GENEALOGY TRAILS PRESENTS
CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA
DEATHS-

all items transcribed by: Melody Beery unless otherwise noted

 

 

ALLBRIGHT, MRS. JOSEPH
Monday morning, Mrs. Allbright, wife of Joseph Allbright, twelve miles north of the city.  We have been unable to learn the particulars of her death except that she had been sick about a week.  her age was 45 years.  The deceased was the mother of Mrs. E.L. Bunch of this city  The funeral was held at the home of the deceased Tuesday.  The Republican extends sympathy to the bereaved.
[source: The Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 15, 1900 edition]

AMSBERRY, ZACKIE
Died Saturday evening, May 19, at 7 o'clock of pneumonia, Zackie the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nort Amsberry.  The little fellow had been low for two weeks and hopes of recovery were considered doubtful from the first.  He was buried in the Ansley cemetery Monday, services being conducted by Rev. Woods, at the Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock. The parents have the sincere sympathy of all our people in their hour of affliction.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, May 24, 1900 edition]
BAKER, CHARLES U.
Charles U. Baker of Mason City fell from ascaffold and died of the injuries.
[source: BeatriceDaily Sun (Beatrice, Neb.)Sunday, Jan. 19, 1908, submitted by FOFG]

BARRETT, BABY BOY
Joe Heffele, of McKinley, was in Tuesday morning after a casket for the baby boy of Daniel Barrett, on West Table, that died Monday afternoon.
[Source: Custer County Republican, March 14, 1901 edition]

BIRD, ARTHUR a Nebraska Collector
Waylaid and Murdered
Calloway, Nebraska, November 1. 1899
Edward Bird, a merchant of this place, received a telegram from Oklahoma today telling of the murder and robbery of his brother, Arthur Bird, a traveling collector.  He was waylaid in a country district and robbed of $2,000.  Bird was prominent in Masonic and Pythian circles and these lodges will try and capture his murderers.
[Grand Forks Herald  November 2, 1899,
TRANSCRIBED BY: FRANCES COOLEY]


BRAGG, MOTHER OF MRS. E.E. HOGABOOM:
West of this city, Wednesday morning, April 18, 1900.  The deceased had been sick for several weeks and her death was not unexpected.  Wh have been unable to learn any further particulars other than the funeral services were conducted today by Rev. Epley.  The Republican extends to Mr. and Mrs. Hogaboom the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
[source: Custer County Repuclican, April 19, 1900 edition]

BROOKS, EDITH L. 
At her home near Endell, NE of consumption, July 14, 1900 at sunset.  Mrs. Edith L. Brooks, beloved wife of Thomas H. Brooks and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gibson, aged 28 years, 3 weeks and 3 days.  Survived also by: one brother and one sister, L.E.Gibson and Mrs. H.I. Yenson of Lowell, NE. and also a three year old son.
(source: Custer Co. Republican, August 16, 1900 edition)

BURROWS, ALFRED E.
Died, Mr. Alfred E. Burrows, aged twenty-one years, two months and twenty days of spinal menengitis, on Saturday April 8th.  The remains were taken to Palymyra for burial.
[source: Custer County Republican, April 13, 1899]


C.W. BUSIC
of Ansley, an early settler of the vicinity of Westerville, died Tuesday of last week after but three days sickness.
[source: Custer County Republican, January 25, 1900 edition]

CARLAND
To Neighbor Carland:
We the members of the Custer Camp. No. 4477 Modern Woodman of America heartly extend our sincere sympathy to neighbor Carland and family in the loss of their child, and we hereby request that this be published in the Broken Bow paper and a copy sent to the bereved family.  Signed: G.T. Robinson, R.A. Hunter and E.A. Moore
[source: Custer County Republican,November 9, 1899]

CUDABEC
Rev. J. W. Megan was called to Mullen, Sunday, to preach the funeral of Mrs. Cudabec, sister in law of Wilson Hewitt.   The deceased was formerly a resident of this city,(Broken Bow) she was a music teacher and her name then was Reynolds.
[source: Custer County Republican,February 1, 1900]

