Obituaries - 1909, 1911
TIMES - REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER
January 7, 1909
Julia Quigley was born at Mobile, Alabama April 5,1834, died at Thornburg, Nebraska, December 30, 1908 aged seventy four years, eight months and twenty five days. Was married to William M. Quigley at Nelsonville, Ohio August 19, 1851, moved to Drakeville, Iowa in 1856, from there to Putman County, Mo. in 1868 at which place her husband died May 14, 1872. In 1880 she moved to College Springs, Iowa and from there to Steele City, Nebraska, in the spring of 1883. She came to Thornburg, Nebraska April 1904.
She was the mother of nine children seven of whom survive her: Laura J. Bunting of College Springs, Iowa; Frank M. Quigley of Twin Falls, Idaho; Horace C. Quigley of Ferdinand, Idaho; D. M. Quigley of Thornburg, Nebraska; Mrs. Fannie Q. Law of Long Beach, California; Seth R. Quigley of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Deborah W. Blatchley of Thornburg, Nebraska.
She was converted and joined the Christian church at an early age and remained an active member until her removal to Steele City, Nebraska, at which place she joined the First Baptist church of which she was a member at the time of her death.
Left a widow at thirty-eight with a family of eight small children in the woods of Missouri, she heroically assumed the responsibility of rearing and educating her children, which task she accomplished in a manner alike creditable to herself and family.
Each place where she resided she is remembered for her noble efforts, kindly greetings, untiring and unselfish work for others and her noble christian character.
Thus ends her work on earth, full in years, full and complete in responsibilities assumed and duties performed, an example for all to follow. Gone to her reward kindly remembered by all her influence shall never cease.
CARD OF THANKS To the many friends who gave their assistance and sympathy during the illness and burial of our beloved and never to be forgotten mother. We extend our heartfelt thanks. Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Blatchley and Family, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Quigley and Family, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Quigley.
January 21, 1909
A telegram from Holdrege, Nebraska announces the death, last week of Caleb Clothier, well known to many readers of this paper. Mr. Clothier has for years lived on a ranch near Carrico, Hayes County coming to this section of Nebraska, more than 25 years ago from New Jersey. Formerly very wealthy, his closing days were in anything but affluence, the last two being spent in Wallace, the ward of a friend.
He recently went to Holdrege for medical treatment and died at the home of J. M. Harbaugh in that city, cancer of the liver and old age being the stated cause of death. He was 78 years of age. He had no relatives in this part of the country, an only sister being the sole survivor. She is over 80 years old and lives in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, where the remains were shipped for burial.
February 18, 1909
Mrs. W. T. Estes passed away at her home in Lincoln, Wednesday, February 3, after a lingering illness of several months. Mr. and Mrs. Estes located about twelve miles southwest of town last summer, but before they had hardly got located Mr. Estes was badly injured in a run away and Mrs. Estes health was poor so they decided to return to their home in Lincoln where they have since resided. She leaves a husband, a daughter and two sons to mourn her loss, besides numerous friends. Wallace Winner
James Clark received the sad news of the death of his brother, Marley in Colorado, Monday. Jim left Tuesday for Riverton to attend the funeral.
March 11, 1909
Word was received here last week that Sanford Lewis, one of the pioneer settlers of Hayes County had died suddenly at his home in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Lewis homesteaded a quarter of land a couple miles north west of town, which place he still owns. A number of years ago he moved with his family to Denver where he has since been employed as boiler maker. His brother Simeon Lewis, Sr., of Concord precinct went out to attend the funeral.
L. L. Davenport, known as Shorty, died at his place near Fierlings on last Thursday night of pneumonia, after less than a week's sickness. His remains were shipped to Leon, Iowa his old home on Saturday for interment. His sister and brother-in-law went in charge. Shorty was an old timer, having come here in 1890. He was an hones and hard working man. Wauneta Breeze
Word was received here Monday that Mrs. Chas Bennett had died at the hospital at Rochester, Wisconsin. We expect to give further details and an obituary next week.
March 25, 1909
Mrs. Charles Bennett (Mary Warmington) died in a Rochester, Minnesota hospital, March 7, 1909 after a lingering illness of several years, caused by stomach trouble.
Mary Warmington was born in Cornwall, England on August 7, 1841, and when but a child came with her parents to Polosi, Wisconsin. There she grew to womanhood, beautiful and lovable. She was married to Charles Bennett in 1861, who died two years ago. They moved to Hayes Center, Nebraska in 1890, where she has since resided on a ranch on the Willow. To this union were born five boys and two girls who now mourn the departure of a true, good, loving mother. Her last wish was "to be laid beside the grave of her mother". in the old home in Potosi. This was granted, her sons George and Edward and daughter Laura Jaycox took the remains to that village the day after their beloved mother's death. They spent the night with their cousins and Tuesday morning, March 9, funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Bennett. The other children did not get the word in time to make arrangements to attend the funeral. The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire community.
