Obituaries

Obituaries - 1911-1928

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1911

REV. JOHN HAMPTON HORNER
Rev. John Hampton Horner was born November 1st 1837 in Johnson County, Missouri and died near Gordon Neb. April 4th 1911, aged 73 years, 5 months and 3 days. He was ordained to the gospel ministry at Bethel Baptist Church in Missouri, Jan. 10, 1863. He emigrated to Illinois in the same year and moved to Madison, Neb. in March 1886 and came to Gordon in May 1887. The widow and 7 children are left to mourn their loss. Four of the children were present at the funeral, Mrs. Horner not being able to attend on account of ill health.
Submitter's Note: He must be buried there (Gordon) as well, along with his wife Sarah Kirby Horner and a daughter named Maggie. Source unknown.

submitted by Tammy Clark

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1923

BROOKS, MRS. KATE DEAN
"Cody Cowboy," January 8, 1923
Mrs. Kate Dean Brooks, a former resident of Rushville and a pioneer settler of Sheridan County, Nebraska, passed to her reward at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hutzel, at Crawford, Nebraska on Monday evening, October 22, 1923, at the ripe age of 85 years, 9 months, and 21 days. She was born at Kingstown, Canada, on January 1, 1838 and came to Rochester, New York, when she was 14 years old and later went to Michigan City, Indiana, where in 1865 she was united in marriage to the late Lorain E. Brooks, who in later years was County Judge of Sheridan County, Nebraska. Unto this union were born four children, namely - Arthur D., Harry L., James B., and Mrs. Bessie M. Hutzel. Harry preceded his mother in death several years. Late in the sixties she, with her husband, moved to Laporte, Indiana, where they resided until the summer of 1886 when they moved to Sheridan County, Nebraska, where she resided until the death of her husbancd in January, 1896. Since then she had principally made her home with her children and on a homestead in Cherry County. She was among the pioneer settlers of Sheridan County. Settling at first on White Clay several miles northwest of Rushville where subsequently they filed on a homestead entry and lived there until Mr. Brooks was elected County Judge, when they came to Rushville. Mrs. Brooks was a good woman, industrious and hard working in her younger days. A life long member of the Church and by her exemplary walks and obliging disposition won the esteem and good will of all who knew her. Beside her three surviving children she leaves to mourn her going ten grand children and three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Moriah Carrol and Ms. Anna Plant, both of Detroit, Michigan. The body was brought here from Crawford on Thursday morning following her decease and the funeral services took place in the Methodist Church in the afternoon, the pastor having charge, assisted by Rev. Gammon, a former pastor. Several of the old time settlers were present to pay their respects to one of their early comrades. Burial took place in the family lot in Fairview Cemetery, beside loved ones. The children have the sympathy of the entire community in the time of their bereavement. - Rushville Recorder.

transcribed by Kaylynn

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1928

transcribed by Helen Selee

The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 12, 1928
ANNA ELIZABETH GARDNER 1920-1928
Anna Elizabeth Gardner, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Gardner, was born at Gordon on the 8th day of December 1920, and departed this life on the 5th day of January, 1928, at the home of her parents. Death was seemingly caused by an influenza condition which developed into pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her early demise, her father and mother, one sister, two brothers, and her grandparents on both sides of the family. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. C.L. Shelby and were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beckman on Pole Creek. Interment was made in the Lavaca Cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 19, 1928
HARRIET L. BOWERS PERRIN 1857-1928
Harriet L. Bowers was born in Corning, Shenango county, New York, March 10, 1857, and departed this life at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. J.A. Jennings, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, at 9:20 p.m. on January 7, 1928, having reached the age of 70 years, nine moths and 28 days. Deceased was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel D. Perrin in Bloomington, Wisc. on April 17, 1877, and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Lura Z. Perry, of this city (Gordon), and Mr. LeRoy D. Perrin of Whitman, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. Perrin came west and settled on a farm near Gordon, Nebr. some 40 years ago, and after spending some 10 years in the business of farming moved into Gordon where they have since resided. Mrs. Perrin had not been in the best of health for some years and it was thought that a change of climate might be beneficial, hence she with her husband left for Cottage Grove, Oregon, on October 20th, last year, where they made their home up to the hour of Mrs. Perrin's death. Although everything was done by skilled doctors and nurses that could be done and loving care of relatives and friends, the body being too frail to overcome its infirmities, sank to rest while the spirit of our sister returned to God who gave it. Mrs. Perrin was converted in her youth and united with the Free-Will Baptist Church in which communion she retained her membership to the close of her earthly pilgrimage. In the earlier years she taught school and worked in a printing establishment in Wisconsin. She was a member of the local chapter of the Woman s Christian Temperance Union society and was ever found on the side of those movements which tend to better the moral and spiritual condition of the race, though never in a conspicuous manner. She was of a retiring disposition, one who loved the quiet of her home but ever ready to respond to the call of the sick and needy. Her place in the home will not be filled by any other, hence the deepest sympathy is widely expressed on behalf of those who today mourn her departure, namely: The husband, son and daughter, already referred to in this obituary, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, besides other sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Perrin home in Gordon Sunday afternoon, January 15th, 1928, at two o clock by Rev. Jesse A. Monkman, in the presence of a large gathering of sorrowing relatives, friends and neighbors. These, along with the many contributions of beautiful flowers testified unmistakably to the high esteem with which the departed was held by her many relatives and friends. After the services were ended, the funeral cortege proceeded to the beautiful Gordon cemetery, where the body of this good mother was with gentle and kindly hands laid to rest to await the resurrection morning.