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES D.
Owner of St. James Hotel Leaves a $100,000 Estate
James D. Cunningham, 55 years old, died at the St. Mary's Hospital at 12:55 o'clock yesterday. Mr. Cunningham has been in poor health for several weeks. He was born in Madison, Wis., February 11, 1856. He lived at Sargent, Neb., where he engaged in the hardware and implement business with his brother-in-law, and at Brokenbow, Neb., where he was in the live stock business. In 1898 he moved to Enid, Ok., and started a hardware store, also serving a term as county treasurer for Garfield County, Oklahoma. In 1902 he moved to Keytoeville, Mo., where he made his home. He left an estate valued at $100,000 in Kansas City. He owned the St. James Hotel at Tenth and Locust streets and land in Southern Missouri and Oklahoma. His wife and seven children, Mrs. T. W. Smith, Mrs. George D. Key, both of Lawton, Ok., John W. Cunningham, a student of the University of Missouri; Orval J. Cunningham, a physician of this city and Grace Gladys, Leota Ellen and James D. Jr., all living at home.  
(Source: Kansas City Star, May 15, 1911, page 3, submitted by: Peggy Thompson)
 
EDMUNDS, NAOMI
Friday, March 10th youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Edmunds, of Cumro (?) with Typhoid-pneumonia, age two years, four months and seven days.
The little sufferer had been sick two weeks when called and relieved from her misery.  The funeral was conducted Saturday from First Eudell Baptist Church. The Rev. S.E. Baldwin officiating.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Boxelder cemetery.  The friends desire to express their sincere sympathy to the sorrowing parents and family in their sad bereavement through the columns of the Republican.
[source: Custer County Republican March 16, 1899]




FOLEY, JAS-
Jas. Foley, of Dale, had his head crushed and was killed almost instantly, last Friday, while in the act of coupling cars, west of Alliance the fourth station.  The deceased was about twenty-four years old.  He had been working at Alliance two weeks switching in the yards, and this was his first trip on the road.  He was attempting to couple the air hose, and was in a stooping position and as he raised up the back of this head was caught between the bumpers and crushed.
His remains were shipped to Merna Saturday morning and laid to rest in the Dale cemetery.  The deceased was the son of Edward Foley Sr.
[Source: The Custer County Republican, Broken Bow, NE, Jan. 3, 1901]


GEORGE, T.K. 
Joseph Pigman of Cumro, was a city visitor Monday.  Mr. Pigman informs us that his father in law, T.K. George of Kearney, also father of W.A. George, of Georgetown died last week.  The Republican extends sincere sympathy to the relatives in their great bereavement.
[Source, Custer County Republican, October 18,1900 edition]

GRIFFITH, MR. L.A.B
Died, Near College Springs, Iowa, on January 11, 1900, Mr. L.A.B. Griffith, formerly of Ryno, of paralysis, aged 78 years.  Man goes to his long home and the mourners go about the street.
[source: Custer County Republican, January 18, 1900 edition]


HAMMOND, MOULTON
BOY KILLED BY LIGHTENING
Mouton Hammond, a boy about 12 years old was killed, by lightening last Tuesday morning.  He and his younger sister were on their way to school.  The girl was near her brother at the time the fatal bolt struck him and had just given him her lunch pail to carry while she removed the sand burrs from her stockings.  She was in a stooped position, removing the burrs from her stockings when her brother, but a few feet in front of her killed.  Being but slightly stunned by the shock, on discovering her brother was dead, she ran eighty rods to Johnsons and secured assistance.  The deceased was a nephew of Gale Hammond, with whom he and his sister were making their home, their father being dead.  The boy was quite bright and his premature death was greatly regretted by all.  
[SOURCE: CUSTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN, SEPTEMBER 14, 1899]

HARTLEY, J.W.
J.W. Hartley, a former resident of this county and at one time a member of the county board, who for seveal years has been residing at Lincoln, died at the home of his son, A.B. Hartley, on the Middle Loup last Sunday.  He was up on a visit.  On coming out he contracted a cold which, resulting in pneumonia, took hem away.  Mr. Hartley was a man who enjoyed the high esteem of his neighbors, and had been an energetic business man.  The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, April 5, 1900 edition]



HIRCOCK, WM.-
Wm. Hircock, who resides ten miles west of here died very suddenly last night of heart failure, at 11:10 as he was about to retire for the night.  The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 11 oclock.  The Rev. Cinton will conduct the service.    We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family. -Merna Sun
[Source: Custer Co. Republican, Broken Bow, NE, Jan. 3, 1901]

