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Andrew Gustaf Dahlberg, 1862-1941
Gus Dahlberg Instantly Killed in Accident Monday – Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fairdale Methodist church – The life of one of the community’s most respected and beloved citizens was snuffed out in a terrible accident at Grand Island Monday evening about 5 o’clock when Gus Dahlberg was struck by some railroad cars and killed instantly. The accident happened near the Grand Island Livestock Commission company yards. After being struck Mr. Dahlberg’s body was dragged about 80 feet and mutilated as the cars rolled across and beyond the north side of Fourth street. The conductor, F.G. Bryan, who was riding the first car of the string which were being switched saw Mr. Dahlberg just at the moment as he stepped in the way of the cars and made an attempt to push him in the clear but was unable to do so. Mr. Dahlberg had made the trip to Grand Island in company with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oakeson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sonderup. They were waiting for him in their car after he had gone over to a lunch room presumably to buy some ice cream bars. Hall county attorney, L. A. Holmes and Sheriff Dan Sanders were notified and they visited the scene.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 9, 1941

Last Rites are Conducted For A. G. Dahlberg – Beloved Citizen Laid to Rest on Thursday with Hundreds Attending the Services – Relatives, friends and neighbors paid their final respects to A. G. Dahlberg at funeral services conducted at 1:30 o’clock from the home and at 2 o’clock from Fairdale Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Officiating ministers were the church pastor, Rev. V. R. Bell and Rev. O. W. Strombom of Wallace, Neb., former pastor. Burial was in the church yard cemetery with McIntyre Mortuary in charge. A quartet from St. Paul Methodist church composed of Mrs. Seth Olesen, Mrs. Ralph Zlomke, Harry Lingford and William Harvey sang these hymns: Under His Wings, What A Friend We Have in Jesus and They Will Be Done. Active pallbearers were Oscar Oakeson, Fred Frost, Paul Andersen, George Jacobson, Ernest Schow and Roy Larsen. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Berggren, Julius Berggren, Leonard Larson, August Larson and J. C. Wilson. OBITUARY – Andrew Gustaf Dahlberg was born in Norra Harene, Skarabors lan, Vastergotland, Sweden, November 15, 1862 and died at Grand Island, Neb., October 6, 1941 at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Sweden and came to America at the age of 18 years and after having spent several years in Ida County, Ia., where he became an American citizen he moved to Pueblo, Colo. He came to Nebraska a little before the turn of the century and located on the farm where he has since resided. On November 10, 1902 he was united in marriage to Hulda Haggstrom to which union seven children were born: Herman of Norfolk, Neb., Clarence of Hollandale, Minn., Mrs. Norman LaPage of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Charles Napoli of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Arnold Johnson and Miss Anna of Omaha, Neb., all of whom with the bereaved mother and wife and three grandsons survive him. Mr. and Mrs. Lenas Rydberg, a nephew and niece, are the only other immediate relatives living in America. A son, Gustaf Reuben, died in infancy. Mr. Dahlberg was one of the early settlers in the Fairdale community and when the Methodist church was organized under the leadership of Rev. Peter Munson in 1898 he became a charter member and in his modest and unassuming manner labored tirelessly in its behalf until the time of his untimely death. His steady, even temper and unfailing integrity won for him a host of friends. Of him it can truly be said: “To know him was to be his friend.” CARD OF THANKS – Neighbors and friends were very gracious to us during the sad hours following the tragic death of our beloved husband and father. The many kind services extended and the beautiful floral tributes have been a great source of comfort to us during this trying hour. Please accept our sincere thanks. Mrs. A. G. Dahlberg and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 16, 1941

A. M. Daily, 1884-1948
A. M. Daily Passes on Wednesday, May 5 – A. M. Daily, 64, former livestock buyer and car dealer, died at his home in Scotia Wednesday evening, May 5. He was born north of Horace April 24, 1884. Funeral services were held at the Scotia Methodist church Saturday afternoon, May 8.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 13, 1948

Theresa Gertrude (Carlson) Dailey, 1907-1934
Obituary of Mrs. Ralph Dailey – Theresa Gertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Carlson, was born at Wolbach, Nebraska on October 6, 1907 and departed this life at the Marion Dunn hospital in Arnold, Nebr., September 17, 1934 at the age of 26 years, 11 months and 11 days. She received baptism in infancy in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at O’Conner, Nebr. On February 20, 1931 she was united in marriage to Ralph B. Dailey at St. John’s Catholic church at Stapleton, Nebraska. Theresa moved with her parents from Wolbach in 1924 to Logan county in a rural community adjacent to Arnold. This community has been her home since, with the exception of a short residence in Fort Morgan, Colorado and Gordan, Nebr. She was a member of the graduating class of 1926 L. C. H. S. She was an accomplished musician and very active in her community life. She was a member of the T. A. G. girls club of Arnold, the Alumni association of the Logan County High School and P. T. A. of Logan. Theresa was a kind and devoted wife, daughter and sister and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her death besides her devoted husband and parents, three sisters, Mrs. Glen Myers, Mrs. Harold Strasburg and Miss Olivia Carlson; twin brothers Harry and Johnnie and Arthur Carlson; two nieces, seven nephews and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Thursday morning September 20, 1934 at 10:30 at the Arnold Catholic church with Father Keller of Anselmo in charge. Glenn Wonderley and Harry Knight of Anselmo were Alter boys. Pall bearers were five brothers of the husband, Earl, Claude, Burrel, Kenneth and William and Dean Kelley. Interment was in the Arnold cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends were: Mr. and Mrs. George Burt and son Harry, Pat Steenson and Mrs. James Steenson, Mrs. Anna Lewis and John Steenson of Wolbach; Mrs. John Nelson and Mrs. George Ferguson of Broken Bow; Mrs. Clarence Walker and son Bobby, Sheridan, Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dailey, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dailey, Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Daily, William, Burrell and Claude Dailey and Mrs. Lawrence Adams of North Platte; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frolkey, Mrs. Claude Lawson and Mrs. Earl Frolkey of Eddyville; Mrs. Eda Jenkins and Mrs. Arthur Flint of Stapleton, Nebr.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 4, 1934

Wellington E. Daily, 1921
WELLINGTON DAILY DIES AT HIS HOME IN SCOTIA – Wellington E. Daily died at 7:35 o’clock Sunday night at his home in Scotia. Death was due to a complication of heart trouble and Bright’s disease. He had been dangerously ill since last Wednesday. The funeral was held at the M. E. church in Scotia Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services at the grave were conducted by the Masonic lodge of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Daly (sic) was a pioneer settler of Greeley county. Forty-two years ago he homesteaded on what is now known as the John Wynn place, one mile southwest of Greeley. The family afterward moved to Parnell precinct. Three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Daily moved to Scotia to make their home. Besides the widow, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Bredthaurer, and four sons, Frank, Emery, Arthur and Earl. He leaves two brothers, E. G. Daily of Loup City and Milton Daily of Lincoln. Both will arrive this evening to attend the funeral. Mr. Daily was one of the pioneers who was held in the highest esteem.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 17, 1921

Frank G. Daudt 1851-1927
FRANK DAUDT CALLED BY DEATH TUESDAY MORNING Although the end had been momentarily expected for the past several days, the announcement of the death of Mr. Frank G. Daudt, which occurred at his home at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, caused a pang of sincere regret to be felt by his many friends. Death followed a long lingering illness, during all which time he bore his sufferings with unusual fortitude and patience. Mr. Frank G. Daudt was born on June 4, 1851, in Goerschnitz, Saxony, Germany. On June 3, 1873 he was united in marriage to Minnie Dhooss in Dhorsfield, Saxony. This union was blessed with six children, three have preceded their father in death. The family came to this country in 1880 and located at Grand Island, Nebraska. Three years later they moved to Greeley County, where they resided on a farm until 1905, from which time on they made Scotia their home. To Mr. and Mrs. Daudt it was given as it is given to but few – to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. This took place three years ago last June. At this time there was a family reunion and they received many congratulations from friends and fellow citizens. Those left to mourn his departure are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Lena Meidlinger , of Finlayson Minnesota, Mrs. Anna Grant, of Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. Clara Schuessler, of Grand Island, Nebraska. Also, twenty-four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Mr. F. Daudt was a communicant member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a firm believer in Christ as his personal Savior and Redeemer. During the last months of his intense suffering he often spoke the words of the Apostle Paul: “I desire to depart, and be with Christ: Which is far better.” Funeral services were at first planned to be held today, but have now been postponed until tomorrow. Services will be held from the residence at 1:45 and at 2:00 from the Lutheran Church. Rev. W. L. Ernstmeyer will officiate.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, March 31, 1927, pg. 1, column 1

