Jeffries-Fisk-Christmas eve at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Noble, Mrs. Maggie H. Jeffries of our city and Mr. Harry V. Fisk of Golden, Colorado, were united in marriage, Rev. M.B. Carman of the Methodist church performing the ceremony in the presence of a few relatives and intimate friends. A Christmas wedding supper followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Fisk will make their home at Golden, whither they will go after a short visit with relatives in Wray, to which point they journeyed on Friday. Both are well known to may Tribune readers, and both have the best wishes of many friends. Friday 1 January 1909

Amen-Snider-Mr. Harvey Snider and Miss Alice Amen, both of our city, were united in marriage, last night, December 31st, at five o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Spencer in West McCook, in the presence of a few friends and relatives. The bride has been a popular clerk in the Bee Hive; the groom is employed in the boiler department at the Burlington shops and is a musician of ability. We add congratulations. Friday 1 January 1909

Was Quiet Wedding-A pretty though quiet wedding was solemnized last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Burdett Sawyer of Greenacres, when their daughter, Miss Kathryn, became the bride of Thomas A. Tucker. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Paul Little of the Hays Park M.E. church, the ring service being used. The different rooms were decorated with dark red roses and carnations placed among the ferns. A wedding supper was served following the ceremony. Both the bride and the groom are from McCook, Neb., the former coming here last spring and the groom arriving a few days ago. They will make their home in the west. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents from her friends. Spokane Washington Daily Chronicle Friday 12 February 1909

Michael Walsh Marries-Michael Walsh and Miss Anna J. Fritsche were united in marriage, Tuesday morning of this week, Rev. Father Kirwin of St. Patrick's church performing the marriage ceremony. The Tribune wishes them both much happiness. Friday 19 February 1909

Mokko-Scott Marriage-Miss Anna Mokko and Fireman Martin Scott were united in marriage, Thursday afternoon at four o'clock, February 25th, 1909, J.C. Moore, county judge, officiating. The bride was gowned in a handsome blue silk. The bride's mother served a splendid wedding supper, the same evening, and the young folks departed on the evening train for Denver, where they will live for a month afterwards to go to housekeeping in Brush, out of which place he is now running. The Tribune wishes these excellent young people a long, happy and prosperous life. Friday 26 February 1909

Harry Wyrick and Pearl Lyman were married Wednesday by the county judge. Pearl is one of Bartley's talented young ladies and Harry is a successful farmer of Alliance precinct. Friday 26 February 1909

Purvis-Moore-Mr. Jesse Purvis and Miss Rose Moore were united in holy matrimony at the home of the bride's parents last Wednesday, at 11:30, Dr. D.A. Leeper of the Methodist church officiating. A large circle of friends and neighbors witnessed the happy event. Mr. Purvis is a prosperous young farmer of Red Willow county while Miss Moore is also one of Red Willow county's best girls. The young people were the recipients of a lot of beautiful and useful presents. A host of friends including the Clarion wish them a happy matrimonial voyage. Cambridge Clarion Friday 5 March 1909

Wedding Reception-At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Everist, Tuesday evening, a joyous wedding reception was participated in by a large company of neighbors and young friends of their daughter Miss Susie and Mr. Linus C. Stoll, who entered the real Benedictine, February 27th, 1909, with the cooperation of Rev. Edker Burton, pastor of the Baptist church. The affair was of that informal character which appeals to the less punctiliously ceremonial and was characterized by a gayety and freedom which well comported with the spirit of the company. Refreshments in courses two were served, Mrs. Walter Stokes and Mrs. W.E. McDivitt serving from the large table and Miss Ethel Morrisey and Miss Lorene Calhoun assisting. The table and room decorations were of carnations in generous display. Mrs. Albert Barnett presided over the guest book and pencil. The young couple were quietly wedding at the parsonage, Saturday evening, February 27th, and knowledge withheld from family and friends until last Saturday, the bride meanwhile completing the final week of school teaching in district 83. The bride has lived here from childhood and is widely admired for her grace and accomplishments. The groom is an artisan of high repute and a good fellow of the first rank. The Tribune can do no more than to add its sincere and hearty congratulations to those of their host of friends. Here they are! Friday 12 March 1909

Married at Palmer Hotel-Saturday night, April 3rd, in Palmer hotel parlors, after the arrival of train No. 6, Frank E. Parkington and Sara Abbott Lyon, both of Denver, were united in marriage, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating in the use of the ring ceremony. Frank L. Smith and Miss Clara S. Miller accompanied the bride and groom. An elaborate supper was afterwards served in the dining room of the Palmer by Mrs. Kendlen. The groom is an old-time friend of Frank Kendlen. Friday 9 April 1909

Dold-Nelson-Wednesday morning at the parsonage, Rev. M.B. Carman united in marriage, John N. Dold and Miss Alice Nelson, both of Maywood. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Dowd and Miss Agnes Nelson, also of near Maywood. Friday 16 April 1909

Berry-Reeder Marriage-Last Saturday evening at seven o'clock Miss Mildred F. Berry and Mr. Prentiss R. Reeder were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed by Rev. R.M. Ainsworth of the Christian church at the Berry residence in the presence of the immediate members of the family and a few friends. A wedding supper followed the ceremony, which was simple but impressive. The event was to have occurred in June, but Mr. Reeder's removal from our city and forming business connections with a law firm in Kansas City, hurried the happy event and was the source of the evident surprise to my friends and acquaintances in the city. They departed for their new home in the city on the Kaw, the same evening on No. 14 and will at once go to housekeeping there. Mr. Reeder becomes a member of an established law firm in that city. All their McCook friends will join in wishing them much happiness and success. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Berry. Was born in this city, where she has grown into charming young womanhood with many admirers. The groom has practiced law here for several years and was for one term a county attorney. The ensuing charivari was a stirring feature, which the groom will not soon forget. The young couple were finally autoed to the train, duly advertised to the passengers, and sent on their way rejoicing, with many a good wish. Friday 23 April 1909

Degele-Schlagel-Last Thursday, April 22nd, Rev. Wm. Brueggemann, Evangelical Lutheran pastor of this city, united in marriage Mrs. Mary Schlagel and Mr. Jakob Degele, both residents of this county, living in Red Willow precinct. Friday 30 April 1909

The marriage of Mrs. Mary Schlagel and Jakob Degele is occurred on last Thursday afternoon at the home of J.B. Fichtner in the presence of relatives and a few friends. Both are well and favorable known in this neighborhood and all wish them happiness and success. They will live on the old Dudek farm, a few miles southeast of the city. A charivari and serenade, with the usual treat, followed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Wm. Brueggemann of McCook. Friday 30 April 1909

Barraclough-Trowbridge-Miss Lavera Trowbridge and Jabez Barraclough were united in marriage, Tuesday of this week, at the home of the bride's grandfather, Vance McManigal, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating, the ceremony being witnessed by relatives and friends of the young couple. Both are well known to many friends in the city, and all wish them much happiness and prosperous voyage. They received a number of nice and useful presents. A wedding dinner was served after the ceremony, which bounding feast was participated with greatest relish. The bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Trowbridge and family, Mrs. Hoag of Indianola and some members of the Bradley family of Oberlin attended the wedding. Friday 30 April 1909

Married in Denver-Miss Helen Ploussard of our city and Mr. Rolla Cathcart of Eaton, Colorado, were united in marriage, last Sunday, in Denver. Miss Helen is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ploussard of our city, a charming and highly esteemed young lady, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Cathcart of our city, and is well known to many residents of McCook and vicinity. They will make their home in Eaton, where the groom is employed as cutter in a meat market of that stirring town. The Tribune extends congratulations of many friends here. Friday 7 May 1909