March 11, 1909
Word was received here announcing the sudden death of Mrs. Jack Shelton of Galena precinct who died on last Sunday evening.
March 18, 1909
Dr. H. C. Allen, fifty-nine years old, died at 11:30 o'clock this afternoon at the family residence, 224 East Eleventh St. He had suffered from bronchial pneumonia and cardiac asthma for the last ten weeks and death was not unexpected. Sr. Allen came to St. Joseph twenty-seven years ago from Boston as an expert mechanical engineer. He superintended the placing of the engines and pipes at the water works pumping station and was chief engineer there six years. He then entered the Ensworth Medical College and was graduated seventeen years ago. He was thirty-seven degree Mason and was a member of the Shrine. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church. He was twice married, last wife surviving him. He is also survived by a brother at Jackson, Georgia. The funeral will be conducted by the Masons - News Press
Mrs. Allen was formerly Miss Esther Lamb and will be remembered by our people as the young lady who spent the summer with her sister, Mrs. William Fischer on the Willow a few years ago.
Amanda Deidel was born, November 5, 1879 in Seward County, Nebraska and came with her parents to Chase County, Nebraska in 1890, where she has since resided. She died at her home near Wauneta, Nebraska, March 8, 1909, aged 29 years, 4 months, 3 days.
She was united in marriage on the fifth day of November, 1898 to Andrew I. Shelton of Wauneta. To this union three children were born of which Mary aged nine and an infant of a few days survive her. These together with her parents and a kind and loving husband are left to mourn her loss.
The remains were followed to their last resting place by a concourse of neighbors, relatives and friends on March 10th, 1909, where interment was made in Antelope cemetery.
April 1, 1909
The thirteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Christner died Tuesday night. The young girl has just recovered from an attack of scarlet fever which left her very weak. A few days ago she took cold which developed in rheumatism and it is thought that the same settled to her heart causing her death. Funeral services will be conducted today and interment will be in the Hayes Center cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
Jim Jones and J. H. Rowley, two farmers living just over the Hayes County line near Blanche, Chase County, got in a dispute over a line fence, which ended in a shooting affair and the death of Mr. Rowley, an old gentleman between sixty and seventy years old. Mr. Jones is now in the Imperial jail waiting his preliminary hearing.
Word was received here last week announcing the death of Mrs. William L. Orr of Gillman City, Mo. Her son Frank went to be present at the funeral. Mrs. Orr had a number of friends in Hayes County who will receive the news with sadness
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Favinger died at her home Friday evening. She had been sick for several weeks. The cause was stomach trouble.
April 29, 1909
We are sorry to state today as we are going to press that the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Squire died at Charlie Hahn's yesterday and was buried at Palisade today.
May 6, 1909 Palisade Item
Llewellyn Bell an old resident of this city having lived here the past thirty-four years, was taken suddenly sick with an attack of indigestion while down town last Thursday. He was taken home and Dr. P. H. Kelly was summoned who did all that could be done for him but the end came on Saturday night.
Llewellyn Bell a retired mechanic was born in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, May 8, 1829 and died at his home on the corner of Seventh and Sycamore Sts. in this city, Saturday April 3, 1909. Mr. Bell in the year 1830 moved with his parents to Rose County, Ohio where he was brought up and where he learned the trade of wagon maker with his father, Ralph Bell. He afterwards worked at his business for fifteen years. He had a marked talent for all mechanical occupation and used to manufacture the foot wear for his family and also worked at the harness making trade. In 1865 he gave up the wagon makng trade and applied himself to the blacksmith business which he followed for about a year.
On February 27, 1864 in Chillicothe, Ohio, Mr. Bell enlisted in company C 330 V. II and was in the first div. of the first Brigade 14th army corps with Gen Jeff C. Davis in command. He was at the battle of Besaca where fifty men in his regiment were killed and also at the battle of Atlanta and Jonesborough. After the battle at Atlanta he was detailed as blacksmith and did much of the shoeing by night to which he attributed the loss of his sight which occurred soon after his discharge. He was mustered out of service July 12, 1865.
In 1856 he was married to Miss Sarah Gallougher, who was born in Muskingum County, Ohio. This union was blessed with ten children: Edgar, Mary, now Mrs. Donahue, Charlotte, now Mrs. William H. Ratcliff, Llewellyn, William, George, Bertram, Loren, Joseph and Ernest. Out of the family of ten children two are dead, Llewellyn and Loren; besides eight children he leaves to mourn his loss, a brother and two sisters, Nelson E. Bell, of Rock Island, Illinois, Mrs. Lucy A. Ferris of Leslie, Arkansas and Mrs. Clemntine Brown of this city.
