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Miscellaneous Obituaries


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John Redborg

Dr. Davis O. Harner

Elizabeth Jane Calvert Folden  

James A. Walker

Eri McCallister

Robert Lincoln Bell   

Barrison Goodlett     

Lieut. H. Kinney   

Memime Thomson   

Mrs. O. F. Herrick   

Joseph Ritchie   

Daughter of N. J. Reynolds  

Ralph Talbot   



    John Redborg


    Andrew Redborg received the sad news, Saturday, of the death of his brother, John, who died at home in Neb., April 22, of lung trouble.  He was a former resident of this city.


    (Batavia Herald (Illinois), 28 April, 1893) Donated by Kim

    Dr. Davis O. Harner

    In Nebraska, on the way from Omaha to Scribner, Dodge county, March 8, Dr. Davis O. Harner, aged 27 years, son-in-law of Mrs. Orsemus Culver.

     Henry Republican - March 11, 1875
     Transcribed and Contributed by:  Nancy Piper

    Andrew L. Folden   

    "Pioneer Preacher of Nebraska"

    The death of Rev. Andrew L. Folden takes away the most widely known minister and pioneer citizen of this part of the state. His health had been failing for several years on account of kidney trouble and old age, and several months ago there were unmistakable signs that his long and useful life would soon come to a close.


    Andrew L. Folden was born April 20, 1824, in Monroe County, Virginia, and died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 1911, at the residence of Cloyd Steele, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, at the age of 87 years 7 months and 22 days.
    At his bedside when the end came were several relatives among them his only brother and sister--Wm A Folden of Beatrice and Mrs. Elizabeth Calvert of Glenwood, Iowa.


    The remains were brought from Nebraska City on the Wednesday evening train and at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon  the funeral services were held in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Randall of Nebraska City, and the interment  was in the cemetery west of this village.


    The pallbearers were W H Mark, Wm. McCarroll, W L Taylor, Dan Lynn, William Stine and Oregon Douge. Andrew L Folden's native state was Virginia, but when he was a little child his parents moved to Indiana, where he grew to manhood and was married in 1846, to Elizabeth J. Calvert. They moved to Mills County, Iowa, in 1850, and in 1854 they came to Nebraska and settled in Old Wyoming, a few miles southeast of here.


    He was licensed as a minister in 1857 and his first appointment was in Johnson county, and since that time he has engaged in church work continuously until a short time ago.  His wife died in this village November 25, 1904.

    Rev. Folden's highest aim in this life was to lead his fellowmen along the line of true Christianity, and in his death the Christian world has lost an able and willing advocate, and the community has lost a valuable and highly esteemed citizen.


    Unknown Newspaper   


    Elizabeth Jane Calvert Folden   

    Elizabeth Jane Calvert was born in Highland County, Ohio, in the year 1830. She moved with her parents to Indiana in 1837. In the year 1846, she was married to Rev. A L Folden, who survives her. In 1850, with her husband, she emigrated to Iowa, and in 1854 they settled in Nebraska, near Union.

    She has lived a long life of usefullness and passed peacefully away on Friday, November 25, 1904, at her home in Union, at the ripe old age of 74 years 10 months and 25 days.

    Mother Folden did not leave any children, who could call her mother by birth, but she left nine different homeless persons who could call her mother by adoption; yes, it may be said of her, "She hath done what she could, and wherever the gospel shall be preached, it shall be told of her for a memorial". She was the wife of one of our Fathers of Israel, a Superannuate of the Nebraska conference. Mother Folden was one of those who put the joy of her religion into her daily walk and conversation and could see the bright side of the dark places in life.

    She joined the M.E. church in early life and held on by faith till the close of life, when in last breath she aroused and exclaimed in an audible voice, "Peace, Peace, let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord".

    The funeral service was held from the Methodist Church in Union by her pastor, M. S. Foutch, at one o'clock p.m. Sunday, amidst an immense crowd of people and friends, and her last remains were laid to its last resting place in the cemetery west of the village.

    She leaves a husband and many friends to mourn her loss. But why shall we sorrow, when we remember, "we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for she shall be waiting and watching when we shall gather on the Eternal Shore of Glory".

    Among the relatives and friends from a distance who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. M Calvert of Ashland, William Egloff of Sidney, Iowa, Mrs. Elizabeth Calvert and Mrs. Nancy Harmer of Glenwood, Iowa, Jason Fountain and wife of South Bend, Emery Steele and daughter of Louisville, E. Ratnour and wife and Mrs. Hobson of Weeping Water.

            A CARD OF THANKS   After fifty-eight years of life together my

          beloved wife has been called to a higher and better home, and while

          I realize that the separation is not for a great while, there is a feeling

          of loneliness that cannot be avoided by human mind, and I am sincerely

          thankful to the many friends who offered sympathy and assistance.

          May the Lord reward them more than I am able to do.

          A.L. Folden

    Unknown Newspaper - 1904

    Dusting Trails

    James A. Walker   

    James A. Walker Dies Suddenly

    James A. Walker, aged 50 years, well known native of Charleston, residing at 342 North Seventh Street, died suddenly about 10 o'clock this (Friday) morning near the south edge of Paris, State Route 1, while engaged in posting advertising matter on bill boards for the Miller Advertising Company of this city.

