The Columbus Journal, January 1, 1879
CLAYBORN--Henry Clayborn rejoices over a fine boy that arrived at his place recently. [Wattsville.]
WEBSTER--The family of C.S. Webster, over the river, had a real nice Christmas, and Mr. Webster is wonderfully pleased with his Christmas gift. It is a boy. Mrs. Webster is doing nicely.
STEVENS-HENSLEY--At the residence of Mr. M. H. White, this city, on the 25th ult., by Rev. Robert Christison, Mr. John S. Stevenson and Miss Jennie E. Hensley, both of Madison.
The Columbus Era, January 4, 1879
ROBERTS-GOLDEN--In this city, on Wednesday eve, at 8 o'clock, by Judge S. McAllister, at the residence of T.A. Potts, Mr. Joseph J. Roberts and Miss Mary J. Golden, both of Fremont.
CAIN-MOORE--On the 26th, of December, 1878, at the residence of the bride's father, at Camden, N.J., Mr. Phil Cain, to Miss Mary A. Moore, of Camden.
We are pleased to see our friend Phil again upon our streets as happy as a boy in "tater diggin" season. Having entered the field of matrimonial telicity, we trust they will make their home in Columbus. Long may they live and prosper.
The Columbus Journal, January 8, 1879
CAIN-MOORE--On December 26th, 1878, at Camden, New Jersey, by Rev. Taylor, Mr. Philip Cain, of this city, to Miss Mary A. Moore. This young couple have our best wishes for a long and happy live.
ROBERTS-GOLDEN--On New Year's night, at the residence of Thos. Potts, in this city, Mr. Joseph Roberts was united by marriage to Miss Mary Golden, formerly the wife of Charles Edgerton of Omaha, from whom she was granted a divorce. Justice McAllister tied the matrimonial knot, and we hope the couple thus joined may never have cause to wish it severed, and that in their pathway through life they may be able to avoid the conjugal briars and thorns that must, without forbearance and a proper curbing of the spirit that is always ready with promptings that are wrong, beset the way.
O'TOOLE--Theressa, daughter of Patrick and Katie O'Toole, died of croup at Omaha, on December 31st, 1878, aged two years.
ALLEN--Editor Journal:--Hon. Cyrus Allen died the 25th day of Dec. '78, of inflammation of the bowels. Death very sudden.
The Columbus Journal, January 15, 1879
RUSSELL--Since I last wrote Albert Russell was made happy by the arrival of a fine boy at his house. [Wattsville.]
The Columbus Journal, January 22, 1879
SULLIVAN--Dave Malloy arrived in town on the afternoon of Thursday last and furnished us with the following story: The wife of John Sullivan was responsible for the birth of a baby with six well-developed teeth. Those are healthy molars for one so young.
STRANG-NELSON--In this vicinity, there were several weddings during holidays, among the number Mr. Jule Strang and Miss Sophia Nelson. [Newman's Grove.]
The Columbus Journal, January 29, 1879
YOUNG--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Young of this city Jan. 23d, a fine boy.
WASWACK--F. Waswack, who lives on the island in the Platte, south of Jackson, has been presented by his wife with a girl which weighed 13 lbs.; mother and babe doing well.
The Columbus Era, February 1, 1879
SCHUTTE--Just before going to press, we learn the sad news of the death of Carl, oldest son of Gerhard and Bertha Schutte--aged eight years and some months. The funeral will take place from the house to-morrow; (Sunday) at 2 o'clock, p.m. Full particulars next week.
The Columbus Journal, February 5, 1879
WILLIAMS-STEEL--At Creston, Platte Co., Feb., [sic] Jan. 30th 1879, at 7 P.M., by Rev. Wm. McCandlish assisted by Rev. Joseph Wilson, Mr. W. Belden Williams and Miss Mary Steel of Creston.
SCHUTTE--On Saturday morning Feb. 1st, of lung fever, Carl, son of Gerhard Schutte, aged 8 years.
The Columbus Era, February 8, 1879
MAHOOD--On Wednesday, Feb. 5th, in Platte county, Township 19, Mrs. Margaret Mahood, aged 65 years.