Sleep thy last sleep, free from pain and sorrow,
Rest where none weep, till the eternal morrow;
Tho dark waves roll over the silent river,
Thy fainting soul, Jesus can deliver.
Life s dream is past, all its sin and sadness,
Brightly at last dawns the day of gladness;
Under thy sod, earth receive our treasure,
To rest in God, waiting all His pleasure.
Tho we may mourn those in life the dearest,
They shall return, Christ, when Thou appearest!
Soon shall thy voice comfort those now weeping,
Bidding rejoice, all in Jesus sleeping.
Mother, dear Mother, in my Father s keeping
We will rejoice in the midst of weeping.
Tho for a while we are called to sever,
Oh! happy thought, then with thee forever.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, February 2, 1928
MRS. W. M. HARNAN DIES 1928
Mrs. W. M. Harnan passed away at her home in Gordon on last Tuesday evening, after having been confined to her bed for about five days with bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Harnan had been and is yet quite ill with a complication of flue and pneumonia and Mrs. Harnan had been taking care of him, when she was stricken. Everything was done for her but it was of no avail. The funeral services are being held from the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon. Due to his illness, Mr. Harnan will be unable to attend. The Journal will have an obituary of Mrs. Harnan in next week's issue.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, February 9, 1928
MRS. W. M. HARNAN 1874-1928
Mary M. Russell Harnan was born at Whiting, Iowa, on November 24th, 1874 and passed away at her home in Gordon on January 31st, 1928, at the age of fifty-three years, two months and seven days. At the age of sixteen she came to Cherry County, Nebraska, with her parents where she grew to womanhood. On December 27th, 1900, she was united in marriage to William M. Harnan. They made their home on their ranch south of Cody where they lived and built up extensive ranch interests until coming to Gordon to make their home in July 1924. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband; mother, Mrs. E.J. Russell of Cody; two brothers, Albert Russell of Cody and George Russell of Maywood, Nebraska. Mrs. Harnan was a woman of strong character, a fine neighbor and a true friend. She was of a very quiet disposition, always friendly and most loyal to those near and dear to her. Her last care and thought for her husband, whose illness preceded hers, was most touching. She had made a host of friends since coming to Gordon, who mourn with him at her sudden passing. The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon, February 2, 1928, by Rev. C.L. Shelby, and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, February 16, 1928
Mr. Pete Larsen Dies at Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Pete Larsen, old Gordon resident and pioneer of this locality, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 1928, at Long Beach, California. He and his wife had been there five weeks, where he had gone in search of relief from a complication of diseases. Mr. Larsen is the husband of the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell. The body will arrive here Friday morning and the funeral services will be conducted here, altho the time of the service cannot be announced at this time. Mr. and Mrs. Larsen have resided in Calgary, Canada, for several years also. Mr. Larsen was a brother of Mr. Charles Larsen, of Eli, Nebraska.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, February 23, 1928
PETER LARSEN 1862-1928
Peter Larsen was born in Waupaca, Wisc., on October 3, 1862, and passed away February 12, 1928, in Long Beach, Calif., at the age of 65 years, 4 months, and 9 days. He came to Gordon in the Spring of 1885 and resided in the vicinity of Gordon until he was united in marriage to Ora E. Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Russell. They then went to Merriman where they lived on their ranch north of Merriman. In the spring of 1912, they moved to Calgary, Canada, where he engaged in extensive raising of grain and live stock. They resided there until about six weeks before his death when they went to Long Beach, Calif. in hope that the change of climate might help him. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Ora E. Larsen, his daughter, Hazelfern, two sisters and two brothers. Mr. Larsen was a man of strong character, a devoted husband and father, a fine neighbor and a true friend. He was a member of the M.W.A. and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, Febr. 19, 1928, by Rev. C.L. Shelby and interment made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, February 23, 1928
MOODY BABY DIES 1928-1928
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Moody lost a baby son last Monday, the infant living only ten minutes. Brief funeral services were held at the cemetery Wednesday morning, the Rev. J.A. Monkman officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Moody are living on the John Perreten farm.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends who extended sympathy and help at the time of the loss of our little son.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Moody

