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Allen-Waterbury newspaper obit notices from the
The scrapbook of Laura Agnes Ewing Brown
Submitted to the Dixon County NEGenWeb Project by Daughter in law Ginny Brown



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1928 | EWING, Mrs O P is Laid to Rest - After several weeks of suffering, which she bore patiently, Mrs Oliver Ewing was called to her eternal reward last Saturday.

Martha O JACKSON was born on June 12, 1860 in Wisconsin where she grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage with Oliver P Ewing February 1883. Soon after marriage they came to Knox county NE. In 1898 they moved to Kansas where they lived until 1903 then to Garfield county until 1907, then to Dixon county in the Allen vicinity where they have resided up until her decease Aug 18, 1828 at the age of 67 years, 2 months and six days.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daugher Odessie BOCK and three sons, Leonard, Everett and Clair and 10 grandchildren all of Allen vicinity. Also a sister, Mrs SNOW of Mitchell, and one brother L L JACKSON of Allen and three half sisters.

Mrs. Ewing has always been a devoted wife and mother and always ready to do some kind act as a neighbor, living up to her ideals of a quiet christian life since childhood. She made her public acknowledgment 39 years ago at the altar of confession during a meeting conducted by John Emry, at what is now known as Winnetoon, NE. At that time she united with the Congregational church. Later she transferred her membership to the Friends church near Allen and when they moved into Allen she with her husband transferred that membership to the Methodist church of which she was a member at the time of her decease Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Friends church Monday afternoon, Rev Benj Kuhler officiating.  Travers Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Card of Thanks - We wish to hereby express our hearty appreciation and thanks to the many friends and neighbors who so freely gave of their services during the long illness of our wife and mother.  And to those who contributed the lovely flowers to help drive away the gloom of death.  We wish to especially mention in this connection W A BROWN and the section gang and the Springbank Friends Missionary society.  Also the choir of the Friends church for the lovely songs rendered during the service.  Oliver P EWING and Children

1935 | BEITH Mrs Charles, word was received here by relatives of Mrs Charles BEITH that she had died while on her way to Ellensburg, WA, where she and her son Vergil were enroute to join Mr Beith.  She became ill at Idaho Falls ID and died Fri, Mar 22 at the home of Jess BEITH. Her death was caused by a sudden heart attack, brought on by the high altitude.

The funeral services and burial was held at Idaho Falls. The deceased was born near Allen, July 22, 1887 and was 47 years and 9 months old at the time of her death.  She is survived by her husband and one son, four sisters, Mrs Rudolph SCHROEDER of Allen, Mrs Robert ERRELL and Mrs Leo JOHNSON of Portland, OR, Mrs Charles BROWN of Alhambra CA and two brothers Fred BENSTEAD of Worthington MN and Harry BENSTEAD of Rosemead CA.

The news of the sudden demise was a shock to the many friends and relatives in this vicinity, and the sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved husband and son and other close relatives.

BEITH Funeral Held in Idaho Falls  The following notice appeared in the Idaho Falls, Idaho newspaper of recent date:  Funeral services for Mrs Charles E BEITH, 46, who died at a local hospital Friday from a heart complication, were held Monday afternoon a 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church with the Rev Charles M Donaldson officiating.

Mrs Beith had been visiting at the home of her brother in law, J W BEITH, in Idaho Falls enroute from her former home in Allen NE, to Oregon where she was to join her husband in their new home. She was accompanied on the trip by her only son, Virgil.

Music for the service included two numbers, Lights of Home and Tell Mother I'll Be There, sung by a mixed quartet including Mrs Olendon Scott, Miss Victoria Peterson, Robert Aupperle and Paul T Peterson, accompanied by Mrs GA Aupperle, and a duet, Whispering Hope sung by Miss Peterson and Mr Aupperle.

Carrying the flowers were Mrs JA Coy, Mrs Vern Hise, Mrs RE Hughes, Mrs FW Tolles, Mrs Roy Nelson, Mrs Theo Meppen, Mrs August Meppen and Mrs Archie Krause.  Pallbearers were Vern Hise, JA McCoy, Theo Meppen, RE Hughes, Roy Nelson and August Meppen.

Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery with the McHan Funeral Home directing.

1935  | GEIGER, Charles Everett, youngest son of Geo J and Minnie (POUTSCH) GEIGER, was born at Spencer SD Dec 24, 1897.

When 5 years of age, he moved with his parents to Wisconsin, residing near Ft Atkinson for one year, when they moved to Dixon County NE, where he spent the rest of his life.  He was baptized and brought up in the Lutheran church and attended the public schools of Allen.

On March 25, 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Alta LENOX.  To this happy union were born two children, Voyle Charles and Fern Leona.

He died at his home near Allen Sept 20, 1935 at the age of 37 years, 8 months and 26 days.  One brother, William Fredrick, and one sister, Katie Amelia, preceded him in death.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his beloved wife and children, two brothers, Ernest George and Henry J, and one sister, Ida, the wife of JE TRUBY; also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

1935 | KINGSTON, Richard James Kingston was born at Union Hall, County Court in Ireland, Nov 27, 1864 and passed away Mar 18, 1935 at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 19 days.
          
He spent his childhood in County Court and in 1882 came to Boston MA where he lived fourteen years before coming to Dixon County.  He has been a resident of this community since that time.

On Oct 19, 1897 he was united in marriage to Jennie THOMPSON.  To this union was born nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely Clarence Raymond, James Richard, Richard James, Mary Jane, Elmer Elsworth, Roy R, Isabelle Rosa Lee, and Mayme Lillian, all of Allen, and Nettie Elizabeth of Omaha.

His father and mother and sister Lil of Ireland have preceded him in death.  Six of his family are still living, Tom and Matt of Ireland, Jim and Sam of Boston, and sister Sarah of England.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, nine children, eighteen grandchildren, four brothers, one sister and many other relatives and friends.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown during our recent bereavement.  Mrs Richard KINGSTON and Family

1935 | GOODELL, Franklin Charles, was born at DeSota, Washington County NE, Aug 7, 1861 and passed away, Mar 15, 1935 at his home in Waterbury at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 8 days.

In infancy he went to Decatur where he spent his boyhood days.

October 3, 1882 he was united in marriage to Margarete GOODALE of Lyons.
          
Experienced pioneer days in Burt county. Was a friend of the Indians and could speak their language.

In 1904 he came with his family to Dixon county where he has since resided.
          
He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, five children Mrs Irene HOWARD of Whitney, Mrs Gertrude BALES of Ponca, Mrs Mary E ERVING, Mrs Frances TROTH and Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury.  A sister, Mrs W J FRITTS of Lyons, a brother, Will GOODELL of Crawford and six grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

We know he was a man of God, he found him in the out of doors that he loved.  He was a  loving husband and father, and a friend to all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Mon, Mar18, in the Waterbury Methodist Church, in charge of Rev AR Clem of Dakota City and Rev EV Price the local paster.

1936 | BALES, Samuel H was born in Warren County IA, July 6, 1866.  April 15, 1909 he was united in marriage to Gertude (sic) GOODELL.

It was not God's will that they should have a child born to them but God did put it into their hearts to take as their very own Geraldine when she was but five weeks old.  The deceased proved everything that a child could hope for in a Father.

On Dec 17, he bade all who watched at his bedside goodby and took his leave for "the Land that is fairer than day."  He lived in the Waterbury vicinity for over 50 years.  He helped build a number of the first houses in Waterbury.

He was the youngest of five children and the first to go home where both his father and mother await his coming.

He leaves to await the "home coming" "over there" three brothers Benjamin in the hospital at Norfolk, Francis of Central City, and William of Daton WA and one sister, Annis HOOPENGARNER of Conogo Park CA, his wife, Mrs Gertrude BALES and one child, Mrs Geraldine SMITH of Libby MT, and many friends and relatives.
          
He was a member of the Methodist church at Waterbury.He helped build this church.
          "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

1936 | ELLIS, Mrs Jennie, a pioneer of Allen and this section of Dixon County was found dead in her bed here Sunday morning. 

Circumstances indicate that she had been dead since Friday evening.
O W MONEY, who delivers milk to Mrs Ellis each morning noticed Sunday morning that the Saturday morning's bottle had not been taken into the house. He inquired of Mary Ellis if she knew where she was and after phoning to her daughter, Mrs Clyde JONES, and her not being there, in company with Mrs John ALLEN, they entered the house and found her dead. Heart trouble was the apparent cause.

The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev Cress officiating and the interment was in the East View cemetery under the direction of the Travers Funeral Homes.
          

Jeannie Ella BENSTEAD, daughter of Shadrack and Sarah BENSTEAD, was born Oct 14, 1865 at Evansville IN, and departed this life at her home, Allen NE Nov 7, 1936 at the age of 71 years, 24 days.

September 1876 she came to Nebraska with her parents.  January 1, 1885 she was united in marriage to Phineas ELLIS who preceded her in death June 1927.  To this union were born two children, Mrs Blanche JONES and John W ELLIS both of Allen.

Besides her two children, she leaves six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, all of Allen, also one sister, Mrs W A MORGAN of South Sioux City, and one brother Albert BENSTEAD of Allen, several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

1936 | ROBERTS, Mrs Cora Belle, nee DUTTON, was born Sept 23, 1877, near Jackson NE and passed peacefully into eternal rest at 7:15 am Saturday, Nov 14 at her home near Allen.

She had been a cheerful, patient sufferer for many years, but her death, the result of paralytic stroke, came as a shock to those dear to her.

She grew to womanhood in Springbank community except for a few years spent at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.  There with three brothers, she suffered the loss of her parents, Henry L and Minnie DUTTON, leaving them at a tender age.

March 4, 1896, she was united in marriage to Wilber ROBERTS, and to this union were born nine children, one dying in infancy.

She became a member of the Friends church at Springbank in her youth, and always contributed to the best of her ability towards the service of her Master.  Her chief concern was the maintenance of her home and the rearing of her family.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and eight children.  Ross L of Council Bluffs, IA, Francis of Central City, Mrs Iva EMRY of Buckley WA, Mrs Gladyce MORTENSON of Wakefield, Errol of Omaha and Claude, Donald and Marjorie at home, and eight grandchildren, also one brother, Claude L DUTTON of Southern Pines NC.  Two brothers preceded her.

A Tribute:  The blessing of her quiet life fell on us like the dew; and good thought where her footsteps pressed like fairy blossoms grew.  Fold her, O father! In thine arms and let her henceforth be a messenger of love between our human hearts and thee.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those who assisted in so many ways during our bereavement.  Also for many beautiful floral tributes.  Wilber ROBERTS and children.

1936 | POMEROY, Ralph J, a life long resident of Allen occurred last Sunday, December 6, in the Veteran's Hospital at Lincoln. He has been a patient in the hospital since October 1935.  In March of 1935, Mr Pomeroy gave up a position in the Allen Motor Co, and with his wife and daughter, moved to Ashton, Idaho to accept a similar position.  He was an expert mechanic and welder. He was forced to give up his position at Ashton on account of failing health and returned to Nebraska and entered the hospital where he died.

The deceased was a highly respected citizen of Allen, was a member of the American Legion Post of Allen, and was Fire Chief of the Allen Volunteer Fire Department, from which he resigned when he went to Idaho.

The body was shipped from Lincoln and arrived here Monday evening, where it was taken to the Travers Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church here Wednesday at 2:00 pm by Rev Litterel of Randolph, a former pastor of the deceased, assisted by Rev Fabre, local pastor.  The burial ceremony was held at the Concord cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.

Ralph J Pomeroy, son of Jerome H and Isabelle POMEROY, was born in Allen, July 21, 1892 and died December 6, 1936, age 44 years, 4 months and 16 days.

Nov. 26, 1919 he was married to Genevieve ERWIN, to which union a daughter was born, both of whom survive him.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs Irene STEELE of Allen, and two brothers, Mark of Morris MN and Elmer of Allen, besides a large number of distant relatives and friends.

The following American Legion were pallbearers:  Guy Warner, Faye Clough, Ed Truby, Ezra Christensen, Dr Byers, Clarence Ross.

1936 May | Murder-suicide of Marlin BENSTEAD, wife (Pearl DUTTON) and 3 year old daughter in Allen.

Three Perish in Farm Fire  Rope found around neck of charred body of Nebraska man  Allen, NE.  A farm family of three members perished in flames that leveled their farm home northeast of here sometime Friday morning under mysterious circumstances.

Neighbors found the charred bodies of the trio, Marlin BENSTEAD, 35 years old; his wife, 24, and daughter, 3, and reported to Dixon county officials, who were investigating Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Benstead, it was reported, soon was to become a mother.

Those who found the bodies said that the remains of Mrs Benstead and her daughter were found on one side of what had been a room, and the body of Mr Benstead was found on the other side.  The charred remains of a rope was around the neck of Mr Benstead, and an iron bar was near his side. Because the bodies were so badly burned, a preliminary examination failed to reveal any marks of possible violence.
          
Death of 3 in Fire Probed  Murder-Suicide Theory Advanced in Allen, Neb. Tragedy Officers continued probing into the deaths of Mr and Mrs Marlin Benstead and their 3 year old daughter, Monica Rose, in a fire which destroyed their farm home early Friday morning.  The bodies were so charred that officers have been unable to rebuild the manner of death.

The rope around the neck of Marlin Benstead and the pipe found near the charred body of Mrs Benstead add credence to the theory that Mr Benstead first murdered his wife and daughter and set fire to the house before hanging himself.

The corpse of the little girl was found near (the) door of the furnace.
Officials have not yet determined when the official inquest will be held.  The bodies are being held in the Traver's funeral home here pending the inquest.

The fire was discovered about 5 am Friday but by the time neighbors arrived it was impossible to stop the progress of the flames.  The bodies were not recovered until noon, heat of the smouldering ruins preventing any search before that time.

The official inquest has been set for 4 pm Monday in the Legion hall at Allen.

Coroner's Jury to Sit in Nebraska Tragedy on Monday A coroner's jury will meet Monday to investigate circumstances surrounding the deaths of three members of the Marlin Benstead family in a blaze at their farm home near here Friday.  County authorities are working on the theory that Benstead, in a crazed condition, may have murdered his wife and 3 year old daughter, set fire to the house and then taken his own life by hanging. Mrs Benstead, whose picture taken several years ago is shown here, was said by officers to have been an expectant mother.

1937 | BROWNELL, Richard. Word reached Allen Saturday morning of the death of Richard Brownell in a Sioux City hospital that morning.  He had been confined to the hospital for three weeks suffering from pneumonia. Don Travers went to Sioux City a short time after the sad news was received and brought the remains to Allen.

The deceased had lived in the Allen vicinity and this county for over thirty-five years and has a large number of friends who are grieved at his untimely death.

Mr Brownell had been taken to the St Joseph hospital from his home south of Waterbury about three weeks ago and it was thought he was on the road to recovery.  He suffered a relapse, however, and was unable to fight it off.

Richard A Brownell, son of the late Henry H and Hattie E BROWNELL, was born May 25, 1897 at Spencer SD, and departed this life, February 13, 1937 at the St Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, after a three weeks illness of pneumonia.  At the time of his death he was 39 years, 8 months and 18 days.  At the age of fifteen years, May 11, 1913, he was confirmed into the First Lutheran Church, Allen of which he remained a member until his death.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mabel GOTCH, December 14, 1922 at Emerson, and to this union four children were born, Richard Jack, Raymond Gerald, Doris Mae and Donald Dean all at home with their mother.

Besides his devoted wife and children he leaves to mourn his departure the following six brothers and two sisters, Ralph C BROWNELL and Arthur D BROWNELL both of California, Roy A BROWNELL of Orchard, Cleo M BROWNELL of Allen, Jesse B BROWNELL of Sioux City, Iowa, Jay H BROWNELL of California, Mrs Nellie H ELLIS of Allen, and Mrs Leona M GOTCH of Waterbury, and a number of other relatives and friends.  One brother Bert Henry along with his parents preceded him in death.

He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Allen.
Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church, Allen, Tuesday, February 16, 1937 at 2 o'clock pm, conducted by the pastor, Rev F L Cress.  Interment in the Springbank cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our many friends for their kind acts and sympathy shown our beloved husband and father and our brother, during his illness and for the floral tokens, also assistance rendered during the last sad rites.  Mrs Mabel BROWNELL and Children, Brothers and Sisters and their Families.

1938 | BENSTEAD, Mrs Fred. Word was received Sunday morning of the death that day of Mrs Fred BENSTEAD at her home in Worthington MN.  Mr and Mrs Rudolph SCHROEDER,  Mrs Robert ELLIS and Mr and Mrs A M LANSER left at once for Worthington, Mr LANSER returning to Allen that evening.

The funeral services were held at Worthington Tuesday.  Mrs BENSTEAD is well known in Dixon county, having spent all her life here until a few years ago when she moved with her family to Minnesota.  She is survived by her husband two sons, Harold and Harlow.

1938 | GREEN, Elnora Isabella, daughter of Ellen and Arlington GREEN, was born on a farm near Martinsburg NE, October 14, 1879, and passed away at her home in Waterbury on the 12th day of June, 1938, at the age of 58 years, 7 months and 28 days.  She grew to young womanhood in the vicinity of Martinsburg, then moved with her parents to Allen, a year later moving to Waterbury, where she spent the remainder of her life.

She worked in the service of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co for 22 years.  She had been a member of the Waterbury camp of Royal Neighbors of America for seventeen years.

She leaves to mourn her departure, two sisters, Mrs FL CHOWN of Pacific City WA, and Mrs Ed CASEY of Martinsburg, an uncle, D O SAYRE and his daughter, Mrs Eunice HIGGINS, both of Waterbury, and a host of other relatives and friends.
          
Card of Thanks:  We take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all our friends for expressions of sympathy and kindnesses shown us during the recent demise of Elnora GREEN and for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs Jennie CASEY and family, D O SAYRES, Mrs Eunice HIGGINS family.

1938 | BENNETT, Merle Lloyd Bennett, son of Sylvia BENNETT, was born at Allen May 17, 1936.  He was baptised by Rev Carlyon while in the hospital at Omaha, where he passed away after a lingering illness, September 10, 1938, at the age of two years, three months and 24 days.  Leaving to mourn his passing his mother, and grandfather, Joe BENNETT, and many loving friends.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran church at Allen, Tuesday at 2 pm, conducted by Rev Foster L Cress.  Travers Funeral Home directing.  Interment in Allen Springbank cemetery.

1938 | TROTH, Everett Milton "Dode" Troth, services were held September 26 from the Waterbury M E church with Rev R E Daughetee officiating. Burial was made in Allen cemetery.

Mr Troth died after an illness of years which kept him incapicitated from work.  He was employed at the Hart & Knerl garage in 1922-23, later removing to Waterbury where he had lived until about a year ago.
          
Everett Milton Troth was born April 11, 1896, at Albaton, Iowa, and passed away September 24, 1938, at the home of his uncle, James HENNUM of Sloan, Iowa, at the age of 42 years, 4 months and 13 days.
          
He was united in marriage to Frances M GOODELL, August 22, 1923.  To this union one child was born, Phyllis Elaine.  Surviving besides his widow and daughter, are his mother, Mrs Guy BOMBAR, his step father, Guy BOMBAR of Martinsburg, and four brothers, Roy W of Allen, Glen F of Ashton ID, Ralph D of Alhambra CA and Lester M of Dixon.

His father, William C TROTH, preceded him in death in 1908.  In 1928 he was stricken with sleeping sickness, and due to this a form of paralysis, he was made an invalid for practically eleven years.  Throughout this time he has been kind, patient and cheerful, never complaining of his affliction.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly assisted us during our hour of sorrow.  Also for all expressions of sympathy.  Mrs Frances TROTH and Phyllis, Mr and Mrs Guy BOMBAR, Mr and Mrs Roy TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Glen TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Ralph TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Lester TROTH and family.

