1906 McCOOK REPUBLICAN

WEDDINGS:

Stangland-Clark Wedding-Wedding bells never chimed more sweetly than they did at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Knude K. Stangland, Sunday evening, December thirty first, when their daughter, Hannah Sofia and Mr. Ira Joseph Clark were married in the presence of relatives and a few near friends. At the appointed hour 5:30 o'clock, the bridal party assumed their stations to the sweet strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Miss May Stangland, Miss Kersten Stangland as bridesmaid and Mr. Ray Poole of Lincoln as best man. The bride was tastefully dressed in a delicate shade of blue silk trimmed in cream lace. Rev. M.B. Carman of the Methodist church performed the ceremony using the bountiful and impressive ring service. The home was artistically decorated in holly, with dark red carnations in the parlor while a pink and white effect was in the dining room. A four course dinner was served after the ceremony. The wedding presents were numerous and beautiful in cut glass, silver and china. The young people are well and favorable known in our community. The bride is an amiable and accomplished young woman. After graduating from our public schools she spent two years in the State University, then teaching for several years in the public schools here, proving a most successful teacher and genial companion in her associations with her confederate teachers. She possessed in a marked, degree the ability to gain and retain the confidence and love of her pupils. The superintendent of the schools, the teachers as well as her pupils and patrons regret that they must lose her. The groom is one of our self-made men, his parents being among the early settlers on the Willow. He grew to manhood in this vicinity and has just finished a four and one half year course in the State University, winning the degree of Bachelor of Science. He is a worthy young man of sterling qualities of character. Mr. and Mrs. Clark left on No. 2 New Year's morning. They will stop briefly in Lincoln and Chicago, en route to Ann Arbor, Mich., where Mr. Clark will enter the medical department of the university. Many and genuine are the best wishes that accompany them to their new home. Friday 12 January 1906

Clark-Dodge-The following clipping from an Orleans paper was handed us this week, which will be of interest to the many friends of the bride, who made her home here for some time with her sister Mrs. J.E. Kelley: At the home of the officiating minister in Orleans, Neb., January 1, 1906, Mr. D.E. Dodge of Orleans, Neb., was united in marriage to Mrs. Rosa Clark of McCook, Neb. The officiating ministers were J.L. Dodge assisted by Rev. O. Zimmerman. Among the guests present were Prof. N.B. Ghormley and wife, Rev. R.F. Johnston and wife, Peter Frederick and wife, Gus Ekberg and wife, Mrs. O. Zimmerman, Mrs. G.W. Woodard and Miss Naomi Johnston, besides the families of the contracting parties. After the ceremony was over the guests assembled in the dining room where a bountiful supper, prepared by Mrs. J.L. Dodge and her assistants, was disposed of in the proper manner. Vocal and instrumental music added to the good cheer of the occasion and the enjoyment of those present and all reported a most pleasant and profitable time. Mr. Dodge and his estimable wife, will continue to reside in our pleasant village. Friday 19 January 1906

Indianola-Last Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride south of Indianola, occurred the wedding of L. Henry Harsch and Miss Lucy Fitchner. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of guests and later a feast was served to which all did justice. Dancing and music were a feature. The bride and groom are both well and favorably known and all unite in extending congratulations. They will reside on the farm near Bartley. Friday 19 January 1906

Mr. Clarence Wales and Miss Viola Corner were married last Sunday at the home of the bride near Palisade. The bride came to this town with her parents in 1884, and this was her home until March 1905, when she moved with her parents to near Palisade, Neb. Mr. Wales came here with his parents in 1893 and has lived here since. He is one of the honest, straightforward, hustling young men that is an honor to any country. We extend to this couple our best wish. May they enjoy a long and happy as well as useful life. Friday 2 March 1906

Much to the surprise of their many friends, it became known Wednesday that Miss Jeanette Short and Mr. Archie McNeil were married in Indianola Feb. 18th. They are two of Indianola's most respected young people and the Reporter joins with their many friends in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous life. Friday 30 March 1906

Knipple-Knowles-A beautiful home wedding took place Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Knipple, on Main Avenue at 7:30 o'clock, when their daughter Miss Lettie A. and Charles R. Knowles of Culbertson were joined in marriage, Rev. G.A. Conrad, officiating. Miss Bessie Bosworth was bridesmaid and Kobert Gunn acted as groomsman. Miss Bessie Krites of Hastings, played the wedding march only a few of the intimate friends were present. The rooms were beautifully decorated with cut flowers and many plants. The ceremony took place under a canopy of cut flowers, white carnations and roses, large ferns and palms forming the background, in the large bay window of the sitting room. The pretty bride never seemed so beautiful and with the handsome young groom they made an ideal couple. After the ceremony a four course supper was served. The gifts were numerous and pretty the bride's parents giving a full set of Haviland china and a number of cut glass sets and pieces in a pretty china closet. The young people have the best wishes and congratulations of a host of friends. They left that night for Culbertson where they will reside. Friday 30 March 1907

Married at the home of Will Harmon in West McCook, Monday night at 8 o'clock, John Hunt and Miss Jennie Goodenberger, both of Marion, Neb., Rev. M.B. Carman officiating. The young couple took No. 12 Tuesday morning for their new home in Alberta, Canada. Friday 6 April 1906

Bosworth-Gunn-A pretty home wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bosworth, Wednesday evening, April 11, 1906, when their daughter, Miss Elizabeth A., was married to Dr. Robert J. Gunn. Only a few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties besides the families were present. The guests were received at the door by Mr. and Mrs. Bosworth and went upstairs where they were met by Miss Jessie Patrick, aunt of the groom, and directed to a room to remove their wraps. They were then served to punch in an adjoining room by Miss Bessie Crites of Hastings. Promptly on time Miss Hare, violin, and Mrs. Mills, piano, struck up the wedding march and the wedding party came down the stairs preceded by Miss Helen Knipple strewing flowers along the way, in the following order: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knowles of Culbertson; Mr. E.O. Vahue of this city, with Miss Myra Conner of Lincoln; then came the bride and groom marching through the parlor to the large bay window in the sitting room, which has been prettily arranged for the occasion. The party took their places in front of Rev. C.B. Hawkes, who officiated and united the couple with a ring service. Hearty congratulations were then extended to the young couple by all present, after which a most excellent wedding supper was served in three courses, at which the hostess was assisted by Mesdames Will, Archibald, Kelly, Mills Knipple, J.G. Stokes, Misses Doan and Rowell. The groom is a successful young dentist of this city, where he has lived for a number of years and is high esteemed by everyone. The bride is one of McCook's favorite daughters, and both have a host of friends who extend to the happy couple their sincere congratulations and best wishes with whom The Republican joins. Dr. and Mrs. Gunn have gone to housekeeping in the groom's new house, just completed, on Main avenue. Friday 13 April 1906

Dickenson-Roberson-At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Dickenson, five miles west of Red Cloud, Sunday afternoon, occurred the marriage of Miss Minnie Dickenson to Mr. Floyd C. Roberson, Rev. G.H. Rice officiating. The bride is the daughter of our mayor, while the groom is a prosperous young farmer of Red Willow county. They will make their home on a farm five miles south of McCook. Red Cloud Chief. Friday 27 April 1906

Samuel McGooden, of Wanueta, and Miss Viva L. Denney, of Palisade were married by Rev. George B. Hawkes, pastor of the Congregational church, at the parsonage Wednesday evening. They were accompanied by Mrs. J.E. Turner of Palisade. The happy young people remained in the city yesterday and left for Wauneta this morning. Friday 4 May 1906

