Alliance Youth Killed By Kick of Runaway Colts
Alliance, Neb., June 11.--(Special Telegram.)--Clarence Joseph Macken, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Macken of this city, was instantly killed when one of a team of colts which he was driving kicked him in the back of the head, fracturing the skull at the base of the brain. The accident occurred on the farm owned by the Mackens, about 20 miles west of here.
Clarence was working on the farm and after finishing the day's work, hitched the team to a spring wagon and started to the house. He had just stepped into the wagon after getting out to close a gate when the team lurched and threw him over the dashboard. He fell under the heels of one of the animals which kicked him.
A neighbor woman saw the accident. The team ran away and the body of the boy was dragged a quarter of a mile from where the accident occurred. He is survived by his parents and five brothers and one sister. [June 1920]
Miss Veronica Dineen, daughter of J.E. Dineen, of this city, and Guy Elmendorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmendorf, of Tampico, Ill., were united in marriage this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bonaventure church by Rev. Father Charles. They were attended by Miss Helen Dineen, sister of the bride, and Wayne Elmendorf, brother of the groom. The bride was given away at the alter [sic] by her father, J.F. Dineen.
The bride was dressed in a white georgette and lace dress, with hat to match and carried a corsage of sweet peas and sweet heart roses. The bridesmaid wore a green and white fairy spun suit and carried orphelia roses.
The groom wore the conventional black.
The bride is well known here, having graduated from the Columbus High school in 1912, and has been employed as bookkeeper at the John R. Luschen store. She is a member of the Martez club.
Mr. Elmendorf is a world war veteran, having served with the 123rd heavy artillery. He is now associated with his father in the mercantile business at Tampico, Ill., where he and his bride will make their future home after a ten-day visit in Chicago, for which place the newlyweds will leave this evening.
A wedding breakfast was served to immediate relatives after the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents on East Fifteenth street.
Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. F.T. Walker of Omaha, an aunt of the bride; Mrs. D. Mackin, also an aunt, and the latter's son and daughter, Ray and Bessie, of Platte Center. [June 1921]
A very pretty June wedding was solmenized at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Bonaventure's church when Miss Veronica Dineen, of Columbus, and Mr. Guy J. Elmendorf, of Tampico, Ill., were married by Rev. Fr. Charles.
Miss Helen Dineen, sister of the bride, and Mr. Wayne Elmendorf, brother of the groom, were the attendants. The bride was given in marriage at the altar by her father, J.F. Dineen.
The bride's gown was a beautiful creation of white georgette and lace, with georgette hat to match. Her corsage was of sweetheart roses and sweet peas. Miss Helen Dineen wore a sport suit of green and white fairy spun, with hat to match, and a corsage bouquet of Ophelia roses and sweet peas.
After the service at the church a wedding breakfast in four courses was served for immediate relatives at the Dineen home. Covers were laid for eighteen. Guests from a distance were Mrs. F.T. Walker, of Omaha; Mrs. D.V. Macken, son, Ray, and daughter, Bessie, of Platte Center; Mrs. Myra Gillespie, of Genoa, and Mr. Wayne Elmendorf, of Tampico, Ill.
The bride is a graduate of St. Francis academy and of the Columbus high school. After completing her high school course she taught several terms in the rural schools of Platte county, later taking a position as assistant bookkeeper in the John R. Luschen store, from which she recently resigned. She is a member of the Martez club and is a favorite among her friends.
Mr. Elmendorf is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elmendorf, of Tampico, Ill., and is associated with his father in the mercantile business there. He is a veteran of the world war, having served twenty-three months with the 123d heavy field artillery, attached to the ThirtyThird division, both in this country and in France.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmendorf left Tuesday evening for Chicago where they will spend a week or ten days, after which they will go to Tampico, Ill., where a new home, a wedding gift from the groom's father, awaits them. [June 1921]
The marriage of Miss Margaret Gleason, of Monroe, to James Hennessey was solemnized at St. Joseph's Catholic church Wednesday morning. Rev. Father Liborius conducted the ceremony. The attendants were Miss Clare Gleason, sister of the bride, and Harold Gleason, nephew of the groom. Following the ceremony a reception was tendered the bridal party and near relatives at the home of Mrs. Ed Clother, a sister of the bride. Miss Gleason is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Gleason, of Monroe, and is an esteemable young lady. The groom is an industrious young farmer of this neighborhood. Their many friends wish them a prosperous and happy married life. [June 1921]
An out-of-town wedding of interest is that of Miss Elizabeth Macken, duaghter [sic] of Mr. and Mrs. D.V. Macken of Platte Center, Neb., and Daniel J. Donoghue of Columbus, which took place Tuesday morning in St. Joseph's church, Rev. Father Liborious officiating.
Miss Gertrude Donoghue, sister of the groom, and Ray Macken, brother of the bride, were attendants.
Following the ceremony a breakfast was served for forty relatives and the home of the bride's parents.
Mr. Donoghe and his bride left for a motor trip to Denver and other western points. They will be at home after October 1 on their farm near Columbus.
Mrs. Donoghue is a niece of V.A. Macken and Mrs. F.T. Walker of this city. [Sept 1921]
Tuesday Was Anniversary of Big Nebraska Storm
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 13. - (Special) - Old timers here recalled that Tuesday was the 38th anniversary of the big blizzard of 1888, which cost a number of lives in the state and heavy loss of livestock.
John Sparks, farmer living near Ellis, this county, was frozen to death near his home. [Jan 1926]
Doctor's Car Kills ___ Father of 10
John Kaipust, 64, Is Struck by Auto While Driving Cows at Platte Center, Neb.
Driver Is Freed by Jury
Columbus, Neb., Feb. 9--John Kaipust, 64, father of 10 children, __[article folded; text hidden]__ side of the road, but as the car, going at the rate of about 18 miles an hour, reached him, he apparently stumbled or slipped and lurched in front of the machine. When the car struck him he fell in such manner that his head struck the radiator cap. Death was almost instantly.
Dr. Bald reported the accident at once to County Attorney Otto F. Walter, at Columbus, with a request that an inquest be held. Mr. Walter went to Platte Center Monday afternoon and conducted the inquest. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that the accident was unavoidable and exonerated Fajmon and Dr. Bald of any blame.
Kaipust had been a resident of Platte Center and vicinity 42 years. He was section foreman for the Union Pacific 25 years, but retired some years ago because of impaired eyesight and hearing. He leaves his widow, five sons, five daughters, a sister and a brother. The eldest son, Paul, and the sister, Miss Mary Kaipust, live in Omaha. [Feb 1926]
--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Donohue was christened Sunday and was named Mark Jerome. 
