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If you are seeking early settlers "at Genoa", they were probably living on land in Platte County, but
receiving their mail through the Genoa Post Office adjacent to the Pawnee Indian Reservation.
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Belgrade Herald - Sat. 26 April 1902


DIED - 2 a. m. April 20, 1902, Joseph W. Sprague, age 68 years 3 mo. 2 days, at the home of his son C. J. Sprague at Belgrade Nance County Nebraska, of dropsy. Mr. Sprague was born in Hartland township, Huron county, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1834 at which place he lived until April 29, 1884 from whence he moved to Nebraska. He was married to Martha Hawxhurst Jan. 1, 1858 with whom he lived until her death five years previous. He united with the M. E. church of Fitchville, Huron county, Ohio in 1858. After spending the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Dowman, in Cleveland, Ohio, he returned about eight weeks ago to the home of his son at which place he died. For some weeks he struggled with his illness but was confined to his bed which he kept for three weeks until the end. His suffering was intense in which time he was reconciled to depart this earth and anxious to go, pleading with the Master for the hastening of his Home departure. His remains were placed in the Main cemetery of Belgrade by the side of those of his beloved wife, Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends who were so kind to us and to our beloved father during his sickness and death.
Carlton Sprague and family.
Elsie V. Sprague.

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Belgrade Herald - Sat. 24 May 1902

Mrs. Victoria J. Smith from "The News Recorded"

Mrs. A. J. Snelson from "The News Recorded", and Card of Thanks

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October 1902 - Articles from the Nance County Journal (no dates on articles)

Iver Campbell, of Genoa, while hunting last Tuesday, had his arm shot so badly that he died the next day from the effects of it at the St. Mary's hospital. He leaves a wife and one small child to mourn his loss.

Iver Campbell, a carpenter of Genoa, was accidentally shot Tuesday afternoon while out hunting, 7 miles south of town with Mr. Sheffer. Campbell was getting into the buggy when one of the guns, a double barrelled hammer gun which had both barrells cocked, was suddenly discharged, the whole load passing through the right arm between the elbow and shoulder. He was taken to Columbus that evening and placed under the care of Martyn, Evans and Geer, but we hear that word was received here last night that he died yesterday. Mr. Campbell was about 30 years old and leaves a wife and one child.

NOTE: Iver died 15 October, 1902. His parents were Eldridge E. Campbell & Cordelia Marie Tague. His wife was Phoebe Vidella Moore. His son was Allen Eldridge Campbell.

Submitted by Donald L. Saban, great nephew.



Nance County Journal? - July 1905



     This morning at 15 minutes to 2 o'clock, Mr. W. A. Scarlett pass away from paralysis at the age of 74 years. Deceased has been a great sufferer for the past year, and the end came peacefully. The funeral will be held at the church near his home at 10 o'clock tomorrow and the interment will be in the Fullerton cemetery. Mr. Scarlett has lived in Nance couny about 26 years and was one of the most highly esteemed citizens within her borders. His wife is 74 years of age and is in very poor health.


     W.A. Scarlett was born in North Carolina, Oct. 9 1830. When he was 14 years old his parents moved to Indiana where he lived untill 1864. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Lydia Faucett whose love and administration greatly blessed his live. All through the 51 years of their married life she has been his constant companion and devoted helper.

     In 1849 he crossed the plains with a little party going to California. He gained considerable wealth in the new gold field after which he rturned to his old home which then was in Indiana.

     On his trip he met with many experiences which, if put in a book woud make an interesting volume.

     In 1864 he moved to Polk County Iowa and in 1874 he moved to Nance county to the old home where he resided until death's summons called him home. He died in the triumphs of the Christian faith and with a prayer on his lips. During the last few year he has been much interesed in the little church which stands upon the corner of his farm.

     He departed this life July 6, 1905, age 74years, 9 months and 27 days, leaving his devoted wife, five children and many grand children to mourn his loss. Death came as the result of paralysis.

     The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley M.E. church and were conducted by Rev. J. M. Bothwell assisted by Rev. E.A. Smith.

     Once more a soul has been led out upon the unknown road. Once more a husband, father, neighbor and friend has gone.

Note: The clips were in adjacent columns of the newspaper.



Belgrade Herald - Fri. 4 Jul 1913

Martha Jane Lee REED (Mrs. Henry C. REED) - from Local and Personal Column

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Belgrade Herald, Fourteenth Year No. 47 - Fri. 22 Aug 1913

Hattie Hodges SPRAGUE

     Mrs. Hattie Hodges Sprague, daughter of Frank and Jane Hodges was born at Dorr Center, Mich., Aug 10, 1870, and died at her home just west of Belgrade at 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, 1913, after a long illness of intense suffering, at the age of 43 years and 6 days. With her parents in the fall of 1872 she came to Merrick county, this state, where they resided until 1877 when they moved to Nance county, two years before the Indian reservation was opened for settlement, her father taking a section of land midway between Belgrade and Fullerton, making their home in the above pictured sod house. (NOTE: The photo was extremely dark and did not reproduce well from microfilm.) In the year 1890 her father purchased a half section west of Belgrade and they moved there where she was united in marriage to Carelton J. Sprague, September 6th, 1892. To this union five sons were born - Clarence, who died in infancy, Lloyd, Forest, Frank and Lealand (sic). Mrs. Sprague passed through many experiences which she related later in life, among them the destruction and devastation by the grasshoppers, the development of the unbroken prairie, trading with the Indians for buffalo robes, the happy days spent in the old sod house that stood near the grove of large cottonwood trees between Belgrade and Fullerton, the Tekomsko postoffice kept by her father when the mail was carried from Central City to Tekomska, Red Wing, Mira (which is now Belgrade) and then on to Oakdale, the long drives to market with pleasure and fascination, the fording of the streams of Nance county including the Loup river, the ferry over the Platte and how the Sioux Indians swooped down the Cedar River, stole some horses in the neighborhood of Genoa from the Pawnees, the fight that followed and the caring of the wounded Indians by her Mother. She saw her brother assist in the building of the branch line of the U. P. railroad and her father contribute to the upbuilding of Belgrade, the county, and the schools. Yet with all the hardships of their early life without the telephone, rural routes, automobiles and modern machinery, they were happy and contented. Twenty three years ago she assisted in organizing the first Sunday school in Belgrade which has never been discontinued for lack of support and attendance and lived to see her son Lloyd, superintendent of this school. Mrs. Sprague united with the Belgrade M. E. church July 24, 1892, which connection she always maintained and while on account of health it was impossible at times for her to attend the services, she taught her children to be loyal to the great cause of humanity through salvation by Jesus Christ. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband and four sons; a brother, Herbert Hodges of Hanford, Calif.; two half sisters Mrs. Ella Taylor Dewitt of Beaver Crossing, Nebr., and Helen Hodges, of Belgrade; a step-mother Mrs. John Hack, of Belgrade, and many friends. The services were conducted at the Belgrade M. E. church Monday, Aug 18, Rev. S. E. Taft (?) assisted by Rev. F. DeVol, officiating. Interment was made in the Main cemetery.