John Henry Daudt, 1841-1926
JOHN HENRY DAUDT John Henry Daudt was born March 16, 1841 at Gerchniz Sachsen, in Vogland, Germany. In his infancy he was baptized in the name of the Triune God and later on he was confirmed and became a member of the Lutheran [church] in the old country. In the year 1862 he was united in marriage with Augusta nee Schaller who passed away in 1920. The deceased came to America in the year 1884 and made Scotia his home, later moving to Greeley Center where he spent his declining years. For the past eight months he was sick, at times very sick. But during all that time he bore patience. Friday morning he passed away, having reached the age of 85 years and 8 months. He leaves to mourn his death; five sons, Gustav, Herman, Bernhard, Paul and Emil, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Fuchs and Mrs. Selma Poscha (sic), one brother, Frank, twenty grand children and twelve great grand children. Funeral services in the German language, were held at Greeley, Sunday afternoon at 1:45 and in the English language at the Zion Lutheran Church at 3:00. Rev. W. L. Ernstmeyer officiating. Interment was made in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, December 23, 1926, pg. 4, column 2

Walter Daudt, 1894-1924
Obituary - Walter Daudt was born at Elsterberg, Saxony, November 19, 1894. Already in his infancy he was baptized and made a child of God thru the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. In May, 1902 he with the Daudt family, left Europe and came to Greeley Co., Nebraska, where they have made their home ever since. In the year 1913 Walter Daudt was confirmed at the Scotia Lutheran Church by Rev. Hellwege, thereby renewing his baptismal covenant, and promising to remain true to the Triune God and the Lutheran Church. When some years ago the call came for men to serve in the terrible devastating World War, Walter Daudt, in June 28, 1917, was one of the thousands of our boys who entered the service of his country. He was assigned to the Transportation and Medical Corps of the Army in which capacity he served his country to the best of his powers until his honorable discharge on Nov. 30, 1918. Not very long after his discharge he developed Tuberculosis and in Oct. 1922 entered the Weeks Hospital at Ord for medical treatment. Undergoing several serious operations, and not progressing as favorably as was wished for, he was transferred to his home on Oct. 8, 1923. Remaining there for three weeks, and it becoming apparent that his conditions demanded better medical treatment than was possible under the conditions at home, he was transferred to the U.S. Veteran's Hospital at Kansas City Missouri, where it was thought a cure might possibly be affected. Thinking a change of climate would be beneficial, he was on March 8, 1924 transferred to the U.S. Veteran's Hospital at New Haven, Conn., but it soon became apparent to medical officers that no hopes could be held out for his recovery. And finally, after intense sufferings, extended over a course of almost two years, the Lord graciously delivered him from his bed of pain and took him to Himself in heaven – as we firmly hope – on April 9, of this year. He reached the age of 29 years, 5 months, and 21 days. He leaves to mourn his early departure: his mother, four brothers, one sister and numerous friends among the Lutheran church and among the soldiers of the U.S. Army. May the death of Walter Daudt teach us all that important lesson that it is appointed unto men once to die, and after that the judgment. - CARD OF THANKS In this public manner we desire to express our thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during our sad hour. Especially we wish to thank the American Legion, the Walther League, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Horace Kensington for their beautiful floral offerings, and the band and the American Legion for the splendid service rendered. Mrs. Marie Daudt and Family.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Volume XXX, Thursday, April 17, 1924, pg. 1, column 2

Jess R. Davis, ca. 1891-1944
Former Wolbach Resident Dies – Wolbach relatives have received word of the death of Jess Davis at Casper, Wyo. Mr. Davis died in a hospital there following surgical treatment he underwent a week ago. Mr. Davis was born on a farm near Wolbach and was well known in this community. A brother, J. Manly Davis, lives in Grand Island. Mrs. Scott Barr left Sunday night to attend funeral services in Casper. She is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Davis.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Funeral Services For Jess R. Davis – Last rites for Jess R. Davis, native of Greeley county, were held in Casper, Wyo., last week. A Casper newspaper tells of Mr. Davis’ death as follows: Jess R. Davis, 53, died early Sunday morning at Memorial hospital after a week’s illness. The deceased was born northeast of Wolbach in Greeley county and attended school there. Twenty-six years ago he homesteaded on a farm at Greeley, Colo., and moved to Casper in 1923. He was employed by the Standard Oil company for a number of years and for the past few years had been employed by the city of Casper. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, of the family home, a daughter, Mrs. Lois Jackson, three grandchildren, Barbara, Robert and Kenneth Jackson, two brothers, J. Manly Davis of Grand Island and Guy Davis of Brush, Colo; three sisters, Mrs. Tima Best of Arnold, Neb., Mrs. Dessie Thompson of Snyder, Colo., and Mrs. Eva Miller of Centralia, Ill. He was a member of the Casper Eagles’ Lodge. Funeral services were held at the Bustard Funeral home Tuesday, January 4, 2 p.m., with Rev. H. Allison McHenry, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in the Highland cemetery. Relatives from out-of-town attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Davis of Brush, Colo., and Mrs. Scott Barr of Wolbach, Neb.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 13, 1944

Mary Jane (Martin) Davis, 1860-1926
MRS. R. W. DAVIS DIES – Mrs. R. W. Davis died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. A. Best, near Oconto, at 5 o’clock, Tuesday morning after a serious illness of about two months. She was 65 years old. The funeral will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at Cedar Rapids. Her husband and seven children survive to mourn the death of Mrs. Davis. The children are: J. M. Davis of Wolbach, Guy B. Davis and Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Snyder, Colorado, Mrs. Belle Wolf of Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. L. D. Miller of Irvington, Ill., Jesse R. Davis of Casper, Wyoming, and Mrs. B. A. Best of Oconto, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were early settlers in this locality, coming to the vicinity of Wolbach in the fall of 1889. They lived here until the spring of 1925 when Mr. Davis had a sale at his farm northeast of town. Since that time they have resided at Snyder, Colorado, and Oconto, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis and daughters went to Cedar Rapids, Tuesday to make arrangements for the funeral. The body will be taken direct from Oconto to Cedar Rapids. A large number of friends in this community extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 1, 1926

Mrs. R. W. Davis’ Obituary – Mary Jane Martin was born in Washington County, Illinois, November 13, 1860 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tima Best near Oconto, Nebraska, June 29, 1926, aged 65 years, 7 months and 9 days. At the age of 16 years she joined the Baptist church at Grand Point, Ill., and lived a faithful Christian life until her death. She was united in marriage to Robert Wiley Davis on May 25, 1879. To this union nine children were born, two of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and seven children, namely: Mrs. Tima Best, Oconto, Nebr., John Manley of Wolbach, Mrs. Dessie Thompson and Guy B. Davis of Snyder, Colorado, Mrs. Eva Miller of Irvington, Ill., Jesse R. of Casper, Wyoming, and Velma Belle Wolfe of Long Beach, California, also 13 grand children, three sisters and one brother. According to her request, two of her grandsons were pall-bearers at the funeral. The other four pall-bearers were friends of her school days. The funeral was held at the Baptist church at Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, July 1 and burial was made at Sunset Cemetery. A very large crowd was in attendance, many friends and relatives coming from a great distance. B. A. Best and family of Oconto, Guy Davis and Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Snyder, Colo., Mrs. L. D. Miller of Irvington, Ill., and L. H. Davis of Brush, Colo., were relatives who came from a distance. The latter is a brother of Mr. R. W. Davis. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the kind friends, neighbors and Lodge for their sympathy and kindness during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. R. W. Davis and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 8, 1926

