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OBITUARY OF GEORGE S. HARGUS

Born Jan. 20, 1867, in Wyoming precinct, Otoe County, Neb. Died at the same place on Friday, Nov. 6, 1908 at 4:15 a.m.
The death of George S. Hargus was a great shock and a surprise to most people in this neighborhood, as few were aware of the serious nature of his ailment. His death resulted from a complication of diseases, the origin of which dates back several years when he had a very severe attack of typhoid fever, and he never fully regained his health, but most of the time he was able to attend to the usual farm duties.
October 26th it was necessary to call a physician, and thereafter he gradually failed until the final summons came. He was aware of death’s approach, and was able to arrange his business affairs a short time before, his mind remaining clear until near the moment of his death.
The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the residence four miles southeast of this village, the services being conducted by Rev. Byron Beall of Lincoln, whose discourse was based upon the passage of Scripture "Jesus Wept." The remains were laid to rest in the Wyoming cemetery, the pallbearers being F. H. McCarthy, Eugene Barkhurst, John McCarthy, Will Davis, Blair Porter, and Charles McCarthy.
George Simpson Hargus was a son of the late W. B. Hargus, and grew from infancy in the vicinity of; the old home. He was married Jan. 11, 1899, to Anna Matilda Young, who survives him. It can truthfully be said that no young man stood higher in the esteem of his acquaintances, a dutiful husband, a jovial companion and true and generous friend, one whose death is mourned by all who have known his real worth as a citizen, and all express sincere sympathy for the bereaved wife, brothers and sisters.

A CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many neighbors and other friends who so kindly offered sympathy and assistance in our sad bereavement by the death of our beloved husband and brother, and we assure them that we appreciate such friendship. Mrs. Tillie Hargus, Thos. B. Hargus, Joy E. Hargus, Mrs. J. L. Carper, Mrs. H. E. Ruhman.

 
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CHARLES HERREN DIES AT AGE OF EIGHTY-FOUR YEARS

Resident of Plattsmouth and Cass County Since 1890 Ill for Past Several Months

The death of Charles Herren, 84, occurred early Wednesday evening at the family home in this city where for the past few months he has been ill, suffering from a lingering illness.Mr. Herren was born at Berne, Switzerland, June 11, 1860, spending his boyhood days in the land of his birth.
When twenty-four years old he came to the United States and located at Marysville, Kansas, where he mad his home for some time.In 1890 Mr. Herren moved to Plattsmouth where he was employed by the Burlington in the local shops for a great many years. Later Mr. and Mrs. Herren moved to a farm near Murray where they resided until in 1924 when they moved back to Plattsmouth to make their home for the remainder of their years.
On his return to Plattsmouth Mr. Herren was engaged for some time in the operation of a soft drink parlor, remaining in this business for some four years.
The survivors of Mr. Herren are two grand children, Mrs. Ceasar Baumgart and Norman Renner, both of this city.
There are also surviving several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The wife and one daughter, Mrs. Will Renner, preceded him in death.
The body is at the Sattler funeral home where services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The interment will be at the Oak Hill cemetery.

 
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A MAN KILLED

Henry Heebuer of Nehawka Fatally Injured by Train Three Miles West of There.
Caught While Crossing a Bridge.
Tuesday forenoon an accident occurred about three miles west of Nehawka by which Henry Heebuer, an old gentleman who has lived in that vicinity a number of years, was so badly injured that he died about an hour afterward. The accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. as the eastbound Lincoln Branch train was passing, Conductor Perry and Engineer Cooper running the train.
When near the bridge they noticed an object apparently crawling on the side stringer, and the brake was applied at once, but not in time to stop within such short distance. As the train passed it appeared that the man partially arose after the engine had barely missed him, then the step of the baggage car struck him and he fell a distance of about fifteen feet to the ground.
The trainmen picked him up and carried him to the train and he was brought to Nehawka. Dr. Pollard was called immediately and Dr. Ryan of Union was also summoned by telegraph. They saw at once that the man could live only a short time and all they could do was to alleviate his sufferings as much as possible. He died at 11:45, just an hour after being struck, not having regained consciousness.
Coroner Gass arrived early in the evening and impaneled a jury consisting of B.W. Bates, B. F. Moore, James W. Sage, A. F. Sturm, L. C. Pollard and J. W. Maguey. The testimony of Dr. Ryan and Dr. Pollard showed that deceased had been struck on the right shoulder and that the shoulder, arm, side, face and head were cut and bruised and several ribs broken.
Conductor Perry, Engineer Cooper, Fireman Sherrer and Mil Clerk Hoover, all testified as to the way the accident occurred, showing there was no negligence on the part of the train men, that when the man was first discovered on the bridge the whistle and bell were sounded, but the train could not be stopped soon enough to save him; that had the man remained in a crouching position the car step would have missed him.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that "deceased came to his death accidentally by being hit by cars of the Mo. Pacific Railway Co. and that the said company is in no way at fault." Deceased was born in Germany (illegible) May 1825, making him 76 years old last May. His first wife died in Germany, and about twenty years ago he came to the United States and settled upon the farm near the scene of the accident.
His second wife was a Mrs. Wanderlich, whose death occurred several years ago. He leaves two sons, John and Fred, who reside near Nehawka, and one daughter, Mrs. John Lehman, who resides in Weeping Water. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the cemetery near Nehawka.

