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,
George Henry Brock-
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.
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
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,
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
Sargent Leader, Sargent NE, Jan. 16,
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
[source: Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 22, 1900
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
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
The Pallbearers were Theo.Cole, Charley Ralls, Fred Rush,
Ted Goos, Frank Hardy and Ernest Hardy. Interment was at
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,
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.
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.
by: Melody Beery
source: unknown newspaper
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 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.
Custer County Republican, Broken Bow, NE, Dec.31,
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