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SIDNEY SMITH DAVIS 1855-1928
Sidney Smith Davis was born near Columbus, Bartholomew county, Indiana, May 22, 1855. He was the eldest child of Moses and Elizabeth Davis. When the boy was about thirteen, his father, who served our country thru the Civil War, died, leaving the mother with seven children. The burden of helping his mother care for the younger brothers and sisters in the home was accepted and cheerfully carried by the eldest son. He remained in the home until the youngest child was nearly grown. At the age of 29 years he was married to Dalila Jane Moss. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive. They are W.A. Davis, of near Clinton, Nebr., with whom he has made his home; Mrs. C.L. Hopper, of Rushville, Nebr., Jesse R. Davis, Superintendent of Schools of Clay City, Ind., and Joseph Melvin Davis, Principal of the Clinton school. He leaves also seven grandchildren. Mr. Davis became a Christian and united with the church early in life under the influence of Godly parents. He grew in grace and knowledge by studying his Bible constantly. Bible study became a life-long habit, and he was happiest when revealing to others the wonderful truths which he found in God s Word. He spent the best years of his life in the Gospel ministry, being at the time of his death an ordained minister of the Regular Baptist Church, taking an active part in their last Association. In addition to the children mentioned, three brothers and a sister in Indiana are mourning today the loss of a true elder brother. A host of friends in this county helped to gladden his last hours by loving words and kinds ministrations. His mind remained clear to the last moment and with a smile and a farewell wave of the hand, he crossed the bar at 6:05 p.m., Febr. 20, 1928. His age was 72 years, 8 months and 29 days. The funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist Episcopal church in Gordon, Wednesday afternoon, Febr. 22nd, being conducted by Reverend Jesse A. Monkman, and interment made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, March 1, 1928
ANDREW DOMBALO ????-1928
Andrew Dombalo, of Manderson, S.D., died on Friday, Febr. 24th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Jones at Gordon. Interment was made in the Gordon cemetery with Rev. J.A. Monkman of the Methodist church officiating.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, March 29, 1928
MRS. MIMA TAYLOR DIES ????-1928
Mrs. Mima Taylor died at her home in Gordon Thursday noon after a long illness. As the Journal goes to press, funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, April 5, 1928
SARAH J. TAYLOR 1866-1928
Sarah J. Markhart was born in Mansfield, Ohio, June 3rd, 1866 and departed this life from her home in Gordon, Nebr. Thursday, March 29th, 1928, at 12:20 p.m., having attained the age of 61 years, 9 months and 26 days. At the age of 13 years, she moved with her parents to Emporia, Kansas where (some years later in the same city) she was united in marriage to Mr. Herbert A. Taylor of Kearney, Nebr., with whom she moved to said state and in which state she lived the balance of her earthly life, the last ten years being spent in Gordon. Mrs. Taylor was the mother of four children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom were at their mother s bedside at the hour of her departure. These are: Clarence E. of Batesland, S.D., J.Frank and Alta E. of Gordon, and Ruth E. of Sioux City, Iowa. These with six grand-children and an only sister who resides in Bellingham, Washington, are the only immediate relatives of the deceased who survive, the husband and father having departed this life some years ago. Mrs. Taylor united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of Gordon during the year 1921 under the pastorate of Rev. J.M. Wingett. Mrs. Taylor was a kind neighbor, a loving and devoted wife and mother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially by those of her own household to whom she was so lovingly and sincerely devoted. During her last months which for the most part were full of much pain and suffering, she was ever kind and extremely patient and quite frequently assured the writer of this sketch, and others, of her readiness and willingness to go to that better country where sickness and death are forever unknown. The sympathy of the community is with the sorrowing relatives in this hour of their loneliness and grief.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, April 26, 1928
FRANK SCHRADER DIES SUDDENLY
Frank Schrader was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning. He had been around the evening before but after going to sleep died of heart trouble. Mr. Schrader was the mail carrier on the Hinchley Route. He was raised in this community and had a large number of friends. Formerly, he had farmed south of Gordon but he quit about ten years ago and since then had made his home in Gordon. He had accumulated some property and was always honorable in all his business dealings. The funeral is to be held from the home in Gordon on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o clock. Rev. C.L. Shelby will be in charge of the services.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 3, 1928
FRANK SCHRADER 1876-1928