Robert Wiley Davis, 1854-1927
Another Old Settler Called To His Reward – Robert Wiley Davis, an old resident of this community, died Friday, December 30, 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. B. Thompson at Snyder, Colorado, of a cancer on his jaw, after being seriously ill for about a month. He had been suffering from the malady for about a year. The body was brought by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson back to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, where funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Baptist church, where Mr. Davis held his membership until his death. All of his seven children were present at the funeral, and in accordance to his wish, six of his grandsons were the pall-bearers, and his grand-daughters were flower girls. Several cars of Wolbach people attended the funeral, including many Odd-fellows, of which lodge Mr. Davis was a faithful member. Mr. Davis was always an ardent admirer of William Jennings Bryan, and even until a short time before his death talked occasionally of the Great Commoner. With his family, Mr. Davis moved to Nebraska in 1889, and they were among those who helped to transform the raw prairie into a district of cultivated farms and pleasant homes. He was postmaster in Wolbach for three years during Wilson’s first administration, but resigned to go back to the farm, which life he liked best. The deceased was born in Washington county, Illinois, November 16, 1854 and was 73 years, 1 month and 14 days old at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Martin on May 25, 1879. To this union nine children were born, two of whom died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death, seven children, namely, Mrs. Tima Best of Oconto, Nebraska; John Manly, of Wolbach, Nebraska; Mrs. Dessye Thompson of Snyder, Colorado; Jesse R. of Casper, Wyoming, Mrs. Eva Miller of Irvington, Illinois; Guy B. of Sterling, Colorado; and Mrs. Velma Belle Wolfe of Midland, Texas; also 14 grandchildren and two brothers. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and I.O.O.F. lodges. He had been a member of the latter fraternity for 49 years, being a charter member at both Cedar Rapids and Wolbach when the I.O.O.F. lodges were organized. Mr. Davis’ wife preceded him to the Great Beyond June 29, 1926. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the friends for their sympathy and the lodges for their assistance and beautiful floral offerings at the time of the burial of our father and grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. J. Manly Davis and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 5, 1928

W. H. Davis, 1923
FATHER IS CALLED TO HIS REWARD –W. H. Davis Passes To His Reward at Fullerton – Word was received here the fore part of last week that W. H. Davis, well known to many of our readers, had passed away at his home in Fullerton. Deceased was the father of E. H. Davis of Wolbach, who was in Kearney on a business mission at the time the word was received here. The son and family attended the funeral which was held at Fullerton last Thursday. In speaking of the death of Mr. Davis the Fullerton Post has the following to say: A shadow of sorrow fell over the community Tuesday when it was announced that W. H. Davis had passed away at his home in this city. He had been in failing health for several years and for the past few weeks had been confined to his home. Mr. Davis was one of the early settlers of Merrick and Nance counties and took an active part in the business world and church affairs. He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to his neighbors and his life was filled with useful and kind deeds. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral services will be held from the home at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon (Thursday) and burial will be made in Riverside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 12, 1923

Elisha Lee DeBord, 1875-1949
Lee DeBord, Former Resident Passes Away – Mrs. Gus Wagner has received word of the sudden death of her uncle, Lee DeBord who passed away Friday at Safford, Arizona. No particulars have been received. Funeral services were held there Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church. Interment will be there. Surviving besides his wife Edna of Safford, Arizona is one daughter Averill of Detroit, Michigan; two brothers, George DeBord of Wolbach, and Jim DeBord of Gillette, Wyoming. Just previous Wednesday word was received here by the DeBords that their son Walter DeBord’s body had arrived in the States and that burial would be at St. Paul, Nebr. in two weeks or more. Walter was killed at Okinawa.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 27, 1949

Obituary of Elisha Lee DeBord – Elisha Lee DeBord, son of Mary and Peter DeBord was born at Oledo, Illinois December 16, 1875 and passed away at Safford Arizona January 21, 1949. He moved from Oledo when a small boy with his parents to Nebraska in a covered wagon and spent his boyhood days on his brother’s farm. On September 27, 1899 he was united in marriage to Winnie Adel Hill who passed away on November 15, 1906. To this union one son, Melvin Ray, was born. DeBord was united in marriage to Mary Edna DeBord, sister of Winnie, December 4, 1907. To this union two children were born, Mary Avril and Walter Clifford. Both of his sons gave their lives for their country. Lee spent most of his life in Nebraska until his health started to fail he went to Arizona with his wife. They spent three happy years together in the sunshine state, where his health was greatly improved and then on January 19 he had a stroke and was taken to the hospital, where everything possible was done for him. He passed away at 3 p.m. January 21, 1949. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and daughter and two brothers, George of Wolbach and Jim of Wyoming, also nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Burial was in the Safford Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 10, 1949

John Andrew DeBord, 1869-1943
John DeBord Is Buried Today – John DeBord, a resident of the Wolbach and Cushing community for the past 61 years, died at the home south of Cushing, on Saturday, March 6
th, following a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered a week previous. Mr. DeBord was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andrew DeBord and was born in Mercy county, Ill., Sept. 23, 1869. At the time of his death he was 73 years, 5 mos. and 13 days. He leaves besides his wife, the following children, Mrs. Gertrude Fredricksen, Burbank, Calif., Lloyd, Lexington, George, Lincoln; Mrs. Irene Cook, Cushing and Miss Bethel DeBord, Burbank, Cal.; a brother Lee, Grand Island and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Cushing Methodist church at 2 o’clock, Thursday afternoon with Rev. Nye Bond of Palmer officiating.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 11, 1943

Funeral Service Held Thursday – Funeral services for John Andrew DeBord, who passed away Saturday night, March 6, at his home one mile east of Cushing, were held at the Methodist church in Cushing, Thursday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Nye Bond officiating. John Andrew DeBord, son of Peter and Mary DeBord was born in Mercer county, Illinois, Sept. 23, 1869 and died at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 13 days. At the age of 13 he came to Nebraska with his brothers and sisters and settled on a homestead near Wolbach. On April 3, 1901 he was united in marriage to Anna Carlson at Greeley, Neb. He is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs. Gertrude Fredricksen of Burbank, Calif., Floyd of Lexington, George of Lincoln, Mrs. Irene Cook, Cushing and Miss Bethel DeBord of Burbank, Calif., also one sister, Mrs. Martha Hiett, Seattle, Wash., three brothers, Lee of Grand Island, Jim of Gillette, Wyo., and George of Cushing. Mr. DeBord had lived in the vicinity of Wolbach and Cushing the past 61 years, where he will be greatly missed by his relatives and a host of friends. He was never too busy to assist wherever he was needed. Relatives who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wagner, Mrs. Edna Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner and Joe, Oscar Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Albin Haggstrom and Virgil, Mrs. Clayton Marco and Mrs. Alvin Barr of Wolbach, Mr. and Mrs. Lee DeBord of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ferguson of Berwyn, Mr. and Mrs. John Belzeina of Albion and Mrs. Martha Hiett of Seattle, Wash. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means of expressing our deep thanks to all our friends for their many acts of kindness and sympathy and for the many flowers and other gifts and the help received during the illness and at the time of the death of our husband, father and brother. Mrs. Anna DeBord and Bethel, Mr. and Mrs. A. Fredricksen and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd DeBord and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. DeBord and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cook and family, George DeBord, Lee DeBord and Martha Hiett
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 18, 1943

Mervin Ray DeBord, 1902-1941
Final Rites For Sgt. Mervin DeBord Wednesday P.M. – Son of E. L. DeBord Stricken at His Home in San Antonio, Texas, Last Thursday – Funeral services were held at the McIntyre Funeral home in St. Paul Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Master Sergeant Mervin DeBord, son of E. L. DeBord, with Rev. L. A. Fishel, Methodist pastor at Palmer, officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, St. Paul. Sergeant DeBord passed away Thursday at his home in San Antonio, Texas, where he was stationed as an instructor in the wireless division for the U. S. army. News of his death came as a shock to relatives here as he had not been sick long. Pallbearers were Gus Rother, Henry Kilpatrick, Bob Marco, Lake Marco, Leland Berney and Anton Fredricksen. Mervin Ray DeBord was born Feb. 21, 1902, in St. Paul, Neb., and passed away in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 13, 1941, at the age of 39 years, eight months and 20 days. At the age of four years his mother died and his aunt took him. Later his aunt and father were married. He grew to manhood in St. Paul and attended the public school there. He joined the army in 1918 but was not sent overseas until after the Armistice, when he was assigned to a company of soldiers who were sent to Germany in the army of occupation relieving others. He served three years overseas and had been in the service ever since his enlistment. He received his radio diploma while overseas and has worked at that since. He was married Oct. 1, 1921, to Violette McGowan at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was sent to Hawaii and his wife accompanied him, and while there their two children were born. A baby passed away last April. Surviving are his wife, two children, Edna Wyoma and Wesley Leland; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Lee DeBord; one sister, Mrs. Mary Averil Bassham, Detroit, Mich.; and one brother, Sergeant Walter C. DeBord, Camp Ord, Calif.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 20, 1941

