Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume Six, no. 4
Note: Burials in [square brackets] were entered after the 1984 publication by Douglas Co. coordinator based on submissions by family members.
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Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE
ELK CITY CEMETERY, Elkhorn Precinct, Douglas County, NE
To locate: turn west at the Methodist Church in Elk City and proceed about 1/2 mile. Land for the cemetery was purchased from Morrice W.E. PURCHASE and his wife, Electa A., on 11 Dec. 1885. Articles of incorporation had been drafted 26 Oct. 1885.
Mrs. Eugene FRYE of Arlington, NE, is the present custodian of the records. NOTE: That was in 1984!
My great grandfather Richard MORRIS and great grandmother Dianna (Dinah) HARRIS MORRIS are buried in this cemetery; he has a tombstone, she does not. It is also the burial place of Richard's brother, John MORRIS, and members of his family. Richard and Dianna had 10 children, and it is believed that two who died young are interred here but no records have been found to prove their deaths. Richard purchased a lot on 19 November 1886, but the Association Records for that time do not indicate any burials on the lot.
Mrs. FRYE advises the early records were very poorly kept and because of my personal interest in this cemetery I have attempted to gather additional information regarding burials with emphasis on those without tombstones who were buried in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I have used the original association records, burial permits, a scrapbook, and area newspapers (made available to me) to compile the following information. Newly acquired burial information is shared with the association.
From materials in Mrs. FRYE'S possession I copied these "Record of Assessments" pertaining to the lot owners. The information was copied as it appeared in the original book --- with crossed out names and addresses --- and with later additions of names and addresses.Date of issue Name Jan. 14, 1901 C.P. ACKERMAN (Albion, NE) Jan. 17, 1895 (Ann) Geo. APPLEBY (Valley) Jan. 16, 1893 Elizabeth AYERS (Valley) Jan. 6, 1886 Silas AUSTIN Jan. 18, 1901 J.M. ABRAHAM (Valley) May 10, 1901 J.M. ABRAHAM (Valley) May 19, 1905 C.J. ANDERSON (Arlington) Aug. 7, 1905 Chas. ABRAHAM (Neligh, NE) Dec. 15, 1905 Wm. ALEXANDER (Valley) Feb. 14, 1907 Mrs. A.B. APPLEBY (Will) Feb. 16, 1899 Clarence BENDLE Nov. 23, 1895 A.J. BARTLETT May (?) 27, 1893 Chas. BARNES May 6, 1892 F. J. BESSEY (Washington) Feb. 3, 1890 L.C. BROWN Apr. 6, 1886 John BRYANT June 18, 1888 Mrs. Ester BESSEY March 30, 1886 M. BALLANGER ____ 18, 1901
