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Merrick County's 100th Year: 1858-1958

 


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THRESHING IN 1893 NEAR PALMER
James Peck, owner of the outfit is standing on the horse power unit.
At left, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Campbell stand by the grain wagon.


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PALMER BAND, ABOUT 1903
Top Row: .... ? Dave Foster, Henry Wells, ....?....?
Middle Row. Baird, Baird, . . . .? .... ? Baird.
Bottom Row: . . . . ?, Grant Ire. . . . ? Harry Fiblier (sic), Thomas Fidlier.

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RAY HUNT'S THRESHING OUTFIT, 1917
From left, on tool box: Wilson McMillan and Wm. Beyers; on lower
platform: Ray Hunt and Kinsey Forsythe. Right on water wagon:
Henry Hunt.

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FRANK M. KNAPP


LIVED FOR 65 YEARS IN THIS COMMUNITY

When Frank Mahlon Knapp died on June 7, 1937, at the age of nearly 80 years, he had lived in the Loup Valley community northeast of Palmer, for 65 years, a record at that time, He was born at Delhi, Iowa, in 1857, and came to this community in 1872 with his parents. Frank's father, J. C. Knapp, was the first teacher in School district 31, and Frank and his two brothers and three sisters were among the first pupils in the school.

In 1916, following the death of his father, Frank Knapp was married to Miss Birdia Randall. They had no children of their own, but were foster parents to a number of young people during their married life. He is survived by his widow.

 

 


FIRST NEWSPAPER PRINTED IN PALMER, OCT. 7, 1887.

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