Rebecca Ann Debord, 1882-1916
Obituary – Rebecca Ann Debord was born near Millersberg, Mercer County, Illinois, on March 23
rd, 1882. Died at Wolbach, Nebraska, on the 4th day of June 1916. In September after her birth, her parents came to Greeley county, settling near Wolbach, removing later, when Rebecca was 11 years old, to St. Paul. When she was grown she taught school in Howard county for about 4 years. At the age of twelve she was converted and united with the Free Methodist church of which she ever remained a faithful and a zealous member. She was licensed by the church of her choice as a preacher, and acted in the capacity of an evangelist among them for a number of years. Christ was a real presence in life, and she rejoiced in him as when one walks with a friend. The sickness that occasioned her death came upon her about two years ago, and during all that time with much weakness and much of the time with great suffering, she patiently endured as one who seeth him who is invisible, and waits upon His will. During the last days of her waiting, her chief desire was to her the songs of Zion, with which she had long been familiar. After many weary days of patient waiting, the gate to the city of God was opened and the Savior for whom she had longed sent the angles (sic) to convey her home on Monday at about 1 o’clock. While our hearts ache for those who love her and have lost her for a while, yet for her we can but rejoice that in triumph she has reached the end of the way for a while her sun went down at mid day, we are assured that it has risen for an endless day in a fairer chime than this. There are left to mourn their loss, four brothers, George Thomas, John Andrew, James Hiram, Elisha Lee, and their sisters Sarah Elizabeth Kinney, Mary Jane Hagadorn and Martha Frances Hiatt, besides a half brother, Theopalis Garrett Caudle and a half sister Eliza Ellen Chalfant. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who so willfully assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved sister, and also for the beautiful offering of flowers. George Thomas Debord, John Andrew Debord, James Hiram Debord, Elisha Lee Debord, Sarah Elizabeth Kinney, Mary Jane Haggadorn, Martha Frances Hiatt.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 8, 1916

Theodore Duane DeBord, 1941-1941
MOURN DEATH OF INFANT SON – Mr. and Mrs. Mervin DeBord of San Antonio, Texas mourn the death of an infant son, Theodore Duane. The little one was born April 8 and passed away Friday April 18. Mervin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DeBord. Mrs. M. DeBord and two children lived in Wolbach about two years ago.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 24, 1941

Walter Clifford DeBord, 1914-1945
Sgt. Walter DeBord Is Killed In Action – Sgt. Walter DeBord, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DeBord, was killed in action on Okinawa May 2, according to a telegram received from the War Department Monday. Sgt. DeBord was wounded in action on Leyte October 24, 1944, and received treatment on a hospital ship for leg injury at that time. Surviving are his parents and one sister, Mrs. Averill Basham.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 7, 1945

Get Letter From A Nurse On Okinawa – The following letter was recently received by Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DeBord from Lt. Cynthia Kitch, army nurse on Okinawa, concerning the death of Sgt. Walter DeBord, killed in action in May on Okinawa: “Mr. Kitch and I extend deepest sympathy to you in this great hour of sorrow in the loss of your son, Walter C. What a price you have paid for this victory which is ours and which will soon be complete. Walter made the supreme sacrifice by giving his life that you, Marylee and all that follow, may live in freedom and peace. It is the thing he wanted you all to have. He died without suffering, it was instantaneous. He died as a brave soldier should—with his boots on. May God rest his soul in heaven. I made a beautiful spray of long needle palm fronds and intertwined with a dozen big red hibiscus and went to the 7th Division cemetery yesterday. There I knelt in silent prayer and placed your flowers at the head stone cross for him. I took pictures of his grave, close up shots of his cross with his name on it and his dog tag. I took three snaps so I would be sure of a good one. I am forbidden to mail these to you now, but you shall have them as soon as I am able to get them thru to you. It is for my own security that I am forbidden to forward same to you at the present time. The cemetery is clean and pretty. Each grave has its own area and it is well kept. There are attendants there all the time. He was put away in good style. The army takes care of its own. There is a lovely altar under shelter at the entrance with a beautiful cross atop it. There is a white picket fence around the whole area and Old Glory waves over them all. It would possibly have been better for you to have his body at home in your family lot, yet he lies with friends and buddies; those he shared joys and hardships with and would not forsake them in life so don’t wish him to forsake them in death. I wish there was more I could do for you, this seems like such a little bit that I have done, but believe me, I am doing my best out here, just behind the lines, working in the operating room, trying my best to send another mother’s boy home alive. I regret we can’t send them all home that way. May God bring you comfort in this hour. Look to Him for guidance and he will bring you peace. God bless you both.”
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 5, 1945

Military services for Sgt. Walter DeBord in St. Paul Sunday – It was announced this week that the body of Sgt. Walter C. DeBord will arrive in St. Paul Saturday morning March 19 at 9:55 a.m. Military services will be held in the McIntyre Funeral Home at St. Paul at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Sunday, March 20. Rev. Clyde Ehret of North Loup will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at St. Paul. Mrs. Lee DeBord and daughter, Avril Basham arrived Monday from Arizona to attend the last rites for their son and brother.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday March 17, 1949

Military Service Held In St. Paul Sun. for Sgt. Walter DeBord – Full Military Service was held for Sergeant Walter DeBord Sunday afternoon, March 20 at 2 o’clock at McIntyre Funeral Home at St. Paul. Rev. A. Clyde Ehret of North Loup officiated. Interment in the Elwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Eugene Zocholl, J. R. Southard, Leo Blaha, Alfred Stepanek, Alvin Dvorak and John Vincik. Mrs. Seth W. Oleson and Mrs. Ralph Zlomke sang “Nearer Still Nearer”, “God Will Take Care” and “Good Night and Good Morning”, accompanied by Mrs. Herbert Falk, pianist. Walter Clifford DeBord, son of Lee and Edna DeBord was born at St. Paul, Nebraska July 4, 1914 and passed away on May 2, 1945. He went to the Methodist Sunday School and finished the 8th grade in the St. Paul school. He moved with his parents to Peru, Nebraska and entered high school. From there they moved to Aurora where he finished his schooling. After moving to Wolbach he went to Cheyenne, Wyoming and joined the regular army. He spent three years there, received his discharge and re-enlisted in Calif. for China. He was in Tiensin China when Japan took it over and our boys were sent home. He again re-enlisted and was in California when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was sent to the Aleutean and the Marshall Islands and the island of Leyte in the Philippines. He was wounded on Leyte and sent to New Guinea where he was in the hospital three months. He was sent back to Leyte island then on to Okinawa, where he met death in action. Walter never cared so much about promotions in the army as he wanted to see the world. He leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Mary Edna DeBord and sister Mary Averil Basham besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 24, 1949

Christian Dehn, 1864-1930
Chris Dehn Passes On – After an illness of several weeks Christian Dehn passed away Tuesday morning, January 21, at his home three and one half miles north of Wolbach. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White are to be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolbach, burial to be made in Hillside cemetery. Christian Dehn was a native of Denmark, having been born in Kalahave, Sjelland, Denmark, February 13, 1864. He was 65 years, 11 months and 8 days old at the time of his death. In infancy he was baptized, and in youth confirmed in the Danish Lutheran church in his native country. On October 24, 1890, he was united in marriage to Anna Albertsen. To this union three children were born, one of which died in infancy. In 1892 he emigrated to America and for a time lived a Racine, Wisconsin. Afterward he lived 18 years at Creston, Platte County, Nebraska. For about 14 years he lived in the vicinity of Wolbach. Mr. Dehn is survived by a wife, a son, Carl, of Wolbach, and a daughter, Mrs. Adolph Kraus of Creston, Nebraska, and ten grand children; also seven brothers living in Denmark. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends throughout the community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1930