BUTTERWORTH& CORRIGAN (Huntington Park, CA) June 20, 1902 Peter BROWN Oct. 10, 1886 Geo. BEAN (Mrs. Ida VanAlst) June 11, 1894 P. BLAKESLEY Oct. 7, 1887 S.S. BLANCHARD Nov. 3, 1889 J.M. BILLITER Dec. 3, 1895 BILLITER & STONER July 6, 1903 Mrs. Flora BAEZEALE (Thomas) June 10, 1903 D.R. BAYLOR July 28, 1906 Steffen BROCK June 15, 1908 A.E. BURKE (Valley) --- 12, 1915 Carolina BOHL ( BenningtonIrvington) ----, 1909 Mrs. P.A. ANDERSON (Bennington) 1907 Arthur ABRAHAM Jan. 15, 1900 John COOPER Oct. 26, 1895 Anna COMPTON (A.E. CHINK) Jan. 8, 2896 M.C. CARMAN Apr. 7, 1886 Hiram CULP Nov. 29, --- Stephen CARPENTER (Valley) Apr. 8, 1895 F.J. COMPTON Oct. 20, 1894 Lee CONCANNON June 9, 1902 R.J. COCKING
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Elk City Cemetery continued:Oct. 12, 1904 Chris CHRISTENSEN (S.A. Sterling, Herrick, S.D.) Aug. 14, 1907 E.J. CASSELL (Myrtle) July 26, 1912 Putman CULP may 24, 1894 Geo. DREXEL Apr. 18, 1896 Wm. J. DEE ---- 10, 1895 John DECKER (Mrs. Kate) (Rosedale) Jan. 6, 1902 James F. DECKER May 27, 1887 C.S. DECKER (Henry DECKER, RFD 5, West Point) ------------ A.R. DODSON May 15, 1888 Theo. DONSHESKI Aug. 23, 1904 Walter EMMS (Benson, route 2) Oct. 8, 1891 D.H. FITCH (?Congress St., Los Angeles, CA) April 22, 1903 J.H. FULLER July 3, 1903 WM. J. FRYE Oct. 1, 1905 Ora FITCH (Arlington) March 9, 1907 James FRYE Oct. 22, 1909 L.P. FITCH Jan. 14, 1916 E.H. FLESHER (RFD 3, Fremont, NE) Feb. 21, 1920 G. FLESHER (RFD 3, Fremont, NE) March 19, 1898 M.G. GROVER Nov. 16, 1897 G.W. GELSTON Apr. 24, 1897 Frank GELSTON Dec. 4, 1894 H.E. GAINES April 30, 1897 A.M. GAINES ------------ H.L. GAINES July 2, 1892 A.C. GAINES (907 N. Clarkson, Fremont) March 3, 1889 Mrs. I. GIBBS (Clark) April 7, 1886 H.A. GRAY [July 27, 1880 James GUGIN age 60 yrs] April 17, 1886 John GUGIN Sept. 20, 1902 Jacob GROAT Oct. 18, 1903
Mrs. KateGIBBONS Feb. 26, 1907 Mrs. Lucy GAINES Jan. 31, 1907 Herbert GELN Dec. 1, 1910 H.F. GAYTON April 9, 1915 Newton GAINES Dec. 22, 1890 Geo. HAAS April 5, 1886 H.M. HUNTER (notify Florence COLLINS, Gillett, Wyo.) March 25, 1887 John HANNAH (Grand Rapids) May 30, 1901 Chas. R. HAWES April 2, 1908 E.S. HOPPOCK Oct. 29, 1914 Julia M. HARKINS (Rt. 3, Perry, Okla.) Nov. 20, 1910 N.P. HOLLENBACK (% Roy ABRAHAM) Dec. 4, 1897 John JOHNSON Oct. 18, 1889 J.A. JACKSON Oct. 6, 1894 Nels JOHNSON Dec. 12, 1904 Mrs. Levi JOHNSON Sept. 28, 1916 Ida KERSTETTER ------------- D. KEPLAR ------------- D.C. KERR March 5, 1887 J.F. KIRKPATRICK ---- 7, 1886 John KNOX Oct. 15, 1901 A.P. KNAPP July 25, 1911 William KERR (Bennington) Dec. 30, 1911 Claus KUEHL ---- 3, 1913 Mrs. LAMBRECHT July 7, 1903 H.F. LEFFINGWELL May 23, 1894 M.P. LYONS (Hal) Sept. 2, 1887 Douglas LOCK IAN April 6, 1886 A.Z. LEACH (Stillwall, Kans.) Jan. 1, 1902 Arthur LEFFINGWELL ------------ JohnL. LAUTENSCHLAKER (Mary) (Palmer, NE) April 12, 1886 H.A. LOCKWOOD June 16, 1906 Geo. W. LEACH (Bennington)
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Elk City Cemetery continued:Nov. 19, 1913 Lillie McNEILL Nov. 7, 1899 H.H. MORRIS (Waterloo) July 14, 1894 J.R. MOORE Feb. 16, 1898 James MACTIER Sept. 2, 1889 G.W.L. MITCHELL (--- Liddie, 516, E. 22 Univ. Place) Nov. 19, 1886 Richard MORRIS July 1, 1903 WM. MURLEY [husb of Mary Ann] Nov. 3, 1897 Grace MORRIS April 12, 1886 A. McGARACK Mar. 7, 1907 Hans MOELLER May 2, 1907 Geo. MANSFIELD [Sept. 1925 Mary Ann Gugin Johnson MURLEY] Nov. 19, 1897 E.C. NEAL (Mrs. BULLOCK) (Geo. BULLOCK, Winslow, NE) July 6, 1915
