LEO BRUCKER

Leo J. Brucker, 84, Of Kearney, Dies

Leo J. Brucker, 84, 1402 Avenue A, died Monday morning, shortly after being admitted to a local hospital.

Born near Riverdale, he had farmed in the Riverdale--Kearney area all his active life. He had been in failing health for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby; three sons, Paul of Livermore, Calif., Kenneth of Fairfield, Calif., and Glen of Turlock, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Bacon, Kearney; a sister, Mrs. Annie Nelson, Broadwater; 17 grandchildren.

The Nielsen Mortuary will announce funeral arrangements.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; December 27, 1965
Submitted by James Hutchinson


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ELI BURTON

Eli M. Burton

Eli M. Burton was born in Lawrence county, Indiana, April 29, 1841, and died February 14, 1908, aged 66 years, 10 months, 14 days. He was married to Susan M. Monroe in 1868 and to this union were born twelve children, one of whom is dead, but five sons and six daughters and his loving companion survive him. He was converted and joined the Baptist church in 1870 at Huron, Indiana. He removed to Adams county, Nebraska, in 1874 when he joined the M. E. church. He was a consistent christian and very active in the church and lived full of faith in his Master. He removed to Buffalo county in 1889 where he has lived ever since. Of his own immediate family, two brothers and one sister survive him and there are seventeen grandchildren. The living children are Caswell, Homer, Edward, George, Annie, Everett, Lona, Myrtle and Mrs. May Turner of Buffalo county, Mrs. Nellie Kenton of Perry, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Ida Starkey of Boelus, Nebraska. He enlisted in Co. H, 67th Indiana, in 1862, and served for three years.

The funeral was held from the Bethel U. B. Church and was conducted by Rev. L. L. Epley. The remains were interred at Riverside cemetery. The five sons and one son-in-law acted as pall-bearers. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

The Gibbon Reporter newspaper; Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska; February 20, 1908
Submitted by James Hutchinson
Company "H", Sixty-Seventh Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Eli Burton, Sergeant, mustered out July 19, 1865. --Source, From the Report of W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General Indiana, Volume II, Roster of Officers 1861-1865


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HOMER BURTON

Burton Rites Wednesday

Funeral rites for Homer Burton, retired farmer, whose death occurred at his home here Sunday, will be conducted by the Rev. R. W. Dinsdale of Riverdale at the Anderson Funeral Home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in the Haven Chapel cemetery.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; January 1939
Submitted by James Hutchinson
Homer, b. Nov. 02, 1870 Huron Lawrence County, Indiana, was the son of Eli Maxwell & Susan Miranda (MONROE) BURTON who are buried at Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska. He was married to Margaret (ALTMAIER) BURTON.


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MAGGIE BURTON

Maggie M. Burton Dies in California

Mrs. Maggie M. Burton, 86, 21 W. 31st, died Wednesday at Auburn, Calif., where she had been visiting her daughter since August.

Born in Johnson County, Ia., she came to the Kearney area as a child and had lived here all her life. Mrs. Burton and husband, Homer, who died in 1939, had farmed in the Havens Chapel area for many years.

She is survived by one son, Ernest, Route 3; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Sander and Mrs. Rosa Sprague of Auburn, Calif., and Mrs. Ella Sander, San Rafael, Calif.; 10 grand-children; three sisters: Mrs. Eva Schroeder, Ravenna; Mrs. Emma Luce, Kearney; and Mrs. Lizzie Vandenburg, Bonners Ferry, Ida.

The body is being returned to Kearney for services and burial. Arrangements will be announced by the Anderson-Johnson Mortuary.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; January 14, 1965
Submitted by James Hutchinson
Margaret, b. Sept. 27, 1878 in Johnson County, Iowa, was the daughter of Adam & Mary (RUPPENKAMP) ALTMAIER who both died in Buffalo County.


