1896 McCOOK REPUBLICAN

WEDDINGS:

Wedded-Miss Enora Dinnil and George Rasmussen, of Frontier county, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Dinnil, 602 Manchester street, McCook, on Saturday, February 1, 1896, Justice H.H. Berry officiating. The young couple will take up their residence at the home of the groom in Frontier county. The best wishes of their friends are extended to the happy couple. Friday 7 February 1896

John Divine and Miss Ida Bymer were married at the home of the bride's parents in Coleman precinct on last Sunday afternoon. The best wishes of their numerous friends are extended to the happy young couple for their future prosperity and happiness. Friday 7 February 1896

Burns-Miller-Last Monday afternoon Miss Ada Burns, daughter of Wm. P. Burns of Bondville precinct, and Alonzo L. Miller of Box Elder were married in this city Monday afternoon, February 10th, 1896 sat the residence of Justice H.H. Berry, who performed the ceremony which united the young couple. The happy pair have the best wishes of a host of friends for their future. Friday 14 February 1896

John C. Puckett and Miss Ada E. Rankin were married at the home of the bride's parents, southwest of town, by Rev. W.J. Crago, Tuesday evening, February 4th, and began housekeeping in Indianola immediately. The happy couple have the good wishes of many friends. Friday 14 February 1896

Tangeman-Augustine-Monday afternoon March 2nd, 1896, Miss Lena Tangeman and N.J. Augustine were married at the home of the bride, in Firth, Nebraska. They arrived here Tuesday and will make their home in this city. Neut was formerly in the barber business here with his brother, and will again assume a position in the shop. His many friends extend to them their best wishes and congratulations. Friday 6 March 1896

Lawrence-Johnson-Wednesday evening March 4, 1896 Miss Dora E. Lawrence and Robert Johnson were married at the home of the bride in this city, Rev. J.A. Badcon officiating. A large number of invited guests were present and an elegant supper was served. The contracting parties were the recipients of numerous presents. The best wishes of a host of friends are extended to the happy young couple for their future welfare and happiness. Friday 6 March 1896

On Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 1896, Miss Rosa Burns and Ira E. Neel were married at the home of the bride's parents, W.P. Burns and wife of this precinct, Rev. W. J. Crago officiating. Both young people are well and favorably known in this neighborhood, where they have resided for many years. The many friends of the happy young couple join in wishing them a pleasant voyage over life's tempestuous sea. Friday 27 March 1896

Stroud-Nichols-On Wednesday evening, April 8, 1896, Miss Mary A. Stroud and Frank B. Nichols were married at the residence of the bride's parents in South McCook, in the presence of about fifty guests. After the ceremony the company were invited to partake of a bountiful supper. The table was beautifully decorated and the company in excellent spirits. The honor of cutting the bridal cake was conferred on E.L. Rohl. After supper and music, those present enjoyed themselves by various amusements. Friday 10 April 1896

Married-At the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Whitmer, living about ten miles north of McCook, on Tuesday evening April 21st, Miss Edna Whittmer to Mr. Arthur Brown. The bride is well and favorably known in this neighborhood having just finished a successful six month's term of school at the Ash creek school house, and the groom is an industrious young man also a teacher. Quite a number of friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony. Her many friends in Bondville join in wishing them a pleasant voyage through life. Friday 24 April 1896

Williams-Bentley-The first marriage ceremony fully performed in the new County Seat of Red Willow County took place last Saturday May 2nd, 1896 at 2 p.m. at the residence of C.O. Ballew. The contracting parties were Miss Lilly Williams and H.H. Bentley, both of Bartley, Rev. J.A. Badcon officiating. A number of friends were present among whom were Misses Cora Daniels, Lena Wright, and Bessie McCollum, Messer's John Williams, brother of the bride, Ebert Bentley, brother of the groom and Bert Morris all of Bartley. The newly married couple are highly esteemed by all who know them, and congratulations and the best wishes of a host of friends are extended to them. Friday 8 May 1896

Smith-Bryan-Last Sunday, May 10, 1896, Miss Ivan L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Smith, and Theodore Bryan were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Coleman precinct, Rev. J.M. Bell officiating. After the ceremony a splendid dinner was served to the invited guests. Congratulations were extended and many good wishes for the future happiness of the young couple. Friday 15 May 1896

In the county court this week a license to marry was issued to Theodore C. Wicks and Bessie D. Pew. Friday 5 June 1896

Yost-Spots-At the residence of Philippi, Tuesday, June 16th, 1896, Albertina Yost and Joseph Spotts were united in marriage, H.H. Berry, Esq. officiating. The bride and groom are well known in this city and their many friends join in wishing them a happy union. Friday 19 June 1896