HOLCOMB, J.M.
Saturday, Jan. 13th, 1900
at his home northeast of this city, with tumor of the stomach, aged 43 years, three months and two days.  The deceased had been a resident of the county for the past thirteen years.  he was a man highly respected by his neighbors and all who knew him.  He was strictly honest, a good neighbor, kind husband, father and chritain man.   For nearly thirty years he had been a faithful and consistant member of the Primitive Baptist church.  He leaves his family in comfortable circumstances and but last season had built a fine frame house, which he has been able to enjoy but a short time.  He leaves a wife and three boys to mourn his death.  His mother, who lived with him and a brother, James H. and a sister, Mrs. Bass of Grand Island are the only ones of his mother's family survive him.  The funeral was preached from the family residence Monday, by Rev. J.R. Woods of Mason city.  The attendance was large.  His remains were laid to rest in the Broken Bow Cemetery.  The Republican extends sympathy to the family and relatives in their sad bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican,Jan. 18, 1900 edition]


HOSHAW, JACOB E.
February 27th at 5 oclock, Jacob E. Hoshaw, age 21 years and 6 months, of pneumonia.  The deceased was the oldest son of Samuel Hoshaw who lives north of the city.  He had the typhoid fever a year agoe and never fully received from the effects when he was taken with pneumonia and his system was so run down that he could not withstand the attack.   He leaves father, mother, five brothers and three sisters to mourn his death.  The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoshaw, desire to express their thanks to the people of Merna and Ash Creek who lent their assistance in their sad affliction.
[source: Custer Co. Republican,March 8, 1900 edition]


HUBBELL, WILLIAM
Mrs. F. Moore received word by telegram, Monday night, that her stepfather, Mr. Wm. Hubbell, died at his son's in Iowa Sunday.  The remains were to be shipped to Bradshaw Tuesday, and Mrs. Moore left Tuesday morning for Bradshaw, and will return next Friday.  Mr. Hubbell was R.E. Wright's stepfather and was formerly a resident of this place.
[Source: Custer Co. Republican, Dec. 20, 1900 edition]

HUMPHREY, CLARENCE DEWEY
Saturday, April 7, 1900, Clarence Dewey Humphrey son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Humphrey, five miles southeast of the city, of pneumonia, age one year, eleven months and twenty days.  The deceased had only been sick twelve days when called home.  All that loving parents, kind friends and medical skill could do was done but proved of no avail.  The funeral was conductued Sunday afternoon from the King school house by Rev. E.A. Knight, at 2 oclock with a large attendance.  The remains were laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Broken Bow Cemetery.  The Republican in behalf of the community extends to Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, April 12, 1900 edition]

KING INFANT
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs Moss King died on Tuesday from pneumonia and was buried Wednesday.
[Source: Custer Co. Republican, March 28, 1901]

SARGEANT HUMPHREY
On reciept of the news last Friday that Sargeant Humphrey, late member of Co. M. had died at Seward, both the city and Co. M. flags were lowered to half mast.
[source: Custer County Republican, November 23, 1899 edition]

JOHNSON, AT KANSAS CITY, CLARENCE-
The seven year old son of D.E. Johnson, of measles and lung fever
.
The deceased was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Persell.  the remains were shipped here Tuesday for burial.  The Funeral services were held yesterday at the residence of the grand parents by Rev. Doggett.  The Republican extends to the grand parents and other relatives its sincere sympathy.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, April 19. 1900 edition]

KING, MARTHA
At the National W.R.C. Home in Madson Ohio, Tuesday, May 1st, Mrs. Martha King.  The deceased was formerly a resident of this vicinity.  Her husband had predeeded her to the better land some ten or twelve years.  Having no children she went first to California with a view of making her home with a brother, but in about a year she returned to this place.  After disposing of her property she went to National W.R.C. Home in Ohio where she had been for several years prior to her death.  She and her husband were charter members of the Baptist church of Broken Bow.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, May 10, 1900 edition]


KNEPPER, ANDREW J.
Andrew J. Knepper, 88, a pioneer of Custer county and former state senator, died last night at his home here.  He had been ill several months.  In 1871 he removed to Custer county from  Iowa and settled on an 80 acre homestead.
{source: Beatrice Daily Sun,July 22, 1930}

Knoche, Mrs Otto
Callaway– Mrs. Otto Knoche, pioneer of Callaway, died at Plymouth, Neb., and was buried here.
[source: Omaha World Herald – 29 Mar. 1922, submitted by FOFG]

MRS. LABORDE
Died, April 24th, deceased had been a suffer for several years; she was buried from  the Baptist church  in the Box Elder cemetery. The sympathy of the neighborhood is extended to the sorrowing husband and sons.
[Source: Custer County Republican, May 4, 1899, transcribed by Melody Beery]