1939 | STEWART, Charles W, was born north of Jackson NE, April 6, 1870, and passed away after a long illness at his home in Allen May 12, 1939, at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 6 days.  He was the last of a family of five children  one sister, Mrs Etta WADDELL, and two brothers, Fred and George, and a half sister, Mrs Stella KILGORE, all of whom passed on before him.

His mother died when he was a very small child and his father died a few years later.  He then made his home with an aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Monroe MINTER, at Jackson.  On Feb 24, 1898, he was united in marriage to Percha McAFEE of Elk Valley.  To this union six children were born.  A daughter, Hazel, preceded him in death in 1910.
          
Surviving him are, his widow; two sons, Walter and Mahlon of Waterbury; three daughters, Mrs Julian JACOBSON of Kingsburg CA, Mrs Willia WHEATLEY of Los Angeles CA, Mrs Clair ALLEN of Cocord NE, also twenty grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the M E church at Allen.  Rev Clem of Rosalie conducted the service, assisted by Rev EJ Dewey, who read the chapter and offered prayer.  Burial was in East View cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Travers Funeral Home.

1940 | HERRICK, George Wendell, born in Waterbury, Nebraska October 5, 1925 and passed away at Lincoln, Nebraska, November 8, 1940 at the age of 15 years, 1 month and three days.
          
He was stricken with infantile paralysis August 20 at McGregor Minnesota and was in the hospital at Duluth, Minnesota until October 29 when he was taken to the Orthopedic hospital in Lincoln.  He was brave and courageous through much suffering trusting always in his Master's care.
          
About two years ago he joined the Waterbury Methodist Church.

Left to mourn his departure are the father and mother, Mr and Mrs CW HERRICK, two sisters Mrs Rubel HUTCHINGS and Mrs Laurence BENTON, the grandmother, Mrs Anna L HERRICK, three nephews and many other relatives and friends. See Article below

Waterbury Boy in Iron Lung at Duluth, MN - George Wendell Herrick, 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs Wesley Herrick of Waterbury, is in an "Iron Lung" at St Lukes Hospital, Duluth Minnesota due to Infantile Paralysis.
          
He was on a fishing trip at Warner's Camp in McGregor, Minnesota with his brother in law and sister, Mr and Mrs Rubel Hutchings when the sickness occurred. The young boy was taken to the hospital August 20, in a critical condition.  Rubel Hutchins and family returned Saturday evening and said he was getting along much better.
          
Mr and Mrs Wesley Herrick are in Duluth at the present time.  Their address is 905 East 2nd Street, in care of Miss Vick, Duluth, MN.

Iron Lung is Sought for Polio Victim  An appeal for an iron lung which will permit a Nebraska boy, ill with infantile paralysis to come home, was made Saturday through the office of Governor Cochran.
          
The boy is George Henrick, 15, son of Wesley Henick of Waterbury, Dixon county.

George, vacationing in Minnesota during the summer was stricken with infantile paralysis and taken to St Luke's hospital in Duluth two months ago.

Dr J McKnee, superintendent of the hospital who telephoned the governor's office Saturday, explained the youth has made sufficient recovery to permit him to return home provided a lung is made available for his use 12 hours each day.
          
Dr McKnee added that his long distance efforts to acquire a lung for the boy's use have been unavailing. The superintendent added that arrangements have been made whereby the railroads bringing George home will provide a lung for his use on the train. The railroad respirator, however, cannot be left at Waterbury.
          
Otho K DeVilbiss, secretary to the governor, said he would ask the Nebraska State Medical society and the Red Cross to lend aid in efforts to supply the request.

George Herrick Arrives at the Orthopedic  George Herrick of Waterbury, 15, reached Orthopedic hospital 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, after an ambulance ride from Duluth, a distance of 600 miles. He was in pretty fair condition on arrival was said at the hospital.
          
Herrick was stricken with infantile paralysis on Aug 31 at a Minnesota boys' camp, and has been in an iron lung a good deal of the time since. When he recovered sufficiently to be out of it for a considerable period, he was started for Lincoln with his parents, Mr and Mrs GW Herrick. They stopped both nights enroute, and left Des Moines early Tuesday on the last leg of their journey. Lincoln State Journal

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and death of our son brother and grandson.  Mr and Mrs CW Herrick, Mr and Mrs Rubel Hutchings and family, Mr and Mrs Laurence Benton and family.

1940 | BEEKLEY, Phillip Sherman, was born in Ashland, Ohio, August 23, 1867 and departed this life October 29, 1940, age 73 years, 2 months and 6 days.
          
On February 12, 1890 he was united in marriage to Laura JONES at Maxwell, Iowa and to this union were born five children, Mrs Mable HOFFMAN of Santa Monica CA, Arthur BEEKLEY of Waterbury, Mrs Dorothy PETERSON and Wm BEEKLEY both of Sioux City, Iowa and Hallie May WILCOX who with her mother preceded him in death in 1932.  Mr BEEKLEY and his bride settled in Waterbury in 1890.

On January 18, 1934 he was united in marriage to Mrs Lydia CLEVELAND who with his children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Mary BARNES and many friends who mourn his departure.
          
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and attended and supported the Methodist Church.  He was the first Depot Agent at Waterbury and has been in the grain business and operated his elevator at Waterbury for the past forty-five years.

Ca 1942 | BENSTEAD, Fay Dies in California, 28, son of Mr and Mrs Guy Benstead, died August 21, in Long Beach, California following a very brief illness.  Mr Benstead, with his parents, moved from the Allen vicinity about eighteen years ago.  The first ten years of his life were spent on farms east of Allen.  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Laurel Benstead, two sons, his parents and other relatives.

1942 | LAMM, Pervis Albert, son of Mr and Mrs William Lamm was born at Allen Nebraska, Feb 18, 1899 and passed away at his home at Newcastle, Nebraska Jan 29, 1942 at theage of 42 years 11 months and 18 days.
          
In Feb of 1918 he enlisted in the first World War, where he served 14 months overseas with his brother Everette.
          
He was a member of the American legion Post of Ponca, and also the Lutheran Church of Allen.
          
On Oct 2, 1919, he was united in marriage to Thelma Dorothy ALLEN and to this union four children were born.  Mrs Dorothy RASTEDE of Concord, Mrs Bonnie ROHAN of Mapleton, Allen LAMM of Newcastle, and Warren Harold LAMM who preceded him in death 13 years ago.
          
The early part of his married life and boyhood was spent near Allen and Ponca.  He has been living at Newcastle for the past nine years and has been working for William Breish for the last four years.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife Thelma, three children, four grandchildren, eight sisters, three brothers, his parents and a host of relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 1, 1942 at 2:30 o'clock pm at the First Lutheran Church at Allen, conducted by the pastor, Rev Foster L Cress.  Interment made at Allen Eastview Cemetery.  The Ponca American Legion Post in charge of the military burial.

Card of Thanks  We take this means of expressing our gratitude to our friends for their kindly acts and expressions of sympathy at the death of our beloved father, son and brother.  Mrs Thelma LAMM and family, Mr and Mrs W E LAMM and family.

1942 | DeLANEY, Elmer E, 75, of Waterbury, Nebraska, died Monday at Berkeley, California while visiting relatives.
          
Mr Delaney was born April 23, 1867, at Sterling Illinois and moved to Waterbury in 1869.  He married Frances THOMPSON in 1888.
          
Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs Bernard ZIMMERMAN, four sons, Dave and John of Berkley, Max of Omaha, and Raymond of Sioux City; one brother, Vernon Jacob DeLANEY of Alhambra, CA, one sister Mrs Laura FEGLEY of Bassett NE, and 24 grandchildren.
          
Mr and Mrs Delaney celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1938.
          
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Waterbury NE on Sunday Jan, 18, 1942 conducted by Rev A C Kellow of South Sioux City.  Appropriate music was rendered by the local quartet.
          
Burial took place in East View Cemetery at Allen under the direction of Mohr service.

1942 | HELIKER, Noel Leroy, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Roy HELIKER, was born March 15, 1911 on a farm near Allen NE and departed this life at Sioux City IA on Jun 15, 1942 at the age of 31 years and three months.  He had been seriously ill only about two months before his death.
          
Noel attended the public schools of Dixon County and graduated from the Allen High School with the class of 1928.
          
On January 2, 1935 he was united in marriage with Miss Esther CLEM at Dakota City NE and to this happy union were born two children, Robert Foster and Jeanette Marie.
          
Soon after graduation from high school Mr Heliker owned and operated a merchandise truck line between Sioux City and O'Neill and also owned and operated the Food Store in Allen.  For the past several years he has been employed by the Holdcroft Transportation Company as manager of their Norfolk offices, and at the time he was taken ill was in the employ of the Cook Paint Company of Sioux City, having moved to Morningside about April first.
          
Noel was converted and united with the Methodist Church early in life and some few years ago transferred his membership to the Methodist Church in Norfolk.
          
He has been a devoted husband and loving father, always a dutiful and obedient son to his father and mother.  His family ideals were always high and commendable.  Each loved one did all they could for Noel during his illness and have come to this hour of departure with reconciliation to his going home to be with God.
          
He is survived by his wife, Esther, two children, Robert and Jeanette of Sioux City, by his parents, Mr and Mrs Roy HELIKER of Allen NE and by his two brothers, Virgil and Dwight of Sioux City IA.  He is also survived by many other relatives and a host of friends at Allen, Norfolk, and Sioux City.
          
Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church in Allen NE by the pastor Rev Kent H Clifton, assisted by the Church mixed quartette consisting of Howard Gillaspie, Marvin Burgess, Mrs Arthur Fegley and Mrs L B Gifford accompanied by Mrs Clifton at the piano.  A solo One Sweetly Solemn Thought was sung by Billy Byers of Wakefield.
          
Pallbearers were Wilmer Anderson, Fred Clark, Darrow Chase, Paul Grogan, Vernon Mickou, and Melvin Shellhammer.
          
Burial took place in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sioux City.

1942 | PETERSON, Julius Peter, was born near Emerson, Nebraska on July 27, 1895 and departed this life on the farm five miles southeast of Allen, Nebraska on June 23, 1942 at the age of 46 years, 10 months, 26 days.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs Olaf PETERSON who preceded him to the great beyond.  The mother having passed away only a month ago.
          
Julius attended the public schools and prepared himself for life and its activities.  When the World war came he went into the service of his Country and for a time was located at Camp Funston.  While there he took sick and was operated upon.  From the effects of this operation he never fully recovered.
          
For a great many years he has been farming and at the time of his death was engaged in farming his home place.
          
Julius has been a member of the American Legion Floyd Gleason Post Number 131 for about twelve years.
          
He is survived by one sister, Mrs Archie NYEN of Allen NE; three brothers, Harold of Oroville WA;  Amel and Walter of Allen.  Many other relatives and a great host of friends mourn the departure of a loved one and friend to all.
          
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, June 25 at the Methodist Church of Allen NE, Rev Kent H Clifton officiating.  The mixed quartette sang two numbers and Mr Marvin Burgess rendered the solo Lead Kindly Light.          
          
Burial took place at Wakefield NE under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Allen and Ponca.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our thanks to everyone who helped in any way, for the expressions of sympathy and kindness shown during the death of our loved one.  Mr and Mrs Amel PETERSON and family, Mr and Mrs Harold PETERSON and family, Mr and Mrs Archie NYEN and family, Mr Walter PETERSON.

1942 | Reported Despondency Caused Act of Julius P PETERSON 47, of Allen took his own life about 8:15 am Tuesday, June 23, by shooting himself in the head with a 16 gauge automatic shotgun.
          
The tragedy occurred at his farm 5 miles southeast of Allen where he has been living alone since the death of his mother, Mrs Mary PETERSON, May 25.
          
On Monday June 22 he sold his farm and crop to Fay Jones, a neighbor, and Tuesday relatives were helping him to prepare for a public sale of personal property which he had planned.  Wayne Peterson, a nephew, found the body northwest of the corn crib.  It was reported that he had been despondent since his mother's death.
          
He was a World War veteran and hadn't been in good health since being honorably discharged from the Army.  He was well known in this vicinity having spent over 30 years here.
          
Dr C B Coe of Wakefield, was called and also Sheriff Sam Curry of Ponca, who acted as coroner.
          
A military funeral in charge of Floyd Gleason Post No 131 of the American Legion was held at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, Rev Kent Clifton officiating.

1943-4 | BLANK, Mrs William, 31, who died suddenly Wednesday morning May 23, funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, May 27, at 1:45 o'clock at her home south of Norfolk, and at 2:30 at the Mt Olive English Lutheran church at Norfolk, with Rev D A Gimble officiating.
          
Mrs Blank, whose maiden name was Myrtle DUTTON, daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy DUTTON, and step daughter of L L JACKSON of Allen, was born Mar 20, 1908 at Allen, where she lived with the exception of a brief stay in Wisconsin, until her marriage.  Her father died when she was 4 years old, and her mother passed away in 1929.
          
She was baptised when 12 in the Allen M E church and had affiliated with the church until she joined the Mt Olive English Lutheran church at Norfolk four years ago.
          
Besides her husband and step father she is survived by a sister, Mrs Ross ATKINS of Sumner WA, and a half brother, Rodney JACKSON of Caldwell ID, a half sister, Mrs James MATHEANY of Wayne, and two step brothers, Ben JACKSON of Allen and Henry JACKSON of MA. 
          
Burial was in the new Lutheran cemetery at Norfolk.

1943 | CHASE, William E, was born at Hesper, Iowa, April 11, 1863.  He moved with his parents to Clay County Iowa in 1870, where he lived until 1883, when he moved to Dixon County NE.  On Dec 15, 1885 he was united in marriage to Ellen Ada FAWCETT at Decorah, Iowa.  To this union was born three children, Clinton of Allen, Minnie, who died at Torrington, Wyoming on Oct 3, 1922, Beulah ISOM of Inkster, Michigan.
          
After their marriage they came to Springbank, which later became Allen. They lived on a farm 4 ½  miles south and east of Allen for 28 years, then moving to Allen where Ellen died on Nov 23, 1937.  He still made his home on the place with Clinton, until the time of his death on Aug 21, 1943, at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 10 days.
          
He was a birthright member of the Friends, to which he was devoted and faithful.
          
He leaves to mourn his departure 2 children, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, besides many friends.

1943 | WILLIAMS MILLER, Virginia Mae, daughter of Ora and Beulah WILLIAMS, was born May 8, 1920 at Waterbury, and died at Inkester, Michigan Sept 15, 1943.
          
Her father died in 1927.  Her mother married Joe ISOM and a few years ago they moved to Inkster, Michigan. Virginia was married to Charles F MILLER on July 18, 1942 at Inkster. She leaves her husband, mother, step father and two sister, Mrs Artie VON MINDEN of Waterbury and Brenita WILLIAMS of Inkster, and an infant baby and many loved ones at Allen.

1943 | EWING, Oliver P, son of John and Martha EWING, was born in Richland County WI, June 14, 1860, and died at the home of his son, Clair, at Waterbury, on Oct 26, 1943, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 12 days.
          
On Feb 11, 1883 he was united in marriage to Martha O JACKSON, and to this union were born four children, 3 boys and 1 girl, Clair and Leonard of Waterbury, and Everett of Lohrville IA, and Mrs George BOCK of Allen.
          
In 1886 they moved to Knox County and in 1898 to Kansas, and then in 1903 they moved to Garfield County NE.  In 1907 they moved to Dixon County, residing near Allen the remainder of his life.
          
He and his wife were converted in the Friends meeting in Knox County. 
His wife preceded him in death several years ago.  Besides the children he leaves to mourn his departure 12 grandchildren, of whom three are in the service of their country; 9 great grandchildren and host of friends to mourn his loss.

Card of Thanks  We wish to sincerely thank those who so kindly remembered us in the death of our father.  Leonard EWING, Everett EWING and family, Clair EWING and family, Mrs Geo BOCK and family, Mr and Mrs LA BROWN.

1943 | DAVEY, Frank P, 73 died in a Sioux City hospital Wed, Aug 25, after a brief illness.  Mr Davey was born July 18, 1870, in Wisconsin and came to Nebraska in 1873.
          
For several years he was associated with his father, the late JM DAVEY, in the mercantile and livestock business, but in later years had been  in the insurance business.
          
Mr Davey was one of the original members of the Dixon County Draft Board, serving in that capacity diligently and faithfully, until his death.  He was also active in many civic and county enterprises, and was well known throughout northeast Nebraska for his progressive attitude.
          
In 1899 he was married to Miss Pearl SKEEN of Wayne NE, who died Jan 1, 1933.
          
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Raymond DeLANEY of Sioux City, and Mrs Al FELBINGER of Chicago; three sons, Joe DAVEY of Sioux City, Jim of Hollywood CA, and John in the armed forces in Sicily; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Joe and Harry of Ponca, Homer of Strafford MO and Dan of Jackson; and three sisters, Mrs W D McCARTHY, Mrs O N KNERL and Miss Florence DAVEY, all of Ponca.
          
Funeral services were held in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev P R Kelly officiating.  Burial was in South Creek cemetery directed by Mohr's Funeral Home.

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and sympathy, extended us during our recent bereavement.  M/M Raymond DeLANEY, M/M Al FELBINGER, M/M Joe DAVEY, M/M Jim DAVEY, Pfc and Mrs John E DAVEY.

1943 | GOODELL, Mrs Marguerite, of Waterbury, services were held at the M E Church there, Thursday, January 28, at 2 pm, Rev Kent Clifton officiating.  Burial was in the Allen cemetery, under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Marguerite Eldora GOODALE was born Oct 17, 1863, at Oakfield in Audubon County IA.  She passed away on January 24, 1943 at her home in Waterbury, at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 1 week.
          
In early childhood she affiliated with the Evangelical Church in Atlantic, Iowa where her membership still remains. In later years she came with her parents, Edith and Almon GOODALE to Burt County Nebraska.  On Oct 3, 1882 she was united in marriage to Frank C GOODELL of Lyons Nebraska, who preceded her death in 1935. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive:  Mrs Irene HOWARD of Whitney NE, Mrs Gertrude CHRISTENSEN of Lyons, Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury, Mrs Mayme EWING of Waterbury, Mrs Frances TROTH of Omaha; six grandchildren, Mrs Geraldine SMITH of Red Bluff CA, Verle GOODELL of Ponca, Mrs Vernagail ROGERS of Lyons, Lavern GOODELL of Waterbury, Phyllis TROTH of Omaha, Naomi HOWARD of Whitney, and three great grandchildren, one sister and one brother, who reside in California.

Card of Thanks  We take this means of thanking the many friends and neighbors who so kIndly assisted us during our recent bereavement.  The GOODELL Family

1944 | FLETCHER, Edward Harry, son of M/M Joseph Lawrence FLETCHER, was born Aug 18, 1905 at Keokuk, IA where he spent the first 21 years of his life.  Mr Fletcher quietly passed away at his home in Allen, on Thur, Feb 19, at about 10:30 pm following an illness of a few weeks, at the age of 38 years, 5 months, and 29 days.  About 17 years ago he came to Sioux City, IA where he met and was united in marriage to Miss Ina Lydia KARNES on Jan 31, 1929 and to this union two children were born, Gene Edward and Donna Rae, both at home with their mother.
          
He was a member of the Masonic order belonging to the Golden Rule Lodge No 236 of Allen.  For the past few years he has been a member of the Allen Fire Department.  Early in life he was baptized into the Christian Faith in the Methodist Church.  At the time of his departure he and Mrs Fletcher were members of the First Lutheran Church in Allen.  He was Church School treasurer and vice president of the Lutheran Brotherhood in the church.  For the past seven years he has operated a shoe and harness repair shop in Allen.
          