Rev. Edker Burton of the Baptist church officiating at two marriages, since our last issue: Last Friday, May 7th, at the parsonage, he united in marriage Clyde C. Harriman and Gertrude Dodge Hartman. Both are from the Driftwood neighborhood. They will make their home at Grand Island. Friday 14 May 1909

At the home of Jacob Randel on May 5th, Alfred Randel and Mrs. Cunningham were married, L.B. Cox, the minister of the Christian church in Indianola officiating. The young couple were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents. Friday 14 May 1909

Wednesday, he united in wedlock, Louis C. Trimpey and Catherine Barth, both of Culbertson, the wedding occurring at the home of George Beard, in this city. Friday 14 May 1909

Wedded in Oberlin, Sunday-Announcements are out informing their friends of the wedding, last Sunday, June 6th, at high noon, of Miss Ila Maude Briggs of Oberlin, Kansas, and Mr. Henry Best of our city. They will be at home in our city, after August first at 308 east 4th street. Mr. Best is very favorably known to railroad people as the new trainmaster's chief clerk. The bride will be remembered as having taught music here a year or so since. The young couple are both musicians of ability and have many friends and acquaintances in the city, who will join us in wishing them a bon voyage and hearty congratulations. The bride is a niece of Mrs. A.G. Bump of our city. Friday 11 June 1909

The swell wedding of the season occurred this week, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rittenburg, when their beautiful and accomplished daughter, Miss Nellie was united in marriage with Mr. Joe Burton of Claytonia, Neb., Rev. Hageman officiating. Friday 18 June 1909

United in Marriage-Last Sunday, at St. Ann, Frontier county, Miss Florence Anthony and Mr. Glenn Somerville, both of that place, were united in marriage, Rev. M.B. Carman of our city performing the ceremony. The bride is an accomplished school teacher of that vicinity and the groom is the sterling young son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Somerville of this county. There were friends and relatives present from McCook, Curtis, Stockville and other points. A splendid dinner followed the ceremony. The young couple were quite handsomely remembered with gifts. They left on No. 3, the same night, from this place, for Colorado, where they will spend their honeymoon. Here's a hearty congratulation and our best wishes. Friday 18 June 1909

Married in Culbertson-Mr. Ward O. Higley, late local manager for the Barnett Lumber Co., was united in marriage, Thursday afternoon last, June 17th, with Miss Maude Mae Reynolds of Culbertson. Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Duncan of our city were among the numerous out of town guests. They will be at home, after July 1st, at Twin Falls, Idaho, where the groom will have charge of a lumber yard. Friday 24 June 1909

A novel and beautiful wedding took place in the Methodist church at 8 Wednesday morning. Rev. Hageman officiating, united in bonds of matrimony Miss Lillie Untiedt and Mr. Oscar Lohr. The church was nicely decorated and a large audience of relatives and friends filled the church. After taking breakfast at the Citizens hotel the happy couple left for an outing to Denver and other western points. We join in wishing them a long and happy life. Friday 1 July 1909

Rev. Edker Burton officiated, Sunday, at the wedding of two young couples of our city. In the first instance, Miss Lola Pearl Hileman and Oliver K. DeLong were the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Susan C. Hileman, at the hour of one o'clock. They will make their home at the residence of the groom's father, Frank DeLong, in South McCook. Friday 1 July 1909

The Stangland-Pool Wedding-On Wednesday, June 30, 1909, at five o'clock p.m. Miss Martha May Stangland of McCook and Mr. Raymond John Pool of Lincoln were united in marriage at home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. K.K. Stangland, Rev. M.B. Carman of the Methodist church performing the ceremony in an impressive style, using the ring service. Only a few of the relative and friends were present. The wedding march was played by Miss Tacie DeLong. After the best wishes and congratulations had been offered by those present Mrs. Weller read letters and dispatches from the bride's sisters Mrs. Ira J. Clark of Delta, Colo., and Mrs. L.F. Pedley of Bertrand; also her brother Mr. Knud Stangland of Lincoln, expressing their best wishes for the bride and groom. The bride is one of McCook's own, a charming and popular young woman whose life has been largely spent here; she is much admired and loved by a large circle and all join in wishing them a wedded life of happiness. After graduating from the McCook high school she attended the university of Nebraska for one year; than taught in the public schools of Red Willow county; then went to the Lincoln Business College. After completing her course she was elected a member of the faculty. She held an important position as instructor in the shorthand department for over four years. The groom spent his early years on a farm in Cass county. After graduating from the Weeping Water high school, he entered the University of Nebraska, where he graduated in the class of 1907 with the degree of bachelor of arts. One year later he took the degree of master of arts. As an undergraduate he was a member of the college fraternity of Alpha Theta Chi, and was an assistant to the department of botany . During his senior year he was elected to the honorary societies of Phi Beta Kappa literary and Sigma Xi scientific. He now holds the position of adjunct professor of botany in the University of Chicago. During the summer quarter of 1908 he did post graduate work in botany in the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Association for the Advance of Science, The American Forestry association, The national Geographic society, Botanist of the Central States, The Nebraska Academy of Science, and the Nebraska State Teacher's association. He is the author of numerous papers and reviews in various scientific journals. Many handsome and useful gifts were received by the young couple. A four course wedding dinner was served. Friday 1 July 1909

In the afternoon at 3:30, at the home of the groom's parents, Conductor and Mrs. Herman Hegenberger, the wedding of Miss Myrtle Rupp and Floyd M. Hegenberger was consummated. Floyd is the junior member of the firm of Okerson & Hegenberger, barbers. They will make their home at 207 3rd street east. The Tribune adds it congratulations and well wishes for both of these young couples. Friday 1 July 1909

Hegenberger-Rupp-At the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hegenberger of this city, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 27, Mr. Floyd Hegenberger and Miss Myrtle Rupp were united in the holy bond of matrimony by Rev. E. Burton, pastor of the Baptist church. The ceremony was witnessed by immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties, many of whom have known both the bride and groom since childhood. The bride was dressed in white silk, beautifully trimmed with valenciennes lace and carried a beautiful bouquet of white carnations and cream roses; while the groom wore the conventional black. The young couple are well known in the community and they are of excellent reputation and character. She is a young lady of many virtues, fine qualities and kind hearted, which go to make true womanhood and a good companion through life. The groom who has grown to manhood in this city, is well and favorably known. After congratulations they all marched to the dining room where a sumptuous three course dinner was served. They received many valuable and useful presents which gave evidence of the high esteem in which they are held by their many friends, who wish them much joy and happiness in their new life. The happy couple will make their home at 207 Third street E., which had been beautifully furnished by the groom. Friday 1 July 1909

Dougherty-Walton Wedding-Tuesday evening, July 6th, Miss Grace Winifred, daughter of Mrs. Cora Dougherty, and James LeRoy Walton were united in marriage, Rev. M.B. Carman performing the ceremony at the residence of Mrs. M.A. Jones on 1st street E. at corner of F, in the presence of a few relatives and friends. Miss Debbie Wilkinson and Mr. D.C. Crane, both of Fort Morgan, Colorado, stood up with the couple. Mrs. J.A. Moser and daughter of the same place were guests. The young couple will make their home at the Jones residence. Mr. Walton is employed in the Burgess plumbing establishment. Friday 8 July 1909