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SUSAN BURTON

Mrs. Burton Leaves Over 100 Survivors

Mrs. Susie M. Burton, 90, died at her home at 210 East 29th, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church this afternoon at 2:30, and burial was to be made in Riverside cemetery at Gibbon. The Rev. Roy S. Spooner officiated.

Mrs. Burton was a Nebraska pioneer, having come to Adams county from her birthplace in Indiana in 1874, traveling by covered wagon. Her home was a homestead in that county until 1889 when she came to Buffalo county, residing near Gibbon until 1917 when she moved to Kearney.

She is survived by seven children, Ed Burton Gibbon; George Burton, Kearney; Everett Burton, Pleasanton; Mrs. Nellie Kenton, Gibbon; Mrs. May Turner, Kearney; Mrs. Myrtle Bratton, Toponas, Colo., and Mrs. Lona Valentine, Ravenna; and one sister, Mrs. Lona White, Springfield, Mo.

Mrs. Burton has over 100 living descendants, including three great great grandchildren.

The pallbearers were grandsons, Everett Burton, Leonard Burton, LaVerne Turner, Francis Burton, Melvin Kenton and Ernest Burton.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; June 5, 1939
Submitted by James Hutchinson
Susan Miranda (MONROE) BURTON, was born Dec. 22, 1848 at Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana and she married Eli Maxwell BURTON on March 7, 1867 in Louisville, Clay County, Illinois


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ALEX CARSON SR.

ALEX CARSON SR. LIFETIME KEARNEY RESIDENT DIES

Alex Carson Sr. 75, died unexpectedly Saturday evening (February 9, 1958) at a local hospital soon after being admitted. He had been in poor health about a year.

He was born on his parents farm east of Kearney and had lived in Kearney and vicinity all of his life. He had worked at the Kearney Hardware for many years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and was a retired member of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department. He had served on the City Council from First Ward for a two year term.

He is survived by his wife, Silvia; four sons, Donald, Maurice, Warren, all of Kearney, and Alex Jr. of Holdrege; one daughter, Mrs. Nola Glau, Kearney and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 pm at the Nielsen Mortuary with the Rev. Harvey J. Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Johnson, Clarence Alcorn, Herman Mattson, Thurston Nelson, Harold Snyder and Walter Lamphere

Newspaper source unknown
Submitted by Randy Tatum


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AUGUSTA DEICKMAN

Services For Mrs. Deickman Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Deickman were in the Taloga Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday, September 4 with the pastor Lyall Hartley officiating.

The selected songs were by a quartet, Bart Woods, Juanita Myers, Anita Thomsen and Alven Evans; "We'll Never Land Where We Will Never Grow Old" and "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus. Ruth Woods was at the piano.

The pastor brought the message from II Corinthians 5:1-6.

Pallbearers were Olin Mohr, Jack Beers, Martin Droke, Ralph Sander, Kenneth Cline and Ernie Richardson.

Out of town relatives who attended the services were: Mrs. George Handler, Athens, Georgia; Mrs. LaVerda Moyle, Kent, Washington; Mrs. Gertrude Sohrweid, Amhearst, Nebraska; Dwayne Sohrweid, Kearney, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Caldwell, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Myrna Carney, Norman; Grover Sigler, Norman; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy (Marilyn) Harrel; Mr. and Mrs. Bud Carney; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carney and Garry, Leedey; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cravens, Putnam; Mrs. and Mrs. Edwin Caldwell; Mrs. Larry Caldwell, Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cole; Mr. and Mrs.Merle Cole, Vici; Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Mannering and Mark, Custer City; Mr. Kenneth Smith, Weatherford.

Burial was in the Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas with Perry Funeral Home in charge.

Obituary

Augusta Minnie Klunder was born January 21, 1876 to William and Emmilia Klunder in Columbus, Nebraska and departed this life on September 1, 1970 at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 10 days.

At an early age she joined the Lutheran Church and in later years became a member of the Christian Church.