Bernard A. DeLong 1848-1926
Civil War Veteran Called By Death Bernard A. DeLong was born at Zanesville, Ohio, October 30, 1848. He enlisted in the Union Army at New London, Iowa (11th Iowa Co. G.) in 1864 and served until the end of the Civil War. He was married to Hannah A. Griffin, at Chatfield, Minnesota, Oct. 31st, 1875, to which union were born four children: Dora DeLong and Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, of Scotia, Nebraska; Ralph J. DeLong, of North Loup, Nebraska; Alton H. DeLong, of Syracuse, Nebraska. In 1878 the family moved from Luverne, Minnesota, to near Scotia, Greeley Co., Nebraska, where a farm was homesteaded. In 1904 the home was established in North Loup, Nebraska where the family resided until Mrs. DeLong's death in August, 1923. Mr. DeLong then located at Grand Island, where he died on July 3, 1926. The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, of Scotia, Monday afternoon, July 5th. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, July 8, 1926, pg. 1, column 4

Caroline (Stoffer) Diers, 1831-1914
Passing of Mrs. Diers, of well known Family. – Nebraska City, Neb. Jan 3 – Special Telegram to the World Herald – With the death of Mrs. Frederick Diers, a week ago, there passes the head of one of the best known Nebraska families. Mrs. Diers with her husband had spent the last few years of her life with her daughter, Mrs. Tangman, at Gretna. The aged couple celebrated their golden wedding in 1905, since which time the family has held an annual reunion on that date at the home of one of the members of the family, the last year in this city. The last illness of Mrs. Diers was of only ten days duration, passing away on Saturday, December 27, at the home of her daughter in Gretna, at the age of 82 years 7 months and 21 days. The remains were brought to Ulysses Monday evening and the funeral conducted by the Rev. Mr. Griggs, pastor of the Christian church was held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of her son, Henry Diers, with six sons acting as pallbearers. Caroline Stoffer Diers was born in Rastede, Grosberzoghern, Oldenburg, Germany, May 6, 1831, and was married to Frederick Diers in Clayton county, Ia November 17, 1855. They moved to Nebraska in 1882 where most of their children had settled. Eight children – six sons and two daughters, all of whom are still living – were the fruits of the union, viz John Diers of Fullerton, Neb., Henry Diers of Ulysses, Neb., Herman Diers of Gresham, Fred Diers of Madison, Louis Diers of Humphrey, William P. Diers of Louisville, Mrs. W. D. Towner of Wolbach and Mrs. Tangeman of Gretna. Herman Diers, one of the sons was democratic candidate for lieutenant governor last fall.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 15, 1914

Elizabeth (Schmidt) Dobry, 1947
Funeral in Lincoln For Elizabeth Dobry – Word has been received here of the passing away of Mrs. Elizabeth Dobry, former resident at the home of her daughter at Lincoln. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Lincoln. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter, her aged father, F. M. Schmidt of Wolbach, several brothers and sisters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 27, 1947

Edith (Arnold) Dodd, 1948
Mrs. Jerry Dodd Passed Away Suddenly Monday – Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bailey attended funeral services in Palmer for the former’s niece, Mrs. Jerry Dodd, the former Edith Arnold. Mrs. Dodd passed away suddenly at her home Monday morning. She leaves to mourn her husband and four children, her parents Mr. and Mrs. James Arnold of Palmer and three sisters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Almyra Dollarhide, 1844-1919
OBITUARY – Almyra Dollarhide, was born March 19
th, in Muscatine county, Iowa and died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 16th, 1919, at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 27 days. She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers and one sister, John Dollarhide of Wolbach, Nebraska, Frank Dollarhide of Andalousia, Ill., and Mrs. Winifred Lawrence of Perry, Ia. Miss Almyra Dollarhide was a Christian woman and early in life united with the Methodist church and remained a faithful Christian to the end. The body was shipped to this place Monday evening and funeral services were held at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Johnson and the body was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the many friends for the kindness shown during burial of Miss Almyra Dollarhide. John Dollarhide and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 20, 1919

Arnold Reed Dollarhide, 1921-1945
Memorial Services For Pfc. Dollarhide – Very impressive memorial services were held in the Columbus Methodist church last Sunday afternoon, February 25, for Pfc. Arnold Dollarhide, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Dollarhide of Columbus, who was killed in action in France on January 26. The services were conducted by Rev. Cross, pastor of the church, with special music by Supt. and Mrs. Castleman, the high school trio, Jan Waterud, Joan Brenno and Lavina Isakon, and a duo, Miss Waterud and Miss Brenno. Members of the American Legion and soldiers of World War 2 attended in a body. Arnold Reed Dollarhide was born at Wolbach, Neb., on July 29, 1921, and was 23 years old at the time of his death. He attended grade school at Wolbach and in the rural schools of Fay Township, moving to the Columbus community with his parents in 1933, where he grew to manhood. He graduated from Columbus high school in 1938 and for the following four years was employed in the Truax-Tracer store at the mines as a clerk. He enlisted in the army on August 13, 1942 and left for overseas service about Christmastime in 1944. He was a member of the 42
nd Division, the famous Rainbow Division of World War 1 days. He is survived by his sorrowing parents and one sister, Mrs. Orville Miller (Verna) of Columbus, Mont. The many friends of the sorrowing bereaved extend heartfelt sympathy and condolences to them in the loss of their soldier son, a fine young man, who made the supreme sacrifice in this present worldwide struggle. – Columbus (N. D.) Reporter.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 8, 1945

Receive Message Concerning Son – Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide received a letter Sunday from 1st Lt. C. P. Woelfer, commanding officer, concerning their son, Pfc. Arnold Dollarhide, who was killed in action December 26. The letter: “Your letter requesting information regarding circumstances surrounding the death of your son, Arnold, has reached me. Officially, War Department regulations do not permit details for many reasons. However, as he was a courageous, willing young soldier, I feel I must answer your request in some manner. The incident surrounding his becoming a casualty occurred while this organization was fighting the heavy attacks the enemy made on the 7th Army in Alsace. As you say, he was the mail orderly, and he was very popular in his work. However, enemy artillery fire does not pick its victims and when an artillery shell struck a barn Arnold was in we suffered several casualties. He suffered not. Many fine men were lost that night, but the enemy was thrown back. In behalf of Company ‘K’ I extend sympathy.”
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 22, 1945

Body of Pfc. A. R. Dollarhide is Returned – Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide have received word from the War Department that the body of their son, Pfc. Arnold Reed Dollarhide is to land in New York aboard the Army Transport Robert F. Burns on Monday, March 29.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Arnold R. Dollarhide To Be Buried May 18 – Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide received a telegram from Maxwell, Nebraska Tuesday from the Supt. of the Military cemetery that the funeral of their son, the late Pfc. Arnold R. Dollarhide has been scheduled for 10 a.m. May 18, 1948.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday May 6, 1948

Military Rites Held For Arnold R. Dollarhide – Pfc. Arnold R. Dollarhide, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide was buried at the Military cemetery at Maxwell Tuesday, May 18. The military services were held at 10 o’clock a.m. Pallbearers were representatives of all branches of the service. Besides the immediate family, four carloads of veterans and friends of the family attended the services from here. Pfc. Dollarhide was killed in the European Theatre of war and his body was brought back to this country for burial late last month.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 20, 1948

Edward Dollarhide, 1864-1943
Ed Dollarhide Dies In Hospital – Funeral services for Edward Dollarhide will be held at the Wolbach Methodist church this afternoon. Mr. Dollarhide died in a Grand Island hospital Tuesday. A complete obituary will be published next week.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 17, 1943