LOVEJOY, GEORGE C.
George C. Lovejoy Accidentally Kills Himself
Tuesday evening of last week George C. Lovejoy, who was teaching the school in the Phelps district, five miles west of West Union, accidentally shot himself while out hunting.  He had returned from school to his brother Frank's, south of the river.  He tied his horse to the hay stack and went into the house and got the shot gun, and remarked to his sister in law that he was going out to kill some chickens.  Night came on and he did not return.  His brother becoming alarmed, informed the neighbors, and instituted a search for him.  They found his body about eighty rods from the house, with a hole shot through it just below the heart.  He had evidently started home going through the timber claim, and from indications had stumbled over a dead limb.  In the fall the gun was discharged and the stock of the gun broken.  He was a young man of excellent character, and highly respected by all who knew him.
{source: Custer Co. Republican, Sept. 13, 1900 edition}


MURPHY
Died:  Mother and child, Thursday, March 29, Mrs. Murphy and child, wife and child of Daniel Murphy of Seneca.
The child was born on the 25th and a as a result of confinement the mother grew worse and the last thirty-six hours before her death was unconscious and did not know that her babe for which she so soon must give up her life had preceaded her in death six hours.  The mother died at one o'clock p.m. at the age of twenty five and the babe at seven a.m.  Since March the 15th Mrs. Murphy had been in the city at the home of Mrs. J.S. Balsch, and her mother in law, Mrs Murphy of Trenton, Neb. was also with her in her confinement.  Her maiden name was Laferty and she was marrried to Mr. Murph at Sheridan Wyoming, last June.  Mr. Murphy is the Road Master of the B.& M. R.R. between Ravena and Seneca Neb.  The funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church, Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. by Fahter Flannigan of Dale.  The attendance at the services were large and an able discourse was delivered.  Their remains were laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery just west of the city.  Mr. Murphy and relatives have the sincere sympathy of the community in their great bereavement.  
There were a number present at the funeral from a distance, the following is a list:
Mrs. Walsh, an aunt of Parker, Wy.;
Mrs. Mullins, a sister, Mr. Mullins and Jas. Laferty, a brother of Sheridan Wyoming;
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Reardon, J.C. Birdsell and Mr. McIntyre of Alliance;
Mr. and Mrs. Lambert and G.A. Dunlap of Edgemont, S.D.;
Messers Norton and Ed Reardon of Alliance;
J.F. Flemming and Mesdames Harris and Wyatt of Seneca;
A brother of the deceased in Chicago; and her mother who lives in Canada could not be present at the funeral.
Card of Thanks,  I wish to extend my heart felt thanks to the many kind friends in Broken Bow, who lent assistance and sympathy during the recent sickness and death of my beloved wie and little one....D.Murphy
[source:Custer County Republican, April 5, 1900 edition]

MYERS-
of diptheria, at the home of Lewis Bradburn, Coatsville, Schulyer County, Mo.  Vica Myers, little daughter of Geor. and Carrie Myers of Broken Bow, Custer county, NE, age 7 years, 10 months, 10 days.
[Source: Custer County Republican, Dec. 6, 1900, transcribed by Melody Beery]

J.C. NAYLOR IS DEAD
Attorney Naylor of Callaway, who has been in the city several days attending Court was found dead in his bed, at the Morrisey resturant, at six oclock this morning.  He had been drinking heavily for several days.  Heart failure is said to have caused his death.  No inquest was held.  He is about sixty years old and leaves a wife and two small children.  His remains will be taken to Callaway tomorrow.
[Source: Custer County Republican, November 23, 1899 edition.]

OSBORNE, FLOYD
Friday night, Floyd the three year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. C. Osborne of this city.  The deceased was taken violently with spasms Sunday week resulting in kidney trouble, developed from Scarlet fever las winter.  The parents have the sincere sympathy of the community and their sad bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, July 12, 1900 edition]

PARKHURST, MRS. NANCY
At her home in Swiss Valley, Friday, June 1st.  Mrs. Nancy Parkhurst of heart failure, age 71 years 8 months and 21 days.  The deceased was mother of Chas. Parkhurst, of Merna, Ellen, an invalid daughter who made her home with her, Mrs. Jas. Porter of Elton.  M.M. Parkhurst was her step son.  She had been a professor religion since early child hood and until the last few years was a member of the missionalry Baptist church.  Several years she has been a member of the M.E. Church of this place.  The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon in the M.E. church by Rev. E.A. Knight.  The Republican extends to the relatives the sincere sympathy of their friends in their hour of bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, June 7, 1900 edition]