Double Wedding-A very pleasant double wedding occurred at the home of W.A. Middleton, our genial city clerk, Thursday afternoon, May 10, at 4 o'clock, when his two daughters were joined in holy wedlock, Rev. E. Smith, pastor of the M.E. church at Indianola officiating. Henry T. Williams of Danbury, and Miss Maud Middleton and Edward Byfield, editor of the Indianola Report and Miss Ethel M. Middleton were the happy people who were thus started in married life. Only relatives and Rev. E. Smith, who was pastor of the church in Holdrege when the young ladies united with the church, and M.B. Carman, now their pastor, were present at the services. An elegant four course dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Williams will reside on a farm near Danbury and Mr. and Mrs. Byfield will live in Indianola. The best wishes of many friends are extended to these worthy young people. Friday 11 May 1906

Garlick-Hocker-A quiet wedding took place at the home of G.H. Summerville, west of town, Sunday evening, May 6, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating, when Miss Mamie Garlick, of Frontier county was united in marriage to C.M. Hocker of Cedaredge, Colorado. After the ceremony a bridal supper was served to the relatives and invited guests. The young people left on No. 3, the same evening for their future home in Cedaredge. Friday 11 May 1906

Hugh H. Lawton and Lillian A. Hilton both of Cambridge, Nebraska, were married at the Baptist parsonage Monday evening, May 14, 1906, by Rev. A.A. Holmes Friday 18 May 1906

Clifford Sheets and Miss Mattie Broiles, both of McCook, were married in Culbertson Wednesday evening of last week by Rev. M.S. Satchell, says the Culbertson Banner. Friday 18 May 1906

John C. Cooper and Ida M. Snyder, both of Holbrook, Nebraska, were married by Rev. A.A. Holmes pastor of the Baptist church, at the parsonage, Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 1906. Friday 18 May 1906

Hatcher-Kryder-A pleasant wedding occurred at the home of R.A. Hatcher and wife of Red Willow, Thursday evening, when their daughter, Miss Hazel, was united in marriage to Aaron A. Kryder, Rev. M.B. Carman, of the M.E. church here officiating. Mrs. Frank Brown played the wedding march and Claude Shupurt acted as groomsman and Miss Claudie Hatcher as bridesmaid. The handsome parlor was beautifully decorated and the young couple stood under a bower of flowers. Only intimate friends were present. The groom is working with the Nebraska Telephone company with headquarters now at York. The many friends of the young people join us in extending best wishes. Friday 8 June 1906

Ashton-Rittenhouse-Announcements have been received here of the marriage of Miss Mignonne Ashton to Mr. George B. Rittenhouse at the home of the brides parents in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Sunday, June 3, 1906. The groom is a former resident of this city where he lived with his parents for a number of years and will be remembered by the young people. The Republican extends with his friends, congratulations and best wishes to the young couple. Friday 8 June 1906

John A. LeMasters of Bartley, and Miss Amanda Bjorkman of Tyrone, were quietly married at the M.E. parsonage in Beaver City, Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 1906. Rev. J.S. Modlin officiating. While their marriage was anticipated yet they were successful in working a surprise on their many friends. The bride is a young woman who is loved by all who know her for the many noble traits of character of which she is possessed. The groom is a comparative stranger here but is known to be a young man of exemplary habits. We join in extending congratulations. Wilsonville Review Friday 15 June 1906

Helm-Glese-The spacious home of John F. Helm and wife at Red Willow was thronged with guests yesterday afternoon, on occasion of the marriage of their daughter Miss Nettie to Mr. Henry C. Glese. The Helms have a model farm home, large and roomy, with all modern conveniences, but for once it was filled to overflowing. Guests arrived on the morning train, guests came by automobile, guests came by carriage, and a few walked. Old pioneers were there and others who have only seen our country at its best. Some of the guests noticed the exceedingly large and roomy dining room and were informed how it was originally the log house put up by Mr. Helms in the pioneer days and where all his children were born. When he built his modern country home this building was built right into the dining room, there to remain a perpetual reminder of early days. Of course the logs are concealed beneath the fancy oak finish of the present building but the dimensions are the same. But, the wedding. The south parlor was decorated in smilax and white carnations. Near the bay window flowers were piled in profusion and a beautiful floral bell was suspended. At five thirty to the strains of a wedding march from violin and piano the wedding party descended the stairs, the bride and groom taking their stand beneath the floral bell. Rev. Carman of the M.E. church, McCook, said the words which made them man and wife. Then came congratulations and an elaborate four course supper. Tables were placed about on the lawn, while the table for the newly wedded pair was on the porch. After supper each guest was invited to the bride's table to receive a piece of the bride's cake and the unmarried ladies assembled at the foot of the stairs to catch the bridal wreath tossed by the bride from the head of the stairs. Miss Claudia Hatcher secured the wreath. The wedding presents were many and beautiful. After spending a few days with the home folk, the young people will leave for Leavitt, this state, where Mr. Glese has charge of the sugar beet company's interest. The best wishes of their many friends will accompany Mr. and Mrs. Glese to their house. Friday 15 June 1906

Kelly-Wright-Miss Lydia P. Kelley and Louis G. Wright were married Sunday morning June 24, 1906, at 8 o'clock in the Baptist parsonage, Rev. A.A. Holmes officiating and went to the house of the bride's parents in Grant precinct for a short visit. They left Tuesday morning for Dennison, Iowa, where the young couple will take up their residence. The friends of the happy couple with whom the Republican joins, wish them a long, happy life. Friday 29 June 1906

Naden-Smiley-On Wednesday, June 27th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Naden, occurred one of the most beautiful wedding solemnized in this vicinity for some time, the contracting parties being Miss Gertrude Naden and Mr. Irving Smiley of Devises, Kansas. Promptly as the clock struck 12 o'clock Mrs. Milford Pew took her place at the organ and began playing the beautiful strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March and the happy pair took their place beneath a bower of rose leaves and lace curtains where Rev. Gardner said the words that made them man and wife. Miss Lena Sanders acted as bridesmaid and Jesse Naden, a brother of the bride, acted as best man. Danbury News Friday 6 July 1906

Happersett-Mather-Announcements of the marriage of Miss Alice Happersett and James H. Mather, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Happersett, in Los Angeles, July 5, 1906, have just been received by their many friends in this county. Both these young people were former residents of Indianola, and were very popular in social circles and enjoyed a wide acquaintance. They will stop in Indianola, July 16, for a short time on their way to Eldora, Iowa, where they will make their residence and be at home to their friends after August 1st. The Republican joins their other friends in extending to the happy couple its congratulations and best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous future. Friday 13 July 1906

Trehal-Smith-Charles M. Smith and Miss Emma Trehal two of our popular young people were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents. Herman Trehal and wife, Wednesday evening, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating. A large number of friends were present and the gifts were many and beautiful. After a wedding trip to the mountains the young people will reside in McCook. Their many friends extend best wishes. Friday 13 July 1906

Sunday morning at 9:30, Rev. A.F. Green united in marriage Mr. J.J. Baker and Mrs. P.J. Cadman, both of McCook. The young couple left the same morning for Denver on a trip. They will make their home in McCook. Friday 10 August 1906

Monday afternoon Mr. J.M. Gibbs of Trinity, Texas, and Miss Edna Burlingham of McCook were united in marriage by Rev. A.F. Green. They will spend two weeks with Mrs. Gibbs and will make their future home at Trinity. Friday 10 August 1906

LeHew-Beatty-A quiet wedding took place Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. LeHew, when their daughter, Miss Susie was joined in married to Mr. Robert Beatty, Rev. E.R. Earle, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal church, officiating. The bride was raised in this city, graduated from the public schools and has taught several terms of school in the county successfully. The groom is well to do and owns a farm southwest from town to which they will move this fall and make their home. The best wishes of all their friends are extended to them for a long and happy life. Friday 16 August 1906