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Kernan announce the birth of a baby girl last Sunday morning at St. Catherine hospital. Mrs. Kernan was formerly Mary Cooney. [Aug 1926]
The marriage of Miss Imogene Stevens and Ray Macken of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Macken of Platte Center, Neb., took place Thursday morning at 7 o'clock in St. Pater's church, the Rev. J.F. McCarthy officiating. The ceremony was followed by a breakfast for the wedding party and relatives at the home of the groom's aunt, Mrs. F.T. Walker.
The bride was attended by Miss Dolores Campbell, Walter Cooney of Platte Center served as best man.
Mr. Macken and his bride left for a southern motor trip. They will be at home at the Dewey apartments after October 1.
Out-of-town guests at the wedding included the bride's sister, Miss Ethel Stevens of Des Moines; Mrs. Daniel Macken, Platte Center; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Donahue and children, Jean, Paul and Mark, of Columbus, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Clarke, Plattsmouth, Neb. [abt Sept 1926]
Miss Mary Ellen Barrett, daughter of Mrs. Mary A. Barrett, became the bride of Clarence M. Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Barry of Ottumwa, Ia., at Holy Angel's church, on Thursday morning. The Rev. Patrick Flanagan performed the ceremony. E.J. Delehanty, uncle of the bride, gave her in marriage. Miss Irene Delehanty was bridesmaid and James Freeman Barrett, brother of the bride, was best man. Frank Delehanty and James O'Rourke were ushers. Mrs. Barry wore a gown of white georgette, embroidered in pearls. She wore her mother's wedding veil of tulle and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lily of the valley. A wedding breakfast for thirty guests at the home of the bride's mother followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Barry will be at home after October 18 at 4534 North Forty-first street. [abt. Oct 1926]
Miss Foley Weds.
Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Foley announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Marguerite, to Walter J. Cooney, son of Mrs. Jane Cooeny of Platte Center. The ceremony was performed November 24 at St. Joseph church, Waterloo, Ia., by the Rev. Edmund Slattery. The bride is a graduate of St. Berchman academy. The young couple will reside in Oelwein, Ia. [abt. Nov 1926]
D.F. Donohue, Pioneer, Dies Unexpectedly; Victim Heart Attack
Passes Away at 9:30 a.m. Today--Prominent Resident of County 44 years
Death claimed another prominent pioneer of 44 years' residence in Platte county at 9:30 this morning when Daniel F. Donohue, aged 74, passed away at his home at 1971 Twenty-sixth avenue, following a heart attack.
Mr. Donohue had been suffering for the past three months with an illness of a rheumatic nature and had been confined to his bed for a week, but he had made sufficient recovery so that he was able to be up and around the house since last MOnday.
This morning, after he had dressed and breakfasted, he asked for his glasses so that he might read the newspaper and the morning mail. Members of the household left him alone for a few moments, and when they returned they found that he had suffered a sudden heart attack and that death had come to the pioneer.
Born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, on June 25, 1852, Mr. Donohue migrated at the age of 18, with his sister, Miss Hannah Donohue, to Omaha, Neb. Later he went to Utah and became interested in the gold mining industry, remaining in the western state for four years, when he again returned to Omaha.
In 1883 he was married to Miss Hanoria Francis in Omaha, and the couple moved to a farm 9 miles northwest of Columbus, which was the family home until Mr. Donohue retired from active faming in 1920, the family moving to Columbus to make their home in Twenty-sixth avenue, where death came to him this morning.
Mr. Donohue through his lifetime was, politically, a staunch democrat and, though never holding public office, was always active in party affairs. He was a devout communicant of the Catholic church, and was a member of the Holy Name society and the Columbus council of the Knights of Columbus. He was one of the county's substantial farmers, in which vocation he achieved a distinct success. A man of splendid personality, he was held in highest esteem by all who knew him.
Surviving Mr. Donohue are the widow, five sons and two daughters -- John, at Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; Dan, of Columbus; Robert and James, on the home farm; Edward, in Omaha; Mrs. Mae Branigan, of Denison, Ia., and Miss Gertrude Donohue, at home. He leaves also one brother, Dennis Donohue, of Omaha, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Kelley, also of Omaha, besides nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of the Telegram's press time. [abt. Feb 1927]
Dineen, With Tears in His Eyes, Takes Belongings From City Hall
Former Fire Chief Retired by City Commissioners After Thirty-Six Years of Service; Known for Fearlessness and Colorful Career.
With tears in his eyes as he closed his desk for the last time Tuesday afternoon, former Fire Chief Martin J. Dineen, veteran fireman, who was retired by the city commissioners Tuesday after 36 years of service, left the city hall; his letters and clippings of heroic acts of his career under his arm.
Dineen was one of the most colorful and familiar figures at every large fire here for the last 36 years. He has laughed at death of several occasions, has been injured on four different occasions and narrowly escaped injury hundreds of times.
He was known among the firemen for his fearlessness and would always accompany his men when he ordered them into dangerous fires.
When notified Tuesday he had been retired on a pension, the veteran fire fighter could not speak for a few minutes, then with fire in his eyes, he said, "I could fight this."
Then tears welled and he walked slowly to his desk. Asking newspapermen to forget his first statement, he said, "I guess if they want me to retire, I will.
"I will not make a fight. I guess I am getting old and am slipping."
Dineen was appointed to the fire department on October 28, 1891, and worked himself up to the highest position in the service. During his 36 years of service, he has watched more than a dozen of his fellow firemen die in performance of their duty. He has saved the lives of 10 persons by carrying them from burning buildings.
Has No Future Plans.
Among the large fires at which Dineen has played an important part are, Boyd theater, Boston store, Kingman Implement company, Allen Brothers (two), Mercer Chemical company, Kirkendall Shoe company, Acme Harvester company, Dewey hotel, Armour & Co., and hundreds of smaller ones.
When questioned as he left the city hall Tuesday, Dineen said he had no plans for the future.
"I will be lost without the old familiar sound of the fire gong and the shrieking siren of my car as I sped to the fires," he said.
In the biggest shakeup in the fire department in years, besides retiring Dineen, Assistant Chief Jerry Sullivan was also retired along with John Davis and Thomas Campbell.
William Minogue, former secretary to Dan Butler, was also dismissed, and Crane Shea, campaign manager for Westergard in the last election, was appointed secretary.
New Batallion Chiefs.
Battalion Chiefs Patrick C___ and Esau Gardner were promoted to the rank of assistant ___ Donahue while William Bohan and __ Donahue are slated to ___ battalion chiefs.
Dineen, who has served ___ fire department for the last ___ years, wept when notified __ commissioners had accepted his resignation.
"I intended to resign in October when my time was up," said Dineen as tears came to his eyes.
The veteran chief was appointed to the fire department on October 28, 1891, was promoted to assistant chief on June 1, 1915, and was made chief on July 22, 1924. During his 36 years on the department, he has never had a charge of any kind preferred against him. He was injured four times in his career and was near death on two occasions.