Related news-bit: Belgrade Herald 4 Jul 1913 "Local and Personal" - Sprague, Hodges
Related news-bit Belgrade Herald 29 Aug 1913 "Local and Personal" - Sprague



Nance County Journal - 1916

"Prescott Preston Passes Away" (Surname: PHILBRICK)

     The people of the community were saddened to learn of the sudden death of little Prescott Preston which occurred on Monday at about 6 p.m. at the C. N. Philbrick home. He had been ill for a few weeks with rheumatism but was considered very much better until a relapse on Sunday. The family were not alarmed as his condition did not seem serious until late Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday, Feb. 23d at 3 p.m. the Rev. W. H. Cooper of the Presbyterian church conducting the services. "The Sand Man" a favorite song of the little boy was sung by J. A. Storch.

     Prescott Preston was born at LaVerne, Minn. Sept. 27 1910 and passed away at Fullerton, Nebr. Feb. 21st at the age of 5 years, 4 months and 25 days. The remains were lalid to rest in the Fullerton cemetery.

     Little Prescott was a great favorite with both old and young and the sympathy of a host of friends is with the bereaved mother and family in their loss.


April 1917 (Nance County Journal?)


     Another pioneer of Nance county answered the final summons on Sunday evening and the people of the community were shocked and grieved to learn of the sudden death of Connover Kennedy following a stroke of paralysis. He was apparently well on Saturday and was seen on the streets although he had suffered light strokes of paralysis in the last two years.
     The funeral services were conducted by Father John in the St. Peter's Catholic church on Wednesday morning and the remains laid to rest.
     The sympathy of a host of friends is extended to the bereaved family.
     Connover Kennedy was born near Dublin, Ireland on March 17, 1855 and died in Fullerton April 22, 1917.
     When a small child he moved with his parents to Mercer County, New Jersey.
     On January 2, 1875 he was married to Kathryn J. McDermott. She having died on October 3, 1894. To this union were born four boys and three girls. Four of whom are still living; Mrs. A. E. Swanson, of Fullerton, William H. and John E. of Belgrade and Mrs. Fred Becklam of St. Edward.
     On January 7, 1896 he was married again to Sarah E. Murray. To this union one child was born; Myrtle I., who is still in the home.

Contributed by Carolyn Welch <> 23 Feb 2001 (He was my Great Grandfather)


Genoa Leader - Fri. 22 Nov 1918


Walter Campbell of this city died in the last of the week from an attack of pneumonia and was buried on Saturday last. The deceased, who was doing porter work at the hotel had an attack of the influenza a couple weeks ago but refused to go to bed or admit that he was even sick. When a doctor was finally called for his sister, it was discovered the he was in the last stages of pneumonia, too late to do anything for him.

NOTE: Walter Campbell was a son of Eldridge E. Campbell and Grace Minnie Moore.
Submitted by Donald L. Saban, great grandson of Eldridge E. Campbell.


Apr 1919 - (Nance County Journal?)

OBITUARY - Maude Ethel Jameson SHIVELY

Mrs. W. L. Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Jameson, was born September 16, 1885 near Sargent Nebraska and died at her home near there, April 11, 1919, age 33 years, 6 months and 24 days. Maude Ethel Jameson of Fullerton, Nebraska, was united in marriage to Willis Lafayette, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Shively, of Fullerton, Nebraska, March 20, 1907. To this union were born four children, two girls and two boys, Irene, Nona, Leonard and Baby, who passed away with his mother. Deceased became a member of the M.E. Church in early girlhood, and lived a true Christian life up to the time her Master called her home. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister and loved by all who knew her.

     She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, three children, father, mother, three sisters and five brothers and many relatives and friends. Father, mother and sister Viola of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs Blanche Carter of Julesburg, Colorado, Flora Deal and brother Robert and Charles of Elsie, Nebraska, Fred and Ralph of Thedford, Nebraska and Edward of Sargent, Nebraska. All were present.

"Altho thou has grieved us "Dear Master",
Thy will be done.
Thous has taken from our midst,
A very Dear One.
Her rest is so sweet
"Dear Master" we know
We wouldn't wish her back
To this world of woe."

     Funeral services were held in Pierce Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, April 15th. Rev. William VanBuren had charge of the service and preached the sermon, and the mortal remains of Mother and Babe were laid to rest in the cemetery in the presence of relative and many friends.

Obit contributed by Lois Miller Lindholm Dawson.

September 1919 (newspaper not known)


     Friends were grief stricken when they learned that Mrs. Connover Kennedy had passed away at her home in this city on Saturday after a brief illness. She has lived in Fullerton many years and leaves a host of friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
     Sarah Elizabeth Ferris was born in Joliett, Dupage County, Illinois, June 3, 1862 and died in Fullerton, Nebr., Sept. 27, 1919, at the age of 57 years, 3 months and 24 days. She grew to womanhood at the place of her birth. When yet a young woman, she came to Nebraska and made her home with her sister, Mrs. William Becklam in Platte County. Here she was married to James Murray May 17, 1880. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. C. J. Smith of Sterling, Colo., and Wm. J. Murray of Belgrade, Nebr.
     The deceased and husband spent a few years of their early married life on a farm in Platte county, after which they moved to Cherry county. Her husband was deceased in Colorado in 1895. The widow made her home in Fullerton where with but a brief intermission, she lived the remainder of her life.
     June 7, 1896 she was married to Connover Kennedy of this city. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Myrtle L. Kennedy who yet lives in the home.
     Mr. Kennedy departed this life April 22, 1917.
     Sister Kennedy grew up in a Christian home and was affiliated with the Methodist church during her girlhood days. A. D. Davis, pastor of the Methodist church baptized her and received her into the church during her recent illness. She talked freely of how she wanted her funeral conducted and of her faith in Christ. She was fully resigned to the will of her Lord. She was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and of the Womans Relief Corps. She leaves a son, two daughters and four step children, Mrs. Albert Swanson, John and William Kennedy of Fullerton and Mrs. Fred Becklam of St. Edward and a sister, Mrs. Addie McCarron of Los Angeles, Cal, with other relatives who feel keenly her death.
     Those out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. John Pollard of Clarks; Mrs. Fred Becklam of St. Edward and Mrs. Walter Menning of Lincoln. A funeral service was conducted at the late home Tuesday, Sept 30 at 10 a.m. by the pastor of the Methodist church. the body was buried in the Riverside cemetery.