Yarger-Stewart-In the presence of a few immediate friends and relatives, a pleasant wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, J.H. Yarger and wife, Wednesday evening, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating, when Miss Edna Yarger was united in marriage to Mr. Harry D. Stewart. The ceremony took place in the parlor in an alcove tastefully decorated with lace curtains, graceful palms lending an Oriental effect. The ring ceremony was used. Elina Yarger acting as ring bearer. Mrs. George H. Thomas played the wedding march. C.W. Stewart, father of the groom and Oscar Yarger, the bride's brother, with his wife, were the out of town guests. After the ceremony a four course luncheon was served. The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful presents. The bride and groom left Thursday for a trip west which includes a stop at Denver and Salt Lake City. They will reside in McCook. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart are well and popularly known here. Mr. Stewart is a telegraph operator and his wife was raised in this city. For the past few years she has been a deputy in the post office. The young couple have the best wishes of all, and may their pathway through life be a pleasant one. Friday 24 August 1906

Married: At the M.E. parsonage in Indianola Saturday evening, Aug. 25, 1906, Miss Bertha Emogene Hedges and Mr. Roger A. Browne, Rev. E. Smith officiating. The contracting parties are popular young people of this place, and have the best wishes of a host of friends for a long, happy and prosperous wedded life. Friday 31 August 1906

Houser-Addis-Benjamin F. Addis and Miss Rosebud Houser were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage Sunday morning, Rev. A.F. Green officiating. The groom is a meat cutter in Paul Anton's shop, coming here from Minden recently. The bride formerly resided in Minden. The Republican extends a cordial welcome to the young couple and trusts that their married life may be along and happy one. Friday 14 September 1906

Elmer E. Willis, an implement dealer of Arapahoe, and Mrs. Mary Blanding were united in marriage at the home of the latter in this city Monday morning, Rev. Green officiating. They took No. 12 the same morning for Arapahoe where they will reside. Friday 19 October 1906

Calvin R. Proctor, of Spokane, Washington, was united in marriage to Miss Julia Sly Wednesday afternoon, Rev. M. Carman officiating. The young people leave for Spokane the first of the week where they will make their future home. Friday 19 October 1906

Miss Emma Lang and Mr. Martin Rinck, two popular young people of Fritch precinct, were united in marriage at the Catholic church early Tuesday morning. They left the same morning for the west on a short wedding trip. We extend congratulations. Friday 2 November 1906

Early Wednesday morning at the Catholic church occurred the marriage of Miss Stella Crocker and Mr. Fred Flannagan. Both these young people are well and favorably known in this vicinity and have the well wishes of all in their venture on the matrimonial sea. They will make their home on a farm eight miles northwest of this place. Friday 2 November 1906

Campbell-Kates-Last night, Thursday, November 22, Miss Lillian May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Campbell, was united in marriage to Edmund J. Kates at the home of the bride's parents. The wedding was a pretty home affair, and was made doubly interesting by taking place on the twenty-fifth anniversary of that of the bride's parents. Rev. G. Hawkes, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating. The rooms were beautifully decorated. The reception room and the living room were decorated in white and green. The ceremony was performed in the large bay window in the living room, in which smilax was most tastefully arranged with white chrysanthemums. The bride and groom of twenty-five years ago standing up with their daughter and her chosen one. After the ceremony and congratulations, an elaborate wedding supper was served. The dining room was more elaborately decorated, the colors being red and green. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known. She having lived here nearly all her life and he being an employee of the Burlington here for some time, leaving here for Lincoln two yeas ago, and has been steadily gaining promotions by his earnest and conscientious work in the draughtering department. He is now located in Plattsmouth, where the young couple will make their home. The presents were numerous and beautiful as well as costly and useful. The Republican joins the host of friends in extending congratulation and best wishes for a long and prosperous future to the happy young couple. One of the honored guests was J.F. Forbes, who was associated with Mr. Campbell twenty-five years ago and who relieved him as dispatcher while he went back east to get married. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell received many gifts from their friends on the occasion of their anniversary and are as happy and jolly as if the event also occurred last evening. Friday 23 November 1906

Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, a quiet wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents in this city, and Miss Bertha, daughter of S.R. Smith was united in marriage to Roscoe Korn. The contracting parties are well and favorably known having been raised in Indianola. Their many friends will join The Republican in wishing them a long and happy married life. They will reside on the Korn homestead just west of town. Friday 23 November 1906

John H. Perkins and Mrs. Pearl McCray, were married Sunday at the home of the bride's mother in this city, Rev. Green, of the Baptist church, officiating. Only a few immediate friends of the contracting parties were present. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins will reside in West McCook. Friday 7 December 1906

Lyons-Goodenberger-In the presence of a few friends at the Methodist parsonage Saturday evening last, Rev. Carman pronounced Walter H. Goodenberger and Miss Ethel Lyons man and wife. The young couple left the same evening for a brief visit to Fort Collins, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Goodenberger reside in Marion where they are well known and popular. The groom has a home prepared for his bride in that beautiful little village. Friends congratulate. Friday 28 December 1906

DEATHS:

Death of Joseph A. Snyder-Joseph A. Snyder was born in Meskerk Baden Germany, November 1st, 1836. He came to America in 1848 and located in Ohio in 1857. He was married to Miss Catherine Rahm. To this union three sons and five daughters were born. A year after their marriage they moved to Leavenworth, Kas. In 1864 they moved to Denver, living there ten years, then moving to Syracuse, Nebraska. While there death took two of their children, Johnny and Charley, aged two and five. From Syracuse they moved to York, Neb., and in 1889 became residents of Red Willow county. He was an honest, industrious farmer, owning a large farm just one mile north of the city. With the others of his neighbors who stayed he endured the hardships and adversities of the years of drought. Last fall Mr. Snyder sold the larger part of his farm and intended as soon as he could arrange matters to buy property in town where he and his wife could settle down and enjoy the much needed rest and ease. But he overtaxed his strength too long and the deadly disease which had been working on him for about a year brought him to his bed some six or eights weeks ago. All that medical aid and the acts of loving hands could do was done, but it seemed against hope and Thursday night, the family and neighbors at his bedside, his suffering ceased, and we believe the man with Christ went home. In August 1897, under the pastorate of Rev. Badcon Mr. Snyder united with the Methodist Episcopal church here. Mr. Snyder leaves a wife, one son, Wm. H., a railroad engineer of Herrington Kas., five daughters, Mrs. Anna Case, Syracuse; Mr. Lena Birbee, Seattle Wash.; Mrs. Katherine Carmichael of Denver, Colo; Mrs. Janie McClure and Mrs. Ella Cole, of our city. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family. The funeral took place from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Carmon officiating. Friday 12 January 1906

Death of Mary Cottom-Mary Katharine Cottom, daughter of Albert Cottom, of Ottumwa, Iowa, died in this city Monday afternoon of consumption. She came here last August with a sister in hopes that a change of climate would be beneficial, Deceased was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, Feb. 24, 1876. The funeral took place from the M.E. church here Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Carmon conducting services. A special choir consisting of Mesdames Thomas and Lineberg, and Messrs. Heber and McClain furnished the music. The G.A.R.'s supplied pall bearers as a tribute to the deceased's father who is a war veteran. Interment was in Riverview. Mr. Cottom expects to return to Iowa, but a sister, Miss Jennie, and a brother expect to reside in McCook. Friday 12 January 1906

