Obituaries - M

Mauck, William T.
William T. Mauck, Sr., 73, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 4699 Pacific street, after a several months’ illness. A native of Saunders county, he once was register of deeds and for eight years was postmaster at Wahoo. In 1916, he went to Lincoln to become custodian of the Scottish Rite temple, and in 1929 he retired and came to Omaha.
He is survived by his widow; daughter, Lucille; son, William T., Jr.; and three sisters, Mrs. W.H. Daugherty, David City, Neb., and Mrs. M.O. Worrall and Mrs. Caroline Hagenbuck, both of Wahoo.
Masonic services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wahoo Methodist church. Burial will be in Wahoo. The body is at Crosby’s mortuary.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated September 18, 1933]

McCart, Una
Una McCart, 22, of 13th and K, died in Wahoo at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCart, she leaves two sisters, Edna and Darlene. The body is at Roberts where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Irvin Lennox in charge. Burial at Lincoln Memorial park.
[Source: Lincoln Evening Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated February 7, 1934]

McCluhan, Ira
Wahoo, Neb., May 20 – Ira McCluhan of Morse Bluff committed suicide Monday afternoon by blowing his head off with a shotgun. The body was found by his brother, Dick, in a corn crib several hours after the deed had been committed. A letter was found addressed to his brother, Dick, in which he asked him to look after the children and property, and to invest $9,000 on deposit in the bank to that end, but the letter did not give any reason for leading him to take his own life. About six weeks ago his wife was taken to the asylum at Lincoln.
[From the Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated May 20, 1903]

McLean, James
Sank To Rise No More
A Young Man Near Wahoo Drowned in a Creek
The Body Not Recovered

Wahoo, Neb., June 17 – [Special] – News reached Wahoo this morning of the drowning of James McLean, a young man of twenty-one years, of Wahoo, near Ithaca last night. Young McLean was working on what is known as the Bissell farm for James Boile. About 6 o’clock yesterday evening he put the saddle on a pony and started for the cattle in the pasture. He had to cross the creek, which at that time was quite high from the effects of the recent rains and the water was so deep that the horse went under and young McLean became frightened and jumped from the horse and was drowned. Burt Sheldon was nearby and jumped into the creek the save McLean, and reached him just as he was going under. McLean caught Sheldon’s shirt sleeve which gave way, and McLean sank to rise no more. Shelton was taken out a few minutes later almost lifeless himself. McLean was a member of the Wahoo fire company and a number of the members of the company, with the citizens of the town and country, have been dragging the creek all day, but up to 5 o’clock this evening the body has not been found.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated June 18, 1890]

Merkle, Gottleib
Ends All His Troubles

Wahoo, Neb., Oct. 12 – Gottleib Merkle, section foreman at Swedeburg, the first station south of Wahoo on the Elkhorn, was found dead at that place this morning at 6:30 with a bullet hole in his forehead, made by a 32-caliber revolver. He had been dead six hours. Coroner Way was summoned, a jury was called and a verdict of suicide was rendered. The cause of the act was domestic trouble. He leaves a wife and several children. He was a German by birth.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated October 13, 1895]

Monnich, John
Fremont Civic Head Suicide
John Monnich Found Dead Near Car
Morse Bluff, Neb., Aug. 13 (AP) – Covered with canvas and lying on the ground near the exhaust pipe of his new car, John Monnich, 54, Fremont, Neb., automobile dealer, was found dead on a little traveled road four miles east of here today.
Deputy Sheriff Clarence Hagstrom, who came from Wahoo to investigate, said Monnich had taken his own life. The body was found by Victor Hartford, living near here.
Mrs. Monnich said her husband had disappeared from Fremont Friday and Hagstrom said Monnich apparently had been dead two days. The body was taken to Fremont. Funeral services were held at the home at Fremont tonight with burial following at Hooper, Neb., where Monnich was born.
Monnich retired from business last fall. He was a past president of the Fremont Country club and the Fremont Golf club and had been active in church and Boy Scout work. While president of the golf club he donated a swimming pool to the club.
[From the Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated August 14, 1939]

Monteen, Minnie
Wahoo – Mrs. Minnie Monteen, sixty-six, a resident here more than fifty years, died Sunday of pneumonia contracted while ministering to a patient. She was a trained nurse.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated ]

Morrison, James
Death of an Old Soldier

Wahoo, Neb., April 7 – James Morrison, an ex-union soldier and a resident of this city for the last eighteen years, died at his home April 1. Funeral services were held April 3 under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.
[Source: The Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated April 8, 1895]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Denise Hansen]

Moyer, George I.
Sudden Death at Wahoo

Wahoo, Neb., Nov. 4 – At his residence yesterday afternoon, George I. Moyer died of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was bookkeeper at the First National bank, was a Mason and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. The deceased was 43 years old and leaves a wife to whom he had been married but about four months. The funeral will be conducted by the Masons and Woodmen tomorrow afternoon. His life was insured for $2,000.
[Source: The Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated November 5, 1895]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Denise Hansen]

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