Unger-Maisel Wedding-Miss Eva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Unger and Mr. John Maisel of Indianola were united in marriage in the Lutheran church, Oberlin, Kas., Wednesday of this week, August 18th. John's many friends will join The Tribune in wishing them long life and much prosperity and happiness. Friday 19 August 1909

Gage-Newlon-Mrs. Tina Gage and Mr. E.F. Newlon were united in marriage, last Wednesday, H.H. Berry officiating. After a short trip to state fair, they returned to the city, close of last week, and have settled down to housekeeping with the best wishes of all their friends. Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Newlon have purchased the furniture of the Burke rooming house and have assumed charge of the house, which they are refitting and overhauling for the accommodation of the trade. They expect to conduct the house in first-class style and for the best patronage. Friday 16 September 1909

Hefner-Hickerson-Last Saturday evening at nine o'clock, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating, Miss Bessie Hickerson and Mr. Ernest Hefner, both of this city, were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride's parents. Both have been employed in the Barbazette bakery of this city. Friday 30 September 1909

Feekin-Cappel Wedding-Wednesday of last week, September 20th, 1909, Miss Carolina Cappel and Hiram Feekin, both of this county, were united in marriage in the German Lutheran church in Culbertson, the local pastor performing the ceremony in the presence of a large company of friends and relatives of the young couple. After the ceremony a big wedding feast was served at the farm home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. George Cappel, one miles west of Perry station, at which about one hundred guests partook. Mr. Feekin is employed in the storehouse of the Burlington company in our city, where they will make their home. Friday 7 October 1909

Married at Greeley, Yesterday-The Tribune learns that Francis J. Colfer of our city and Miss Margaret Lanigan of Greeley, were united in marriage in that town, yesterday morning. Dr. J.A. Colfer of the family here was present at the ceremony. Congratulations. After a short wedding trip they will make their home here. Friday 14 October 1909

Married in Denver-Thursday, October 28th, 1909, at one o'clock p.m., in the city of Denver, Mr. Benjamin Swartz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Swartz of our city, was united in marriage with Eva Dover of Denver, formerly of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Rev. Christian S. Reisner, pastor Grace M.E. Church, officiating. They left Denver at 4:15 for McCook, where they will make their future home. Friday 4 November 1909

Returns with a Bride-Dr. J.A. Toron returned home, last Friday, accompanied by his bride. They are domiciled in the Dr. H.J. Pratt residence on 1st street east. The formal announcement cards state that Dr. Julius Arthur Toren and Miss Ethel Ida Midgeley were united in marriage in the city of Chicago, Wednesday, October 27th, 1909. They will be at home 802 1st. east, after November 20th. The Tribune congratulates the genial doctor and his charming wife, who will be warmly welcomed to our city. Friday 4 November 1909

Married in Kansas City-Miss Ruth I. Beebe of our city and Mr. C.H. Beale of Oklahoma, were married in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, at the home of an aunt of the bride. Miss Ruth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Beebe of our city and an estimable young lady. The groom is a young man of fine parts. They will make their home in Oklahoma. McCook friends add their congratulations. Friday 4 November 1909

Belcher-Lee Wedding-At the Episcopal rectory, last Friday afternoon at three o'clock, December 3rd, 1909, Rector E.R. Earle united in marriage Mrs. Anna Lee of Indianola and Mr. Leonard L. Belcher of this city. Both have been employees in the City restaurant of this city, where they will continue to reside. Friday 9 December 1909

On Thursday, Dec. 16, Mr. George R. Clark and Miss Edith Van Burkirk, both of Denver, were united in marriage at the M.E. parsonage. Friday 25 December 1909

At the same place, on Dec 21st, Mr. Leon R. Eastman and Miss Emma A. Dudek, both of Campbell, Nebraska, were joined together as husband and wife. Both ceremonies were performed by Rev. Bryant Howe. Friday 25 December 1909


Mrs. Henry Coding died Wednesday morning, at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Coding had been sick a long time and a week ago the doctors thought she was improving. Indianola Friday 15 January 1909

Death of J.C. Proctor-J.C. Proctor passed away in the Hastings Hospital, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, where he recently went for treatment. The remains arrived here on No. 1, yesterday, for burial in Riverview cemetery. Services were held in the Christian church, this morning at 10:30 o'clock, by Rev. Ainsworth. The deceased was born in Kentucky, June 3, 1825. Has lived four miles north of McCook for several year. His son, J.W. Proctor and a sister, who live on the farm here, besides a sister in Council Bluffs and another sister in Los Angeles survive him. Friday 22 January 1909

Death of Little Floyd Raine-Little Floyd, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Raine, suddenly expired, last Friday. He had been suffering from a severe attack of tonsillitis which left his heart in a precarious condition, and finally resulted in the little fellow's death. Services were held at home, last Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were laid away in Riverview cemetery. The parents and relatives have tenderest sympathy in the death of little Floyd. Floyd, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Raine, was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, in March 1905. It is a coincidence that the twin brother who proceeded him to the spirit land passed away and was buried on the same hour of the day and the same day of the week. CARD OF THANKS-We are more grateful than more words can express to all the kind friends and neighbors for assistance and sympathy during the illness and after the death of our dear little boy. Mr. and Mrs. William Raine Friday 5 February 1909

A Victim of Croup-Little Clara, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Zeller, died on last Friday, of croup, after a brief illness. The little one was born, August 22, 1907, on the ocean, while the parents were coming from Russia to America. The little remains were buried in Riverview cemetery, Sunday afternoon, after services of a brief nature at the home by Rev. G.L. Henkelmann. There were some very pretty flowers of tender tribute to the sorrowing parents. Friday 5 February 1909

Chas. Markwad Passes Away-Charles Markwad died last Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock in his 65th year, on the Barbazette farm a few miles southwest of the city. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Edker Burton, after which interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Miss Tillie Penner of Omaha, a granddaughter, was present at the funeral. Mr. Charles Markwad, whose funeral was held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon was born in Germany September 22, 1844. Came to the United States in 1876 and settled in Lake county, Illinois. From there, he with his family, consisting of wife and six children, removed to Red Willow county, Nebraska, twenty-three years ago, where he resided until death, February 13th. His wife and five of the children, August, Ernest, Charles, Mrs. Emma Redhouse and Mrs. Etta Pope, with a large circle of friends, are left to mourn their loss. Friday 19 February 1909

Sudden Death of Captain O'Brien-Captain John O'Brien passed away suddenly, Wednesday morning, at the home of his son, C.J. O'Brien, cashier of the McCook National Bank. The captain had been in as good health as usual up to the time of his death. He had for years been a sufferer with asthma. He was up for breakfast as usual on the morning of his death. Soon after eating, however, he retired to his own room. Later, not hearing any signs of activity in his room, Mrs. C.J. O'Brien entered and found the captain dead or in a dying condition. His death is attributed to heart disease. Captain John O'Brien was born in Ireland, March 25, 1830, died in McCook, Nebraska, February 17, 1909. His second wife preceded him to the spirit home several years ago, and he has since made his home here with his son and only child, Charles. Deceased was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion a man of high character, and esteemed by all who knew him, for his integrity and straightforward manliness. His sudden death is a shock to all. The son and family have tenderest sympathy in this sorrow. Utica, New York, was for many years the home of the departed, and to this city were taken the remains which will rest beside those of his wife and companion in life. The body was shipped on No. 2, Thursday morning, C.J. O'Brien accompanying them. It is expected to reach Utica by Saturday, after which final services and interment will take place. Members of McCook Lodge No. 1176, Knights of Columbus, were pallbearers. The Knights of Columbus marched to the residence, Wednesday evening, and prayers were uttered by Rev. Father Kirwin, O.M.I. Thursday morning at nine o'clock there was a Solemn Requiem High Mass in St. Patrick's church, with Rev. Father Kirwin, O.M.I., as celebrant, Rev. Father Sirois, O.M.I. deacon, and Rev. Father Paquette, O.M.I. Friday 19 February 1909