 
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GEORGE HALL RITES ARE HELD HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for George W. Hall, longtime resident of Plattsmouth and a former businessman here were held at Caldwell-Linder Chapel Friday afternoon, February 15. Rev. Harold V. Mitchell, pastor of the First Methodist church officiated at the final rites. Frank Cloidt sang, accompanied by E. H. Wescott. Casket bearers were James Bulin, Michael Cainicean, Frank Claus, Bulis Karr, Will Ofe and Hallie Perry.
Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery at Plattsmouth. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Hall died at his home here Tuesday, February 12, 1952. He was 74 years old, and died following a heart attack. He came to Plattsmouth with his parents when he was eight years old. He had resided here since, and had been engaged as a contractor and plumber during his active years in business.
He was married to Catherine Rishel at Hastings in 1908. They were the parents of four children. Mr. Hall was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Catherine, of Plattsmouth; one daughter, Miss Mildred Hall of Plattsmouth; three sons, Leslie of Toole, Utah, Wilbur of Plattsmouth, and Robert of Sherman, Texas; two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 
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MASONIC HOME RESIDENT DIES

Jennette Watson, one of the longtime residents of the Masonic Home at Plattsmouth, died at the home Tuesday, October 14. She was 73 years old.
Mrs. Watson entered the home on April 8, 1940 and died in the infirmary after residing at the home for more than 12 years. She came to Nebraska from Indiana where she was born at Goodland, Feb. 23, 1874.
Her only survivor is a sister-in-law, Ida B. Watson of Cushing.
Burial will be at Grand Island with Caldwell-Linder Funeral home in charge of arrangements at Plattsmouth. Services will be Friday afternoon at Geddes Funeral home at Grand Island.

 
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MILITARY RITES HELD HER FOR RALPH B. PETET

Military graveside services were conducted Monday at Oak Hill cemetery for Ralph Bomont Petet, veteran of World War I, who died suddenly here on Friday, April 16. The graveside services were conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral rites were held at Sattler Funeral Chapel previously with Rev. Harold Mitchell officiating. Mrs. E. A. Ernst was soloist and Mrs. J. Howard Davis organist at the last rites. Casket bearers were Wm. P. O’Donnell, Sr., Marvin Andrews, Lester Curtis, Gene Richardson, Charles Richardson and Fred Strother.
An employee of BREX shops at Plattsmouth for many years, Mr. Petet died suddenly. He had not been ill. Petet, 59, was a native of Cleo, Oklahoma where he was born November 8, 1894, the son of Lew and Lillian Petet. He came to Plattsmouth in 1923 after serving in the first World War.
On June 29, 1929 he was married at Papillion to Florence Guthrie. Mr. Petet was a member of the American Legion and of the Eagles Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Florence; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Djureen of Malvern, Iowa, Mrs. Virgie Wiles of Weeping Water, and Mrs. Elaine Barbet of Grand Island; and one son, Robert E. Guthrie of Plattsmouth.
Sattler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 
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MRS. ARTHUR MEYER, NATIVE OF AVOCA, DIES MONDAY

Funeral services were held on Thursday for Mrs. Arthur M. Meyers, 42, who died Monday at Syracuse following a cerebral hemorrhage. The former Minnie Sudman, was born February 26, 1912 at Avoca, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kord Sudman. She was married February 7, 1934 to Arthur Meyer.
She was a member of North Branch church. Surviving are her husband, Arthur; a daughter, Miss LaVonne Meyer of Lincoln; a son, Ronald Meyer at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kord Sudman; three brothers, Fred of Wichita, Kansas; Herman of McPherson, Kans.; and Harvey of Syracuse and six sisters, Mrs. William Newham and Mrs. Richard Bickford of Weeping Water; Mrs. Junior Schick and Mrs. Willard Hall of Elmwood, Mrs. Ralph Yost of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Robert Rutledge of Library, Pa.