"I had a dream last night and felt myself slipping. I found myself standing on the bed grabbing for a ladder and then fell and woke up," he said.
Jerry Sullivan was appointed to the department on March 16, 1891.
John Coyle, new chief has been a member of the department since January 31, 1895. He was appointed second assistant chief on June 1, 1915, and made assistant chief on December _, 1921. 
First Train Thru Fifty Years Ago
First Train Came Through Here on November 6th, 1879
Town Was Incorporated in 1885 Petition Signed by 207 Names
Our friend Denny Roberts has called our attention to the fact that just fifty years ago this Wednesday, November 6, the first train arrived at this point. At that time the railroad was built from Duncan but two or three years later the junction was made at Columbus.
This prompted a number of business places to open, although Platte Center was not incorporated until September 28, 1885.
Among the first to open up at that time was a grocery by Thos. Ryan where the D.J. Cronin drug store is now located, followed by I.C. Niemoeller with a general stock on the corner where the L.A. Hansen pool hall now stands. This latter building, which stood east and west at that time, is now occupied by P.J. Riley with his paint and wall paper stock.
C.F. Goodman opened the first drug store where the M.C. Odgaard cafe is located which also housed the first post office; George Scheidel, Sr., and Frank Stracke built the first saloon on the Farmers State Bank corner, with a hotel and restaurant in connection. The Field House, another hotel, is now occupied as a residence by the Henry Siems family. Dr. Edwards was the first doctor and had his office and residence in a building on the Platte County bank corner.
The first blacksmith shop was owned by Ed Grady and stood where the Fred Zingg meat market is now located and a livery barn was owned by McCullough and Sons just north of the Farmers State Bank.
By the time the village was incorporated, a period of about six years, many other business places were added. Those who were signers of the petition for incorporation were C.C. Carrig, A.J. Williams, J.A. Kehoe, G.H. Smith, J.W. Lynch, F.W. Edwards, S.B. Hamson, D.H. Carrig, John Timothy, Wm. Bloedorn, A.G. Quinn, I.C. Niemoller, R.W. Perkinson, John Duggan, S.E. Phillips, J.J. Macken, J.G. Shea, H.H. Horne, Patrick Murphy, Michael Doody, J.B. Jones, J.H. Cooney, Wm. Schelp, Dan Spellicy, John Spellicy, Albert Field, W.G. Evans, Dan Macken, Joseph Sobus, J. Meade, and J.W. Roberts.
With the petition was appended a list of 207 names, which was the census taken of the territory incorporated which at that time was three miles long, north and south and two miles wide, east and west. The exact center of this area was the corner at the Catholic church, which now is the extreme northeast corner of the village limits.
Following the granting of the petition and declaring the village incorporated the County Supervisors named the following as members of the first Board of Village Trustees--James W. Lynch, Hamilton Mead, Wm. Bloedorn, J.J. Macken and R.W. Perkinson. [Nov 1929]
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henggeler, Married in Columbus 50 Years Ago, Celebrate Golden Wedding
Platte Center, July 25 (Special to The Telegram)--Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henggeler of Stockville, observed their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday, July 22, at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mr. Joseph Schumacher and family, three miles north of here.
Both are members of pioneer families. Married in Columbus 50 years ago, they resided in Platte county 24 years, moving to Stockville, their present home, in 1905.
Before the beautifully decorated altar of St. Joseph's Catholic church here the venerable couple renewed their marriage vows in the presence of their children and grandchildren and a host of friends. Rev. Father Donelus officiated at the solemn high mass, assisted by Rev. Father Erwin, of St. Mary's parish, and Rev. Father Berard, of St. Anthony's.
Following the services at the church members of the family were entertained at a three course wedding breakfast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schumacher. A lovely setting was achieved in the dining room through the artistic draping of gold streamers which were caught in the center of the room by a large wedding bell. Centering the table was a five-tiered wedding cake, decorated with gold. After the breakfast the group presented the bridal couple a surprise shower. They were recipients of many beautiful gifts. The afternoon and evening were enjoyed informally with friends of the couple calling to extend congratulations.
As Augusta Messing, Mrs. Henggeler was born Oct. 30, 1859 in Albany, N.Y., 71 years ago. Mr. Henggeler, who is 73 years old, was born in Dubuque, Ia., June 10, 1857.
Mr. and Mrs. Henggeler reared a family of eight children--four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Schumacher and Mrs. Vincent Macken, of Platte Center; Mrs. Walter Lynch, of St. Paul; and Mrs. George Smith of Medicine Bow, Wyo.; four sons, John and Joseph, of Shelby, and Fred and Edward of Stockville. Their 25 grandchildren and two great granchildren, Delores and Duane Kruse, were also present at the celebration.
Among those in attendance were Rev. Father Donelus, Rev. Father Erwin, Rev. Father Berard and Rev. Father Ludger, of St. John's parish; John Henggeler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henggeler, jr., and families, of Stockville; Mrs. Walter Lynch and family, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henggeler, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henggeler and families, of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Macken, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schumacher and families, of Platte Center; Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and family of Medicine Bow, Wyo., Arthur Lynch, of Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs. John Messing and son, Martin, of Columbus. Mr. Messing is a brother of Mrs. Henggeler. [The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 1930]
Funeral Saturday-- Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Platte Center, for Mrs. Dan V. Mackin, 70, a resident of Platte county all of her life, who died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at her home, following a 10 days' illness with pneumonia. Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, will be celebrant at the mass, and burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. As Miss Mary Dineen, she was born on Shell creek, in Platte county, on May 2, 1864, where she spent her girlhood. On Sept. 21, 1886, she was united in marriage to Dan V. Mackin, and since that time she had made her home continuously in Platte Center. A devoted mother and wife, and a loyal and kind neighbor, she held the high esteem of all of her associates. She was a devout member of the Catholic faith, and was a member of St. Anne's society of St. Joseph's church. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Daniel D. Donahue, of Platte Center; two sons, Vincent Mackin, of Platte Center, and Raymond Mackin, of Grand Island; 10 grand-children; one brother, J.F. Dineen, of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Walker, of Omaha, who is spending the winter in Alhambra, Calif. Mrs. Walker will not be able to come to the funeral because of ill health. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Jerome. [January 24, 1935]
Funeral of Mrs. Mackin-- Funeral services for Mrs. Dan V. Mackin, 70, prominent Platte Center resident, who died Wednesday afternoon at her home, were held at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, read the requiem mass. The body was laid to sepulchre in St. Patrick's cemetery by James Hennessey, W.P. Schelp, Ernest Fischer, Tom Maher, Charles Sandberg and Jerry Langan. Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the services were: Mrs. George Cooney, Mr. and Mrs. Pat McCormick, Mrs. Ralph Dutcher, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kiernan and daughter, Mary Jane, Miss Mamie Mackin, Miss Irene Cooney and Eugene Burns, all of Omaha; Frank Flynn, of Norfolk; J.F. Dineen, Miss Alice Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burke, C.J. Carrig, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wilke, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lecron, Mrs. Mary Gerrard, Miss Margaret Lynch, Mrs. J.M. Sheridan, Mrs. Ed Lusienski, Mrs. Mae Branigan, Miss Gertrude Donahue, Miss Gertrude Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooney and Miss Eileen McTaggert, of Columbus; Mrs. Walter LaViolette and son, James, of North Bend, and Mrs. Jack Dineen and Mr. and Mrs. William Foley and daughter, of Oconee. 