Death of Roy Rolfe-LeRoy Frank Rolfe, of this city, died at Newport News, navy yard, Virginia, Wednesday Jan 10, 1906 of cerebral spinal meningitis, after an illness of but five days. Deceased enlisted in the navy for a term of four years at New Orleans, a short time ago and was sent to Newport for the winter. For the past two months there has been an epidemic of this disease among the men there and they have been under quarantine for two months, and thirty four of them have died in the past two weeks. His remains will be brought here Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, and interred here. Roy Rolfe lived in this city with his parents for some years and he was well known to all the young people. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their affliction. Friday 12 January 1906

Mrs. Lute Wiggins who has been suffering from cancer for the past year, died last Friday at her home southeast of Danbury. Friday 2 February 1906

Mrs. Lon Miller died at her home north of Indianola, last Friday morning, February 2, 1906, after a short illness. The funeral services were held Saturday and her remains interred in the Catholic cemetery at Indianola. She leaves a husband and three children, one a babe but a few weeks old, to mourn her death. The stricken family have the sympathy of the community. Friday 9 February 1906

Mrs. Mary Walters Death-Mrs. Mary Ann Walters, well known and highly respected by many people here, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Green, near Hiawatha, Dundy county, Wednesday, February 7, 1906, her remains were brought here last night and taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.W. Bronson. The funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Episcopal church, of which she is a communicant. An obituary of this estimable lady, will be published next week. Friday 9 February 1906

Old Settler Dies-J.E. Dolph, who underwent what was deemed a successful operation Wednesday of last week, suffered a relapse and passed away Thursday evening, February 1, 1906, at 10:30 p.m. His funeral held Saturday at 1 p.m. was perhaps the largest ever witnessed in that section. Mr. Dolph has been a resident of the county, living on his farm one miles west of Danbury, for thirty-four years, having been one of the pioneer settlers. For fifteen years he had been a sufferer with a knee crippled by a corn knife cut, and had undergone several operations which gave only temporary relief. The amputation of the limb was necessitated at this time and strong hopes were entertained that he would survive the operation. A wife and twelve children survive him. Friday 9 February 1906

Nancy, wife of William Taylor, died in this city Sunday, of paralysis, aged 74 years. The funeral was held from the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Hawkins officiating. The Taylors settled near Box Elder 20 years ago The children: G.T. Taylor of Friend, Charles H. Taylor and Mrs. Kizzie Lakin, of this county were all present at the funeral. The father, Wm. Taylor, will make his home for the present with G.T. Taylor at Friend. Friday 16 February 1906

Obituary-The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Walters were held in St. Alban's Episcopal church in this city, of which she was a communicant, last Friday afternoon, Rev. E.R. Earle, the rector, officiating, and the ritual service of the church was used. Her many friends took their last look at the body at the home of her daughters, Mrs. C. W. Bronson, and the casket was not opened in the church. The casket was covered with beautiful floral tributes from the Guild and friends. Mary Ann Johnston was born at Tureen Drundrun county Tipperary Ireland in 1844; was married in that country to William Walters in 1862 to which union were born fourteen children, five of whom survive her, William of Denver; Joseph, Pueblo; Mrs. Annie Green, Hiawatha; Mrs. Mary Bronson and Miss Susie of this city. Her husband died near this city in 1887, one year after they moved to this county. A few years ago she moved to Dundy county, where took and proved up on some land. In 1903 she visited her old home in Ireland and was there a year, during which time she contracted a cold from which she never recovered. Friday 16 February 1906

Obituary-The funeral services of Mrs. Dallas G. Devine, who died Thursday, February 22, 1906, were held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, and her remains interred in Riverside cemetery. Bertha M. Bymer was born in Guthrie county, Iowa, April 25, 1878 and came to Nebraska with her parents in 1887, and to this county in 1888. She was married to Dallas G. Devine, September 1, 1897. The moved to Oklahoma in 1901 and returned to this county two years later and lived on the same farm they had previously made their home. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of everyone in his affliction. Friday 2 March 1906

George E. Pronger was born in England, May 15, 1836, and died, in Grant precinct, Hitchcock county, Nebraska, February 17, 1906, aged 69 years, 9 months and 2 days. Mr. Pronger came to Omaha in 1856 when there were very few settlers in the territory of Nebraska, and has ever since made his home in the state, residing at different times in Omaha, Lincoln, Plattsmouth and McCook. For the past year he has resided with his son, John F. Pronger, near this city. Friday 2 March 1906

Mrs. C.V. Randle died at her home on Monmouth street, Thursday, March 1, 1906, after a short illness. She leaves a husband, three children, aged 4 years, 2 years and a babe of but a few days. The bereaved husband and the little ones have the heartfelt sympathy of everyone at their loss of a wife and mother's tender love and care, when so greatly needed. Friday 2 March 1906

Death of A.C. Clyde-Allen C. Clyde, one of the early residents of this city, died Thursday morning, March 9, 1906, aged 54 years. He had been failing in health rapidly for some time, and while it was known he would not live long his end came suddenly and sooner than expected. His son, Lovel, was with and cared for him during all his sickness, and his youngest son arrived Wednesday from Omaha, and his other son, Sheridan, of Elwood, Indiana arrived today to attend the funeral. The deceased was born in Indiana July 21, 1842 was married to Mary M. Best and they moved to this city in 1889, and lived here ever since. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and the body interred in Riverview cemetery. Friday 9 March 1906

Obituary-Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Trowbridge of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mrs. Elizabeth Ludwick, aged 86 years, 1 month and 21 days. Mrs. Ludwick had not been in good health since last Christmas owing to her advanced age. Sometime ago she was taken with la grippe, and later was stricken with apoplexy, which caused her death February 27, 1906. Elizabeth Lithgow was born January 6, 1829 in Lancaster county, Pa. At the age of twenty-three she was married to Jacob Ludwick. They were both consistent members of the Baptist church until in later years, having moved to Illinois they became members of the Methodist church. Mr. Ludwick died in Oaarga, Illinois, twenty-six years ago and of the ten children born to them but three are now living. One son, residence, unknown, one daughter living in the state of Washington and the other daughter in Lincoln, Neb., with whom she had made home for over twenty years, five years of that time was in this city. J.H. Ludwick, who died two years ago being a son of the deceased, and the children now residing here are her grandchildren. Grandma Ludwick was at all times a great friends to the sick and destitute often wishing that she might have had more of this world's goods that she might be able to give to the suffering and needy. Her heart was always touched for those in trouble and sorrow. Friday 9 March 1906

Their Little One Gone-Agnes Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huber, died Sunday morning, March 18, 1906 at 1 o'clock, of inflammatory rheumatism after an illness of two months. Agnes was born January 31, 1900, and was the youngest and the pet of the family. While never strong her last illness was severe and two weeks ago it was thought she would recover and gradually grew better, but a relapse came and resulted in her death in a few days. The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Rev. G.B. Hawkes, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating, and the remains were interred in Riverview cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved parents and the brothers and sisters in their hour of sorrow and affliction. Friday 23 March 1906

Death of Mrs. Graham-Mrs. Emaline Howard Graham, wife of Ex-County Commissioner S.S. Graham, died at her home in Danbury, Saturday, March 17, of hemorrhage of the stomach, aged 70 years and 17 days. The funeral took place Monday, Rev. Hall officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Graham came to Red Willow county in 1879 and settled on their present farm four miles northwest of Danbury. The surviving children are Charles, now living n Sacramento, California; M.E. Graham, who now lives near town and Mrs. C. Wise, now residing in Danbury. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of all. Friday 23 March 1906

Margrette Howard, who came here a short time ago suffering with lung and throat trouble, died Tuesday aged 17 years. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Carman officiating, interment in Riverview. Miss Howard moved with her parents from Alma to Washington three years ago where she contracted her disease. She and her mother came here last week to be with her sister, Miss Sallie McCann, in hopes the change of climate would restore her to health. She was a member of the Methodist church and Epworth League at Alma and held in high esteem by all who knew her. Friday 23 March 1906