Contributed by Carolyn Welch <> 23 Feb 2001 - She married my Great grandfather after his 1st wife was deceased. Reference to sister Mrs. William Becklam should actually be half-sister.

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Nance County Journal - 1919

"Lieut. Fred C. Philbrick"

     Below we give a letter from the Lieutenant of the areo squandron in which Fred Philbrick belonged, giving details of the battle in which Fred made the supreme sacrifice, and which allays all possible hope the berieaved family may have of his eescape or return.

     Fred C. Philbrick was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Philbrick of this city, and had he lived until Jan. 26, 1919, he would have been 23 years of age. But he felt the call of his country and in April. 1917, while being a student in the unversity of Nebraska, enlisted in the engineers corps. later being transferred in the field artillery at Fort Snelling, where he remained in the officers' training camp for two months. He then passed in the examination for training in aviation and was sent to Princeton, N. J. about July 21st, where he trained for two months, doing (sic) direct from there to France, landing the fore part of Oct. 1917.

     Fred was the first soldier boy from Nance county to land in France and by his sudious and ambitious endeavor made rapid progress.

     In France he trained for a chasse pilot at Issoudun and Tours, and received a commisson as first lieutenant in March, 1918 after which he was assigned to the 28th Aero Squadron operating on the St. Mihiel front and was with the offensive that strightened out that famous salient inaugurated on Sep. 12 1918, and it was in this latter date that Fred received his first experience of being shot down while patrolling the enemy lines, (having fallen with in the allied lines) of which he wrote a vivd description to his parents on Sept. 13th, and which was the last word they received from him, although two other letters were received by friends in Lincoln, written on Sept. 18th, the date of his disappearance.

     We jolin with the whole community in tendering our heartfelt sympathy to the Philbrick family and dedicate these few humble line to the membery of their valiant son, appending a verse in "Our Amerian Ace," which heroic title Fred had and yet gained but but which we deem worthy of his service.

     (2nd col)

     My Dear Mr. Philbrick: Your letter of Octobeer 26th and November 23rd have just been brought to my notice and I regret very much that they have not received prompt attention.

     Lt. Philbrick left the airdrome at Vanendeurs, Meuse, at four thirty P.M. September 18th, 1918 flying a Spad type XIII plane. No 4600, the Squadron number being a large blue figure "3" on a white background. Three other planes from this Squadron and five from the 213th Squadron were on this patrol, their mission being to bomb and machine gun enemy troop concentrations in the region of Chambley and Mars le Tour, south of Metz.

     As the formation was over Chambley flying at low altitude in orderr to do effective work, they were attacked by a number of enemy air craft. Our planes were at a disadvantage being loaded with bombs, but nevertheless gave combat. In the enemy who exceded our planes in number. Lt. Philbrick singled out two of the enemy planes (Fokhers) and turned both machine guns on them Each member f the patrol was actively engaged in combat and none of them were able to go to the assistance of Lt. Philbrick. The planes eventurally succeeded in driving off the enemy, but owing to poor visibility were unable to find either Lt. Philbrick or Lt. McClure of the 213th Squadron. Some members of the 213th Squardron report seeing a plane go down in flames, but were unable to distinguish where it was an Allied plane or an enemy plane. Lt. McClure's plane was shot down out of control and he was taken prisoner as the combat took place over the enemy lines.

     Lt. McCllure has since been released and has rejoined his  Squadron. I have questioned him regardimg Lt. Phibrick but he was unable to give me any nfomation, so I am sorry to say that our only inference is that it was Lt. Philbrick's plane that went down in flames.

     Of the three other pilots of this Squadron that were with Lt. Philbrick in his last combat, two were killed in an accident, and the other Lt Merrick has been transferred from the Squadron and is now in America or on his way there.

     In closing, I may say that there was no other officer in the Squadron more respected and as well liked as Lt. Philbrick. Please accept the condolence of myself and other members of the Squadron in your bereavement, and I am sure you will be proud to know that he was fighting to the last.

     I was not with the Squadron at thr time of Lt. Philbrick's disappearance, but have received the information from the Squadron records. Should you care to communicate with one of the pilots you can address Lt. Charles I. Merrick, Eldora Iowa.

     Trusting I have answered your questions satisfactory and given you the information you desired. I am

Sincerely yours,


2nd Lt, A. S., U.S.A.

Note - by 1944: Fullerton American Legion post was named in his honor.



Feb 1920 - OBITUARY (Nance County Journal?)

Old Citizen Passes Away

Albert Miller, son of Almon and Mary A. Miller, was born in Portville, Cattaraugus County, New York, January 3, 1842, and died in Fullerton, NE February 14, 1920, at the advanced age of 78 years, one month and 11 days. He was the oldest child of a family of ten children, and was the last of the family but one, a sister, Mrs. A. S. Updike of Olean, New York. He grew to manhood at the place of his birth.

     In 1861, when in his nineteenth year, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Company A 85 New York, under General McClellan. He saw much hard service. He fought a number of battles, among them were Fair Oaks and Chicohomany. He was in the grand review at D.C. At the close of the war, he was honorably discharged and returned to his father's home in New York.

     He was married near his parental home October 29, 1864, to Miss Lovica Silloway. To this union, sixteen children were born, nine of whom died in infancy. Edna, the youngest daughter, was deceased at the age of 22 years.

     In April 1871, he came to Nebraska and homesteaded a farm near Pierce Chapel, 7 miles southeast of Fullerton. He was one of the first settler in Merrick County. Mr. Miller, with his faithful companion, underwent many privations and hardships. To subsist and keep the wolf from the door, he traded with the Indians in and near where Fullerton is now located. He,with the early settlers, lived here during the grasshopper year and through several severe droughts, and like others received food and clothing from the home mission fund for the frontier settlers. Thru it all, he staid and made good.