J.H. NEAL(pd by John NEAL) Nov. 6, 1909 George MITCHELL Jr. Nov. 6, 1909 Jos. NOBES Aug. 16, 1886 Wm. OSBORN Oct. 15, 1887 Geo. OSTLER Feb. 24, 1914 Wm. POWERSJuly 3, 1887 Aug. PAASH Nov. 28, 1887 Flick PEANEY Jan. 18, 1899 W.G. PURCHASE April 7, 1886 P. PURCHASE Dec. 26, 189- Geo. PALMATIER Feb. 24, 1914 WM. POWERS Oct. 6, 1917 Pauline PETERS April 17, 1918 Jacob PETERS July 6, 1915 Mrs. J.H. NEAL July 25, 1895 John QUINN (Williams, CA) Nov. 8, 1691 Wm. QUINN ------, 1899 F.R. RAMSER July 20, 1898 James REVEL March 8, 1893 Fred RENARD April 7, 1886 Pheby J. RYAN April 5, 1886 Martin RICHARDSON Nov. 29, 1889 Frank REICHARDS (Valley) July 21, 1899 Ella SAMSON (S.M. BALDWIN, Arlington, NE,) Sept. 2, 1897 C.H. SWIHART (Bloomfield) July 16, 1897 Alice SAMSON (Mrs. FOUTS, Valley) July 16, 1897 Dave SAMSON (Notify Louis C. SAMSON, Odessa, Wash.) July 22, 1889 Samuel SAMSON July 27, 1897 C.F. SCHRADER (H. GRADERT, Bennington, NEI) Dec. 13, 1890 WM. SCOTT (Turley, Okla.) Oct. 16, 1890 J.W. SHUMAKER May 6, 1901 Geo. G. SHARPE (2437 Pinkney St.) April --, 1886 Win. B. SHERWOOD Jr. May 28, 1888 Mrs, I. STREET Sept. 8, 1886 1. STREET Jan. 14, 1886 Pete SIMPSON ------------ L.D. SMITH June 12, 1915 E.M. SAMSON March 10, 1917 Herman SCHMIDT Aug. 26, 1901 Geo. R. TABLER Aug. 10, 1898 Wm. TOZIER Jan. 28, 1901 Wm. R. TURNER Jan. 7, 1886 WM. R. TURNER Feb. 11, 1892 S.J. TALCOTT March 26, 1906 Mrs. Geo. H. TABLER Nov. 16, 1909 A.G. THOMPSON May 12, 1921 Mrs. E. TALLMAN (1305 N. H St., Fremont) Dec. 26, 1896 Sam. Van SCYOC (John KOERBER, Norfolk) May 13, 1893 Ida VanAlst Jan. 2, 1890 Geo. E. WARREN (Chas. MARTIN, Benson) Jan. 10, 1893 Omar WHITNEY (E.P.)
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Elk City Cemetery continued:Sept. 21, 1894 Z.T. WILCOX (M.S. CRAIG) Nov. 9, 1888 Thomas WOLLEN April 6, 1886 S.S. WILT April 7, 1886 O.A. WOLCOTT Oct. 25, 1887 Elias WOLLEN April 5, 1886 I.F. WEAVER (JUNGBLUTH) Feb. 26, 1907 Lafe WATERMAN Dec. 25, 1910 Herman WEISE (Bennington) (2 entries this date) March 30, 1914 Mrs. Jasper WHEATON (%Mrs. J.A. BRYAN) Sept. 21, 1914 Mary A. McCLAIN (%Mrs. Flora CLANCY,
237 John St., 410 Gordon St., Humboldt, NE) April 7, 1886 J.N. ZIMMER April 28, 1916 Thos. MERRYWEATHER April 28, 1916 Robt. MERRYWEATHER Jan. 29, 1918 Fannie OLIVER (RFD 3 Castle Ford, Idaho) Feb. 25, 1918 Henry LAMB Dec. 19, 1918 W.H. MERRYWEATHER May 22, 1919 Geo. A. SAMSON Oct. 26, 1921 C.E. LEE Sept. 5, 1922 Lewis KEMP
The following information was taken from Burial Permits. These permits were usually dated about 2 days after the death date. (Burial permits were copied in April 1980 so I have information on those who were buried after the Great Omaha Gen. Society had copied the cemetery in July 1976 to April 1960, but that information is not included here.) There were no tombstones for the following when GOGS copied this cemetery.