Ernest Perkins died of consumption of which he has been troubled with for one year and a half, and was buried Sunday at 10 o'clock. Friday 30 March 1906

Obituary-Florence Belle Balderston was born at Marion, Iowa, February 27, 1877, and died at her home in Denver, Colorado, Monday morning, March 26, 1906 at 1:15 making he 29 years and 26 days old at the time of her death. In the year 1897 she came to Benkelman with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Balderston, where she resided until after she was married twelve years ago to George H. Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce then moved to McCook where Mr. Pierce was in the employ of the firm of Wilcox & Son for some time, then moving to Denver where Mr. Pierce entered the employ of the Burlington Railroad company and where he has served as freight conductor for several years past. The remains were brought to Benkelman where funeral services were held at 10 o'clock a.m. Thursday, March 28, conducted by Rev. Crippen of the Methodist Episcopal faith of which church the deceased was a member of long standing, after which the remains were interred in the Benkelman cemetery beside those of the mother who had gone some years before. The remains were in nice preservation. Friday 6 April 1906

T. A. Peffer, who recently moved here from South Bend, Indiana, to take charge of the Morlan ranch, died at that place Saturday morning after a brief illness with pneumonia, aged 57 years. He leaves a wife and two children grown. The wife arrived Thursday of last week and Mr. Morlan was taking her out to the ranch when his team became frightened and ran away, throwing them both out and injuring them both slightly,. She was able to be about, however. The funeral took place from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Holmes officiating. Interment in the city cemetery. Friday 6 April 1906

Mrs. Michael Morosic, of Box Elder, died at her home in Box Elder precinct Saturday morning. She was out in the yard, where she was seen to fall and did not regain consciousness. She leaves a husband and several children grown. The funeral took place Sunday interment at Indianola. Mr. and Mrs. Morosic have lived in the county for a number of years and the bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their affliction. Friday 6 April 1906

Obituary-August Droll was born in Boaden, German, Oct. 1st, 1842. Came to America with his parents in 1851, and settled on a farm in Putnam county, Illinois. He was married to Rosina Droll in Putnam county in 1864. He and his wife shortly afterward moved to Iroquois county, in that state, and in 1859 they moved to this county and brought the farm north of town on which they have resided ever since. He was an indefatigable worker and made a success of farming here. About two years ago his health began to fall and last fall he took a trip to his birthplace in Germany, hoping the rest and change would be of benefit to his condition. He returned home about the middle of February, and for the past four weeks has been confined to his bed. He was troubled with a combination of diseases which the physicians were unable to eradicate and death came to relieve him from his sufferings Thursday evening, March 29, 1906. There were fourteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Droll, nine of whom, with the mother, are now living, all but one, William, who lives in Minnesota reside in this county. The funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church this city, Monday morning, April 26, 1906, Father Loughran officiating in the burial services of the Roman Catholic church, and were attended by an unusually large congregation of friends and neighbors, to pay their last respects to him whom they all respected and admired. Friday 6 April 1906

Mrs. W.H. Wilson-Died Thursday morning, April 26, 1906 at her late home, corner of McDowell and Dover streets of consumption. Sadie Marshall was born at Wesley, Illinois, February 19, 1866. She was married to W.H. Wilson, December 31, 1882. She was taken sick about three years ago and in October, 1904, she came here for her health, and for a time improved and the family later moved here. She leaves a husband, two daughters and three sons to mourn her death. Brief services were held at the late home last evening, Rev. Carman officiating. Her father and mother were here and with the husband returned to their home in Wesley, Illinois with the body last night for burial. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their sorrow over the loss of daughter, wife and mother. Friday 27 April 1906

Obituary-James A. Stangland died of consumption at Granite, Colorado, on a train enroute home from California, Sunday afternoon, April 22, 1906, at 3 o'clock. James was born June 24, 1883, at Carroll City, Iowa. His parents moved to this city when he was but three years old and have lived here ever since. He attended the public schools until the fall of 1900, and would have graduated the following spring, but left to take a clerical position in Superintendent Campbell's offices and was promoted for proficiency, and was stenographer to Superintendents English, and Eaton when he was taken sick. Last August, while out with Superintendent English in his private car, he contracted a cold and gradually grew worse until in December he was granted a leave of absence thinking the rest would help him regain his health and strength. After visiting his brother a few weeks in Lincoln he returned and went to California in the early part of January this year accompanied by his mother. Getting worse after three months there they started for home Thursday, April 10 and the end came at Granite. He was taken to Selden where his body was prepared for bringing home. Through all his suffering and illness he was most patient. He was an exemplary young gentleman; lived a pure life and met a peaceful death, and left behind him a path that is worthy of our following. He left to his loved ones the cherished memory that far exceeds gold or precious stones he was a good boy. He had many beautiful characteristics in his life. He loved his home, was a dutiful son, an affectionate brother, as true friends and a faithful companion, always, looked for the good and beautiful and admired the same where he saw it. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the funeral was held under the auspices of that order, Thursday afternoon, April 26th the services being held in the Methodist church of which he was a member and the pastor, Rev. M.B. Carman, officiating; and the attendance by friends was unusually large. A quartette, Mrs. G.H. Thomas, Miss Ida McCarl, S.B. McLean and J.G. Schobel sang the hymns and Miss Ida McCarl and S.M. McLean each sang a solo. The flowers were beautiful and numerous. The sorrowing family have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their affliction. The body was interred in Longview cemetery according to the ritual service of the Knights of Pythias. Friday 27 April 1906

The eight months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dinnell died Monday. Services were conducted by M.B. Carman at the home in South McCook Tuesday afternoon and the little one was laid away in Longview cemetery. Friday 4 May 1906

An Octogenarian Gone-At the ripe old age of over 90 years, Michael Devoe passed quietly and peacefully from this life into the next while taking his usual afternoon nap at the home of his son, Walter, in Lebanon, April 27, 1906. The deceased was born in New York City, January 17, 1807. He came to this county from Kankakee, Illinois, in 1880, took a homestead near Lebanon, proved up and lived on it until his wife died in 1893, when he moved into Lebanon and has since made his home with his sons, E.E. and Walter of that place. He was genial and highly esteemed by everyone, and retained both his physical and mental qualities to the end of his life in a remarkable degree. The day of his death he was about town and the place of his sons, and as usual ate a hearty dinner and seemed as bright and well as usual until he went to lay down to rest, he son fell asleep and in a short time passed away with a smile on his countenance without a movement, and joined his friends who had gone before in eternity. He was the grandfather of R.W. Devoe, of this city, and leaves three children besides the two sons who live in Lebanon; Richmond of Kansas, Mrs. Elizabeth Woodruff of California and Mrs. Charlotte Nottingham of Illinois. The deceased was probably the oldest person in the county at the time of his death. Friday 4 May 1906

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hodges died Tuesday morning aged three days and was buried Tuesday afternoon. Friday 11 May 1906

Obituary-Lucy Murphy was born May 11, 1868 in Elkhart, Illinois, died May 16, 1906 of hemorrhage, at her late home nine miles south of this city. Deceased was married to John W. Randal, January 31, 1888 and they moved to this county in January, 1890. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, an excellent woman highly esteemed by all who knew her; and her genial, happy ways will long be remembered by her many friends and neighbors. She leaves a husband and seven children, five girls and two boys, to mourn the sudden taking away of the guardian of their happy home. The funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church last Saturday morning. The regular ritualistic service of the Catholic church was given by Father J.J. Loughran, and the number attending filled the church. The funeral procession was as large as ever seen here, and her body was laid to rest in Calvary cemetery. The bereaved family wish to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbors, and especially the Degree of Honor, for the many kinds words and acts and the assistance given during their time of affliction. Friday 25 May 1906

