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Charles Frederick Pruss

Betha Voigt Zahradnicek

John Zahradnicek

John Zahradnicek

Mary Semrad Zahradnicek

Everett K. "Red" Young

Clela Marie Lewis Waytt

John Linn Wyatt

Theodore Elmer Wright

Rosetthir S. Pettis Wright

Robert Roy Woods

Herman Bruce Woods

Roy P. Woodruff

Earl Wesley Wood

Ellen Marie McKathnie Wondercheck

Ethel G. Karr Wondercheck

Everrett Harry Winnings

Frances J. Johnston Wilson

Carrie Wilson

George Williamson

Byrdie Viona Boettcher

Thomas Brownfield Walker

Lana Krester Walrath

Martin Henty Walrath

Thomas Donnelly  

John H. Bay   

Samuel Wolf   

Wm. Ryan   

John Carr   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A coroner's inquest was held here last Saturday night over the remains of the man killed at the gravel pit.

 

The jury brought in a verdict exonerating the railroad company, as the evidence showed that he met his death by his own carelessness.

 

No information as to his identity could be produced and he was buried Monday in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the expense of the railroad company.

 

 

April 25, 1909 - Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Charles Pruss, Pioneer Holt Resident, Dead

Succumbs At Home of Daughter at Inman

Funeral at St.. John's Church

 

Born:   Buffalo, New York, November 1,1860.


Married:   Louise Charlotte Schultz, March 15,1881 at Glidden, Iowa. - she died October 16, 1926.


Died:   At Inman, Nebraska at the home of his daughter, Mrs Carrie Caster, at the age of 77 years, 3 months, 13 days. Monday, February 14.


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson.


Funeral:   St John's Lutheran Church, Atkinson


Children:  Henry of O'Neill, John of Emmet, Mrs Jessie Martfeld of O'Neill, Mrs Louise Crandall of Inman.


Brothers: Frank of O'Neill and Joe of Glidden, Iowa

 

February 18, 1938, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 


Rites Held For Mrs. John Zahradnicek

 

Born:   Stuart on May 23,1894, daughter of George Henry and Cecelia Ludwig Voigt.


Married:   John Zahradnicek at O'Neill, June 4, 1914.


Died:   March 30, in Atkinson


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.


Funeral:   Wednesday, April 1, at Seger Funeral Home.


Children:  Walter of Stuart, Mrs Leon (Pearl) Kaiser of Atkinson and Harry who was killed at Luzon in WWII.

 

 

April 3, 1970 - Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

John Zahradnicek

John Zahradnicek died on Sun last and was buried on Wednesday.

 

November 21, 1913, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

John Zahradnicek

 

John Zahradnicek was born at Rimore, Province of Moravia, Austria, August 10,1857, died at his home, August 2nd 1921.

 

He emigrated to America in 1875 with his parents and settled near Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska, and in the year of 1880 he came to Holt County where he filed on a homestead 4 miles southwest of Atkinson, where he has resided for a period of 41 years.

 

Droughts and a multitude of other discouragements failed altogether in dislodging this sturdy pioneer from his moorings, here he fought the battles of life, reared his family and made a place for himself as a valuable citizen of the commonwealth of Nebraska.

 

About three weeks ago he complained of throat trouble which became aggravated developing into an acute stage of infection and despite all medical skills he departed this life on Tuesday evening leaving to mourn his death, his wife, and 11 children.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ellsworth of Mobrifge, South Dakota; Frank A. of Carter, South Dakota; Mrs. Mary Ashby of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Rosecrans of Billings, Montana; Mrs. Rose Leonard of Casper, Wyoming; John, Louis, Mildred, Edward, Theodore and Charles of Atkinson; two brothers, Anton Zahradnicek of Sheridan, Wyoming and Mike Zahradnicek of Atkinson, and one sister, Mrs Anna Fuller of Lysite, Wyoming. Four grandchildren and a great company of friends.

 

Funeral services were conducted from the home on Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. E. L. Peterson of the Methodist Church. Interment was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

August 5, 1921, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 


Rites are Held For Mrs. M. Zahradnicek

 

Atkinson Woman victim of Heart Attack; Services Conducted At Home By Rev. Bishop

 

Born:  Czechoslovakia, in the village of Vokresonce, on September 8,1886; daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Semrad.