Thorgrimson-Allen-On Sunday June 7th, 1896 Miss Emma Thorgrimson and Andrew A.. Allen were married in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick of that city officiating. The contracting parties are well and very favorable known in this city where they have lived for several years. The bride was for a long time an employee in this office, where her good nature and excellent work made her a favorite with the management and other employees. The groom is a good carpenter and worked at that business here and as a contractor. Last fall he went to Colorado Springs, secured a good position with a contractor and is now doing well. The happy couple have the best wishes of a host of friends in this city with whom The Republican sincerely joins, hoping they may have a long, happy and prosperous life. Friday 19 June 1896

Hewett-Aman-At the residence of G.P. Fuson, of this city, Monday, July 6th, 1896, Miss Maude M. Hewett and Mr. William L. Aman were united in marriage, Rev. Fuson officiating. The happy couple left the same day for Furnas county where the groom is a successful farmer. Friday 10 July 1896

Shackelton-Holmes-At the residence of M.G.. Shackelton, Indianola, Nebraska, July 22, 1896, Rev. R.L. Knox, of McCook, officiating, Miss Kittie Shackelton and Mr. Ernest Holmes were united in marriage. The bride is the handsome and accomplished daughter of M.G. Shackelton, the leading druggist of Indianola. The groom is the city editor of the Daily State Journal of Lincoln. Friday 24 July 1896

Spry-Spencer-On Monday, July 27th, 1896 at 4 o'clock p.m., Miss May L. Spry and Dewitt Spencer were united in marriage at the home of P.A. Wells, Rev. G.P. Fuson, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known to a large number of people in this vicinity. The bride has for some time been one of the most popular lady clerks in the city, and groom since his residence here, the gentlemanly and energetic manager of the McCook Mercantile Co.'s general store. Only a few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties were present at the services. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to Indianola took supper and at 9:39 left on train No. 4 for Lincoln where they spent a few days, returning this morning. The happy couple have the best wishes of a host of fiends here and at their former homes, with whom The Republican joins in its congratulations. Friday 31 July 1896

Thomas-Horner-On Sunday, July 26, 1896, Orpha I. Thomas and Milton E. Horner were united in marriage at the residence of A.D. Johnston in Valley Grange precinct, John E. Tirrell, J.P. officiating. The newly married couple are well and favorably known to a large circle of friends who extend to them their best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity with whom The Republican heartily joins. Friday July 31 1896

Stuart-Watt-On Wednesday evening, August 26, 1896, Miss Mary Stuart and Harmon Watt were united in marriage at the bride's home in Alma, Nebraska. The groom was formerly a resident of Bartley but went to Chicago several years ago and is now with his brother, Charles, connected with a musical college there, but makes regular trips to this part of the state to tune pianos. He is a gentleman of exemplary character and has unusual ability in his profession. The bride is one of Alma's most accomplished and highly esteemed ladies. The Republican joins their many friends in congratulations and good wishes for their future happiness and prosperity. Friday 29 August 1896

Wiggs-Bush-At the Commercial hotel in this city, Wednesday evening, September 2nd, Rev. J.A. Badcon officiating, Mrs. Theresa Wiggs and Robert Bush of Trenton were united in marriage. Friday 4 September 1896

Happily Married-Wednesday evening, September 16th, 1896, Miss Percie Elizabeth Brewer and Mr. Willard B. Mills were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Brewer, this city, Rev. Hart L. Preston officiating. At exactly 7:30, Mrs. Stewart, a sister of the groom, began playing the "Honeymoon Wedding March" on the piano and the bridal party entered the parlor, taking their places beneath a handsome bell of flowers, in the bay window. Then, in those sweetly solemn words, Rev. Preston proceeded with the ceremony in the presence of about two hundred guests. Miss Mollie Ryan was the bridesmaid and Mr. H.H. Miller groomsman. The bride was dressed in a beautiful white brocade satin and looked lovely. The bridesmaid wore a blue silk dress and forget-me-nots in her hair. The gentlemen wore the conventional black. The house was handsomely decorated with flowers. After the ceremony elegant and bountiful refreshments were served on the lawn. The presents were very numerous and many were costly. Among them was a beautiful rocking chair from the class of 96 also a purse of gold coins from the bride's grandmother and the groom's mother. Both the bride and groom are among the most popular of our young people. The bride has never been too busy to lend a helping hand at any entertainment nor slight her duties in the least. The groom is one of the trusted train dispatchers of the B & M and has been located here for several years. The happy couple left yesterday morning for a three week's visit to Chicago and Michigan points. They have the best wishes of everyone for their future happiness and prosperity, and in which The Republican most heartily joins. Friday 18 September 1896