Death of Baby Epperson-Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Epperson, who live about five miles northeast of the city, mourn the death of their five months old baby, which passed into the spirit land, Monday. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, burial being made in Riverview cemetery. Rev. Ainsworth of the Christian church conducting the brief service at the grave. The Eppersons moved here from Eastern Nebraska, about a year since, and are living on the Johns place. Friday 19 February 1909

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Cox mourn the death of their youngest child, last Friday evening. Funeral service at the M.E. church, Rev. Haggeman officiating. Bartley Friday 26 February 1909

Stuart B. McLean Passes On-Death Claims His Courageous Young Spirit--Remains Shipped to his Michigan Home for Interment-Few, if any, deaths among the younger generation in this city have caused greater or more general and genuine sorrow and regret than had the passing of Stuart B. McLean, who for a little over a year just passed has been postmaster of the city of McCook. While he has been for years in somewhat delicate health, and especially so during the past year has been apparently failing with quickened step, still his death, last Saturday evening about 6:30 o'clock, came as a surprise and shock to all but those in the inner circle of his friends and relatives, who have watched at his bedside with apprehension and alarm since he was taken upon his bed about ten days since with a severe hemorrhage. Brief services were conducted at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Mary Campbell, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, by Rev. G.B. Hawkes, assisted by Rev. R. M. Ainsworth. The services were attended in a body by the members of McCook lodge No. 42, Knights of Pythias, of which departed was an enthusiastic member, and by a large concourse of sympathizing neighbors and friends. A quartet added two familiar and touching hymns to the simplicity and solemnity of the service. The casket was simply embowered in floral tributes of beauty-elaborate set pieces, roses, carnations, etc., in fragrant profusion-gifts of railroad men, friends, and organizations, all bearing faithful expression of the love and high esteem in which the departed one was held by all who knew him well and intimately. In the evening the members of the McCook lodge No. 42, Knights of Pythias, again assembled at the home and acted in the capacity of an escort of the remains to the depot, a committee of the membership serving as pallbearers-Messrs. J.R. McCarl, J.E. Ludwick, Dr. C.M. Duncan, D.J. O'Brien, Matthew Lawritson, Louis Thorgrimson. The stricken mother, Mrs. Mary McLean, and brother George McLean departed on train No. 6, Sunday night, for their home in Calumet, Michigan, where the remains will be interred. They were accompanied by Miss Elsie Campbell and Mr. George Campbell as special representative of the Knights of Pythias, and by Dr. C.L. Fahnestock, special representative of the McCook Commercial club. Beside the order many friends also gathered at the depot to indicate a final tribute. Stuart B. McLean was born in Marquette, Michigan, June 8th, 1879. Died at McCook, Nebraska, February 20th, 1909. He came to McCook in 1900. His first service was with the company at Denver, where he was oilman, beginning with September 10th, 1900. Friday 26 February 1909

People here were shocked Sunday evening, when hearing that Sylvester Cozad had been shot and instantly killed by a son of Robert Bonar while playing ball near Freedom. Sylvester Cozad with his parents were residents of Bartley. The Cozad boy was about 13 years old and the Bonar boy 17. While running to home base a pistol fell from the Cozad boy's pocket. The Bonar boy picked it up and fired the fatal shot. It is another case of  "did not know it was loaded.” The remains of Cozad were buried in Bartley cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. A short funeral service was held at the grave by Elder H.J. Wilkinson. Friday 5 March 1909

Burial of Baby Byfield-Funeral services were held at the home in East McCook, last Saturday morning at ten o'clock, after which the little body was conveyed to Indianola, where the remains were buried in the cemetery at that place. Services at the home were conducted by Rev. G.B. Hawkes of the Congregational church of this city, a quartette from the church providing simple music for the touching occasion. The neighbors in numbers showed their sympathy by their presence and floral tributes further spoke the language of tenderness. Little William Wallace was in his sixth month. Friday 12 March 1909

Bartley-Mr. and Mrs. Milan Beeson mourn the loss of their young son, who died last Friday night. Funeral services were held in the Christian church by H.G. Wilkinson and the body laid to rest in the Bartley cemetery, Saturday afternoon. Friday 19 Mach 1909

Passing of an Old Resident-Mrs. Lovina Kendall, widow of the late Darius Kendall, died at the state hospital in Hastings, last Saturday. The remains were shipped here, on No. 1, Monday, and funeral services were held at the home of Howe Smith at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon, conducted Rev. M.B. Carman, assisted by the singer evangelist Mr. Waltz, after which interment was made in Riverview cemetery beside the body of her husband, who preceded her into the spirit land some years ago. The services called together a company of friends of the dear old lady of former years and better days. A number of floral offerings paid tender tribute to memory of the one gone on before. The departed was an early resident of McCook, having lived here for a quarter of a century. Her last days were under a cloud of mental dissolution, during which time she was an object of tender care and solitude on the part of thoughtful and loving friends. She was 80 years of age. Lovina Collins was born January 15, 1829, near Rochester, New York. When about 27 years of age was married to Darius Kendall. They early moved to Wisconsin. They moved from Crete to McCook in 1882. Her husband passed on August two years ago. Friday 26 March 1909

Death of Michael Houlihan-Michael Houlihan, one of the early and respected farmers of this vicinity, died of pneumonia, Monday evening at six o'clock. Funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning at 10:30 after which the body was buried in Calvary cemetery. He leave a wife, two daughters and four sons to mourn his death. All were present at the funeral. Deceased was 69 years old. The bereaved ones have tenderest sympathy of many friends in this sorrow. Friday 26 March 1909

Buried in Riverview-The funeral of baby Raymond, son of Commissioner and Mrs. Frank S. Lofton, was held Friday afternoon last at two o'clock, at the farm home a few miles southeast of the city in Valley Grange precinct. Rev. G.B. Hawkes of the Congregational church conducted the service, a quartette choir of the church singing. The pall bearers were composed of a committee from McCook lodge No. 42, Knights of Pythias. Interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Little Raymond lacked but five days of being one year old. There were a number of floral tributes of sympathy to the parents who have the second time within a year been bereft of a dear one of tender age. Friday 2 April 1909

Death of Patrick Coyle-Last Saturday evening about seven o'clock, April 3rd, Patrick Coyle passed out of this life at his farm home up in Coleman precinct, after an illness of some length together with the infirmities of old age-he was 80 years of age of last St. Patrick's Day. Deceased was born in Roscommon, Ireland, March 17, 1829. At the age of 14 years he came to America. Boston being the landing place. Afterwards he became an early settler in Illinois. 1854 and where at Morris he was united in marriage with Miss Ann Redmond, a cousin of the famous Irish statesman, John P. Redmond. In 1856 we find the deceased a resident of Nebraska City, where he was engaged in freighting to Denver. In 1887 the family came to Red Willow county and settled in Coleman precinct, where he lived until his death. Sixteen children were born to this couple, eight daughters and eight sons, of whom six survive together with the widow. The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. Maurice Griffin in our city, and on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock Father Haggerty conducted a requiem high mass in St. Patrick's Catholic church, and at one o'clock Calvary cemetery received the mortal remains within its quiet domain. James F. Coyle of St. Louis, a brother and the only remaining member of the family, was present at the burial. CARD OF THANKS-The neighbors and friends, both in country and in city, have been most kind and helpful and sympathetic, and we wish to note in this way our recognition and gratitude. Mrs. Ann Coyle and Family Friday 9 April 1909