 
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LAST RITES FOR A. L. TIDD, 86, HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln Tidd, a prominent attorney and civic leader here for half a century, were held Friday afternoon at Caldwell-Linder Funeral Chapel. Canon George St. George Tyner, former rector of St. Luke’s church at Plattsmouth, and Rev. Max Kors, officiated.
Mrs. E. A. Ernst was soloist and Miss Coretta Pfann was accompanist. Casket bearers were James Begley, Raymond J. Case, Harold Lebens, C. E. Ledgway, Richard Peck and Walter H. Smith. Mr. Tidd died at Grandview Nursing Home near Union shortly before noon on Wednesday, March 31, just eight days before his 87th birthday anniversary.
Born at Wakefield, Ohio, on April 8, 1867, Mr. Tidd came to Plattsmouth in 1899 where he established a law practice that ended two years ago when he announced his retirement. Prior to entering the practice of law, Tidd had spent a brief career as a school teacher.
Married to Dora Herold in 1906, Mr. Tidd was active in numerous civic groups and served for many years as city attorney at Plattsmouth. He was instrumental in founding the Plattsmouth Public Library, established the first dock on the Missouri river at Plattsmouth, was a historian of note and was active in the founding and activities of the Cass County Historical Society.
The Plattsmouth attorney had been in failing health for over two years. He rallied from a broken arm injury two years ago, was hospitalized briefly last fall and had been at the nursing home in recent months.
Burial was at Oak Hill cemetery at Plattsmouth with Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home in charge. He had no survivors.

 
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OBITUARY OF BARBARA GRAMLICH

ELMWOOD (Special) Barbara Gramlich, daughter of Amos and Matilda Gramlich, was born November 4, 1859, at Papillion, Nebr. She passed away at Des Moines, Iowa, January 21, 1952, at the age of 92 after an illness of several weeks.
She was a resident of Nebraska all of her life, her parents being early pioneers in the state. After her marriage to Albert Lake in 1879 she lived for a while at Lyons, and then at Murdock where Mr. Lake died in 1931. Since that time she has been living with her children.
She was a member of the Elmwood Methodist church. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Sullivan of Des Moines, Dr. Guy M. Lake and Grace Lake Moomey of Lincoln, and Fred Lake of Elmwood. There are five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Louise Ward. A large crowd attended the services and floral offerings were many. Mrs. Guy Clements presided at the organ and Mrs. Vernon Clements sang "Beyond the Sunset," and "The Home Over There."
Casket Bearers were Ivy McCrory, Frank Buell, Albert Pool, Charles Long, Henry Schleuter and August Wendt, Sr. Interment was in Wabash cemetery with Clements mortuary in charge. Among the large number of relatives attending the funeral of Mrs. Lake were all of her children, three of her grandchildren (missing the rest of obit.)

 
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JOHN FITCH, ROCK BLUFF NATIVE, DIES

John M. Fitch, native of Rock Bluff and a life long resident of Cass County died at his home in Plattsmouth Tuesday morning, April 20 following a three-month illness. He was 88 years old. Born at West Rock Bluff, he was a prominent farmer and stockman in the Nehawka community for many years before coming to Plattsmouth.
Son of Robert and Mary Lewis Fitch, he lived at Rock Bluff until 1897, when he moved to the Fitch farm north of Nehawka. He came to Plattsmouth in 1937. Born February 20, 1866, he was married to Annetta Campbell on March 14, 1893. She died in 1923, and he was married in 1943, to Ora Sell at Nebraska City.
Mr. Fitch was baptized in the Christian Church at Kenosha in August 1898. Surviving are his wife, Ora of Plattsmouth, a son, Eugene Fitch of Nehawka; nine step children. James and Carl Sell of Plattsmouth, Richard and Robert Sell of Louisville, Melvin Sell of Milton Vale, Kansas; Mrs. Love Bushnell of Mitchell, South Dakota, Mrs. Margaret Bressman of Bellevue, Eugene Sell of Salina, Kansas, and Lois Sell of Minneapolis, Minn.
Also surviving are two brothers, James and Robert H. of Plattsmouth; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Riggs of Brewster; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Lottie Johnson and Elmer Fitch, of Nehawka; and Mrs. Josephine Yearsley of Dunbar; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, April 23, at two o’clock at Caldwell-Linder Funeral chapel with Rev. J. W. Taenzler and Rev. George Francis officiating. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening from 4 to 6 and from 7 to 9.
Burial will be at Lewiston cemetery south of Murray with Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 
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OBITUARY OF WALKER JONES