Anderson-Kier-Sunday, October 4th, 1896, Miss Mattie J. Anderson of this city, and Grant A. Kier of Denver were married at the home of Mrs. S. Bates at 11 o'clock a.m. Judge I.M. Smith officiating. The bride has made her home with Mrs. Bates since girlhood and is well known to many. The groom is a well-to-do business man of Denver. The wedding was a quiet one, no invitations were issued. The happy couple left in the evening for Ogden and Salt Lake City where they will spend the honeymoon and will be at home in Denver after the 15th. The friends of the happy couple wish them a happy and prosperous life. Friday 9 October 1896

Whittaker-Skinner-At the residence of Judge I.M. Smith this city Wednesday, October 7th, 1896 His Honor officiating, Miss Nellie Whittaker and Isaac N. Skinner were united in marriage. Both contracting parties resided at Trenton and will make that place their home. Friday 9 October 1896

On Wednesday, October 28th at McCook, occurred the marriage of Miss Lelah M. McGuire and Mr. Harry N. Graham, Judge Isaac M. Smith officiating. Miss McGuire is an estimable young lady of pleasing character and stands high in social circles. Mr. Graham is one of our most prosperous young farmers and highly respected. Both of these young people are deserving and their many friends join in wishing them many years of happiness. Friday 6 November 1896

Bonnot-McGrath-On Wednesday, October 21st, 1896 Miss Clare O. Bonnot of this city and John McGrath of Colby, Wisconsin were married at Loyal, Wisconsin, Rev. Adolph Miller officiating. The following is an extract from the Colby Phonograph: John McGrath is the popular chairman of the town of Colby, and has been living all these years the life of a bachelor, and we are glad that he has at last seem the error of his ways, and taken unto himself a helpmeet. The Phonograph wishes him and his bride the utmost happiness and a full measure of prosperity. The bride was one of McCook's best and most estimable young ladies, and Mr. McGrath made a wise and happy selection in his helpmeet. The best wishes of The Republican and a host of friends all over this state is extended to this happy couple. Friday 13 November 1896

Smith-McCarl-Early in the evening Miss Nettie Smith and Will McCarl were married at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. F.A. Pennell, in the presence of the families of the contracting couple and a few intimate friends. Miss Nellie Brown acted as bridesmaid and Geo. R. Johnson as groomsman and Rev. J. A. Badcon pronounced the words that made them one. After the ceremony an excellent supper was served and the guests and relatives made merry until the departure of No. 4 when they escorted the happy couple to the train and watched them depart for a visit to eastern relatives. Both bride and groom are among the most popular of our young people and deservedly so. The bride was at one time an employee of The Republican, where she won the good will of all by her efficient work and her pleasant and ladylike ways. The groom is one of the most popular brakemen of the B & M known and liked by all for his accommodating and genial manners. They received a number of handsome presents and the best wishes of a host of friends for their future happiness and welfare. Friday 20 November 1896

Meyer-Ritchie-At 9 o'clock the same evening, Miss Edith Meyer and James A. Ritchie were joined together in the holy bonds of matrimony at the home of the bride on Marshall street by Rev. Hart L. Preston, in the presence of the members of the family and in a quiet and unassuming manner. Both the bride and groom are young people of exemplary character and highly esteemed by everyone. The bride is well known to almost everyone in the city, having clerked in several stores the last few years. The groom is in the employ of the B & M as a machinist and is not only a good mechanic but stands high in the estimation of his fellow workmen and his employers. The Republican joins a host of friends in wishing them happiness and prosperity. They left for Denver and the mountains that night. Friday 20 November 1896

Owen-Gooding-Thursday evening, November 26, 1896, Edna Owen and Earl Gooding were joined in marriage, Rev. H.H. Berry officiating. The young couple start out in life with the best wishes of many friends. The bride is the daughter of A.E. Owen and an estimable young lady. The groom is an employee of the railway company here. They go to housekeeping at once in the Suess residence of McDowell street. The Republican extends to them its best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity. Friday 27 November 1896

DEATHS:

John F. Major's Death-Early Wednesday morning John F. Majors died at his home in Bradshaw, after but a short illness, of diabetes. The deceased was well known in this city, and very generally over the state. He was chief clerk in land office here during the time S.P. Hart was register and afterward was appointed a special agent of the interior department by President Harrison. Mr. Majors was in this city just two weeks ago, and the sad news of his death coming so suddenly was a painful surprise to his many friends here. He was about 39 years of age, and leaves a wife and seven children, the youngest but a month old, to mourn his loss. Friday 3 January 1896