- Anna APPLEBY died Elkhorn, age 81, February 26, 1923
- Thos. APPLEBY died Elkhorn, age 73, February 27, 1923
- Elvira BOLAND died Omaha, age 44 yrs. 4 mo. 24 days, August 6, 1924
- Celia BROWN, age 91, 1 mo. 22 (or 12) days, March 9, 1922
- Emma L. COMPTON died Elk City, age 77, February 24, 1923
- Anna FAYE died Fremont, November 10, 1965
- Green B. FLESCHER permit issued January 7, 1925
- Arthur Hirum JOHNSON died Chico, Butte Co., California, August 23, 1972. Cremated. Born March 18, 1890
- Robert Norman KEMP babe found dead in his bed, issued Sept. 5 (?), 1922
- Mary Margaret LANG, age 65 yrs, 2 mo. 26 days, March 27, 1921
- Etta Jane McLUHRS died Waterloo, age 4 mo., November 9, 1926
- Stealla May McGINNISS died Cheyenne, Wyo., age 53, August 6, 1922. Burial permit issued Fremont, Dodge Co., Nebraska
- Harry MERRYWEATHER died Omaha, February 20, 1965
- Mary Ann MORLEY, age 70, permit issued September 21, 1931
- Eleanor SHARPE died Omaha, June 26, 1962
- George Edwin WARREN, age 83 yrs. 2 mo, 22 days, March 10, 1921
- Rosa WIESE issued March 30, 1925
As previously stated a scrapbook and area newspapers (available to me) were also used to gather this information. I will continue searching the old newspapers for obits as time permits. Most of the following obits were taken from the WATERLOO WEEKLY GAZETTE but other area newspapers were also used. Many of the clippings in the scrapbook were undated and did not indicate the name of the newspaper. These obits are all that I have found at the present time (January 1983) on the early burials. There are tombstones for some but for many there are none. Obits that do not state where the person was buried were copied from the Elkhorn City or Elk City news section in the papers. (I am not sure of the date the town's name was changed. When the cemetery was incorporated in 1885 the minutes read "Elkhorn City", however, the 1885 Atlas of Nebraska lists the name as Elk City.) This information should be helpful to others searching for their families in this area - especially if no tombstone marks their grave.
19 August 1881: Mr. PETERSON died on Saturday last near Waterloo. An old Danish man. He recently came to this country. His family is not here. He was buried on Sunday at Elkhorn City Cemetery.
17 February 1882: The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles DOWLING of Elkhorn City died. Burial on the 10th.
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Elk City Cemetery continued:
24 February 1882: The little girl of Mr. & Mrs. WEAVER of Elkhorn City died on the 22nd of Feb.
3 March 1882: Cora, 16 month old dau. of Mr. & Mrs. WEAVER of Elkhorn City died on 23 Feb.
2 June 1882: Johnny ABRAM, over 7 years old, drowned in the Rawhide on Wednesday last. He was the son of John ABRAM. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery. Rev. WINTERS conducted the services at the Elkhorn City schoolhouse.
5 August 1881: Ross AUSTIN, 3 month 21 day old son of S. & Carrie AUSTIN, died on Saturday, 31 July 1881. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery.
20 April 1900: Waldo, only son of Mr. & Mrs. McCOY died Thursday last. Funeral conducted by Rev. ANTRIM in M.E. Church in Elk City.
19 July 1895: Ed STONER's infant son, age 1 yr. 1 mo., died at Arlington on Tuesday. Remains brought home and buried on Wednesday.
29 Sept. 1895: Mr. & Mrs. John MURRY lost little son last week.
24 July 1896: Mrs. JACKSON, aged 87, of Elk City buried last Monday.
18 Sept. 1896: Evans, 5 yr. old son of Mr. & Mrs. William PURCHASE, died Tuesday, the 15th. 3 other children are not ill.
16 April 1897: The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. G.H. CARRIER was buried last Friday. (news item dated 12 April.)
8 Sept. 1899: Mary OSBORN, wife of Arthur OSBORN of this place, died Monday, 28 Aug. at home of her father, Lewis CHRISTENSEN. She was his only daughter. She leaves husband, father, 2 brothers.