Funeral Services For Ed Dollarhide – Last rites for Edward Dollarhide were held at the Methodist church in Wolbach Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. L. Elliott conducted the services. A Masonic service by the St. Paul lodge, assisted by the Wolbach lodge, was conducted. The Methodist choir sang. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ray McLain, Gus Rother, E. L. Johnson, E. H. Davis, A. J. Larsen and C. M. Smith. Edward Dollarhide was born in Buffalo, Ia., May 2, 1864 and died in a Grand Island hospital Tuesday of last week. June 14, 1883 he moved to St. Paul with his parents. He resided in the Wolbach and St. Paul communities since then. He was married to Elizabeth Horn October 30, 1890 at St. Paul. Mr. Dollarhide was a charter member of the St. Paul Masonic lodge, having joined the organization 51 years ago. Surviving are his wife, two sons and two daughters. The children are Benjamin H. of Minot, N. D., Vern G. of Columbus, N. D., Mrs. Lydia Dreyfus and Mrs. Ethel McCormick of Denver. One brother, Charles of Wolbach, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren also survive. Two daughters and a son preceded him in death. Out-of-town relatives attending the last rites included Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Dollarhide and sons, Minot, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide, Columbus, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Royce Dreyfus and daughter, Denver, Mrs. Ethel McCormick and children, Darlene and Howard, Denver, John Dollarhide, Elma Koppelson, Columbus, N. D.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 24, 1943

Mrs. Edward Dollarhide, 1943
Mrs. Dollarhide Dies In Denver – Mrs. Edward Dollarhide, long time resident of Greeley county, died Wednesday afternoon in a Denver hospital. She had been critically ill for the last several days. Funeral services will be held in Wolbach. Surviving are two sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. George McCormick and Mrs. Royce Dreyfus of Denver, Ben of Minot, N. D., Vern of Columbus, N. D. Her husband died in June of this year.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, October 21, 1943

John Ellsworth Dollarhide, 1875-1923
J. E. DOLLARHIDE EXPIRES SUDDENLY – Apoplexy Claims Pioneer Resident of Wolbach – A pall passed over the large crowd in attendance at the celebration last Thursday evening when the word went the rounds that J. E. Dollarhide had suddenly expired while walking on the street near his home. As near as we can glean the fact, Mr. Dollarhide had gone home and eaten his supper and was on his way back up town when stricken. During the day he had played the bass drum with the band, the band’s last concert before supper being about 5 o’clock, after which Mr. Dollarhide went to his home and had eaten his supper with the rest of the household. The band was again to appear at 7, and he had started to return up town to again take his place with the band boys. He had just about reached the corner, perhaps 50 yards from his home when he was stricken. We are informed that Chris Berney, Mrs. Bundy and John Lind saw him fall and rushed to his side, but he was beyond help. Dr. Adams was immediately called and pronounced his sudden death as being caused by apoplexy. Mr. Dollarhide was a very good friend of the writer, was a frequent caller at this office and no words we can say can possibly tell the high esteem in which we held him. No matter where we met him we met the same smile, the same pleasant words and the same friend. – John Ellsworth Dollarhide was born at Fairport, Iowa May 5, 1875, and died at Wolbach, Nebraska, October 4, 1923, aged 48 years, 4 months and 29 days. Came to Howard county, Nebraska in 1883, and moved to Wolbach in 1894 and had resided here continuously until death. He was united in marriage to Mary A. Vopat on October 29, 1902, and to this union were born six children, three girls and three boys, two of whom preceded him in death, a son in infancy and a daughter at the age of five years. His wife passed to the Great Beyond June 29, 1916. His mother also passed away on October 10, 1921 and his father on April 23, 1923. Deceased leaves four children namely: Harry, who is in the U. S. Navy, stationed at San Diego, Calif., Helen, Carrie and Johnnie, all of Wolbach. Also there are three surviving brothers, namely: Walter and Charley of Wolbach, and Edward of Morrell, Neb. Besides these relatives there are innumerable friends who mourn his sudden and unexpected demise. Deceased was a familiar figure in Wolbach, always had a smile and a kind word for every person he met and not one of his acquaintances had other than kind words for him. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Moore, were held in the M. E. church at 3 p.m. yesterday and interment made in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 11, 1923

John Saunders Dollarhide, 1836-1923
Pioneer Called Beyond – While it had been known that the end was near, the announcement of the death of John Saunders Dollarhide went out Monday evening, it was a shock to his many friends and acquaintances. Deceased had been ill for several days, due mostly to old age, and while he gradually grew weaker, with his apparently rugged constitution, his friends hoped for the word that the turn had come for the better and that he would survive his illness, but such could not be and he was called to his reward at 8:10 Monday evening. John Saunders Dollarhide was born at Peoria, Ill. on November 15, 1836 and departed this life on April 23, 1923, at his home in Wolbach, Nebraska at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 8 days. He moved with his parents to Iowa when a small boy and there grew to manhood. On November 14, 1859, he was united in marriage to Lydia C. Chatterton. To this union were born six sons, two of whom preceded him to the great beyond. With his family he emigrated to Howard county, Neb. in 1883, and has resided in this immediate vicinity since that time. He leaves to mourn his departure from this earth four sons, Edward, Walter, Charles and Ellsworth, also nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Winifred Lawrence of Perry, Iowa, one brother residing at Andalusia, Illinois, a number of nieces and nephews. Deceased was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed from the home. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. F. M. Fagan, assisted by Rev. R. A. White, members of the Odd Fellows, of which deceased was a member of long standing, having charge of the services at the grave. Mr. Dollarhide was also a veteran of the Civil war and members of the local American Legion Post acted as an escort to the cemetery and a firing squad fired a salute over the grave as the body was lowered. Also Old Glory floated at half mast on the city flag pole until after the funeral hour. Interment took place in the local cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 26, 1923

Lydia O. (Chaterton) Dollarhide, 1835-1921
DEATH OF AGED LADY – Mrs. John Dollarhide Passes Away Monday Morning – The people of this village were sorry when word went out Monday morning that Mrs. John Dollarhide, an esteemed and highly respected old lady, had passed away at an early hour that morning. Lydia O. Chaterton was born in the state of New York on August 30, 1835, and died at the family home in Wolbach, Nebr. October 10, 1921, aged 86 years, 1 month and ten days. She was united in marriage on November 14, 1859 to John Dollarhide and to this union were born six sons, two of whom preceded the mother in death. The husband and four sons, Edward, Walter, Charles and Ellsworth, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. P. H. Wagner, all of Wolbach, are left to mourn the death of the aged wife and mother, as is also numerous friends and acquaintances. The funeral was held from the family residence in this village Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. F. E. Wells, Methodist minister of Greeley, interment made in the Wolbach cemetery. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved ones during this, the saddest of all sad hours.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 13, 1921

Margarette (Crosby) Dollarhide, 1879-1915
MRS. C.M. DOLLARHIDE PASSES AWAY – Mrs. Margarette Dollarhide, wife of C. M. Dollarhide, of Wolbach died at her home on last Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Dollarhide was born in Nova Scotia, May the 11
th, 1879, and at the time of her death was 35 years, 11 months and 1 day old. She was Miss Margarette Crosby before her marriage which took place in Central City, Neb., to Mr. C. M. Dollarhide, October 16th 1909 from which place they came to Wolbach where she has made her home since that time. While she has been sick for the past six months and her life has hung in a balance for the past several weeks, all were greatly surprised to learn of her death. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Highlander and Royal Neighbor lodges. The lodges had charge of the services which took place yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. Kilbourne officiating. She leaves one child Carlie, about 3 years of age, her mother, two brothers and three sisters, two in Nova Scotia and one in Boston, to mourn her loss. The flower offerings of her many friends were beautiful and in abundance. The Messenger wishes to join with the many people who express their sympathies for those who are called upon to bear great sorrow.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, April 15, 1915

