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HOUTS
I am looking for an Ammon or Amon Houts family in Arthur in 1900. Wife's name was Lucinda and they had several children still at home at that time. The ones that should appear are Will or Robert, Elizabeth, John, Frank or Francis. His 2 year old daughter Effie or Doris was my Mother.
Date: April 9, 2004         Contact: Robert Johnsen
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ANDERSON, COTY
Looking for information on Jess Anderson in the early 1900's. Wife's name unknown. Children were Enid, Iris, Keith, Jack, Neil, Leon, and Gene. Also, Joseph Coty, father of Elizabeth and Emma Lounet Coty who married Booze brothers. Any information please.
Date: February 8, 2004         Contact: Donna Anderson
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BODWELL, ROWND
I'm searching for info on the Bodwell family. My father Burke Everett Bodwell Jr. was born in Arthur, Nebraska in 1920. My grandparents were Burke Everett Bodwell Sr. and Esther Queen (Rownd) Bodwell. Great-grandparents were Albert and Julia Rownd.
Date: May 10, 2003         Contact: Carol Warren
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THUN
I am looking for Thun that is listed in cemetery. what is his first or her first name? Related to Claus Thun, found him in census in 1880 in Washington County. Thank you.
Date: August 11, 2002         Contact: Pearl Thunn
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REITAL
Can someone give me some more info on the surname Reital please. My name is Robert R. Reital, Jr. My grandfather was John Reital. I am looking for any info you can give me
Date: August 19, 2001         Contact: Robert Reital
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RICE
I am trying to find how to go about knowing the names of teachers in the rural schools in the area which was known as Melrose District. I know my grandmother Pernesa Rice was a teacher for a short time and I have a picture of her and her students. How can one get information on this. It would be in the early 1900's.
Date: January 11, 2001         Contact: Lexi
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MATTHEWS, RICE
I am researching the Matthews and Rice families that were in Arthur County from approximately 1895 until at least 1915. Specifically, I am looking for Leland Rice born about 1896; his wife, Stella (Wilson) Rice born about 1874; and their daughter, Pernisa Elizabeth (Rice) Matthews, born about 1896. Edwin/Edward Matthews born about 1865; his wife, Francess Mannon born about 1872 (probably Nebraska); and their son, Edwin/Edward Matthews born about 1898 (probably Nebraska). For reference, Pernisa and Edwin/Edward married around 1915. Thank you for whatever information you can give about these families. I do not need copies of the information.
Date: July 28, 2000         Contact: MaryAnn
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BRANT
Looking for Barnt in Arthur Co.; Ernest Barnt was there 1939-1943.
Date: April 23, 2000         Contact: B J Barnt
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DEVLIN, HISKEY
I am researching the names Hiskey and Devlin both in the Arthur County area in the early 1900s. Anyone else researching the same names please feel free to contact me.
Date: March 25, 2000         Contact: Kevin Avenall
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REICHENBERG
Looking for information on the REICHENBERG family. I have a Esther Eunice, born to William Carl and Hortence Eunice Howse in 1916, poss. in Arthur Co.
Date: January 1, 2000         Contact: Mac McDonald
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LIGHTBODY
I am looking for information on George McCellen Lightbody that lived in Arthur County in the late 1800's and early 1900. He was married to Alma Fullmer and they had 4 boys named Leslie, Theodore, Edgar, and Albert. I do have an article about George being killed by accident in 1911 but don't know what happened to the family after that. Do not know where the boys and their mother went or if they stayed after his death.
Date: October 27, 1999         Contact: Maggie Huber
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McLEY
Researching the family of James F. McLey who lived in Braden Pct., Arthur Co., NE, in 1910. Members of his household in 1910 were wife Annie and children Jessie (a school teacher), Wesley, Dorathea, Theodore and Boyle. Annie died 10 March 1912 in Braden and was buried in Edgar, NE, a former home of the family. James was still living in Arthur Co. when he married for a third time in Harrison Co., MO. In 1920 he was living in Daviess Co., MO, with his wife and two children. I'm trying to trace all of the children and find some information about their lives in western NE. Would be glad to exchange information about this family.
Date: May 18, 1999         Contact: Bob Saunders
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BOWEN
Seeking to find an obituary for Jerry Bowen who died in early March, 1919. At the time of his death he was living in Arthur but he was buried in Lincoln County (North Platte) where he lived at the time of his wife's death in 1913. Any help will be appreciated.
Date: May 8, 1998         Contact: Joyce Bowen
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VACA
I am researching the Vaca name with origins in the former Austria-Hungary (later Bohemia). Frank and Anne Vaca are listed in the 1920 Census for Melrose Precinct, Arthur County, Nebraska. Their ages are listed as 26 and 20, respectively. I would appreciate any information on this family.
Date: March 7, 1998         Contact: Maggie Oldham
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STINSMAN
Researching the Stinsman surname in Arthur County. Walter and Norma Stinsman are listed in the 1920 census, any further information would be appreciated.
Date: January 7, 1998         Contact: Bruce Stinsman
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BEBEE, EAGER, STODDARD
I am searching for the Stoddard (Stodhard) family who welcomed my greatgrandparents, William and Catherine Eager and their children, to live with them on their farm in NE. The Eagers moved from Ontario, Canada in 1903-05. The Eagers moved to NY in 1918; however, my grandmother, Lottie Eager, stayed in NE and married Walter Bebee in Boone County. Anyone have any info on these Stoddards?
Date: October 13, 1997         Contact: Gloria Lamm
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