Married:   February 16, 1901 Matej Zahradnicek at Enid, Oklahoma.


Died:   March 29, 1939, at her home - age was 52 years, 6 months and 23 days - heart attack


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.


Funeral:   Zahradnicek home in Atkinson Saturday


Children:   Helen Wells of Stuart; , William of Johnstown;, Lucy of Pickford, Michigan;, Dr. Henry Zahradnicek of Scottsbluff; Evelyn Zahradnicek of Hay Springs; Mrs. Lydia Gilman of Amelia; and Mrs. Irene Freed of Atkinson


Brothers:  Joe, Frank and Louis Semrad
Sistes:  Mrs. Anna Jones and Mrs. Rose Kaidy, all of Enid, Oklahoma.

 

When she was 2 years of age she came to American with her parents, who settled in Saunders County, Nebraska.

 

In November, 1894, she moved with her parents to Garfield County, Oklahoma.

 

April 9, 1937, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

   

 

Everett K. "Red" Young

 

Everrett Young, 35, Dies of Heart Attack, Rites at Church Here Today

 

Born near Central City, July 9,1903, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Young of Atkinson.


Married:   Miss Marguerite Sterner of O'Neill January 28,1936.


Died:   Denver, August 22,1943, at the age of 35 years, 1 month, 13 days.


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.


Funeral: Methodist Church this afternoon.


Children:  John Parker, died in infancy, Arlene Ann and Judith of Denver


Brother:  Corporal Ralph J Young who served with the U S Forces on Corregidor Island, and is now in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp in Osaka, Japan.


Sisters:  Mrs. Thos Wyant of Dallas, Oregon, Mrs. Lynus Howard, Mrs. Frank Kazda, Marla , all of O'Neill, Mrs. Leon Beckwith of Emmet.

 

August 27, 1943, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

Born:  November 11,1916 in Springview, daughter of Bert Earl and Julia Etta Rasmussen Lewis.


Married:   May 31,1936, J. Linn Wyatt - he died October 12,1995


Died:   December 30, 2005 in Doniphan, Missouri.


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson.


Funeral:   Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Seger Funeral Home, Atkinson.


Children:  Marilyn K. Hill of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Donna Newbold


Grandchildren: Derrik Newbold


Brothers:  Robert of Atkinson, Dale of Springview, Dean


Sister:  Etta Linse

 

 

January 2006, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

John Linn Wyatt

 

 

Born:   February 14,1914 in Springview, son of John B and Eva Woolheiser Wyatt.


Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.


Funeral:   Saturday, October 14 at Seger Funeral Home, Atkinson

 

October 19, 1995, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Elmer Wright  


Ted Wright Fatally Hurt in Accident - Entangled in Cable at Gravel Pit Near Meadow Grove

Funeral Here Sunday.  Was Foreman Lyman Ritchie Crew; Leaves Wife and two small sons.

 

Ted Wright of Atkinson was killed yesterday morning in an accident at the Lyman Ritchie gravel pit near Meadow Grove when he became entangled in a cable to which a team of horses was attached.  He was rushed to a hospital in Tilden but lived only 20 minutes after arriving there.

 

This tragic death strikes the Siemsen family of Atkinson twice within a week. Ted was the husband of Dora Siemsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Siemsen.   He was here Monday to attend the funeral of Karl Siemsen, who died last Friday after receiving a broken neck when he slipped from a diving board at Long Pine a few weeks ago.

 

Mr. Wright, about 25 years of age, was foreman of the crew at the gravel pit.  The accident happened Thursday morning and he suffered severe scalp wounds, crushed chest and fractured leg.  He had been employed by the Lyman Ritchie company for several years.

 

Two small children, Robert 8 months and Lewis 6 years also survive him.

 

The body will be brought to Atkinson for burial. Funeral services will be held Sunday.