CLARK--On Wednesday morning, when the east bound emmigrant train pulled out and had got about a quarter of a mile east of town, one of the passengers, named Pat Clark, slipped from the frosty platform and fell between the cars with his neck across the south rail, the rear car passing over and almost severing his head, causing instant death. The train was stopped and a coronor's Jury convened, who returned a verdict of accidental death, in accordance with the above facts. The unfortunate man was insane not having slept any for three nights, frequently asking the other passengers if they had heard of the death of his father in New York.
The Columbus Journal, February 12, 1879
MAHOOD--On the 5th of February, 1879, Mrs. Margaret Mahood, of Burrows Precinct, this county, aged 65 years.
Mrs. Mahood died rather suddenly of dropsy, not having been very sick over six days. The friends of Mrs. Mahood return thanks to their neighbors for their kind attention and assistance during her last illness. Her remains were brought to this city and buried beside her husband.
The Columbus Journal, February 19, 1879
HOVELAND; JOHNSON; SNYDER; STOWE--Since last communication a young daughter arrived at George Hoveland's, a daughter at Christian Johnson's, a daughter at Dr. Snyders, and a daughter at Elias Stowe's. Pretty good for one neighborhood. [Newman's Grove.]
CHAPIN-EVERHART--We learn that invitations have been issued to a wedding to take place to-day--the interested parties being Mr. Willard Chapin and Miss Jennie Everhart.
WHITMOYER--Died, Sunday, Feb. 16th, of congestion of the lungs, infant daughter of M. and Emma Whitmoyer, aged five weeks.
Mr. Whitmoyer's child that died Saturday of congestion of the lungs, was first attacked with the epidemic that is abroad, a sort of bronchitis and whooping cough.
JONES--Died, Saturday, Feb. 15th, of croup, Pearl, infant daughter of Barclay Jones, aged nine months.
CURRAN--Died, Feb. 12th, Blanche Maud, daughter of Robt. Curran, aged four years and eight months, and Stella Caroline, daughter of same, Feb. 5th, both of ulcerated sore throat.
The Columbus Era, February 22, 1879
CHAPIN-EVERHARD--On Feb. 19th, 1879, by Elder H.J. Hudson, Willard Chapin to Jennie M. Everhard.
In union there is strength but in this union, inexpressible bliss undoubtedly will be the prominent feature, at least it should be when so beautiful and loving a young lady takes her Chap-in, while his fond heart ever thrills at the thought that he has his Everhard to inspire and to encourage.
JONES--On Saturday, 15th, at Monroe, Pearl A. Jones, daughter of Barclay and Rebecca Jones, aged 9 months and 15 days.
The Columbus Journal, February 26, 1879
BONESTEEL--Born, to Mrs. Dr. Bonesteel, February 22d, a daughter.
SCHROEDER-LACHNIDT--Feb'y 22d, 1879, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Mr. Louis Schroeder and Miss Lachnidt.
CHAPIN-EVERARD--Feb'y 19th, 1879, by Elder H.J. Hudson, Willard Chapin and Jennie M. Everard.
The Columbus Era, March 1, 1879
McTAGGERT-McGWINNIN--On Tuesday, Feb. 25th, by the Rev. Father Ryan, at his residence, Bernard McTaggert to Sarah McGwinnin, all of this city.
McCAULEY-McTAGGERT--At the same time and place, John McCauley to Susan McTaggert.
MOREHEAD; ASHBAUGH--The bodies of Frank Morehead and James Ashbaugh, reached the city on Thursday last. Our readers well remember that these persons were killed at Morehead's ranche, on the Niabrara, the 26th last January. Ashbaugh is to be buried here, while the body of Morehead is to be taken to Dunlap, Iowa, for interment. Both appear to have been killed with a small revolver as they have three or four shots on the left side of the face, and both were scalped--Morehead twice apparently, but he was not stripped of his clothing, while Ashbaugh had been denuded of all apparel, save a denims jacket. The bodies when found were frozen and presented then as they now do a ghastly sight. H.H. McEvory came in with the bodies, he has been nine days on the road coming from the place where they were killed to this city.