He leaves besides his aged parents, his wife and children, two sisters of Keokuk IA, Mrs Bennie CROWELL and Mrs William WALKER, along with many other relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held Sun, Feb 20 at 2 o'clock at the First Lutheran Church in Allen, conducted by the pastor, Rev Foster L Cress.  Misses Vandlyn Blatchford and Rachel Kingston sang Victor Herbert's Ah Sweet Mystery of Life and the Springbank quartett consisting of Joe McAfee, Dale Benton, Harry Roberts and Walter Ellis sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.  Miss Eleanor Martin was pianist for the service and played at the opening and closing, selections, all of which Mr Fletcher had played on his violin at various entertainments in the Allen community and surrounding territory.
          
Interment was made in the Concord cemetery, under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks  To the ladies of the Lutheran Church and to our many friends and neighbors we extend our thanks for their kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent bereavement.  Mrs Ina FLETCHER, Gene and Donna Rae, Mrs Mary CROWELL, M/M Robert KARNES, M/M Dea KARNES, M/M Joe M KARNES, M/M RF KARNES, Pvt and Mrs Ronald HUETIG.

1944 | BUXTON, Vida Elizabeth, daughter of Mr and Mrs George W HOLMES, was born near Allen on May 1, 1901 and departed this life at her home in Allen on May 13, 1944 at the age of 43 years and 12 days.
          
All of her life was spent in this community, where she made many friends, who will miss her.
          
She was married to Harry M BUXTON on Feb 8, 1922, at Sioux City and to this union three children were born.
          
Mrs Buxton united with the Methodist church during the pastorate of Rev J H Hard and renewed her vows in 1943.  She was a faithful and loyal member of the church and trusted her Lord fully.
          
She is survived by her husband, Harry M BUXTON, and three sons, Marcus, Vincent and Orvil, all of Allen.  She is also survived by four brothers, Elmer of Omaha, Alfred of Rockford IL, Leslie of Allen, and Orvil of Glendale CA, one sister, Zadie passed away when she was seventeen years of age.  The parents of MrsBuxton are both deceased.  She leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Allen on May 16, conducted by Rev KH Clifton.  Music was furnished by Miss Mildred Steele, and Mrs Gail Goodell, with Mrs Clifton at the piano.  Burial was in Eastview cemetery under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our recent bereavement.  Harry BUXTON, Marcus, Vincent and Orville, M/M Leslie HOLMES, Elmer HOLMES.

1944 | FEGLEY, James Oren, youngest son of Jacob and Susan FEGLEY, was born Nov 4, 1860, at Des Moines IA, and departed this life at the home of his son, John in Allen, on Feb 20, 1944, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 10 days.
          
His early youth was spent with his parents at Des Moines IA.  Later they came to Jackson, thence locating on a homestead on the land which now forms a part of Plainview NE.  When Mr Fegley was 18 years of age, the family settled south of Waterbury.  These were hard times.  Drouth and grasshoppers took their toll, but Mr Fegley would not be defeated.  He helped build the railroad through Allen and also from Emerson to Norfolk.  These early pioneer experiences made him a man of strength, and his vigor carried him through to financial victory in extensive farming operations.
          
He was united with Arabelle TUTTLE in marriage on Mar 31, 1887.  To this union were born 3 sons, John and Arthur of Allen and Irvin of Sioux City, and five daughters, Mrs Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury, Mrs Harry SPRINGER of Rosemead CA, Mrs Earl EMRY and Mrs Merle WHITE of Allen.  One child passed away in infancy.
          
Mr Fegley was preceded in death by his wife Arabelle, on July 31, 1936.  Since his wife passed away, Mr Fegley has made his home with his children.
          
Mr Fegley is survived by his immediate family, and two sisters, Mrs Sophie STINGER of Mobridge SD, and Mrs Susan CAULK of Allen, also by twenty four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
          
Brother Fegley will be missed not only by his family, but by many other relatives and a great host of friends throughout this section of the state.
          
Mr Fegley remained a member of the Allen Methodist Church through the years, and it was in his home church that the funeral services were conducted by Rev Kent H Clifton on Feb 24, 1944.  Appropriate music was furnished by the Springbank male quartet.  Mrs Harold Ward rendered a beautiful solo, Mrs Clifton officiated at the piano.
          
Burial was made in the Eastview cemetery, the mortal remains being carried to the final resting place by the grandsons.  Interment took place under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary at Allen.

Card of Thanks  We wish to take this means of expressing our sincere thanks to WSCS for serving lunch; for those who gave flowers and bestowed their sympathy and acts of kindness on us at the time of the death of our father.  M/M Clyde GOODELL, M/M Earl EMRY, M/M Ervin FEGLEY, M/M Merle WHITE, M/M Harry SPRINGER, M/M Arthur FEGLEY, M/M John FEGLEY.

1944 | LAWRITSON, Glenn N, a first lieutenant in the Untied States Army, died on Aug 11, 1944, at the Brooke General Hospital, Ft Sam Houston, San Antonia, (sic) TX at the age of 44 years, 7 moths and 5 days. His death was the result of a cancer of the stomach. He had been confined to the hospital and his home in San Antonia (sic) since the first part of May 1944.
          
Mr Lawritson was born on Jan 6, 1900 at Holbrook NE, later moving with his parents to Allen.  He was graduated from the Allen high school in 1918.  He attended the Wayne State Teachers College at Wayne, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree there.  After receiving his Master of Arts degree at the University of Chicago, he remained for two years of additional work in the graduate school.
          
From 1921 to 1926 he served the various capacities of teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of the Allen Public schools.
          
On Nov 6, 1935 he was united in marriage to Helen Mae BALLARD of Fargo ND.
          
Survivors are his wife of San Antonia, his parents, Mr and Mrs Mark LAWRITSON of Salem NE, and one brother Orval, also of Salem.  Military funeral services were held Aug 15, from the Post Chapel, Ft Sam Houston.  Interment was made in the Ft Sam Houston National cemetery.

1944 | ELGERT, Delmar Henry, was born May 18, 1925 to Mr and Mrs Henry ELGERT at Waterbury.  He graduated from the Waterbury high school with the class of 1942. On Oct 16, 1943 he was inducted into the US Army Service with the 12th infantry and was sent overseas in April 1944. On July 5, 1944 he was killed in action in France. He is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Henry ELGERT, two sisters, Dorothy Mae and Margaret of Waterbury and one brother, Bernard, who is serving with the armed forces in France.  Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct 8 and were conducted by the American Legion Post of Allen.

Pvt Delmer H ELGERT, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Elgert of Waterbury, reported slightly wounded in action July 5 in France, was killed in action on that date, according to a message received by the parents.  He was serving with the infantryhe attended Waterbury consolidated school where he was outstanding in athletics. As a boy he carried the Sioux City Journal here several years.

Memoral Services for Delmar ELGERT were held on Sunday in Waterburydied from wounds received in battles at war over seas.  The American Legion Post of Allen was in charge of the services.  Rev Cress, Rev Tyler and Rev Clifton assisted with the service.  Music was furnished by the Springbank male quartette accompanied by Miss Mary Ellis. A large number of people from Allen were in attendance.

1944 | BOCK, Pvt Floyd S, son of Mr and Mrs George Bock, was born Nov 2, 1924 near Allen, where he was reared and attended school.  On Sept 14, 1943 he entered the army and left for overseas duty in April 1944, and died on Dec 1, 1944, from wounds received in action in France following eight months of overseas duty. Floyd, at the time of his death, was serving with the Medical Detachment 315 Inf. 79 Division somewhere in France.
          
He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and father of Allen; two sisters, Mrs Florence DeGRAFF of Danbury IA, and Lois of Allen; three brothers, Fay serving in the armed forces somewhere in New Guinea, Lloyd and Harold of Allen and three little nephews of Danbury IA, as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Memorial Service for Floyd L BOCK were held at the Springbank Friends church on Sunday afternoon, Feb 11Rev Grover Tyler delivered the memorial address with Rev KH Clifton and Rev Foster L Cress assisting in the service. Ezra Christensen presented the Bronze Star Citation to the family. Music was furnished by the Springbank male quartet.

1944 | CLOUGH, Floyd F. Impressive military funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon of last week in the Presbyterian church at Wakefield for Floyd F CLOUGH, who passed away Oct 14 in a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness following heart attacks. Interment was in Wakefield cemetery.

1944 | ELLIS, John William was born at Allen, March 31, 1888 and passed away on September 26, 1944 at his home in Caldwell, Idaho.  He was the son of Phineas F ELLIS and Jennie BENSTEAD Ellis. He grew to manhood in this vicinity and attended the public schools here.
          
On September 6, 1916 he was united in marriage with Grace Belle LAMM.  To this union were born three children, Mrs Bernita BARNEY, Berdine and Billy ELLIS all of Caldwell.
          
Mr Ellis was a prominent farmer in Nebraska until 1942, when he and his family moved to Caldwell, Idaho.  At this time he and his family transferred their membership from the Friends Church at Allen to the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell.
          
He was a good neighbor, a kind loving father and husband, and respected by all who knew him.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his immediate family, one sister, Mrs Blanche JONES of Allen and a host of relatives and friends.

1944 | STONE, Nettie Elizabeth was born at Allen on February 17, 1910 and passed away at the St Joseph hospital in Omaha on December 27, 1944. Mrs Stone spent her girlhood around Allen, having attended the Allen schools.  She was united in marriage to David STONE of Omaha on November 10, 1937.
          
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, David STONE of Omaha, her mother, Mrs Jennie KINGSTON of Allen; three sisters, Mrs Faye JONES of Allen, Mrs Marvin TRIGGS of Santa Barbara CA, Isabelle KINGSTON of San Francisco; four brothers, Roy KINGSTON of South Sioux City, Dick and Jim KINGSTON of Allen.
          
Her body was laid to rest in West Lawn cemetery at Omaha.

1944 | SMITHEY, George Walker, 54, of Ponca, passed away in St Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City, at 11:30 pm December 21, 1944, after an illness of several weeks.
          
Mr Smithey was born in Gibbon, Nebraska, August 26, 1890 and was the son of the late James H and Elizabeth WALKER Smithey of Kearney.  He was married December 26, 1913 to Miss Esther C SWANSON.  To this union were born three children, Helen Aileen Snyder of Los Angeles, California, George SMITHEY, Junior, US Navy somewhere in the South Pacific, and Lt Wayne H SMITHEY now stationed at Quantico, Virginia.
          
Mr Smithey was an active member of the Methodist Church, had served on the Ponca school board, and as president of the Ponca Commercial Club.  He helped organize the volunteer fire department of Ponca, and continued later, as an honorary member of the organization.  He was also a member of the Ponca Masonic lodge.
          
His entire business life, with the exception of ten years spent with the Union pacific Railroad, has been devoted to the electric power business, starting first with the Kearney Light and Power company.  He came to Ponca in 1931 as district manager for the Nebraska Public Service Company, in which position he remained, until the sale of that company's properties to the Consumers Public Power District in 1941.  At that time he was made head of personnel in the Missouri Valley Division of Consumers Public Power District, which position he held at the time of his death.
          
Mr Smithey's life was given to his family, home and friends in Ponca.  He was a devoted husband and father, and a loyal friend.  The well being of his home, family and friends always came first with him, and he found beauty and satisfaction in performing the everyday tasks which were a vital part of his life.
          
In both his business and social life, Mr Smithey made numerous friends. In the days to come, he will be sorely missed by his community, family and friends.
          
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Esther; a daughter, Mrs Lawrence SNYDER; two sons, George SMITHEY, Junior, and Wayne H SMITHEY; and 4 grandchildren; one brother, J Horace SMITHEY of Washington DC and two sisters, Miss Marjorie E SMITHEY of Cody WY and Miss Edith SMITHEY of Kearney NE.
          
Funeral services were held Sunday Dec 24 at 2:00 pm in the Ponca Methodist church, Rev Robert Forrester, pastor, officiating.  The body was taken to Kearney Sunday afternoon for services and burial on Christmas Day, Dec 25, 1944. Arrangements were in charge of Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the many friends who have been an ever present help during the illness and the passing of the one we loved.  Mrs Geo SMITHEY and Wayne, Mr and Mrs Geo SMITHEY Jr and family, Mr and Mrs Lawrence SNYDER and family.

1944 | HUTCHINGS, Lyman, son of Mary and William HUTCHINGS, was born in Nashville IL, Sept 22, 1876, and died at his home in Allen, Mar 7, 1944, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 14 days. His father and mother together with two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.
          
In the fall of 1887 he, together with his parents, brothers, and sisters and other relatives came to NE in a covered wagon.  After a few months they settled in Dixon County.  Here Lyman grew to manhood.  When a young boy, he was baptized and united with the Baptist Church.
          
On Jan 26, 1898 he was united in marriage to Helen Grace WARD.  To this union were born three children, John and Rubel of Allen, and Mrs Genevieve BOALS of Dakota City.  For a good many years Lyman was a Sunday School teacher and faithful worker in the Springbank Church. 
He was a member of the local Masonic lodge.

About 1932 he together with his wife and children were united with the Methodist Church in Allen.  He has been a kind, loving husband and father and a friend to many.
          
Left to mourn his passing are the widow, his sons, daughter, eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Frank BEITH of Allen, on brother, Clarence HUTHCHINGS of Abilene TX, and a host of relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were conducted on Thur, Mar 9, 1944 at the Methodist Church in Allen, by Rev Kent H Clifton.  The music was furnished by Mrs Dorothy Engel and Mrs Eldred Smith with Mrs Lois Clifton at the piano.
          
The floral offerings were many and beautiful and were a wonderful token of the esteem in which Mr Hutchings was held by the people of this section of the state.
          
The mortal remains were laid to rest in East View cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Allen.

Card of Thanks  To the ladies of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, to the lodges, singers, our many friends and neighbors and for the beautiful floral offerings we want to extend our heartfelt thanks.  Their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement will never be forgotten.  Mrs Grace HUTCHINGS, M/M John HUTCHINGS and family, M/M Rubel HUTCHINGS and family, M/M Ralph BOALS and family.

1944 | MULLETT, George (?) Wesley, services held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Allen. He was a son of John and Alta MULLETT and was born at Blair NE, Aug 28, 1898 and departed this life at his home in Laurel on Nov 6, 1944, at the age of 46 years, 2 moths and 8 days.

He came to Allen with his parents when he was a lad of 4 years. He attended the Allen Public Schools and had spent most of his life in this community.  On Oct 6, 1920 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary VAN DEWALKER at Brighton CO. Later the couple located at Allen.  To this union four children were born, James Eugene and Bonnie Jean ages 13 and 10 survive their father.  Two girls passed away in infancy.
Mr Mullett had not been in the best of health for about 5 years although his sudden death was a shock to his family and friends. The family affiliated with the Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife Mary, two children, James and Bonnie of Laurel; two brothers, Roy and William of Allen and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev E A Kiel of Laurel Methodist Church. Appropriate music was furnished by Mrs Robert Steel and Mrs Roy Heliker with Miss Laura Pomeroy at the piano. Burial was made in the family lot in Eastview cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

1944 | Former Café Owner Dies in California Mr and Mrs A M JOHNSON received a telegram on Wed, Nov 8, stating that Jack GAUGHRAN had died very suddenly in Alhambra CA.  Jack and his brother, Pat GAUGHRAN, who has recently made residence in Wakefield, were owners and proprietors of a large café in Allen for approximately 14 years and therefore will be remembered by people of Allen and vicinity.

1944 | BERGERSON, George Henry services, 35, who died suddenly Friday morning, July 7, 1944, following an explosion at the Hart & Knerl garage, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at Mohr's Chapel and at 2 o'clock in Salem Lutheran Church, Rev Foster Cress of Allen, officiating. Burial was in Ponca cemetery, directed by Mohr's Mortuary.

George Henry BERGERSON was born Dec 16, 1908, at LeMars IA.  From there, in 1915, he moved near Madison SD, with his parents.  He has resided in Ponca since July 1933.  On Dec 22, 1933, he was married to Maude PUTNAM at Madison SD.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, being a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Ponca since July 12, 1936.
Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Darlene, Velma, Norma and Doris; one son, Richard; his parents, Mr and Mrs W A BERGERSON of Madison SD, five sister, Mrs Bernice OLTMAN of Colton SD, Mrs Margaret WARREN of Sioux Falls SD, Mrs Lorraine WARNER of Los Angeles CA, Regina and Ellen of Santa Cruz CA; three brothers, Fred of Madison SD, Marvin at Ft Jackson SC, and Norman at Camp Barkeley TX; and a host of friends.

Card of Thanks  We want to sincerely thank all our many friends of their sympathy and kindness; for the flowers and liberal contributions during this time of bereavement.  Mrs Maude BERGERSON and family, Mr and Mrs W A BERGERSON and family.

1945 | INGALL, Mrs Esther Iona, daughter of Elijah and Clara ROBERTS was born Sept 17, 1909 at Allen and departed this life to be with her Savior on Nov 28, 1945, at the Tracy Hospital, at the age of 36 years, 2 months and 11 days.

She grew to young womanhood in the Springbank community and attended the Springbank rural school and Allen high school.

She was united in marriage to Fay TUNING and to this union was given one son, Merlyn.

On Oct 19, 1935 she was united in marriage to Merrill G INGALLS (sic) of Slayton MN, and to this union was given 3 sons, Gayland, Lauren and Ronald who was born a short time before her death.

She was a member of the Springbank Friends church at Allen until she joined the Lake Wilson Methodist church and later together with her husband and son Merlyn joined the West Brook Baptist church. 

She was a faithful and willing worker and always interested in the work of her Savior. She was a devoted wife and loving mother until her untimely death.

She leaves to mourn her departure besides her immediate family, one sister Ruth, Mrs Maynard INGALLS (sic) of Westbrook MN and brothers, Jasper and Chester, both of Allen, 2 half sisters, Dora, Mrs Albert FORNEY of Oroville WA, and Hazel, Mrs John WRIGHT of Holtville CA, and 5 half brothers, Wilbur of Caldwell ID, Cyrus and Earl of Oroville WA, Elmer of Hotchkiss CO, and Harry of Allen, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Springbank church at Allen at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, Dec 2. Mrs Clarence Emry, Mrs Dale Benton, Joe McAfee and Walter Ellis furnished the vocal music with Miss Mary Elllis at the piano. Pallbearers were Dale and Chester Benton, Marvin Ellis, Dale Emry, Russell Roberts and Vern Jones. Interment was made in the Springbank cemetery with Rev Grover A Tyler conducting the service.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our deep appreciation to the ladies of the Springbank church who so thoughtfully prepared and served dinner for us on the funeral day of our loved one, Mrs INGALL.  Also we wish to thank all who so thoughtfully gave floral offerings for the funeral.  Merrill  INGALL, Merlyn, Gayln (sic), Lauren and Ronald, M/M Maynard INGALL and family, M/M Harry ROBERTS, M/M Jasper ROBERTS and son, M/M Chester ROBERTS and family.

1945 | STENWALL, Florence Marie, was born Feb 3, 1936 near Allen and passed away at the St Joseph Hospital in Sioux City on Mar 20, 1945 at the age of 9 years, 1 month and 17 days.

She is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs Lee STENWALL, three brothers, Kenneth, who is in the armed forces in the Philippines, Leonard and David and one sister, Evelyn all at home; a grandfather, John L STENWALL of Concord. She also leaves to mourn her loss many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a member of the fourth grade class of the Waterbury Public school and a member of the Junior class of the American Union Sunday school in Waterbury.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Mar 22 at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev Foster L Cress, pastor of the Allen Lutheran church assisted by Rev Ernest Nelson of Wausa. Music was furnished by the Allen Springbank quartette. Interment was made in the Concord cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our most sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted us in our sorrow by their kind deeds, words and flowers.  God Bless You.  M/M Lee STENWALL, Pvt Kenneth E STENWALL, Leonard, David and Evelyn.