    The body was removed to the Blume Funeral Home at Paris where a coroner's inquest was scheduled for this afternoon.  Mr. Walker, who had been working for the Miller Company only two days, accompanied by Joe Combs, Wayne Pattin and Ray Nichols, were engaged in their bill posting work when it is believed, Mr. Walker suffered a heart attack.

    Mr. Walker, son of Stanford **A. and Mrs. Amanda Eubanks Walker , who would have been 50 years old in July, had spent almost all of his life in Charleston.  

    He was united in marriage a number of years ago with Miss Minnie Steward, who died while she and her husband were residing in Nebraska about 18 years ago.  About 16 years ago Mr. Walker was united in marriage with Mrs.Berde Gray, who survives.

    About 12 years ago, while employed as a car inspector for the Nickel Plate Railway, Mr. Walker met with an accident which resulted in the loss of the four fingers of his left hand, and the toes of his left foot.  He had followed several occupations, and had worked on city, township and state projects.

    Surviving Mr. Walker are:  his widow; his father, Stanford ** Walker; four children, John Walker and Mrs. Doris Johnson of Charleston, Nolan ** Walker of Fremont, Nebraska, and Mrs. Paul Shrienhart of Terre Haute, Indiana; seven stepchildren, Mrs. Gladis Ownes, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Mrs. Viola Moses of Charleston, Mrs. Edna Curtis of Oakland, Oran Gran of Mattoon, and Jack and Robert Gray, at home; ten grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ira D. Cole, of Charleston; and one brother, George Walker, of Charleston.

    The body will be brought to the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home this afternoon.

    Funeral services will probably be held Sunday.


    ** The two big mistakes are in the survivors paragraph, where is states his father's name is "Stanford" whereas it should be "SANFORD" according to his obit and the Illinois Death Index.


    ** The other mistake is where the children are noted, and the son "Nolan" should be "NOEL, or NOEL C (Charles)" which is my father's birth name according to his birth certificate.

    Charleston( Illinois) Times Courier - May 6, 1939
    Contributed by:    Norm Walker
    Transcribed by:  Frances Cooley

    Eri McCallister

    Born 02 Jul 1845 Rockford, Winabago co, IL;  died 14 Apr 1890 Nebraska

     Transcribed and Submitted by:   Lennis Geiken

    Robert Lincoln Bell

    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bell, who years ago lived out west of Henry and moved from there to Nebraska, has recently died there, we learn through this second cousin, L. M. Bell of this city.

    Henry Republican, Henry, IL  July 22, 1915
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Nancy Piper

    Barrison Goodlett

    Goodlett, On Sunday, the 21st inst., Barrison, the youngest son of John A. and Jennie Goodlett. The funeral took place at their residence, on Laramie street, this afternoon.

    2-22-1869. Nebraska Daily Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Lieut. H. Kinney

    The remains of Lieut. H. Kinney, USA, son of Judge Kinney of this city, having been brought from an army station in Alaska, were buried in the city cemetery yesterday, with appropriate services by Rev. J. C. Eliot, of Otoe University.

    12-10-1869. Daily Nebraska Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Memine Thomson

    Thursday morning, April 22d, 1869, Memine Thomson, wife of M.P. Thomson, of this city, after a lingering illness of two years. Funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence, corner 11th and Ferry streets. Mr. Thomson desires to return his thanks to his neighbors for their many kindnesses extended his family during their afflictions.

    4-22-1869. Daily Nebraska Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Mrs. O.F. Herrick

    The funeral of Mrs. O.F. Herrick will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, at three o'clock, from the residence of the family, on California street. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

    7-3-1869. Daily Nebraska Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Joseph Ritchie

    On last Monday night, the 4th inst, at the residence of Mr. R.C. Elvin, of this city. Mrs. Joseph Ritchie, of St. Louis, aged twenty years. Mr. Ritchie came here about two weeks ago in company with his brother, for the benefit of his health, having been in ill health for ten months past. His parents were telegraphed for immediately and arrived yesterday evening. The funeral took place today.

    5-6-1869. Daily Nebraska Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Daughter of  N. J. Reynolds

    On Wednesday evening, the 3th inst., at the First National Hotel. LULA, daughter of N.J. and Rebecca J. Reynolds, aged two years and five months.

    5-6-1869. Daily Nebraska Press.
    Transcribed and contributed by:  Carla Mascara

    Robert Wilson

    Obit: From Hayes Township --- Robert Wilson, brother of Abner Wilson who was killed by lightning on last Tuesday, is visiting his sisters, Mrs. Curmitt, McLane and Dunlap. He will return on Thursday to his home in Nebraska.

    Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, August 21, 1879 Page 3 *** column 4 Transcribed and contributed by: FOFG

    Ralph Talbot

    Class of 1872 Ralph Talbot. Born, 17 August, 1850, Fayette, Missouri. Lawyer. Died, 28 June, 1911, Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

    Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1910-1911, Hanover, New Hampshire.
    Transcribed by: Kim Mohler.