The Columbus Journal, March 5, 1879
NEWMAN--Born, to Mrs. C.A. Newman, Sunday, March 2d, a son.
BAILEY--Born, to Mrs. Richard Bailey, on Friday morning last, a ten-pound son.
MOREHEAD; ASHBAUGH--The bodies of Frank Morehead and James Ashbaugh were brought to this city Thursday of this week. It will be remembered that these persons were killed by the Indians at Morehead's ranch, on the Niobrara about the 26th of January last. They were both scalped. The body of Morehead was taken to Dunlap, Iowa, for interment, and that of Ashbaugh was buried at the cemetery, this city.
CARTER--Little Frankie Carter, whose death by drowning at Omaha on the 22d ult., mention of which was made in the last Journal, was a son of R.G. Carter, formerly station agent at Jackson. Mrs. Carter (now a widow) lives in Omaha. The blow falls very heavily upon her. Little Frank was a bright and well behaved boy.
BECKER--Died, in this city Tuesday, Mar. 4th, Willie, infant child of William and Sophia Becker, aged 3 months. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The Columbus Era, March 8, 1879
NEWMAN--Sunday, to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Newman, a son.
THAYER--Miss Eva M. Thayer, the young lady who has been "foolin" around her uncle S. Young, gave birth to a son, Wednesday night. Young was bound over, by Judge McAllister, a week ago, to appear before the district court at its next term, to answer to the charge of adultery with the said Eva M. Thayer.
BURK--On Thursday, March 6th, at __ o'clock A.M., Charles Burk, brother to Mrs. M.E. Clother, aged 23 years. The funeral took place on Friday at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Shell Creek, Platte Co. Neb.
BECKER--Tuesday, at 1 o'clock, Willie G. son of William Becker, aged 12 weeks. The funeral took place from the residence Wednesday, at 4 o'clock.
One more bud upon earth has drooped,
To bloom again in Heaven with angels grouped.
The Columbus Journal, March 12, 1879
TURNER--Born, Sunday, Mar. 9th, to Mrs. M.K. Turner, a son.
WOODS-CLARK--On Sunday, Mar. 9, 1879, at the residence of the bride's father in this city, by Rev. E. Sherman, Mr. Henry Woods to Miss Susan A. Clark, both of Columbus.
HEADBERG-PEPPER--On Monday March 3d, by Rev. Williamson, Mr. Lewis Headburg and Miss Sallie E. Pepper both of Platte county.
HAIGHT--Friday evening, March 7, in the 86th year of her age, Mrs. P. Haight, mother of A. Haight. The funeral took place from the residence of her son in Polk county, on Sunday, and her remains were brought to the Columbus cemetery for interment.
POST--On Tuesday of last week Mrs. Sarah Post, mother to Judge G.W. and A.M., and Jos. of this city, died at York, this State, aged 66 years.
The Columbus Era, March 15, 1879
TURNER--The family of our contemporary, M.K. Turner, has been increased by one in the last week. This time it is a boy.
HAIGHT--Mrs. P. Haight, aged 86, died at the residence of her son in Polk county, Friday the 7th. Her remains were interred in the cemetery at this place.
BURK--The funeral of Mr. Chas. Burk, whose demise was mentioned in our last, took place Friday the 7th at St. Patrick's Cemetery on Shell Creek. His mother being very low and not expected to live necessitated his immediate burial. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Mr. Burk was a man of irreproachable character, highly esteemed for his Sterling qualities by all who knew him.
The Columbus Journal, March 19, 1879
MILLS-OSTERHAUT--The Osceola Record of the 15th inst. contains the announcement of the marriage of Dr. H.M. Mills to Mrs. Jennie S. Osterhaut, on the preceding Friday evening, by Rev. S. Barrows, at the residence of Dan'l Jarmin, in Canada precinct, Polk county. The Osceola cornet band serenaded the happy couple, on the following evening at their home in Osceola, and met with a cordial reception.
