEELER. He was two years and three months old, and was buried in the Trenton Cemetery. Services were conducted by Elder W.H. WINTERS. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
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MARRIED: HALL and SHARP. Mr. Alonzo HALL, of Akron, Colorado, to Miss Matilda P. SHARP, of Eden township. The bride was attired in a beautiful pea green Swiss mull, while the groom was harnessed to match. We congratulates Mr. HALL in winning the hand of so aimaible a lady and predict for them a rose colored future. Eden items.
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Friday, 6 May 1887

The Fair Plains Sunday school superintendent was called away last Sunday morning on account of the death of a little grand daughter of Geo. DAVIS. Fair Plains items.
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The sudden death of Mrs. Catharine SNYER occurred on last Sunday evening at 7 o‚clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. MOODY. She had been an invalid for nearly two years, but has been somewhat worse for the past two weeks. After eating her supper Sunday evening she lay down the weary burden of life and has taken that long journey that we all must take sooner or later. Mrs. SNYER was a benevolent Christian lady and the good deeds she has done would fill a volume. She was always a kind and loving mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Mrs. SNYER was born in Germany and was 70 years of age. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. She has been widow several years, had four children, one of which died in its infancy and three, Henry Snyer, Mrs. MOODY and a daughter living in Dakota, survive her. The funeral was preached by Rev. RICH at the residence of Mr. MOODY and the remains were laid to rest in the Miles cemetery. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the last sad rites and many heartfelt tears were shead over her grave. Pleasant Ridge items.
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MARRIED: NICHOLS-GRAHAM at Culbertson by Judge M.M. HOUSE on Wednedsay, May 4th, 1887, William S. NICHOLS and Miss Thera GRAHAM both of Trenton. Mr. NICHOLS is head clerk in the Pioneer Merchandise Emporium of J. HONEY & Son, and is well known to our readers as well as the bride who has lived here since the first settlement of the county. The TORPEDO joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy life.
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MARRIED: THOMAS-HOLLAND at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. RICH, near Stratton, on Thursday, April 28th, 1887, Dr. A.H. THOMAS and Miss Florence HOLLAND, all of Hitchcock County. Dr. THOMAS is one of the pioneer settlers of Trenton, being here before the town was platted. He was Trenton's first and only physician during the first year of its existence. He is a young man of rare medical skill and stands at the head of his profession in this portion of the state. The bride is a sister of Mrs. J.T. BEVELL and is well known to many of our readers. She is loved and respected by all her acquaintances. The happy couple have the good wishes of the TORPEDO force for a long and happy voyage on life's sea.
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W.H. DAVIS, dispatcher at the McCook office, was married to Miss Viola REES, of New York, and arrived home with his bride last week. Mr. DAVIS is Mrs. J.R. McFAUL's brother and has many firends in Trenton, who join the TORPEDO in extending congratualtions.
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