 

August 21, 1931 Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Funeral Service Held For Accident Victim Ted Wright, Killed in Gravel Pit Mishap Last Week, is Buried Here

 

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Atkinson, last Sunday afternoon for Ted Wright, 30, who was fatally injured Thursday morning, last week, when he was caught in a dragline cable in the Lyman Ritchie Gravel pit near Meadow Grove.

 

Mr. Wright was foreman of the crew.  He was attempting to straighten a kink in the cable when he was caught and drawn into the drum around which it wound.  He died shortly after arriving at the hospital in Tilden.

 

Theodore Elmer Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas E. Wright of Culbertson, was born July 15,1901 at Elgin, Nebraska.   He had made Atkinson his home for several years, the Wright family having formerly lived on a farm near here.  The past 3 years he had been employed by the Lyman Ritchie Sand and Gravel Company and had been foreman at several of the company's pits in various locations in Nebraska.

 

He was baptized in the Christian faith in the Baptist church at Oakdale, Nebraska, in 1908.

 

On February 28,1925 he was married to Miss Dora Siemsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Siemsen of Atkinson.

 

He is survived by his wife, and two children, Lewis Arthur, aged 6 years, and Robert Charles, age 8 months.

 

Two sisters, Elsie Rumm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Opal of Culbertson. Three brothers Howard, Chester and Lyle, of Culbertson.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, Pearl, Lester, Augusta.

 

Mr. Wright was well known in and around Atkinson and had many friends who held him in high esteem and who sympathize with his family and other relatives in their sad hour.

 

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

Rosetthir S. Pettis Wright

 

Rosetthir S. Pettis was born at Sermeria, New York, June 7,1848, and died in Atkinson, May 8,1911, at the age of 63 years, 11 months 22 days.

 

When 11 years old she moved with her parents to Columbus, Wisconsin. and there grew up to womanhood. There also on May 8,1862 she was married to Byron W. Jones.  To this union was born seven children, Edward J. , Edwin S., Flora A., Rosetthia E., Jennie R., Nellie M., Minnie M., of whom only two, Flora and Minnie, are now living, the others having passed to the great beyond before. Her husband also died in 1876.

 

In 1892 she was united in wedlock again, to John F. Wright, who with the two living daughters, are left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and loving mother.

 

She lived at Deadwood, South Dakota during the past 18 years, but removed to Atkinson in hopes of regaining her health on May 11,1910.   But her broken health continued, until at last she was gone.

 

She was a member of the Methodist Church, and lived a faithful life, and in death doubtless entered upon that well earned rest which the Creator has reserved for all who love him.

 

May 12, 1911, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

Robert Roy Woods

 

Stroke is Fatal to Robert Roy Woods

Death Comes Second Day After Burial of His Aged Mother, Mrs. Lucretia Woods

 

Son of Seth Woods - he died 1905.

 

Died:   Suffered a stroke sometime Friday night at his home in the north part of town, coronary thrombosis.

 

Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral:   Presbyterian Church here Monday.

 

Brother:  Ted Woods died 1931; Herman died 1895; Jud died 1908/1909.

 

April 7, 1939, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Herman Bruce Woods

 

 

Died at the home of his father, Mr. Seth Woods, in this city on Friday, April 3,1895; Herman B. Woods, aged 27 years and 6 months.

 

Deceased was born in McDough County, Illinois, November 1,1867 moving with his parents to Butler County in November 1882, and from there to Atkinson in October  1884, where he resided till the day of his death.

 

He had suffered for 9 long, weary weeks with bilious renitent fever, but was not considered dangerously ill until a few days before the end when he was taken suddenly worse and sank rapidly. He remained conscious to the last.

 

His death has cast a gloom over the entire community, as he was beloved by all and numbered among his friends all who knew him.

 

May 9, 1895, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

Roy P. Woodruff

 

Roy Woodruff Dies; Was War Veteran

 

Died:   Thursday, February 28, in Grand Island
Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.
Children:  LeRoy
Sisters:   Five

 

March 1, 1963, Atkinson Graphic

Submitted by :  Doris Counts

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

Pneumonia is Fatal To Earl W. Wood, 56

Atkinson Mason and Plasterer Dies After Short Illness;  Funeral at Methodist Church

 

Born:   October 2,1881 at Ewing, Nebraska ,his father is father passed away in 1916.