     During the spring of 1889, he moved to Fullerton and for some years was engaged in the implement business, and with the exception of a brief duration, he resided in Fullerton until his death.

     The deceased was reared in a Methodist home. Frequently ministers were entertained and lodged in the home of his parents, which experience remained with him through his life. When at the age of twenty-five years, he was converted in New York state and united with the Methodist church, and on coming to Nebraska transferred his membership to Pierce Chapel and later to Fullerton where he remained an active member until the day of his death.

     Brother Miller was a sturdy and loyal citizen and of Christian character. He endeared himself into the life of the community and was greatly loved by the family and his many friends. For the past thirty five years, he had been a member of the G.A.R. and for the past twenty-eight years, a member of the Modern Woodman.

     He leaves behind a sister, a wife, three sons and three daughters, seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with many other relatives and a host of friends who will deeply feel his loss. The sons and daughters are W.R., C.A., and A.R. Miller and Mrs. Joe Snodgrass, Mrs. D.D. Miller of Fullerton and Mrs. C.A. Wellman of Fleming, Colorado.

     A bereft family have the tender sympathy of the entire community.

     A funeral service, that was largely attended, was held at the Methodist Church Monday, February 16, at 2:30 P.M., Rev. A.D. Davis officiating. The body was buried in the family lot in the Pierce Chapel cemetery, eight miles southeast of Fullerton.


He served the country and served it well.
As all his comrades are wont to tell;
He has now gone to reap his reward,
And sit on the right hand of the Lord,
His mortal remains are beneath the sod,
His spirit has soared to dwell with God.

By a Comrade

We wish to thank our many friends for their many acts of kindness and thoughtful assistance at this time of our great bereavement, also for the many beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Albert Miller and family

NOTES: His Mother's maiden name was EVANS. He married at "Punchire, NY". Surviving children were Warren "Ray" Miller, Charles Albert Miller, Arthur Adelbert "Bert" Miller, Grace Snodgrass, Hattie Miller, and Mae Wellman. Deceased child Edna was Mrs. Walter Headlee at time of her death.
Obit contributed by Lois Miller Lindholm Dawson.


Aug 1921 OBITUARY (Nance County Journal?)


     Indiana Violet Richards was born in Wabash county, Indiana, September 11, 1857, and departed this life on August 4, 1921 at the Methodist hospital in Omaha, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 24 days.

     When but 15 years of age she moved with her parents to Merrick county Nebraska, where on July 12, 1877, she was married to Thomas A. Shively. To this union were born seven children, three daughters, Mrs. Vern Porter of North Star, Mrs. Charles A. Miller of Fullerton and Mrs. Clarence Lawson who preceeded the mother to the Great Beyond in 1906. Four sons, Charley of this neighborhood, Lafe of Sargent, Lawrence of Fullerton and Klar who was still at home, besides two sisters, Mrs. John Anderson of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. Frank Sowl of Fullerton, two brothers, Will Richards of South Bend, Neb., and Jay Richards of Fullerton, and eleven grand children are left to mourn her loss.

     For several months, Mrs. Shively had been in failing health and in spite of all that loving hands and physician's care could do, she grew gradually worse until at her request she was taken to the Methodist hospital at Omaha, where her spirit took flight.

     Mrs. Shively's going is felt as a personal loss by the whole neighborhood, although having gone thru all the hardships of the pioneer, her disposition was always genial with a smile and kindly word for everyone. No matter what the weather was she was always at Pierce Chapel for worship and did much for the up-building of the church - her loss is keenly felt by every family in the neighborhood, and her life has been a worthy example to all who knew her. Had the writer been choosing the text for the funeral sermon, it would have been, "She hath done what she could."

     The sympathy of the entire community is extended the bereaved ones.

     Funeral services were held at Pierce Chapel on Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Taylor, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Kramer of Clarks.


NOTES: Her parents were Amaziah Lafayette & Rhoda "Cansada" (Bannister) Richards. According to grand-daughter Vi Lawson Gross (who lived with her Shively Grandparents, 1906-1917), Indiana Violet focused on happy thoughts and a positive life-style. She encouraged the telling of "the best thing that happened today" every evening at the supper table. The deceased daughter mentioned was Lulu Lawson (wife of Clarence); Arthealia (known at "Theal") was Mrs. LaVerne Porter (later lived & died in ID), and Lucy was Mrs. CA Miller (lived & died in Fullerton, NE). Indiana's sisters - Elizabeth Isabelle (known as Belle) was Mrs. John Anderson; and Nancy A. Richards was the wife of Frank Sowl. (Additional data on the Richards Family is from M. Sowl Johnson & S. Sowl of Central City, NE; Lois Miller Dawson of TX.)

Obit contributed by Ruthie Imus of the Boone-Nance Genealogical Society.


The News-Journal, Fullerton, Nebraska - Volume Forty-Five Number Thirty-Five - Thurs., 28 August 1924

Pioneer Resident of this City Pases [Passes] Away in Grand Island

     The shadow of sorrow fell across the community, with the sad news of the death of Mrs. Cyrus F. Bake, at the [the] home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Reimers in Grand Island. Mrs. Bake suffered a paralytic stroke last winter and never recovered from its ill effects. Mrs. Bake and her husband were one of the first families of Fullerton, coming here in the pioneer days of 1882. Here she made her home until two winters ago when she sent to Omaha to make her home with her daughters there, but her fondest love still clung to her old home and she longed to come back to Fullerton. She was loved by all who had the privilege of her griendship [friendship].

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     Rebecca M. Smith was born in Philadelphia, Penn., April 3, 1853 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Reimers in Grand Island, Neb., August the 23rd, being at the time of the death 71 years, 4 months and 20 days old.
     She was married in the home of her parents to Cyrus Franklin Bake of Monmouth, Ill., Feb. 27, 1873 in which place thy [they] first made their home. To the union were born 7 children, two of whom died in infancy. They with their family came to Fullerton, Nebr., Sept. 6, 1882, being one of the pioneers. Her husband preceded her in death, June 1, 1916.
     She united with the First Presbyterian church of Fullerton, Neb., at the first communion service held in that church and was at the time of her death the oldest communicant. Surviving her are five children: Clarence F. Bake of Fullerton, Mrs. Theodore Reimers of Grand Island, Mrs. Irene Laird [Leard] and the Misses Cora and Lillian Bake of Omaha, who, with her ten grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. H. E. Reynolds, were present at the funeral, which was conducted from the Presbytrian [Presbyterian] church of this city. She was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery.

