Miscellaneous Obituaries


John Steward Boggs
On January 6, 1926, at 11:30 p.m. John Steward Boggs died at his home at Ronceverte, West Virginia. Mr. Boggs was saved several years ago and was at first a member of the Methodist church but later became an active worker in the late reformation, the Church of God in which he acted as a minister and Sunday School worker during the last fifteen or twenty years. He organized several Sunday Schools in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties; also built several churches. Being also a carpenter he performed much of the labor and felt well recompensed when he saw the work of Christ advancing. His father died in the unfortunate Civil War while serving in the confederacy and his mother who was formerly Sarah Ann Pyles then married John Hazel, so Mr. Boggs leaves a widow Anne Ramsey Boggs, three sons, Jacob Gordon, of Boyer, West Virginia, John Grover, of Philadelphia, Pa.; and William Blick, of Pittsberg, Pa., to mourn their loss, besides five small grandsons and two grandsons, one little son having preceded him at a tender age and two little granddaughters, one of them his favorite, little Sarah, also went to Heaven before him. Two brothers, Aiken and Watson W. survive, also a half-brother Charlie Hazel and a half- sister, Mrs. Mary Dunn. A sister and a brother died some years ago. In the early years of his life Mr. Boggs conducted two or three stores and an extensive lumber business, his main store being at Huntersville. His health had been poor for over twenty years but his sufferings were patiently borne. His sons all arrived during his last sickness and his beloved friend, the Rev. James Wesley Whitenack, of Baltimore, Maryland, came and stayed with him until the end. He had assisted at little Sarah's funeral over three years ago, and was permitted to preach that of his brother in Christ, Mr. Boggs. He was buried at Alvon, West Virginia, near where he had spent his boyhood days and where many of his people still live. He left a host of relatives and friends all over West Virginia and many friends in the different churches and Sunday Schools who will be sorry to know of the death of Grandpa Boggs as he was lovingly called. He is at rest but his spirit is with God and his works will go on and on, bearing fruit while the earth stands as no good deed is ever lost. Brother Boggs was never idle, even when suffering he witnessed for Jesus to every one he saw and when his pain was at its worst he told the watchers around him that there was not a shadow between him and his God. He had Brother Whitenack to sing his favorite hymn for him several times "I Cannot Be Idle". 

I cannot be idle, the fields are so white,
And numberless sheaves will be lost,
They perish for want of more reapers to save, 
How awful to think of the cost! 

I cannot be idle, no time for repose, 
My resting shall be over there, 
Where all of the faithful in Heaven above,
A crown of bright glory shall wear. 

Farewell, we'll meet you on yon bright shore,
Our sighs and tears, will then be o'er,
Farewell again, we sadly say, 
Until there dawns Eternal day,
Then in that home so bright and fair, 
Father, dear, we'll meet you there. 

Mrs. J. G. B. 

George Allen Boggs
The following is a article that was printed in a local newspaper about the death of Mr. George Allen Boggs. The date and what newspaper is unknown. 
On Friday morning, December 15, Mr. George Allen Boggs, of Anthony's Creek district, this county, met his death in an unexpected moment. He had been engaged in the manufacture of lumber for several years, and was operating a sawmill on Little Creek. On the morning of his death he had started for the mill in his wagon, carrying camp supplies, and in some way one of the horses fell across the wagon tongue. After he had been released the animal became frightened and sprang forward, catching Mr. Boggs on the end of the wagon tongue. In this way he rode for about one hundred yards, when losing his grip he fell to the ground, the wheels passing over his body. He lived about 15 minutes after the accident. Mr. Boggs' age was 60 years, 8 months and 20 days. He was a good citizen and had been a member of the Methodist church for about 40 years. Burial took place at Alvon on the following Sunday, and was attended by an assemblage of friends and relatives, the size of which had never been witnessed in that section before. 