Mr. Bell was noted in the army for his bravery and courage and gave his eyes in the service of his country. He was a Christian but not connected with any church in this city, usually attending the morning service at the M. E. Church and communing with his people.. He died in the Faith and is in possession of his reward. The GAR Post of which he was a member had charge of the funeral which was held at the M. E. Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. B. F. Eckley pastor of the church.
June 3, 1909
Burned to Death
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Kennedy are both dead as a result of an effort to hurry a fire in the cook stove Monday at Beaver City.
Mrs. Kennedy used coal oil, an explosion resulted, in a moment she was enveloped in flames. Her husband entered the house at this moment and in his heroic efforts to extinguish the fire was so terribly burned that death resulted not many hours after his wife had been released from her horrible sufferings.
Mr. Kennedy is a son of Rev. F. M. Kennedy of Valley Grange precinct, this county. He married Miss Freda Mette of Beverly about 9 years since, and they moved to Beaver City, where he operated an automobile company and garage.
The remains arrived from Beaver City last night. Services are to be held in the Christian Church this afternoon at two o'clock, after which interment will take place in River View cemetery of this city.
This appalling accident and tragedy appeals to every heart and profoundest sympathy flows forth to the bereaved families of the head husband and wife. McCook Tribune
July 15, 1909
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzgerald died Wednesday morning of cholera infantum produced by eating to many green currants. The body will be interred today in the Valley Cemetery.
Elza, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzgerald died last Tuesday night of cholera infantum. Rev. Gress preached the funeral at the house Thursday forenoon, after which the remains were taken to and interred in the Valley cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the community.
August 5, 1909
Jeff Davis' Daughter Dies
A dispatch dated Colorado, Springs, July 21, says , Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, 54 years old, daughter of the late Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, died at her home in Colorado Springs: after an illness of six months. Her husband was president of the First National Bank. Mrs. Hayes, the last of the family after the death of her sister, Miss Winnie Davis, made a trip south a few years ago, when she was made "the daughter of confederacy." in her sisters' stead. Her Mother, widow of the southern president died in New York about 2 years ago.
September 2, 1909
The infant child of Mrs. Louie Osmera, of Antelope precinct died last Monday. It was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Antelope, yesterday.
September 16, 1909
Elizabeth Welty was born in Carl County, Penn., March 20 1820 and afterwards moved with her parents to Ohio. In 1842 with the present Mr. J. E. Shotwell, then two years old, they moved to Iowa at which place they lived until about 1881 at which time they moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska at a place near Lincoln. They left Lincoln in the Spring of 1886 and moved to Hayes County where Mrs. Mintling has ever since made her home. In October 1887 Mrs. Mintling was left a widow, her husband having died on the 16th of that month.
Elizabeth Mintling died September 13, 1909 at Hayes Center, Nebraska after a lingering illness which lasted for a period of four months aged 89 years, 5 months and 23 days. She left to mourn her eight children, twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was the mother of ten children, two of whom are deceased to wit: Angeline and Lizzie Mintling who both died young. Eight children still survive her as follows: Mrs. J. E. Shotwell, Lincoln, Ne; Mrs. Mary Cocain, Winfield, Iowa; Mrs Sarah Cocain, Metropolis, Iowa; Mrs. Rebecca Roe, Mrs. Emma Franklin, Jesse Mintling and Rufus Mintling all of Hayes County, Nebraska and James Mintling of Coldwater, Michigan. With the exception of the Mesdames Cocain and James Mintling all were at her bedside at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church and were conducted by Rev. Spaur, Interment was in the Hayes Center Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS To those who so kindly assisted in the death and burial of our aged mother we desire to express our sincere thanks. Mrs. Rebecca Roe, Mrs. J. E. Shotwell, Mrs. Emma Franklin, Rufus Mintling and Jesse Mintling.
Frank Olander, bachelor farmer living north of Culbertson was found dead in his house the latter part of last week. The coroner's investigation showed that he had dame to his death from natural cause.
Estella, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blair Scott was taken sick with spinal meningitis while they were in town Tuesday evening and died early Wednesday morning. Dr. Fellers of Palisade and Bent of Wallace were called, but they were unable to do anything for the child. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
Little Stella Scott died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Detty at Hayes Center, Wednesday. The family have the sympathy of the intire community.
September 23, 1909
Estella May Scott, daughter of Blair and Rose Scott was born March 18, 1904 and died at the home of her grandparents in Hayes Center, Nebraska on the 15th of September 1909, after an acute illness lasting but about eighteen hours. She left home on the morning of the 14th feeling apparently as well as usual but by the time she arrived in town she was very ill which later took the form of convulsions. Everything possible was done to relieve the little sufferer but human efforts were unavailing and at 6 o'clock the grim reaper had garnered another flower in his icy clasp.