Contributed by Jane Nearing <> 11 Apr 2001


Genoa-Leader Times - Fri. 11 Nov 1927

Phoebe Moore Campbell VAUGHT

Phoebe Vidella Moore was born 1870 in England; died in Genoa, Nov. 3, 1927. Immigrated as child. Came to NE in 1893 & taught school. Married Iver E. Campbell in 1900. Married Elbert M. Vaught in 1907. Survived by her husband & her son, Allen E. Campbell, three step children; three grandchildren; "also an aged sister and brother in Manhattan, Illinois." Funeral services were held Nov. 6 at the Methodist Church.

Full text including full dates, more names - available from submitter.
Submitted by Donald L. Saban, great nephew of Iver E. Campbell.


July 1928 (Nance County Journal?)      FRANCIS EDWARD SATTERLEE

Feb 1929 (Nance County Journal?)      Mrs. F. E. Satterlee Dies (Lovica Sillaway Miller, previously married to Albert Miller. She was third wife of F. E. Satterlee)


Extract - Nance County Journal? Feb 1930

Mrs. Raymond Louden, 22

Born Maud Ada Main, on 27 Mar 1907 near Belgrade, NE.  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Frank I. Main. 1918: Her family moved to Fullerton, NE.  22 Dec 1924: married Wilbur Raymond Louden.  Died Sun., 2 Feb 1930 at hospital in Genoa, NE.  She had undergone surgery for appendicitis, and had a heart attack. Service: Wed. at Methodist church, Fullerton, NE.  Burial: Main Cemetery, Belgrade.  Survivors: husband and 2 children; her parents; a brother Ralph and a sister Mrs. Anna Belle Badje.  Predeceased by brother Samuel in 1904. 

Notes: Two obits, neither with newspaper title or date of publication. Obits of her husband's parents (posted on Boone County website) indicate the two children later lived with her in-laws, Frank & Lanah (Wright) Louden. 

Extract - 1934
- died of an apoplectic stroke, age 53 yrs.
Came to Nance Co in 1890, resident 40 yrs. Business owner.
Survived by brother John Kennedy (Cedar Rapids), sister, Mrs. Fred W. Becklam (Boone), half-sister, Mrs. James B. Wilson (Fullerton), step brother William Murray (Wolbach) and step sister Mrs. Charles Smith (Atwood, Colo.)
Funeral at St. Peter's Catholic church. Burial: Fullerton Cemetery.

Contributed by Carolyn Welch <> 23 Feb 2001
Note: He was son of Conover Kennedy and Kathryn McDermott.



Nance County Journal - 1944

"Mrs. Philbrick Dies"

     The entire community was saddened by the news of the death on Thursday of last week of Mrs. C. N. Philbrick. Death came suddenly from a heart attack. She was 77 years of age at the time of her death.

     Born in Salem, Pennsylvania in 1867, and married to Chandler N. Philbrick in Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1891, Mrs, Philbrick has lived here since 1911. Surviving her are her husband, and two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Barstow of Sidney, and Mrs. Estelle Koch of LaSalle, Ill. A son Fred, was killed in action in World War I, and the local post of the American Legion is named in his honor.

     Funeral services in charge of Rev. F.C. Weber were held at the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon, with burial in the Fullerton Cemetery.

"Mrs. C. N. Philbrick"

     Anna Coles, daughter of Sarah and Fred Coles, was born in Salem, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1867, and died at Fullerton on November 30, 1944, at the age of 77 years and 5 months.

     When still young her family moved to Wyoming, and in 1891 she was married to Chandler N. Philbrick at Rock Springs, Wyoming, and they moved to Luverne, Minnesota. In 1911 they moved to Fullerton, and lived there until she passed away. Into this home three children were born, Estelle P. Koch of LaSalle, Ill., Shirley S. Barstow of Sidney, Nebraska, and Fred C. Philrick who was killed in action in 1918.

     Rev. F. C. Weber, who conducted the funeral services on Monday afternoon, said of her: "Mrs. Philbrick was respected by all who kenw her. Her life was one of service to family and friends. She was a loving mother, a true friend. It is sad to give up one who has been so entwined about the heart strings of their loved ones but she leaves the memories of a concentrated and devoted Christian life, which are beyond price. In our hearts is born the assurance that He who never slumbers çame in death's night and took the soul of the departed home to the Land of Eternal Day."

     At the services Mrs. Carroll Thompson was organist and Marvin Plourd sang the Twenty Third Psalm. Pallbearers were W. H. Russell, B.L. Anderson, A.G. Saville, E.M. Black, R.C. Brower and Cecil Smith. Interment was in the Fullerton cemetery.

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Genoa Leader-Times - Thurs. 28 June 1945

Minnie Grace Moore CAMPBELL

Mrs. Minnie Grace Campbell, died at home Friday; service held Wed. at the Methodist Church with burial at Valley View Cemetery. Her maiden name was Moore, born 1866 in IL and moved to NE by wagon train when 4 yrs old. She married Eldridge E. Campbell in 1887. Predeceased by husband & one child. Survived by 3 children, 2 step-sons and a step-daughter; 22 grandchildren; 4 sisters.

Full text including full dates, more names - available from submitter.
Submitted by Donald L. Saban, great grandson of Eldridge E. Campbell.

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Nance County Journal? - Dec? 1945

Mrs. Scarlett Dies.

     Mrs. Arrabelle Scarlett, 81, died at her home here Saturday following a long illness. Mrs. Scarlett was born at Vandalia, Iowa, and her husband preceded her in death in 1918. She is survivied by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Jessie Knowles, Mrs. Vernie Hospe and Mrs. Clara Peregrine, of Long Beach, California, Olin Scarlett of Ontario, Idaho and Clarence Scarlett of Fullerton.

     Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays afternoon of this week. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Scarlett's grandsons.

"Mrs. E.T. Scarlett"

     Arabelle Versaw Scarlett was born in Vandalia, Iowa, April 13, 1863. She was the daughter of Levi and Anna Versaw. She passed away in her home December 22, 1945, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 9 days.      She was united in marriage in 1878 to Evander Thomas Scarlett. They traveled in covered wagons to their new home in Nebraska arriving the first of March, being of the first settlers in Nance County.