1945| WOODS, Marian A, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ellisha WISEMAN, was born June 19, 1872 in Little Sioux IA and departed this life at Ponca NE, on April 20, 1945 at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 1 day.
          
She was united in marriage with Mr William WOODS when she was 15 years of age and enjoyed a long and happy married life.

To this union two children were born. One child passed away early in life. Mrs Woods is survived by her daughter Mrs Dolly ADAMS of Waterbury.

The family made their home in Waterbury at various times for the past 25 years, having lived on the farm and in Sioux City some years before coming to Waterbury.
          
Mrs Woods is also survived by her husband and several relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev Kent Clifton at the Methodist church in Waterbury on Monday, April 23, 1945.  Music was provided by Mrs R J Steele and Mrs R F Heliker with Mrs Josie Hill at the piano. Burial was made in Eastview at Allen, under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

1945 | JAYNE, Milton A was born at Hoboken NJ on Oct 18, 1865 and died at his home in Allen Mar 30, 1945 at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 12 days.  On Mar 23, 1898 he was united in marriage to Eva J GOSHERT at Middle Spring PA.  Later he and his wife came to NE where for the past 37 years they have made their home in the Waterbury and Allen territory.
          He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church in Allen and a regular attendant of Sunday school and church.  He is survived by his wife and two cousins.  He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and a host of friends.
          Funeral services were held Monday, April 2 in the Methodist Church with Rev Kent Clifton in charge.  The music was provided by Mrs Josie Hill at the piano and Mrs Roy Heliker, Mrs Robert Steele, Howard Gillaspie and HB Bones singing.  Pallbearers were:  Rodney Snyder, Frank Beith, WT Connell, EL Truby, George Chase and JH Allen.  There were a number of beautiful floral offerings.
          Burial took place in East View under the direction Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks - We wish to take this means of expressing our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly remembered us with kind deeds, card and flowers during the recent illness and death of our husband and cousin.  Mrs Eva JAYNE, M/M Joe JENSEN.

1945 | NOE, Mrs George, Alma Blanche CLEVELAND was born at Waukon IA, Sept 6, 1865.  All that loving hearts and willing hands could do could not keep this loved mother here and she departed from this life Jan 4, 1945, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 28 days.
          
When a small child she moved with her parents to a farm in Dixon County, near Waterbury, where she grew to womanhood.

On December 17, 1888 she was united in marriage to George W NOE.  They resided on a farm west of Waterbury until 1923. They then moved to Waterbury where she spent the remainder of her life.

To this union nine children were born, a daughter and son preceding her in death. Her husband and all the children were at her bedside during her last illness.  Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, Mrs Ida LUHR, Mrs Laura HANSEN and Blanche; four sons, Dana of Sioux City, Bryan and Milo of Waterbury, and Donald of Sioux City; two brothers, Morey CLEVELAND of Randolph and Mell CLEVELAND of Dakota City.  Also sixteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  She was a charter member of Royal Neighbor lodge at Waterbury.
          
Funeral services were held at Waterbury Methodist Church on Monday conducted by Rev Kent Clifton. The Springbank church male quartet sang three numbers.  Interment took place in East View cemetery at Allen.

1945 | ELLIS, Hannah Jane, daughter of Peter and Martha MORGAN, was born in Dakota County NE, near Jackson, on Mar 10, 1860 and passed away at her home in Allen Fri morning, April 20, 1945, at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 10 days.
          
She grew to womanhood in the community where she was born, and at the age of 18 years was united in marriage to Enos ELLIS, who preceded her in death in 1922. To this union nine children were born, two dying in infancy and one daughter, Mabel, passing from this life in 1924. 
          
Soon after their marriage they moved to Dixon County, living southeast of Allen on their farm for about 45 years. Here Mr Ellis died, Mrs Ellis later moving to Allen, where with her daughter, Mary, she has since resided.
          
She leaves behind to mourn her loss, one brother, Edwin of South Sioux City; six children, Walter H of Allen, Rev Edwin of Waterloo IA, William A of Allen, Ray of Greenleaf ID, Donald of Allen and Mary ELLIS also of Allen. Besides these she leaves 22 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren as well as other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Hannah Ellis was a very ernest, sincere and devoted Christian, for many years a member of Springbank Church east of Allen, serving many years as an elder, active in the interests of the church and serving her Savior as long as health permitted. Her splendid life and counsel will be greatly missed by all.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness during the sickness and departure of our loved one.  M/M Walter ELLIS and family, M/M G Edwin ELLIS and family, M/M William ELLIS and family, M/M Ray ELLIS and family, M/M Donald ELLIS and family, Miss Mary ELLIS.

1946 | BARNES, Mrs Mary, 90, were held last Wednesday, May 22, 1946, at the Methodist church in Waterbury, Rev Grover Tyler of Springbank Friend's church, in charge.  Burial was in Eastview cemetery at Allen, under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Mrs Mary BEEKLEY WENSEL Barnes was born Sept 24, 1854 to Mr and Mrs William BEEKLEY at Pittsburg Pennsylvania, and died May 17, 1946 at the Wendel Nursing home at Wakefield, at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 7 days.  At the age of 12 years the Wensels moved to Marshall county Iowa where she spent most of her life.
          
She was married to George WENSEL at Marshalltown, Iowa June 23, 1876 in the Christian church.  After they married they moved on a farm in Melbourne, Iowa where they lived until Mr Wensel's death at St Augustine, Florida June 3, 1914 where he had gone for his health.
          
Mrs Wensel came to Waterbury in 1917 and made her home with her son P E WENSEL and daughter, Nora PIERCE, until she married George BARNES December 25, 1922 at Dakota City.  They lived in Waterbury until Mr Barnes' death in August 1932.  In recent years Mrs Barnes has lived in the Gilmer Nursing home at Ponca.
          
Two sons and two daughters preceded Mrs Barnes in death.  Surviving are three sons, Percy E  WENSEL of Upland CA, and Edward L of Shell Lake WI, and 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 nephews and 3 nieces, with a host of friends.

1946 | BROWN, William Alvin, son of William Alvin Brown and Mary Francis Brown, was born at Rulo NE December 2, 1889, and died in Sioux City IA Oct 29, 1946 at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 27 days.
 
At the age of two his parents moved to Table Rock NE where he grew to manhood and was a member of the Methodist church.
 
He was united in marriage on Jan 18, 1910 to Bertha E. KIMES. To this union ten children were born. Two sons, Loraine and Willard preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are his wife Bertha, one half brother RH LAYMAN of  Steubenville OH, three sons, Lavon of Waterbury, Lavern of Mabel OR, Robert of Pawnee City, and five daughters, Mrs Wesley HANSEN and Mrs Charles GREY of Sioux City, Mrs Carl ELDHARDT of Pasco WA, Eleanor and Shirley who are still at home, eleven grandchildren and a host of friends.
 
For the past several years he has resided at Waterbury and Allen and for 34 years he was an employee of the Burlington Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of American Railroad men and the Royal Neighbor lodge.
 
He was a kind and loving father and devoted all his time to the care and happiness of his family and friends and was always happiest when surrounded by his family.
 
Although in poor health for a number of years, he was always ready at all times to extend a helping hand, a kind word and a smile to others.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 3, 1946 at the Waterbury Methodist Church at 11 am.  Rev. Grover Tyler of Allen, in charge.  Burial was in Springbank Cemetery, under direction the Don O Mohr Mortuary.

1946 | KINGSTON, Mrs J B, Catherine Kingston passed away at her home in Wayne on Saturday, Aug 17, at the age of nearly 74 years.  Funeral services were held for her at the Methodist church in Wayne on Monday afternoon, Aug 19, with Dr Victor West and the Beckenhauer mortuary in charge.  Pallbearers were Raymond Brownell, John Bones, Herbert Bones, James Kingston, Howard Wharton, and Quentin Preston.  Burial was at the Greenwood cemetery near Wayne.
          
Catherine BONES, the second child of John and Sarah BONES, was born Sept 23, 1872 at Pleasant Plain Iowa.  She came to Nebraska with her parents in 1883 and lived near Allen most of her life.  She had lived in Wayne since 1923.

Mr Kingston was a teacher in Dixon County for a number of years. She was married to James B KINGSTON at Allen Mar 13, 1901. To them were born two daughters, Ethel, now Mrs David HILYARD of Mitchell NE and Elsie Mae at home. She leaves her daughters, three grandchildren, and one brother, Harbison BONES of Allen.
          
During her early life, Mrs Kingston attended and took part in the Friends church at Springbank. Later she and her husband joined the Methodist church at Allen. They then affiliated with the Methodist church in Wayne where they enjoyed church work as long as Mrs Kingston was able to attend.  About 12 years ago, Mrs Kingston became ill and developed complete paralysis. She had been confined to her home for several years. A kind companion the last four years was Miss Myrtle HUTCHINGS.

1946 | CONNELL, Wilma Lillian, daughter of William and Laura CONNELL, was born at Allen, Nebraska, Mar 1, 1908, and departed this life at the family home in Allen, Thursday, Aug 15, at the age of 38 years, 5 months, 14 days.
          
The years of her life have been spent in Allen, graduating from Allen high school with the class of 1927, furthering her education with two years of study at Wayne State Teachers College.
          
She was confirmed in the Lutheran church at an early age and at Easter time of this year, she chose to transfer to the Methodist church of Allen, and has been leading an active Christian life, being liberal in her gifts to the church and mission work, and at the time of her passing, was a member of the Official Board, by virtue of the action of the Quarterly Conference.
          
Wilma was a young woman loved by all who knew her and her greatest joy was in doing everything possible to make others happy.
          
She leaves to mourn her departure besides her parents, an uncle, Richard Connell; three aunts, Mrs H L PROUSE of Allen, Mrs S G JACOBY of Lincoln, and Mrs Birdella WILLIAMS of Los Angeles CA; and other relatives, besides a host of friends.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express to all our friends our most sincere thanks and gratitude for the sympathy expressed, and for all the kind thoughtful help extended to us in this great sorrow.  We are grateful for the many cards aof sympathy and the lovely flowers.  We appreciate every kind act and shall never forget.  The Relatives of Wilma CONNELL.

1946 | VON MINDEN, Mrs Johanna , born November 17, 1874 in Germany, and died at her home in Waterbury, July 4, 1946 at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 17 days.
          
Johanna SIECKMAN was baptized early in life into the Christian faith.  At the age of 12, she came to America and settled at Hooper Nebraska, where she lived for 16 years.  She was confirmed in the St Paul's Lutheran church, midwest synod, at Hooper, April 14, 1889, later transferring her membership to Salem Lutheran church at Ponca.
          
On March 14, 1892, she was untied in marriage to Diedrich VON MINDEN.  To this union nine children were born, seven sons and two daughters, Gerhard, William, Mrs Hulda ELGERT, Diedrich and Walter of Waterbury, Mrs Dora SCHULTZ and Henry of Martinsburg, and Arthur of Detroit, Michigan.  One son died in infancy.
          
In 1902 Mr and Mrs Von Minden and family left Hooper, and moved to a farm one and a half miles west of Waterbury.  It was there Mr Von Minden died December 25, 1937.  In 1941 Mrs Von Minden moved to Waterbury where she lived until her death. 
          
Besides her children she leaves to mourn 11 grandchilren and two great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday in the Methodist church at Waterbury, Rev Foster L Cress of the Allen Lutheran church officiating.  Burial was in Ponca cemetery under direction of the Don O Mohr Mortuary.

1947 | JUDD, Mrs Mary M, 80, a resident of Waterbury, the last 10 years, died Sunday night, mar 23, at the home of a son, Harold, at Waterbury.
          
Mrs Judd moved to Waterbury from Cedar Rapids NE.  She was born Feb 1, 1867 in Delaware county Iowa and came to Nebraska at the age of 13.
          
Survivors besides the son include two brothers, M S BAKER of Lincoln and W H BABER (sic?) of San Diego CA, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

1947 | LIVERS, Mrs Wiltrude, 39, wife of Rev Wallace S Livers, pastor of Unity Lutheran church of Des Moines IA, and the Livers' 3 year old son Richard, were killed Tuesday in a car-truck collision on highway 77, eight miles north of Fremont NE. 
          
Injured in the accident were Wallace LIVERS, jr, 7, whose condition in a Fremont hospital later was reported 'poor', and Margaret WHITTECAR, 5, daughter of the Rev and Mrs George R WHITTECAR of Tulsa OK, whose condition was reported as 'fair'.
          
A fourth child in the Livers' car, Ruth WHITTECAR, 8, was not injured.  Neither Rev Mr Livers nor the elder Whittecars were in the car. Mrs Livers was the daughter of A E HECKER, Hooper NE.
          
Reports are that Mrs Livers apparently got on the soft shoulder of the highway before her car lurched back on to the highway and turned crosswise in front of a truck, the driver of which escaped injury.
          
Funeral services for Mrs Livers and son are being held at Hooper today.
          
Rev and Mrs Livers and family left Ponca for Des Moines in July 1944, after Rev Livers had served as pastor of the Salem Lutheran church here for over seven years.

1947 | NOE, George W W, was born near Rockford IL December 18, 1862 and departed this life after a long illness April 17, 1947, at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 29 days, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
          
When a small child he moved with his parents to a farm near Martinsburg. On December 17, 1888 he was united in marriage to Alma Blanche CLEVELAND, who preceded him in death Jan 4, 1945.  They resided on a farm west of Waterbury until 1923 when they moved to Waterbury, where he took an active part in all activities. To this union nine children were born, one daughter and one son dying in infancy.
          
Surviving him are his 4 sons and 3 daughters, Dana of Sioux City, Bryan, Mila, Donald, Mrs Hugo LUHR, and Mrs Herman HANSEN, all of Waterbury, and Blanche of South Sioux City; two brothers, Fred of Allen and Roy of Carnation WA, and one sister, Mrs Agnes SPRINGER of Baker OR; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
          
He was a good father and always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church on Sunday, conducted by Rev Cress of Allen, with his 6 grandsons acting as pallbearers and singing by the Spring Bank quartet.  Interment took place in East View cemetery at Allen.

1947 | ROONEY, John, 84, died Saturday at his farm home one and a half miles west of Waterbury, after a brief illness.
          
Mr Rooney was born in May 1862, in Ireland and came to America, direct to Waterbury, at the age of 16.
          
Survivors include the widow, Stacia; three sons, James, Hugh and Jack, all of Waterbury and seven grandchildren.
          
Funeral services were held at 9:30 am, Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Waterbury.  Rev Joe Vitko officiated.  Burial was in South Creek cemetery near Ponca.

1948 | ADAMS, Vern Ernest, services were held Tuesday, Dec 20, at 2 pm  at the Methodist church in Waterbury, Rev Charlotte Dillon in charge.  Burial was in the Allen cemetery, directed by Mohr's.
          
Vern Ernest ADAMS, son of Mr and Mrs Wm ADAMS was born Aug 2, 1899 at Oakdale, Nebraska and died on Dec 17, 1948 at Euling, Nebraska, at the age of 49 years, 4 months and 15 days.  His death was caused by a heart attack.
          
He spent his childhood and young manhood at Oakdale and received his schooling there.  He was united in marriage to Miss Dolly Mae WOODS of South Sioux City.  To this union were born two sons, Kenneth and Russell, and one daughter, Verna.
          
After living in South Sioux City for a while he moved his family to Waterbury where for a few years he was engaged in farming.  He then took employment with a railroad company, which work he continued until his death.
          
Mr Adams was a member of the Methodist church of Waterbury and was a devoted father to his children.
          
He leaves to mourn his death, his two sons, Kenneth and Russell of Sioux City, his daughter Verna, a high school senior at Waterbury; his mother, Mrs Wm ADAMS of Oakdale, five brothers, John ADAMS of Sioux City, Victor ADAMS and Enos ADAMS of Neleigh, Lawrence ADAMS and Clifford ADAMS of Los Angeles CA, and one sister, Mrs Olive HUGHES of Oakdale and a host of friends.

1948 | HANSEN, Larry Dean, son of Mr and Mrs Harvey HANSEN of Waterbury, was born at Hawarden IA Aug 13, 1940, and died in a Sioux City hospital Jan 3, 1948 after a few days illness, at the age of 7 years, 4 months and 20 days.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Jan 7. Rev Kenneth Sonders of Belden was in charge.  Burial was at Springbank cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Ponca.
          
He attended the Waterbury consolidated School and was a member of the Waterbury Union Sunday School.
          
He is survived by his parents and one brother, Warren; three sisters, Mrs Darell ISOM of Sioux City, Bonnie and Betty at home; also his grandparents of Hawarden IA, and other relatives and friends.

1948 | PEDERSON, Son, 54, 6161/2 Fourth street, a retired marine, died in a hospital Monday.
          
Mr Pederson was born April 1, 1894, at Ruds Vedby, Denmark.  He came to America in 1909.  He had lived at Jackson and Homer, Nebraska before moving to Sioux City.  He had served 16 years in the marine corps and retired in 1946.
          
Survivors include five brothers, George of Hubbard NE, and Christian, Albert, Paul and Hulder, all of Denmark, and two sisters, Elsie and Bertha, both of Denmark.
          
The body was taken to the Manning funeral home.          

1948 | GAUGHRAN, Leo P, a former Allen man, died in a local Los Angeles hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage, where he had gone for a physical checkup on April 16.  Death occurred on April 22 at 6 pm.          
          
Leo GAUGHRAN was born in Allen on April 13, 1911, and died April 22, 1948.  Survivors are his wife Mary, his father, P P GAUGHRAN of Alhambra, three sisters, Mrs Marie CLOUGH of Wakefield, Pauline ALLEN of Whittier CA and June CASEY of Alhambra CA.  Funeral services were held from All Saints Catholic Church in Alhambra.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.

1948 | BREAZEALE, F I , of Waterbury, services held last Friday afternoon, Dec 24, at two o'clock at Friends church, the pastor, Rev Doyle Patterson in charge.  Burial was in Springbank Friends cemetery, directed by Mohr's.
          
Francis Iven Breazeale died last Wednesday morning, Dec 22, at his home in Waterbury at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 28 days.
          
He was the son of George and Louisa BREAZEALE, and was born April 25, 1873 at Rockport MO.  He attended grade school at Rockport, and was married Dec 23, 1896 to Della May BONNEY.
          
To this union one son was born, E I BRAZEALE, who survives.  Other survivors include the wife, Mrs Della May BREAZEALE, and three brothers, Art of Omaha, Luther of Cheyenne WY and Ray of Eldorado MO.

1949 | BENTON, Burt, son of Mint and Angeline BENTON, was born at Kahoka MO Jan 11, 1873.  At the age of 18 he moved with his parents to the present farm home near Waterbury NE, where he resided 58 years.  One Feb 21, 1900 he was united in marriage to Bertha McAFEE, and to this union were born seven children.
          
As a boy he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. Later in young manhood he experienced a definite work of grace in his heart that motivated his daily living. His life was devoted to his master's service. He held to his faith in Jesus to the end. He was generous and kind to all. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.  He was a member of the Springbank Friends church. For many years he was a member of the Elk Valley Friends church, several years of which he served as clerk of the meeting. He also was a member of the Oakdale school board for a number of years.
          
After a lingering illness he departed this life at the Sioux City Methodist hospital Feb 14, 1949, at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 3 days.
          
He is survived by his widow, Bertha BENTON, and six children:  Merl of Valparaiso NE, Ralph of Normal IL, Ruth of State College PA, Chester of Waterbury NE, Dale and Lawrence of Allen.  One daughter, Helen preceded him in death.  One sister, Mrs Minnie BEARD of Lusk WY also survives.  There are 18 grandchildren, other relatives, and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Allen with Rev Patterson in charge, assisted by Rev Labertson.  Music was furnished by solos from Eldred Smith and a duet by Mrs Arthur Fegley and Bill Money, with Mrs Josie Hill accompanist.