REED, MRS. AMY
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Brewer on Wednesday of last week at the age of 84 years.  The deceased fell some three weeks ago fracturing a limb.  Blood poison resulted and caused her death as above stated.  Up to the time of her fall she was quite active for a person of her age and was in exceptionally good health.  Mr. and Mrs. Brewer and family have the consolation of their many friends in their berevement.  The Obituary will be published next week.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, July 12, 1900 edition]

REYNER: At Epworth, Iowa, Sunday October 29th, 1899 after a long illness, aged 56 years   one month and twenty one days.
The deceased was a native of Maryland, having been born there September 8, 1843.  In 1851 he moved with his parents to Iowa.  /When the war broke out in 1861, he was among the first to enlist in Co. A., 9th Iowa Inft.  He served to the close of the war, in 1865, when he was honorably discharged.  He participated in every battle in which his company was engaged except one, and was then in the hospital.   At the close of the war he attended the college at Cornell, Iowa, for two years.  He then engaged in the mercantile business at Maquoket, Iowa, and later at Baldwin, Iowa.  In 1884 he located at Broken Bow, and engaged in the drug business and later started the Racket Store with which he was connected at the time of his death.  Owing to failing health he went to Epworth, Iowa to place himself under the treatment  of his brother, Dr. F. Reyner, where he remained until death relieved him of his sufferings.  Since a resident here he has been an active worker for the building up of Broken Bow, and at an early day laid out an addition to the town, known as Reyners Addition.  June 14th, 1869, he was married to Miss Emily Hamby of Maquoketa, Iowa who survives him.  To them three children were born, of which but one is now living, Allen, who is a resident of this city, and who, with his mother, has charge of the Racket Store.  The funeral was conducted yesterday from his late residence, by the G.A.R., Rev. J.W. Megan preaching the funeral sermon.  The Republican extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.
[Source: Custer County Republican, November 9, 1899 edition.]
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ROBINSON, JACOB
who for several months has been living in the southwest part of town, died Monday January 1st, at the age of 77 years last August.  He was a former resident of Indiana, but has been a resident of Nebraska for the past fifteen years.  He came from Mullen here.  He is an uncle of Andrew Tree.  The funeral of the deceased was held yesterday.
[source: Custer County, Republican, January 4, 1900 edition]

SIMS, NAT
The body of Nat Sims, recently returned from Manila, was shipped to Walnut, Iowa, where his parents reside, for burial, instead of at this place, as was expected.  The members of Co., M., had made all necessary arrangements for burial here.
[Source: Custer County Republican, February 15, 1900 edition]

STEVENSON, MABEL
On Jan. 17, 1900, at 11 p.m. Mabel, aged four months, and five days, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stevenson, who reside six miles northwest of West Union.  Little Mabel had been sick only about a week, when she was suddenly called from among us.  Her remains were laid to rest in the west Union cemetery.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community.
[Source: Custer Co. Republican]

TAYLOR, MRS. KATE
At the Broken Bow hospital Monday night, Mrs. Kate Taylor, wife of Deputy Sheriff Taylor of this city.
The deceased had been in poor health for a year, and recently she grew much worse and was taken to the hospital, where she could receive special care, but all to no avail.  the deceased's maiden name was Wescott, she being one of four sisters, who formerly county among Custer county's most efficient teachers.  Miss Eliza is still engaged in the work, and for several years has been teaching in the public schools of Omaha.  The deceased leaves a husband several small children to mourn her death.  The remains were taken to Wescott her former home, yesterday, and were laid to rest in the Wescott cemetery.  Many are the friends of the deceased who wil join us in extending to the relatives our sincere sympathy in their great bereavement.
(source: Custer Co. Republican, August 16, 1900 edition)

THOMPSON, W.A.
BrokenBow – Funeral services for W. A. Thompson, pioneer resident of this city, who died from cancer, were held at the Methodist church in Dunning. Mr. Thompson is survived by his widow and four children.
[SOURCE: OmahaWorld Herald – 1 Sept. 1922, submitted by FOFG]

TOWN, MRS. L.E.
eight miles northeast of Westerville, near Weissert, died yesterday morning of child birth, age 39 years.  The deceased leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her death.
[Source: Custer County Republican, Custer Co. NE, Feb. 14, 1901]


VAUHN, DR.
Dr. Vaughn, of Alliance, died last Thursday in the pest house of that place, with small pox.  There are yet twelve cases there in the pest house, and ten in the city, says the Alliance Grip.  Eleven cases have been discharged from the doctors care.
[Source: Custer County Republican, January 10, 1901 edition]

WALTON, HARLEY
Tuesday afternoon, at 1:50 o'clock, at his residence in this city, age 77 years, 5 months and 15 days.  The deceased had been poorly for a few days, but was able to be out up to within two days of his death.  He and Mrs. Walton drove out to their farm, southwest of town, Sunday afternoon.  Sunday night he could not lie down, as he was bothered with coughing and smothering spells.  It was thought he was better Tuesday morning, as he seemed easier, and could talk freely.  It was not until noon that his case was considered serious by his family. 