     They camped eight miles southwest of Fullerton on the land they later bought and made their home for 27 years, then moving to Fullerton where she had resided until her death. Her mother, father, brothers and sisters all have preceded her in death. Her husband, Thomas Scarlett, died in August, 1918.

     She continued to live in her home and enjoyed good health until she fell and broke her hip on August 10 of 1945, and had been bedfast until her death.

     She leaves to mourn her death three daughters and two sons, Jessie Knowles of Long Beach, Cal., Vernie Hosp of South Pasadena, Cal., Clara Peregrine of Long Beach, Cal., Olin Scarlett of Ontario, Ore., and Clarence Scarlett of Omaha., fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

     Mrs. Scarlett belonged to several organizations but in late years only attended regularly the meetings of the Daughter of Union Veterans.

     Services were conducted at the home on Thursday afternoon, December 27, by Rev. A.E. Smith of Sargent, a long-time friend of the family.

     Mrs. Donald Leininger sang two solos, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The End of a Perfect Day," accompanied nby Mrs. G. S. Leininger. Mrs. Scarlett's grandsons were pallbearers and her granddaughters took care of the flowers.



1951 Extract
Lawrence V. Shively,
Age 58. (Born 29 Aug 1893, Fullerton, NE; died 30 Oct 1951, Denver, CO.). Services: 1 Nov 1951 - Moore's Mortuary in Denver conducted by Rev. Lowell Swan, pastor of Warren Methodist church. Survived by his wife (Ethel E. Owens), one son, Richard; three daughters: Mrs. Lloyd Thomas; Mrs. Ralph Welton; and Nadine. Also one sister, Lucy Miller of Fullerton; and three brothers: Charles, Lafe, & Klar; four grandchildren, eight nieces and eight nephews. Buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO.

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Nance County Journal - 30 Nov 1951

Mrs. Pauline Allison, 81

Born 19 Dec 1969 (sic - should be 1869), Prussia. Parents: Anton & Rosella Schiltz Jarecki. Family immigrated when she was 12 yrs. old. 1888: Married Matthew Allison at Columbus, NE. Mr. Allison died 22 Oct 1912. Mrs. Allison died "this morning" at Columbus, NE. Service: Mon., St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Burial: St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery, Columbus. Arrangements: Gass Funeral Home, Columbus. Survivors: 4 sons, 3 daughters, gch. & g-gch.; 2 brothers; 4 sisters. Predeceased by her husband; 2 infant sons; a brother Bill.

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Nance County Journal - 1952

"C. N. Philbrick Dies"

     Chandler N. Philbrick, 85, for many years a resident of Fullerton, died early Monday morning at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island after a short illness.

      Mr. Philbrick and family came here from LuVerne, Minn., in 1911, and he owned and operated the light plant, which later was bought by the Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power company and today is owned by the Consumers Public Power District. After selling the plant to the Iowa-Nebraska company, Mr. Philbrick managed the business for some time and later went into the insurance business, which he had followed for 27 years at the time of his death.

     Mrs. Philbrick preceded him in death in 1944 and one son, Fred, for whom the local Legion post is named, was a casualty of World War I. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold C. Kock, of LaSalle, Ill., and Mrs. L.C. Barsow of Sidney.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Beaman-Palmer Funeral Home with Rev. F.C. Weber of Lincoln, a formr Evangelical minister here, in charge. Burial was made in the Fullerton cemetery.



Nevada State Journal, page 11 - Tuesday May 2, 1961 (from great-niece Marge Sandlier)

John Kudron
John W. Kudron, 52, a member of Operating Engineers Local No.3, died yesterday in a local hospital. Born in Genoa, Neb., he had been a resident of Nevada for the last 22 years.

     For the last seven years, he lived in the Reno-Sparks area at 2006 Prater Way. Mr. Kudron was formerly employed by the Nevada State Highway Department and more recently by the Palace Club. He was a veteran of World War II.

     Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Zelpha Kudron of Sparks; and a son, Ronald Kudron of Sparks.

     Funeral Arrangements, which are incomplete will be announced by Walton Funeral Home.

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Nance County Journal - Wed. 5 Jan 1966

Mrs. Ben Spidle, 75

Born 21 Jan 1891, Nance Co., NE. Maiden name Mary Jarecki. 1 Jun 1910: Married Ben Spidel at Columbus, NE. They lived in Columbus. She died Tues. 4 Jan 1966 at hospital in Columbus. Service: Fri., St. Isadore Catholic Church. Burial: St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery, Columbus. Arrangements: McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Survivors: 2 daughters, 4 sons, 14 gch., 4 g-gch.; 2 sisters; 2 brothers. Predeceased by her husband; 2 sons - Harry & Frank (age 4 yrs); a daughter Esther (infant); a brother & 2 sisters.

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Nance County Journal - 1967

"Former Dentist Here Died Oct. 31"

     Dr. L.C. Barstow, 79, former Fullerton dentist, died October 31 following a heart attack in his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

     Funeral services were held on Thursday morning of this week in the Meyers Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Burial will be in the Fullerton Cemetery. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

     He is survived by his wife and a sister. Preceding him in death was his first wife, the former Shirley Philbrick, of Fullerton.

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Nance County Journal? - May 1968

Lloyd Glenn Louden, 63

Born 18 Nov 1904, St. Edward, NE.  Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Louden.  24 Jul 1934: Married Margaret Wist.  They lived in Montana, and then in Fremont, NE. 1943: Moved to Belgrade, NE. 1964: Moved to Fullerton, NE. Died 19 May 1968 at Fullerton, NE.  Service: 22 May at Beaman & Palmer Funeral Home.  Burial: Fullerton Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a son, a daughter, 7 gch.; 2 brothers and a sister. Predeceased by his parents and a brother.


Jan 1970 - Nance County Journal?
Extract of obituary - "FORMER RESIDENT DIES"

Mrs. Estella Murray, 80, died 10 January 1970, Imperial, NE.
Born 12 January 1889, Greeley Co, NE. Educated in Fullerton, "taught in Nance county rural schools."
Married 12 June 1914 to William J. Murray. Lived at Belgrade, was postmistress for 11 yrs.
About 1950 to Wauneta - "Mr. Murray operated a barber shop"; he died in 1955. 1969: Mrs Murray moved to Imperial.
Survivors - two nieces and a nephew: Mrs. Ernest Todd (CA), Mrs. Donald E. Kilday and Robert Forbes of Palmer.
Funeral January 13 in the First United Methodist Church at Wauneta. Burial: Fullerton Cemetery.