A Pioneer Passed Away-Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock Mr. Plumb, one of the old settlers of Red Willow county, passed away after an illness of about six weeks with muscular rheumatism. During the past winter he was converted and ever since he has remained firm in the Christian faith ever keeping his Bible within reach during his sickness. He was a kind husband and father and well liked by all his friends, and neighbors. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death, they being Mrs. Chas. Wade, Mrs. John Ambler, Mrs. Ernest Galusha and G.T. Plumb. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock conducted by Rev. Gardner of the M.E. Church. A large concourse of friends and neighbors were present to pay their last token of respect to the one who has gone to receive his reward. Hiram C. Plumb was born in Jefferson county, New York, December 14, 1833. Moved with his parents to Dodge county, Wisconsin, in 1855, living there until 1859 when they again moved back to New York. Was united in marriage to Ellen Mackey October 8th, 1860 a year later enlisted in the 35th New York Volunteers, serving a term of 20 months having been discharged in 1863. In 1873 he moved with his family to Red Willow county, Nebraska, where he resided until his death May 11th, 1906, aged 72 years, 4 months and 27 days. Danbury News Friday 25 May 1906

William Coleman-Tuesday, the news that Uncle Billy Coleman was dead could hardly be realized by the great majority of citizens. Many did not know he was seriously ill, and he was seen by many but a few days before sitting in front of his rooms. He was probably the most widely known man in this part of the state through his letters to leading agricultural papers in the middle west, praising the productiveness of the Western Nebraska soil and of Red Willow county particularly. William Coleman was born in Davis county, Indiana, August 1, 1838, where he lived until 1852, when with his parents he moved to Muscatine county, Iowa. There at the age of 22 years he was united in marriage to Miss Fanny White. In 1881 they moved to this county and located in Coleman precinct, which was named after him. Nine children were born to them, six of whom, with the mother, survive him. Mrs. Ella Thrailkill of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Gertie Wales, Mrs. Edith Bates and Miss Maude, Frank and Roy of this county. Uncle Billy as he was known and called by nearly everyone had many beautiful and excellent traits of character. His love for children and their simple trust in him was a noticeable one. He joined the Methodist church when quite young and for years was superintendent of the Sunday school in Coleman. He had been in ill health for the past several months, but not until just a few days before his death was his condition considered serious. His wife and sons were with him at the time of his death, which occurred at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, May 29, 1906. The funeral services were held yesterday morning at the Methodist church, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating and was attended by a large number of friends and his remains interred in Longview cemetery. Friday 1 June 1906

Death of James Smith-James P. Smith was born in Iowa February 14, 1868, died at his home in Perry precinct, June 3, 1906, aged thirty-eight years. The deceased was a single man and lived with his two brothers, William and Charles and his mother, five miles west of this city. He came to Nebraska with his parents and they located on a farm north of Trenton, selling out there they bought the place in Perry precinct and moved there in 1893, where they have since resided. His father dying some time ago, he being the oldest son at home, took charge and made a success of farming here. He was an exemplary man, highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He was a strong man physically and lived up to what he believed to be the right. His death was caused by some liver complaint the result of an attack of grippe he contracted about the first of the year. The funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church Wednesday morning under the auspices of the A.O.U.W. lodge of which he was a member, Rev. J.J. Loughran officiating, and his body interred in Calvary cemetery. His brother, John Smith, wife and daughter, of Ottumwa, Iowa; and sisters, Mrs. Mary Higgins of Maloy, Iowa; Mrs. Charles Holston of Arapahoe; Mrs. Frank Real and brothers William and Charles of this city were in attendance. Two sisters, Mrs. Art Dodge of Winnipeg, Ontario and Mrs. James Hayes of Lenox, Iowa, could not be present. The family of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. Friday 8 June 1906

Pioneer Citizen Gone-Hon. Charles F. Babcock, of this city died at the home of his brother in Cambridge, Nebraska, Monday, June 18, 1906. Deceased was born May 22, 1848, in Broadarbin, Fulton county, New York; moved with his parents to Plattsburg while young. There he received an academic education in the Franklin Academy, then attended a business college in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1869 he went to Helena, Arkansas, and clerked in a hardware store for a time and then went into the retail furniture business for himself. He was married in Chicago, January 17, 1876, to Mary E. Wygant, of Plattsburg, New York. They left Helena and moved to Cambridge, Nebraska, in 1880, and he engaged in the stock business with his brother T. B., and left the ranch in 1882 for Indianola and entered the employ of the Frees & Hocknell Lumber company. That fall he was elected representative from this district to the legislature and in 1883 he was appointed receiver of the United States Land Office which had just been located in McCook. This position he filled for five years when a change in the administration party occurred and his official position expired. Since that time he has been engaged in the real estate business in this city. He was always ready to work and locate his funds for anything that promised to promote the welfare of the town, county and Western Nebraska, and liberal and sympathetic to an unfortunate fellow being. His charities were not, for show, but to help where it was needed. During his life he was popular and until ill heath and adversities came he was a leader and popular with all who knew him. About six years ago he suffered a light stroke of paralysis, but was able in a short time to continue his business again until last February when his health failed him to such an extent he decided to go to a sanitarium at Lincoln for treatment. After receiving treatment for sometime it was decided he must undergo a surgical operation, if possible, to arrest the spread of a diseased foot. This afforded but temporary relief as paralysis of the brain soon began developing and it was decided to take him to Cambridge where his brother lives, hoping the change might be beneficial, but the disease had too firm a hold and after one week he died at the home of his brother J.W. Babcock. The funeral services were held at the home of his brother Wednesday afternoon, the Congregational minister of this city and Cambridge officiating, and was largely attended. A special train was run from this city and about sixty-five of his old friends here went down to pay their respects to his memory. The services were held under the auspices of the A.O.U.W. lodge of which he was a member and the ritual service of the order read at the grave. He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. F.H. Williams, of Rochester, New York; and three brothers, W.W., of Plattsburg, New York; T,.B. of Brush, Colorado and J.W. of Cambridge. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved widow and his relatives in their hour of sorrow. Friday 22 June 1906

Mrs. Newman Dutcher Dead-Mrs. Newman Dutcher, wife of the late Newman Dutcher, one of the county pioneers residing in Indianola, died at the home of a daughter in Iowa. The remains were buried in the cemetery at Indianola, Tuesday. She was the mother of Ex-County Superintendent E.S. Dutcher of Indianola. Friday 22 June 1906

Mrs. Johanna L. Dutcher was born January 10, 1842, in New York state. She moved with her parents to Pennsylvania when three years of age. In 1865 moved to Iowa. She was married to E.S. Dutcher August 10, 1871. They moved to Nebraska in 1887 where they have resided since. Mrs. Dutcher died Thursday evening, June 14, 1906. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, two daughters and two sons, besides a host of friends. Funeral at residence 12 miles southwest of McCook at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 16, conducted by A.A. Holmes. Burial in Riverview cemetery. Friday 22 June 1906