The Columbus Era, March 22, 1879
CLARK--A gentleman by the name of Clark, living on the Rose place, north of town lost by death a little child this week.
??--The son-in-law of Geo. Westcott, on the Rickly farm, lost one of his children by death last week.
The Columbus Journal, March 26, 1879
ALLIS--Born, to Mrs. M.E. Allis a son, on the morning of the 18th, weighing 8 1/2 pounds.
BETTS-HINDMARSH--On Saturday, March 22d, 1879, at the residence of John McAuley, by Rev. J.Q.A. Fleharty, Mr. Julius Betts, of Columbus, Platte Co., Neb., to Agnes Hindmarsh, of Dodge Co., Nebraska.
PATTERSON-EMERICK--Mar. 22d, by Rev. R. Christison, Mr. Wm. A. Patterson and Miss Sarah B. Emerick.
CLARK--March 19th, of whooping cough and congestion of the lungs, Maud Clark, daughter of Asa M. and Hannah J. Clark, aged 1 year and 10 months.
SALMON--March 18th, 1879, May Salmon, infant daughter of James A. and Anna M. Salmon, late of Des Moines, Iowa, "Not lost, but gone before."
STULL--Tuesday morning Mrs. A. Stull was reported as unconscious since 10 p.m. Monday night, and in a dying condition. Later.--We learn that Mrs. Stull died at five o'clock last evening.
The Columbus Journal, April 2, 1879
BONESTEEL; STILLMAN--It is rather a little late as a matter of news, but without special date we can say that recently a very young lady arrived at Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Bonesteel's to stay, and at Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Stillman's, a young man, and may they, each and both, be life-long blessings to their parents.
HERSLET--Some time since, Dr. Sanderson assisted by Dr. Bridenstine, of Madison, held a Post Mortem examination of the body of Michael Herslet. Last spring he came from Norway, went to the mountains, last fall returned and settled on Shell Creek about seven or eight miles above Newman's Grove. He was in poor health when he left Norway. His health still continued to fail and he came down to Newman's Grove for medical advice. On being advised by Dr. Sanderson that he could not recover, he determined to return immediately to Norway. Arriving at Columbus he called medical advice, and we are informed, some of the medical faculty at Columbus said he had typhoid fever--next morning he was dead. The body was brought back to Newman' Grove. Post Mortem examination revealed the fact that he died of consumption. [Newman's Grove.]
WILLIAMS--John Williams recently lost a son about 6 years old, of membranous croup. [Newman's Grove.]
The Columbus Era, April 5, 1879
CHURCHILL--A little stranger came to the house of Mr. and Mrs. Churchill, on the 28th in the shape of a bouncing daughter. [Grandville Precinct.]
RANDALL-OWENS--On the 2nd of April, at the bride's home, in Columbus, Platte Co., Neb., by D.C. Thomas, Baptist Missionary, Mr. Culver Randall to Miss Sarah Jane Owens, all of Columbus, Neb.
MAHOOD-DAVIS--March 25th, at the bride's home, near Postville, Platte Co., Neb., by Elder D. Thomas, Baptist Missionary, Mr. Samuel Mahood and Miss S.C. Davis. All of Platte Co. Neb.
SCHECK-PREISS--By Judge Byron Millett, April 2d, 1879, Mr. F. Scheck to Miss Fanny Preiss, both of this city.
We extend to the happy couple our best wishes. May their trip down life's stream be tranquil and prosperous.
PALMER--Freddie, infant son of James and Hannah Palmer, aged one year, died, March 28th, 1879. [Grandville Precinct.]
EIMERS--Mrs. John Eimers, of Lost Creek, died, in this city, last Wednesday night, of dropsy.
The Columbus Journal, April 9, 1879
SCHECK-PREISS--By Byron Millett, J.P., April 2d, Mr. F. Scheck and Miss Fanny Preiss, all of this city.
RICHARDSON-DURKEE--April 6, at Clarksville, by Rev. S. Goodale, Dr. E.A. Richardson and Miss Adna Durkee.
SHEER-WHITE--Saturday, April 5th, 1879, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Mr. Peter Sheer and Miss Elizabeth White, both of Madison county.