He was born in Ohio in April, 1823, near Lake Erie.  In 1858 he moved to Iowa, where he resided until 1886, when he moved to this city, where he has since resided.  Since coming here he has been identified largely with the business interests of the town, and has done his share towards aiding the material growth of the city.  He built and owned the north room of the Union block, the Commercial barn, south of the Commercial hotel, and owns several other buildings in the city.  For a while after he built the store room in the Union block, he run a drug store in it, but finally sold out the stock, and has since employed his time in looking after his other business interests.  He was a man who not only believed in paying his obligations, but had no patience with one who would not.  When a young man he united with the Christian church, and was a faithful member of that denomination at his death.  He was the father of seven children of whom four are dead and three are living.  Those living are Frank, of Lee Park, Philetus, of this city and Mrs. J.G. Speak of Omaha.  These, with his aged wife, are the immediate family who are left to mourn his death.  His only brother who is 89 years of age and living at Utica came up to attend his funeral.  The funeral services will be conducted today, at 2 p.m. from the U.B. Church.  Rev. J.R. Teagarden of Ansley his late pastor will preach the funeral sermon.  The Republican with his many friends extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
(Source:  Custer Co. Republican, October 11, 1900 edition)

WEST, GILBERT HERMAN
Saturday, April 7, 1900, at 2:25 a.m. Herman Gilbert, son of J.N. and S.H. West, of pneumonia, age eight months and ten days. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the residence of the parents by Rev. J.R. Teagarden, and the remains were laid to rest in the Broken Bow Cemetery.  The parents and relatives have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, April 12, 1900 edition]


WILLIAMS, PEARL
On October 6, 1900, Pearl the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams from injuries received from falling from a high chair.  The funeral occurred Sunday, conducted by Rev. Graham and the interment at Victoria Cemetery.
[source: Custer County Republican, November 8, 1900 edition]


WIMMERS
One of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Wimmer's twin boys that were born Friday of last week died Monday.  The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, Dec. 20, 1900 edition-

WOOD, MRS. MAY nee JACKSON
At her home in cherry county Sunday July 8th.  The deceased was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Jackson of Mason City.  She was married a year ago to Jess Woods near Mason.  Soon after their marriage they moved to Cherry county to build them a home.  But fate has ruled otherwise.  But a few days before her death the deceased gave birth to a child, which resulted in her death.  The deceased was a woman highly respected for her amiable manners and christioan character.  Her remains were taken to Mason City Tuesday for interment.  The Republican extends to the parents, family and husband its sincere sympathy in their great bereavement.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, July 12, 1900 edition]


ZIMMER AND THOMAS
Silas Thompson, of Upton, was a friendly caller Saturday.  From him we learn that he and his wife, with a man by the name of Johnson, were the parties that discovered George Zimmerer and Mr. Thomas in the water hole where they were drowned near his place last Thursday.  He says it was about six o'clock p.m. when they found the team and buggy and Thomas.  From the best information at hand, they had apparently been in the water for four hours, as they left Judge Boblits about 1 o'clock.  The recent rains had washed a hole about twelve feet deep where the road formerly crossed, and whre they drove in the banks were perpendicular.  The buggy had evidently tipped over as it went into the water, and carried the men under the water with it.  The top of the buggy was up.  Thomas was lying on one of the horses necks, with his feet on the neck yoke, his head and upper half of his body being under water.  The body of George Zimmerer was found where the buggy and horses were taken from.  Both parties had bruises on their faces, and had been bleeding, which sustains the theory that in the upsetting of the buggy they became tangled up with the horses, and were hurt so as to prevent their escape by swinning out.  Geo. Zimmerer was a son of Fred Zimmerer who formerly lived on the Loup, near where the men were drowned.  The bodies were taken to Lexington the same night they were found.
{source: Custer Co. Republican, September 13, 1900 edition}

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