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Olsen, Jacob
Had a Sure Thing on Death

Wahoo, Neb., May 22 – Jacob Olsen, a farmer, single, aged 34, residing two miles east of Colon, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by climbing into the forks of a tree, placing a rope around his neck, the other end of which he fastened to a branch of the tree, after which he shot himself in the mouth with a revolver and his body fell from the tree, being restrained from reaching the ground by the rope, which of itself would have killed him instantly. Financial embarrassment was the cause of the rash act. He was not discovered until this morning and the coroner was summoned.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated May 23, 1895]

Olson, Fred O.
Fred Olson, Wahoo, Dies
Farmer Was Lifelong Resident of Saunders County

Wahoo, (AP) – Fred O. Olson, 46, farmer near Wahoo, died Monday night in a hospital here after a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Wahoo and Swedeburg area. Surviving are two children, a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Swedeburg.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated April 17, 1940]

Olson, Johanna
Injury Proves Fatal
Wahoo, Neb. (UP) – Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Johanna Olson, 81, of Valparaiso, at the Swedeburg Lutheran church with Rev. Mr. Lindbergh officiating. Mrs. Olson suffered a broken hip in a fall recently. She died Sunday at Wahoo. She is survived by Fred and Mable Olson of Valparaiso and George W. Olson of Wahoo.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated November 11, 1936]

Overton, Alvin
Alvin Overton, seventy-six died in Wahoo Sunday noon. His home was at 2209 South Eighth. Surviving are his wife, six children, Mrs. Clarence Hoover, Mrs. Ben Lemke, Arthur and Edgar Overton, all of Lincoln; and Phillip of Wahoo and Ralph of Hay Springs; his mother, Mrs. E.E. Overton, Lincoln; five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Allen and Mrs. Laura Ohler, Lincoln; Mrs. Charles Gess, Sheboygan, Wis., Mrs. Mary Booth and Mrs. Virginia Haney of Springfield, Neb.; two brothers, Robert of Neligh and Herbert of Chicago. The body is at Henry Brown’s pending arrangements.
[Source: Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated February 10, 1930]

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