RANDALL-OWEN--At the bride's residence in this city, April 2d, by Elder D.C. Thomas, Mr. Culver Randall and Miss Sarah Jane Owen.
MAHOOD-DAVIS--March 26th, at the bride's home, near Postville, Platte Co., Neb., by Elder D.C. Thomas, Mr. Samuel Mahood and Miss S. Davis, all of Platte Co., Neb.
RICKLY-IRWIN--On Sunday, April 6th, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Mr. John J. Rickly and Mrs. S.A. Irwin, all of this city.
The congratulations of their many friends were in order Monday morning. Long life and much happiness to the wedded pair.
EYMAN--In this city, at the residence of B.E. Rogers, on Thursday, April 3d, at 4 p.m., Mrs. Sarah M., wife of John Eyman, in the thirty-third year of her age.
The Columbus Era, April 12, 1879
RICHARSON-DURKEE--April 6, at Clarksville, by Rev. S. Goodale, Dr. E. Richardson and Miss Edna Durkee.
SHEER-WHITE--Saturday, April 15, 1879, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Peter Sheer and Miss Elizabeth White, both of Madison County.
RICKLY-IRWIN--On Sunday, Apr. 6, by Judge J.G. Higgins, John J. Rickly and Mrs. S.A. Irwin, all of this city.
BISHOP--This community was somewhat startled to learn of the death of Mr. George Bishop, which took place at his home on Monday, April 7th, 1879. The funeral will take place at the burying ground on Looking Glass Valley, near West Hill post-office. Mr. B. came to this country from Illinois in the summer of 1876, and has made many warm friends who will mourn his death. [Postville.]
The Columbus Journal, April 16, 1879
WILLSEY-DEARWESTER--On the 9th inst., by Mr. Burch, Mr. Willsey, aged 76 years, to Mrs. Rachel Dearwester, aged 73 years. All of Butler county, Nebraska.
EYMAN--Mrs. Sarah M. Eyman, wife of John Eyman, Lost Creek, died April 3d, 4 a.m., in Columbus, at the residence of B.E. Rogers, where she had come for medical attendance.
She was buried, April 4th, from the Presbyterian church, Rev. J.A. Hood, an acquaintance and friend of the family for many years, officiating. Her remains were followed to the cemetery at Columbus by a large number of neighbors of Lost Creek and other friends.
Mrs. Eyman was born in Barnstead, Belnap Co., N.H., April 28, 1846, and was the daughter of Hollis Bunker. In 1865 Mr. Bunker and family moved to Macon Co., Illinois, and there Sarah was married to John Eyman, Feb. 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Eyman, with her parents and brother Milo, moved to Lost Creek, Platte Co., in the spring of 1872.
Mrs. Eyman had been in poor health for nearly a year, before her decease, but was able to attend to her household cares till last Christmas. The officiating clergyman read at her funeral the 31st chapter of the book of Proverbs, commencing at the ninth verse, as appropriate to her.
Mrs. Eyman was a noted housekeeper and took great delight in entertaining friends.
The poor were always sure of her sympathy and assistance, and her tender heart took thought for the comfort of even the animal creation. She was a devoted wife and mother and affectionate daughter.
Mrs. Eyman retained her consciousness to the last. She bade good bye to her family; charged her son Frank to be a good boy and not forget his mother, and sent messages to absent friends. Her thoughts, reverting to her former homes, she exclaimed "Good bye! New Hampshire; good bye! Illinois." She was willing to die, through her trust in the Saviour. Her last words were, "Bless the Lord."
The writer tenders his deep sympathy to the husband, son, aged parents, brother and sister. He trusts that her memory will ever be cherished, and her virtues emulated by her acquaintances, and he hopes both for relatives and friends,
The Columbus Era, April 19, 1879
WILLSEY-DEARWESTER--On the 9th inst., by Mr. Burch, Mr. Willsey, aged 76 years, to Mrs. Rachel Dearwester, age 73 years. All of Butler county, Nebraska.