Buried in McCook, Sunday-The remains of Mrs. Frank Amann, formerly of our city, but of late years living on a farm north of Bloomington, this state, arrived here, last Saturday night, on No. 3 and were buried in Riverview cemetery, Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, at two o'clock, Rev. M.B. Carman conducting the services. The departed had been in poor health for years. Bright's disease was the cause of death. A committee from the local A.O.U.W. lodge served as pall bearers and the Degree of Honor added a handsome floral cross tribute. Beatrice was born November 5th, 1875. Was united in marriage with Frank Amann, November 16th, 1900. Passed to her reward April 1st, 1909. She joined the Methodist church of this city at the age of 17 years and was a member of the local church at her death, which was a triumphant and hopeful one. She was buried beside a little child which passed away while the family lived here, a few years since. The sorrowing husband and his brother accompanied the body here for interment. The bereaved husband has tenderest sympathy in this his great sorrow. CARD OF THANKS-To my old neighbors and friends and especially to the A.O.U.W. of McCook I am most grateful for the assistance and sympathy so willingly accorded me in the death and burial of my dear wife. Frank Amann Friday 9 April 1909

Death of a Little One-Little Margaret Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cashen of Coleman precinct died on Tuesday morning, The little one was but two years and three months old. Services were held in St. Patrick's church in our city, Thursday morning at ten o'clock and interment followed in Calvary cemetery. Friday 16 April 1909

Frank Ratliff Passes On-After a final illness of about two weeks, Frank P. Ratiff passed away about seven o'clock on last Friday morning at his residence on 5th street east. Coming to this county about twenty years since, for many years he occupied a farm in Valley Grange precinct, a few miles southeast of this city, which became his home a year or two ago. For some time he has been engaged in the livery business with associates on B street east, being so interested at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted at the home, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G.B. Hawkes of the Congregational church, a quartette of the church choir singing. A numerous company of friends and neighbors from country and city attended the services and a number of floral tributes added the tender touch of sympathy and friendship. Interment followed in Longview cemetery of our city. His surviving wife has the deep and tender sympathy of many friends in her sorrow. Frank P. Ratliff was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, March 4, 1853. Coming to Nebraska in 1886 he lived one year in Frontier county. In 1887 he and wife occupied a farm a few miles southeast of this city, where they remained until becoming residents of McCook a year or two since. He was one of a family of nine children, six of them surviving him. He moved to Kirksville, Mo., in 1879, where he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy E. James on November 28, 1881. Together they came to Nebraska in 1886. CARD OF THANKS-Mrs. Ratliff desires to express her thanks for the sympathy and help of friends during the sickness and after the death of her beloved husband. Friday 23 April 1909

The Way of All Flesh-Last Saturday, Mrs. Charles M. Smith passed away the way of all flesh at her home on 5th street east, after a brief illness, being but in the years of budding young womanhood. Deceased is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Trehal of East McCook and was united in marriage to Fireman Charles M. Smith less than two years since. The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, services being held at the home and later in the Methodist church, both services calling forth a large expression from sympathetic friends and neighbors and floral tributes of beauty and tenderest sentiment. Rev. M.B. Carman, the pastor, officiated, being assisted by Mr. Waltz, the singer evangelist. Burial in Longview cemetery followed. This death is one of great pathos and all hearts go out to the bereaved young husband and the parents in their sorrow. Emma Trehal was born in this city, February 25th, 1888. At the age of fifteen she became a member of the Methodist church of this city, remaining a faithful member until the end. July 11th, 1906 she was united in marriage with Charles M. Smith of this city. Death claimed her, April 16th, 1909. A committee from the local Degree of Honor lodge, gowned in white, served as pallbearers. Herman Kuehl of Oxford, a brother of Mrs. Herman Trehal, was present at the funeral. The wealth of lovely flowers and the large outpouring of the people indicated as unusual interest and sympathy of this community in the death of this young wife, a daughter of our own city, and much beloved and admired by all who knew her. The bereaved husband will leave very shortly for Cleveland, Ohio, to spend some time among his people. Friday 23 April 1909

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welrick buried their second daughter, Monday. We truly believe if any one is entitled to sympathy it is these parents, as this with the one buried a week ago was their all. Mrs. Welrick was better at last report. Gerver Precinct Friday 30 April 1909

Twin Girl is Dead-Pneumonia and whooping cough were responsible for the death, Tuesday night, of the twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Koetter of Coleman precinct, aged 14 months. The other twin is also ill. The remains of the little one were interred in Longview cemetery, Tuesday afternoon, service having been conducted at the farm home, at 1:30 o'clock, by Rev. William Brueggemann, of the German Lutheran congregation of this city. Friday 7 May 1909

Mrs. Gregory, mother of Mrs. Minnick and Mrs. Lofton Duckworth, died here Sunday evening after a lingering illness. The funeral was preached in the Methodist church by Rev. Hageman Monday and the body laid to rest in the Bartley cemetery. Friday 14 May 1909

Robert Moore, Jr., Dead-After two months of sickness, Robert Moore, Jr., of Coleman precinct, passed away, Wednesday morning, fortified with all the rites of the church. Departed was 17 years of age. Solemn high mass was held in St. Patrick's church, Rev. Kirwin, celebrant, Friday morning sat 10:30 o'clock, interment following in Calvary cemetery. Robert Francis Moore was born in Edgemont, S.D., January 25, 1892. Friday 14 May 1909

Mrs. Frank DeLong is Dead-After long suffering with cancer, Mrs. Frank DeLong passed to rest, Tuesday afternoon of this week. Funeral service were conducted at the home, Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. M.B. Carman, burial ensuing in Longview cemetery. Annie May Vincent was born on July 22, 1862, in Harmony, Rock county, Wisconsin. Was united in marriage with Frank DeLong in Clair county, Illinois, May 13, 1879. Seven sons were born to them, four surviving. Came from Oberlin, Kansas, to McCook, about nine years ago. Departed was a member of the Methodist church. Had been a great, but patient, sufferer since last November. Bereaved husband and sons have the sympathy of many in this sorrow. CARD OF THANKS-We wish to remember in gratitude and thankfulness all who assisted during the long illness and after the death of our dear wife and mother. Friday 21 May 1909

Burial of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy-Hundreds from country and city attended the final services here-The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Kennedy arrived from Beaver City, last Thursday night, and on last Friday afternoon, services were conducted in the Christian church, Rev. Ainsworth in charge and being assisted by Rev. Burton of the Baptist church, after which the bodies were interred in Riverview cemetery of this city. The church was entirely inadequate to the demands of the large outpouring of sympathetic friends of both families of the deceased, many being unable to gain admittance to the building even. The scene was a most piteous and tragic one, none escaping the spell and influence of its oppressive sadness. The caskets were covered with many floral evidences of sympathy and love for departed and living. A brief obituary of each of the departed young people is given below: Alfred E. Kennedy was born in York county, this state, October 18th, 1886; died at Beaver City, Nebraska, May 25th, 1909, aged 22 years, 7 months, 7 days. For several years he resided on the farm southeast of McCook, attending the McCook high school for a while. He was a machinist by nature, being called "the kid engineer” as a boy. He naturally drifted into running automobiles and was associated with Charles Picklum of this city in that line of work, and about a year since went into partnership with Mr. Picklum in the business. August 20, 1908, he was united in marriage with Miss Freda Marie Mette of Beverly, in this city. In boyhood days a member of the United Brethren church, he within the last year at Beaver City joined the Christian church. Freda Marie Mette was born this state, January 7, 1888; died at Beaver City, Nebraska, May 26, 1909, aged 21 years, 4 months, 20 days. She was united in marriage with Alfred E. Kennedy in this city, August 20th, 1908, moving to Beaver City where she became a member of the Christian church of that place. Deceased taught school in the Kennedy district southeast of this city two terms. She was generally liked by pupils and patrons. A young woman of pleasing personality she naturally attached herself to a large circle of friends. Her's was an active and earnest young life. Friday 4 June 1909