Mrs. Mary Burke, 67, Pioneer Woman of Platte Center, Dies
Platte Center, July 26 (Special to The Telegram) - Mrs. Mary Burke, 67, well-known resident of Platte Center and pioneer of Platte county, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her home, following a lingering illness. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia, with which she had been critically ill since last Sunday.
As Miss Mary Hennessey, she was born on July 15, 1868, in Ireland, and migrated to this country with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hennessey, when she was nine months old. They located first in Omaha, and a short time later moved to Platte county and settled on a farm near Platte Center.
She grew to womanhood there, and was united in marriage to Henry Burke on June 11, 1890. They made their home on a farm near Shell Creek, and after spending 11 years on the farm, moved to Platte Center where she has since resided. Mr. Burke passed away Mar. 7, 1928.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Howard Smith, of Norfolk, and Misses Celia and Colette Burke, of Platte Center; three sons, Harry, Earl and Francis, all of Platte Center, and three grandchildren. One son died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic church, of which she had been a life-long and devout member. Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, will officiate, and interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. [abt. July 1935]
Funeral of Mrs. Burke - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Burke, 67, well-known resident of Platte Center, who died at her home there Friday, were held at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic church, with Rev. Fr. Leo Fainzer, pastor officiating at the mass. The pallbearers were P.J. Riley, Ernest Fischer, Tom Maher, Fred Zingg, B. Eihausen and Ed Perkinson, and interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The relatives and friends from Columbus attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Carrig, Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Luchsinger, Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Schilz, Mr. and Mrs. O.V. White, Miss Tessie Regan, Miss Eileen McTaggert, Miss Gertrude Donohue, Bob Donohue, Mrs. Mae Branigan and daughter, Miss Marjorie, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smith, Marian and Lucy Sheldon, Russell Leggett, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hoferer and daughter, Miss Barabara, Mrs. Stacia Higgins, John Moffett, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kemnitz, Mr. and Mrs. Ed F. Lusienski, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Cooney and family, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Hauser, Miss Louise Hembd, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Lee and son, Ronald, Mrs. Everett Morgan and daughter, Miss Gertrude Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Wilk and Mrs. Everett Dress. Other friends and relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hoye and daughters, Florence and Delores, Will P. Hennessey, and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Cronin, of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Putnam and daughter, Mary Gay, of Fremont; Bert Egger and John Dineen and family, of Oconee; Lawrence Dallanshall, of Humphrey; Ed Hannan, of York, and Mrs. Mary Gleason and daughter, Clara, of Monroe. In addition to her sons and daughters, Mrs. Burke is survived by five sisters, Mrs. J.R. Cooney, Mrs. J.R. Lee, and Miss Gertrude Hennessey, all of Columbus, Mrs. P.H. Roberts and Mrs. T.H. Gleason, of Platte Center, and three brothers, J.P. Hennessey and Leo F. Hennessey, of Platte Center, and Will P. Hennessey, of Omaha. [abt. July 1935]
Dan V. Mackin Dies--Dan V. Mackin, 85, well-known resident of Platte Center and Platte county for over 60 years, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Donohue, who reside on a farm 6 1/2 miles northwest of Columbus. He had been ill only a short time with pneumonia. He was born on July 16, 1850 at Dublin, Ireland, and came to this country with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mackin, when he was 20 years of age. The family came directly to Platte county, and located on a farm three miles southwest of Columbus. Two years later, in 1873. they moved to Platte Center, where he spent the remainder of his life. On Sept. 21, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Dineen, of Platte Center, and they made their home in Platte Center until her death, which occurred on Jan. 23, 1935. Since then he has been at the Donohue home. He operated a dray in Platte Center for many years. Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Donohue; two sons, Vincent Mackin, of Platte Center, and Raymond Mackin of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. M.E. Cooney of Platte Center, and Mrs. Annie Burns, of Omaha, and one brother, Patrick Mackin of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church, of which he had been a devout and long-time member. Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, will officiate at the requiem mass, and burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The body was taken to the Donohue home this afternoon from the McKown Funeral home, and it will lie in state there until the hour of the services. [Oct 1935]
Dan V. Macken [sic] Passed Away on Last Saturday
The funeral of Dan V. Mackin one of Platte county's highly respected citizens for a period of 65 years, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday evening, Oct. 12, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Donohue, who reside 8 1/2 miles southeast of Platte Center, following a brief illness due to pneumonia, was solemnized Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church. Rev. Father Leo Mainzer, pastor, reading the Requiem high mass and conducting the services at St. Patrick's cemetery, where a large procession of relatives and friends under the direction of H.C. Hoferer and Sam Hoge escorted the remains.
Pallbearers were James Foley, Robert Donohue, Frank G. Reilly, Frank Fugger, Jerry Langan and Leo Hennessy.
The deceased was born in Dublin, Ireland, July 16, 1850. At the age of 20 he migrated with his parents to the United States. They located on a farm three miles southwest of Columbus, where they resided for two years. In 1873 the family moved to the Mackin farm two miles northwest of Platte Center, where he resided for a number of years until he entered the draying business in Platte Center.
On Sept. 21, 1886 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Dineen, of Platte Center. They established their home in Platte Center, where they resided until Jan. 23, 1935, when Mrs. Mackin died and he went to reside with his only daughter, Mrs. Dan D. Donohue, who with his two sons, Vincent Mackin, of Platte Center, and Raymond Mackin, of Portland, Oregon, and ten grandchildren, survive him. Two sons preceded him in death. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Byrnes, of Omaha and Mrs. Jane Cooney, of Platte Center, and one brother, Patrick Mackin, of Seattle, Wash.
"Uncle Dan" as he was familiarly known was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a devout member of the Catholic faith. A kind and loving husband, father and brother and a neighbor, who was even [sic] ready to assist when his assistance was required in the early days of pioneer life and this trait of character endeared him to young and old.