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Allen-Waterbury newspaper obit notices from the
The scrapbook of Laura Agnes Ewing Brown
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1928 | EWING, Mrs O P is Laid to Rest - After several weeks of suffering, which she bore patiently, Mrs Oliver Ewing was called to her eternal reward last Saturday.

Martha O JACKSON was born on June 12, 1860 in Wisconsin where she grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage with Oliver P Ewing February 1883. Soon after marriage they came to Knox county NE. In 1898 they moved to Kansas where they lived until 1903 then to Garfield county until 1907, then to Dixon county in the Allen vicinity where they have resided up until her decease Aug 18, 1828 at the age of 67 years, 2 months and six days.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daugher Odessie BOCK and three sons, Leonard, Everett and Clair and 10 grandchildren all of Allen vicinity. Also a sister, Mrs SNOW of Mitchell, and one brother L L JACKSON of Allen and three half sisters.

Mrs. Ewing has always been a devoted wife and mother and always ready to do some kind act as a neighbor, living up to her ideals of a quiet christian life since childhood. She made her public acknowledgment 39 years ago at the altar of confession during a meeting conducted by John Emry, at what is now known as Winnetoon, NE. At that time she united with the Congregational church. Later she transferred her membership to the Friends church near Allen and when they moved into Allen she with her husband transferred that membership to the Methodist church of which she was a member at the time of her decease Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Friends church Monday afternoon, Rev Benj Kuhler officiating.  Travers Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Card of Thanks - We wish to hereby express our hearty appreciation and thanks to the many friends and neighbors who so freely gave of their services during the long illness of our wife and mother.  And to those who contributed the lovely flowers to help drive away the gloom of death.  We wish to especially mention in this connection W A BROWN and the section gang and the Springbank Friends Missionary society.  Also the choir of the Friends church for the lovely songs rendered during the service.  Oliver P EWING and Children

1935 | BEITH Mrs Charles, word was received here by relatives of Mrs Charles BEITH that she had died while on her way to Ellensburg, WA, where she and her son Vergil were enroute to join Mr Beith.  She became ill at Idaho Falls ID and died Fri, Mar 22 at the home of Jess BEITH. Her death was caused by a sudden heart attack, brought on by the high altitude.

The funeral services and burial was held at Idaho Falls. The deceased was born near Allen, July 22, 1887 and was 47 years and 9 months old at the time of her death.  She is survived by her husband and one son, four sisters, Mrs Rudolph SCHROEDER of Allen, Mrs Robert ERRELL and Mrs Leo JOHNSON of Portland, OR, Mrs Charles BROWN of Alhambra CA and two brothers Fred BENSTEAD of Worthington MN and Harry BENSTEAD of Rosemead CA.

The news of the sudden demise was a shock to the many friends and relatives in this vicinity, and the sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved husband and son and other close relatives.

BEITH Funeral Held in Idaho Falls  The following notice appeared in the Idaho Falls, Idaho newspaper of recent date:  Funeral services for Mrs Charles E BEITH, 46, who died at a local hospital Friday from a heart complication, were held Monday afternoon a 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church with the Rev Charles M Donaldson officiating.

Mrs Beith had been visiting at the home of her brother in law, J W BEITH, in Idaho Falls enroute from her former home in Allen NE, to Oregon where she was to join her husband in their new home. She was accompanied on the trip by her only son, Virgil.

Music for the service included two numbers, Lights of Home and Tell Mother I'll Be There, sung by a mixed quartet including Mrs Olendon Scott, Miss Victoria Peterson, Robert Aupperle and Paul T Peterson, accompanied by Mrs GA Aupperle, and a duet, Whispering Hope sung by Miss Peterson and Mr Aupperle.

Carrying the flowers were Mrs JA Coy, Mrs Vern Hise, Mrs RE Hughes, Mrs FW Tolles, Mrs Roy Nelson, Mrs Theo Meppen, Mrs August Meppen and Mrs Archie Krause.  Pallbearers were Vern Hise, JA McCoy, Theo Meppen, RE Hughes, Roy Nelson and August Meppen.

Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery with the McHan Funeral Home directing.

1935  | GEIGER, Charles Everett, youngest son of Geo J and Minnie (POUTSCH) GEIGER, was born at Spencer SD Dec 24, 1897.

When 5 years of age, he moved with his parents to Wisconsin, residing near Ft Atkinson for one year, when they moved to Dixon County NE, where he spent the rest of his life.  He was baptized and brought up in the Lutheran church and attended the public schools of Allen.

On March 25, 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Alta LENOX.  To this happy union were born two children, Voyle Charles and Fern Leona.

He died at his home near Allen Sept 20, 1935 at the age of 37 years, 8 months and 26 days.  One brother, William Fredrick, and one sister, Katie Amelia, preceded him in death.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his beloved wife and children, two brothers, Ernest George and Henry J, and one sister, Ida, the wife of JE TRUBY; also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

1935 | KINGSTON, Richard James Kingston was born at Union Hall, County Court in Ireland, Nov 27, 1864 and passed away Mar 18, 1935 at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 19 days.
          
He spent his childhood in County Court and in 1882 came to Boston MA where he lived fourteen years before coming to Dixon County.  He has been a resident of this community since that time.

On Oct 19, 1897 he was united in marriage to Jennie THOMPSON.  To this union was born nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely Clarence Raymond, James Richard, Richard James, Mary Jane, Elmer Elsworth, Roy R, Isabelle Rosa Lee, and Mayme Lillian, all of Allen, and Nettie Elizabeth of Omaha.

His father and mother and sister Lil of Ireland have preceded him in death.  Six of his family are still living, Tom and Matt of Ireland, Jim and Sam of Boston, and sister Sarah of England.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, nine children, eighteen grandchildren, four brothers, one sister and many other relatives and friends.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown during our recent bereavement.  Mrs Richard KINGSTON and Family

1935 | GOODELL, Franklin Charles, was born at DeSota, Washington County NE, Aug 7, 1861 and passed away, Mar 15, 1935 at his home in Waterbury at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 8 days.

In infancy he went to Decatur where he spent his boyhood days.

October 3, 1882 he was united in marriage to Margarete GOODALE of Lyons.
          
Experienced pioneer days in Burt county. Was a friend of the Indians and could speak their language.

In 1904 he came with his family to Dixon county where he has since resided.
          
He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, five children Mrs Irene HOWARD of Whitney, Mrs Gertrude BALES of Ponca, Mrs Mary E ERVING, Mrs Frances TROTH and Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury.  A sister, Mrs W J FRITTS of Lyons, a brother, Will GOODELL of Crawford and six grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

We know he was a man of God, he found him in the out of doors that he loved.  He was a  loving husband and father, and a friend to all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Mon, Mar18, in the Waterbury Methodist Church, in charge of Rev AR Clem of Dakota City and Rev EV Price the local paster.

1936 | BALES, Samuel H was born in Warren County IA, July 6, 1866.  April 15, 1909 he was united in marriage to Gertude (sic) GOODELL.

It was not God's will that they should have a child born to them but God did put it into their hearts to take as their very own Geraldine when she was but five weeks old.  The deceased proved everything that a child could hope for in a Father.

On Dec 17, he bade all who watched at his bedside goodby and took his leave for "the Land that is fairer than day."  He lived in the Waterbury vicinity for over 50 years.  He helped build a number of the first houses in Waterbury.

He was the youngest of five children and the first to go home where both his father and mother await his coming.

He leaves to await the "home coming" "over there" three brothers Benjamin in the hospital at Norfolk, Francis of Central City, and William of Daton WA and one sister, Annis HOOPENGARNER of Conogo Park CA, his wife, Mrs Gertrude BALES and one child, Mrs Geraldine SMITH of Libby MT, and many friends and relatives.
          
He was a member of the Methodist church at Waterbury.He helped build this church.
          "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

1936 | ELLIS, Mrs Jennie, a pioneer of Allen and this section of Dixon County was found dead in her bed here Sunday morning. 

Circumstances indicate that she had been dead since Friday evening.
O W MONEY, who delivers milk to Mrs Ellis each morning noticed Sunday morning that the Saturday morning's bottle had not been taken into the house. He inquired of Mary Ellis if she knew where she was and after phoning to her daughter, Mrs Clyde JONES, and her not being there, in company with Mrs John ALLEN, they entered the house and found her dead. Heart trouble was the apparent cause.

The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev Cress officiating and the interment was in the East View cemetery under the direction of the Travers Funeral Homes.
          

Jeannie Ella BENSTEAD, daughter of Shadrack and Sarah BENSTEAD, was born Oct 14, 1865 at Evansville IN, and departed this life at her home, Allen NE Nov 7, 1936 at the age of 71 years, 24 days.

September 1876 she came to Nebraska with her parents.  January 1, 1885 she was united in marriage to Phineas ELLIS who preceded her in death June 1927.  To this union were born two children, Mrs Blanche JONES and John W ELLIS both of Allen.

Besides her two children, she leaves six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, all of Allen, also one sister, Mrs W A MORGAN of South Sioux City, and one brother Albert BENSTEAD of Allen, several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

1936 | ROBERTS, Mrs Cora Belle, nee DUTTON, was born Sept 23, 1877, near Jackson NE and passed peacefully into eternal rest at 7:15 am Saturday, Nov 14 at her home near Allen.

She had been a cheerful, patient sufferer for many years, but her death, the result of paralytic stroke, came as a shock to those dear to her.

She grew to womanhood in Springbank community except for a few years spent at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.  There with three brothers, she suffered the loss of her parents, Henry L and Minnie DUTTON, leaving them at a tender age.

March 4, 1896, she was united in marriage to Wilber ROBERTS, and to this union were born nine children, one dying in infancy.

She became a member of the Friends church at Springbank in her youth, and always contributed to the best of her ability towards the service of her Master.  Her chief concern was the maintenance of her home and the rearing of her family.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and eight children.  Ross L of Council Bluffs, IA, Francis of Central City, Mrs Iva EMRY of Buckley WA, Mrs Gladyce MORTENSON of Wakefield, Errol of Omaha and Claude, Donald and Marjorie at home, and eight grandchildren, also one brother, Claude L DUTTON of Southern Pines NC.  Two brothers preceded her.

A Tribute:  The blessing of her quiet life fell on us like the dew; and good thought where her footsteps pressed like fairy blossoms grew.  Fold her, O father! In thine arms and let her henceforth be a messenger of love between our human hearts and thee.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those who assisted in so many ways during our bereavement.  Also for many beautiful floral tributes.  Wilber ROBERTS and children.

1936 | POMEROY, Ralph J, a life long resident of Allen occurred last Sunday, December 6, in the Veteran's Hospital at Lincoln. He has been a patient in the hospital since October 1935.  In March of 1935, Mr Pomeroy gave up a position in the Allen Motor Co, and with his wife and daughter, moved to Ashton, Idaho to accept a similar position.  He was an expert mechanic and welder. He was forced to give up his position at Ashton on account of failing health and returned to Nebraska and entered the hospital where he died.

The deceased was a highly respected citizen of Allen, was a member of the American Legion Post of Allen, and was Fire Chief of the Allen Volunteer Fire Department, from which he resigned when he went to Idaho.

The body was shipped from Lincoln and arrived here Monday evening, where it was taken to the Travers Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church here Wednesday at 2:00 pm by Rev Litterel of Randolph, a former pastor of the deceased, assisted by Rev Fabre, local pastor.  The burial ceremony was held at the Concord cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.

Ralph J Pomeroy, son of Jerome H and Isabelle POMEROY, was born in Allen, July 21, 1892 and died December 6, 1936, age 44 years, 4 months and 16 days.

Nov. 26, 1919 he was married to Genevieve ERWIN, to which union a daughter was born, both of whom survive him.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs Irene STEELE of Allen, and two brothers, Mark of Morris MN and Elmer of Allen, besides a large number of distant relatives and friends.

The following American Legion were pallbearers:  Guy Warner, Faye Clough, Ed Truby, Ezra Christensen, Dr Byers, Clarence Ross.

1936 May | Murder-suicide of Marlin BENSTEAD, wife (Pearl DUTTON) and 3 year old daughter in Allen.

Three Perish in Farm Fire  Rope found around neck of charred body of Nebraska man  Allen, NE.  A farm family of three members perished in flames that leveled their farm home northeast of here sometime Friday morning under mysterious circumstances.

Neighbors found the charred bodies of the trio, Marlin BENSTEAD, 35 years old; his wife, 24, and daughter, 3, and reported to Dixon county officials, who were investigating Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Benstead, it was reported, soon was to become a mother.

Those who found the bodies said that the remains of Mrs Benstead and her daughter were found on one side of what had been a room, and the body of Mr Benstead was found on the other side.  The charred remains of a rope was around the neck of Mr Benstead, and an iron bar was near his side. Because the bodies were so badly burned, a preliminary examination failed to reveal any marks of possible violence.
          
Death of 3 in Fire Probed  Murder-Suicide Theory Advanced in Allen, Neb. Tragedy Officers continued probing into the deaths of Mr and Mrs Marlin Benstead and their 3 year old daughter, Monica Rose, in a fire which destroyed their farm home early Friday morning.  The bodies were so charred that officers have been unable to rebuild the manner of death.

The rope around the neck of Marlin Benstead and the pipe found near the charred body of Mrs Benstead add credence to the theory that Mr Benstead first murdered his wife and daughter and set fire to the house before hanging himself.

The corpse of the little girl was found near (the) door of the furnace.
Officials have not yet determined when the official inquest will be held.  The bodies are being held in the Traver's funeral home here pending the inquest.

The fire was discovered about 5 am Friday but by the time neighbors arrived it was impossible to stop the progress of the flames.  The bodies were not recovered until noon, heat of the smouldering ruins preventing any search before that time.

The official inquest has been set for 4 pm Monday in the Legion hall at Allen.

Coroner's Jury to Sit in Nebraska Tragedy on Monday A coroner's jury will meet Monday to investigate circumstances surrounding the deaths of three members of the Marlin Benstead family in a blaze at their farm home near here Friday.  County authorities are working on the theory that Benstead, in a crazed condition, may have murdered his wife and 3 year old daughter, set fire to the house and then taken his own life by hanging. Mrs Benstead, whose picture taken several years ago is shown here, was said by officers to have been an expectant mother.

1937 | BROWNELL, Richard. Word reached Allen Saturday morning of the death of Richard Brownell in a Sioux City hospital that morning.  He had been confined to the hospital for three weeks suffering from pneumonia. Don Travers went to Sioux City a short time after the sad news was received and brought the remains to Allen.

The deceased had lived in the Allen vicinity and this county for over thirty-five years and has a large number of friends who are grieved at his untimely death.

Mr Brownell had been taken to the St Joseph hospital from his home south of Waterbury about three weeks ago and it was thought he was on the road to recovery.  He suffered a relapse, however, and was unable to fight it off.

Richard A Brownell, son of the late Henry H and Hattie E BROWNELL, was born May 25, 1897 at Spencer SD, and departed this life, February 13, 1937 at the St Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, after a three weeks illness of pneumonia.  At the time of his death he was 39 years, 8 months and 18 days.  At the age of fifteen years, May 11, 1913, he was confirmed into the First Lutheran Church, Allen of which he remained a member until his death.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mabel GOTCH, December 14, 1922 at Emerson, and to this union four children were born, Richard Jack, Raymond Gerald, Doris Mae and Donald Dean all at home with their mother.

Besides his devoted wife and children he leaves to mourn his departure the following six brothers and two sisters, Ralph C BROWNELL and Arthur D BROWNELL both of California, Roy A BROWNELL of Orchard, Cleo M BROWNELL of Allen, Jesse B BROWNELL of Sioux City, Iowa, Jay H BROWNELL of California, Mrs Nellie H ELLIS of Allen, and Mrs Leona M GOTCH of Waterbury, and a number of other relatives and friends.  One brother Bert Henry along with his parents preceded him in death.

He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Allen.
Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church, Allen, Tuesday, February 16, 1937 at 2 o'clock pm, conducted by the pastor, Rev F L Cress.  Interment in the Springbank cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our many friends for their kind acts and sympathy shown our beloved husband and father and our brother, during his illness and for the floral tokens, also assistance rendered during the last sad rites.  Mrs Mabel BROWNELL and Children, Brothers and Sisters and their Families.

1938 | BENSTEAD, Mrs Fred. Word was received Sunday morning of the death that day of Mrs Fred BENSTEAD at her home in Worthington MN.  Mr and Mrs Rudolph SCHROEDER,  Mrs Robert ELLIS and Mr and Mrs A M LANSER left at once for Worthington, Mr LANSER returning to Allen that evening.

The funeral services were held at Worthington Tuesday.  Mrs BENSTEAD is well known in Dixon county, having spent all her life here until a few years ago when she moved with her family to Minnesota.  She is survived by her husband two sons, Harold and Harlow.

1938 | GREEN, Elnora Isabella, daughter of Ellen and Arlington GREEN, was born on a farm near Martinsburg NE, October 14, 1879, and passed away at her home in Waterbury on the 12th day of June, 1938, at the age of 58 years, 7 months and 28 days.  She grew to young womanhood in the vicinity of Martinsburg, then moved with her parents to Allen, a year later moving to Waterbury, where she spent the remainder of her life.

She worked in the service of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co for 22 years.  She had been a member of the Waterbury camp of Royal Neighbors of America for seventeen years.

She leaves to mourn her departure, two sisters, Mrs FL CHOWN of Pacific City WA, and Mrs Ed CASEY of Martinsburg, an uncle, D O SAYRE and his daughter, Mrs Eunice HIGGINS, both of Waterbury, and a host of other relatives and friends.
          
Card of Thanks:  We take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all our friends for expressions of sympathy and kindnesses shown us during the recent demise of Elnora GREEN and for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs Jennie CASEY and family, D O SAYRES, Mrs Eunice HIGGINS family.

1938 | BENNETT, Merle Lloyd Bennett, son of Sylvia BENNETT, was born at Allen May 17, 1936.  He was baptised by Rev Carlyon while in the hospital at Omaha, where he passed away after a lingering illness, September 10, 1938, at the age of two years, three months and 24 days.  Leaving to mourn his passing his mother, and grandfather, Joe BENNETT, and many loving friends.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran church at Allen, Tuesday at 2 pm, conducted by Rev Foster L Cress.  Travers Funeral Home directing.  Interment in Allen Springbank cemetery.

1938 | TROTH, Everett Milton "Dode" Troth, services were held September 26 from the Waterbury M E church with Rev R E Daughetee officiating. Burial was made in Allen cemetery.

Mr Troth died after an illness of years which kept him incapicitated from work.  He was employed at the Hart & Knerl garage in 1922-23, later removing to Waterbury where he had lived until about a year ago.
          
Everett Milton Troth was born April 11, 1896, at Albaton, Iowa, and passed away September 24, 1938, at the home of his uncle, James HENNUM of Sloan, Iowa, at the age of 42 years, 4 months and 13 days.
          
He was united in marriage to Frances M GOODELL, August 22, 1923.  To this union one child was born, Phyllis Elaine.  Surviving besides his widow and daughter, are his mother, Mrs Guy BOMBAR, his step father, Guy BOMBAR of Martinsburg, and four brothers, Roy W of Allen, Glen F of Ashton ID, Ralph D of Alhambra CA and Lester M of Dixon.

His father, William C TROTH, preceded him in death in 1908.  In 1928 he was stricken with sleeping sickness, and due to this a form of paralysis, he was made an invalid for practically eleven years.  Throughout this time he has been kind, patient and cheerful, never complaining of his affliction.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly assisted us during our hour of sorrow.  Also for all expressions of sympathy.  Mrs Frances TROTH and Phyllis, Mr and Mrs Guy BOMBAR, Mr and Mrs Roy TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Glen TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Ralph TROTH and family, Mr and Mrs Lester TROTH and family.