She was united in marriage in 1894 to John Deickman and to this union six children were born. She and her husband moved to Dewey County, Oklahoma in 1910 and resided east of Putnam until 1938 when moved to Thomas. The last six years of her life were spent at the Seiling Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1942. Daughter Gertrude in 1944, one son Walter in 1966, and daughter Hildred Jones in 1970. She leaves to mourn her passing, her three daughters Mrs. Alice Griffith of Taloga; Mrs. LaVerda Moyle of Kent, Washington; and Mrs. Elva Carney of Leedey; one brother George Klunder of Amherst, Nebraska; 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mother
To one who bears the sweetest name
And adds luster to the same
Who shared our joys, who cheered when sad
The greatest friend we ever had
God rest her soul - for no other
Could take the place of our
Dear Mother

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the flowers and food, the ladies who served lunch, the singers, and the organist, pallbearers and the flower bearers and the prayers offered in our behalf.

Also, our sincere thanks to the minister, Lyall Hartley, for the nice message and prayers.

Mrs. Alice Griffith
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Moyle
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carney

Taloga Times-Advocate, Taloga, Oklahoma
Thurs., Sept. 10, 1970 Vol. 76 No. 46
Submitted by Trina Simons


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JOHN DEICKMAN

John Deickman - Obituary

John Deickman, son of George and Gertie Deickman, was born July 18, 1872 in Whiteside County, Illinois. He departed this life Oct. 27, 1942 at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 9 days.

When a youth, he moved with his parents to Buffalo County, Nebraska where he lived until 1910 when with his family he came to Oklahoma and lived near Putnam till the year 1937. Then, he moved to Thomas where he lived at the time of his passing.

He was united in marriage to Augusta Klunder in 1896. To this union 6 children were born: John Deickman of Shattuck; Mrs. Hildred Jones of Putnam; Mrs. Ada Gertrude Caldwell of Taloga; Mrs. Alice Harshbarger of Elizabethtown, Illinois; Mrs. LaVerta Bailey of Hawthorne, California; Mrs. Elva Carney of Putnam; two sisters Mrs. Tena Berkheimer of Laurel, Montana; Miss Jane Hoffman of Maryville, California; one brother Peter Deickman of Kearney, Nebraska; 13 grandchildren and a host of friends who will mourn his passing.

When a youth, he united with the Lutheran Church and lived a Christian life to the end. He often said he was prepared and willing to go.

Earth has lost its look of gladness
Heaven seems to us more bright
Since the spirit of our father
Took its happy homeward flight
And we long to cross the river
Long to rest on that shore
There to see and know and love Him
With the Savior, evermore.

Taloga Times-Advocate, Taloga, Oklahoma
Thurs., Nov. 5, 1942 Volume XLIX No. 11
Submitted by Trina Simons

Deickman Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for the late John Deickman were held Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Church, the Rev. Harold R. Young, pastor of the U. B. Church, delivering the discourse.

Rev. Young read the following obituary:
John Deickman, son of George and Gertie Deickman, was born July 18, 1872, in Whiteside County, Illinois. Our brother departed this life Oct. 27 at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 9 days.

When a youth, he moved with his parents to Buffalo County, Nebraska, where he lived until 1910. Then he and his family came to Oklahoma and lived near Putnam till the year of 1937. Since then, he and his loved one have made their home in Thomas.

He was united in marriage to Augusta Klunder in 1896. To this union six children were born, all of whom are living. The children are Walter John Deickman, Shattuck; Mrs. Hildred Jones, Putnam; Mrs. Ada Gertrude Caldwell of Taloga; Mrs. Alice Harshbarger of Elizabethtown, Illinois; Mrs. LaVerta Bailey of Hawthorne, Calif.; and Mrs. Elva Carney of Putnam.

Other relatives include two sisters, Mrs. Tena Berkheimer of Laurel, Montana and Mrs. Jane Hoffman of Marysville, Calif.; one brother Peter Deickman, Kearney, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren and a host of friends who will mourn his departure.

When a youth, Mr. Deickman united with the Lutheran Church and lived a Christian life till the end. He often said he was prepared and willing to go.