3 Nov. 1899: W.J. BROWN died on Monday. Funeral on Wednesday.
16 May 1902: Geo. CHRISTIANSON & wife lost their little baby last week. Child was sickly since birth.
--- Lee CONCANNON died prior January 1900. (Information from obit of wife, Mrs. Florence QUINN.)
June 13, 1902: Rev. COCKING of Purple Cane brought their little baby to Elk City to be buried on Monday. Two of the children have whooping cough; baby died on Saturday & the older girl so sick the mother could not accompany the father to the burial.
26 July 1895: The little son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank DEAN of Omaha was buried here on Tuesday.
19 April 1895: The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. John DECKER died Tuesday, the 9th. Buried on on Wednesday at Elk City Cemetery.
24 April 1896: Mr. & Mrs. Wm. J. DEE of Elk City buried their infant at that place last Sunday.
19 April 1901: Grandma FAY died Wednesday. Interment Elk City Cemetery. Roxanna POST was born in Lower Canada on 1 March 1808. She joined the Baptist Church when young. Married 15 Feb. 1827 to Israel FAY, a Baptist minister. They had 10 children, 5 boys & 5 girls. All are dead except Mrs. Betsy DAKENS, Douchester, Ontario, Canada and Mrs. Jennie CARRIGAN of Waterloo. Mr. & Mrs. FAY went to Kansas in 1859. He is buried at Burlington, Kans. She came to Waterloo in 1874 and here joined the Christian Church. She died 17 April at home of Mrs. CARIGAN & Miss BUTTERWORTH. Aged 93 yrs, 1 mo. 16 days.
30 April 1897: Mr. & Mrs. Frank GELSTON of Elk City buried their 2 yr. old daughter at Elk City Cem. on Sunday.
19 Nov. 1897: George W. GELSTON died Monday, 15 Nov., aged 67 yrs. Burn (sic) in Marlborough, Conn. on 5 July 1830. Spent his boyhood there & at East Haddam, Conn. In late '50's went to Iowa where he drove a stage. he came to Nebr. as driver & landlord for same company, Western Stage. He married 4 Sept. '62 to Miss Mary WILKENING of Fontenelle, Neb. In 1867 he purchased farm at Elk City where he resided until his death. Leaves a wife & 9 children, 7 sons live at Elk City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna CLAPP of Gordon, Neb, & Mrs. Emma ROHNER of Belgrade, Neb.
2 May 1902: Hugh HANNON died at home of daughter, Mrs. J.C. COOPER of Elk City on Monday, 28 April, aged 81 yrs. 11 mo. 13 days. Born in Co. of Sligo, Parish of Killglass, Ireland, on 15 May 1820. At age 12 went to Quebec, Canada. In 1848 removed to near Laffeyette, Ind. in 1851 to Milford, Ill, where he made his home until coming to live with daughter. Father of 7, 2 survive. Funeral at COOPER home on 30 May with Rev. ASTON of Waterloo officiating. Burial Elk City Cam.
12 March 1900: The son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph JUNGBLUTH died last Tuesday. Interment at Elk City Cem. on Thursday.
10 May 1901: Mrs. LEACH, mother of Albert & Ernest LEACH, who live 4 miles north of Elkhorn, died last Wednesday, 1 May at home of daughter, Mrs, O.T. GREER in Hamilton Co. this state. Funeral at home of sons last Sunday with burial at Elk city Cem. She was 80 yrs. Her husband died in 1876. 4 sons & 4 daughters survive. 3 other children have been dead for some years.
3 Jan. 1902: One of the twin babies of Mr. & Mrs. LEFFINGWELL died Tuesday night. The other is very low. Funeral at Elk City yesterday. Mother is daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John GRAFF.
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Elk City Cemetery continued:
21 Feb. 1902: The twin baby aged 5 mos. of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur LEFFINGWELL died Saturday. Rev. PICKETT held service at house. Burial on Monday at Elk City beside other twin who died the day before New Year's.
