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Amerine, Oscar
Driver of Death Car Still Undetermined
Sheriff to Continue Search - Jury Fixes No Blame in Amerine Death

That Oscar Amerine, 28, 627 South, came to his death by being struck by a moving vehicle, the driver of which is unknown, was the verdict brought in by a coroner’s jury at Wahoo Saturday morning. Amerine was injured Thursday afternoon while working on the highway a mile north of Wahoo. His companion, H.J. Urbach, 2911 Jackson drive, was absent at the time he was struck.
Fourteen witnesses were called, County Attorney Worrall, who conducted the hearing, said, chief among them being Urbach and E.G. Smith, driver of a bread truck, who found Amerine lying on the pavement. George Borreson, truck driver was also on the stand. Amerine died at Wahoo community hospital Friday afternoon. The inquest ended with a sedan, of which the driver has not been located, being described as the death dealing car.
The investigation will be continued by Sheriff Mengel, the Saunders county attorney said, in hope of locating the driver of the car. The body of Amerine has been brought to Brown’s where funeral services will be held, probably on Tuesday.
[Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln Nebraska), dated June 17, 1933]

Anderson, N.J.
Wahoo, Neb., Oct. 8 – In the death of N.J. Anderson, who died Tuesday, Wahoo and Saunders county lost not only a pioneer and prominent business man, but also one of its best loved citizens. Since 1879 Mr. Anderson had conducted a photograph gallery in Wahoo and was the oldest photographer in the state, as well as being probably the best known because of the excellence of his work as an artist. Over thirty-five years ago he organized the state association of photographers, which had its first meeting in Omaha, and he has always been an ardent supporter of advanced methods of photography. In artistic competitions he has always won creditable honors and the Anderson studios, which has been composed of Mr. Anderson and his son, Arthur, are widely known all over eastern Nebraska for the excellence of their productions.
Mr. Anderson was born in Sweden in 1851 and came to America in 1869, first locating in Illinois, but came to Nebraska the following year and entered the studio of E.L. Eaton, a well-known artist of that time. Ten years later he came to Wahoo and opened a studio. Naturally of an artistic temperament, he quickly developed an enviable reputation as a photographer, which made him a successful business man. No piece of work ever left his studio unless it was strictly up to standard.
He has always been active in church work, having been a member of the Swedish Lutheran church, and also took an active part in the civic and social interests of the city and county. He leaves besides his widow, two sons, Arthur of Wahoo, who has been associated with him in business, Dr. R.N. Anderson of Cedar Bluffs, and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Killian of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; also a brother, Samuel G. Anderson, and two sisters, Ingred and Hannah Anderson, residents of Omaha.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon, October 6, at the family residence in Wahoo, and burial was at Sunrise cemetery at Wahoo.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated October 9, 1922]

Anderson, Mrs. Richard
Wahoo, Neb., Aug. 21 – Mrs. Richard Anderson of Swedeburg died suddenly from what physicians believe to be after effects of the influenza. She had lived in the vicinity all her life.
[Source: Lincoln Evening Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated August 21, 1919]

Avery, Gilbert Laws
Gilbert Laws Avery, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Avery of Wahoo, died yesterday at Wahoo, and will be brought to Lincoln today for burial at Wyuka. Mr. and Mrs. Avery are both well known in Lincoln. Mrs. Avery was formerly Miss Helen Laws.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated April 7, 1909]




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