Music was furnished by the following singers: Mrs. R.B. McAvoy, Willodean Pollett, Mrs. Bill Vickers, Mrs. Lew Murray, Herbert R. Hansen and R.K. Ogden with Mrs. H. R. Hansen presiding at the piano.

Flower girls were Mrs. Ed Akin, Mrs. James Wilmeth, Mrs. J.O. Dickey and Mrs.. Johnnie Raff.

Following the rites, the remains were laid to rest in Mount Valley Cemetery to await the resurrection morning. Lockstone Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The Thomas Tribune - Volume 41, No. 16 - November 5, 1970
Submitted by Trina Simons


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MARY HANNEMANN

EARLY RESIDENT DIES

Mrs. Mary Hannemann, 92, early resident of the Amherst community, died at her home there last evening (November 8, 1938). She had lived in Amherst for the past fifty-five years. Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon at one-forty-five, from the residence, and at two o'clock from the Amherst Lutheran church, with the Rev. Scheck in charge. Interment will be made in Immanuel Cemetery. Surviving are seven children: August Hannemann, Mrs. Clara Siebke, Mrs. Frances Bosshammer, Mrs. Etta Siebke, Ed Hannemann, and Mrs. Lucinda Schukar, all of Amherst, NE and Mrs. Elma Meinart, Kansas City, MO. Twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren also survive.

November 9, 1938
Submitted by Charmaine Becker


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HILDRED JONES

Mrs. Joe Jones Services Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Hildred) Jones were at the Taloga Christian Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22. Mrs. Jones passed away in the Okeene Hospital around 8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 19th after a long illness.

Lyall Hartley, pastor of the Christian Church had charge of the services and used Ezekial 37:1-10 to bring a message to the host of relatives and friends.

The songs "Going Down The Valley" and "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" were sung a quartet composed of Bart Woods, Juanita Myers, Anita Thomsen and Alven Evans. Ruth Woods was at the piano.

The members of Mrs. Jones' Sunday School class had charge of the numerous beautiful floral arrangements; Pearl Kunc, Avis Gilchrist; Cleo Evans, Edna Ruble, Mabel Wilson, Vere Keller, Lura Bower and Nora Fairchild. They were assisted by several of the Willing Workers.

Casket bearers were Maurice Steers, Paul Graft, Emory Oakes, Glenn Black, Charles Kouns and Alfie Trowbridge.

Out of town relatives attending the services were: Mrs. Ray Moyle of Kent, Washington; Mrs. Gary Martinmaas, Jay and Cindy, Ree Heights, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hines, Hampton, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carney and Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Harrell and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Carney of Leedey; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cravens, Putnam; Miss Myrna Carney, Mr. Grover Ziggler, Mr. and Mrs. James Ratliff, Mrs. Helen Floyd and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Jones, Jerry and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Torbett all of Norman; Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Caldwell and Kathy Jo of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Caldwell and family of Falls Church, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Caldwell, Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Caldwell, El Reno; Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Cole and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cole, Vici; Mr. and Mrs. Claud Jones, Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones, Purcell; Mrs. Alta Trumpeter and Mr. Wyman Jones, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Ada Flaming and Mrs. Alma Spencer of Harrah.

Interment was at the Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas, at 4 p.m. under arrangements of the Updyke-Shaw Funeral Home.

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the flowers and food, the ladies who served lunch, and to the singers, pallbearers and flower bearers and for the prayers offered on our behalf.
Also, our sincere thanks to the minister, Lyall Hartley, for the nice message and prayers.
God bless each of you.

Joe Jones
Mrs. August Dieckman
Mrs. Alice Griffith
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Moyle
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carney

Obituary - Hildred E. Jones

Hildred Emelia Alma Deickman was born October 29, 1898 to John and Augusta Deickman at Miller, Nebraska and departed this life on August 19, 1970 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 21 days after a lingering illness. At the age of 12 years, she moved with her parents brothers and two sisters to a farm near Putnam, Oklahoma where she spent her childhood days.

