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Mrs. Alma Talty, 58, died at her home in Wahoo Friday afternoon. Surviving are a son, John of Omaha; three daughters, Mrs. C.R. Bangh of Wahoo, Mrs. Jack Hostettler, Los Angeles, Cal., and Miss Janice of Wahoo and a brother, William F. Johnson, Seattle, Wash.
Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Wenceslaus church, Wahoo. Burial will also be at Wahoo.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated December 15, 1934]
Tharp, Nathan D.
Wahoo Honors Its Last Civil War Vet
Wahoo, Neb., May 22 – Nathan D. Tharp, only surviving civil war veteran in Wahoo, was honored today on his ninety-sixth birthday by the Wahoo American Legion auxiliary, who held “open house” at his home.
Mr. Tharp has been a resident of Saunders county since 1869, when he homesteaded near Valparaiso. At that time there was no house between his place and the Platte river, 25 miles away. Indians frequently called at his home to solicit vegetables. He gave freely and was not molested. He has lived in Wahoo 53 years.
Mr. Tharp said he cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln while stationed with the army at Rome, Ga. His only son, Dee Tharp, resides in Omaha. A daughter and one son died several years ago.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated May 23, 1938]
Wahoo, Oct. 6 – O.M. Tharp, aged forty-four, died last night from the effects of injuries received about a month ago while riding a motorcycle. He collided with an automobile, breaking his arm and receiving severe bruises. A wife and three sons survive him. He formerly taught school, but at the time of his death was manager of the Wahoo Implement company. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Workmen, Woodmen, Knights of Pythias and Eagles. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the home. Burial will be at Sunrise cemetery.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated October 7, 1913]
A man named James Thompson, who resides in Saunders county, was called to his door and deliberately shot and killed by some unknown person. This occurred on Monday night, about seven o’clock. It appears Mr. Thompson and his wife were sitting at the fire, when someone knocked at the door. On Thompson going to the door, three or four balls were put into him from a revolver in the hands of some unknown person. He fell to the floor and died almost instantly. The murderer also fired one shot at Mrs. Thompson, but it did not hit her. She cried for help, and the murderer then left in a hurry. Mr. Thompson came here last year from Boone county, Iowa, and settled in Saunders county, where he is said to have had no enemies. It is also said that someone followed him from his old home and perpetrated the deed. The officers are now in search of the murderer, and Saunders county is once more being scoured for a criminal.
On Tuesday morning our officers were on the look-out for the party described as the murderer. Their efforts were successful, as Constable Gregg and Ed. Morse arrested the man whom they supposed was the murderer at the depot. He gave his name as John Camber, and made the following confession:
He said he was living with his wife in Montana, Boone county, Iowa, when Jas. Thompson came and obtained board at his house. He then ingratiated himself into the good graces of his wife, and finally, when he was away from home, his wife sold all the worldly effects he had and, with Jas. Thompson, left for the West. He (Camber) then came in search of a home in the West, and, hearing that Thompson lived in Saunders county, he looked him up, with the hope of getting some money back from him, and, if possible, his wife. He found the house a little after 7 o’clock, and knocked on the door. When Thompson came to the door he wanted know what the “son of a b---” wanted here, and stepped outside, and, with a stick of wood in hand, went for Camber, who, in turn, drew a large horse pistol, and fired at Thompson; three of the balls taking effect. Camber says that the first charge in the pistol was only blank, but he was followed up so close that he fired the other three shots.
The prisoner had the horse pistol when arrested and made no resistance. He also telegraphed to his father-in-law that he was arrested for murder. He denies having shot at his wife or having any intention of shooting, but he had gone prepared to defend himself, knowing Thompson’s previous bad character. He says that Thompson is an escaped criminal from Iowa, he having committed a murder there. These are only the particulars gathered from the prisoner but everything goes to show they are very near correct. Sheriff Turner, Robt. Gregg and Ed. Morse have gone with the prisoner to Wahoo.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated December 11, 1874]
Died of Heart Failure
Wahoo, Neb., May 18 – T.N. Thompson, a farmer residing about three miles northwest from Wahoo, died suddenly last night of heart failure. He went to the barn to do the chores early in the evening and was found lying dead in the corner of the barn about 11 o’clock, on the return of the other members of the family, who were attending church in Wahoo. A wife, two daughters and one son survive him.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated May 19, 1914]
Three miles east of Wahoo Emil Thorson was instantly killed. He was taking care of some horses when one of them kicked him over the heart.
He was a young man of 22 years old, the son of Charles Thorson, a prominent farmer.
[Source: Afro-American Sentinel (Omaha, NE) Page: 4 - Saturday, April 25, 1896]
Tornblom, Charles E.
Wahoo – (AP) – Charles E. Tornblom, 73, Wahoo resident 55 years, died at a Wahoo hospital Tuesday night after a long illness. Tornblom owned and operated a tailor shop here 33 years before retiring twenty-two years ago. Survivors include his wife and son, Ferd Tornblom of Denver.
[Source: Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated October 5, 1938]