Death of C.W. Bronson-Charles Watson Bronson died Tuesday morning, June 26, 1906, after an illness of about nine months. Last Sunday afternoon he was stricken with paralysis from which he did not recover. The deceased was born in Rush, Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1863. He has been in the employ of the Burlington railroad twenty-eight years, first at Plattsmouth, when fifteen years of age as a newsboy later he worked in the construction department, and then in the train service, and has been running out of McCook for about eighteen years. He was a member of the O.R.C., and was very popular with all railroad men and the B. of R.T. lodge was named in his honor. He was a faithful employee and has an exceptionally good record with the company. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. order and a Mason of high standing. Mr. Bronson made a profession of religion, was baptized last March and received the apostle rite of confirmation in April at the hands of Rev. Anson R. Graves, bishop of Laramie. He was married October 19, 1904 to Mrs. Mary E. Mundy and leaves to mourn his death beside the widow her three children, his mother, Mrs. E.M. Bronson, a brother John L. and four sisters, Mrs. M.D. King and Miss Jennie all of Minden, Nebraska; Mrs. S.W. Witters of Pueblo and Mrs. A.E. DeHaven of Orlent, Oregon, all of whom were present to attend the funeral. The services will be held in the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock according to the ritual of the Protestant Episcopal church. The heartfelt sympathy of all go out to the bereaved ones in their sorrow. Friday 29 June 1906

Mrs. Sophie Bongers, a pioneer settler of Red Willow county, died at the home of a son in Denver, of diabetes, Friday, June 22, 1906, after a brief illness. She went to Denver on a visit May 18. The remains were brought here for burial Saturday; the funeral took place from the Catholic church Monday at 10 a.m., Father Longhran officiating; Interment in Calvary cemetery. The attendance at the funeral was very large and the floral offerings many and beautiful. The children appreciate the sympathy and assistance rendered and feel grateful to the many old friends and neighbors for the same. Sophie Posters was born in Germany in 1849. She was married to Gerhart Bongers in 1861. They moved to America in 1879 and took up a claim in this county, in Valley Grange precinct, in 1883. Eight children, all grown, survive and were present at the funeral. William H., George L., and Frank H., of Denver, John H., Charles H., Mrs. Lizzie Meisen and Mrs. Fannie Emerson of McCook and Mrs. Annie Schomie of Portland, Oregon. Friday 29 June 1906

Antone Dietch, and old time resident East Valley precinct, died at his home in Bartley Tuesday of heart trouble. Friday 13 July 1906

Gone to Rest-After a busy life of nearly half a century, in active employment up to within a few days of the end, George B. Berry has laid down the burdens of this life and gone to the next, and it is with sorrow that The Republican has to record his death. He was born in Macon county, Illinois, May 2, 1857; died July 17, 1906 at 12:45 a.m., aged 47 years, 2 months and 16 days. He had been in ill health for some time, but his usual cheerful, genial manner deceived his friends as to his real condition and the reason for a trip a short time ago to Omaha to consult a specialist in regard to his health was kept from his relatives and friends. He attended the public schools of Virginia, Illinois, until 18 years of age, when he left school and went to work in the post office in that town. A year late he went to Chicago and entered the employ of Maxwell & Co., wholesale and retail dealers in wall paper, books and stationery, where he worked about ten years, and then came to McCook in 1887 and with L.W. McConnell, opened a book and stationery store. They sold out to Dr. S.L. Green in 1890 and he returned to the employ of Maxwell & Co., in Chicago. Returning here he went into partnership with Mr. McConnell again in the drug store. He sold his interest in the store to his partner four year ago and was appointed deputy county clerk. Over exertion a couple of weeks ago in paying the last sad rites to a departed brother was too much in his enfeebled condition and he could not overcome it. He was taken sick on the evening of the Fourth of July, and his condition considered serious from the first. He realized the end was near and settled his affairs and on Sunday made known his wishes as to the funeral services and the place of burial, which were carried out according to his wishes, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, of which he was a member and serving his second term as Master. He was also a member of the Chapter and Commandary of that order here, and of the Shriners of Lincoln. George B. Berry was an honest, upright, honorable man, a good citizen whose friendship was sought after and when secured could always be relied upon, faithful and conscientious in his duties, and was a successful business man. He will be greatly missed in this city by all who knew him. He is survived by a brother, H.H. Berry, of this city, and three sisters, one living in Arkansas, Mrs. L. Hilfelfinger, of Red Oak, Iowa, who was here during most of his sickness, and Mrs. L.W. McConnell at whose home he died. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church under the auspices of the Masonic longer, Rev. M.B. Carman, officiating. Friday 20 July 1906

Darlus Kendal died early Thursday morning, August 9, 1906, of cerebral hemorrhage. Grandpa Kendal was born in Genesse county, New York, December 22, 1819. He was married to Miss Lavina Collins in that county in 1841. One child, a son, Emmet, was born to them, who now lives in New Mexico. They came here when the town was platted and engaged in business. He was among the first to erect a permanent building in this city. He was a man of many good traits, whose heart was young and filled with love for children. The funeral services will be held at his late home tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friday 10 August 1906

Mrs. Eliza, wife of Wm. Bailey, died at her home in this city August 16, aged 88 years. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey moved to Nebraska in 1868 and to McCook in 1884. Four children survive, one son is the present sheriff of Hayes county. The funeral took place from the home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Carman officiating, interment in Longview. To the aged and feeble husband is extended the sympathy of all in his bereavement. Friday 24 August 1906

Mrs. Amanda C. Levis died at the home of her son Frank Boyd, in South McCook, Monday, aged 63 years. She leaves beside her son here, a son, Leonard Alexandar, of Menden, Oklahoma. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Rev. Green of the Baptist church, officiating. Interment in Riverview cemetery. Friday 24 August 1906

Death of Baby Cline-Wilma, the nine months old daughter of Engineer W.A. Cline and wife died of whooping cough at the home of its grandmother at Dunning, in Blaine county, Thursday of last week. Mrs. Cline had taken the children and gone home to attend the wedding of her sister. The father arrived in Dunning a short time after the little one's death. The remains were brought here Sunday and the funeral took place from the home Monday afternoon, Rev. Carman officiating. Interment in Longview cemetery. Friday 24 August 1906

Mrs. W.F. Herman died very suddenly Tuesday morning, having been sick but about one day. The deceased leaves a husband and two small children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and kind mother. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock from the family home, Rev. Smith conducting the services. Friday 31 August 1906

Mrs. Thomas Plummer-Ina Shumaker, wife of Thomas Plummer, died at a sanitarium in Kansas City, Wednesday, August 22, of dropsy, aged 17 years 11 months and 11 days. The date of her death was the second anniversary of her marriage. She leaves a husband and infant child to mourn her loss. She was the daughter of D.L. Shumaker, of Culbertson, where she was raised, and was a general favorite among all who knew her. She was a cousin of Mrs. B.G. Gossard of this place. The remains were brought to McCook and the funeral took place from the Congregational church Saturday morning at 10- o'clock, Rev. G.B. Hawkes officiating, interment in Longview cemetery. Although but brief notice was given of her death a large number of friends and neighbors of the afflicted family were present to pay a last tribute of respect. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved ones. Friday 31 August 1906

Andrew Phillips-Andrew Phillips was born in Pennsylvania, May 22, 1845, moving to Iowa with his parents when 13 years old. In 1874 he was married to Kattie Buffington, and to their union was born one son and two daughters; George W., Nellie and Ida. In 1884 he moved to Hayes county where he homesteaded and lived until 1900 when he moved to McCook, where he has since resided. At the age of 17, Sept. 27, 1862, he enlisted in the Union army in Co. , 25th Iowa, under Capt. Wm. Allen, and served through the war, receiving an honorable discharge. He died Friday morning, August 31. The funeral took place Saturday at 3 p.m., under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. Carman preaching the sermon. Interment in Riverview cemetery. Friday 7 September 1906