She became a Christian at the age of 14 years and has lived a Christian life.

She was united in married to Joe Jones on July 12, 1924. They made their home in the Oakley community for a number of years. In 1946, they moved to Taloga where they lived at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her father, a sister Gertrude, and her brother Walter. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Joe Jones of the home, her mother, Augusta Deickman of Seiling, her three sisters, Mrs. Alice Griffith of Taloga; Mrs. LaVerda Moyle of Kent, Washington; and Mrs. Elva Carney of Leedey, Oklahoma; other nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Taloga Times-Advocate, Taloga, Oklahoma -
Thurs., Aug. 27, 1970 Volume 76 No. 44
Submitted by Trina Simons


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JOHN CHARLES MICHIE

John Michie answers the final summons.
Old veteran passes away at his home in Ravenna on Tuesday.
Resided here for forty years.
Veteran of civil war - was seventy-five years of age at the time of his death.

One by one the old settlers, spent with the weight of years, fall by the wayside, and this week Ravenna pauses to pay tribute to the memory of John Michie, who fell asleep Tuesday, April 1, 1919, after an illness covering a period of two or three months.

John Michie has been a familiar figure in this community for more than forty years. He was a gifted man of rare personality. His quaint witticisms and his unfailing good humor made him an interesting character and he had many friends and admirers in this community. Those who knew him best forgot his faults in their admiration of his many virtues.

John Michie was born in Lyons, Cook County, Illinois, April 16, 1844, and lacked but a few days of being 75 years of age at the time of his death. When seventeen years of age he enlisted in Company K, Twelfth Volunteer Infantry, in which he served ninety days under Lincoln's first call for troops at the beginning of the civil war. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in Company F, Thirty-Seventh Illinois, and re-enlisted at Brownsville, Texas and served until the end of the war. He was finally mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 15, 1866, when he returned to his home in Chicago and entered the employ of J. A. Bremner. J. A. Bremner died about a year later, and his business was taken over by his brother, David Bremner, who in course of time built up the largest bakery business in Chicago, which he continued to manage until the business was purchased and became a part of the National Biscuit Company, Mr. Bremner becoming the first president of that now nationally known concern. From many years Mr. Michie was in the employ of David Bremner, who later became his brother-in-law.

In March 1878, Mr. Michie came to Nebraska and was among the early settlers in the lower Beaver valley, his land being located but about four miles from the present site of Ravenna. The town was not established, however, until about eight years after Mr. Michie took up his residence here.

The Michie family lived upon this farm for thirty years but finally left the farm to take up their residence in this city, where they have since made their home.

Mr. Michie was married to Mary Susan Curtis, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, November 26, 1868. They celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding at their home in this city, in November last, at which time all their children, eight in number were present.

Mr. Michie is survived by his wife and eight children, John Charles Michie, of Chicago, Illinois; George Curtis Michie of Memphis, Tennessee; James and Esam Michie, of Merigold, Mississippi; David Francis Michie of Rawlins, Wyoming; Mrs. Maggie Curran, Mrs. Kate Hochreiter, and Miss Vevie Michie, all of Lincoln, this state.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Father Macourek, at St. Mary's Catholic church in this city, Friday morning of this week. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery in Ravenna.

From Ravenna News, Ravenna, Nebraska April 4, 1919, Number 37
Contributed by Tawnya Michie Kumarakulasingam at tmkpk@earthlink.net


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MAUDE OBERMILLER

Mrs. Maude F. Obermiller, 55, Kearney, Dies

Mrs. Maude F. Obermiller, 55, Route 1, died Saturday evening at a local hospital after being admitted about noon.