Frank Schrader was born April 16, 1876 in Indiana and passed away peacefully at his home in Gordon, Nebr. April 25, 1928, at the age of 52 years and 9 days. Heart failure was the cause of death. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Gehrig April 7, 1902, and to this union were born four children, Mrs. Edna Fuchser, Grace, Bert and Bennie, all of Gordon. Besides these, his widow and four sisters and one brother survive. Mr. Schrader has carried mail on the Hinchley route for the past eight years and has been a conscientious public official. He has a large acquaintance and numbered his friends in all walks of life. The funeral services were held from the residence, Rev. C.L. Shelby delivering the address. The local I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the service. Interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 17, 1928
Andrew Nielsen was born in Sleswig, Denmark, on January 21, 1859 and departed this life on Tuesday morning, May 8, 1928, at the home of his brother, Andy P. Nielsen at the age of 69 years, 2 months and 16 days. In infancy he was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church which was his faith unto death. In 1862 he immigrated to this country, settling in Cherry county of this state. It was here that in the year of 1885 that he took up a homestead near Soudan, where he made his home until 3 years ago when he rented it out on account of ill health. He leaves to mourn his departure one brother, Andy P. Nielsen, two sisters, Mrs. Ole Peterson and Mrs. H. Christiansen, all of Gordon, Nebr., and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral services were conducted from the Nielsen home, six miles southeast of Gordon on Thursday afternoon of May 10th, at 3 p.m. by the Rev. H.M. Roth, and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 17, 1928
CALEB WILLIAMS DIES FROM AUTOMOBILE INJURIES
Caleb E. Williams, an old settler of this county, died Sunday morning from injuries received when run down by an automobile driven by Lewis Wade. The accident occurred near White Clay Saturday afternoon. Both of Mr. Williams legs were broken and he suffered internal injuries.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, September 11, 1928
Catharine Elizabeth King Beckwith
Catharine Elizabeth King was born in McKane county, Pa., July 27, 1841, and passed away at Neligh, Nebraska, Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1928. On February 13, 1859, she was married to Daniel E. Beckwith and lived at Smithport until after the Civil War, in which her husband had enlisted early on. During that trying period, she cared for two children while her husband was absent. At one time her husband was dangerously ill in a Washington army hospital, but she went to him and nursed him back to health. After the war, she and her husband came west and located near Fremont, but in 1872, they went to Antelope County where they lived the remainder of their lives. As pioneers in Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith saw many hardships, but they were always willing to lend a helping hand to others and they were loved and respected by all who knew them. Mrs. Beckwith was a regular student of the Bible and was an active church worker. As her busy life came near its end, she was prepared for it and accepted suffering with a smile. She leaves to mourn her passing, seven children: Mrs. Ed Hall, Neligh; Harry Beckwith, Neligh; Ed Beckwith, Neligh; Fred Beckwith, Emmet; L.A. Beckwith, Gordon; Clyde Beckwith, Crawford; and Roy Beckwith, Alliance. Her funeral was widely attended and gifts of flowers was profuse.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, September 18, 1928
DIED Isaac Liptrap
On Sunday, September 6, 1928, at his home 11 miles east of Gordon, Isaac Liptrap passed from this life at the mature age of 88 years, after an illness of about a week. He has been in northwest Nebraska for many years. Early in life he became a member of the Baptist church. He was born in Augusta county, Virginia, and was married for over 60 years, being the father of 13 children, four of whom survive him with their mother, who is yet living but in poor health. The remains were interred in the Lavaca Cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, September 20, 1928
The eighteen month old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Coon fell into a shallow basin of water around a well at their farm home north of Gordon on Friday about noon and was drowned. The recent rains had filled the basin with water. The mother thought the bay was with the father and was not alarmed over its absence. It is, indeed, a sad occurrence, and the parents have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends in the loss of their little one. Doris Marie Coon was born February 13, 1927, and died September 14, 1928, aged one year 7 months and one day. She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, one brother and sister, grandparents and a host of relatives. Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church of Gordon Sunday afternoon by Rev. C.L. Shelby and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, Sept. 20, 1928
Catharine Elizabeth King was born in McKane county, Pa., July 27, 1841, and passed away at Neligh, Nebraska, Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1928. On February 13, 1859, she was married to Daniel E. Beckwith and lived at Smithport until after the Civil War, in which her husbeded her in death. Surviving her are her sister, Mrs. Case, a brother, Ralph A. Baker of Valentine, and many cherished nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, October 1, 1928