Those from a distance who were here to pay their respects to his memory were his sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Walker and daughter, Margaret, Mrs. Elizabeth Mackin and daughter, Mamie, his neices [sic] and nephews, Mrs. George Cooney, Eugene Byrnes and sister, Miss Eva Byrnes, Mr. and Mrs. Art Kierman, of Omaha; Dr. Mark Burke, jr., of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mackin and sons, Jerome and Milton, of Alliance; R.C. Regan and sisters, Mrs. O.V. White and Miss Tess Regan, Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Lusienski, Mrs. John Sheridan, Mrs. Mary Gerrard, Miss Margaret Lynch, Supt. F.S. Lecron, J.F. Dineen and daughter, Miss Helen Dineen, Mrs. Mae Branigan, Miss Gertrude Donohue, Mrs. John R. Cooney and daughter, Betty, and Mrs. C.J. Carrig, of Columbus and Ed. Donohue of Omaha. The many friends of the family extend sympathy. [Oct 1935]
Funeral of Mr. Mackin-- Funeral services for Dan V. Macksin, 85, well-known resident of Platte Center and Platte county, who died Saturday night, were held at 9 a.m. yesterday at St. Joseph's Catholic church, with Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, officiating. The body was borne to sepulchre in St. Patrick's cemetery by Frank Fugger, Robeck [sic] Donaghue, Leo Hennessy, F.G. Reilley, James Foley, and Jerry Langan. The relatives and friends from out-of-town attending the services were Ed Donohue, Mrs. Vincent Mackin and daughter, Miss Mary, Miss Eva Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. Art Kiernan, Mrs. Margaret Walker, Mrs. Pat McCormick, Mark Burke, jr., and Mrs. Mae Branigan, all of Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mackin and son of Alliance. [Oct 1935]
Mrs. D.F. Donoghue, 71, Resident of County Over 50 Years, Dies
Funeral Services Will Be Held at St. Bonaventure's Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Mrs. D.F. Donoghue, 71, pioneer resident of Platte county and Columbus, residing at 1971 Twenty-sixth avenue, died at 8:20 a.m. today at her home, following a short illness. For the last several years, Mrs. Donoghue had been suffering with asthma, and last Saturday she became ill with influenza.
A combination of the respiratory infection and the asthmatic condition rendered her condition critical, and her strength ebbed rapidly during the last few days, when she failed to respond to treatment.
As Miss Hanora Francis, she was born on Apr. 25, 1865 at Ballybunion, Kerry county, Ireland. She came to the United States when 15 years of age to join her sisters who had preceded her to this country. They were living in Omaha at that time, and she went there directly after landing in the east, and made her home with them until her marriage to Daniel F. Donoghue in June, 1883.
A short time later they came to Columbus and located on a farm nine miles northwest of Columbus. Mr. Donoghue had bought the farm before his marriage, and had business interests here before moving to Columbus from Omaha.
They remained on the farm until 1918 when they retired and moved into Columbus. Before retiring from the farm, they enjoyed a return trip to their native land, England and Scotland. Mr. Donoghue passed away Feb. 11, 1927, in Columbus.
Throughout the years of her life, Mrs. Donoghue devoted her time almost entirely to her family and to making a home for them. She was a devout member of the Catholic faith, and after moving to Columbus became a member of St. Anne's society of St. Bonaventure's church, although in recent years she had not been active.
She is survived by five sons, John, of Kimball, Robert, Daniel and James, of Columbus, and Edward, of Omaha; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Branigan, of Omaha, and Miss Gertrude Donoghue, of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Callaghan, of Omaha; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A requiem high mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure's church, and burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery. The body will be taken home tomorrow afternoon from the McKown Funeral home. [abt Jan 7, 1937]
Funeral of Mrs. Donoghue--Funeral services for Mrs. D.F. Donoghue, Platte county pioneer, who died Thursday, were held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bonaventure's church. Officiating at the solemn requiem high mass were Rev. Fr. Athanase, pastor, Rev. Fr. David, assistant, and Rev. Fr. Casimir, pastor of St. Anthony's church. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery, and the pallbearers were C.J. Carrig, William Ragatz, Dr. F.H. Morrow, Jack Branigan, E.C. Kavanaugh and Tom Wade, sr. Those from out-of-town attending the services were: Mr. and Mr. Edward Donoghue, Mrs. Mae Branigan and daughters, Misses Marjorie and Paula, Mrs. Phillip Kelly, Miss Nell Donoghue and Miss Geraldine Nelson, all of Omaha; Daniel J. Donoghue, of Dix, and a number of friends and relatives from Platte Center. [Jan 1937]
Glendening, Edna--Age 35 years. Passed away Mar. 12 at her home, E2307 Columbia. Survived by her husband, Don W., at the home; father, Patrick Macken; 3 brothers, Leo, Lawton and Emmett Macken; 2 sisters, Miss Jane Macken and Mrs. Arthur Hill; 2 aunts, Mrs. John L. Lay and Miss Ellen Kennedy, all of Spokane; 1 uncle, Ed Kennedy of Seattle. Rosary Sun., Mar. 14, at 8 p.m. at Hennessey & Calloway's chapel, N2203 Division st. [Mar 1937]
Numbered among the prominent June weddings was that of Miss Betty Mae Cooney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Cooney, and George Rohde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rohde, jr., which took place at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Bonaventure's church, Rev. Fr. David, assistant pastor, was celebrant at the mass, and read the marriage vows for the double ring ceremony in the presence of more than 250 relatives and friends.
Miss Alice Jostes served as the maid of honor, and Paul Rohde, the bridegroom's brother, was the best man. Robert Rohde and Carroll Cooney were the ushers.
The bride's empire style dress was a combination of white satin and white lace. The bodice shirred in and fitted high above the natural waistline, was trimmed with a lace yoke and Queen Anne collar. The upper part of the sleeves were lace, puffed to the elbow, and the lower part was of satin, fitted to a point over the wrist. A large clip of pearls adorned the neckline in front. The skirt, featuring a train with insets of lace, swept gracefully to the back from fitted lines. Her veil of misty illusion was knee length, and the cap was trimmed with orange blossoms and a pearl tiara. She carried a bouquet of Briar Cliff roses and a shower of swansonia.
Miss Jostes wore a lovely aqua marine blue chiffon floor length dress that formed a slight train in back. At the "V" neckline was a large brilliant clip, and a sash of self material around the waistline was the only trim. The sleeves were shirred at the shoulders and smocked around the elbow. She wore a large white linen hat, trimmed with dress material that fell in streamers at the back. Her bouquet was of pink carnations and white sweetpeas.
At 10 o'clock following the wedding, a dinner was served at Hotel Evans, for 12 guests, which included the members of the immediate families, the bridal attendants and Fr. David. Bouquets of roses and snapdragons were used as a table center piece.
Following the breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Rohde left on a several-days honeymoon trip to Denver, and other points of interest in Colorado. Mrs. Rohde wore a navy blue triple sheer, featuring a pleated front and trimmed with white pearl buttons. Her jacket of white shark skin was pleated and belted at the back. She wore white accessories. Upon their return, they will reside at 2404 Fifteenth street, where they have taken an apartment.
