Obituaries - K

Kendall, Cleda
Woman Dies in Car Crash
Five Injured in Wahoo Accident; Omaha, Lincoln Victims

Wahoo, Neb., May 1 (AP) – A young Lincoln woman was killed and five other persons suffered injuries late today in a headon collision between two automobiles five miles south of Wahoo.
Miss Cleda Kendall, 27, Lincoln telephone operator, died shortly after the accident in a Wahoo hospital. She suffered a frontal skull fracture, broken neck and double fracture of an arm.
The injured:
Charles C. Copeland, 504 South Twenty-fifth avenue, Omaha, badly cut lip, bruises.
Mrs. Charles C. Copeland, bruised right hip and ankle, back injury.
Guy Radcliffe, 26, Lincoln, facial cuts which may cost one eye.
Elmer Treadwell, 26, Lincoln, severe bruises.
Miss Gertrude King, Lincoln, minor bruises.
The car containing the four Lincoln persons, driven by Treadwell met the Copeland car on a curve. The impact demolished both cars, and Mrs. Copeland was thrown from the car driven by her husband.
Miss King was the least seriously injured. She was taken to Lincoln by a passing motorist as the other injured were brought to a Wahoo hospital.
Miss Kendall is survived by her mother and a brother, Lester, a guard at the Nebraska penitentiary.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated May 2, 1935]

Kepheart, Mrs.
Ashland, Neb., Feb. 10 – Mrs. Kepheart, age 38 years, died Friday night after a long illness. She left a husband and three children to mourn her loss.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated February 11, 1895]

Keyes, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Keyes, living near Wahoo, Neb., died suddenly the other afternoon in Dr. Lamb’s drug store from an overdose of strychnine in medicine improperly compounded. The coroner’s inquest decided that he came to his death by a prescription improperly compounded by Dr. Lamb who used two grains of strychnine, when only one was prescribed, and improperly mixed it. He leaves a wife and several children.
[Source: Columbus Journal (Columbus, Nebraska), dated April 15, 1885]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Denise Hansen]


Kidder, F.B.
F.B. Kidder is Stricken
Wahoo Power Head Once Lived in Lincoln

F.B. Kidder of Wahoo died at his home at 5:15 a.m. Sunday following an illness of eight weeks. He was thirty-two years old and was manager for the Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power company at Wahoo.
Mrs. Kidder, who survives him, is a daughter of John H. Kreps of Lincoln. The couple had once lived here. Mr. Kidder first worked for the Iowa-Nebraska here and later went to Pawnee City as manager. He went to Wahoo from Pawnee City.
Surviving, besides his wife, are three small sons, Jack, Fred and Robert. Funeral services will be held at the Wahoo Methodist church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
[Source: Lincoln Evening Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated March 6, 1933]

King, Thomas
Fall From Bridge Fatal to Workman
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 23 – Thomas King, time keeper for a Northwestern bridge gang at Wahoo, died at Wahoo yesterday at noon while waiting for a train to bring to a Fremont hospital for treatment. King fell from a bridge near Wahoo, suffering a fractured leg and other injuries. King came to Fremont from Omaha a short time ago and entered the employ of the railroad company. Nothing is known at railroad headquarters here of his relatives. The body is being held.
[Source: Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated December 23, 1915]

Koch, Carl A.
Birth: Sep 18, 1901 (Colon, NE)
Parents: Godhelf & Emma (Thompson) Koch
Marriage: Maude Myers (192). 3 daughters.
Death: Oct. 29, 1989 (Pierre, SD, St. Mary's Hospital)
Age: 88 yrs 1 m 13 ds
Funeral: Friday, Nov. 3, 1989 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore)
Occupation: Rancher in N. Hyde County, retired 1954.
Organizations/Civic: Church council at Sedgwick/ school board (31 yrs); county commissioner, county assessor; Director of Equalization; Hyde County Senior Citizens Center.
Preceded in death by: parents, brothers Walter and Chris, wife (Jan. 31, 1989)
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
[From the memorial leaflet]
[Transcribed and Submitted by: Jacque McDonnell]


Kraty, Frank V.
Frank V. Kraty, of Wahoo, Neb., a bio-chloride of gold patient, committed suicide.
[From the Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), dated May 4, 1892]

Kuhlman, Dale Henry
Dale Henry Kuhlman, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhlman of near Memphis, Neb., died at Wahoo at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Surviving besides his parents are three sisters, Cleora, Darlene and Donna Marie, and grandparents, Mrs. Mary Kuhlman and Mrs. M.S. Schmidt, both of Wahoo. The body is at Helmsdoerfers.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated January 1, 1934]




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