Mary Ella Pyles
The following is the obituary of Mrs. George Allen Boggs (Mary Ella Pyles) that was printed in a local newspaper. The date and what newspaper is unknown. 
Mrs. G. A. Boggs departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1918 at the home of her son, Mr. G. L. Boggs, near Alvon, this county. She was born Aug. 14, 1856, and had therefore reached the age of 61 years, four months and ten days. She was the mother of twelve children, seven girls and five boys, and had 47 grandchildren. Her husband, G. A. Boggs, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Camp and Mrs. Manta Dolin preceded her to the grave several years ago. The other ten children-five daughters and five sons-are left to mourn the loss of father, mother and two sisters. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant church. The funeral service was conducted at the Alvon church by Rev. R. O. Hipes, of Peterstown, Va., from the text, St. John 11th chap. And 26th verse, 'Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, 'tho he were dead, yet shall he live." The remains were laid to rest in the Alvon cemetery in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. "A beautiful life is ended." 

BERRINGER, Stanley Wakefield
BERRINGER, Stanley Wakefield - 86, of West Dover, presumed drowned, November 21,1987, off Dover Point, West Dover, in a boating accident. Born in West Dover, he was a son of the late James and Jeanette (Cleveland) Berringer. He was a fisherman all his life, a member of the St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover, where he served as sexton and warden, and a member of St. Margaret's Liberal Association. He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Duggan, West Dover; a brother, Titus, West Dover; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Two sons, Clifford and Elwood, are presumed lost in the same boating accident. He was predeceased by three brothers, Luke, Clifford and Arthur; a sister, Marie. 
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover, Rev. Lloyd Ripley officiating, assisted by Rev. H. S. Corbin. 
EBERRINGER, Elwood (Dick) Herrington
BERRINGER, Elwood (Dick) Herrington - 50, of West Dover, presumed drowned November 21, 1987, off Dover Point, West Dover, in a boating accident. Born in West Dover, he was a son of Lottie (Cleveland) Berringer and the late Stanley Berringer. He was employed on the Canadian Coast Guard ship 'Sir William Alexander" for the past 19 years. He was a member of St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover. He is survived by his wife, the former Melva Beaver; a son, Robert, West Dover; a daughter, Jeanette, West Dover; a sister, Pauline Duggan, West Dover; and a granddaughter. A brother, Clifford, is presumed lost in the same boating accident. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover, Rev. Lloyd Ripley officiating, assisted by Rev. H. S. Corbin. 
BERRINGER, Clifford Stanley
BERRINGER, Clifford Stanley - 55, of West Dover, presumed drowned November 21, 1987, off Dover Point, West Dover, in a boating accident. Born in West Dover, he was a son of Lottie (Cleveland) Berringer and the late Stanley Berringer. He was employed with Piercey's Supply Ltd., Halifax for the past 16 years. He was a member of St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover. He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Berringer; a son, Trevor, West Dover; two daughters, Shelly and Rachel, both of West Dover; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Duggan, West Dover. A brother, Elwood, is presumed lost in the same boating accident. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James' Anglican Church, West Dover, Rev. Lloyd Ripley officiating, assisted by Rev. H. S. Corbin. 

Robert Vinton Adams 
20 Jan 1969
Akron, Iowa 
The sudden and unexpected death of Robert V. Adams at his home in Akron on Monday evening, January 20, 1969 brought sorrow to his relatives and many friends. Death was due to an apparent heart attack shortly after 6:30 pm. Robert Vinton Adams, son of Mr. & Mrs. V. G. Adams, was born here on January 4, 1917. Robert was a graduate of Akron High School where he was a star football player.  He served in the US Army during WWII, after which he returned to Akron and operated the Standard Oil Station which he had operated before going into the army. He later sold the service to Arvin Finzen, and purchased the Adams Implement Co from his father. He operated this business for about 20 years up to the of his death. On September 21, 1935, he united in marriage with Miss Lillian Swanson at Elk Point, South Dakota. To this union two children were born, Sylvia and Robert R. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Akron on Thursday afternoon January 23, with Rev. Michael Strom officiating, Mrs. Hugh Swift, vocalist, sand "Under His Wings", and "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow". Stan Swanson was accompanist. Casketbearers were Herman Renken, Richard Bean, Roy Carlson, Gordon Klemme, Jay Earnest, Lyle Jacobs, Walter Dirks and Arvin Finzen. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. James Hulce Of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a son Robert R. of Sioux City, his parents Mr. & Mrs. V.G. Adams, a sister Janet Gabel of Fountain Valley, California, two brothers, John Adams of Long Island, New York, Charles Adams Of Walnut Creek, California, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Enid, and a twin brother, Edward. 