Drowned in Irrigation Ditch-Last Thursday, the three year old son of Dave Eckhart of near Culbertson was drowned in the irrigation ditch which passes near their house. The members of the family were preparing to go on a visit and during the time the father was getting the horses ready and the mother was making final preparations in the house, the little boy was given over to the attention and care of the other children. It is not known how he fell into the ditch, but his body was found about a mile down the stream. The remains were buried in the Culbertson cemetery, last Friday. The family formerly lived south of this city. Friday 11 June 1909

Bryan Doyle's Terrible Death-Is thrown from horse and dragged and kicked to death by the frightened animal. Accident Sunday evening at Box Elder. Dead boy was mounting to attend church-Services and burial at Box Elder on Tuesday afternoon-Large attendance of sympathizing friend and neighbors-Last Sunday evening, Bryan, the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Doyle, Sr., of Box Elder, came to his death in a most tragic and terrible manner. Bryan was on his way, horseback, to church at Box Elder, when the animal became unmanageable and threw him off. One of his feet caught and remained in a stirrup, and the frightened and maddened horse kicked and dragged the unfortunate boy for a distance of about eighty rode, until the stirrup broke near the store at Box Elder. Life was practically extinct when the body was released from the runaway horse. Medical assistance was called from this city, but death had closed this chapter of the frightful accident before the arrival of the doctor. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church at Box Elder on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. M.S. Satchell of Oxford, a former pastor of that church, conducting the same. A large outpouring of the relatives and of friends from that neighborhood and from this city attested by their presence their deep and tender sympathy for the bereaved parents and family in this appalling accident and great sorrow. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Box Elder. Bryan Doyle was born on the ranch near Box Elder, July 3rd, 1896. Died at Box Elder, June 6th, 1909. Friday 11 June 1909

Death of Baby Wilhelmine-Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Ward of South McCook were bereft of their little baby girl, Wilhelmine, last Friday morning, whooping cough and complications taking the dear one away. Brief services were held in the Methodist church, Saturday morning, Rev. Carman officiating, after which the remains of the little one were mingled with Mother Earth in Riverview cemetery. Much sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents. Baby Wilhelmine was but seven months old. Friday 18 June 1909

Was Buried Last Sunday-The remains of Mrs. Matchett, the aged mother of Frank Matchett of South McCook, were buried in Riverview cemetery, last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The aged lady was 82 years old. Her death occurred on Wednesday last. Her son Ira and wife of Harrisburg, Penn., arrived for the funeral, Saturday night; they returned home, Sunday night. Services were held at the home of the son in South McCook, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Burton officiating. Burial was made in Riverview cemetery. Friday 18 June 1909

Tragedy Accompanies Storm of Last Sunday Afternoon--While Attempting to Cross the Canyon North of the City-Raymond DeLong Swept Away and Drowned-The body was recovered several hours later about a half mile below where the lad had fallen into the swollen stream- Tragedy most pathetic accompanied the torrential rain and hail storm of Sunday afternoon, Little Raymond DeLong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. DeLong of our city, being the victim. Little Raymond, together with several other lads, went to the pasture north of the city, shortly after the heavy storm had ceased, after the cows. They found the usually dry canyon a raging flood, with the cows on the opposite side of the water. Numerous accounts are current of the sad occurrence but this seems to be as near as it can be described: After the rain quite a number of children, boys and girls, went up to the canyon to see the flood. Among the number were Raymond DeLong, Frank McClure, Carl Ebert, a son of C.G. Budig and others, who were after the family cows in that pasture. At the time of the accident, Raymond and young Budig were on the north side of the canyon and water. Raymond was evidently wading along the bank of the canyon, when he fell into a deep hole, and not being ale to swim was quickly carried out into the strong current and down stream. Willie McClure at once bravely jumped into the water to the rescue of the drowning boy, but his efforts were unsuccessful and he soon became exhausted and called for help. Carl Ebert grasped some weeds along the bank and held out his foot, which Willie managed to grasp and finally reached the bank, utterly exhausted. The boys at once brought the news of said tragedy to the city and scores of citizens repaired to the canyon to recover the body. The search was prosecuted until nearly midnight, when Lon Cone, one of the party continuing the search, came upon the body in a hole in the bottom of the canyon, a few hundred feet below the bridge just northeast of the city. The body was entangled in some barb wire. The spot had been gone over carefully several times before, however, without success. Life, of course, was extinct long before the recovery of the body, which was at once taken to the home of the agonized parents for preparation for burial. Too much credit cannot be accorded those who assisted in the search for the recovery of the body, as the entire length of the canyon to where it finally empties out onto the valley near the Stillman place, was gone over repeatedly in the search, a distance of two miles or more. In this most distressing sorrow, the bereaved parents and family are sustained by the tenderest and most heartfelt sympathy of this entire community. Master Raymond was born in this city, November 19th, 1899, where he died Sunday, June 20th, 1909. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carman in the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The large outpouring of the people of the city, much in excess of the capacity of the church, indicated outwardly the depth and tenderness of the general sympathy felt for the sorrowing parents and family, while the wealth of lovely flowers, in elaborate and beautiful set designs and general profusion bore mute but charming evidence of that sentiment. Six young playmates were the pall bearers besides the members of the Sunday school class to which departed belonged attended in a body. There was appropriate music by the choir. Interment was made in Longview cemetery. Friday 24 June 1909

Edna Kelley Died this Morning-The many friends of the family will learn with surprise and sorrow of the death, early this morning, of Miss Edna Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kelley. Departed has for years been a sufferer, and her condition has recently been much worse, culminating in a serious kidney trouble and death, this morning. Deceased was approaching 22 years of age. Was born in this city. The fact that the daughter was an invalid had endeared her to her fond parents in a special degree. The family is in the tender and sympathetic consideration of this community. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, tomorrow morning at ten 'clock, interment following in Longview cemetery. Friday 24 June 1909

Tender Tribute by Friends-The funeral services over the remains of Miss Edna Kelley were held in the home, last Friday morning, many friends paying a tribute to her memory and of respect and sympathy to the family by their presence at the brief but touching services conducted by Rev. E.R. Earle, rector of St. Alban's church, of which deceased was a member. A solo by Miss Elsie Campbell and two hymns by the church choir constituted the music of the sad occasion. The elegant casket was simply embowered in the rich and numerous floral tributes of friends in the city and elsewhere. The pallbearers were: Max Hare, Fred Archibald, Budd Bailey, Ward Evans, Walter Campbell and John Burnett: Elsie Campbell, Hazel Merle, Julia Barnes, Mary Barbazette, Blanche Aston, Leah Pennell and Hazel Barbazette, Gertrude Morrissey being honorary pallbearers--the young ladies being uniformly gowned in white and the young men in black. The honorary pallbearers each carried a pink carnation which they deposited in the grave at Longview cemetery, where the remains were interred in the family burial plot. Friday 1 July 1909