CARD OF THANKS To those who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and burial of our little Estella we wish to express our appreciation and thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Blair Scott
October 7, 1909
Died at the home of J. W. Gress after a sickness of only a few hours, on Friday, October 1, 1909, Ray Lester son of J. A. Mary Gress, age 1 year, 1 month and 6days.
The funeral services which were held Saturday morning were conducted by Rev. L. E. Spaur who delivered a very appropriate address. The remains were laid to rest in the Hayes Center Cemetery. Through the little one's suffering was great, with the last gasping breath, a sweet smile spread over his countenance as though he beheld the face of the angel who came to the bosom of the one who said "Suffer little children to come unto me."
He will wake in fairer lands, Where the angel voices sing.
There the flower it shall expand, There shall love perfection bring.
He has reached the golden shore; Thought the river cold and deep.
Angels bore him safely home; Little Ray has gone to sleep.
Angels bore him safely home; So for him we will not weep.
Softlly through the doorway come; Little Ray has gone to sleep.
CARD OF THANKS We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many kinds of friends and neighbors for their heartfelt sympathy and kindness during the sickness and death of our Little Ray. J. A. Gress and Family
October 7, 1909
Samuel Snoke passed away last Thursday afternoon at his home in this city, after a long illness, the closing months of it being that of absolute helplessness with paralysis. The deceased was born in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland County, Penn., July 1 1840. He was united in marriage with Caroline Ewing Jan 2, 1865. He resided in Hayes County for many years going there in 1885 and removing to McCook about a year since. For over three years he served his country in the 3rd PA calvary. He is survived by his beloved wife and three children, two daughters and one son. Eight children were born to this union. Funeral services were briefly conducted at the residence at 5th Street East, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. M. B. Carmen officiating, after which the remains were borne away and interred in the Riverside Cemetery where repose the bodies of most of the veterans of the Civil War interred in the city. many friends filled the home at these services.
Some handsome flowers were the tributes of love and respect. The pall bearers were members of the order of enginemen to which the son belonged.
To the bereaved wife and children much tender sympathy goes out from many friends and neighbors. McCook Tribune
M. J. Posson, after returning from the fair late Saturday evening received the news of the death of a brother, M. L. Posson which occurred at New York City. The body was transfered to Illinois for interment. Mr. Posson left for Illinois to attend the funeral and will be absent about two weeks. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved brother.
January 12, 1911
Mrs. R. E. Counce received a telegram Monday stating her stepmother, Mrs. Showalter had died at her home in Kansas. Mr. Smith took Mr. and Mrs. Counce to McCook the same evening where they boarded the flyer for Kansas to attend the funeral.
The Community was shocked yesterday morning to learn of the sudden death of John, the 14year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Christner, living west of town. The little fellow had been ailing for a couple of weeks, but they did not think it was anything serious, till Tuesday morning when they sent for Dr. Fellers who at once pronounced it was a bad case of appendicitis. The appendix broke Tuesday night and the little fellow died at 9o'clock Wednesday morning . Funeral services will be conducted at the church in Hayes Center this afternoon and interment will take place in the cemetery on the hill. The bereaved parents have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.
John Elmer Christner
John Elmer Christner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Christner was born in Hayes County on February 7, 1897, died at his home west of town on February 4, 1911, aged 13 years, 11 months, 27 days, after a short illness. His condition was not thought at all serious until the day before his death when a physician was called, but it was too late, and the little fellow was called higher up the next morning. Funeral services were held at the farm last Thursday and burial took place in the Hayes Center Cemetery, which was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Only the memory of the lovely boy is left yet how sweet, how uplifting its influence. For after all, death is but the slipping off of the outer body. "When death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love to walk the world and bless it. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some born good is born, some gentle nature comes". The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy in their sad hours of all.
CARD OF THANKS
To those who have been with us in our bereavement and by kind words and kindly acts have tried to lessen our sorrow, we extend our sincere thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Christner
February 9, 1911
Grim Reaper Death
Visits through Hayes County Homes and leaves them desolate
Mrs. Alvira Smith
The news of the sudden death of Mrs. William Smith Sunday morning February 5, 1911 came as a shock barbed with pain and sorrow. Mrs. Smith was taken sick with la gripp a week before her death and they started at once to break it up, but to no avail, and on Friday morning pneumonia set in and she continued to grow worse till death summoned her on Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock. All the care and love that skilled physicians and anxious household could devise and apply for her comfort and assistance were brought into play, but the fast of Him that rules had been issued and after a few breaths the sufferer's spirit took its flight, before the beautiful Sunday morning was kissed by the rising sun. The news came as a severe shock as few knew of her serious illness.