Mrs. Ophelia Peterson, wife of H.I. Peterson, died on Saturday and was buried Sunday. The services were held at the house and there was a very large attendance at the funeral, It was apparently quite a sudden death yet Mrs. Peterson has been sick for a long time. The husband has the sympathy of the people in his bereavement. Friday 31 January 1896

Walter Epperly, son of Wm. Epperly, of Coleman precinct died Tuesday morning of pneumonia, aged 18 years. He was taken sick Friday evening but did not seem serious until Sunday when a physician was sent for, but too late. The funeral services will be held today at Zion Hill. Friday 7 February 1896

Death of Daisy Clyde-After just fifteen days of intense suffering Daisy Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Clyde, died at he home on Madison street, Saturday morning, March 28th, 1896, at 3 o'clock from peritonitis, aged fifteen years three months and eight days. She was taken sick Friday two weeks before and suffered greatly during all that time, but, an amiable and loving disposition led her to look on the bright side and she did not complain of the loving attentions given her. It was thought for a time she would recover, but Friday evening hope was given up, and she passed away early the next morning. Daisy was the pet of the household, and a general favorite with everyone who knew her, and has many friends, especially among her school mates, who will miss her gentle ways. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the afflicted parents in their irreparable loss. The funeral services were held at the home and were largely attended, many being unable to gain admittance to the house. Rev. G. P. Fuson of the Baptist church, of which Sunday School Daisy was a member, officiated and the choir of that church sang. The remains were interred in the cemetery here and were followed to their last resting place by a very large number of her friends and those of the family. Friday 3 April 1896

Roy Hendershot Dead-After an illness of about four weeks with consumption of the bowels, Roy Hendershot passed from this earth to the unknown realm at 6:30 last evening. The funeral will take place this afternoon at two o'clock at the M.E. Church in Danbury, conducted by the Rev. Crago, of Indianola and the remains will be interred in the Danbury cemetery. Although his death did not come unexpected, the community was shocked when the news came. Roy has always been a good natured, whole-souled fellow, a favorite in social circles and his rare musical genius was a matter of pride to the community. During the long siege he never was known to complain and although he suffered intense pain almost constantly he bore the burden well and was prone to make ludicrous remarks frequently. His death leaves a vacancy that will be hard to fill. God pity us who watch thy entrance into Heaven when we awake to find only the cold bleak sky above, for thou art gone forever. Friday 10 April 1896

A Good Man Gone-A. Utter, well and favorably known in the county died Sunday at his home near Bartley, aged sixty -four years. He had been a resident of this county since 1880. He was a successful farmer, and had many friends wherever he was known. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellow. Members of the G.A.R. post of which he was a member, were the pall bearers, and Rev. J.A. Badcon, of this city delivered an impressive sermon. Friday 10 April 1896

Marjorie Colson-Marjorie, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Colson, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. E. E. Utter, on Saturday afternoon, April 25th, 1896, at 4 o'clock aged 4 years 6 months. The death of little Marjorie is unusually sad. Her parents came here last fall from California where Mr. Colson had closed up his business, because his little one could not stand the climate, hoping a change would be beneficial to her. She improved and the parents made arrangements to stay. Not long ago Marjorie became afflicted with whooping cough and before her recovery caught the mumps. Everything the loving parents could do was done and it was thought the morning of her death she was much better and that the crisis was past. A short time before her death a change was noticed and a physician was called, but too late. Pneumonia had taken hold of the fated child and but a few minutes after the arrival of the doctor she passed quietly and peacefully away without an effort, as though falling to sleep. The funeral services were held on Monday morning at the house Rev. R.L. Knox of the Episcopal church officiating. Friday 1 May 1896

Obituary: Mrs. Augusta Bergster, wife of Charles Bergster, died at her home in this county Saturday, April 25, 1896 of paralysis. Augusta Rhinehart was born in St. Louis, Missouri, March 6, 1846. She was married to Henry Sheeser in 1867 and two children were born to them. Mrs. S.M. Cochran and Henry Sheeser both of whom live in this city. Mr. Sheeser died in St. Louis in 1870. In 1871 Mrs. Sheeser was married to Charles Bergster. In the spring of 1880 they moved to this county where they have since resided. Five children were the fruits of this union, of whom two still survive, Willie and Emma Bergster. Mrs. Bergster has been a consistent member of the Lutheran church since she was fourteen years of age. Her death is mourned by all who knew her, and the bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of this community. Friday 1 May 1896