1939 | STEWART, Charles W, was born north of Jackson NE, April 6, 1870, and passed away after a long illness at his home in Allen May 12, 1939, at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 6 days.  He was the last of a family of five children  one sister, Mrs Etta WADDELL, and two brothers, Fred and George, and a half sister, Mrs Stella KILGORE, all of whom passed on before him.

His mother died when he was a very small child and his father died a few years later.  He then made his home with an aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Monroe MINTER, at Jackson.  On Feb 24, 1898, he was united in marriage to Percha McAFEE of Elk Valley.  To this union six children were born.  A daughter, Hazel, preceded him in death in 1910.
          
Surviving him are, his widow; two sons, Walter and Mahlon of Waterbury; three daughters, Mrs Julian JACOBSON of Kingsburg CA, Mrs Willia WHEATLEY of Los Angeles CA, Mrs Clair ALLEN of Cocord NE, also twenty grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the M E church at Allen.  Rev Clem of Rosalie conducted the service, assisted by Rev EJ Dewey, who read the chapter and offered prayer.  Burial was in East View cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Travers Funeral Home.

1940 | HERRICK, George Wendell, born in Waterbury, Nebraska October 5, 1925 and passed away at Lincoln, Nebraska, November 8, 1940 at the age of 15 years, 1 month and three days.
          
He was stricken with infantile paralysis August 20 at McGregor Minnesota and was in the hospital at Duluth, Minnesota until October 29 when he was taken to the Orthopedic hospital in Lincoln.  He was brave and courageous through much suffering trusting always in his Master's care.
          
About two years ago he joined the Waterbury Methodist Church.

Left to mourn his departure are the father and mother, Mr and Mrs CW HERRICK, two sisters Mrs Rubel HUTCHINGS and Mrs Laurence BENTON, the grandmother, Mrs Anna L HERRICK, three nephews and many other relatives and friends. See Article below

Waterbury Boy in Iron Lung at Duluth, MN - George Wendell Herrick, 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs Wesley Herrick of Waterbury, is in an "Iron Lung" at St Lukes Hospital, Duluth Minnesota due to Infantile Paralysis.
          
He was on a fishing trip at Warner's Camp in McGregor, Minnesota with his brother in law and sister, Mr and Mrs Rubel Hutchings when the sickness occurred. The young boy was taken to the hospital August 20, in a critical condition.  Rubel Hutchins and family returned Saturday evening and said he was getting along much better.
          
Mr and Mrs Wesley Herrick are in Duluth at the present time.  Their address is 905 East 2nd Street, in care of Miss Vick, Duluth, MN.

Iron Lung is Sought for Polio Victim  An appeal for an iron lung which will permit a Nebraska boy, ill with infantile paralysis to come home, was made Saturday through the office of Governor Cochran.
          
The boy is George Henrick, 15, son of Wesley Henick of Waterbury, Dixon county.

George, vacationing in Minnesota during the summer was stricken with infantile paralysis and taken to St Luke's hospital in Duluth two months ago.

Dr J McKnee, superintendent of the hospital who telephoned the governor's office Saturday, explained the youth has made sufficient recovery to permit him to return home provided a lung is made available for his use 12 hours each day.
          
Dr McKnee added that his long distance efforts to acquire a lung for the boy's use have been unavailing. The superintendent added that arrangements have been made whereby the railroads bringing George home will provide a lung for his use on the train. The railroad respirator, however, cannot be left at Waterbury.
          
Otho K DeVilbiss, secretary to the governor, said he would ask the Nebraska State Medical society and the Red Cross to lend aid in efforts to supply the request.

George Herrick Arrives at the Orthopedic  George Herrick of Waterbury, 15, reached Orthopedic hospital 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, after an ambulance ride from Duluth, a distance of 600 miles. He was in pretty fair condition on arrival was said at the hospital.
          
Herrick was stricken with infantile paralysis on Aug 31 at a Minnesota boys' camp, and has been in an iron lung a good deal of the time since. When he recovered sufficiently to be out of it for a considerable period, he was started for Lincoln with his parents, Mr and Mrs GW Herrick. They stopped both nights enroute, and left Des Moines early Tuesday on the last leg of their journey. Lincoln State Journal

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and death of our son brother and grandson.  Mr and Mrs CW Herrick, Mr and Mrs Rubel Hutchings and family, Mr and Mrs Laurence Benton and family.

1940 | BEEKLEY, Phillip Sherman, was born in Ashland, Ohio, August 23, 1867 and departed this life October 29, 1940, age 73 years, 2 months and 6 days.
          
On February 12, 1890 he was united in marriage to Laura JONES at Maxwell, Iowa and to this union were born five children, Mrs Mable HOFFMAN of Santa Monica CA, Arthur BEEKLEY of Waterbury, Mrs Dorothy PETERSON and Wm BEEKLEY both of Sioux City, Iowa and Hallie May WILCOX who with her mother preceded him in death in 1932.  Mr BEEKLEY and his bride settled in Waterbury in 1890.

On January 18, 1934 he was united in marriage to Mrs Lydia CLEVELAND who with his children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Mary BARNES and many friends who mourn his departure.
          
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and attended and supported the Methodist Church.  He was the first Depot Agent at Waterbury and has been in the grain business and operated his elevator at Waterbury for the past forty-five years.

Ca 1942 | BENSTEAD, Fay Dies in California, 28, son of Mr and Mrs Guy Benstead, died August 21, in Long Beach, California following a very brief illness.  Mr Benstead, with his parents, moved from the Allen vicinity about eighteen years ago.  The first ten years of his life were spent on farms east of Allen.  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Laurel Benstead, two sons, his parents and other relatives.

1942 | LAMM, Pervis Albert, son of Mr and Mrs William Lamm was born at Allen Nebraska, Feb 18, 1899 and passed away at his home at Newcastle, Nebraska Jan 29, 1942 at theage of 42 years 11 months and 18 days.
          
In Feb of 1918 he enlisted in the first World War, where he served 14 months overseas with his brother Everette.
          
He was a member of the American legion Post of Ponca, and also the Lutheran Church of Allen.
          
On Oct 2, 1919, he was united in marriage to Thelma Dorothy ALLEN and to this union four children were born.  Mrs Dorothy RASTEDE of Concord, Mrs Bonnie ROHAN of Mapleton, Allen LAMM of Newcastle, and Warren Harold LAMM who preceded him in death 13 years ago.
          
The early part of his married life and boyhood was spent near Allen and Ponca.  He has been living at Newcastle for the past nine years and has been working for William Breish for the last four years.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife Thelma, three children, four grandchildren, eight sisters, three brothers, his parents and a host of relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 1, 1942 at 2:30 o'clock pm at the First Lutheran Church at Allen, conducted by the pastor, Rev Foster L Cress.  Interment made at Allen Eastview Cemetery.  The Ponca American Legion Post in charge of the military burial.

Card of Thanks  We take this means of expressing our gratitude to our friends for their kindly acts and expressions of sympathy at the death of our beloved father, son and brother.  Mrs Thelma LAMM and family, Mr and Mrs W E LAMM and family.

1942 | DeLANEY, Elmer E, 75, of Waterbury, Nebraska, died Monday at Berkeley, California while visiting relatives.
          
Mr Delaney was born April 23, 1867, at Sterling Illinois and moved to Waterbury in 1869.  He married Frances THOMPSON in 1888.
          
Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs Bernard ZIMMERMAN, four sons, Dave and John of Berkley, Max of Omaha, and Raymond of Sioux City; one brother, Vernon Jacob DeLANEY of Alhambra, CA, one sister Mrs Laura FEGLEY of Bassett NE, and 24 grandchildren.
          
Mr and Mrs Delaney celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1938.
          
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Waterbury NE on Sunday Jan, 18, 1942 conducted by Rev A C Kellow of South Sioux City.  Appropriate music was rendered by the local quartet.
          
Burial took place in East View Cemetery at Allen under the direction of Mohr service.

1942 | HELIKER, Noel Leroy, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Roy HELIKER, was born March 15, 1911 on a farm near Allen NE and departed this life at Sioux City IA on Jun 15, 1942 at the age of 31 years and three months.  He had been seriously ill only about two months before his death.
          
Noel attended the public schools of Dixon County and graduated from the Allen High School with the class of 1928.
          
On January 2, 1935 he was united in marriage with Miss Esther CLEM at Dakota City NE and to this happy union were born two children, Robert Foster and Jeanette Marie.
          
Soon after graduation from high school Mr Heliker owned and operated a merchandise truck line between Sioux City and O'Neill and also owned and operated the Food Store in Allen.  For the past several years he has been employed by the Holdcroft Transportation Company as manager of their Norfolk offices, and at the time he was taken ill was in the employ of the Cook Paint Company of Sioux City, having moved to Morningside about April first.
          
Noel was converted and united with the Methodist Church early in life and some few years ago transferred his membership to the Methodist Church in Norfolk.
          
He has been a devoted husband and loving father, always a dutiful and obedient son to his father and mother.  His family ideals were always high and commendable.  Each loved one did all they could for Noel during his illness and have come to this hour of departure with reconciliation to his going home to be with God.
          
He is survived by his wife, Esther, two children, Robert and Jeanette of Sioux City, by his parents, Mr and Mrs Roy HELIKER of Allen NE and by his two brothers, Virgil and Dwight of Sioux City IA.  He is also survived by many other relatives and a host of friends at Allen, Norfolk, and Sioux City.
          
Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church in Allen NE by the pastor Rev Kent H Clifton, assisted by the Church mixed quartette consisting of Howard Gillaspie, Marvin Burgess, Mrs Arthur Fegley and Mrs L B Gifford accompanied by Mrs Clifton at the piano.  A solo One Sweetly Solemn Thought was sung by Billy Byers of Wakefield.
          
Pallbearers were Wilmer Anderson, Fred Clark, Darrow Chase, Paul Grogan, Vernon Mickou, and Melvin Shellhammer.
          
Burial took place in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sioux City.

1942 | PETERSON, Julius Peter, was born near Emerson, Nebraska on July 27, 1895 and departed this life on the farm five miles southeast of Allen, Nebraska on June 23, 1942 at the age of 46 years, 10 months, 26 days.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs Olaf PETERSON who preceded him to the great beyond.  The mother having passed away only a month ago.
          
Julius attended the public schools and prepared himself for life and its activities.  When the World war came he went into the service of his Country and for a time was located at Camp Funston.  While there he took sick and was operated upon.  From the effects of this operation he never fully recovered.
          
For a great many years he has been farming and at the time of his death was engaged in farming his home place.
          
Julius has been a member of the American Legion Floyd Gleason Post Number 131 for about twelve years.
          
He is survived by one sister, Mrs Archie NYEN of Allen NE; three brothers, Harold of Oroville WA;  Amel and Walter of Allen.  Many other relatives and a great host of friends mourn the departure of a loved one and friend to all.
          
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, June 25 at the Methodist Church of Allen NE, Rev Kent H Clifton officiating.  The mixed quartette sang two numbers and Mr Marvin Burgess rendered the solo Lead Kindly Light.          
          
Burial took place at Wakefield NE under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Allen and Ponca.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our thanks to everyone who helped in any way, for the expressions of sympathy and kindness shown during the death of our loved one.  Mr and Mrs Amel PETERSON and family, Mr and Mrs Harold PETERSON and family, Mr and Mrs Archie NYEN and family, Mr Walter PETERSON.

1942 | Reported Despondency Caused Act of Julius P PETERSON 47, of Allen took his own life about 8:15 am Tuesday, June 23, by shooting himself in the head with a 16 gauge automatic shotgun.
          
The tragedy occurred at his farm 5 miles southeast of Allen where he has been living alone since the death of his mother, Mrs Mary PETERSON, May 25.
          
On Monday June 22 he sold his farm and crop to Fay Jones, a neighbor, and Tuesday relatives were helping him to prepare for a public sale of personal property which he had planned.  Wayne Peterson, a nephew, found the body northwest of the corn crib.  It was reported that he had been despondent since his mother's death.
          
He was a World War veteran and hadn't been in good health since being honorably discharged from the Army.  He was well known in this vicinity having spent over 30 years here.
          
Dr C B Coe of Wakefield, was called and also Sheriff Sam Curry of Ponca, who acted as coroner.
          
A military funeral in charge of Floyd Gleason Post No 131 of the American Legion was held at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, Rev Kent Clifton officiating.

1943-4 | BLANK, Mrs William, 31, who died suddenly Wednesday morning May 23, funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, May 27, at 1:45 o'clock at her home south of Norfolk, and at 2:30 at the Mt Olive English Lutheran church at Norfolk, with Rev D A Gimble officiating.
          
Mrs Blank, whose maiden name was Myrtle DUTTON, daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy DUTTON, and step daughter of L L JACKSON of Allen, was born Mar 20, 1908 at Allen, where she lived with the exception of a brief stay in Wisconsin, until her marriage.  Her father died when she was 4 years old, and her mother passed away in 1929.
          
She was baptised when 12 in the Allen M E church and had affiliated with the church until she joined the Mt Olive English Lutheran church at Norfolk four years ago.
          
Besides her husband and step father she is survived by a sister, Mrs Ross ATKINS of Sumner WA, and a half brother, Rodney JACKSON of Caldwell ID, a half sister, Mrs James MATHEANY of Wayne, and two step brothers, Ben JACKSON of Allen and Henry JACKSON of MA. 
          
Burial was in the new Lutheran cemetery at Norfolk.

1943 | CHASE, William E, was born at Hesper, Iowa, April 11, 1863.  He moved with his parents to Clay County Iowa in 1870, where he lived until 1883, when he moved to Dixon County NE.  On Dec 15, 1885 he was united in marriage to Ellen Ada FAWCETT at Decorah, Iowa.  To this union was born three children, Clinton of Allen, Minnie, who died at Torrington, Wyoming on Oct 3, 1922, Beulah ISOM of Inkster, Michigan.
          
After their marriage they came to Springbank, which later became Allen. They lived on a farm 4 ½  miles south and east of Allen for 28 years, then moving to Allen where Ellen died on Nov 23, 1937.  He still made his home on the place with Clinton, until the time of his death on Aug 21, 1943, at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 10 days.
          
He was a birthright member of the Friends, to which he was devoted and faithful.
          
He leaves to mourn his departure 2 children, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, besides many friends.

1943 | WILLIAMS MILLER, Virginia Mae, daughter of Ora and Beulah WILLIAMS, was born May 8, 1920 at Waterbury, and died at Inkester, Michigan Sept 15, 1943.
          
Her father died in 1927.  Her mother married Joe ISOM and a few years ago they moved to Inkster, Michigan. Virginia was married to Charles F MILLER on July 18, 1942 at Inkster. She leaves her husband, mother, step father and two sister, Mrs Artie VON MINDEN of Waterbury and Brenita WILLIAMS of Inkster, and an infant baby and many loved ones at Allen.

1943 | EWING, Oliver P, son of John and Martha EWING, was born in Richland County WI, June 14, 1860, and died at the home of his son, Clair, at Waterbury, on Oct 26, 1943, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 12 days.
          
On Feb 11, 1883 he was united in marriage to Martha O JACKSON, and to this union were born four children, 3 boys and 1 girl, Clair and Leonard of Waterbury, and Everett of Lohrville IA, and Mrs George BOCK of Allen.
          
In 1886 they moved to Knox County and in 1898 to Kansas, and then in 1903 they moved to Garfield County NE.  In 1907 they moved to Dixon County, residing near Allen the remainder of his life.
          
He and his wife were converted in the Friends meeting in Knox County. 
His wife preceded him in death several years ago.  Besides the children he leaves to mourn his departure 12 grandchildren, of whom three are in the service of their country; 9 great grandchildren and host of friends to mourn his loss.

Card of Thanks  We wish to sincerely thank those who so kindly remembered us in the death of our father.  Leonard EWING, Everett EWING and family, Clair EWING and family, Mrs Geo BOCK and family, Mr and Mrs LA BROWN.

1943 | DAVEY, Frank P, 73 died in a Sioux City hospital Wed, Aug 25, after a brief illness.  Mr Davey was born July 18, 1870, in Wisconsin and came to Nebraska in 1873.
          
For several years he was associated with his father, the late JM DAVEY, in the mercantile and livestock business, but in later years had been  in the insurance business.
          
Mr Davey was one of the original members of the Dixon County Draft Board, serving in that capacity diligently and faithfully, until his death.  He was also active in many civic and county enterprises, and was well known throughout northeast Nebraska for his progressive attitude.
          
In 1899 he was married to Miss Pearl SKEEN of Wayne NE, who died Jan 1, 1933.
          
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Raymond DeLANEY of Sioux City, and Mrs Al FELBINGER of Chicago; three sons, Joe DAVEY of Sioux City, Jim of Hollywood CA, and John in the armed forces in Sicily; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Joe and Harry of Ponca, Homer of Strafford MO and Dan of Jackson; and three sisters, Mrs W D McCARTHY, Mrs O N KNERL and Miss Florence DAVEY, all of Ponca.
          
Funeral services were held in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev P R Kelly officiating.  Burial was in South Creek cemetery directed by Mohr's Funeral Home.

Card of Thanks  We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and sympathy, extended us during our recent bereavement.  M/M Raymond DeLANEY, M/M Al FELBINGER, M/M Joe DAVEY, M/M Jim DAVEY, Pfc and Mrs John E DAVEY.

1943 | GOODELL, Mrs Marguerite, of Waterbury, services were held at the M E Church there, Thursday, January 28, at 2 pm, Rev Kent Clifton officiating.  Burial was in the Allen cemetery, under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Marguerite Eldora GOODALE was born Oct 17, 1863, at Oakfield in Audubon County IA.  She passed away on January 24, 1943 at her home in Waterbury, at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 1 week.
          
In early childhood she affiliated with the Evangelical Church in Atlantic, Iowa where her membership still remains. In later years she came with her parents, Edith and Almon GOODALE to Burt County Nebraska.  On Oct 3, 1882 she was united in marriage to Frank C GOODELL of Lyons Nebraska, who preceded her death in 1935. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive:  Mrs Irene HOWARD of Whitney NE, Mrs Gertrude CHRISTENSEN of Lyons, Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury, Mrs Mayme EWING of Waterbury, Mrs Frances TROTH of Omaha; six grandchildren, Mrs Geraldine SMITH of Red Bluff CA, Verle GOODELL of Ponca, Mrs Vernagail ROGERS of Lyons, Lavern GOODELL of Waterbury, Phyllis TROTH of Omaha, Naomi HOWARD of Whitney, and three great grandchildren, one sister and one brother, who reside in California.

Card of Thanks  We take this means of thanking the many friends and neighbors who so kIndly assisted us during our recent bereavement.  The GOODELL Family

1944 | FLETCHER, Edward Harry, son of M/M Joseph Lawrence FLETCHER, was born Aug 18, 1905 at Keokuk, IA where he spent the first 21 years of his life.  Mr Fletcher quietly passed away at his home in Allen, on Thur, Feb 19, at about 10:30 pm following an illness of a few weeks, at the age of 38 years, 5 months, and 29 days.  About 17 years ago he came to Sioux City, IA where he met and was united in marriage to Miss Ina Lydia KARNES on Jan 31, 1929 and to this union two children were born, Gene Edward and Donna Rae, both at home with their mother.
          
He was a member of the Masonic order belonging to the Golden Rule Lodge No 236 of Allen.  For the past few years he has been a member of the Allen Fire Department.  Early in life he was baptized into the Christian Faith in the Methodist Church.  At the time of his departure he and Mrs Fletcher were members of the First Lutheran Church in Allen.  He was Church School treasurer and vice president of the Lutheran Brotherhood in the church.  For the past seven years he has operated a shoe and harness repair shop in Allen.
          
