Emma Adams
widow of William Adams, deceased, passed away March 3rd, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 70 years.  Interment was in Memorial Park in Dayton.  She leaves three children, William H. of Jackson, Michigan; Albert M. of Dayton, Ohio; and Marth Adams Smith of St. Louis, Missouri.  Two grand children and one great grandchild.  The deceased was the sister in law of Abner Adams of Taylor, and Lillian McNamara, and Sarah Martin.  Her husband who died in Dec. of 1908, was the first blacksmith in Taylor, selling his shop to George W. Clay in 1891.  The Adams family came to Loup county Territory in 1881.
Source: The Sargent Leader, Sargent NE, March 28, 1940

George Henry Brock-
George Henry Brock, slain Loup county sheriff, was honored by citizens from all parts of the county at funeral services conducted here yesterday by Rev. W.J. Loder.

Brock a resident of the county since 1923, had been village marshal here as well as sheriff.  A former rodeo cowboy, he came to Nebraska from Oklahoma.

Frank Strohl, 45, of Almeria has been appointed sheriff to succeed him.  Brock was fatally wounded last Wednesday at Valley View when he tried to serve an assault warrant on Richard Birkes.  Birkes and his uncle, also wounded, are being held under guard at a Broken Bow hospital.
Source: Omaha World Herald, Omaha NE, Oct. 21, 1941

Morgan Crane
A letter from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, brings news of the death February 16 of Morgan Crane, a former resident of this county on a homestead in 1866, removing a few years later to Loup county, Nebraska.  He was member of the legislature during the memorable Van Wyck and Paddock fight of 1887, having been elected as a Van Wyck man, but after supporting Van Wyck in the caucus he assisted in the election of Paddock.  He leaves a wife and four grown children.
Source, Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, NE, Feb. 24, 1906

Larsen, Harold
Bill Helmkamp received word Saturday of the death of a nephew, Harold Larsen, 28, who died Friday night of injuries suffered when a tree he was felling at his farm near Chambers struck him nearly severing one leg and causing internal injuries.  He leaves his wife Lila and one child.  Lila will be remembered as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Helmkamp who resided northeast of Taylor.  Funeral services were held in Burwell Monday with burial in the Burwell cemetery.  Bill Helmkamp, accompanied by his son Joe, daughter Marian and grandson, Chester Helmkamp drove to Chambers, Sunday and returned the same day.- Taylor Clairon
Source: The Sargent Leader, Sargent NE, Jan. 16, 1941

Mrs. O.H. Conrad and J.D. Marshall, left Tuesday morning for Taylor, Nebraska to attend the funeral of their step father, Mej. Oldham.  They received word of his death Monday.  Their father was 81 years old.  The Republican extends to the bereaved relatives the sincere sympathy of their friends of this community.
[source: Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 22, 1900 edition]


Joshua Perkins Dies
We did not learn in time for publications last week of the death of Joshua Perkins, who was recently buried in Kent Cemetery.  He was another of the old pioneers gone to his reward.

A man of Southern extraction who at the outbreak of the Civil War espoused the Union Cause, enlisted in the Union Army and served to the end of the war.

He came to Nebraska at an early date and homesteaded down about Boelus, later moved to Round Valley, Custer County.  About  1900 he again removed to Loup County over north of Taylor where he resided until his death.

[Source: Sargent Leader: March 18, 1920, page 1]


Lewis Sears Family
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, October 13, at the Taylor Evangelical United Brethern Church, Rev. C.R. Anderson and Dean Donner, officiating.

Mrs. Ted Moon accompanied Mrs. John Dunne and Marlin Britton.  The selections were "Going Down the Valley", "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere".  The Military rites were in charge of the American Legion.

The Pallbearers were Theo.Cole, Charley Ralls, Fred Rush, Ted Goos, Frank Hardy and Ernest Hardy.  Interment was at Taylo

Lewis Bernard Sears was born April 27, 1920 in Custer County, Nebraska to Ernest and Evelyn Sears.  He grew to manhood and received his education at Taylor.  In 1941 he began his service to his country and served in the Army artillery in the South Pacific theatre, receiving his discharge in 1945.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Benhart-Klapal Legion Post.

He is survived by his father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sears of Overton, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Myron Bleach and Mrs. Bernard Garska of Taylor, Neb., one brother, Lloyd of San Francisco, CA.   Infant twins, a brother and sister preceded him in death in 1923, his mother in October, 1959.

Hazel Jessie Robbing was born at Sargent, Neb. Dec. 23, 1925, and lived there until her marriage in 1945.  She received her education in the Sargent schools and followed the teaching profession.  She taught rural schools in Custer, Blaine, Loup, and was currently teaching a rural Cherry County school.

She is survived by her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Deal of Sargent, NE her father Fred Robbing of Alliance, NE and one sister, Mrs. Marie Hammond of Denver, Colorado.

Douglas Ernest Sears was born January 18, 1955, at Sargent NE to Hazel and Lewis Sears of Taylor, NE.  He began his schooling at Taylor and for the past two years attended a rural school near his home in Cherry County where he was a 4th grade student.  For nearly three years he was a member of the Assembly of God primary Sunday School class.

He is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Deal of Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sears of Overton and Fred Robbing of Alliance, NE.

Hosts of friends and relatives mourn the tragic deaths of a family who lost their lives in a highway accident near Halsey, NE early Saturday morning, October 10, 1964.  Lewis, age 44, his wife Hazel, age 38 years and son Douglas, age 9 years old.

Many communities were shocked and saddened by the triple tragedy, particularly at Taylor where they have made their home.  The past two years they had lived on a ranch north of Thedford, NE, but continued to maintain their home here and returned frequently to attend business matters.

Lewis and Hazel were married December 17, 1945 at Phillipsburg, Kansas and ten years later their son Douglas was born.  For a number of years Lewis was engaged in either trucking or ranching and operated a business in Taylor and at Brewster, NE for a time.

Many are the former students who attended schools taught by Hazel in four counties, and many are the young friends and schoolmates of Douglas, children almost to young to understand the uncertainies of life.

transcribed by: Melody Beery
source: unknown newspaper clipping

Sears Infant
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Sears died Tuesday morning after a lingering illness.  Interment was made Wednesday in the Madison Square cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Bails.  The News extends sympathy to the bereaved parents.
Source: The Sargent Leader, Sept. 24, 1902

J.W.Whites Child
J.W. Whites little girl died of pneumonia Saturday night.  She was about one year old.  Rev. J.R. Teagarden preached the funeral services at the residence Sunday morning and the body was taken to Taylor, Nebraska for burial.
[Source: Custer County Republican, Broken Bow, NE, Dec.31, 1908]

Horace Wishman, 83 died on Sept. 22 at their farm near Taylor.  A life time resident on the same farm.  Mr. Wishman and his brother, Herb did farm work for many years.  Survivors are brother, Herb Wishman of Taylor, sister, Minnie Wishman of the Tucker Resthome in Sargent; many nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon in the Urbauer Funeral home in Burwell.  Interment was in the Kent Cemetery.

transcribed by: Melody Beery, source: unknown newspaper clipping,(transcriber note:  no year on clipping)

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