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Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1926 (Jan-Feb) News NEGenWeb Project
The Monroe News
1926 Newspaper Extracts (January - February)

Please note that these are selected articles only and I do not have access to the full year of newspapers. Also, I have retained the original wording and spelling from the articles. I realize they contain many typographical errors. A special thanks to Charlotte Morton for loaning me these newspapers! Also a special thanks to Shirley Martys who has been a huge help in transcribing these articles. You can tell which ones she does--she takes the time to bold the names! Thanks, Shirley!!

January 21, 1926

Rev. H.A. Hagemeier attended the funeral of the presiding elder of the Evangelical Church in Lincoln Wedensday. While in Lincoln he visited Miss Bernice Hoare, who is taking a course for a Trained Nurse in the Lincoln General Hospital. ... Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westbrook of Genoa, visited at the home of his mother Mrs. Delbet Schuler, Sunday afternoon. ... Oliver Schuler purchased the P. Toline property in the east part of town last week, taking possission the first of March, F. Rogers having rented the house till then. ... Geo. Alexander is again back on the job after an absence of a few days illness and is enjoying better health than heretofore. .... D.O. Larence, Fred Keeler, and Frank Matson returned from Omaha where they attended the Farmers Union Convention held there. ... Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Lawrence visited relatives in Platte Center Sunday. ... Miss Bernice Hoare came up from Lincoln Saturday evening to recuperate from a recent illness at the Lincoln General Hospital, of which she is a nurse in training. Her many friends were glad to have her with us if only for a few days. Upon her return Wednesday she was much improved in health, the rest at her home with parents, was well worth the absence from her duties for a few days. ... We got the paper out last week even tho it was late, by the able assistance of R.G. Strother and Chas. Nunnally. The help being necessary due to the death of the little daughter of Editor and Mrs. J. E. Tesarek, of the Genoa Leader and the Monroe News. We thank the helpers kindly in lending their assistance to our needs, even to little Herman Bitter, who so nobly folded papers and ran errands. We thank you one and all.

January 28, 1926

Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming is quite sick with the flu and penumonia, Dr. Bald, of Platte Center having pronounced one lung slightly infected. With good care and close attention, all of which she is getting, she will get along alright, as the only real concern is her advanced age, being 82 years in February. We hope for a speedy and permanent recovery. ... The Misses Edna Terry and Marjorie Alexander, students at the State Univ. at Lincoln, were week end guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Terry. ... F.J. Frana went to Tabor, S.D. Thursday morning to be in attendence at a special meeting of the bank there, of which he has accepted a higher position than he holds in the bank here. He returned home Friday. ... Mrs. Alfred Peterson was a Columbus caller Friday. ... Mrs. Jennie Hoppock of Fullerton, fell and broke her hip bone on the icy pavement near her home. A trained nurse is in attendence and the patient is getting along as well as could be expected. ... Fred Arnold, tipping the scales at 8 lbs. took up his abode at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keeler, Jan. 19, 1926. ... Much sickness is prevailent in our community the past two weeks. Children and grownups sharing alike with the epidemic. ... Mrs. Sarah A. Lenon left the last of the week to visit with friends at the John Gibben home in Columbus before going on to Broken Bow, where she intends to make her future home with her niece, Mrs. Sadie Cole. ... Arthur Fleming, of St. Edward, was in Monroe to visit his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, who has been quite ill with pneumonia the past week. ... Keith Hoare is quite sick with pneumonia this week. We hope for a speedy recovery.

February 19, 1926

Willis Lawrence was kicked in his side and cracked two of his ribs when driving the horses in the barn on the Clarence Watts farm Wednesday evening. ... Saturday brot signs of spring for a certainty when the school boys began the age old game of marbles which is always a sure sign of spring. Wednesday however brot on quite an old fashioned snow storm but, Thursday morning the sun came out and cheered things up considerable. ... C.H. Hollingshead returned home Friday from the Columbus Hospital, where he had undergone an operation for appendicitis. ... Jess Bartlett suffered a paralytic stroke Sunday morning while stopping to pick up some article. The family are moving to York and were already to start on the trip when he received the stroke so Dr. Bald, of Platte Center, was summoned at once and advised the family to remain a few days until he recovered. ... Miss Teresa Tooher of Schuyler, was a guest last week of Mrs. Edna Adams, returning home Monday noon. ...Mrs. Harry Nicholson came home from Columbus after being with her mother, Mrs Fred Davis, who has just come out of an operation. ... Fred Seefeld, of Columbus, has spent the week with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Sutton and family.

DIED - GEORGE HENRY BOSS George Henry Boss was born Nov. 30, 1878 in Platte County, Nebr. and died Febr. 9, 1926. He was married to Miss Maggie Diets, of Columbus, Nebr. April 25, 1902. To this union seven children were born, all of whom, together with a loving wife survive him. The children are Mrs. Perry Woods, Mrs Horance Pounds, Mrs. Dewey Pounds, Harry, Clarence, Myrtle and Marvia, all of Ogallala, Nebr. Besides his wife and children, there are an aged mother, three sisters, and four brothers left to mourn his going. Rev. H. A. Hagemeier, pastor of the Monroe Union Church officating. Interment was made at Gruitli cemetery.

OBITUARY OF MRS. GRIFFIN With the waking hours Monday morning, death, calm and pearceful, came to Mrs. Amanda Griffin at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Sumption, Sr. of this city. Mrs. Griffin had been in decling health for several years past. About two weeks prior to her death she was taken with bronchial and heart trouble and this illness with ailments attendant to her advanced years, was the cause of her death. During the time of her illness she was a patient sufferer and was cheerful and hopeful in her thots of the future life as revealed to her in years of Christian living. In the home of her daughter she was given every possible care and comfort, not only during her last illness but for a number of years past. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the M.E. Church this city, Rev W.G. White, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Schuyler officiating. Many friends were present at the services attesting to the worth and esteem of their departed friend. Floral offerings both numerous and beautiful, tenderly spoke of the sympathy of friends. Interment was made in the Schuyler cemetery, where rest the remains of the husband who passed away on July 28, 1898, two infant sons and a son, William W. Griffin, who passed away at Fresno, Calif., Dec. 27, 1924. A daughter, Mrs. L.M. Clayburn, passed away at Sedwick, Colo. Apr. 2, 1919, and is buried at Monroe.

Amanda Shafer was born in Tioga County, New York, June 16, 1853 and passed away at Schuyler, Nebr., Febr. 1, 1926, at the advanced age of seventy-two years, seven months and fifteen days. In 1869 she left her native state and moved to Aurora, Ill., prior to coming to Nebr. a few years later. Upon her arrival in Nebr. Mrs Griffin took a homestead in Grant precict of Colfax county. She was united in marriage to James E. Griffin at Schuyler, Nebr. Febr. 4, 1874. Mrs. Griffin continued to reside on her homestead until 1903 when she and sons moved onto a farm near Bisbee in Pierce County, North Dakota. Here they lived until 1906 when they returned to Nebr. and lived on a farm near Monroe.

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