He leaves besides his aged parents, his wife and children, two sisters of Keokuk IA, Mrs Bennie CROWELL and Mrs William WALKER, along with many other relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held Sun, Feb 20 at 2 o'clock at the First Lutheran Church in Allen, conducted by the pastor, Rev Foster L Cress.  Misses Vandlyn Blatchford and Rachel Kingston sang Victor Herbert's Ah Sweet Mystery of Life and the Springbank quartett consisting of Joe McAfee, Dale Benton, Harry Roberts and Walter Ellis sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.  Miss Eleanor Martin was pianist for the service and played at the opening and closing, selections, all of which Mr Fletcher had played on his violin at various entertainments in the Allen community and surrounding territory.
          
Interment was made in the Concord cemetery, under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks  To the ladies of the Lutheran Church and to our many friends and neighbors we extend our thanks for their kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent bereavement.  Mrs Ina FLETCHER, Gene and Donna Rae, Mrs Mary CROWELL, M/M Robert KARNES, M/M Dea KARNES, M/M Joe M KARNES, M/M RF KARNES, Pvt and Mrs Ronald HUETIG.

1944 | BUXTON, Vida Elizabeth, daughter of Mr and Mrs George W HOLMES, was born near Allen on May 1, 1901 and departed this life at her home in Allen on May 13, 1944 at the age of 43 years and 12 days.
          
All of her life was spent in this community, where she made many friends, who will miss her.
          
She was married to Harry M BUXTON on Feb 8, 1922, at Sioux City and to this union three children were born.
          
Mrs Buxton united with the Methodist church during the pastorate of Rev J H Hard and renewed her vows in 1943.  She was a faithful and loyal member of the church and trusted her Lord fully.
          
She is survived by her husband, Harry M BUXTON, and three sons, Marcus, Vincent and Orvil, all of Allen.  She is also survived by four brothers, Elmer of Omaha, Alfred of Rockford IL, Leslie of Allen, and Orvil of Glendale CA, one sister, Zadie passed away when she was seventeen years of age.  The parents of MrsBuxton are both deceased.  She leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Allen on May 16, conducted by Rev KH Clifton.  Music was furnished by Miss Mildred Steele, and Mrs Gail Goodell, with Mrs Clifton at the piano.  Burial was in Eastview cemetery under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our recent bereavement.  Harry BUXTON, Marcus, Vincent and Orville, M/M Leslie HOLMES, Elmer HOLMES.

1944 | FEGLEY, James Oren, youngest son of Jacob and Susan FEGLEY, was born Nov 4, 1860, at Des Moines IA, and departed this life at the home of his son, John in Allen, on Feb 20, 1944, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 10 days.
          
His early youth was spent with his parents at Des Moines IA.  Later they came to Jackson, thence locating on a homestead on the land which now forms a part of Plainview NE.  When Mr Fegley was 18 years of age, the family settled south of Waterbury.  These were hard times.  Drouth and grasshoppers took their toll, but Mr Fegley would not be defeated.  He helped build the railroad through Allen and also from Emerson to Norfolk.  These early pioneer experiences made him a man of strength, and his vigor carried him through to financial victory in extensive farming operations.
          
He was united with Arabelle TUTTLE in marriage on Mar 31, 1887.  To this union were born 3 sons, John and Arthur of Allen and Irvin of Sioux City, and five daughters, Mrs Clyde GOODELL of Waterbury, Mrs Harry SPRINGER of Rosemead CA, Mrs Earl EMRY and Mrs Merle WHITE of Allen.  One child passed away in infancy.
          
Mr Fegley was preceded in death by his wife Arabelle, on July 31, 1936.  Since his wife passed away, Mr Fegley has made his home with his children.
          
Mr Fegley is survived by his immediate family, and two sisters, Mrs Sophie STINGER of Mobridge SD, and Mrs Susan CAULK of Allen, also by twenty four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
          
Brother Fegley will be missed not only by his family, but by many other relatives and a great host of friends throughout this section of the state.
          
Mr Fegley remained a member of the Allen Methodist Church through the years, and it was in his home church that the funeral services were conducted by Rev Kent H Clifton on Feb 24, 1944.  Appropriate music was furnished by the Springbank male quartet.  Mrs Harold Ward rendered a beautiful solo, Mrs Clifton officiated at the piano.
          
Burial was made in the Eastview cemetery, the mortal remains being carried to the final resting place by the grandsons.  Interment took place under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary at Allen.

Card of Thanks  We wish to take this means of expressing our sincere thanks to WSCS for serving lunch; for those who gave flowers and bestowed their sympathy and acts of kindness on us at the time of the death of our father.  M/M Clyde GOODELL, M/M Earl EMRY, M/M Ervin FEGLEY, M/M Merle WHITE, M/M Harry SPRINGER, M/M Arthur FEGLEY, M/M John FEGLEY.

1944 | LAWRITSON, Glenn N, a first lieutenant in the Untied States Army, died on Aug 11, 1944, at the Brooke General Hospital, Ft Sam Houston, San Antonia, (sic) TX at the age of 44 years, 7 moths and 5 days. His death was the result of a cancer of the stomach. He had been confined to the hospital and his home in San Antonia (sic) since the first part of May 1944.
          
Mr Lawritson was born on Jan 6, 1900 at Holbrook NE, later moving with his parents to Allen.  He was graduated from the Allen high school in 1918.  He attended the Wayne State Teachers College at Wayne, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree there.  After receiving his Master of Arts degree at the University of Chicago, he remained for two years of additional work in the graduate school.
          
From 1921 to 1926 he served the various capacities of teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of the Allen Public schools.
          
On Nov 6, 1935 he was united in marriage to Helen Mae BALLARD of Fargo ND.
          
Survivors are his wife of San Antonia, his parents, Mr and Mrs Mark LAWRITSON of Salem NE, and one brother Orval, also of Salem.  Military funeral services were held Aug 15, from the Post Chapel, Ft Sam Houston.  Interment was made in the Ft Sam Houston National cemetery.

1944 | ELGERT, Delmar Henry, was born May 18, 1925 to Mr and Mrs Henry ELGERT at Waterbury.  He graduated from the Waterbury high school with the class of 1942. On Oct 16, 1943 he was inducted into the US Army Service with the 12th infantry and was sent overseas in April 1944. On July 5, 1944 he was killed in action in France. He is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Henry ELGERT, two sisters, Dorothy Mae and Margaret of Waterbury and one brother, Bernard, who is serving with the armed forces in France.  Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct 8 and were conducted by the American Legion Post of Allen.

Pvt Delmer H ELGERT, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Elgert of Waterbury, reported slightly wounded in action July 5 in France, was killed in action on that date, according to a message received by the parents.  He was serving with the infantryhe attended Waterbury consolidated school where he was outstanding in athletics. As a boy he carried the Sioux City Journal here several years.

Memoral Services for Delmar ELGERT were held on Sunday in Waterburydied from wounds received in battles at war over seas.  The American Legion Post of Allen was in charge of the services.  Rev Cress, Rev Tyler and Rev Clifton assisted with the service.  Music was furnished by the Springbank male quartette accompanied by Miss Mary Ellis. A large number of people from Allen were in attendance.

1944 | BOCK, Pvt Floyd S, son of Mr and Mrs George Bock, was born Nov 2, 1924 near Allen, where he was reared and attended school.  On Sept 14, 1943 he entered the army and left for overseas duty in April 1944, and died on Dec 1, 1944, from wounds received in action in France following eight months of overseas duty. Floyd, at the time of his death, was serving with the Medical Detachment 315 Inf. 79 Division somewhere in France.
          
He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and father of Allen; two sisters, Mrs Florence DeGRAFF of Danbury IA, and Lois of Allen; three brothers, Fay serving in the armed forces somewhere in New Guinea, Lloyd and Harold of Allen and three little nephews of Danbury IA, as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Memorial Service for Floyd L BOCK were held at the Springbank Friends church on Sunday afternoon, Feb 11Rev Grover Tyler delivered the memorial address with Rev KH Clifton and Rev Foster L Cress assisting in the service. Ezra Christensen presented the Bronze Star Citation to the family. Music was furnished by the Springbank male quartet.

1944 | CLOUGH, Floyd F. Impressive military funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon of last week in the Presbyterian church at Wakefield for Floyd F CLOUGH, who passed away Oct 14 in a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness following heart attacks. Interment was in Wakefield cemetery.

1944 | ELLIS, John William was born at Allen, March 31, 1888 and passed away on September 26, 1944 at his home in Caldwell, Idaho.  He was the son of Phineas F ELLIS and Jennie BENSTEAD Ellis. He grew to manhood in this vicinity and attended the public schools here.
          
On September 6, 1916 he was united in marriage with Grace Belle LAMM.  To this union were born three children, Mrs Bernita BARNEY, Berdine and Billy ELLIS all of Caldwell.
          
Mr Ellis was a prominent farmer in Nebraska until 1942, when he and his family moved to Caldwell, Idaho.  At this time he and his family transferred their membership from the Friends Church at Allen to the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell.
          
He was a good neighbor, a kind loving father and husband, and respected by all who knew him.
          
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his immediate family, one sister, Mrs Blanche JONES of Allen and a host of relatives and friends.

1944 | STONE, Nettie Elizabeth was born at Allen on February 17, 1910 and passed away at the St Joseph hospital in Omaha on December 27, 1944. Mrs Stone spent her girlhood around Allen, having attended the Allen schools.  She was united in marriage to David STONE of Omaha on November 10, 1937.
          
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, David STONE of Omaha, her mother, Mrs Jennie KINGSTON of Allen; three sisters, Mrs Faye JONES of Allen, Mrs Marvin TRIGGS of Santa Barbara CA, Isabelle KINGSTON of San Francisco; four brothers, Roy KINGSTON of South Sioux City, Dick and Jim KINGSTON of Allen.
          
Her body was laid to rest in West Lawn cemetery at Omaha.

1944 | SMITHEY, George Walker, 54, of Ponca, passed away in St Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City, at 11:30 pm December 21, 1944, after an illness of several weeks.
          
Mr Smithey was born in Gibbon, Nebraska, August 26, 1890 and was the son of the late James H and Elizabeth WALKER Smithey of Kearney.  He was married December 26, 1913 to Miss Esther C SWANSON.  To this union were born three children, Helen Aileen Snyder of Los Angeles, California, George SMITHEY, Junior, US Navy somewhere in the South Pacific, and Lt Wayne H SMITHEY now stationed at Quantico, Virginia.
          
Mr Smithey was an active member of the Methodist Church, had served on the Ponca school board, and as president of the Ponca Commercial Club.  He helped organize the volunteer fire department of Ponca, and continued later, as an honorary member of the organization.  He was also a member of the Ponca Masonic lodge.
          
His entire business life, with the exception of ten years spent with the Union pacific Railroad, has been devoted to the electric power business, starting first with the Kearney Light and Power company.  He came to Ponca in 1931 as district manager for the Nebraska Public Service Company, in which position he remained, until the sale of that company's properties to the Consumers Public Power District in 1941.  At that time he was made head of personnel in the Missouri Valley Division of Consumers Public Power District, which position he held at the time of his death.
          
Mr Smithey's life was given to his family, home and friends in Ponca.  He was a devoted husband and father, and a loyal friend.  The well being of his home, family and friends always came first with him, and he found beauty and satisfaction in performing the everyday tasks which were a vital part of his life.
          
In both his business and social life, Mr Smithey made numerous friends. In the days to come, he will be sorely missed by his community, family and friends.
          
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Esther; a daughter, Mrs Lawrence SNYDER; two sons, George SMITHEY, Junior, and Wayne H SMITHEY; and 4 grandchildren; one brother, J Horace SMITHEY of Washington DC and two sisters, Miss Marjorie E SMITHEY of Cody WY and Miss Edith SMITHEY of Kearney NE.
          
Funeral services were held Sunday Dec 24 at 2:00 pm in the Ponca Methodist church, Rev Robert Forrester, pastor, officiating.  The body was taken to Kearney Sunday afternoon for services and burial on Christmas Day, Dec 25, 1944. Arrangements were in charge of Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the many friends who have been an ever present help during the illness and the passing of the one we loved.  Mrs Geo SMITHEY and Wayne, Mr and Mrs Geo SMITHEY Jr and family, Mr and Mrs Lawrence SNYDER and family.

1944 | HUTCHINGS, Lyman, son of Mary and William HUTCHINGS, was born in Nashville IL, Sept 22, 1876, and died at his home in Allen, Mar 7, 1944, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 14 days. His father and mother together with two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.
          
In the fall of 1887 he, together with his parents, brothers, and sisters and other relatives came to NE in a covered wagon.  After a few months they settled in Dixon County.  Here Lyman grew to manhood.  When a young boy, he was baptized and united with the Baptist Church.
          
On Jan 26, 1898 he was united in marriage to Helen Grace WARD.  To this union were born three children, John and Rubel of Allen, and Mrs Genevieve BOALS of Dakota City.  For a good many years Lyman was a Sunday School teacher and faithful worker in the Springbank Church. 
He was a member of the local Masonic lodge.

About 1932 he together with his wife and children were united with the Methodist Church in Allen.  He has been a kind, loving husband and father and a friend to many.
          
Left to mourn his passing are the widow, his sons, daughter, eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Frank BEITH of Allen, on brother, Clarence HUTHCHINGS of Abilene TX, and a host of relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were conducted on Thur, Mar 9, 1944 at the Methodist Church in Allen, by Rev Kent H Clifton.  The music was furnished by Mrs Dorothy Engel and Mrs Eldred Smith with Mrs Lois Clifton at the piano.
          
The floral offerings were many and beautiful and were a wonderful token of the esteem in which Mr Hutchings was held by the people of this section of the state.
          
The mortal remains were laid to rest in East View cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Allen.

Card of Thanks  To the ladies of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, to the lodges, singers, our many friends and neighbors and for the beautiful floral offerings we want to extend our heartfelt thanks.  Their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement will never be forgotten.  Mrs Grace HUTCHINGS, M/M John HUTCHINGS and family, M/M Rubel HUTCHINGS and family, M/M Ralph BOALS and family.

1944 | MULLETT, George (?) Wesley, services held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Allen. He was a son of John and Alta MULLETT and was born at Blair NE, Aug 28, 1898 and departed this life at his home in Laurel on Nov 6, 1944, at the age of 46 years, 2 moths and 8 days.

He came to Allen with his parents when he was a lad of 4 years. He attended the Allen Public Schools and had spent most of his life in this community.  On Oct 6, 1920 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary VAN DEWALKER at Brighton CO. Later the couple located at Allen.  To this union four children were born, James Eugene and Bonnie Jean ages 13 and 10 survive their father.  Two girls passed away in infancy.
Mr Mullett had not been in the best of health for about 5 years although his sudden death was a shock to his family and friends. The family affiliated with the Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife Mary, two children, James and Bonnie of Laurel; two brothers, Roy and William of Allen and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev E A Kiel of Laurel Methodist Church. Appropriate music was furnished by Mrs Robert Steel and Mrs Roy Heliker with Miss Laura Pomeroy at the piano. Burial was made in the family lot in Eastview cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

1944 | Former Café Owner Dies in California Mr and Mrs A M JOHNSON received a telegram on Wed, Nov 8, stating that Jack GAUGHRAN had died very suddenly in Alhambra CA.  Jack and his brother, Pat GAUGHRAN, who has recently made residence in Wakefield, were owners and proprietors of a large café in Allen for approximately 14 years and therefore will be remembered by people of Allen and vicinity.

1944 | BERGERSON, George Henry services, 35, who died suddenly Friday morning, July 7, 1944, following an explosion at the Hart & Knerl garage, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at Mohr's Chapel and at 2 o'clock in Salem Lutheran Church, Rev Foster Cress of Allen, officiating. Burial was in Ponca cemetery, directed by Mohr's Mortuary.

George Henry BERGERSON was born Dec 16, 1908, at LeMars IA.  From there, in 1915, he moved near Madison SD, with his parents.  He has resided in Ponca since July 1933.  On Dec 22, 1933, he was married to Maude PUTNAM at Madison SD.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, being a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Ponca since July 12, 1936.
Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Darlene, Velma, Norma and Doris; one son, Richard; his parents, Mr and Mrs W A BERGERSON of Madison SD, five sister, Mrs Bernice OLTMAN of Colton SD, Mrs Margaret WARREN of Sioux Falls SD, Mrs Lorraine WARNER of Los Angeles CA, Regina and Ellen of Santa Cruz CA; three brothers, Fred of Madison SD, Marvin at Ft Jackson SC, and Norman at Camp Barkeley TX; and a host of friends.

Card of Thanks  We want to sincerely thank all our many friends of their sympathy and kindness; for the flowers and liberal contributions during this time of bereavement.  Mrs Maude BERGERSON and family, Mr and Mrs W A BERGERSON and family.

1945 | INGALL, Mrs Esther Iona, daughter of Elijah and Clara ROBERTS was born Sept 17, 1909 at Allen and departed this life to be with her Savior on Nov 28, 1945, at the Tracy Hospital, at the age of 36 years, 2 months and 11 days.

She grew to young womanhood in the Springbank community and attended the Springbank rural school and Allen high school.

She was united in marriage to Fay TUNING and to this union was given one son, Merlyn.

On Oct 19, 1935 she was united in marriage to Merrill G INGALLS (sic) of Slayton MN, and to this union was given 3 sons, Gayland, Lauren and Ronald who was born a short time before her death.

She was a member of the Springbank Friends church at Allen until she joined the Lake Wilson Methodist church and later together with her husband and son Merlyn joined the West Brook Baptist church. 

She was a faithful and willing worker and always interested in the work of her Savior. She was a devoted wife and loving mother until her untimely death.

She leaves to mourn her departure besides her immediate family, one sister Ruth, Mrs Maynard INGALLS (sic) of Westbrook MN and brothers, Jasper and Chester, both of Allen, 2 half sisters, Dora, Mrs Albert FORNEY of Oroville WA, and Hazel, Mrs John WRIGHT of Holtville CA, and 5 half brothers, Wilbur of Caldwell ID, Cyrus and Earl of Oroville WA, Elmer of Hotchkiss CO, and Harry of Allen, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Springbank church at Allen at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, Dec 2. Mrs Clarence Emry, Mrs Dale Benton, Joe McAfee and Walter Ellis furnished the vocal music with Miss Mary Elllis at the piano. Pallbearers were Dale and Chester Benton, Marvin Ellis, Dale Emry, Russell Roberts and Vern Jones. Interment was made in the Springbank cemetery with Rev Grover A Tyler conducting the service.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our deep appreciation to the ladies of the Springbank church who so thoughtfully prepared and served dinner for us on the funeral day of our loved one, Mrs INGALL.  Also we wish to thank all who so thoughtfully gave floral offerings for the funeral.  Merrill  INGALL, Merlyn, Gayln (sic), Lauren and Ronald, M/M Maynard INGALL and family, M/M Harry ROBERTS, M/M Jasper ROBERTS and son, M/M Chester ROBERTS and family.

1945 | STENWALL, Florence Marie, was born Feb 3, 1936 near Allen and passed away at the St Joseph Hospital in Sioux City on Mar 20, 1945 at the age of 9 years, 1 month and 17 days.

She is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs Lee STENWALL, three brothers, Kenneth, who is in the armed forces in the Philippines, Leonard and David and one sister, Evelyn all at home; a grandfather, John L STENWALL of Concord. She also leaves to mourn her loss many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a member of the fourth grade class of the Waterbury Public school and a member of the Junior class of the American Union Sunday school in Waterbury.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Mar 22 at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev Foster L Cress, pastor of the Allen Lutheran church assisted by Rev Ernest Nelson of Wausa. Music was furnished by the Allen Springbank quartette. Interment was made in the Concord cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our most sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted us in our sorrow by their kind deeds, words and flowers.  God Bless You.  M/M Lee STENWALL, Pvt Kenneth E STENWALL, Leonard, David and Evelyn.

1945| WOODS, Marian A, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ellisha WISEMAN, was born June 19, 1872 in Little Sioux IA and departed this life at Ponca NE, on April 20, 1945 at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 1 day.
          