Death Claimed Him-Carl Burgess, who has only been a sufferer with consumption, passed away Monday morning. Carl, youngest son and child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Burgess, was born in this city, September 14th, 1888 hence would have reached his majority in two months. He has been in ill health for a long time, consumption finally ended. Last winter Mr. and Mrs. Burgess spent many months in California, with the hope of improving his condition, but without results. Since his return home there had been a gradual decline and rest came to him, last Monday morning. Brief services were held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Edker Burton of the Baptist church. Mrs. Jennie Davis sang "I shall see him face to face.” Interment was made in Longview cemetery. There were many beautiful floral expressions of sympathy and respect. Mr. and Mrs. Burgess have devoted themselves for many months unfittingly to the recovery of their son, and have the deepest and tenderest sympathy of this entire city in their sorrow. In tender mercy, God sent his white winged angel to bear the gentle spirit of Carl Burgess to his house of many mansions. Carl was born in McCook, September 14, 1888, died July 12, 1909. Never of very rugged constitution he was watched with most tender and loving care by his parents and friends, but about three years ago his health failed. He had to leave his school work; after a time he entered the business college, but was not strong enough to do indoor work. A year ago, his father and mother went with him to California, hoping the change of climate would be beneficial, but there was no marked changes, and Carl wanted to come to his home and friends. He realized he could not be with them long, and many times expressed a willingness and desire to go to his home above. He was a great sufferer and prayed oft times that Gold would take him home. "There is no death; what seem so is transition. This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life elysian whose portal we call death.” To our friends who have been so very kind to us during the sickness and death of our son and brother, Carl, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks. The profusion of beautiful flowers that were given during the past months were a delight and comfort to him. Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Burgess, Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. D. Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Marshall, and Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Bush. Friday 15 July 1909

Died, at the home of his parents in Fairview, Wednesday, August 4, 1909, John Irle Macy, aged 14 years, 11 months and 14 days. About a year ago one of his legs was amputated on account of an infection of the bone and he seemingly was getting along as well as could be expected, until some time later he contracted measles and from that time on he kept growing weaker until the end came. He leaves a father and mother, four brothers, two sisters, two brothers having preceded him across the Great Divide. Short services were held at the home conducted by Rev. Fisher of Cedar Bluffs, music and songs by the Marion choir. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in this the hour of their affliction. Friday 12 August 1909

We regret to announce the death of A.M. Shorey from north of town on August 13th at 7 a.m. after an illness of a few weeks. Short services were held at the home by Rev. Richards of Danbury, and short services at the grave by members of the M.W. of A. lodge, Wilsonville, of which deceased was a member. Interment in the Danbury cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of affliction. Marion Friday 19 August 1909

Death of an Old Settler-Mrs. Sarah E. Griggs answers the summons in an Omaha Hospital-Mrs. Sarah E. Griggs of our city passed away, last Saturday afternoon, in Immanuel Hospital, Omaha, where she was taken on Tuesday of the preceding week, for an operation and treatment. An operation was performed on Tuesday morning of last week, and gall stones in numbers were removed. But the operation also disclosed the presence of cancerous cells which resulted in her death. The body was shipped to McCook on train 9, Sunday morning, and was taken to her apartments in the Menard building on Main avenue, awaiting interment. Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, simple and brief services were held at the home in charge of Rev. Edker Burton of the Baptist church. Rev. and Mrs. Burton sang a duet and Mrs. Mabel Clark a solo. Many friends of the departed, especially among the older residents of the city, were present at the services and paid a last tribute of flowers and sympathy and love. Interment followed in Longview cemetery, beside the body of her husband, who had preceded her to the spirit land some eighteen years. Deceased has been a resident of McCook for the past quarter century, and has had a warm place in many hearts all these years. She leaves an only son, Bert, who has in a special and peculiar sense and quantity the sympathy of every one. Mrs. Sarah Bowen Griggs was born at Fond de Lac, Wisconsin, April 19th, 1851. Died in Omaha, Nebraska, August 21st, 1909. Her husband preceded her in death 18 years. Departed has been a great sufferer since last fall and bedfast since June 1st. She leaves an only son, Bert. Friday 26 August 1909

Baby Thomas Buried Here-Marquerite E., the three months old daughter of Fireman and Mrs. John H. Thomas of Lincoln, died in that city, yesterday. The little remains arrived here, this morning, and were buried in Longview cemetery, this afternoon at 1:30, short services being conducted at the grave by Rev. Carman. Sorrowing parents have sympathy of many McCook friends. Friday 26 August 1909

Jay Mecham shot himself, Thursday afternoon of last week, and died at 5:45. The funeral sermon was preached next day in the Christian church by Rev. Hageman of the M.E. church. The body was taken to Cambridge for burial. The young man had been working in the heat, and left a note saying he had a bad headache and felt as if he would become insane. It is supposed he was temporarily insane. The community deeply sympathizes with his parents and family, who are among our best families. The deceased was a quiet industrious young man with no bad habits; his age was about 23 years. His mother was away from home, in Lincoln county, at the time but arrived home that evening. Friday 26 August 1909

Mrs. Nancy Rowe, wife of S.B. Rowe, died suddenly, about noon, August 25. The funeral was preached in the M.E. church by Rev. Miller of the Evangelical church of Cambridge. The remains were laid to rest in the Bartley cemetery. Mrs. Rowe had been a resident of Bartley for a long time and her many friends deeply sympathize with her husband and other relatives. She was 63 years old. Friday 2 September 1909

Obituary-Missouria Emmons was born in Virginia on July 14th, 1831. Was married to Rev. James Bolton at Tipton, Iowa, August 24th, 1856. To this union five children were born, two having preceded her to the home of the soul. Fifteen years ago her husband died very suddenly, since then she has lived with her children. Departed came here, last April, to visit her daughter, Mrs. S.Y. Bennett, and considering her age on enjoyed good health until stricken with partial paralysis, which terminated in death, August 30th, 1909, aged 78 years, 1 month, 16 days. Deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. We are thankful for the kindness and assistance rendered by friends during our late bereavement in the sickness and death of our beloved mother. Mrs. M.L. Bennett, Mr. T.M. Bolton Friday 9 September 1909

Remains Shipped Here-The remains of Mrs. R.M. Wade, the mother of J. Harry Wade, arrived in the city, last Sunday, and in the afternoon of the same day were buried in Riverview cemetery. Margret F. Eckert was born in New York, July 10th, 1833. Died in Galesburg, Illinois, September 2, 1909. Departed was united in marriage with Richard M. Wade, September 2, 1852. They moved to Knox county, Illinois, in 1856; to Fayette county, Iowa, in 1857 and to Red Willow county, Nebraska in 1885. The husband died, January 1905, and since that time the mother has been living with her daughters in Chicago and Galesburg. The remains were accompanied here from Illinois by the son. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. M.B. Carman officiating, interment following beside the body of her husband. Departed was a woman of beautiful Christian character, united with the Methodist church at the age of 16 years and living a faithful Christian life for 60 years. She was much beloved by all of her acquaintances. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alice Harman of Chicago, Mrs. Hattie Duffey of Galesburg, Mrs. Anna Hayes of Danbury, and one son, J. Harry Wade of this place. Friday 9 September 1909