Pearl Irene Jelinek. Pearl Irene, the 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Jelinek, was drowned in a water tank at the family home near Albany on last Saturday afternoon. The little one, with other children, was playing around the tank, and although the older children ran to the house to get help, the baby was dead when rescued. This is the second fatality in this neighborhood by drowning, both children being about the same age. Pearl Irene was born March 19, 1927, and died September 27, 1928, aged one year, seven months and 8 days. She leaves to mourn her untimely passing, her parents, one brother and one sister. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends over the loss of their little one. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church by Rev. C.L. Shelby and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, October 1, 1928
Mrs. Anna Gehrig. Anna (Biger) Gehrig was born in Switzerland September 24, 1840 and departed this life in Gordon September 28, 1928, aged 88 years and 4 days. At the age of 23 years, she was united in marriage to Fred Gehrig and to this union were born five children: Godfred, Adolph, Mrs. Eliza Schrader, Lazetta, and one little girl who departed this life in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death in the year 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Gehrig came from Switzerland to the United States in 1885, settling in the vicinity of Yutan, Nebr., where they remained for four years, after which they moved near Gordon where they lived until about 23 years ago. Then they moved to Gordon where they lived until death. Sister Gehrig was converted to Christ-ianity about 21 years ago and ever afterward lived a very devoted Christian life. Besides her four children, she leaves seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and many friends to mourn her departure. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church last Sunday afternoon, Rev. H.M. Roth being in charge, and interment made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, October 11, 1928
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Goranson was born to them two weeks ago and lived but a few moments. The funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Fanny Monroe on Friday with Rev. H.M. Roth in charge and burial was made in the Gordon cemetery. The sympathy of their many friends goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Goranson in their sad hour.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, ?Oct 21, 1928?
A tragedy at White Clay lake Sunday noon snuffed out the life of Wayne Buster Divan, 21. Divan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Divan Sr., of north of Gordon, was riding on a surf board drawn by a motor boat piloted by Pat Strasburger. It is believed that the youth struck his head when he fell from the board. Strasburger immediately circled back to the spot and dived into the lake in the futile attempt to rescue his friend. Other members of the party, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Piper, John Andersen and Vesta DeWolfe were watching from the bank. The Rushville, Gordon and Hay Springs fire departments were summoned about 12:15 p.m. to aid in recovering the body. A fleet of motor boats equipped with grappling hooks dragged the lake repeatedly but were unsuccessful. The body was recovered about 6:30 p.m. when the state seine was brought from Valentine and put into service. Wayne was discharged from the Navy in May after serving two years, five months and 23 days. He arrived home in June. Funeral services will be conducted from Our Savior s Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, December 6, 1928
James Vollintine: James Henry Vollintine, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vollintine, was born on December 28, 1920, and departed this life December 4, 1928, death coming after a two weeks illness with pneumonia. Jimmy, as he was known, had been in bad health much of the time since birth but he bore his suffering bravely and had a smile for all. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving father, mother and grandmother, six brothers: Edward of Salem, Nebr.; Frank of Ft. Worth, Tex.; and Lewis, LeRoy, Joel and Woodrow of Gordon; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Amy. One brother, Charles, preceded him in death. He also leaves a host of friends and playmates who greatly miss him. The funeral services will be conducted at ten o clock Friday morning, Dec. 7, at Newman Chapel, with Rev. A.L, Hutton in charge.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, December 6, 1928
Martin Hansen: Martin Hansen was born October 27, 1877 in Denmark and departed this life December 3, 1928, at his home in Gordon, Nebraska, aged 51 years, 1 month and 16 days. Mr. Hansen came to this country with his parents when about 12 years of age and has lived in Gordon and vicinity ever since. He was united in marriage with Mamie Johnson on January 14, 1908, and to this union were born seven children; two boys and five girls. Mr. Hansen was converted to Christianity early in life. He was a loving husband and a very devoted father, his great ambition being to educate and properly raise his children.

Mr. Hansen was very well read and was quite a student of public affairs. He was especially interested in matters of interest to farmers and stockmen and it was his belief that through the co-operation of the farmers themselves would come the solution of their problems. He was very public spirited and had a wide acquaintance, and he now will be greatly missed.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and children, and many friends. His mother and father preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted from the Church of God on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 1928 with Rev. A.L. Hutton in charge. Interment was made in Gordon cemetery.

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