Alvira Nickerson was born at Bethany, Mo., on March 1, 1873, and was 37 years, 11 months, and 5 days, at the time of her death. She was married to William L. Smith in 1891. To this union were born six children, two having died in infancy, and four survive three daughters and one son are left with the husband to morn the loss of a kind mother and devoted wife. Besides her own family she is survived by five brothers, and two sisters, and an aged father and mother. All were present at the funeral except two sisters, Mrs. Dennis Schaffer of Fowler, Colorado and Mrs. George Yonker of Hayes County, the latter being sick in bed from the sudden shock. Ernest and Harry Smith brothers-in-law of Mrs. Smith came from Edgar to attend the funeral. Let us gather up the elements of the life of the departed one and weave of them a picture for the walls of memory. Her life was a rare jewel. She was ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need - both in acts of kindness and in words. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, and was faithful to it's teachings. She ran the journey of life in about thirty-eight years. It is a path marked with kindness and cheer. She was a very faithful member of the Royal Highlanders in which order she carried one thousand dollars insurance. The order had charge of the burial ceremonies. The last services were held at the church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev Hutchinson of Palisade officiating. The choir, consisting of Medames Blatchley, Quigley and O'Neil and Miss Bertha Fornoff and Messr. Kinsinger and Quigley rendered several very beautiful songs. It was one of the largest attended funerals ever held in Hayes Center, the capacity of the church was inadequate to all who had come to pay their last respects to the departed. She was laid to rest in the silent city on the hill. The floral wreath of carnations and lilies was furnished by the Royal Highlander lodge. Well may her relatives cherish her memory as a precious legacy and we would fain to say a word of comfort to the stricken ones, we can but let our tears flow in sympathy with theirs and paint them to the promise. "At eventide it shall be light".
CARD OF THANKS
Words cannot express our appreciation of those friends and the Royal Highlanders who have shared with us the loss of our dear wife, mother, and daughter. No sweeter memory can live in any heart than the memory of their untiring devotion to the dear one who has just departed. The waves of sorrow break upon our every shore, and we cannot but hope that friends as true may gather around each one of them should sorrow invade their homes.
William Smith and Children, Mr. and Mrs. A. Nickerson and family
Died at his home on Methodist Ridge, Fred Gelvin, on Saturday a. m. at 3:00 after a long illness. He was born in Clearmont County, Ohio, January 18, 1891 and died February 4, 1911, aged 20 years and 18 days. He came to Hayes County with his parents in 1907. His death has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to the lips of his loving mother and brothers. It is sad at any time to stand beside the bed of the dying and watch life's ebbing tide drifting the loved one slowly, perhaps, but surely into the great ocean of eternity, but when it claims one so noble and young as was subject of this simple memorial it is doubly hard. Ever since his fathers death a few years ago he has taken hold of the affairs on the farm and has worked hard and faithful. Fred was an hones and upright young man and respected by all who knew him. To the broken hearted mother and sorrowing brothers we extend the sympathy of one who highly honored him. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon. Sister Orcott delivering a very impressive sermon and interment took place at the cemetery on the Ridge where he was laid to rest beside his father.
CARD OF THANKS - To the kind friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during the sickness and death of our loved one we wish to express our heartfelt thanks, also to those assisting with the music. May the Lord bless you all and spare you such sorrow is our sincere wish.
Callie Galvin and Children
April 13, 1911
Word came last Friday that Grandpa Ready of Riverton had taken a set back and was very low. C. A. Ready and Jas Clark left for Riverton the same evening. E. N. Ready went Saturday. A telegram was received here Monday morning that the old gentleman had died. Frank Roe took Jas and Dick Ready to McCook the same evening where they boarded a train to be present at the funeral of their father. Mr. Ready was well known to the most of our citizens who will learn of his death with regret.
April 20, 1911
At six o'clock Monday morning April 10, 1911 the spirit of Robert D. Ready gave up the unequal fight it so long waged with death and took it's flight into the Great Beyond.
For months the deceased had been a patient sufferer with a malady that baffled the best medical skill. It's final termination resulted in dropsical form and while relief was temporarily given by "topping", still, age and general debility precluded the possibility of recovery. The writer had known the deceased but two short years, and yet in that time we had learned to admire him for certain rugged traits of character which he possessed. His was a determined and unflinchable course along lines he held to be just and right. In the battles for the uplifting of humanity, he was always found in the front ranks. A strong believer in the doctrines of his party - the republican - still he was broad enough to support men and not parties with his vote. His standing as citizen and resident of the county is attested by the fact that he lacked only four votes of being elected County Judge of this county, only six years ago. This office will miss the kindly visits of our old friend and encouragement he gave us in, standing for the right as it appealed to us. The deceased was a friend to all and many will miss his kindly ways and charitable acts.
