Obituaries - D

Dahlburg, Margaret Louise
Wahoo, Neb., July 7 – Mrs. Margaret Louise Dahlburg, long time resident of Wahoo, died at her home here Monday evening at 6 o’clock. She was eighty-one years old and had been a resident of Wahoo for more than thirty-two years, coming here from Sweden. She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ellen Ecklhom, Wahoo; Mrs. Esther Wedell, Chicago, and Oscar and Eskil of Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Swedish Lutheran church of Wahoo. Burial will be in Wahoo cemetery.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated July 7, 1925]

Dahlman, Mrs. P.
Wahoo, Oct. 15 – Mrs. P. Dahlman, aged seventy-five died at Wahoo. Mrs. Dahlman and husband were among the early residents of the county having resided near Swedeburg for many years. She is survived by her husband, one son and three daughters. Funeral services will be held at Wahoo Sunday.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated October 15, 1920]

Dahlman, Peter
Wahoo – Peter Dahlman, 85, early resident of Saunders county, died Friday evening.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated January 8, 1933]

Decker, Sylvester Perry
Death - Ashland Neb. April 13
Sylvester Perry Decker, one of the most prominent citizens of Saunders county, died here at the age of 58 years. Mr. Decker was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Cass County, Nebraska, in 1857. In 1870 he moved to Ashland and has since been engaged in the grain business here.
[Source: Custer Co. Republican, April 19, 1900 edition]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Melody Beery]

Dodds, J.E.
Saunders Pioneer Dies
Wahoo, Neb., June 12 – J.E. Dodds, 84 years old, one of the early pioneers of Saunders county and for many years a resident of Wahoo, died at his home in Lincoln Thursday night. The body will be brought to Wahoo for burial.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated June 12, 1920]

Dodge, Arthur
Boy Instantly Killed
North Bend, Neb., April 7 – A sad accident occurred here today. While the sons of Mrs. L.M. Dodge, one mile west of Morse Bluff, were engaged in sawing wood with an old circular saw rigged up for horse power, the fly wheel burst and one part struck Arthur Dodge, aged 12 years, across the breast, killing him instantly.
[From the Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated April 8, 1897]

Donaldson, A.
Committed Suicide
Domestic Trouble Causes an Ashland man to End His Existence

Ashland, Neb., Feb. 10 – A. Donaldson, living six miles northwest of this city, committed suicide late last evening by shooting himself through the breast. The cause was due to domestic trouble.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated February 11, 1895]

Dooley, Jacob
Ceresco, Neb. – Jacob Dooley, 69, proprietor of restaurants here and at Wahoo, died Sunday afternoon at a Lincoln hospital. He is survived by his wife and several children. The body was taken Monday morning to Ericsons at Wahoo.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated December 24, 1934]

Dorsey, Cloyd J.
War Veteran Shoots Self with Shotgun
Morse Bluff, Neb., Feb. 11 (AP) – County Coroner W. T. Gleeson termed a suicide the death last night of Cloyd J. Dorsey, 42, railroad section hand and war veteran. He was found at the home of a half-brother, Yoy Zeller, and died about 90 minutes later of a shotgun wound in the chest. Gleeson said no inquest is planned. His widow survives.
[From the Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated February 11, 1942]

Downing, John
John Downing, Retired Wahoo Contractor, Dies
Wahoo, Neb., Feb. 7 – John Downing, 55, retired Lincoln contractor who had lived on a farm near Ashland for seven years, died at a Wahoo hospital Monday following a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Ashland, with Rev. T. Porter Bennett officiating. Burial took place in Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln.
A resident of Nebraska for 35 years, Mr. Downing retired to the farm because of poor health. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; a son, John Jr.; and a daughter, Betty, both at home; and three stepsons, Elmer Jensen of Benson, Minn., Truman Jensen of Lincoln, and Kenneth Jensen of Wahoo.
[Source: Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated February 7, 1940]

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