Born at Sibley, Ia., she had been a resident of the Kearney area the past 30 years. She had made her home on a farm in the Haven's Chapel area. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Otto; three daughters, Mrs. Marlys Nelson, Loomis Calif., Mrs. Marilyn Hutchinson, Lincoln and Mrs. Darlene Smith, Orangevale, Calif.; four step sons, Frank Obermiller, Anchorage, Alaska, Harold, Loup City, Raymond, Fremont, and Earl, Seattle, Wash.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Bailey, Kearney, and Mrs. Opal Steele, Newburg, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 25 step-grandchildren; her father Arthur Anderson of Sibley, Ia.; four brothers, W.S. Anderson, Wahkon, Minn., Cy G. of Hinckley, Minn., M.R. of San Diego, Calif., and Don of St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Boor, Sibley, Ia., Mrs. Mabel Hartung, and Mrs. Patricia Banashak, both of National City, Calif.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., from the First Christian Church, with Durward E. Allen officiating. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. The family plans a memorial to the First Christian Church. Anderson-Johnson Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; December 27, 1965
Submitted by James Hutchinson


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D. C. SWIGART

D. C. Swigart, 79, Dies Monday Evening in Hospital at Kearney
Funeral Services and Interment to Be This Afternoon

D. C. Swigart, who spent most of his life in Shelton, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in a hospital at Kearney where he had been a patient only a few days. He had been failing in health for some time. The body was brought to Shelton Monday evening and taken to the Amos funeral home.

Denny Clifton Swigart was born in Indiana Apr. 11, 1866, a son of Solomon and Elizabeth Swigart. When five years of age his parents moved to Iowa and at the age of 14 he came to Nebraska in 1880 with his father who located in Sherman county near Ravenna.

At Sterling, Colo., he was united in marriage to Nellie Rising, on Nov. 5, 1905. On Feb. 9, 1909 he was married a second time to Allie B. Gorin, the ceremony being performed at Shelton, and on Dec. 26, 1938 he married Lula J. McNichols. Surviving are his wife, Lula, a son Ross A. Swigart, Casper, Wyo.; six step-children, Otis Voss and Forest Gorin, both living in Calif.; Amy B. Calvert, Columbus, Ohio; Marion C. McNichols, Guide Rock, Nebr.; Floren F. McNichols, Sunbury, Ohio; Glenn L. McNichols, Guide Rock Nebr.; and thirteen step-grandchildren.

When a young man Mr. Swigart was engaged in farming on the Loup river in the northeastern part of Buffalo county several years and later moved to Shelton. He was an insurance agent here over a long period of years and 12 or more winters he attended the legislative sessions in Lincoln as a lobbyist.

He was a member of the Shelton Methodist church, was a believer in the Townsend plan, and spent much of his time in recent years soliciting memberships and attending meetings called for the purpose of furthering the cause of the Townsend movement.

Funeral services will be held at the family home in Shelton at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. E. C. Staley, pastor of the Methodist church will conduct the last rites and burial will be made in the Shelton cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marion McNichols, Floren McNichols, P.J. Lyons, Bert Jones, E.F. Frazell and Geo. A. Hauke.

Mrs. Amy B. Calvert, Columbus, Ohio; Floren McNichols, Sunbury, Ohio; Marion C. McNichols, Guide Rock, Nebr; Betty Lee Fennemore, Guide Rock; Betty Fox, Emmet, Nebr.; and Lula Stoeger, Cairo, Nebr., are among the relatives who are here to attend the funeral.

The Shelton Clipper newspaper; Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska; January 10, 1946
Submitted by James Hutchinson


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LULA J. SWIGART

Mrs. Lula J. Swigart Buried Here Monday

The body of Mrs. Lula J. Swigart, 85, who died last Friday at Lebanon, Ohio, arrived here Sunday morning and was taken to the Amos funeral home. Brief services were conducted Monday afternoon, with Rev. Lester Boilesen, pastor of the Evangelical U. B. church officiating, after which the body was interred in the Shelton cemetery.

Lula J. Swigart, daughter of George W. and Lydia Miller, was born near Marion, Ind., July 12, 1866. At the age of 13 she moved with her parents to Mankato, Kans. On May 4, 1882 she was united in marriage to James K. McNicholls and to this union six children were born. Her husband and two of the children preceded her in death.