The review extends its sympathy to the mourning ones in this hour of sorrow.
Robert D. Ready was born in Virginia, May 8, 1833 and died at his home in Riverton, Nebraska, April 10, 1911, aged 72 years, 11 months and 2 days.
At the age of sixteen years, he with his parents came to Ohio. On March 26, 1858 he was married to Miss Jane Day. To this union were born 10, three of whom have died and seven remain. Of these ten seven were boys and three were girls. There is left to know the loss of a father, six boys and one girl. The family moved to Nebraska in 1882 where they now all reside with the exception of the mother who died in 1890.
In 1905 the deceased was reunited in marriage to Mrs. Maggie Strong of Oberlin, Kansas who also survives him.
In his boyhood he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church with his wife. After coming west he never had his membership transferred to any church roll in this section of the country but endeavoring as best he knew how to keep his name recorded on the Book of Life, which really counts after all. From the many interviews the writer had with him, we found him testifying to a clear hope in the future.
The past year made a rapid change in his physical strength, and more than four months he has been under constant care of a physician No means was spared to prolong life, but God's time had evidently come and he inevitable enemy was victor. Funeral services were conducted at the house by H. Ellis Lininger, April 12th, where a large gathering of our people had assembled to pay their last respects to their old friend and neighbor. The six sons acted as pall bearers. After the exercises, the body of the deceased was taken for burial to Franklin where it will rest with those gone on before. Riverton Review
May 11, 1911
Three of Which Live in Hayes Center
George E. Miller, a native of Virginia and a resident the past 20 years of the county, one mile north of Bryant, died at his home about noon on Wednesday from the effects of heart trouble. He was resting in an easy chair when the end came. Death was rather sudden, though had been failing in health for some time.
He was about 96 years of age and was a civil War Veteran and at the time of the soldier's reunion in Cuba last September, he was awarded the prize given the oldest soldier of the Civil War in attendance.
Mr. Miller was twice married, first to Miss Hanna Hanger who died December 20 1884. The surviving children are John S. Miller of Bryant; William Miller of St. David; Granville Miller of Smithfield; Mrs. Sarah Newton and Mrs. Hattie DeWitt of Cuba; Mrs. and Mis Ellen Wolfrey both of Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Miller was again married about 26 years ago to Mrs. Luvena Stevenson who survives.
Before the death of George E. Miller at his home near Bryant last week there were five generations surviving which in itself is remarkable. First was Mr. Miller, more than 96 years of age; then came his daughter Mrs. Sarah Newton, last of Cuba; then her daughter Mrs. C.O. Laird of Hayes County Nebraska; then followed Mrs. Laird's daughter, Mrs. Maude Rathbun of Hayes Center, Nebraska; and last but came her little daughter Dorothy Fern Rathbun, aged two years. Canton Illinois Register
O. H. Morris Dies
The following is taken from the Lincoln Star and refers to the youngman we made mention of as being seriously ill a few week ago:
County Superintendent O. H. Morris died early Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks during which he submitted to numbers operations for tuberculosis of the spine.
Mr. Morris has taught school in Lancaster county for some years. He took possession of his county office on November 15th. Shortly after the first of the year he was taken seriously ill and removed to the hospital where he has since been confined. All hopes of saving his life were given up long before he finally succumbed.
The funeral will be held at 12:45 Sunday in the chapel at Castle Roper and Matthews and will be in charge of the Masons of Lincoln lodge No 19. The Knights of Pythias will also have delegates of the services. The body will be shipped to Bloomington, Indiana under the care of the father who has been in Lincoln for several weeks.
Mr. Morris is survived by his father and mother, two brothers, William and George and two sisters Oka and Mrs J. B. Lees all of Bloomington.
May 18, 1911
Died Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J., the nineteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Watson died at the farm home about two miles south of town on Tuesday night May 16th, after a lingering illness of about five years, and for three years of this time he has been completely help less. The fond parents have done everything in their power to relieve his sufferings and have had him in some of the best hospitals in the country and his case has baffled all physician, they being unable to help him any. Death surely came to the young man as relief. The body was at once prepared for burial and was shipped yesterday morning from Palisade to his old home in Franklin, accompanied by the bereaved family and his uncle Robert Watson. We join with their many friends in extending condolence.
Died Dorothy Cruzen
Died at her home, Dorothy H. Cruzen the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno B. Cruzen after a lingering illness of several months. The little child had a severe attack of pneumonia some time ago and by every effort it's life was spared for a short time. Two weeks ago the little one was taken down with the measles from which it recovered again to be sick with pneumonia from which it died Saturday morning. Rev. Hutchinson of Palisade conducted the funeral services from the family residence on Sunday P. M. at 3 o'clock and interment took place in the Hayes Center Cemetery. The Bereaved parents have the tenderest sympathy of all in their bereavement.