Mrs. Rohde graduated from St. Bonaventure's high school in the class of 1933. The next year she attended Columbus college at Sioux Falls, S.D., and in August, 1934, she entered the employ of the Loup River Public Power district as stenographer. She is now having her annual vacation, and will resume her work upon return from the honeymoon trip.
Mr. Rohde graduated from Kramer high school in 1933, and was a member of the National Honorary society. The next year he took post graduated work there, and since that time he has been employed as attendant at Leonhard's Sinclair Service station. He is also having his annual vacation.
Guests from out-of-town attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Charle Heye and daughters, Florence and Delores, Miss Gertrude Hennessy, Mrs. Mae Branigan and William Wall, all of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Duseman, of Humphrey, and Mrs. T.H. Gleason, Mrs. P.H. Roberts , Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Hennessy and son, Francis, Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Mace, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith and daughters, Mary and Donna Lou, MIsses Ceclia and Colletta Burke, and Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Donohue and sons, all of Platte Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rohde, jr., entertained at open house for the bridal couple on Wednesday evening preceding the wedding. Those present were relatives and friends and the bridal attendants. The table was centered with a candelabra, surrounded at the base by pink roses and syringa. Pink roses were also used in the rooms. Mrs. F.G. Rohde poured, and Miss Doris Kohlund assisted in the dining room. [June 1937]
Mrs. J.R. Cooney Succumbs After Short Illness
Well Known Matron, Member of Pioneer Platte Center Family, Victim of Heart Attack
A distinct shock to her family and friends, was the sudden death of Mrs. J.R. Cooney, 53, residing three miles northwest of Columbus, who died at 11:05 a.m. today at St. Mary's hospital following a short illness. Her death was due to a heart attack, suffered Sunday evening, and she was removed to the hospital last evening.
She was taken ill Sunday morning during the 7:30 o'clock mass at St. Bonaventure's church, and was taken to her home. Later in the day she seemed to improve and that evening came into town for a short time. She returned home about 9 p.m. and a short time later suffered the heart attack.
As Miss Katheryn Cecelia Hennessy, she was born on June 8, 1884, at Platte Center, and spent most of her life there. She graduated from the Platte Center high school, later attended the Wayne state teachers' college, and then accepted a teaching position in the Platte Center schools.
On May 17, 1910 she was united in marriage to J.R. Cooney of Platte Center, and they went to Cheyenne, Who., where they lived only two months. Returning to Platte Center they located on a farm five miles northwest of there, and with the exception of two years spent in Platte Center, she resided on the farm until 1928 when they moved to the farm northwest of Columbus.
She was a devout member of St. Bonaventure's church here, and was also a member of St. Anne's society.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Francis and Carroll, both at home; a daughter, Mrs. George Rohde, of Columbus; three brothers, Will, of Omaha, and Jim and Leo, of Platte Center, and four sisters, Mrs. P.H. Roberts and Mrs. T.H. Gleason of Platte Center, Miss Gertrude Hennessy, of Omaha, and Mrs. James Lee, of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Bonaventure's Catholic church, with Rev. Fr. Athanase, pastor, officiating and burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery at Platte Center. The body will be taken to the home tomorrow afternoon from the McKown Funeral home. [The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 1937]
Adam Mark of Platte Center Dies
A distinct shock to his family and friends was the sudden death of Adam W. Mark, 58, residing on a farm two miles northeast of Platte Center, which accurred [sic] at 7:15 p.m. yesterday following a heart attack that he suffered at 6 p.m. He was stricken shortly after he came in the house, and was conscious until his death.
About a year ago he suffered a sick spell and was under the care of the family doctor at that time for high blood pressure. He apparently recovered and of late was feeling well.
Here 50 Years
The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mark, he was born at Trygrove, Ill., June 8, 1882, and was brought to Nebraska by his parents when he was eight years old. His father located on a farm about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Platte Center, and he grew to manhood there.
His marriage to Miss Rosa Schwank took place Jan. 16, 1907 at Platte Center, and they established their home on the farm where he was living at the time of his death.
Active in Affairs.
Mr. Mark was a prominent resident in his home community, and was active in Shell Creek township affairs. He served for many years as a member of the board of school district No. 22, holding the office at the time of his death, and he was also serving his second term as township treasurer.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Schroeder of Platte Center; three brothers, Joe of Princeton, Ill., John of Venice, one sister, Mrs. Theodore Claymon one sister, rMs. Theodore Claymon [sic] of Platte Center, and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic chruch, of which he was a devout member, Rev. Fr. Teves, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
The body will be taken home tomorrow from the McKown Funeral home. [July 1940]
Postmaster Carrig Dies Early Today
Former Mayor, Sheriff, Supervisor, Lifelong Resident of County
Postmaster C.J. Carrig, 72, former mayor, sheriff and life-long resident of the county, died at 5 a.m. today at his home, 2114 Fourteenth street. He had been in failing health for the last year, becoming seriously ill Tuesday of this week. His death was due to cerebral embolism.
Mr. Carrig was long active in local politcal and governing bodies, and was serving his second term as postmaster. He received appointment to the office June 8, 1934, and took over his duties July 19, 1934.
Born in Shell Creek
The son of Henry and Katherine Carrig, he was born Jan. 21, 1868 on their farm in Shell Creek township, three miles southeast of Platte Center. It was there that he grew to manhood and learned the farming vocation under the able tutelage of his father, an early pioneer in Platte county.
The Carrig family were widely known and highly esteemed throughout the county. Through his many friends he met Miss Elizabeth Haney, who resided on a farm east of Columbus, and they were married here Oct. 23, 1894.
After their marriage they lived on his parents farm for a period of eight years.
Served 8 Years
Early in life he took an active interest in politics and was an active member of the democratic party. In 1895 he was elected to the office of Platte county supervisor from District 5, and served eight successive years, taking over the office, Jan. 1, 1896.
In 1903 he won the nomination and was elected sheriff, and served for two terms. The term of office at that time being only for two years.
About the turn of the century, Mr. and Mrs. Carrig had left the farm and moved to Platte Center, from where he directed the management of his farm through a renter. After he was elected sheriff he moved his family to Columbus, and his home was here from that time.
Following his two terms as sheriff, he became a buyer and feeder of live stock and also took an active interest in his farm management. Throughout the years that ensued he pursued farming and stock raising as his life work, giving up these interests at the time he took the appointment as postmaster.
His interest in democratic political circles was always manifest, even though not holding public office after the last term as sheriff. In 1919 he was elected mayor of Columbus, and again in 1921 was elected for another term. His retirement from public office was only temporary, for in 1927 he was again nominated as the democratic candidate and won election for another two year term.
His next and last public office was his appointment as postmaster.
As a younger man he held membership in many organizations, but in recent years gave up many of his fraternal connections. At the time of his death he held membership in but two--the Catholic Knights of America and the Modern Woodmen.