On Dec. 6, 1938 she married D.C. Swigart of Shelton and she made her home here until the death of her husband. Mrs. Swigart then went to Ohio to make her home with a son and daughter. In July, 1949, she entered the Ottebein Home at Lebanon, where she remained until she passed away. She was very happy while in the home and received wonderful care while there.

Mrs. Swigart leaves to mourn her loss, a daughter, Amy B. Calvert, Columbus, Ohio; three sons: Marion E. McNichols, Mankato, Kans.; Floren McNichols, Sunberry, Ohio; and Glen McNichols, Guide Rock, Nebr.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Noah H. Miller, Carson, Wash.; a sister, Nettie B. Grimes, Mankato, Kans., and Many relatives and friends.

Relatives from a distance attending the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Floren McNicholls, Sunberry, Ohio; Rodney Calvert, Columbus, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. McNicholls and children, Guide Rock, Nebr.; Marion G. McNicholls and Mrs. Nettie B. Grimes, Mankato, Kansas.

The Shelton Clipper newspaper; Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska; Thursday, August 2, 1951
Submitted by James Hutchinson


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SETH T. TATUM

Seth T. Tatum, 84, of Kearney dies

Seth T. Tatum, 84, died Monday (24 June 1968) at a local rest home. Born in Bloomington, Ill. (Indiana) he had lived in the Kearney area most of his life. He had owned and operated a sales barn here at one time, and was a horse buyer. He was a member of the IOOF lodge in Kearney.

Surviving are five nephews, Velmo and Clyde, Lincoln, Dale and Galen, Kearney, and Harold, Omaha; three nieces, Mrs. Dorothy McGuaghlin, Emmitsburg, Md., Mrs.Viola Colby, Casper, Wyoming, and Mrs. Rose Blue, Lincoln.

Tatum Rites Set

Funeral services for Seth T. Tatum, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Anderson Johnson Horner Mortuary with Foster Myers officiating. Grave side services will be conducted by the Buffalo County Lodge No. 38, IOOF of Kearney.

Pallbearers will be members of the IOOF Lodge, Carl Berg, L.C. Baker, H.L. Harris, John Wiseman Sr., Irving Munson and S. Cary Thornton. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery.


Last Will and Testament of Seth Thomas Tatum

I, Seth Thomas Tatum, in the County of Buffalo of the state of Nebraska, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last WILL AND TESTAMENT.

First, I order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be

Second, After payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise, and bequeath, All my personal property of every kind and nature to my Executors asking the balance left after all expenses are paid to be used to benefit little worthy children that are in need. I ask and state that I want all bonds delivered to the persons as they are assigned. I also ask and want a paid up life insurance policy to go to whom it is assigned, and further state I want a certain morgage and note which I have to be collected and used to benefit worthy and needy little children. Also a certain 80 acres of land in Colorado which I now own (a few unreadable words, hand written) Also a house and lot in Lexington to be handled in the same manner but rented for a term of ten years and the proceeds to be used same as I have stated before. Then after a term of ten years has passed then to be sold giving only (unreadable words) deed and the proceeds to go to worthy needy little children.

Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint Jack Lowe Jr. and Betty Nollett to be Executors of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the day of (no date) signed, Seth Thomas Tatum

Filed June 27, 1968

Provided by Judy Lookhart; Submitted by Randy Tatum


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THOMAS TATUM

Monroe County Early Obits, copied by Dorothy Hamm from microfilm prepared by the Newspaper Archives, Indiana University, available at the Monroe County Historical Society.
Tatum, Thomas
    Died recently in Nebraska from injuries received while drilling a well. A former citizen of Monroe County.

Republican Progress, Aug. 14, 1889
Data Entry Volunteer, Lana Carrol Taylor; submitted by Randy Tatum
Note: Thomas Tatum, a minister and well-driller, was born in 1845 in Indiana. He and his brother William M. Tatum moved to Nebraska in the late 1870s. Thomas died in 1889.