Born March 10, 1828, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Died at 3 o’clock p.m. on Monday, March 27, 1905, at the home of his daughter in Union, Neb. Death has again visited our village and taken another honored and beloved old citizen, the second time within less than three weeks. The death of Walker Jones came as a surprise even to those who knew of his illness, for he was recovering nicely from the effects of a surgical operation performed last Friday, and was apparently improving up to within a few moments of his death, when the heart failed to perform its function, he suddenly sank away into peaceful rest, with no indication of pain. His failure in health dates back about fifteen years ago, when his hardships and exposure as a Union soldier began to show their effects.
Since then he gradually lost vitality, and June 12, 1900, the tragic death of his wife in an accident seemed to add much to the burden that was slowly but surely wearing away his life, and when the summons came, sudden and unexpected though it was, it found him spiritually prepared to meet his Maker. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. N. Funk, in the presence of large congregation, after which the remains were conveyed to their last earthly home in the Eaton cemetery four miles southeast of this village. The pallbearers were six soldier friends of the deceased William Chalfant, G. F. McNamee, J. W. Taylor, G. N. LaRue, D. W. Foster and F. G. Kendall. Walker Jones’ early life was spent in his native state, North Carolina, and later he located in St. Clair County, Mo., where he was married Oct. 20, 1852, to Martha Delozier.
They came to this neighborhood thirty years ago, residing in and near this village ever since until June 12, 1900, when Mrs. Jones lost her life in a runaway accident. Since then Mr. Jones has made his home most of the time with his daughter, Mrs. D. C. LaRue. He became a member of the Baptist church many years ago, and was a faithful and conscientious adherent to Christian duty. He was highly respected by old and young, and a cheerful greeting always came to those who met "Daddy" Jones, as he was familiarly known among all his friends. The whole community mourns the demise of this kind and benevolent old gentleman, and the most sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.
Two sons and two daughters survive him–Richard E. Jones, Mrs. Mollie Dodson and Wm. F. Jones, all residents of Magnet, Neb., and Mrs. Millie LaRue of this village, and they were all here to attend the funeral of their beloved father.

A CARD OF THANKS Not being able to meet all our friends to thank them, we wish to speak to them through The Ledger and express our appreciation of all the kindness and sympathy shown during the sickness of our father, Walker Jones, and we are indeed grateful for the tributes of respect so liberally bestowed upon him after he was called away. RICHARD E. JONES, WILLIAM F. JONES, MRS. D. C. LARUE, MRS. W. R. DODSON.

 
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DEATH OF LITTLE BABE

Donald, six weeks of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Frans, died Sunday, March 26, 1905, at 8 p.m. at their home southwest of Union. The child’s sickness was of three weeks duration, and the attack of pneumonia proved too much for the frail constitution to withstand.
The burial took place on Monday in the cemetery just west of town, appropriate services being held at the grave. Mr. and Mrs. Frans have the sincere sympathy of all in the loss of their little son who was taken from them so soon after they learned the value of his company.

 
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A SAD BEREAVEMENT

Last Monday at 3:30 p.m., Lillie, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. James was taken from them, leaving in their home a cloud of sorrow that time cannot remove. The little one was an unusually bright child nearly five years old, and was the pride of the parents and the one flower that always caused a ray of sunshine in the happy home. On Wednesday March 28th, she was taken very ill and her condition at once alarmed the parents, who immediately summoned a physician, and symptoms of the dread disease scarlet fever were apparent.
Every effort was made to overcome the ailment, but the Creator had decreed that the little one should leave this earth for a home with Him, and Monday afternoon at 3:30 her spirit departed, leaving the parents to suffer the deep grief at parting with their cherished flower. The funeral was held at the Wyoming M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of friends with whom Lillie had become a great favorite, and a number of friends from here were present.