May 25, 1911
Dr. Anderson was called out to Jas Kerr's Monday to see Mrs. Kerr who was quite sick. The doctor reports that Mrs. Kerr gave birth to a baby, but the infant was born dead. Mrs. Kerr is yet quite sick but her chances for recovery are now good.
August 17, 1911
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Neverve died Saturday morning Aug 12, 1911 at the Neverve home in Hayes County. The little child was born August 12th living only a few hours. God in his infinite wisdom calling it to his home. The funeral services were conducted according to the rites of the Catholic church at the home of the bereaved parents last Sunday and the little child was laid to rest by loving hands in the Catholic cemetery in Antelope precinct. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends who most sincerely sympathize with them in the loss of their dear little son.
August 31, 1911
Agnes Josephine Bartholic was born in New Port, Rhode Island, September 27, 1845 and died at her son's home in Wauneta, Nebraska, August 20, 1911 aged 65 years, 10 months, and 24 days. She came with her parents to Dwight, Illinois when 10 years of age. February 15, 1868 the deceased was united in marriage to Samuel McGooden in Pontiac, Illinois, near which place they resided on a farm until March 17, 1887 when they moved west and located on a farm in Hayes County. To this union were born 9 children, four sons and five daughters, two of the boys and 1 girl having departed this life, leaving to morn a mother gone two sons and 4 daughters, Mrs. C. A. Liston, Wallace, Nebraska; Mrs. Jos Harrington, Belva, Oklahoma; Geo and Sam McGooden, Wauneta; Mrs. H. B. Snyder Eureka, Nebraska and Mrs. Hal Watson Bartley, Nebraska. Mrs. Mc Gooden has been a member of the M. E. Church 51 years. Mrs. McGooden had gradually wasted into invalidism until she became bed fast 5 years ago and has been a constant sufferer ever since. When loving hands and hearts had done all they could, God said, it is enough, come and she answered the summons. The funeral was held from the home of George McGooden in Waunea August 22, conducted by Rev. J. W. Henderson after which interment took place in the Palisade Cemetery.
September 7, 1911
The week old baby girl of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Gathman of Rain died the latter part of the last week and was interred in the Hayes Center Cemetery Sunday.
Eve Jane Rodgers was born October 28, 1862 in Hancock County, Illinois and died at her home near Palisade Sept 1, 1911, aged 48 years, 10 months and 3 days. July 3, 1884 the deceased was married to Frank Miller at Carthage, Illinois. They came to Wahoo, Nebraska in 1884 then moved to Hayes County in the spring of 1885 and have lived near Palisade ever since. To this union were born 11 children, six girls and five boys: Mrs. Lillie Turner of Gering, Ne, Mrs. Maude Spence, Palisade, Truman R., Louis, Ross, Lulu, Ethel, Frankie E, Noble D, Mabel V., Dale L., Bessie E., and Iona R. Mrs. Miller has been a member of the Methodist Church for years and always lived a Christian life and was a faithful wife and devoted mother. The funeral was held at the home seven miles east of Palisade conducted by Rev. H. S. Hutchinson. Interment were laid in the Palisade Valley Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
The undersigned take this method of thanking their many friends and neighbors for their kindness during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. L. F. Miller and family
September 25, 1911
DROWNED IN WATERHOLE
Ray the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Skiles was drowned Saturday noon. The accident occurred at a hole washed out in the canyon back of A. A. Rose's property in the west part of town. The boy with two others was throwing at a frog when he slipped and slid down into the water. The two boys who were with him tried to rescue him but when they found they could not, quickly gave the alarm. O. B. Hensley went and brought up the body but it was too late. Dr. Mills had arrived but to no avail.
Ray Edwin Skiles was born near Holdrege, Nebraska, Oct 13, 1902. The family moved to Hayes County about three years ago and for the past three years have lived in Maywood. The remains were taken to Holdrege where the funeral services were held at three o'clock, Monday afternoon in the M. E. Church, Rev. Newlands officiating. Interment were laid at the Prarie Cemetery in Holdrege Maywood Reporter
Elijah N. Phares was born in Morgan County, Ohio in 1835. When a small child he moved with his parents to Illinois where he grew to manhood, and at the age of 26 he enlisted in the 30th Ill. Co.B. where he served four years and received honorable discharge. He was married to Mary Ann Peck December 21, 1865. To this union were born seven children four daughters and three sons, on daughter dying in infancy. The deceased united with the Christian Church in the fall of 1865. In 1874 he with wife and family moved from Illinois to Van Buren County, Iowa, where they lived until 1893 when they moved just across the state line into Scotland County, Missouri where Mrs. Phares died June 11, 1903, Mr. Phares being in poor health came to Hayes County, Nebraska in hopes of regaining his health. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. M. B. Smith where he was cared for all that loving hands could do. He was a constant sufferer for eight years with that dreaded disease of cancer. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father three daughters, three sons and ten grandchildren. Two daughters and two sons being at his bedside during his sickness. He departed this life Sept 17, 1911 at the age of 76 years, 3 months, 20 days.