 

Married:   Susie J. Senteney on April 10,1902 at O'Neill.

 

Died:   Sunday April 3,1938 at his home in Atkinson, at the age of 56 years, 6 months 1 day. Pneumonia.

 

Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral:   Tuesday at Methodist Church.

 

Children:  Lester O.

 

Sisters:  Mrs H. R. Porter, Vina and Mrs. Coe Butler, all of Ewing.

 

Brothers:  O. C. of Manning, Iowa and L. A. of Lusk, Wyoming.

 

Submitted by:   Doris Counts

April 8, 1938, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Marie McKathnie Wondercheck

 

 

Born:   September 24, 1938, at Stuart, Nebraska , daughter of Milton George McKathnie and Alpha Elizabeth (Johnson) McKathnie.

 

Married:   Ernest Wondercheck, August 23, 1958.

 

Died:   August 14, in Houston, Texas following a lengthy struggle with cancer. Donated her body to the University of Texas Medical School..

 

Funeral:   Saturday, August 21, at the Ord Christian Church in Ord, Nebraska.

 

Children: Gene, Bob Patrice of Houston; grandchildren: Greg of Alma, MI

 

Atkinson Graphic, August 19,1993

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Services Held For Mrs. John Wondercheck

 

Born:   June 20, 1900 at Blue Hill, Nebraska, daughter of Edward and Elsie Greig Karr.

 

Married:   John Wondercheck March 2,1921 in Atkinson.

 

Died:   November 5, in Atkinson.

 

Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral:   Thursday November 8, at United Methodist Church.

 

Children:   Loretta Kearney of David City, Anna Mae Sprague of Kilgore, Jo Ann Disterhaupt of Motley, Minnesota, Donna Rae Disterhaupt of Pillager, Minnesota, Lavern Sichender of Atkinson, Jeanie Hein of David City; Donald of David City, Harold of Miniatare.

 

Sisters:   Ora Neibauer and Elva Weller, both of Atkinson, Catherine Rossman of McFarlane, Wisconsin, Mary Kirkland.

 

Brothers:  George, Troy, Melvin and Marvin,-Eugene Karr of Femont.

 

November 15, 1984, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

Everett Harry Winnings 

 

Born:   June 18,1919 , son of Harry and Edna Cox Winings at Hopedale, Ohio.

 

Married:   Betty Enbody Doolittle on March 1,1973 at Amelia; married Lois Tipton August 17,1940 - died 1954.

 

Died:   December 1, 2006 after a long illness in Stuart.

 

Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral:   December 6, 2006 at United Methodist Church in Atkinson.

 

Children:  Rita Stevenson, Ronald Gayle died 1963

 

Grandchildren:   Renee and Ronni

 

Brothers: Ernest and Jack,Ronald

 

December 7, 2006, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Frances J. Johnston Wilson

 

Services Held for Mrs. Frank Wilson

 

 

Born:   December 25,1892 in Atkinson, daughter of Frank B and Sara Ann Buchanan.

 

Married:   September 21,1918 in Albion.

 

Died:   Friday, April 21 in Atkinson.

 

Buried:   Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral:   Monday at Stuart Community Church

 

Children:  Mrs Paul (Janice) Burben of Lincoln

 

Sister:   Mary Hewett of Rushville, - 5

 

Brother:   Gabe of Buhle, Idaho

 

 

April 27, 1978 Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Carrie Wilson

 

 

Miss Carrie Wilson, daughter of Rev. W. P. Wilson, living south of Emmet died at Lead City, South Dakota, on Friday last and the remains were brought down to Atkinson Sunday morning.

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The funeral took place at Methodist Church the same day, Rev. G. M. Bosswell officiating.   A large number of friends of the deceased and her parents were in attendance at the funeral to pay the last sad tribute to the memory of the dead.

 

Submitted by Doris Counts

July 3, 1890 ,The frontier

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

George Williamson

 

 

Remove Body of Soldier to Home Cemetery

 

 

The body of Private George Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williamson of Atkinson was removed from the military burying ground at Ft. Robinson Tuesday and re interred in Woodlawn Cemetery at Atkinson Tuesday afternoon.

