Mrs. Agnes McKenzie


    Who died Saturday at her home east of Lyons, was buried here today, the funeral

    being a large one.


    She was the wife of the late Henry McKenzie whose death preceded hers by only

    a few weeks.


    She was born in Scotland and immigrated to this county with here husband during

    the early settlement of Burt County.


    They were the earliest of homesteders of this place.


    Lyons, Nebraska - Nebraska State Journal - Wednesday Morning - October 26, 1910




    P. Emerson Taylor   


    Lyons, Neb., April 10. – P. Emerson Taylor, United States consul atPort of Spain,Trinidad, who died here Tuesday night, was appointed fromLyons in 1909.   


    He was born at Dry Run,Pa., and was 42 years old. He leaves a mother, Mrs. Martha Taylor, and sister, Nellie, of this place; Mrs. Earlwaite ofWalthill, Neb., a sister; also a sister, Miss Mary Taylor, a nurse inChicago.


    He was county attorney for Burt county several years ago.


    It is thought his wife was on her way to theUnited States when he died.



    Omaha World Herald –11 Apr. 1913

    Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman




    Mrs. John Reisch   


    Lyons – Mrs. John Reisch, one of the earliest pioneers of this place, died at her home south ofLyons.  


     Her husband died a number of years ago.



    Omaha World Herald –23 Aug. 1921

    Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman





    Child of Morris Christenson   



    Tekamah, Neb. July 20:   Morris Christenson’s three year old son was kicked to death by a horse.  Hearing a scream, the child’s mother ran to the barn and found the youngster almost lifeless, with the top of his head almost kicked off.  The Christenson farm is ten miles north of here.

    [source: The Alliance Herald, July 23, 1908 edition, Transcribed by: Melody Beery]



    Lucinda Frances (Watson) Pence    



    Lucinda Frances (Watson) Pence was born in Clark county, Indiana, August 17, 1851 and after nearly 71 years of life her weary body entered in rest at Tekamah, Nebraska, April 20, 1922. When a babe she moved with her parents to Clark county Illinois, and there grew to womanhood. At Martinsville, in that county, she was married to Joseph Pence October 7, 1875.

    The new home was in Lincoln, Ill. until 1881, when they moved to Burt County Nebraska, which has since been their home, excepting two years in western Nebraska, in 1914 the residence was taken up in Tekamah. There came into the home three children, Edwin, who died in infancy, Mrs. Clarence Snyder who passed away recently and Mrs. Herman Lester of Tekamah who joins with the father in their bereavement. She was also a mother of two a nephew and a niece who came into the home on the death of a brother of Mr. Pence, they are Joseph Pence and Mrs. Eva Anderson. She joined the Christian church at Arizona about 20 years ago and has been a faithful follower of the Master.

    She made a home for her granddaughters, Mrs. Helen Beaver and Mrs. Lois Schaefer while they were in the high school, and was a mother to them.

    Besides these eight other grandchildren, William Lester, Annie Lester, George, Fred and Edwin Lester; also Vesta, Fred and Wilma Snyder; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wildy; Mrs. Alice Pence, Mrs. Mollie Sanderson and Mrs. Josephine Warkin all of Terre Haute, Indiana and three brothers John Watson of Terre Haute; Robert of Stoneford, Ill. and Jack of Martinsville, Ill. and other relatives, nieces and nephews join with the immediate family in morning the death of one who in spite of being a shut in brought sunshine and cheer.

    Funeral services at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Jackson in charge. Interment was had in the Tekamah cemetery.

    Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Joseph Markin and son, Terre Haute, Ind; Mr. Jack Watson, Martinsville, Ill; Mr. Commodore Beaver, York Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pence and son, Mo. Valley, Iowa; Mrs. Etta Wolfe, Wilma Snyder, Omaha and Mrs. C. E. Bean, Lyons.

    Unknown Newspaper, c. April 1922

    Submitted by: H. Lee Watson




    Dr. Frank Simon   

    Special to the World Herald

    Oakland, December 1.--Dr. Frank Simon, for many years a Burt County physician, died this home here recently.


    The World Herald: Omaha, Nebraska, Monday, December 2, 1929





    Johannes Carlson   


    One of the pioneers of this city, died yesterday from a stroke of paralysis.


    Saturday, December 15, 1894

    Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Volume: XXX  Issue: 75  Page: 2