Arthur LEFFINGWELL died at age 74 in an Omaha hospital on 2 May 1944. He & his brother Charley operated a saw mill for years before going to Omaha. He lived many years in Waterloo area. His wife died about 20 yrs. ago & for 18 yrs. lived with his daughter, Mrs, Dewey BURNISON. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Earl TRULLINGER of Waterloo; Mrs. Elwood BELL, Mrs. William TUTTLE, Mrs. Clifford BAKER & Mrs. Dewey BURNISON all of Omaha. Burial Elk City Cem.
4 July 1902: Mrs. H.A. LOCKWOOD was killed by a freight train. She & husband on way to dau. Mrs. Hascall HICKSON. Services at Elk City & remains to Elk City Cem. The Rebekah Lodge assisted with services. Rev. E. ASTON officiated. Launie JONES LOCKWOOD was born in New Hampshire on 19 Sept. 1851. Came to Iowa when young. married on 6 Oct. 1870 to H.A. LOCKWOOD. They removed to Douglas Co. about 22 yrs. ago. 5 children, 4 boys & 1 girl. 1 boy died. Those living: Charlie, Frank, Fred & Mrs. Belle HICKSON. She was 50 yrs 8 mo. 9 days.
Frank E. LOCKWOOD, 68, night watchman at Waterloo, died Sunday at his home. Survivors: wife, Cora; sons, Carl, Earl & LeRoy (Pete) all of Waterloo; Ralph in Calif.; daughter in Elk City; Stepson Ray BARTHEL, Chicago; step daughter, Mrs. W.B. JENSEN, Fremont; sister, Mrs. Rascal HICKSON, Valley. Services from Methodist Church at Elk City & burial in the cemetery there.
31 July 1896: Mr. LOMBARD of Elk City died on Wednesday last & buried at that place yesterday. He was in his 89th year.
22 June 1900: W.J. McNAMARA died on Saturday. Leaves a wife & 2 small children. Member of MWA. Services at the home on Monday with Rev. ANTRIM. Burial Elk City.
Mrs. Harry MERRYWEATHER (Retta HARTFORD) was born 7 March 1882, 2 miles south of Valley and died 15 Feb. 1944 in Omaha. United in marriage on 30 March 1905 to Harry MERRYWEATHER at Fremont. At age 16 joined Waterloo Christian Church & later the Valley Baptist. A dau., Mrs. Bernice SHARPE of Oakland, Calif. had been here & just returned home when her mother died. Loving hand of her family administered her during her last days. Burial at Elk City Cem. (Many listed as attending furneral.)
Henry Harrison MORRIS died in Omaha at home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell (Eva) PARK. He lived in Douglas Co. & Waterloo for 66 yrs. Services at Waterloo with burial at Elk City Cem. Survivors: sons, Leonard A. & Fred of Omaha; daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) STOTTS, Brule, Iowa, Mrs. Fred (Nettie) Markert, Omaha & Mrs. PARK. Brothers: Louis, Waterloo; George, Oregon; Richard, Upland, Neb.; Frank, Genoa; sister, Mrs. Ed SUTTER, Columbus. 7 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. (Born 1863, died 1940. Married to Laura BROWN.) (Son of Richard & Dianna HARRIS MORRIS.)
Richard MORRIS born 17 July 1835 at Stilesville, Ind., died 29 Feb. 1908, aged 72 yrs 8 mo 13 days. Burial Elk City Cem. Married 15 July 1861 to Dianna HARRIS in Missouri. 8 children: Mrs. Nancy McKEE, Knox Co.; H(enry) H. of Waterloo; Frank of Valley; Louis E.; Waterloo; Richard, Franklin Co.; Mrs. Florence DONAHOO, Blaine Co.; George W., Waterloo; Mrs. Polly SUTTER, Valley. 35 grandchildren. (2 children died previously)
Mrs. Richard MORRIS died at home of her son, Frank MORRIS, at Genoa, Nebr. on Tuesday, 4 June 1935. Before her marriage she was Dinah HARRIS & was born in Mahaska Co., Iowa, 16 August 1844. At her death she was 90 yrs. 9 mos. 19 days. (Same survivors as above, except Nancy McKEE.) Funeral was held at Elk City, interment at Elk City Cemetery.
