Obituaries - R

Railsback, Robert M.
A letter from Wahoo,, says: “Robert M. Railsback died here recently of heart failure. Mr. Railsback was born in Tazewell, Ill., in 1865. He settled at Ithaca in 1892, becoming manager of the Railsback Brothers’ elevator there. He is survived by a wife, one daughter, an aged mother, three brothers and two sisters.”
[Source: Omaha World Herald – April 8, 1919]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Marla Zwakman]


Regal, J.H.
Fatally Injured at Wahoo
Agent of Standard Oil Killed in a Runaway

Wahoo, Neb., March 17 – This evening as the Elkhorn passenger train pulled out for Lincoln the four-horse team of J.H. regal became unmanageable. In his efforts to control the runaway team, he was thrown violently to the ground and sustained injuries from which he died an hour later. Mr. Regal was the agent of the Standard Oil company. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his untimely taking off.
[Source: The Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated March 18, 1899]
[Transcribed and submitted by: Denise Hansen]


Rider, William
An Old Resident Gone
William Rider, an old resident of Omaha, died at Wahoo on Monday evening of apoplexy. Deceased was aged seventy-seven years and six months. The funeral will take place today at 11 o’clock, the remains going from the train to Prospect Hill cemetery.
[Source: Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, Nebraska), dated May 19, 1887]

Rostin, Ellen
Mrs. Ellen Rostin, 86, of 3606 Lafayette avenue, resident of Omaha 35 years, died Friday night at a local hospital after an illness of three months. She was the widow of Louis Rostin, pioneer jeweler at Wahoo, Neb.
Survivors: Son, Al, Walker, Minn., and four grandchildren, Herbert Fischer, Mrs. Mary Schmad and Margaret Fischer, all of Omaha, and Howard Fischer, New York, and two brothers, Nels Palm, Ceresco, Neb. And John Palm in South Dakota.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated January 20, 1940]

Rundin, Mae
Wife of Wahoo Minister Ill for Past Seven Weeks
Wahoo, Neb. – Mrs. Mae Rundin, wife of Rev. Walter C. Rundin, died at the Wahoo community hospital Monday at 7:40 p.m. after an illness of seven weeks. She was 45. Born at Brunswick, Neb., she married Rev. Mr. Rundin twenty-three years ago. Before coming to Wahoo, she was with her husband at Mitchell, Neb., ten years, and at Crawford, Neb., five years.
Mrs. Rundin was active in church and civic affairs. She was a member of the P.E.O. Besides her husband, two children survive, Bernice, who attends the University of Nebraska, and Walter, Jr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.F. McMahon, Brunswick; sister, Mrs. J.T. Fletcher, Orchard, and three brothers, Emmett and Ross, Brunswick, and Guy, Minneapolis. Rev. Mr. Rundin is pastor of First Congregational church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at Wahoo, Rev. Ervine Inglis of Lincoln, and Rev. William A. Tyler officiating. Burial will be at Wahoo.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated June 27, 1933]




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