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Mrs. Charles Able

August Sodecott

B. A. Humphrey

John E. Evans

Miner Hull

Sebastian Schwaiger

Tony Davis    

John Neary   

Convert S. Townley   

Miss Effie E. Beal   

Mrs. Amy E. (Reede) Votaw   

Helen Shane    

Mrs. D. D. Donaldson    

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Charles Able

Brady Island, Neb. March 9

Mrs. Able, wife of Charles Able, living eighteen miles north of here fell dead from a wagon just as they were starting from this place home.

Source: Custer County Repbulican, March 15, 1900 edition
Transcribed and contributed by:  Melody Beery


August Sodecott

North Platte – August Sodecott died at the age of 70, of pneumonia.

He resided here for many years. A brother, Chris, survives him.

Omaha World Herald – Feb. 7. 1922
Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman


B. A. Humphrey

Sutherland – B. A. Humphrey, 76, is dead after a long illness.

He was a pioneer of this section.

Omaha World Herald – Mar.4, 1922
Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman


John E. Evans

John E. Evans, prominent attorney of North Platte Nebraska, died there last night, according to a wire received this morning by Captain C. E. Adams.

Mr. Evans was department commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in the early ‘90’s, served as secretary of state at about the same time and was at one time grand master of the Nebraska Odd Fellows. He was a pioneer settler in western Nebraska and served as receiver at the land office in North Platte under Republican Administration. He was 78 years old.

A son, E. H. Evans, also an attorney, survives. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon.

Omaha World Herald – Dec. 28, 1920
Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman


Miner Hull

Miner Hull, 38, salesman for Paxton Gallagher Company at North Platte Nebraska, died at his home there yesterday morning at 6 o’clock following an illness of but a few days of pneumonia, according to word received here last night.

Mr. Hull is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Nell Harold of Omaha , an infant son, Richard, and his mother and sister, living in Kentucky.

Funeral services will be conducted at Forest Lawn Chapel Thursday morning, the Rev. O. D. Baltzly of Kountze Memorial Church, officiating.

Omaha World Herald – Dec. 20, 1922
Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman


Sebastian Schwaiger

North Platte – Sebastian Schwaiger, 60, died at Kearney while en route home from Omaha where he took medical treatments. He had been employed as a Union Pacific engineer here for twenty-five years.

Omaha World Herald – Sept. 1, 1921
Transcribed and contributed by:  Dan Zwakman


Tony Davis    

Drowned In The Canal

Tony Davis of Wellfleet, Meets an Untimely Death


Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Wellfleet, Nebraska, July 23. – Tony Davis was drowned yesterday while bathing in the canal north of here.

Davis was one of the prominent young men of the state. Although only 27 years old, he had obtained a fund of knowledge such as few men obtain. He was a prominent educator, an expert stenographer and was committee clerk in the last legislature.

Funeral services were held under the auspices of the new fraternal society, Star of Jupiter, and the funeral procession was the longest every seen in this section, attesting to his sterling qualities of manhood and the love of his fellow men.

Sataurday, July 29, 1899
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska) Volume: XXXIV Issue: 302 Page: 11


John Neary    

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

North Platte, Nebraska, August 26. – John Neary, a pioneer resident of this city, died at this home Wednesday morning of apoplexy and his funeral was held from St. Patrick’s Church.

The deceased was born in Ireland, April 23, 1844, and came to New York when about 20 years old. Ten years later he came to North Platte, where he opened a shop, which he was conducting at the time of his death.

Monday, August 27, 1906
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska) Volume: XLI Issue: 283 Page: 8


Convert S. Townley   

Auto Crash Kills Townley

Brother of League chief hit by Passenger train.

St. Paul - Convert S. Townley, employee of the Nonpartisan league and brother of Arthur C. Townley, founder of the league, was killed in the automobile accident near Lincoln, Neb.

George H. Griffith, league leader and former state manager in Minnesota, who was reported to be the victim, was not in the accident.

Miss Viola Grasse of Fargo, N.D., and Seattle, Was., also an employee of the league, was seriously injured.

The victim of the accident was identified as Mr. Townley by Miss Grasse when she recovered consciousness several hours after his death.

Winthrop News, Jan. 18, 1923, page 9
Winthrop, MN



Miss Effie E. Beal   

20, of Greybull, died from Spanish influenza while visiting friends in Lincoln, Neb.

Big Piney Examiner
Nov. 14, 1918,    page 2

Transcribed and contributed by:  Robin Line


Mrs. Amy E. (Reede) Votaw    

Amy E. Reede was born May 22, 1829, near Atwater, Ohio, and departed this life October 18, 1920, near Wellfleet, Nebraska, aged 91 years, four months and 26 days.

She was left an orphan at a tender and her childhood was rather sorrowful as the family with whom she lived were very unkind.

She was married August 22, 1851, to Abner Votaw, near Salem,Ohio, where they lived for two years after their marriage. The family then moved to Illinois and to Iowa, thence back to Illinois and in 1885 to Lincoln County, Nebraska, where the father died December 14, 1894, and the mother more than 25 years later, October 18, 1920.

Ten children were born to this union – Mrs. Ella Wills of Wellfleet, Nebraska; Walter B. Votaw of Maywood; Frank A. Votaw at Wellfleet; Olive E. Votaw, who died in infancy; William B. Votaw of Lincoln; Eli B. Votaw of Wellfleet; Homer G. Votaw of Denver, Colorado; Horace E. Votaw of Hastings, Nebraska; Herbert Pl Votaw of Denver Colorado, and Gertrude Shear of Davis Creek, California.

It was the privilege of all the children, except Gertrude to be with dear mother during her last illness.

Besides her children she had thirty grand children, twenty six of whom survive and eleven great grandchildren, ten of who are living.

Mother Votaw was a life- long member of the Society of Friends. She was an ardent abolitionist in slavery times, and an earnest advocate of prohibition and woman suffrage. All of these reforms she lived to see supported by law.

To children and friends she was devoted and self sacrificing. Hers was a sincere and practical religion and the commendation for the loving wife, mother and friend will be “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Funeral services were held at the old Votaw homestead, about eighteen miles north of Maywood Wednesday at eleven o’clock conducted by Reverend Stevens of North Platte, and the remains laid to rest beside the husband in the Wellfleet Cemetery.

The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune
November 2, 1920



Helen Shane     

Mrs. D. D. Donaldson   

Two Deaths

Two deaths occurred in the same house within a few minutes Monday evening.

Helen, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shane, had just passed away and Mrs. D. D. Donaldson, from the next house, was engaged in arranging the body when death overtook her.

Straightening up from her task the woman made some remark and suddenly fell, death being due to heart failure.

Sutherland Free Lance

The North Platte Semi Weekly Tribune
August 26, 1910



 

 

 

 

 

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