POWERS-TORPHY--By Father Ryan, at his residence, April 14th, 1879, Mr. Peter Powers to Miss Annie Torphy, both of Butler county.
APGER-DRESS--On Tuesday the 15th, by Father Ryan, Mr. Joseph Apgar to Miss Elizabeth Dress.
We extend our best wishes to the happy couple. May the flowers of peace and prosperity ever bloom upon their path of life.
ALEXANDER-STEINBAUGH--Married by the Rev. Cook, at the residence of the bride, on the 11th inst. Mr. Saml. Alexander to Mrs. Steinbaugh. Much excitement and amusement has been occasioned by this marriage. The young couple were so sly in their way, being married unknown to their families. The son of the widow sharing his bed with dear old Sammy, they retired as usual, after the wedding when poor Samuel feeling confident that Will was safe and sound in sleep, crept out to his newly made wife, but alas, he was missed and the truth had to be told. May they be happy, and their latter days brightened by love's increasing flame. [Lost Creek.]
The Columbus Journal, April 23, 1879
RYAN--At Richmond, Wis., on the morning of Easter Sunday, to Mrs. Thos. C. Ryan, a fine, large son.
ALEXANDER-STEINBAUGH--At Lost Creek on the 12th inst., by Rev. Cook, Mrs. Samuel Alexander to Mrs. Cora Steinbaugh.
WILLIAMS-HUBER--On Sunday, April 20th, Jean Williams of Boone County and Miss Emma J. Huber of Platte county.
BUCHER-KUMPF--Sunday, April 20th, Wm. Bucher and Miss Katie Kumpf.
KUMPF-MILLER--Sunday, April 20th, Jno. Kump [sic] and Miss Anna Miller.
BISHOP--George G. Bishop. He was a native of Pa., came to the state from Ill., in 1876, and settled in Lookingglass Precinct, Platte Co., Neb. He was sick but a few days. His funeral took place Apr. 9th. A sermon, preached by Elder D.C. Thomas, text, Num. 23,10, "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his." Mr. Bishop left a widow and two daughters. He was a member of the Baptist Church, was a faithful husband, a kind father, and a consistent brother. The end of that man was peace.
REAGAN; GUINN; MURPHY; MURPHY; KEARNEY; KEARNEY; BLANDORD; CRONINDAHT--Thos. Shea tells us that within the last two months, in a neighborhood near him, and within a radius of three-fourths of a mile, there have been seven deaths by diptheria or some kindred disease: first, Dennis Reagan lost a daughter twelve years old; next, John M. Guinn, a son five years old; on the same day, there was a funeral from the house of McGuinns's neighbor, David Murphy, a child five years old; then Patrick Murphy's son Wm., eleven years old; last of all was Pat. Kearney's son, ten years old. Since writing the above we learn that Mr. Kearney buried a daughter, six years old on Tuesday last, and on the following day Thos. Blandord,a son five years old, and Gerhard Cronindaht a daughter five years old.
JOHNSON--The wife of E.C. Johnson, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of this city, died at that place, April 8th. Her sister died the previous week.
The Columbus Era, April 26, 1879
ALEXANDER-STEINBAUGH--At Lost Creek on the 12th inst., by Rev. Cook, Mr. Samuel Alexander to Mrs. Cora Steinbaugh.
WILLIAMS-HUBER--On Sunday, April 20th, Jean Williams, of Boone county, and Miss Emma J. Huber, of Platte county.
BUCHER-KUMPF--Sunday, April 20th, Wm. Bucher and Miss Kate Kumpf.
KUMPF-MILLER--Sunday, April 20th, John Kumpf and Miss Anna Miller.
BRAMFORDS--A child of Mr. T. Bramfords died quite suddenly on Tuesday morning, being but a few hours sick. [Lindsey.]
The Columbus Journal, April 30, 1879
HENGGLER--On the afternoon of the 22d, to Mrs. Geo. Henggler, a son--the third child and third son.
COOLIDGE-SPRAGUE--Apr. 24th, by E.L. Towslee, J.P., Mr. T.W. Coolidge and Miss E.E. Sprague.