 
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OBITUARY OF AQUILLARD D. JOHNSON

Born January 5, 1855, in Indiana. Died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 1899, at his home in Union. Deceased had been a resident of this village about two years, and of this part of the county a number of years. He was married June 16, 1884, at Muscatine, Iowa, to Miss Maggie B. Chapman.
Deceased was a man of strong constitution and the best of health until recently, but on April 25th he began to show symptoms of that peculiar ailment that is conceded to be a mild form of smallpox, and yet no serious result was anticipated until Wednesday, when his condition became alarming.
He continued growing worse until yesterday afternoon at 1:40, when death came to his relief. He leaves a widow who mourns the loss of a dutiful husband, and the following children who lose the provident aid of an indulgent father: Howard, aged 13, Ralph 12, Herbert 9, Noah 6, and Ilda 3.
To them the whole community extends sincere sympathy in the irreparable loss they are called upon to suffer in parting with their beloved husband and father. Owing to the contagious disease from which the death resulted it was thought best by the family and friends to have no public service at this time, and to remove the remains from the residence as soon as practicable, and at a late hour last night the remains were conveyed to the West Union cemetery and laid to rest in the last earthly home.

 
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RITES HELD MONDAY FOR SALLIE JOHNSON

Mrs. Sallie Johnson died in California Feb. 12 and funeral services were held Monday, Feb.18, at the Hobson Funeral Home in Weeping Water. Pallbearers were Ray Norris, Oren Pollard, George Sheldon, Arthur Wolph, R. C. Pollard and Marion Tucker.
Sallie Pearl Pollard Johnson, daughter of pioneer parents Levi Conard and Helena Nelson Pollard, was born Apr. 4, 1870, on the home place near Nehawka. There she grew to womanhood, attending the Nehawka public schools and Lincoln Academy. Her chief interest lay in music and she studied piano for several years, later teaching music for some time.
In 1893 she was married to Gail C. Stabler. The young couple went to Montana to make their home. Following the death of her husband in 1896, she entered the nurse’s training school of Cook County hospital in Chicago. Upon graduation, she engaged in that profession for several years.
In 1901, she was married to Dr. W. F. Johnson of Pawnee City, where she resided until a few years after Dr. Johnson’s death in 1918. She then purchased a home in Long Beach, Calif., taking residence in that city in 1920. There she lived to the time of her death on Feb. 12, 1952, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and eight days. Death followed an illness of several years.
She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church of Pawnee City, and of Long Beach, Calif. She was also an active member of P. E. O. in Pawnee City and later in Long Beach. She was the third of five children. An older sister, Adaline Pollard Conley, a younger sister, Leona Pollard McCleery, a brother, Nelson L. Pollard, and a nephew, Victor H. Conley, have preceded her in death.
She is survived by a younger brother, Julian J. Pollard, of Nehawka, a nephew, Dr. D. P. McCleery of Beatrice, five nieces, Mrs. George Supp of Alhambra, Calif., Misses Eveline and Leona Pollard of Elizabeth, N. J., Mrs. Henry Allard of Denver, Colo., Mrs. F. J. Pollard of Birmingham, Ala., and by two great-nephews and four great-nieces.
(Next line cut off) often visited in Nehawka communities, where she is remembered in kindness and love by relatives and friends. In California, her home for many years, relatives and friends feel the loss of one who was dear to them. Rev. Fred C. Gardner officiated and the Hobson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Nehawka.

 
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OBITUARY OF MRS. AMANDA JOHNSON