Contributed by Carolyn Welch <> 23 Feb 2001
Notes: Maiden name - Estella Hamilton, dau of William Albert Hamilton & Sarah Ellen Thompson.
On-line Ref:
     Fullerton's 1st 100 Years 1879-1979 p119 (Hamilton & Forbes)
     1900 Fed. Census NE ED145 Fullerton City Ward 2, Nance, NE - p5b D130 F130 (w/p)

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Nance County Journal - Tues. 9 Jan 1973

Mrs. Katherine MARTYS, 88

Born 27 Dec 1884, Prussia. Parents: Antone & Rose Jarecki. Moved to Columbus, NE as a child. 19 Nov 1901: Married Michael C. Martys at Columbus. She died Sunday night. Service: Wed., St. Isadore Catholic Church, Columbus. Burial: St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements: McKown Funeral Home. Survivors: 2 sons, 5 daughters, 25 gch., 22 g-gch, 1 gg-gch; a brother. Predeceased by her husband (1962); daughter Bernice; son Louis; her parents, 4 sisters & 2 brothers.


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Undated obit from Feb 1975, Genoa newspaper? (Scrapbook of Ethel Stromberg Person)

Mrs. Christine Stromberg, 75
Born 4 Aug 1899 at Harvard to Conrad & Elizabeth Urbach. Died 1 Feb 1975 at Genoa. Married in 1921 to Ernest John Stromberg (deceased). Funeral at Augustana Lutheran Church. Hasch Funeral Home of Genoa, in charge. Burial at Valley View Cemetery, Genoa, NE. Survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a brother, Conrad Urbach of Western, NE.

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Nance County Journal - 1976

"Mrs. H.C. Koch Dies" / "Mrs. H.C. Koch"

Extract of 2 newsclips

Born Estelle Philbrick, 13 Jan 1892, Luverne, MN. Parents: Mr & Mrs. Chandler Philbrick. 1911: Family moved to Fullerton, NE. 12 Nov 1918: Married Harold C. Koch at Omaha, NE. They lived in LaSalle, IL for many years; "she became a teacher for children afflicted with cerebral palsy." Husband died 15 July 1975. She moved to Fullerton, NE. Died there 9 Mar 1976. Service was 11 Mar at Palmer Funeral Home. with burial in the Fullerton Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sisters-in-law, one nephew. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; a brother Fred C. Philbrick (aviator killed during WW I); a sister Mrs. L.C. (Shirley) Barstow.

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29 May 1981 (newspaper not identified)
Elmer LARSON, 82
Born 26 Oct 1898 in Platte Co., NE. Parents: Olaf & Johanna (Person) Larson. Attended schools at Genoa, NE. Served in WW II "Companyc, 65th Medical Regiment. Farmer, employee of Farmers Store Produce, and the employee of Loup Public Power District. Elmer died Fri. at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Today at Hasch-Patrick Chapel. Service: Tues., First Congregational Church, Genoa, NE. Burial in Valley View Cemetery. Survivors: 22 nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents; 5 brothers - Arthur, York, Edward H., Frank & Oscar; 5 sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Clarence Anderson), Minnie (Mrs. Howard Christman, Emma (Mrs. Wm. Gregg, Delia (Mrs. Nels Skoog) & Nettie (Mrs. Dave Hossack.

"This is an obituary for my old next door neighbor. A wonderful generous man, who had a special place in my families heart.  I am not related to Elmer, and have no genealogical information regarding his family history." - Submitted by K, Sep 2011.



Nance County Journal? - Sep 1990

Mrs. Margaret A. Louden, 77

Former resident.  Died 21 Sep at hospital in El Cajon, CA.  Husband: Lloyd G. Louden died in 1968. Survivors: A son & a daughter. Cremains will be buried later at Fullerton Cemetery.

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Nance County Journal - Nov 1990

Wayne H. NICHOLLS, 81

Born 19 Jul 1909, Edgar, NE. Parents: William & Bertha (Perryman) Nicholls. Grad. from Edgar HS; Cotner College (bachelor's degree in education); and UN (master's degree). 12 Aug 1936: Married Myereta Sugden. Taught in Ruskin & Fairmont, NE. Was supeintendent of Fullerton City Schools for 7 yrs. Business owner. 1969: Superintendent of Nance County Schools for 20 years. Died Sat. 24 Nov at Fullerton, NE. Service: Wed., 28 Nov at Palmer's Funeral Home. Burial in Fullerton Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 2 gch; a brother. Predeceased by his parents.

Note: Wife died in 2006 at Beatrice, NE.

Nance County Journal - Nov 1990

(Partial obit on reverse of Mr. Nicholls obit above)

Myrtle (Primrose) CHANNER

5 April 1922: Married Charles Channer near Primrose. "They farmed in Primrose, Cedar Rapids and Belgrade areas until retirement in 1974, when they moved to Fullerton." Charles died in 1982. Methodist. Piano teacher. Survivors: 2 sons, 2 daughters, 14 gch., 16 g-gch.; 3 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by her husband; 4 brothers - William (her twin), George, Jack & Frank Primrose; a sister - Alta Primrose; a gch.

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Nance County Journal: Dec. 1990

Kenneth CUNNINGHAM, 72

Born 26 Mar 1918, Fullerton, NE. Parents: Lester & Evan Downing Cunningham. 1935 grad. of Fullerton HS. 1938: Married at Pierce, NE. WW II: US Army Signal Corps. Returned to Fullerton where he owned a radio/television business. He died Fri., 7 Dec at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitaion: Sun., Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton, NE. Service: Mon. at First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton, NE. Burial in the city cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a son & a daughter, 2 gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by his parents, and a sister Barbara.



Riverside Press Enterprise (Riverside County, California) - May 1992

Theodore R. Pancoast, 86
Born Fullerton, Neb. Died 1 May 1992, Sun City, CA.

Had lived in Riverside County 21 years and in Sun City, CA for 6 yrs.
WW II - US Army. Employed as barber for 20 years.
Survived by wife, a daughter, 4 grandchildren, 3 g-grandchildren. Also surviving, 2 brothers: Roscoe of Cushing, OK & Charles of Redwood City, CA.
Cremation private, no services. Miller-Jones Mortuary in charge.