 

The body was met here by the relatives and the company of Home Guards in uniform.

 

Services were held at the grave and the bells of the city tolled a requiem for the dead soldier boy.

 

Private Williamson died at Ft. Robinson May 31,1917 of spinal meningitis.

 

His name appears in our record as the first Holt County soldier in the present war to die in the service of his country.

 

 

January 18, 1918, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Byrdie Viona Boettcher

 

Death of Mrs. Roy Wilson

 

 

Born near Atkinson November 1,1895, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Boettcher of Tonawanda, Nebraska.

 

Married:   Roy Wilson of Fremont, Nebraska, April 24,1915.

 

Died:   Fremont, Nebraska, February 6,1920 aged 24 years 3 months and 5 days.

 

Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral: Methodist Church, February 9.

 

Children: Melvin and Edith Brothers: Fred and Clarence of Tonawanda.

 

Sisters:  Mae, Iva, Hazel Boettcher

 

February 13, 1920, Atkinson Graphic

T ranscribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Brownfield Walker

 

 

Thomas Brownfield Walker, was born Uniontown, Pennsylvania, December 21,1838, died in Atkinson April 18,1909, age 71 years 3 months 28 days, leaves a wife and three children, was deputy post master at Atkinson, buried Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

His children were Maud Merriman, Anna Keirnan and Fred

 

Thomas B Walker, a pioneer settler and early postmaster died last Sunday

 

 

April 23,1909, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Lana Krester Walrath

 

 

Died at her home in Atkinson on Friday evening, July 20th, 1900, Mrs. Archibald Walrath, after a lingering illness of several months.

 

We desire to join the many fiends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their hour of bereavement. For particulars see obit.

 

Mrs. Lana Kretser Walrath was born in Montgomery County, New York, June 25th, 1847, and died at her home in Atkinson July 19th, 1900. Her age was 53 years and 24 days.

 

She was married to Archibald Walrath, at Utica, New York, January 3rd, 186?.  She was the mother of four children but only one is living at the present time.

 

About 15 years ago, Mr. Walrath moved west for his wife's health and finally located in Atkinson where he has resided ever since. Her last sickness was long and painful. No one really knows what she suffered.

 

The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Saturday July 21, conducted by

Rev. A. E. Talley, who preached from the testament: "I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness".  She was prepared to go.  She will be missed as a loving wife, a devoted mother and a dutiful neighbor.

 

July 26, 1900, Atkinson Plain Dealer

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

 

Martin Henry Walrath

 

 

M. H. Walrath Succumbs to Long Illness.

 

Failing Heart Ends Life of Well Known Atkinson Man

 

Funeral Today at Ten

 

Death Comes in House in Which He Had Lived for Forty-five Years

 

 

Martin H. Walrath, one of this community's lifelong residents, passed away at his home on the east edge of town Wednesday morning.   Mr. Walrath had been in failing health for more than a year, heart trouble making him practically an invalid for most of the time since he was stricken.   His death came in the home in which he had lived for 45 years and where he and his wife reared a family of seven children, all of whom are living and are at home today with their mother.

 

Funeral services will be held this morning at the Walrath home. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Probably no personage in Atkinson was better known than Mart Walrath.  His 45 years of life in Atkinson is a story of friendliness to everyone and among the many folks of this community that love the sport of fishing, Mart rated in skill with the best.

 

At the service this morning the following story of Mr. Walrath's life will be read by the minister.

 

"Martin Henry Walrath was born at Inhams Mills, New York on January 15, 1878 and passed out of this life at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning February 26, 1930 at the age of 52 years.

 

Mr. Walrath came to Atkinson with his parents when he was 7 years old.  In the next year they built their home here and he has lived in that same house ever since.  In his early life he attended school here and was a student in Atkinson High School.

 

On May 20, 1900 he was married to Miss Coila Uttley of O'Neill.  Their seven children are all living and are with their mother here today.  They are Mrs. Leola Tapscott of Bellflower, California; Helen of North Platte, Nebraska; Mrs. Maudie Silverstrand of Atkinson; and Thelma, Roberta, Darlene, and Mark, who are living at home. There is one grandchild, Markie Tapscott, who is here with his mother.