The Columbus Era, May 3, 1879
WEST-RONEY--April 30th, 1879, by Rev. E.L. Sherman, at his residence, Mr. Isaac J. West and Miss Clementine Roney, both of David City, Neb.
The Columbus Journal, May 7, 1879
JENKINS--To Mrs. Ed. Jenkins, at Kalamazoo, May 1st, a son. All well.
JOHNSON-PATTERSON--At the residence of George Patterson, Esq., of Cedar Valley, May 1st, 1879, by Rev. S.P. Bollman, Andrew Johnson of Albion and Miss Hannah Patterson, all of Boone county.
BRUGH-ZOFAN--At Columbus, May 5th, by Judge J.G. Higgins, John Brugh and Miss Maria Zofan, all of Platte Co.
WEST-RONEY--April 30th, by Rev. E.L. Sherman, at his residence in this city, Isaac J. West and Miss Clementine Roney, both of David City.
PINKNEY-OAKES--At Council Bluffs, Ia., April 25th, A.E. Pinkney, Esq., formerly of this city, and Miss Lottie Oakes of Glenwood, Iowa.
The Columbus Journal, May 14, 1879
STULL--At Marengo, Ill., at 1 a.m., May 8th, Dr. T.W. Stull, son of A. Stull of this city. The Doctor was known to many of our readers, and respected by all his acquaintances. He must have suffered greatly in the last few years. Peace to his memory.
ALEXANDER--Alberta, about six years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Alexander, died Saturday night, the 3d. She was a bright, intelligent child. Her death was a sad bereavement to her parents, and for a long time she will be missed by a large circle of friends who had learned to love her. [Saint Edward.]
The Columbus Era, May 17, 1879
WELCH--A nine pound boy stopped at Mike Welch's, Thursday morning. Mike has adopted him.
TREACY--At the residence of ____ Clerie, on Stearns Prairie, this county, fifteen miles north of Columbus, was enacted one of the most shocking tragedies ever known in this section of the country. About 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, Timothy Treacy attempted murder of his wife by knocking her down upon the floor placing his foot across her neck and shooting at her several times with two pistols, three of the shots taking effect, one in the lower part of the arm one in the shoulder and one in the breast. Leaving his wife dead, as he supposed, he then went to Nicholas Gentleman's, a short distance away, told what he had done, then went into the stable and shot himself through the heart dying instantly. The cause which led to this attempted murder of his wife and the killing of himself had its origin in domestic trouble between himself and wife, dating several years back. They had been married some thirty odd years and had raised a family of children, respected and admired by a large circle of acquaintances for their intelligence and true merit. Mrs. Treacy's condition is pronounced critical, but she may recover.
The Columbus Journal, May 21, 1879
WELCH--To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Welch, this city, Thursday morning last, a bouncing boy baby weighing 9 pounds.
HOLDEN--Mr. Thomas Holden, late from Illinois lost two children, a son about 8 and a daughter about two years old, since the 5th of May, from typhoid pneumonia. [Newman's Grove.]
TREACY--Last Wednesday morning the city was startled by a report from Stearns prairie that Timothy Treacy, a well-known citizen of Platte, Co., had attempted to kill his wife and then committed suicide. The facts, as since ascertained, are these: About nine months ago, Mr. Treacy had some disagreement with his wife and, we believe, his children also, since which time he has not lived with them.
His chief place of sojourn, as we are told, was Mr. Nick Gentleman's, where he was stopping on the night of the 13th. Gentleman's is about 1/4 mile from Mr. McCleary's place, which latter is about 300 yds. from the home of Mrs. Treacy. Mrs. T. had lately purchasec chickens from McClear's, who are now at Omaha, and, there being some setting hens among the number, she let them remain, but was to and fro every day to tend them. On the morning of the 14th she made her usual visit to the McCleary homestead, and was surprised there by Treacy's coming suddenly upon her. Having, since the separation, always had angry words with him when they happened to meet, she was frightened, and endeavored to escape. He had a Colt's navy revolver and fired all the six shots at her. He then took a small revolver, threw Mrs. Treacy down, put his foot upon her neck, fired a shot at her when the approach of a buggy along the road frightened him and he ran to Gentleman's, telling him that he had shot his wife and he guessed he had killed her. Gentleman told him he would be hung for it; with that, Treacy went to the stable, and in a very short time the crack of a pistol was heard, the Mr. Treacy was found with a bullet through his heart--dead.