William POWERS born 10 June 1858 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa died 4 Feb. 1942, aged 83 yrs. Son of Thomas & Bridget POWERS and was 1 of 6 children. Grew to manhood at Mount Pleasant and moved to Valley, Neb. area where he lived for over 60 yrs. Married 9 March 1897 at Omaha to Jenny McDUFFEE of Waterloo. They had 9 children, 5 daughters & 4 Sons. He was preceded in death by wife, 3 sons & 1 dau. During Christmas holiday he journeyed to Mt. Pleasant to attend funeral of his brother. Survivors: 4 daus, Mrs. Walter LARSEN, Omaha; Mrs. Harvey OHM, Yutan; Mrs. Orville WELLS, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Clarence SMITH, Valley; 1 son, Hubert of Valley; 1 stepson, James MCDUFEE of Fremont; 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Archie BROWN, Lingle, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; 2 bros.: John of Los Angeles, Calif.; Tom of Torrington, Wyo.; 1 sister, Maggie POWERS of Davenport, Iowa.
5 Jan. 1900: Mrs. Florence QUINN died at home of her sister, Mrs. Geo. MERRYWEATHER, in the presence of her parents, brother & Sisters. Funeral on Saturday. Remains to Elk City Cem. beside grave of her first husband, Lee CONCANNON. Rev. EGGLESTON officiated.
6 Oct. 1899: Tuesday of last week the 3 yr. old dau. of Mrs. Florence ROOT fell into a tub of boiling water and died some hours later. Services at ME Church with Rev. John BUTTS conducting services. Remains to Elk City Cemetery.
5 March 1897: Mr. & Mrs. Frank SAMPSON buried their infant child at Elk City on Tuesday last.
30 July 1697: Mrs. SCHRADER aged 77 yrs. died in Washington Co. where she lived many years. She is the mother of Mr. W.A. SOAMES. Burial Elk City Cemetery.
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Elk City Cemetery continued:
24 April 1896: The 18 mo. old child of Mr. & Mrs. L.D. SMITH, who live north of the Rawhide, drowned last Sunday. Remains buried at Elk City on Monday.
7 June, 1935: John STILES died at Clearview Home on 30 May 1935. He was born in Slides, Ger. and was 76 yrs. 10 mo. 1 day at time of his death. He came to Nebr. about 40 yrs. ago. He married Susan SCOTT in August 1898. She died 27 Jan. 1915 at Colorado Springs, Colo. He has no blood relations in this country. Mrs. Cora SHERWOOD of Elk City is a step daughter. Services on Sat. at Elk City church, interment in Elk City Cem
Thomas Z. WAITE of Omaha died Sunday, 29 Dec. 1940, aged 51 yrs. Interment at Elk City. Leaves wife, Barbara; brother, Clair of Buffalo, N.Y., sister, Mrs. Nellie ROBERTS of Albion, N.Y.
Dec. 7, 1900: Grandmother WILCOX died 3 Dec. aged 84 yrs. 2 mos. 28 days. She died at home of daughter, Mrs. Wm. TURNER at Elk City, Services at Methodist Church, interment at Elk City Cem. Rev. EGGLESTON officiating. George JOHNSON took hearse & had charge of the burial.
21 Feb. 1902: Lot ABRAHAM died suddenly on Wednesday morning.
28 Feb. 1902: Lot William A13RAHAM born 18 Nov. 1865 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died 19 Feb, 1902, age 36 yrs, 3 mo. 1 day. He moved with his parents to Douglas Co., Neb., in March 1881. Leaves father, 4 brothers & I sister. Member of MWA at Elk City.
10 May 1901: Mrs. John ABRAHAM died on Friday, May 3, at her home 4 miles south of Valley. Services at house on Sunday. Interment Elk City Cemetery. Wife of John A. ABRAHAM, a prominent farmer. Leaves husband & 6 children.
17 May 1901: Mrs. Catherine ABRAHAM died at age 58 yrs. 7 mos. Catherine BARTLETT was born 3 Oct. 1842 in Rush Co., Ind. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, with parents in 1854. Married 5 Feb. 1865 to John M. ABRAHAM. Baptised 15 Sept. 1878 at Mt. Pleasant in First Baptist Church. In Spring of 1881 removed to Nebraska. They had 6 sons & 1 dau. One son drowned after arriving in Nebr. Beside husband & family she leaves 1 sister, Mrs. O.E. HAGEN of Arlington, Nebr. & 1 bro., Jesse D. BARTLETT of Mt. Pleasant. She was laid beside her child at Elk City Cemetery.