 

He was ever a kind father, and although possessed of meager worldly goods, he gave his children an education and a good name, one that never would cause them to blush.  Morally upright, honest, and strictly temperate, he was an easy going, good hearted man who, if he had something which a neighbor needed worse than he did, loaned it to the neighbor.

 

Mr. Walrath was a skillful gardener and his chief amusement was catching fish.   We read of the fishing expeditions of Daniel Webster and our presidents, but we have no doubt that Mr. Walrath excelled them all in this most delicate and interesting sport.

 

He was a strong, industrious man until a year ago last summer, when he developed serious heart trouble.  Since then he has been an invalid, with growing weakness and distress, until at last he earnestly desired release from the worn out body."

 

February 28, 1930, Atkinson Graphic

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

Thomas Donnelly

 

 

An old resident of  "Holt County, Missouri Board" Holt County, died at Rapid City, South Dakota on the 6th inst, from a tumor in the breast.

 

Mr. Donnelly was a highly respected citizen of Atkinson for several years, removing to Rapid City about 5 years since.

 

His daughter, Mrs. William Griffin of , was summoned by telegram and arrived in time for the funeral on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Donnelly and son, William, will return to Atkinson with Mrs. Griffin, in a few days, where they will make their future home.

 

Transcribed and Contributed by:  Verdeen Guzman

 

 

 

John H. Bay   

 

Octogenarian Commits Suicide By Hanging

(Special to The Star.) O'NEILL . Neb., Aug. 29.—

John H. Bay aged 82, committed suicide by hanging at the Bay home northeast of O'Neill. George Bay, his son. came in from a field shortly before the old gentleman took his life, and he saw his father walking about the yard.

 

A little later the son went to the house and found his father dangling from a limb of a shade tree. Mr. Bay had climbed to the top of a barrel and kicked it from underneath his feet, after he had fastened the rope about his neck.

 

Mr. Bay was born in Germany, November 18, 1835.

 

He came to Holt County in 1884.

 

 

County Attorney Hugh Boyle went out and viewed the body and pronounced it a plain case of self-destruction.

 

Funeral services were conducted from the Bay home and inteiment was made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

 

 

The Lincoln Daily Star - August 29, 1917

 

 

Samuel Wolf   

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

 

O'Neill, December 1. --  Samuel Wolf, 79, Holt County's first homesteader, was buried here Friday.  He died last Thursday on a ranch on the Elk Horn River east of O'Neill.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wm. Ryan    


Died.  Ryan--June 18th, at O'Neill, Neb., of inflammatory rheumatism, Wm. Ryan, aged 36 years.


He was born in County Limerick, Ireland, Nov. 16, 1852; emigrated to America August 1866, residing at first in Illinois, then in Iowa and moving to Columbus, Neb., in 1872.  He went, August 1883, to O'Neill, where he married in 1884 to Miss Anna B. O'Neill.  He leaves a widow and his little son to mourn his loss.


In this city the deceased had many warm friends who sincerely mourn his departure.

 

 

Newspaper: The Columbus Journal, (Columbus, Ne.)
Date: June 27, 1888
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel




John Carr    

Holt County Rancher Succumbs to Illness

Special Dispatch to the World Herald


O’Neill, Nebraska, September 5. – John Carr, one of Holt County’s earliest settlers, died at his home in O’Neill Friday morning after a lingering illness.

He was one of Holt county’s largest ranch operators, having his ranch at Stafford, Nebraska. He came to Hold County in 1884.

On August 1, 1893, he was married to Gertrude Gallagher and to this union were born 11 children, all of whom survived him except one daughter, Mrs. O. A. Bell,, who passed away in January of this year.

He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Helen Regan of O’Neill, Mrs. Anna Jordan, O’Neill; Mrs. Mary Layman, Chicago; Mrs. Catherine Keiser, Cody; Mrs. Agnes Suteliff, Neligh; James, Patrick, Emmet, Loretta and Cecil at home.

Saturday, September 6, 1930
Omaha World, Herald (Omaha, Nebraska) Page: 2




    


 

 

 

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