He was a devout Catholic and faithful supporter of St. Bonaventure's Catholic church.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Dr. Milton Carrig of Bloomfield, Lester J. Carrig of Columbus and Charles J. Carrig, jr., of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Wade, jr., of Columbus and Miss Evelyn Carrig of Omaha; two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Linahan of Omaha and Mrs. John Regan of Adel, Ia., and six grandchildren.
His son Charles, is now enroute here from Los Angeles, and all other members of his family will be here for the funeral.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bonaventure's church, with Rev. Fr. J.J. Brogger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral home until Monday afternoon, when it will be removed to the residence. [The Daily Telegram, Aug 1940]
R.F. Donoghue Dies After 3 Month Illness
Following an illness of three months, Robert F. Donoghue, 56, former Shell Creek township farmer and resident of Columbus for several years, died at 3:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's hospital, where he had been a patient for the past six weeks.
Born June 18, 1884, on a Shell Creek townshpi farm, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Donoghue, he attended the Platte Center city school.
He farmed for many years in Shell Creek township, later residing with his mother, in Columbus until her death four years ago, after which he made his home with his brother, Dan Donoghue, six miles northwest of Columbus. He was a former member of te local council of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are four brothers, John J., of Kimball, Edward, of Omaha, and Dan. J., and James H., of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Mae Branigan of Omaha and Miss Gertrude Donoghue of Wichita, Kan. His father died 14 years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure's church, Rev. J.J. Brogger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery here. The body will be taken to the Dan Donoghue home at 1 p.m. Friday, where it will lie in state until the hour of the service. [Dec 1940]
Donoghue Service Today--Funeral services for Robert F. Donoghue, who died Wednesday at St. Mary's hospital, were held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bonaventure's church. Rev. Colman Borgard, assistant pastor, officiated. Two of Mr. Donoghue's nephews, James and Carroll Donoghue, served at the mass. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Branigan and John Cooney of Columbus, Fred Zinng, Bernard Straake, Vincent Macken, Richard McGuane, James Horn, and Harry Burke, all of Platte Center. Out of town relatives and friends attending were Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Donoghue, Mrs. Julia L. Wilson, Mrs. Mae Branigan, all of Omaha, Miss Marjorie Branigan of Kenosha, Wis., Miss Gertrude Donoghue of Wichita, Kan., John J. Donoghue and Mr. and Mrs. Art Johnson of Kimball. [Dec 1940]
Worries Also May Be Found in Prosperity
Omahans, Oil Heirs, to Lose 'Cozy' Home at Logan Fontenelle
Prosperity sometimes can cause of a lot of worry, too.
Shed a tear, then, for Mr. and Mrs. Ed Donoghue. Because an oil gusher came in on an Oklahoma farm a few weeks ago, the Donoghues must move out of their cozy apartment in Logan Fontenlle homes.
Edward Ouren, superintendent of the housing project, said the maximum income for man and wife there cannot be more than $1,200 a year. Ouren said that after the publicity about the oil well, he called in Donoghue and they talked over the situation, and Donoghue agreed he couldn't expect to stay.
The Donoghues inherited one-fourth interest in the 240-acre farm, near Guthrie, Okla., where the Continental No. 1 came in last March. The well has never been permitted to run at full capacity, but in its first real test produced 2,400 barrels daily. Under state restrictions the flow is now cut down to four hundred barrels a day, but the four oil companies which have leased the land will be permitted to drill 24 wells, the first of which was spudded in last Sunday.
Other Omahans who have an interest in the well are Mrs. Kate Donoghue, 4542 South Nineteenth street, and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Kelly, 1514 Willis avenue.
First royalties from the well are not expected for about a month, so the Ed Donoghues have about 30 days in which to find a home. They are also thinking about an Iowa farm.
At an approximate 12 cents a barrel royalty to be divided among the four heirs, Donoghue's daily income would be $12, with a good prospect of much more if more wells are brought in. [May 6, 1941]
Rev. Carroll J. Liebig
Platte Center, Neb.--The Rev. Carroll J. Liebig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Liebig of Platte Center, celebrated his first Mass a week ago Sunday in St. Joseph's church, Platte Center. He was ordained the preceding Saturday by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Stanislaus V. Bona, Bishop of the Grand Island diocese.
Assisting Father Liebig at his first Mass were: the Rev. Florian, O.F.M., Humphrey, archpriest; the Rev. Maurice McQuinn, St. Joseph, Mo., deacon; the Rev. Robert Herklotz, Wichita, Kans., subdeacon, and the Rex. [sic] Francis X. Renner of St. Anthony's, Platte Center, master of ceremonies. The Rev. Lawrence Gidley, O.S.B., of the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., delivered the sermon.
Also attending the Mass were Rev. Father Paschal, O.F.M., of St. Mary's; Rev. John Joseph Broger, O.F.M., of St. Bonaventure's; Rev. Max Klotzbucher, O.F.M., of St. Mary's hospital, and Rev. Stanley Jaworski, O.F.M., of St. Anthony's, all of Columbus.
Father Liebig's parents, brothers, sisters and other near relatives received Holy Communion from the celebrant. [June 1941]
John Dineen, Prominent Farmer, Dies
Former Supervisor, 82, Son of Early Settlers In Platte County
John Francis Dineen, 82, prominent retired farmer and former Platte county supervisor, died at 9:20 p.m. yesterday at the family home, 2204 Fifteenth street, after a one year illness.
Son of Michael and Mary Dineen, who were among the earliest of settlers in Shell Creek township, he was born Nov. 8, 1859 and spent his entire life on the family homestead until 1915, when he retired and moved to Columbus.
Prior to his retirement Mr. Dineen was one of the township leaders of the democratic party, and served often in public life. His first office was on the Shell Creek township board in the middle 80's. In 1888 he was elected Shell Creek township member of the Platte county board, when the county board was comprised of one member from each township. He was a member again in 1890 and 1891. In 1912 he was again on the Shell Creek township board, serving in that capacity until moving to Columbus.
Mr. Dineen was long a leader in the Catholic church. His parents were among the founders of St. John's church, known as Father Ryan's church, and he himself was long a member of that parish, the first in Platte county. He was a charter member of Columbus council of the Knights of Columbus and for many years a member of the Holy Name society of St. Bonaventure's.