George F. Pronger-The tragic death of Engineer George F. Pronger on his engine at Herndon, Kansas, last Thursday afternoon, was related in last week's Tribune. There are no additional details to relate. While his engine was taking water at that station, the Angel of Death came unannounced and unbidden-he died at his post of duty, without so much as a word of farewell to dear ones or friends. Nothing of an unusual nature had transpired. The human engine quit beating and George F. Pronger had passed on before, the way of all flesh. George F. Pronger was born in Utica, New York, September 28th, 1857. At the tender age of two years he was taken by his parents to Plattsmouth, this state. Here he afterwards railroaded for three years, coming to McCook in 1887, and since which time has been an engineer on the McCook division. He is survived by his wife and four children. The daughter, Mrs. Myrtle MacKain lives in Helena, Montana. The three younger children, Arthur, Robert and the baby James Frederick, live with the mother on the farm near Trenton, Hitchcock county. Deceased has a sister, Harriet, living in Omaha, and two brothers, James T. of Denver now visiting in England, and John E. of Sydney, Nebraska. The remains were shipped here for burial where he had spent the most of the years he had worked on this division and on Sunday afternoon at half past one o'clock, brief services were held by Rev. M.B. Carman in the Methodist church, after which the body was buried in Longview cemetery. Departed was not without his faults, but by his friends and those who knew him well and best he will be remembered as a big hearted fellow with a rough exterior. Though formerly a Mason, he retired from the order some time since. A CARD OF THANKS-We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends who so kindly aided and comforted us in our late bereavement. Mrs. George Pronger; Harriet Pronger; Arthur Pronger Friday 30 September 1909

Death's Doings-Samuel Snoke-Samuel Snoke passed away, last Thursday afternoon, at his home in this city, after a long illness, the closing months of it being that of absolute helplessness with paralysis. Deceased was born in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 1840. He was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Ewing, January 2, 1865. He resided in Hayes county for many years, going there in 1885, and removed to McCook about a year since. For over three years he served his country in the 3rd Pennsylvania cavalry. He is survived by his beloved wife and three children, two daughters and one son. Eight children were born to this union. Funeral services were briefly conducted at the residence on 5th street east, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. M.B. Carman, officiating. The remains were borne away and interred in Riverview cemetery, where repose the bodies of most of the veterans of the civil war interred in this city. Many friends filled the home at these services. Some handsome flowers were the tributes of love and respect. The pall bearers were members of the order of enginemen to which the son belonged. To the bereaved wife and children much tender sympathy goes out from many friends and neighbors. A CARD OF THANKS-For assistance and sympathy during the long illness of our departed husband and father and after death had claimed him from his sufferings we are most grateful and thankful. Mrs. C.G. Snoke and Family. Friday 30 September 1909

John McClung Found Dead-In Bed at the Palmer Hotel, Tuesday Afternoon-Victim of Heart Disease-Among the sensations which thrilled McCook, Tuesday, was the death of John McClung, the well known sporting character of our sister town on the east. He retired at the Palmer hotel about five o'clock, Tuesday morning, instructing that he be called at one o'clock for dinner. Failing to arouse the guest at that hour by the usual means, the door was forced, and McClung was found to be dead in his bed. Dr. Kay was called and pronounced the man dead. Coroner DeMay was summoned from Danbury, he arriving in an automobile a few hours later. Upon viewing the remains he pronounced death due to heart disease and a jury unnecessary. The position of the body and the state of the bed clothes indicated the probability that death had come while the victim slept. The body was in due time removed to the Pade undertaking rooms and prepared for shipment to Indianola. The remains went forward to Indianola, Wednesday morning on train No. 12, and interment was had, Thursday, in the Indianola cemetery. Friday 14 October 1909

Mrs. Wolfe after an illness of a few days, aged 61 years and 11 months passed away and was buried from the M.E. church at Box Elder last Friday afternoon, Rev. F.C. Tyler, pastor, officiating. She was a member of the Church of God and had been a Christian all her life. Mrs. Wolfe was an old settler having been here about 30 years. She was a true friend, a loving and affectionate mother. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss. Friday 28 October 1909

William Heun Passes Away-William Heun died on west B street, Monday night, aged 67 years, 9 months and 27 days. Services were held in the Pade undertaking rooms by Rev. Henkelmann of the German Congregational church, and interment was made, Wednesday afternoon, in Calvary cemetery. William Heum of Hastings attended the funeral. Deceased was an old settler of this part of Red Willow county. Friday 18 November 1909

Death of C.C. Lichtenberger-C.C. Lichtenberger passed away on Tuesday night of this week. The remains were shipped to Denver for burial last night. Deceased, it will be recalled, was badly injured in an accident about a year ago, when Engineer Bartdolma and Fireman Snoke met death in the Red Cloud yard. He never recovered from his injuries, which finally claimed his life. The bereaved wife and children have tenderest sympathy in their bereavement and loss. Friday 25 November 1909

Lost Infant Child-Rev. and Mrs. Tyler of Box Elder suffered the loss of their two weeks baby, last Thursday. The remains of the little one was buried in the Box Elder cemetery, last Friday. James Carroll Tyler, born November 28, 1909, died December 10, 1909 aged 11 days infant son of Rev. F.C. Tyler of Box Elder, Neb., pastor M.E. church. He was only with us for a few days but the Master needed another angelic singer in that Heavenly chorus and he went home to be with the one who said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of Heaven.” Rev. Russell performed the last sad rites. After the services at the church the little body was interred at Box Elder cemetery. CARD OF THANKS-We desire sincerely to thank the many friends who so kindly came and helped us in our bereavement. May the Master bless them. Rev. and Mrs. F.C. Tyler Friday 16 December 1909

Death of E.A. Dodge-Elisha A. Dodge, father of Mrs. M.E. Hartman passed away at his home 8 miles southwest of McCook, Monday morning. Funeral services were held at the farm home, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bryant Rowe, after which the remains were brought to McCook and interred in Riverview cemetery. Obituary-Elisha A. Dodge was born in Crawford Co., Pa., October 1, 1835. In that state and New York he spent his boyhood and early manhood. At the age of twenty eight, on June 24, 1863, he married to Liva Pixley at Oneida, N.Y. After a short residence there the young couple moved to Illinois, not far from Galesburg. Here was born the first child a daughter, who at an early age was taken home. After they moved to LaSeuer Co., Minn. just after the great Indian out break. Here was born the last child, another daughter, Myrtle. From here he moved his family to Kansas, near Hutchinson, crossing the prairies as before in a covered wagon. Here they settled down on a homestead, enduring the hardships of a pioneer life and a residence thirty-five miles from a railroad. Thence they moved to Iowa, to Missouri and in 1899 came to Red Willow county. Here the loving wife and mother after a lingering illness followed the daughter home. Since that time the father has resided with the younger daughter, Mrs. M.E. Hartman, who was permitted to administer to him in his last short illness. Besides rearing his own family, he took into his kind heart and generous home an adopted boy, Bert, who with the grandchildren were with him when he passed away, December 27, aged 74 years 2 months and 27 days. He has been a member of the M.E. church since early manhood, a sincere Christian, a fond father and husband, a beloved "Grandpa” to all who knew him, always forbearing and kind and above all patient. Besides the son and daughter and three grandchildren residing here there are left one brother and several sisters to mourn his loss. CARD OF THANKS-We wish to thank those who have been so kind in our late bereavement, the loss of a beloved father and grandfather. Mrs. M.E. Hartman and Family, A. Dodge. Friday 30 December 1909