Three of the shots fired struck Mrs. T., two of them producing slight wounds, the third a serious one which Dr. Bonesteel regards as critical.
Treacy was about fifty-five years old, and a resident of Platte county eight years.
The Columbus Era, May 24, 1879
BACON--The babe of Mr. Eugene Bacon, died. [Monroe.]
The Columbus Journal, May 28, 1879
BULLARD--Born, to Mrs. R.T. Bullard, May 21st, a son. Weight, 14 lbs.
BUNKER--Mrs. Milo Bunker died last evening, 21st inst., at 5 o'clock. [Cottonwood Valley.]
The Columbus Era, May 31, 1879
BULLARD--Born, to Mrs. R.T. Bullard, May 21st, a son. Weight, 14 lbs.
SULLIVAN--Dennis Sullivan's daughter, who had been sick for several weeks with sore throat, died on Monday morning last.
The Columbus Journal, June 4, 1879
McDONALD-NORRIS--At Omaha, May 26th, James McDonald of this city and Miss Eva Norris.
The Columbus Journal, June 11, 1879
CARRIG--From Rev. Father Smith we learned Saturday that Henry Carrig's daughter, aged five years, died Saturday morning last about 2 o'clock.--Henry and his son, though still confined to bed, are improving.
The Columbus Journal, June 18, 1879
CARRIG--On the 6th inst., of typhoid fever, Nellie, the beloved daughter of Henry and Kate Carrig, of Shell Creek. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family on account of their severe afflication.
The Columbus Era, June 21, 1879
LUFFER-SAND--At St. Bernard, Tuesday, June 10th, 1879, Mr. Anton Luffer to Miss Mary L. Sand.
McALLISTER-MILLETT--In Columbus, June 18th, 1879, at the residence of the brides father, Mr. N. Millett, Mr. S.S. McAllister to Miss Emma Millett, Rev. Bain officiating.
FINDLAY-WEAR--June 9th, by Rev. R. Christison, Mr. John S. Findlay to Miss Sarah E. Wear, all of this city.
The Columbus Journal, June 25, 1879
RILEY-DOLE--On the 19th of June, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Mr. Thomas Riley and Miss Jane S. Dole, all of Platte county.
SPOONER-MARMOY--On the 19th of June, by Judge J.G. Higgins, Geo. T. Spooner and Miss Mary E. Marmoy, all of this city.
FINDLY-WEAR--On the 9th day of June, by Rev. R. Christison, John S. Findly and Miss Sarah E. Wear, all of this city.
McALLISTER-MILLETT--In Columbus, June 18th, 1879, at the residence of the bride's father, N. Millett, Esq., Judge S.S. McAllister to Miss Emma Millett, Rev. Thos. Bayne officiating.
HOLDEN--Since our last communication, Mr. Robt. Holden has lost a daughter, about nine years old. Mrs. Wm. Meniece has just recovered from a dangerous illness. There is a disagreement among the medical faculty as to the disease which has been so serious hereabouts. All agree that it was all substantially the same, but the disagreement as to what it is. Some call it Cerebro Spinal Menengetis, another Malignant fever, and others say, Scarlatina Maligna, with Typhoid Pneumonia. Would some of the faculty of Columbus favor the readers of the Journal with an explanation? Are they the same and only different names used to confuse the uninitiated, or are they all different diseases? The general health seems a little improved. [Newman's Grove.]
The Columbus Era, June 28, 1879
RILEY-DOLL--On the 19th of June, by Judge J. Higgins, Mr. Thomas Riley and Miss Jane S. Doll. All of Platte County.
SPOONER-MARMOY--On the 19th of June, by Judge J. Higgins, Mr. George Spooner and Miss Mary E. Marmoy. All of this city.
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