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Grand Island (NE) Independent, page 11-B - Thurs. July 9, 1992

b 7 Oct 1905, Howard Co., NE. Dau of John Lukasewski & Rosa Kwarczynski (lived near St. Paul, NE)
d Tues. 7 Jul 1992, Kearney, NE
m 1929 to Albert Matousek, at St. Paul, NE. Farmed in Howard County.
Educ: Kearney State Teacher's College. Taught 4 yrs.
Lived in Fullerton 1965-1987. Was widow when moved to Kearney.
Survived by 2 sons, one daughter; one sister. Predeceased by husband (1980), an infant son, 2 sisters & 3 brothers.
Visitation: 4-8 pm Thurs. at Palmer's Funeral Home, Fullerton. Services 10:30 am Fri. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fullerton. Burial at Fullerton Catholic Cemetery.

Contributed by KarLe <> 1 Apr 2000 - "This is an obituary found in a 1992 newspaper. I have transcribed it in case there is someone researching this family. They are not members of any of my branches."


Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 4 Dec 1997

Mildred S. ROBINSON, 83

Born 12 Dec 1913, on farm in Boone County (northwest of Belgrade), NE.  Parents: Marshall & Mable Oakley.  1932 grad. Wolbach HS.  29 Jan 1935: Married Arnold W. Robinson.  They farmed near Belgrade.  Jan 1989, she moved to Columbus, NE.  Died Wed. 3 Dec 1997 at Columbus, NE.  Visitation: Fri. at Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton.  Service: Sat. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church near Belgrade.  Burial: Belgrade Main Cemetery.  Survivors: 2 sons, 10 gch., 12 g-gch.  Predeceased by her husband (30 Jun 1980), son Eugene; 5 brothers & 2 sisters.

Note: See 1920 Fed. Census NE ED172 p4A D54 F54 - South Branch Twp, Nance, NE

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 6 Dec 1997

Margaret Whitaker, 94

Born 25 Apr 1903, Fullerton, NE.  Parents: Benjamin Seely & Mary Feeney. 1923: Married Leonard B. "Bert" Whitaker. They farmed for a time in SD., then returned to Fullerton area.  She died Thurs. 4 Dec 1997 at Fullerton, NE.  Visitation: Sun. at Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton.  Service: Mon. at First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton.  Burial: Fullerton Cemetery.  Survivors: 2 sons, 2 daughters, 15 gch., 22 g-gch.  Predeceased by her husband (1988), 2 infant children; 5 brothers & 4 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 12 Dec 1997

Clara Marie FRAKA, 82

Born 10 May 1915, Nance County, NE. Parents: Burton & Clara Imus. 29 Oct 1934: Married Delbert L. Frank. "She worked with her husband at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant during World War II." They farmed in Greeley County, and then on farm west of Belgrade, NE.  1989: Moved to Westlaco, TX.  She died Tues. 9 Dec 1997 at Weslaco, TX.  Visitation: Fri. at Palmer's Funeral Home, Fullerton, NE.  Service: Sat. at Belgrade Methodist Church.  Burial in Sunset Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, NE. Survivors: one son, one daughter, 8 gch., 7 g-gch.; 3 sisters.  Predeceased by her husband, 2 sons, 3 brothers & 3 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 14 Dec 1997

Shirley B. ADAMSON, 88

Born 10 Jul 1909 on farm near Spalding, NE.  Parents: Harry Stevens & Pearl West.  Attended school in Timber Creek area (near Belgrade, NE).  23 Dec 1926: Married William E. Adamson. They lived at Fullerton, NE.  Mrs. Adamson died Fri. 12 Dec 1997 at Fullerton, NE. Service: Tues. at Palmer Funeral Home. Burial: Fullerton Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 2 gch., 1 g-gch.; 2 sisters & one brother. Predeceased by 6 brothers & a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 21 Dec 1997

Alan James "A.J." DUBAS, 18

Born 22 Aug 1979, Central City, NE.  Parents: James T. Dubas & Terri Noble. Attended school at Fullerton and David City, NE. Died Fri., 19 Dec 1997 from auto accident near David City, NE. Service: Tues at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus, NE. Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Fullerton, NE. Arrangements: McKown Funeral Home. Survivors: his parents, step-mother, 5 brothers, a sister; assorted grandparents. Predeceased by a sister, Julie Dubas; and his grandmother Mary Ann Noble.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 26 Dec 1997

Leonard P. BUGAY, 74

Born 5 Oct 1923, Clarks, NE. Parents: John Bugay & Rosie Shemek. 1929: Family moved to Fullerton, NE. Farmer.  Died Wed. 24 Dec 1997 at Central City, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Palmer's Funeral Home, Fullerton. Service: Sat. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fullerton, NE. Burial: Fullerton Catholic Cemetery. Survivor: A sister. Predeceased by a brother Clarence.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 26 Dec 1997

Lois June HANSEN, 64

Born 7 Jan 1933, Fullerton, NE. Parents: Martin Bray & Elizabeth Scafe. Grad. of Genoa HS.  Attended nursing school in Twin Falls, ID. LPN.  7 Nov 1959: Married Robert Hansen in Boone Co., NE. They lived in Grand Island, then moved to Tilden, NE. Mrs. Hansen died Mon. 22 Dec 1997 at Neligh, NE. Service: Sat. at Hoepfinger-Beyer Funeral Home, Neligh, NE. Burial: Tilden City Cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 9 gch.; 1 brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by 1 brother & 2 sisters.

Note: For obits of siblings, see Evelyn Arnold (GI Independent, 24 Mar 2004) and Jean Janky (GI Independent, 1 Jan 2006).

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 27 Dec 1997

Catherine "Katie" GRZYWA, 70

Born 18 Nov 1927, Loup City, NE. Parents: Anthony Badura & Jseophine Toczek. 1945 graduate of Fullerton HS.  15 Jun 1948: Married Julius Grzywa at Fullerton, NE. Teacher.  Died Thurs. 25 Dec 1997, Fullerton, NE.  Vigil service: Sun. at Palmer's Funeral Home.  Funeral Service: Mon. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fullerton, NE. Burial: Fullerton Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 12 gch.; 2 brothers & a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 28 Dec 1997

Henry ANDERSON, 102

Born 22 Feb 1895, Genoa, NE. Parents: Hans Anderson & Hanna Christensen. Died Thus. 25 Dec 1997 at Central City, NE. Service: Mon. at Palmer Funeral Home, Fullertin, NE. Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Genoa, NE. Member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Predeceased by 3 brothers: George, Andrew & Carl Anderson; and a sister Emma Travers.


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