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WILLIAM TATUM

William Tatum was born April 21,1849, in Monroe County, Indiana, and entered into peaceful rest from his home in Kearney, Nebraska, on October 13, !922, aged 73 years, 5 months and 22 days.
    He was married to Lydia Margaret Carmicael at Bloomfield, Indiana, on March 25, 1869. To this union six children were born. In 1881 Mrs. Tatum died, and on May 13, 1890, Mr. Tatum was married to Miss Winnie L. Buher. To this union thirteen children were born, all of whom, with the six by the former marriage, are living. All the children except one were present when the father passed away.
    Mr. Tatum came to Kearney about 25 years ago and at once united with the Evangelical church. Having been converted when a young man, his entire life was spent in the service of his Master. As long as health permitted he was faithful in attendance at the services of the house of God. He is at rest after several years of suffering and pain. How good to realize that there remaineth a rest to the people of God.
    The sorrowing widow will look back with pleasure upon the thirty two years of companionship with this good man, and will look with joyful anticipation to the meeting bye and bye.
    What a family circle is left behind with the mother and nineteen living children, fifty three grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. God grant that the circle may be unbroken on the other shore.
    The life of another good man has been lived and he has gone away. A loving husband and father and a loyal and true man he was. Much credit belongs to the wife for her care of her husband during his long continued illness. The Lord will reward.



Death notice

William Tatum died at his home on 18th and Ave. G. on Friday. The Funeral will held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Evangelical Church. Rev. Smith in charge. Apoplexy was cause of death.

Obituary provided by Judy Lookhart, submitted by Randy Tatum


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HANNA VOSS

Rites Held for Mrs. Hanna Voss
Had been Resident of Schneider Township for 42 Years

Mrs. Hanna Voss, a resident of Schneider Township for 42 years, died last Thursday, February 11, at her home on a farm south of Ravenna after a prolonged illness.

Mrs. Voss was born in Sweden and came to this country at the age of 14. Her family settled in Omaha until 1910 when she homesteaded at Taylor, Nebraska in Loup County north of Broken Bow. In 1912 she married Earnest G. Voss in Grand Island and lived in Schneider Township the remaining years of her life.

She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Mrs. Sophie Johnson and two sisters: Mrs. Rose Smith and Mrs. Edna Matheson of Turlock, California, five sons: Warren of Kearney and Edwin, John, LeRoy and Harold of Ravenna, and one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Foley of Richmond, Illinois, besides three granddaughters, two grandsons and one great grandson and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Zion Lutheran church, southeast of Ravenna, by the Rev. B. Opsahl, pastor. An octet composed of members of the choir, sang two hymns.

Casket bearers were Julius Voss, Richard Voss, Lester Schlueter, Harrison Moon and Harold Kessler. Interment was in the Ravenna cemetery. Love Mortuary handled the funeral arrangements. Out of town people attending the funeral were: Mrs. Olga Kessler, Pearl and Harold and Mrs. John Priest of Shannon City, Iowa; Mr. Otto Voss and Mr. Richard Voss of Hay Springs, Nebr.; Mrs. Carl Jungck and Mr. Arthur Voss of Rushville; and Mr. Julius Voss of Gordon, Nebr.

The Ravenna News newspaper; Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska; Thursday, February 18, 1954
Submitted by James Hutchinson


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RUSSELL WHITCOMB

R.W. Whitcomb, 62, Of Ravenna, Dies

Russell W. Whitcomb, 62, of Ravenna, died Wednesday at a Grand Island Hospital.

Born at Sweetwater, he was a longtime resident of the Ravenna and Poole area. He had worked for the Burlington Railroad at Ravenna.

Funeral services will be at the Love and Rohde Mortuary in Ravenna, Saturday, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J. Bunge officiating. Burial will be at Ravenna.

Surviving are his wife Bessie; a son, Dick of Arvada, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Pat Jones, O'Neill; three grandchildren.

Kearney Daily Hub newspaper; Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; January 14, 1965


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