She was united in marriage with Mr William WOODS when she was 15 years of age and enjoyed a long and happy married life.

To this union two children were born. One child passed away early in life. Mrs Woods is survived by her daughter Mrs Dolly ADAMS of Waterbury.

The family made their home in Waterbury at various times for the past 25 years, having lived on the farm and in Sioux City some years before coming to Waterbury.
          
Mrs Woods is also survived by her husband and several relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev Kent Clifton at the Methodist church in Waterbury on Monday, April 23, 1945.  Music was provided by Mrs R J Steele and Mrs R F Heliker with Mrs Josie Hill at the piano. Burial was made in Eastview at Allen, under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

1945 | JAYNE, Milton A was born at Hoboken NJ on Oct 18, 1865 and died at his home in Allen Mar 30, 1945 at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 12 days.  On Mar 23, 1898 he was united in marriage to Eva J GOSHERT at Middle Spring PA.  Later he and his wife came to NE where for the past 37 years they have made their home in the Waterbury and Allen territory.
          He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church in Allen and a regular attendant of Sunday school and church.  He is survived by his wife and two cousins.  He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and a host of friends.
          Funeral services were held Monday, April 2 in the Methodist Church with Rev Kent Clifton in charge.  The music was provided by Mrs Josie Hill at the piano and Mrs Roy Heliker, Mrs Robert Steele, Howard Gillaspie and HB Bones singing.  Pallbearers were:  Rodney Snyder, Frank Beith, WT Connell, EL Truby, George Chase and JH Allen.  There were a number of beautiful floral offerings.
          Burial took place in East View under the direction Mohr's Mortuary.

Card of Thanks - We wish to take this means of expressing our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly remembered us with kind deeds, card and flowers during the recent illness and death of our husband and cousin.  Mrs Eva JAYNE, M/M Joe JENSEN.

1945 | NOE, Mrs George, Alma Blanche CLEVELAND was born at Waukon IA, Sept 6, 1865.  All that loving hearts and willing hands could do could not keep this loved mother here and she departed from this life Jan 4, 1945, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 28 days.
          
When a small child she moved with her parents to a farm in Dixon County, near Waterbury, where she grew to womanhood.

On December 17, 1888 she was united in marriage to George W NOE.  They resided on a farm west of Waterbury until 1923. They then moved to Waterbury where she spent the remainder of her life.

To this union nine children were born, a daughter and son preceding her in death. Her husband and all the children were at her bedside during her last illness.  Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, Mrs Ida LUHR, Mrs Laura HANSEN and Blanche; four sons, Dana of Sioux City, Bryan and Milo of Waterbury, and Donald of Sioux City; two brothers, Morey CLEVELAND of Randolph and Mell CLEVELAND of Dakota City.  Also sixteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  She was a charter member of Royal Neighbor lodge at Waterbury.
          
Funeral services were held at Waterbury Methodist Church on Monday conducted by Rev Kent Clifton. The Springbank church male quartet sang three numbers.  Interment took place in East View cemetery at Allen.

1945 | ELLIS, Hannah Jane, daughter of Peter and Martha MORGAN, was born in Dakota County NE, near Jackson, on Mar 10, 1860 and passed away at her home in Allen Fri morning, April 20, 1945, at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 10 days.
          
She grew to womanhood in the community where she was born, and at the age of 18 years was united in marriage to Enos ELLIS, who preceded her in death in 1922. To this union nine children were born, two dying in infancy and one daughter, Mabel, passing from this life in 1924. 
          
Soon after their marriage they moved to Dixon County, living southeast of Allen on their farm for about 45 years. Here Mr Ellis died, Mrs Ellis later moving to Allen, where with her daughter, Mary, she has since resided.
          
She leaves behind to mourn her loss, one brother, Edwin of South Sioux City; six children, Walter H of Allen, Rev Edwin of Waterloo IA, William A of Allen, Ray of Greenleaf ID, Donald of Allen and Mary ELLIS also of Allen. Besides these she leaves 22 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren as well as other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Hannah Ellis was a very ernest, sincere and devoted Christian, for many years a member of Springbank Church east of Allen, serving many years as an elder, active in the interests of the church and serving her Savior as long as health permitted. Her splendid life and counsel will be greatly missed by all.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness during the sickness and departure of our loved one.  M/M Walter ELLIS and family, M/M G Edwin ELLIS and family, M/M William ELLIS and family, M/M Ray ELLIS and family, M/M Donald ELLIS and family, Miss Mary ELLIS.

1946 | BARNES, Mrs Mary, 90, were held last Wednesday, May 22, 1946, at the Methodist church in Waterbury, Rev Grover Tyler of Springbank Friend's church, in charge.  Burial was in Eastview cemetery at Allen, under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.
          
Mrs Mary BEEKLEY WENSEL Barnes was born Sept 24, 1854 to Mr and Mrs William BEEKLEY at Pittsburg Pennsylvania, and died May 17, 1946 at the Wendel Nursing home at Wakefield, at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 7 days.  At the age of 12 years the Wensels moved to Marshall county Iowa where she spent most of her life.
          
She was married to George WENSEL at Marshalltown, Iowa June 23, 1876 in the Christian church.  After they married they moved on a farm in Melbourne, Iowa where they lived until Mr Wensel's death at St Augustine, Florida June 3, 1914 where he had gone for his health.
          
Mrs Wensel came to Waterbury in 1917 and made her home with her son P E WENSEL and daughter, Nora PIERCE, until she married George BARNES December 25, 1922 at Dakota City.  They lived in Waterbury until Mr Barnes' death in August 1932.  In recent years Mrs Barnes has lived in the Gilmer Nursing home at Ponca.
          
Two sons and two daughters preceded Mrs Barnes in death.  Surviving are three sons, Percy E  WENSEL of Upland CA, and Edward L of Shell Lake WI, and 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 nephews and 3 nieces, with a host of friends.

1946 | BROWN, William Alvin, son of William Alvin Brown and Mary Francis Brown, was born at Rulo NE December 2, 1889, and died in Sioux City IA Oct 29, 1946 at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 27 days.
 
At the age of two his parents moved to Table Rock NE where he grew to manhood and was a member of the Methodist church.
 
He was united in marriage on Jan 18, 1910 to Bertha E. KIMES. To this union ten children were born. Two sons, Loraine and Willard preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are his wife Bertha, one half brother RH LAYMAN of  Steubenville OH, three sons, Lavon of Waterbury, Lavern of Mabel OR, Robert of Pawnee City, and five daughters, Mrs Wesley HANSEN and Mrs Charles GREY of Sioux City, Mrs Carl ELDHARDT of Pasco WA, Eleanor and Shirley who are still at home, eleven grandchildren and a host of friends.
 
For the past several years he has resided at Waterbury and Allen and for 34 years he was an employee of the Burlington Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of American Railroad men and the Royal Neighbor lodge.
 
He was a kind and loving father and devoted all his time to the care and happiness of his family and friends and was always happiest when surrounded by his family.
 
Although in poor health for a number of years, he was always ready at all times to extend a helping hand, a kind word and a smile to others.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 3, 1946 at the Waterbury Methodist Church at 11 am.  Rev. Grover Tyler of Allen, in charge.  Burial was in Springbank Cemetery, under direction the Don O Mohr Mortuary.

1946 | KINGSTON, Mrs J B, Catherine Kingston passed away at her home in Wayne on Saturday, Aug 17, at the age of nearly 74 years.  Funeral services were held for her at the Methodist church in Wayne on Monday afternoon, Aug 19, with Dr Victor West and the Beckenhauer mortuary in charge.  Pallbearers were Raymond Brownell, John Bones, Herbert Bones, James Kingston, Howard Wharton, and Quentin Preston.  Burial was at the Greenwood cemetery near Wayne.
          
Catherine BONES, the second child of John and Sarah BONES, was born Sept 23, 1872 at Pleasant Plain Iowa.  She came to Nebraska with her parents in 1883 and lived near Allen most of her life.  She had lived in Wayne since 1923.

Mr Kingston was a teacher in Dixon County for a number of years. She was married to James B KINGSTON at Allen Mar 13, 1901. To them were born two daughters, Ethel, now Mrs David HILYARD of Mitchell NE and Elsie Mae at home. She leaves her daughters, three grandchildren, and one brother, Harbison BONES of Allen.
          
During her early life, Mrs Kingston attended and took part in the Friends church at Springbank. Later she and her husband joined the Methodist church at Allen. They then affiliated with the Methodist church in Wayne where they enjoyed church work as long as Mrs Kingston was able to attend.  About 12 years ago, Mrs Kingston became ill and developed complete paralysis. She had been confined to her home for several years. A kind companion the last four years was Miss Myrtle HUTCHINGS.

1946 | CONNELL, Wilma Lillian, daughter of William and Laura CONNELL, was born at Allen, Nebraska, Mar 1, 1908, and departed this life at the family home in Allen, Thursday, Aug 15, at the age of 38 years, 5 months, 14 days.
          
The years of her life have been spent in Allen, graduating from Allen high school with the class of 1927, furthering her education with two years of study at Wayne State Teachers College.
          
She was confirmed in the Lutheran church at an early age and at Easter time of this year, she chose to transfer to the Methodist church of Allen, and has been leading an active Christian life, being liberal in her gifts to the church and mission work, and at the time of her passing, was a member of the Official Board, by virtue of the action of the Quarterly Conference.
          
Wilma was a young woman loved by all who knew her and her greatest joy was in doing everything possible to make others happy.
          
She leaves to mourn her departure besides her parents, an uncle, Richard Connell; three aunts, Mrs H L PROUSE of Allen, Mrs S G JACOBY of Lincoln, and Mrs Birdella WILLIAMS of Los Angeles CA; and other relatives, besides a host of friends.

Card of Thanks  We wish to express to all our friends our most sincere thanks and gratitude for the sympathy expressed, and for all the kind thoughtful help extended to us in this great sorrow.  We are grateful for the many cards aof sympathy and the lovely flowers.  We appreciate every kind act and shall never forget.  The Relatives of Wilma CONNELL.

1946 | VON MINDEN, Mrs Johanna , born November 17, 1874 in Germany, and died at her home in Waterbury, July 4, 1946 at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 17 days.
          
Johanna SIECKMAN was baptized early in life into the Christian faith.  At the age of 12, she came to America and settled at Hooper Nebraska, where she lived for 16 years.  She was confirmed in the St Paul's Lutheran church, midwest synod, at Hooper, April 14, 1889, later transferring her membership to Salem Lutheran church at Ponca.
          
On March 14, 1892, she was untied in marriage to Diedrich VON MINDEN.  To this union nine children were born, seven sons and two daughters, Gerhard, William, Mrs Hulda ELGERT, Diedrich and Walter of Waterbury, Mrs Dora SCHULTZ and Henry of Martinsburg, and Arthur of Detroit, Michigan.  One son died in infancy.
          
In 1902 Mr and Mrs Von Minden and family left Hooper, and moved to a farm one and a half miles west of Waterbury.  It was there Mr Von Minden died December 25, 1937.  In 1941 Mrs Von Minden moved to Waterbury where she lived until her death. 
          
Besides her children she leaves to mourn 11 grandchilren and two great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
          
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday in the Methodist church at Waterbury, Rev Foster L Cress of the Allen Lutheran church officiating.  Burial was in Ponca cemetery under direction of the Don O Mohr Mortuary.

1947 | JUDD, Mrs Mary M, 80, a resident of Waterbury, the last 10 years, died Sunday night, mar 23, at the home of a son, Harold, at Waterbury.
          
Mrs Judd moved to Waterbury from Cedar Rapids NE.  She was born Feb 1, 1867 in Delaware county Iowa and came to Nebraska at the age of 13.
          
Survivors besides the son include two brothers, M S BAKER of Lincoln and W H BABER (sic?) of San Diego CA, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

1947 | LIVERS, Mrs Wiltrude, 39, wife of Rev Wallace S Livers, pastor of Unity Lutheran church of Des Moines IA, and the Livers' 3 year old son Richard, were killed Tuesday in a car-truck collision on highway 77, eight miles north of Fremont NE. 
          
Injured in the accident were Wallace LIVERS, jr, 7, whose condition in a Fremont hospital later was reported 'poor', and Margaret WHITTECAR, 5, daughter of the Rev and Mrs George R WHITTECAR of Tulsa OK, whose condition was reported as 'fair'.
          
A fourth child in the Livers' car, Ruth WHITTECAR, 8, was not injured.  Neither Rev Mr Livers nor the elder Whittecars were in the car. Mrs Livers was the daughter of A E HECKER, Hooper NE.
          
Reports are that Mrs Livers apparently got on the soft shoulder of the highway before her car lurched back on to the highway and turned crosswise in front of a truck, the driver of which escaped injury.
          
Funeral services for Mrs Livers and son are being held at Hooper today.
          
Rev and Mrs Livers and family left Ponca for Des Moines in July 1944, after Rev Livers had served as pastor of the Salem Lutheran church here for over seven years.

1947 | NOE, George W W, was born near Rockford IL December 18, 1862 and departed this life after a long illness April 17, 1947, at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 29 days, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
          
When a small child he moved with his parents to a farm near Martinsburg. On December 17, 1888 he was united in marriage to Alma Blanche CLEVELAND, who preceded him in death Jan 4, 1945.  They resided on a farm west of Waterbury until 1923 when they moved to Waterbury, where he took an active part in all activities. To this union nine children were born, one daughter and one son dying in infancy.
          
Surviving him are his 4 sons and 3 daughters, Dana of Sioux City, Bryan, Mila, Donald, Mrs Hugo LUHR, and Mrs Herman HANSEN, all of Waterbury, and Blanche of South Sioux City; two brothers, Fred of Allen and Roy of Carnation WA, and one sister, Mrs Agnes SPRINGER of Baker OR; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
          
He was a good father and always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church on Sunday, conducted by Rev Cress of Allen, with his 6 grandsons acting as pallbearers and singing by the Spring Bank quartet.  Interment took place in East View cemetery at Allen.

1947 | ROONEY, John, 84, died Saturday at his farm home one and a half miles west of Waterbury, after a brief illness.
          
Mr Rooney was born in May 1862, in Ireland and came to America, direct to Waterbury, at the age of 16.
          
Survivors include the widow, Stacia; three sons, James, Hugh and Jack, all of Waterbury and seven grandchildren.
          
Funeral services were held at 9:30 am, Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Waterbury.  Rev Joe Vitko officiated.  Burial was in South Creek cemetery near Ponca.

1948 | ADAMS, Vern Ernest, services were held Tuesday, Dec 20, at 2 pm  at the Methodist church in Waterbury, Rev Charlotte Dillon in charge.  Burial was in the Allen cemetery, directed by Mohr's.
          
Vern Ernest ADAMS, son of Mr and Mrs Wm ADAMS was born Aug 2, 1899 at Oakdale, Nebraska and died on Dec 17, 1948 at Euling, Nebraska, at the age of 49 years, 4 months and 15 days.  His death was caused by a heart attack.
          
He spent his childhood and young manhood at Oakdale and received his schooling there.  He was united in marriage to Miss Dolly Mae WOODS of South Sioux City.  To this union were born two sons, Kenneth and Russell, and one daughter, Verna.
          
After living in South Sioux City for a while he moved his family to Waterbury where for a few years he was engaged in farming.  He then took employment with a railroad company, which work he continued until his death.
          
Mr Adams was a member of the Methodist church of Waterbury and was a devoted father to his children.
          
He leaves to mourn his death, his two sons, Kenneth and Russell of Sioux City, his daughter Verna, a high school senior at Waterbury; his mother, Mrs Wm ADAMS of Oakdale, five brothers, John ADAMS of Sioux City, Victor ADAMS and Enos ADAMS of Neleigh, Lawrence ADAMS and Clifford ADAMS of Los Angeles CA, and one sister, Mrs Olive HUGHES of Oakdale and a host of friends.

1948 | HANSEN, Larry Dean, son of Mr and Mrs Harvey HANSEN of Waterbury, was born at Hawarden IA Aug 13, 1940, and died in a Sioux City hospital Jan 3, 1948 after a few days illness, at the age of 7 years, 4 months and 20 days.
          
Funeral services were held at the Waterbury Methodist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Jan 7. Rev Kenneth Sonders of Belden was in charge.  Burial was at Springbank cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary of Ponca.
          
He attended the Waterbury consolidated School and was a member of the Waterbury Union Sunday School.
          
He is survived by his parents and one brother, Warren; three sisters, Mrs Darell ISOM of Sioux City, Bonnie and Betty at home; also his grandparents of Hawarden IA, and other relatives and friends.

1948 | PEDERSON, Son, 54, 6161/2 Fourth street, a retired marine, died in a hospital Monday.
          
Mr Pederson was born April 1, 1894, at Ruds Vedby, Denmark.  He came to America in 1909.  He had lived at Jackson and Homer, Nebraska before moving to Sioux City.  He had served 16 years in the marine corps and retired in 1946.
          
Survivors include five brothers, George of Hubbard NE, and Christian, Albert, Paul and Hulder, all of Denmark, and two sisters, Elsie and Bertha, both of Denmark.
          
The body was taken to the Manning funeral home.          

1948 | GAUGHRAN, Leo P, a former Allen man, died in a local Los Angeles hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage, where he had gone for a physical checkup on April 16.  Death occurred on April 22 at 6 pm.          
          
Leo GAUGHRAN was born in Allen on April 13, 1911, and died April 22, 1948.  Survivors are his wife Mary, his father, P P GAUGHRAN of Alhambra, three sisters, Mrs Marie CLOUGH of Wakefield, Pauline ALLEN of Whittier CA and June CASEY of Alhambra CA.  Funeral services were held from All Saints Catholic Church in Alhambra.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.

1948 | BREAZEALE, F I , of Waterbury, services held last Friday afternoon, Dec 24, at two o'clock at Friends church, the pastor, Rev Doyle Patterson in charge.  Burial was in Springbank Friends cemetery, directed by Mohr's.
          
Francis Iven Breazeale died last Wednesday morning, Dec 22, at his home in Waterbury at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 28 days.
          
He was the son of George and Louisa BREAZEALE, and was born April 25, 1873 at Rockport MO.  He attended grade school at Rockport, and was married Dec 23, 1896 to Della May BONNEY.
          
To this union one son was born, E I BRAZEALE, who survives.  Other survivors include the wife, Mrs Della May BREAZEALE, and three brothers, Art of Omaha, Luther of Cheyenne WY and Ray of Eldorado MO.

1949 | BENTON, Burt, son of Mint and Angeline BENTON, was born at Kahoka MO Jan 11, 1873.  At the age of 18 he moved with his parents to the present farm home near Waterbury NE, where he resided 58 years.  One Feb 21, 1900 he was united in marriage to Bertha McAFEE, and to this union were born seven children.
          
As a boy he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. Later in young manhood he experienced a definite work of grace in his heart that motivated his daily living. His life was devoted to his master's service. He held to his faith in Jesus to the end. He was generous and kind to all. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.  He was a member of the Springbank Friends church. For many years he was a member of the Elk Valley Friends church, several years of which he served as clerk of the meeting. He also was a member of the Oakdale school board for a number of years.
          
After a lingering illness he departed this life at the Sioux City Methodist hospital Feb 14, 1949, at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 3 days.
          
He is survived by his widow, Bertha BENTON, and six children:  Merl of Valparaiso NE, Ralph of Normal IL, Ruth of State College PA, Chester of Waterbury NE, Dale and Lawrence of Allen.  One daughter, Helen preceded him in death.  One sister, Mrs Minnie BEARD of Lusk WY also survives.  There are 18 grandchildren, other relatives, and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Allen with Rev Patterson in charge, assisted by Rev Labertson.  Music was furnished by solos from Eldred Smith and a duet by Mrs Arthur Fegley and Bill Money, with Mrs Josie Hill accompanist.