Saunders County NEGenWeb Project

Death Notices & Obituaries From
the INDEPENDENT Newspapers

October 7, 1875 - July 27, 1876

Transcriber's note: In places, the text from the newspaper is not readable on the microfilm. Linda has designated these areas with either a ? or __________.

Harrison, Benjamin George

Thursday October 7, 1875
p. 3, col. 3

DIED: Wednesday morning October 6th at 8 o'clock a.m. Benjamin George, infant son of John and Sarah Harrison, aged 2 months and 6 days.

Wood, Dr.

Thursday, February 17, 1876
p. 3, Col. 2

Dr. Wood, one of Saunders county's oldest citizens and a resident of Cedar precinct, died Saturday last aged about 70. Leaves a wife and several children.

Adsit, Mr. Schuble

Thursday, March 30, 1876
p. 3, col. 4

DIED: Mr. Schuble Adsit at Ashland, March 21st aged 38 years 11 months 8 days, Disease, consumption. Deceased leaves a wife and stepdaughter 12 years of age and many friends to mourn his loss. Omaha papers please copy.

Thayer, Willie A

Thursday, April 6, 1876
p. 3, col. 2

DIED: Willie A, son of W. O. and R. A. Thayer died at ten o'clock Monday evening, of the measles. Age eight years.
     Willie was a favorite and much loved one of the family. The struggle for life was desperate but He who rules all added one more to his flock of little ones, and Willie has gone to the better world above.

"We shall all go home to our Fathers house
To our Fathers house in the sky
Where the hope of our souls shall have no blight
And our love no broken ties.
We shall roam on the banks of the River of Peace,
And bathe in its blissful tides.
And one of the joys of our heaven shall be,
The little boy that died.


Thursday, April 6, 1876
p. 3, col. 1

Ex Sheriff Reno's youngest child about two years old, died Sunday last. Disease measles.

Beebe, Walter

Thursday, April 13, 1876
p. 3, col. 1

DIED: Walter a son of Charles and Mary Beebe died at 8 o’clock Monday evening of inflammation of the bowels. Age seven years.

Beebe, Walter

Thursday, April 20, 1876
p. 3, col. 1

Last week the INDEPENDENT stated that Walter Beebe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Beebe of this place, died with inflammation of the bowels. Dr. Morton kindly informs us of our mistake and that the disease was inflammation of the brain.

Moore, John

Thursday, April 13, 1876
p. 3, col. 1

John Moore, at the residence of his parents, about ten miles north east of Wahoo, Sunday morning. Age 18 - Disease measles.
John was a fine and promising young man. He taught during the winter and frequently visited Wahoo, where we first made his acquaintance and where he made a host of friends, that are saddened to learn of this premature death of so bright a young man and valued friend. The teachers of the county will remember him as the first speaker at the closing exercises of the recent teachers institute. We extend our sympathies to the parents in this their hour of bereavement and hope that the escape of a life in this cold world of sin and sorrow will be consolation sufficient to help bear the sad loss.

Anderson, Emanuel Anderson

Thursday, July 27, 1876
p. 3, col. 2

A Horrible Death
By a Harvester

Emanuel Anderson, a Swede, who lived about five miles north east of Wauhoe, was on last Friday instantly killed by being horribly cut by an Adams and French Harvester. Mr. A. and a hired hand were operating the machine, the hired man having oiled it all except one end of the cutter bar. Mr. Anderson went in front of the cutter bar without throwing the machine our of gear and while oiling the same the horses suddenly started cutting his leg off just above the ankle, knocking him down, and then cut the other off high upon the thigh with the guards fixed in his side dragged him along cutting him in several places. He lived about 15 minutes after the team was stopped and he released from his terrible position. Mr. Anderson was an industrious farmer, a widower, and leaves four children, to mourn his loss.
The above awful facts will be a sufficient warning to the wise. Why will people be so careless when there are so many examples.

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