Mary (Vopat) Dollarhide, 1879-1916
One of Wolbach’s Best Young Wives Called to Rest – The people of this city were shocked and grieved on Thursday of last week when the news spread over the city that Mrs. J. E. Dollarhide had died at the hospital at Rochester, Minn. at noon following an operation for a goiter. No one realized that her death was so near, for she left here a week before in the best of spirits and was glad to think that when she would return, she would be rid of that dreadful disease, but it had effected her heart, consequently could not stand the strain of the operation. She suffering no agony whatever, as death came while under the influence of chloroform, and when the operation was completed she never survived. Her death is especially sad because she had attained only the age of 36 years, 10 months and 5 days and leaves her husband and five children. Mary Vopat was born the 24
th day of August, 1879, in Bohemia, Austria, and died at Rochester, Minn. on Thursday, June 29th 1916. When but 10 years old she moved with her parents to America, and settled immediately in Greeley county, just one half mile from Wolbach, where they resided until her parents were called to their heavenly home. She was married Oct. 29, 1902, to Mr. J. E. Dollarhide, and to this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, one son died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband J. E. Dollarhide, five children, two sons, Harry and Johnnie, three daughters, Helen, Carrie, and Nina, four brothers, John, Frank, Anton, and James Vopat. The latter is still in Bohemia. One sister, Mrs. Josie Rochek, besides a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held from the Methodist church, Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, the Rev. K. P. Kilbourn officiating. Assembled at the grave was a large gathering of friends and relatives, who had loved her for her beauty of character, and as being one that was always ready to help any one in time of need and distress. The floral offerings were both beautiful and numerous and paid high tribute to the life of the deceased. Mrs. Dollarhide was of a happy disposition and possessed exception intelligence, and retained a remarkable spirit to the end. As a neighbor and friend she was ever kind and thoughtful and as a mother and wife she was devoted to the extreme. She will be sadly missed in the home and in her place in the community, but her life, though cut short was one of rare value and brought much sunshine into that of others. The Messenger with a host of others wish to extend sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family and especially to the heart-stricken husband and children who will miss their wife and mother the most. May they be given the required strength and courage by their Supreme Being to see the silver lining to their dark clouds at the present time. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind and generous friends who gratefully rendered their help in assisting us during the death and burial of our wife, mother and sister, and also for the beautiful and numerous floral offerings, and especially to the Royal Neighbors and Royal Highlanders who so earnestly assisted in the funeral services. Mr. J. E. Dollarhide and family, Mrs. John Vopat, Mr. Frank Vopat, Mrs. Julie Rochek.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 6, 1916

Nina Marie Dollarhide, 1915-1918
Nina Marie Dollarhide – Little Nina Marie, youngest daughter of J. E. Dollarhide, was born September 1
st 1915 and died at the home of her uncle, Ed Dollarhide, in Wolbach, Thursday December 5th, 1918, of influenza. Her mother died when she was nine months old and she was raised by her Uncle and Aunt. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father, two sisters, Carrie and Helen, two brothers, Harry and John. Little Nina was a bright and loving child and her death brings great sorrow to many. Because of the contagious disease, brief funeral services were held at the grave by Rev. J. M. Johnson, Friday, December 6th. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank those who assisted us during the illness of our little Nina Marie. J. E. Dollarhide and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 12, 1918

Josephine (Swanson) Donnelly, ca.1897-1948
Last Rites Held for Josephine Donnelly Fri. – Last rites were held for Mrs. Josephine Donnelly at the Church of Visitation at O’Connor at 8:30 o’clock Friday morning. Father Ray Dooley officiating, burial in the O’Connor cemetery. Mrs. Donnelly, 51, passed away Sunday in a hospital at Portland, Oregon. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Lukesh, Mrs. Betty Olson of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Angelia Strolley of Grand Island and one son, Nicholas of Portland, Oregon. Three brothers, C. L. Swanson, Wolbach; Edward Swanson, Cairo; and John Swanson, Greeley, one sister, Mrs. Henry Risheborn of Bremerton, Washington all attended the last rites but the latter.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Mrs. Jerry Donovan, 1921
MRS. DONAVAN DIES OF INJURIES – Ford Sedan Plunges Over Bank Tuesday Night With Fatal Results to Aged Lady. – A fatal accident occurred on the road between Wolbach and Greeley Tuesday evening, when one lady lost her life and three others were quite badly injured when the auto in which they were riding went over a bank at the side of the road. As near as we have been able to learn the particulars Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Donovan, who reside about seven miles north of Greeley, their daughter Nora and Joe McGuire, also of Greeley, were on their way home from a trip to Central City. When coming to the corner at the Ralph Bussell home for some reason the driver of the car, Mr. Donovan, failed to make the turn and the car ran over the bank of the canyon a distance of some ten feet. All of the occupants, it seems were thrown clear of the car except Mrs. Donovan, aged about 65 or 70, she being caught under the wreckage, rendered unconscious and badly injured. Mr. Bussell heard the crash when the ford sedan went over the bank and rushed to the scene. It was not long until the Caudle boys came along and the injured ones were taken to the Bussell home and Drs. Holm and Adams of Wolbach called and they in turn called Dr. Hynes, the family doctor of Greeley. Examination found that Mrs. Donovan had a broken right thigh, injuries about the head and that she had also received internal injuries. Mr. Donovan received a broken rib and his head and hands were badly injured, no doubt by the broken glass of the car. The daughter had received a broken right arm and many bruises. Mr. McGuire escaped with less serious injuries. The party was hastened by auto to the hospital at Grand Island, where Mrs. Donovan passed away at 1 o’clock Wednesday morning without regaining consciousness. Mr. Donovan is reported in a very serious condition and may not survive. The top of the Ford sedan is a total wreck and it is a great wonder that all of the occupants were not killed outright.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 3, 1921

Callie Libby (Brisco) Douglass, 1859-1940
Funeral Services For Mrs. Callie Douglas Are Held Saturday – Services were conducted from the Cushing Methodist church; McIntyre Funeral Home had charge. – Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Douglass, 81, for many years a resident of the Cushing community, who passed away at the home of her daughter at Chambers, Neb. last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from Cushing Methodist church with Rev. W. Primrose officiating. Burial was at the Crow cemetery southeast of Wolbach. McIntyre’s Funeral home had charge. Callie Libby Brisco, daughter of Alipah and Polly Brisco was born near Binghamton, N. Y., June 15, 1859 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mina Myers at Chambers, April 25, 1940, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 10 days. She came to Nebraska with her parents at the age of 18 years and was united in marriage to Thomas Marion Douglass February 15, 1887 at St. Paul, Neb. To this union was born four daughters and one son. She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Mrs. Myers of Chambers; Mrs. Stella Wigent, Ord and Mrs. Ella Brown, Ord and one son, Lawrence Douglass, Cushing and a brother Jarvis Brisco, Douglas, Neb. Her husband and a daughter preceded her in death.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 2, 1940

Sarah (Craig) Douthit, 1846-1932
Mrs. Sarah Douthit of Cushing, Dies – Mrs. Sarah Craig Douthit was born Sept. 24, 1846, in Indiana County, Penn. and died Friday morning Dec. 16, 1932 at her home in Cushing, Nebr. bringing her age to 86 years 2 months and 22 days. In the year of 1873 she was united in marriage to A. S. Douthit in Penn. To this union 12 children were born, 9 boys and 3 girls. For three years they remained in Penn. after which they moved to the State of Iowa remaining in Iowa until 1892 when they came to Nance County, Nebr. moving later into Cushing where she remained until her death. She is survived by six sons namely: Walter W. of Greeley, Nebr., Robert of Cushing, Nebr., Edward of Horace, Nebr., Elbra of Fullerton, Nebr., James of Callaway, Nebr., and Milford of Denver, Colorado; twenty six grand children and twenty four great grand children. Six children and her husband preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Douthit celebrated their golden wedding in 1923 and on this occasion she wore her wedding dress and it was her request that she be laid to Rest in this wedding dress she valued so dearly. Services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Feldman and the remains laid to rest in the Rock Creek cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 22, 1932

Roy Duff, ca.1921-1923
FALLS IN WATER HOLE AND IS DROWNED –Sargent Mother Finds Lifeless Body of Her Baby – Sargent Leader: This (Friday) afternoon the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Duff drowned in a water hole about two hundred yards south of their home which is two miles and a half east of Sargent. The particulars given us are that Mr. Duff was coming to town and bringing with him two of the little girls to see the doctor. A third little girl was crying because she couldn’t go along and the mother took her into the house to soothe her. As she as doing this, two year old Roy slipped away, going down the road to follow his father’s auto most likely. When he came to the water hole near the road he probably slipped and fell head foremost into it and strangled at once. The mother missed the little fellow in a short time and started down the road to hunt him. When she reached the water hole she found the dog barking excitedly. She waded in but could not get any trace of the child. Then she went out to the gate nearly a half mile from the house. Finding no sight of the child she started to return home and when she reached the water hole there was the body floating on the water. She snatched the body from the water and did all she could to resuscitate her child but to no avail. Taking up the other two children she walked to the home of Reed Dennison a mile and a half away to phone for Dr. Taylor who tells us that he hurried but it was too late to revive the child. He says he feels confident that the child was beyond help when the mother found it floating. The water hole is seven or eight feet wide, about seventy-five feet long and about knee deep.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 20, 1923