He married Miss Ella Quinn at St. Bonaventure's church April 30, 1890. Mrs. Dineen died in 1895.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter LaViolette of North Bend, Mrs. Guy Elmendorf of Tampico, Ill., and Miss Helen Dineen at home; a sister, Mrs. F.L. Walker of Omaha; six grandchildren, Jack and James LaViolette, Joseph Dineen, and Helen, Mary, and Mildred Elmendorf. Four sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure's church with Rev. Colman Borgard, officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
The body will be taken from Gahan Funeral home to the family home at 4 p.m. tomorrow where it will lie in state until the hour of the service. [Oct 1941]
Donoghue--Edward H., 2472 N. 45th Ave., Friday, Age 64 years. Survivors, wife Cecil; brothers, John, Kimball, Neb., James H., Fremont, Neb., Daniel J., Columbus, Neb.; sisters, Gertrude and Mrs. Mae Branigan, Oklahoma City, Okla. Services Monday. Requiem mass, 10 a.m. St. Bonaventure Church, Columbus, Neb. Committal St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Rosary recitation Sunday evening, 8 p.m. at Crosby Kunold Mortuary, 32d Ave. and Farnam St. [Sept 1958]
D.J. Donoghue dies; funeral services Thursday
Daniel J. Donoghue, of Rt. 1, Columbus, died unexpectedly about 7:30 p.m. Monday. The 72-year old farmer apparently suffered a heart attack at a local cafe and was taken to St. Mary's hospital by the emergency unit of the fire department, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. Roch Hettinger, pastor, officiating. Burial in the St. Bonaventure cemetery.
The body will lie in state after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McKown Funeral home, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name society, and at 8 p.m. by relatives and friends.
Mr. Donoghue, a lifetime resident of Platte county, was born Oct. 3, 1885 on the family farm between Columbus and Platte Center. He was the son of Daniel F. and Hanora Francis Donoghue. He received his education in the local rural and parochial schools.
On Sept. 6, 1921 he married Elizabeth Macken at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Platte Center, and they made their home on the family farm.
He served as a member of the District 4 school board for more than 20 years and on the Shell Creek township board for several years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Consumers Co-op Oil association.
Mr. Donoghue was a member of St. Bonaventure parish, the Holy Name society and Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife; four sons Eugene, Paul and Mark of Columbus, and Phil of David City; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John of Kimball and James of Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Branigan and Miss Gertrude Donoghue of Oklahoma City.
His brother, Edward, died Oct. [sic] 12 in Omaha and he was also preceded in death by his parents and another brother, Robert. [Sept 1958]
Dan Donoghue Dies From Heart Attack
Funeral services were held today at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Bonaventure church in Columbus for Dan J. Donoghe who died suddenly Monday evening of a heart attack.
Mr. Donoghue, 72, lived near Columbus all his life. He is survived by his wife, Bess, four sons, Eugene, Pual and Mark of Columbus, and Phil of David City; two sisters, Mae Brnigan and Gertrude Donoghue; and two brothers, John of Kimball and Jim of Fremont; and nine grandchildren.
A brother, Edward, died Friday, Sept. 12. [Sept 1958]
Donoghue Services - Funeral services for Daniel J. Donoghue, 72, who died Monday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure church. The Rev. Roch Hettinger, O.F.M., pastor, officiated, and burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Members of the Knights of Columbus attended the funeral in a group. Pallbearers were Alvin Cooney and Harold Gleason of Platte Center, and Leonard Feehan, Fred Bargman, John Kluever and Jack Byrnes. Honorary pallbearers were Owen Parry of Monroe, M.D. McQuire of Norfolk, Henry Pillen, Ben B. McNair, Carroll Berchtold, Julius Hembd, Rich Reins and Carroll Stracke. Relatives and friends attended from Albin and Pine Bluffs, Wyo., Newberg, Ore., Oklahoma City, Okla., Fremont, Omaha, Ogallala, Norfolk, Bruno, David City, Platte Center, Monroe, Humphrey and Richland. [Sept 1958]
Card of Thanks
We are trying to write personal letters to the many neighbors and friends who gave proof of their goodness and friendship following the departure of our beloved husband and father, the late Dan J. Donoghue. But always we are fearful that some to whom we may be deeply obligated will be overlooked, and so, on behalf of all our households, I present this card, respectfully asking that it may be received as personal by any who through error may not received from our hands a written ackowledgment [sic] of our debt of gratitute.
Mrs. Dan Donoghue and family
Sisters and Brothers [abt. Sept 1958]
Final rites for Mrs. Mae Branigan on Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Ellen Branigan, 65, who died Wednesday in St. Joseph's hospital, Concordia, Kans., will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure Catholic church with burial in the parish cemetery. The Rev. _. Kenneth Schlesser will officate.
Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. today at the McKown Funeral home where the body lies in state.
Mrs. Branigan, the daughter of Daniel F. and Hanora Frances Donoghue, was a member of one of the oldest families in Platte county.
Born at Columbus on Feb. _, 1894, she received her education at Platte Center and Wayne State Teachers college, after which she taught school in Platte county.
She and her husband, William Branigan, lived on the Branigan farm in Polk county for a short time after their marriage, then moved to Columbus where her husband was associated with his brother, Jack, in the automobile business. Mr. Branigan died in 1918.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Haubrich of Dalles, Tex., and Mrs. Julius L. (Paula) Willson of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; one sisters, Miss Gertrude Donoghue; two brothers, John Donoghue of Kimball and James Donoghue of Fremont.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Daniel J., who died Sept. 22, 1958; Edward, who died Oct. 12, 1958 and Robert Dor_ [remainder is missing] 
James Donoghue dies in Fremont; funeral Thursday
James H. Donoghue, 81, formerly of Platte county, died early this morning in Fremont after an illness of 18 [?] months.
A retired steam engineer for George A. Hormel company in Fremont, he was a former Platte Center farmer and had also lived in Columbus before moving to Fremont 27 years ago.
Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Fremont with Rev. Thomas McDermott officiating. Military rites will be conducted in Calvary cemetery for the World War I veteran.
Rosary will be prayed at 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bader-Rozanek-Lawson Funeral Home in Fremont.
Mr. Donoghue was born March 14, 1887 at Platte Center. He married Edith Thoendel at Ewing on April 4, 1923.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 2_ in Fremont, World War I Barracks of Columbus, and St. Patrick Catholic church.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Carroll J. of Lincoln and one sister, Gertrude Donoghue of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by one son, James H. Jr., his parents, four brothers, and one sister. 
Donaghue - Miss Gertrude Donoghue, 82, died Tuesday evening in the Columbus Manor. She had been in failing health the last five years.
Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Potocki officiating, and burial will be in St. Bonavenute [sic] Cemetery. Scripture service is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at McKown Funeral Home where the body will lie in state after 1 p.m. that day.
Except for six years in Oklahoma City, Miss Donoghue spent her lifetime in the Columbus community. She was a former school teacher, member of St. Bonavenutre [sic] Church and Catholic Daughters of America.
Born Dec. 16, 1892 at Platte Center, she attended Platte County schools and St. Joseph School in Platte Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel F. and Hanora (Frances) Donoghue; brothers, Daniel J., Edward, Robert, John, James; and sister, Mrs. Mae Branigan. Several nephews and nieces survive. [August 6, 1975]
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