Patrick Troy-Patrick Troy aged 70 years died at his home in South McCook on Sunday evening, April 26th, 1896 of consumption. He has been a faithful employee of the B & M at this place for a number of years. The funeral services were held in the Catholic church Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J.W. Hickey officiating and his remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at this place. Friday 1 May 1896

Edward Lewis-Last Sunday morning Edward, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Lewis, died after a several week's sickness of whooping cough. He was the fifth child of these parents who has been taken away by this disease, and the remaining child, Josie, a bright, lovable little girl of eight, is also very sick with the same disease. The funeral services took place Monday afternoon. The sorrow stricken parents have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of everyone in their affliction. Friday 29 May 1896

George Worden-Last Saturday evening death bought relief to the suffering of little George Marvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Worden, aged eight months and sixteen days. He has been sick for some time with spinal meningitis. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.A. Badcon officiating, and he was buried in the cemetery at this place. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of the community. The parents wish to thank their neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses shown and help during their little one's sickness and death. Friday 29 May 1896

The Very Last One-Josie, the sixth and last child of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Lewis, died Sunday of whooping cough. This is one of the saddest cases that it has been our lot to record, and the bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire community in his hour of desolation. Friday 5 June 1896

Mrs. Samuel Blackfan, of Alliance precinct, died at her home last Thursday, June 18th, 1896. The funeral services were held at the house last Saturday, W.H. Rittenburg officiating, a large congregation being present. The deceased was well known and her death is regretted by all her friends. Her husband and one son survive her, and they have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Friday 20 June 1896

Mrs. Anna Droll, mother of Mrs. August Droll, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter northwest of town, aged 80 years, after but a short illness. Her death was the result of old age. The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. H.H. Berry officiating, and her remains interred in the cemetery here. Friday 26 June 1896

The six months old child of Mr. Lee, living north of town, died of cholera infantum and was buried in the cemetery here Saturday. Friday 17 July 1896

Death of Ethel Malcolm-Last Friday Ethel May, daughter of Joseph Malcolm and wife of this city died of typhoid fever at the home of her aunt in Weeping Water, with whom she had made her home for some time past. She was fifteen years of age, and a beautiful lovable girl. Her funeral services were attended by a very large number of people. Her father was present, but her mother has been in poor health for some time could not go. The remains were interred at Weeping Water and the pastor of the Methodist church at that place officiated. This entire community extend their sincerest sympathy to the bereaved parents in their sorrow. Friday 14 August 1896

Died-Charles Blanding died Friday night from typhoid fever, aged 24 years. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.A. Badcon conducting the services, the remains being placed in Longview cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife, father and mother to mourn his untimely death. Friday 4 September 1896

Mrs. William Kenneson of Alliance precinct, died Sunday afternoon of a cancer. The funeral took place Monday from the Dry Creek church, Rev. Mayfield conducting the services. The deceased leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss. Friday 4 September 1896

Sad Death-Last Tuesday night Mrs. Charles Arnold died at her home in South McCook of pneumonia. Mrs. Arnold had recovered from an illness of six weeks, of typhoid fever, sufficiently to walk when taken down with pneumonia. She was 30 years of age. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her demise. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. H.H. Berry officiating and was attended by a very large number of friends. Her remains were interred in the cemetery at this place. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended to the sorrowing household. Friday 25 September 1896

On Wednesday morning occurred the death of J. Sentence who has resided in Bartley for a number of years. He has long been a sufferer from asthma and paralysis. An attack of the latter came on Monday night and from which he did not rally. The funeral took place Thursday and was largely attended. Friday 23 October 1896

Death of M. Kessler-Mathias Kessler of 704 Monmouth street died at 10 o'clock Thursday evening, November 26th, 1896 of dropsy. He has been confined to his bed for the last three months and suffered great pain the last month. He was born in Germany 65 years ago coming to this country with his parents when quite young. He was a member of the G.A.R. The services will be at St. Patrick's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Father J.W. Hickey officiating, and his remains will be interred in the cemetery at Indianola. Members of the G.A.R. Post of this city will act as pall bearers here and Indianola Post will furnish pall bearers there. The deceased leaves a widow and five children married, the youngest being the wife of C.F. Lehn of this city. Friday 27 November 1896

Death of Mrs. Plummer-At 2 o'clock Saturday morning, December 4th, 1896, the wife of Marion Plummer, who lives in Perry precinct, about six miles west of this city, died of dropsy from which she has suffered for some time. The funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon and the remains interred in Longview cemetery. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of everyone in their sorrow. Friday 11 December 1896