CARD OF THANKS
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to their many friends who so kindly assisted them during the sickness and death of their father. Their kindness will ever be remembered.
M. B. Smith and family, R. L. Pares and family, N. J. Phares and family, Mrs. Clara Smith and children.
October 12, 1911
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE
Andrew Larson was born in Norway on September 10, 1837 and died in Cublertson October 2, 1911 being 74 years and 21 days of age.
On April 18, 1865 he was married to Miss Karen Marie Olsen and to them were born six children, four daughters and two sons. His wife and two of his heirs have proceeded him in death.
Mr. Larsen came to America in the year 1867 and for the time located in the state of Wisconsin and from there thence he came to Culbertson, Nebraska in 1875, where he made his home since. He and a fellow countryman walked from Kearney, Nebraska to Culbertson, Nebraska. Here he passed through the trials of a frontier life and the hardships it is fraught with. Mr. Larsen was a member of the Lutheran church, born, christened and conformed there in. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church in Culbertson by the Rev. R. N. Throckmorton, pastor of that church and then the remains were interred in the Culbertson cemetery to await the resurrection morn. Culbertson Banner
November 9, 1911
Word was received here last week stating that a former Hayes County resident Albert Monthi died at his home at Ann, Mo. Mr. Monthi was an early settler of High Ridge precinct
Mrs. Edsal Potts received a telegram last Friday stating her brother H. C. Strong, of Wilcox, Nebraska had died. It was impossible for Mrs. Potts to go to be present at the funeral. It was quite a shock to her as she knew nothing of his being sick.. It had only been about a month since the old gentleman was here and apparently looked hale and healthy.
December 7, 1911
Lizzie Brazak wife of Frank Brazak living on Mrs. Hruzas place in Harrison precinct died last evening at 6 o'clock. She had been operated on by Dr. Anderson for an abcess a few days before. She was twenty years of age and leaves a husband and a young child about eighteen months old. The family came here from Chicago last May.
December 14, 1911
On last Monday night there was a still born baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Blair Scott of Eddy. The little one was quietly laid to rest in the Hayes Center Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Dr. Anderson was called up after the unexpected had happened and from all reports Mrs. Scott is getting along nicely.
December 28, 1911
Elizabeth Hradsky was born in Bohemia in 1891 and died at her home in Harrison precinct, Hayes County, December 6 1911 aged 20 years. She came to America in 1897 and was united marriage in 1908 to Frank Brazak at Chicago, Illinois from where they moved to Hayes County. To this union was born one child aged 18 moths who stll survives. Mrs. Brazak was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and was faithful and was faithful wife and a devoted mother. Interment was made in the Robert Cemetery. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.
CAPT. JOHN W. READY
On Saturday morning at 7:15 o'clock the long illness with paralysis of Capt. John W. Ready came to an end, his death occurring at the home of his son Robert west of the city at that hour. For a number of years after his retirement Mr. Ready living in this city and was one of our best known and strongest characters, being unusually experienced in political and other public affairs and able and willing at all times to express himself on them. After his stroke of paralysis, however, he was no longer able to mingle with his friends but those who sought him in retreat found him keen and alive to current affairs up to a short time before the end.
The funeral services, in charge of Lemon post GAR of which he was a member, were held Monday afternoon in the Christian Church.
Captain John William Ready was born in Fauquier Co. Va. November 7, 1824 and departed this life December 16, 1911, aged 87 years, 1 month and 9 days.
He came to Illinois in 1866 and settled on a farm three miles west of Farmer City, and lived on a farm or in Farmer City ever since.
During the Civil War Mr. Ready joined the one hundred and seventh Illinois volunteers and did faithful service, chiefly in Delaware until the close and was mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio. He attained his captaincy by election in Comp I of that regiment.
Captain ready was an industrious man and was successful in his occupation. He was a man of generous and kindly dispostion. He leaves to mourn his loss the following sons:
Robert C. of this vicinity, James W. and Wesley M. of Wellington, Kansas Charles W. of Farmer City and Lucy Watson widow of the late John Watson living west of the city. His companion preceded him to the other shore in 1900. The daughters Rosella and Mary died in girlhood and the son John passed away in this city in the prime of his manhood. Farmer City Journal (Ill)
Captain John W. Ready was the uncle of the Ready boys of this county. He will be remembered by our citizens as he visited his nephew a number of times.
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