Lucy Ann (Strickland) Dunn, 1874-1941
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucy A. Dunn – The funeral of Lucy Ann Dunn, well known resident of the Cushing community who died suddenly at her home a week ago Wednesday night was conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock from the Cushing Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. L. A. Fishel, officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyre’s Mortuary. The four-member choir composed of Mrs. Stella Schomburg, Mrs. Blanche Lucht, Henry Goering and Harry Linkford sang, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “We Are Going Down the Valley” and “Nearer My God To Thee” accompanied at the piano by Ethel Hathaway. Pallbearers were George Wilkins, Herman Johnson, Charles Cook, Tony Fredricksen, Hayo Lucht and Elmer Jensen. – OBITUARY – Mrs. Dunn was born Lucy Ann Strickland in Lafayette County, Wis., Feb. 21, 1874 and died at Cushing, Neb., July 30, 1941 at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Thaddeous L. Dunn, April 14, 1891 at Darlington, Wis., Mr. Dunn preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1941. Three children were born to their union, namely Nettie, James and Zona. In 1898 she moved with her husband and children to a farm about five miles northeast of Cushing where she resided until moving to that town a little over four years ago. Surviving are the three children, Mrs. R. Cook of Clarks, Neb., Mrs. W. R. Main of Smithfield, Neb., and James Dunn of Cushing; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and many friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 7, 1941

Thaddeous Lemmard Dunn, 1868-1940
Thaddeous L. Dunn Died at his Home Last Sunday – Funeral services are being held today from Cushing M. E. church; burial in Wolbach cemetery – Thaddeus L. Dunn, well-known farmer who resided many years southeast of Wolbach died at his home in Cushing Sunday following an illness of a little more than a week. He had been a resident of this community and Howard county for the past 42 years. Mr. Dunn lacked but 17 days of being 72 years old at the time of his death having been born in Linton county, Ohio, March 6, 1868. Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon from the Methodist church in Cushing with Rev. Primrose of St. Paul officiating, and burial in the Wolbach cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Lucy, a son, James, two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Cook of Clarks and Mrs. Zona Main. McIntyre’s have charge of the service.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 22, 1940

Funeral Services for Thaddeous L. Dunn – Funeral services for Thaddeous L. Dunn, widely known farmer of this vicinity were conducted last Thursday afternoon from the Cushing Methodist church with Rev. William Primrose officiating. Burial was in the Wolbach cemetery. Mr. Gordon Spease, Mrs. Louie Schomberg, Mrs. Ralph Arnold and Mr. Henery Georing sang, “The Old Rugged Cross,” “We are Going Down the Valley,” and “Nearer My God to Thee” accompanied by Mrs. Ralph Sorensen at the piano. The pallbearers were Clark Sherman, Hyde Lucht, Herman Johnson, Tony Fredricksen, George Wilkins and Charles Cook. After a brief period of failing health Mr. Dunn passed away at his home in Cushing February 18. His illness was largely due to anemia. Thaddeous Lemmard Dunn, oldest son of James and Matilda Dunn was born at Falls Burg, Ohio, March 6, 1868 and died February 18, 1940 at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 12 days. Mr. Dunn continued to reside near his birth place for about 12 years. He came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1880 and settled with his parents on a farm near Calamine, Wisconsin, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Lucy Strickland on April 14, 1891 at Darlington, Wisconsin. To this union was born three children, namely Nettie, James and Zona. In 1891 he moved to Nebraska and settled on a farm about 5 miles northeast of Cushing, where he resided until he moved to Cushing three years ago. He was a man of integrity and honest in his business affairs in making for himself and family. He was a kind father and faithful husband and most helpful to his neighbors and friends. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mrs. Lucy Dunn and three children, Mrs. R. Cooks of Clarks, James Dunn of Cushing and Mrs. W. R. Main of Orafino. Three brothers, Roy Dunn of Palmer, Neb.; and Arch Dunn of Calamine, Wis, George Dunn of Darlington, Wis. Five sisters, Mrs. Tina Wrench, Calamine, Wis.; Mrs. Rena Murphy, Calamine, Wis.; Mrs. Edith Patefield of Burlington, Wis.; Mrs. Annie Partidge, Beloit, Wis.; and Miss Effie Dunn of Calamine, Wis. Five grandchildren, Leonard, Imogene and Grace Dunn of Cushing and Ralph and Roy Cook of Clarks, Neb., and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Relatives attending services from a distance were Arch Dunn, Effie Dunn, Mrs. Rena Murry, Zella Williams and Julian Murry, all of Calamine, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wells and family of Shelton, Neb., and Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Dunn and LeRiy (sic) Dunn of Palmer, Neb. This community extends sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of their loved one. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means to thank our friends and neighbors for their assistance to us during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father, Thaddeus Dunn. Especially do we thank Rev. Primrose for his services and comforting words and to the pallbearers and those who sent floral offerings. We also wish to thank those who sang. Mrs. Lucy Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cook and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Main.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 29, 1940

James Dunne – ca. 1854-1911
Hit by Auto and Killed. – James Dunne, for 34 years a foreman of carpenters in the employ of the Department of Bridges, was struck by an auto on the Brooklyn Bridge on the afternoon of the 8
th inst. and killed. Dunn was on the north roadway with four carpenters. The auto came down the roadway. The four carpenters told the police that the driver did not blow his horn nor give any warning of his approach until ten feet away. The driver says he did blow the auto horn and that he was going only eight or ten miles an hour. The police say that an examination of the horn showed that it was out of order, the rubber bulb near where it was attached to the horn having rotted away. The driver was arrested. The deceased was about fifty-six years old, and owned a quarter section of land north of town upon which his son, Valentine, is erecting a house and barn. Mr. Dunne did not learn of his father’s death until Friday of last week when he started for his old home in Brooklyn to see his mother.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 22, 1911

Mary Jane (Harrison) Dutcher 1852-1927
OBITUARY Mary Jane Harrison Dutcher was born February 2, 1852 in Burean County, Illinois, where she grew to womanhood. On November 2, 1868 she was married to Charles Dutcher, moving shortly after their marriage to Iowa, where they resided for a period of fourteen years. From Iowa they moved to Antelope County, Nebraska where they made their home for several years. They migrated to California in 1888. After ten years they returned to Howard County, Nebraska, later moving to Greeley County, Nebraska, where they have since resided. Besides her husband, she leaves to survive her, their ten children, as follows: Minnie Eastlick, Horace, Nebraska; Emma Robinson, Santa Rosa, California; Wilson Dutcher, California; Tilton Dutcher, Lanzon, South Dakota; Nora Gydesen, Horace, Nebraska; Wallace Dutcher, Ericson, Nebraska; and Fremont, Jacob, John and Susan Dutcher of Horace, Nebraska. She also leaves thirty-one grand children and ten great grand children. Mrs. Dutcher is survived by three sisters: Sarah Noble, Fresno, California; Hannah Williams, Santa Rosa, California; Mahale Phelps, Ukiah, California and one brother, Jake Harrison, Santa Rosa, California. Mrs. Dutcher was a good and loving wife and mother. She was always a devout believer in Christ and a good Christian worker. She was a woman of strong character and loved by all who knew her. We have lost our darling mother, She was bid us all adieu; She has gone to live in heaven And her form is lost from view. Oh, that dear one, how we loved her! Oh, how hard to give her up! But an Angel came down for her And removed her from our midst. Internment was made in the Scotia Cemetery. Rev. G. A. Randall officiated. We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and words of sympathy during the sickness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and words of sympathy during the sickness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We also wish to thank you for the floral offerings. Mr. Chas. Dutcher and family, Mrs. Emma Robenson and family, Mr. Tilton Dutcher and family, Mr. Fremont Dutcher and family, Mrs. Nora Gydesen and family, Mr. John Dutcher and family, Mr. Wallace Dutcher and family, Mr. Wilson Dutcher.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, February 24, 1927, pg. 1, column 5


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