Miss Amanda Johnson was born on August 30, 1869, at Hastneda, Sweden, and came to America as a young girl. At the time of her death last week at her home near Nehawka, she was 71 years, 2 months and 29 days old. Coming to America with her parents, they located in Louisville, where she was united in marriage to Peter Johnson, not changing her name. They located near Nehawka in 1915.
Early in life she became a member of the Methodist church of which Mr. Johnson was also a member. He passed away on May 1, 1931. Mrs. Johnson has been ill since last May, but just lately was recovered sufficiently to leave her bed, and about that time contracted influenza, which later developed into pneumonia, from which she died.
Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Selma Nelson, and three sons, Albert, Henning and Conrad Johnson, eleven grandchildren, a brother Andy Johnson, residing in Louisville, also a brother, Svea, residing in Sweden, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Folksthal, Red Lake, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Oscar (Ellen) Petersen of Ashland.
One son Edward, died in 1928, and another died many years ago at the age of four. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church here, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. D. Lenker, who is pastor of the church here and at Weeping Water as well.
Mrs. Harold Dodson sang a well-loved favorite of the deceased, "Going Home," and the mixed quartette composed of Mrs. Melvin Sturm, Mrs. Harold Dodson, Verner Lundberg and Albert Anderson sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."
Pallbearers were John, Arthur and Harold Johnson, Willard, Wallace and Donald Nelson, all grandsons of the deceased. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery north of Nehawka.

 
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GRISWOLD, NEB. SOLON. DIES AT 60

FORMER GOVERNOR REPLACED WHERRY

WASHINGTON Sen. Dwight P. Griswold (R-Neb.), three times governor of his state and former director of the American aid mission to Greece, died early today after a heart attack. He was 60. Death attributed to a coronary occlusion, came shortly after midnight at the naval hospital at suburban Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Griswold was at the bedside.
Griswold had been in the Senate since January 1953. He was elected to fill out two years remaining in the term of the late Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry. He had not announced publicly whether he would seek re-election this fall but had told friends he expected to be a candidate.
No change in the political lineup of the Senate is likely. The governor of Nebraska, Robert C. Crosby is a Republican and presumably will appoint a Republican successor to serve until the November election.
The Senate composition is now 46 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 1 Independent. Griswold, although active in Republican political life for a quarter of a century, was named to several high positions in the Democratic administration of former President Truman. At the time of his appointment to head the Greek aid mission in June 1947, the White House said he had been selected because he was "a good man, forthright and an able administrator."
He was elected to three two-year terms as Nebraska governor in 1940, 1942 and 1944. While serving his third term, he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the U. S. Senate.

 
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OSSIE BUTTS, 83, NEHAWKA NATIVE, DIES

Ossie Butts, native of Nehawka and lifelong resident of Cass county died Thursday morning at Hillcrest Nursing Home at Plattsmouth. He was 83 years old. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Caldwell-Linder Chapel. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock. Burial will be at Weeping Water cemetery.
Surviving are two nephews, Lee Stratton and Glen Stratton both of Weeping Water; and three nieces, Mrs. Ralph Martin and Mrs. Della Wade of Weeping Water, and Mrs. Divett Martin of Plattsmouth. His parents and several brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Butts was born at Nehawka on January 1, 1871, and had resided all of his life in the Nehawka, Weeping Water and Plattsmouth communities. Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 
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"DOC" NIDAY, 48, NEHAWKA MERCHANT, DIES

Stacey Carl (Doc) Niday, native of Union and a Nehawka businessman, died at Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, February 27, 1954. He was 48 years old. Born at Union on January 14, 1906, he was the son of James C. and Mary F. Niday. He was married June 15, 1934, to Charlotte Hanson at Union. In 1936, they moved to Nehawka, where he was in business. He operated a pool hall at Nehawka and had served as a railroad diner steward.
Mr. Niday had served as state inspector of food and drugs and was a member of Modern Woodmen and the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Niday, of Nehawka; his mother, Mrs. James Niday of Union; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Buedefeldt, of Omaha.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Nehawka Methodist church at two o’clock with Rev. Fred Gardner officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant cemetery at Nehawka.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 6 and from 7 to 9 Tuesday afternoon and evening. Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 
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J. MCCULLOCH NATIVE HERE DIES MONDAY

James M. McCulloch, 89-year-old Plattsmouth resident, died shortly after noon Monday, March 8, 1954. Mr. McCulloch was a native and lifelong resident of Plattsmouth. He had been ill since last Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, March 11 at two o’clock at Caldwell-Linder Funeral Chapel. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Born December 17, 1864, at Plattsmouth, Mr. McCulloch was the son of Zetham and Elizabeth McCulloch. He was married in October 1898, at Plattsmouth to Katherine Ohlenhausen. She died in 1915.
Mr. McCulloch was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Fred of Chicago, Harry of Murray and a daughter, Mrs. Richard Gochenour of Plattsmouth. A brother, George, also survives. Caldwell-Linder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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