Platte Co., NE - 1934 BMD NEGenWeb Project

The Columbus Daily Telegram, February 12, 1934
GRADY--Richland, Feb. 12 (Special to The Telegram)--Funeral services for John J. Grady, 44, who resided on a farm six miles northeast of Richland, and who died early Saturday morning in Schuyler, will be hald at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Catholic church in Schuyler. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery there.
    Mr. Grady returned Friday from Mayo Brothers' clinic at Rochester, Min., where he had been receiving medical treatment for the last three weeks. He had been suffering with cancer for the last several months, and spent a few weeks in the United States Veterans' hospital in Lincoln this fall. He died at the home of his mother, Mr. Catherine Grady, in Schuyler.
    He was born on Feb. 9, 1890 on a farm five miles north of Richland where he spent his boyhood and grew to manhood. He finished school in Schuyler, and then attended Midland college in Fremont for three years. He returned from there at the outbreak of the world war, enlisted in the United States army and was sent to Texas, where he was stationed until the close of the war at which time he was given an honorable discharge.
    On Oct. 1, 1919, in Omaha, he was united in marriage to Miss Vera Babcock, of Schuyler, and they located on the farm where he was residing at the time he was taken ill.
    He was a popular man in his home community, and was a member of the McCloud Post, No. 47, of the American Legion at Schuyler. He was also a member of St. Augustine's Catholic church in Schuyler.
    Surviving are his widow; one son, John, jr.; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Grady, of Schuyler; three brothers, Jerry and Bill Grady, of Rogers, and James Grady, of Schuyler; and five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Ourada, of Clarks, Mrs. Alex Bideaus, of Schuyler, Mrs. Arthur Pollard, of Rogers, and Misses Cecelia and Agnes Grady, of Schuyler. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister.

SMITH--Lindsay, Feb. 12--(Special to The Telegram)--Word was received here today by relatives that Mrs. F.J. Smith, 67, prominent resident of Lindsay for the last 45 years, passed away at 11 p.m. yesterday in a hospital at Lancaster, Wis. Mrs. Smith went to Patacia, Wis., three weeks ago to visit with a daughter, Ven. Sr. M. Roland, and was taken ill a few days ago. She was removed to the hospital in Lancaster, and lived but a short time after that. She had been suffering for the last several months with diabetes.
    Mrs. Smith was born in Iowa, where she grew to womanhood, and where she was married to Mr. Smith. They came to Nebraska together 45 years ago and located on a farm near Lindsay. For the last few years she has been residing in Lindsay. Mr. Smith passed away three years ago.
    She was a member of the Altar society of the Holy Family church, the Priscilla club, the Improvement club, and the Ladies Kensington. She was one of the prominent matrons of this community, and was held in highest esteem by all who knew her.
    She is survived by three sons, Rev. Fr. Ed Smith, of Sioux City, Ia., Raymond Smith, of West Point, and Bill Smith, of Lindsay; and five daughters, Ven. Sr. M. Roland, of Patasia, Wis., Mrs. Fred Ramaekers, of Spalding, and Mrs.Leo Schaecher, and Misses Eleanor and Mary Smith of Lindsay. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Ven. Sr. M. Fidelis, who died 10 years ago.
    Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Family church, and burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery. The body will arrive here Tuesday morning.

The Columbus Telegram, June 11, 1934
SOKOL--Duncan Man Drops Dead--Thomas Sokol, 40, who spent his entire life in and near Duncan, dropped dead at 11:50 a.m. yesterday in the offices of Dr. F.B. Cyphers in Duncan, where he had gone a few minutes before for medical attention. He had complained of feeling ill last Wednesday, and since then had been receiving treatment for heart disease. He went to the doctor's office yesterday morning, and was there but a short time when stricken with a heart attack. He died almost instantly. Mr. Sokol was born on June 21, 1893, on a farm northeast of Duncan, where he made his home until 1926 when he moved to Duncan, where he was employed as a truck driver by his brother, Leo Sokol. He was a member of St. Stanislaus' Catholic church. He is survived by three brothers, Frank Sokol, of St. Edward; Charles, of Julesburg, Colo., and Leo, of Duncan, and four sisters, Mrs. Martin Koziol, of Fullerton; Mrs. Mary Flakus of Grand Island; Mrs. Henry Micek and Mrs. Frank Robak, both of Duncan. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus' church. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery. The body will be taken late this afternoon to the home of his sister, Mrs. Robak, in Duncan, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 23, 1934
HIGGINS--The funeral of Mrs. Higgins, whose death occurred yesterday afternoon, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Platte Center. Rev. Fr. Leo Mainzer, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
    Miss Catherine Elizabeth Conley was born on Oct. 6, 1856 at Napanoch, N.Y., where she spent the first 10 years of her life. The family then moved to Seneca, Ill., and while residing there, she met and was married to Edward Higgins on Mar. 17, 1875. They moved to Oskaloosa, Ia., and after a short time, Mr. Higgins came to Nebraska to join his brother, whowas farming on what is now the town site of Platte Center. He was later joined there by Mrs. Higgins and they made their home on a farm a mile south of Platte Center.
    Mr. Higgins passed away on Jan. 4, 1918, and Mrs. Higgins then moved from their farm into Platte Center. Throughout the years she has been a devout member of the Catholic church at Platte Center and has taken an active part in its progress.
    She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J. T. Gleason and Miss Abbie Higgins, of Platte Center, Mrs. William Naylon, of Omaha, Mrs. Guy Jarvis, of Greeley, Colo., and Mrs. L. O. Fangman, of Kearney; two sons, Dr. William P. Higgins, of Albion, and John Higgins, of Longmont, Colo., and 20 grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 26, 1934
BOSS--Following an illness of the last 3 months duration, Mrs. Emilie Boss, 81, pioneer resident of the Gruetli neighborhood, passed away at 9:25 a.m. today at the home of her son, Fred Boss, 3 miles west of Silver Creek. She had been making her home there since last spring, and became ill early in September. Her death was due to complications incident to her advanced age. As Miss Emilie Gisin, she was born on September 2, 1853 in Altingan, Basel county, Switzerland, and came to the U.S. in June, 1873 with her sister the late Mrs. John Klug. They located in the Gruetli neighborhood, and that fall she was married to Christian Boss. They settled on his homestead in Platte county and since that time she had made her home in and near that community. She was a long time member of the German Reformed Church and for many years was active in the Ladies Aid Society. Mr. Boss passed away on Feb 22, 1902 and since that time she has resided at different intervals with her sons and daughters. She is survived by four sons, Chris, Fred, Louis Boss, of Silver Creek, and Carl Boss whom they have not heard from for the past several years. One step son John Boss; two daughters, Mrs. Mike Blaser and Mrs. Paul Blaser, of Duncan; 18 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fred Boss home, and at 2 p.m. at the German Reformed church in Gruetli, with Rev. C. W. Deglow, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. The body is at the Gass Funeral home.

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