Charles H. ALLISON was born 27 Nov. 1880 at Chariton, Iowa, died 8 Jan. 1943 at Valley, aged 62 yrs. 1 mo. 12 days. Married to Anna Maue GRAF on 1 April 1905 in Fremont. Survived by wife; stepson, Gerald GRAF; foster son, PFC. Carl G. ALLISON with Armed Forces in No. Africa; 1 sister, Mrs. A.J. HEADLEY OF Waterloo; 4 brothers, Harvey & Ira of Omaha, Pearl of Denver & Bert of Grand Island. Also many nieces and & nephews. 2 sisters preceded him in death, Mrs. Addie M. FORBES & Mrs. Cora V. HEADLEY. (Many relatives attended & are listed.) Burial at Elk City Cemetery.
26 March 1897: George APPLEBY died on Wed. last. He had been an invalid for years. A pioneer of Douglas Co. Leaves a large circle of relatives & friends.
Mrs. Anna B. APPLEBY died Monday, 4 Aug., aged 89, at her home in Selma, CA. She married in 1878 Thomas APPLEBY of Elk City. Graveside services at Elk City Cemetery. Survivors: sons, Thomas C. of Selma, CA, Charles A. of Serna, CA, William J. of Lyons. She came to Omaha in 1862, then married, and in 1890 returned to Omaha to take nurse's training. Formerly lived at Nebr. Masonic Home at Plattsmouth. Mrs. Tom APPLEBY accompanied the body from CA and is a guest of Mr. & Mrs. Herman APPLEBY.
Mrs. W.J. APPLEBY (Margaret Eleanor ALLEN) was born 15 Sept 1884 at farm home of parents near David City, Nebr. At age 15 came to this area. Married 24 Jan. 1904 to William APPLEBY of Elk City and they bad 3 sons. She became member of Methodist Church at Elk City in 1916. She died Tues. morning, 9 Feb. 1943, aged 58 yrs. Survivors: husband; 2 sons, Herman of Arlington & Harold of Bennington; 5 brothers, Lee of Goodland, Kans., Ezra of Torrington, Wyo., Del, Ora & Louis of Van Tassel, Wyo.; 1 sister, Mrs. George TABLER of Hershey, Nebr. 1 son, Claude, preceded her in death in 1911. (Long list of relatives & friends who attended.)
29 Nov. 1695: Mrs. Ida BARTLETT died 22 Nov., age 18 yrs. Leaves husband & child a few months old. Died at home of her mother, Mrs. John MORRIS. Remains laid to rest by her father & sister at Elk city Cemetery.
24 Nov. 1899; Mrs. E.A. BESSEY, an Elk City pioneer, died on Thurs., 16 Nov. at home of son, F.J. BESSEY. She was born in NY State & came to Nebr. with her husband in 1866. Her husband died 15 yrs. ago & is buried at Elk City Cemetery. She was in her 62nd year. Mother of 11 children, 9 living.
18 July 1902: "Grandma" BROWN died at home of son, Peter BROWN, on Sunday, 13 July. Mrs. Jas. H. BROWN was born in England 2 June 1824, moved to Canada & there married Jas. BROWN on 15 Nov. 1832. They had 12 children, 8 living. She was a member of the L.D.S. Church for 32 years. Aged 78 yrs. 1 mo. 23 days.
23 May 1902: Chas. BROWN, the carpenter who suffered with cancer of the face, died in Omaha on Monday. Remains to Elk City Cem.
2 April, 1897: The funeral of John BRYANT was held at Elk City last Tues. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph GIBBONS attended.
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Elk City Cemetery continued:
16 Aug. 1895: William HOWARD, son of Mr. & Mrs. Marlin C. CARMAN (or CARMON), died Aug. 10, 1895, aged 14 mos. Funeral at Free Meth. Church in Elk City on Sunday the 11th.
Mr. BESSEY. Wife's Obit dated 24 NOV. 1899 says her husband died 15 years ago and is buried at Elk City Cemetery. (Mrs. 'Ester' BESSEY purchased a lot on 18 June 1888.)
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