Fred Beardslee's Death-The many friends of Fred Beardslee were shocked to hear yesterday that he was dead, many of whom did not know he was sick. Fred Post Beardslee was born in Jerseyville, Illinois, March 23, 1876, died at his home in Denver, Wednesday, September 19, 1906, of Phthisis, after an illness of about seven weeks. He came to Indianola with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Beardslee in 1885 and in 1897 the family moved to McCook and he was associated with his father in the mercantile business. In the spring of 1899 he went to Denver and entered the employ of the Denver Dry Goods Co. He remained with them but a few months and took a position in the clerical force of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. He was transferred to the retail department and went into the city office of the retail department. At the time of his death he was assistant manger of the retail department of the company in that city. He was married to Miss Madge Hays at the home of the bride in Decatur, Illinois, June 21, 1905, and stopped in this city several days on their wedding trip. Fred was a member of the McCook Band during all the years that organization was famous all over the west, and an excellent musician, a genial, popular companion. He was a favorite with all who knew him and looked for the good in others and gave them the bright side of life. The heartfelt sympathy of all go out to the bereaved widow and family. He is survived by his widow, father, mother, a brother and three sisters. The remains were brought to this city for burial this morning. The services will be held at the home of his parents this afternoon at 3 o'clock and his body will be interred in Longview cemetery. Friday 21 September 1906

Nicholas Colling, an old resident of this county, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Benjamin, southwest of this place. The funeral was held from the Catholic church at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Friday 21 September 1906

James Cain-Wednesday evening, October 17, 1906, after an illness of about five weeks James Cain died at his home on McFarland street of liver complaint. Deceased was born May 9, 1861, in Illinois. He came to McCook in 1884. In 1880 he was married to Miss Mary McAdams on his twenty-eighth birthday. Of this union five children, three girls and two boys, besides the widow his parents and four brothers survive him. He, in partnership with John Schmidt started a feed mill ten year ago. Five years ago he bought out his partner and enlarged the business and has been quite successful. He was an honest, upright man, unassuming but always genial and pleasant, highly esteemed by those who knew him. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the whole community in their affliction. The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday morning, at 10 o'clock in St. Patrick's church and interment in Calvary cemetery. Friday 19 October 1906

Walter Leach's Death-After an illness of about ten weeks, Walter Leach, was relieved from suffering by death Sunday, October 14, 1906, at Lincoln, where he had been in a hospital for the past two months. Aged 24 years. The funeral services were held in Robert's chapel, Monday afternoon, October 15, 1906 at 1 o'clock, and his remains interred in Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln. Walter Herbert Leach was born in Plattsmouth, June 20, 1882. In 1898 he came to this city where his brothers, Charles and George, lived and attended school two years, being a member of class during that time that graduated in 1901. He then went to work in the jewelry store of his brother, Charles, for whom he worked three yeas. He then entered the employ of the Burlington railroad company under Charles Emerson, while working there he took a course of mechanical drawing in a correspondence school and his work on some blue prints made at that time for the company attracted attention in the office at Lincoln and he was transferred to the draughtmen's department in Lincoln. He worked for the company two year, and then returned to work for his brother as watchmaker. After a short time he went to Omaha to attend an engraving and optical school, that he could do better work in his chosen avocation. He had completed his course and returned here just two weeks before he was taken sick. Walter was an excellent young man of much promise, genial and companionable. and had a host of friends. His bereaved parents, brothers and sisters, have the sincere sympathy of all in their sorrow. Friday 19 October 1906

Mrs. William Sheets, (nee Stella Peake) a former resident of this place died at her home in Bartley last Wednesday. The deceased leaves a husband and four small children to mourn her departure. The funeral was held last Saturday, burial being in the Indianola cemetery. Friday 26 October 1906

Mrs. D.W. Schoenthal died last Sunday night at her home two miles north of this place, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Schoenthal was a woman of spotless character and was beloved by all. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her untimely death. The funeral was held from the family home at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, and was attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Friday 2 November 1906

Sudden Death-After an illness of over two years death came without warning and took a prominent citizen while he slept, Monday morning, October 29, 1906. Dr. Angelo P. Welles was found dead in his bed Monday morning by Mrs. Welles when she called him for breakfast. He had passed away without a struggle and seemingly was but asleep. Angelo P. Welles was born in Steuben county, New York, October 31, 1845. He enlisted in Co. I, 85 Reg. N.Y. Vol., October 6, 1861. He with his father were taken prisoners in April, 1864, and were confined in the prisons at Charleston, Florence and Andersonville. They were paroled March 1, 1865, and honorably discharged. His father dying at that time. His mother moved to Illinois and he went there after the war. He attended and graduated from the Hahneman Medical College of Chicago and practiced a year afterward in that city, and then moved to Aurora, Nebraska, after a short time moving to Colorado. In 1888 he moved to this city, where he has resided continuously. He was recognized as a leading physician of his school in the state, having served two years as president of the state association. He was an active member of the A.O.U.W. and the D of H and prominent in G.A.R. circles. He had been a member of the Methodist church since 1891, always taking an active part in church work, being in the time of his death superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a man of much ability and learning and always a student. He has not been able to practice for the past two years, and the immediate cause of his death was heart trouble. His widow and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Friday 2 November 1906

An Old Citizen Gone-Thomas J. Pate died at his home just northeast of town Wednesday after a short illness of but about ten days. Deceased was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1840. He moved to Illinois and was married there to Miss Nancy Withrow in 1867. They came here in the spring of 1886 and he homesteaded a quarter seven miles northeast of town, on which he proved up and the thought and moved to the place just outside of town, where he has lived ever since. He leaves a widow and three children, two boys, Otto and Delbert, and one daughter, Miss Myrtle, all of whom live here, to mourn his sudden death. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of this city, having served in the 94th Ills. Reg. Seven brothers and two sisters survive him. Three brothers came to attend the funeral which will be held this afternoon at the home, and his body will be interred in Riverview cemetery. The deceased was a most estimable citizen, and one of the successful farmers of this country. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereft family in their affliction. Friday 9 November 1906

Elementine, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hust, died Sunday after a short illness. The remains were interred in Riverview cemetery. The sympathy of all are extended to the afflicted parents. Friday 16 November 1906

Lewis Fleischman returned from Denver this morning bringing the body of his nephew, Ed Hienz, a painter, who was killed by falling from a building in Trinidad, Colorado. Mr. Hienz formerly resided in McCook. The funeral will take place from the Baptist church this afternoon. Friday 30 November 1906

Death of Ed Hine-Ed Hine, the nephew of Lewis Fleischman, who was buried from the Baptist church here last Friday, was killed November 26, at Hastings, Colorado, by falling from a building on which he was working as carpenter. He was thirty years of age. Mr. Hine came here in 1883 and lived with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hine with whom he had lived since the death of his mother which occurred when he was but one year old. He left McCook three years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church. Rev. Green the local pastor of this place had charge of the funeral . Friday 7 December 1906

D. Stonecypher died at his home in Indianola last Sunday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock. Funeral services were held from the house at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Tuesday. Friday 7 December 1906

The infant Son of Charles Broomfield died Saturday and was buried Sunday afternoon. Friday 21 December 1906

The little son, Glenn, of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Blair of Tyrone precinct, about two years old, died Wednesday, funeral was held at the home yesterday afternoon. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all in their affliction. Friday 28 December 1906

Mrs. Quigley Dead-Mrs. Ruby Quigley, widow of the late E.B. Quigley, of Indianola, died of paralysis at the home of C.W. Graves in this city, December 29, aged 39 years. Three children are left. Interment will take place by the side of a former husband north of Cambridge today. A sister, Mrs. Barkley, of Missouri, was present with he at the time of here death. Rev. M.B. Carman conducted brief funeral services at the house Thursday evening. Friday 31 December 1906

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