William H. Adams 
15 Feb 1873 - 25 April 1945
Portland, Maine
William H. Adams, a resident of Portland most of his life, died Tuesday in his home. A native of Brunswick, Mr. Adams came to Portland in his childhood and was 
Educated in the local schools. He graduated from Portland High School. He was for several years assistant manager of the Portland Warehouse and later a foreman of the A & P Warehouse. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Mabel R Adams, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Fuller and Mrs. Alfred D. Morgan. 

Walter Bedient 
Sarah Bedient Janes' brother was 'Uncle Walter Bedient". 
"Dies at the Great Age of 100 years, 2 months, 20 days". 
"Uncle Bedient died on Wednesday at his home in Gilbertsville, New York (1896). He was born at Hubbardton, Vermont, 11 April 1796. When he was 2 years old, his father moved to Grand Isle on Lake Champlain. He gave some very interesting descriptions of his early life at this place. They cleared up the new land, had great logging bees, neighbors coming from all directions with their oxen teams to assist in all the laborious undertakings. His father at one time, after burning some unusually large piles of logs, collected the ashes, made potash from them, hauled the potash to Montreal, sold it, received in payment a half bushel of Spanish silver dollars. When the War of 1812 broke out he distinctly remembers seeing the British sloops on Lake Champlain and saw the cannonading between them and the American batteries on shore. His family moved to New York, in 1813 spending their first night with Isaac Bedient, which stood on the farm now owned by J. H. Gilbert in the eastern part ot the town of Gilbertsville, New York. His family, 9 in number, and all their effects, made 2 loads, and the old road over the hill by which they reached their destination, is still in places plainly discernable. Walter said the old way of laying out roads was very simple, consisted merely in the selection of the very highest hills and steering straight for them. His father bought a place, directly across the road from the Brewer farm, put up a shop, and here Walter learned his trade of blacksmithing. No small part of their work, aside from the regular business of shoeing horses and oxen, was the making of axes and bull plow shares. They bought their iron and steel from Catskill, hauling it the whole distance with teams. Walter married Lucy Chapel on 21 May 1825. He built a shop and started in business for himself. He turned his attention to farming, and bought 70 acres. He did some work with his team, carrying wheat, etc to Albany, which place had only 2 or 3 hotels at that time. Subsequently, he carried nearly all farm produce to Catskill, making the round trip usually in about 5 days. 2 sons and 2 daughters were born to them. He always took a keen interest in both political and national affairs and has been an ardent republican. He never used tobacco. He has lived to see in the harvest fields of NY the transition from primitive sickle to the perfect and swift working binder, and other labor saving inventions. Late in life he was married again to Mrs. Oliver Lull of Morris, New York. He was a godly man, esteemed and venerated by all who knew him." 

Edward Cobb 
20 October 1942
Akron, Iowa
In the death of E.F. Cobb at his home here on Tuesday, October 20, 1942, Akron, Iowa, lost one of its best known, progressive and esteemed business man and citizen. As the result of an internal ailment, he had been in declining health for more than a year, but was bedfast only about a month prior to the final summons. Throughout his illness he was always thoughtful of those about him, never complaining of his own affliction. 
Edward, eldest son of David and Ann Carpenter Cobb, was born in West Union, Iowa. 5 February 1867. At the death of his father in 1878, he was left to care for his mother, sister, and brother. 
He soon took over the management of a flour and feed store in West Union. At the age of 20 he took a position as clerk in a drug store, later enrolling as a student of pharmacy. He followed his chosen profession at Sheffield, New Albion, Spencer, and Dickens, Iowa before purchasing the Joe Gallagher Drug Store in Akron, Iowa. in 1897. A couple years later he bought the Lee Willson Drug Store and moved to that site where he engaged in the drug business for 45 years. In 1920 he took a partner, Elmer Greenleaf. After Mr. Greenleaf's death in 1941 Edward sold his interest in the store to Robert Greenleaf, Elmer Greenleaf's son. 
In the early 1900's Edward purchased the Akron Telephone Co. which then consisted of a small local exchange of 35 to 40 telephones. He expanded the system, taking personal supervision of the establishment of a large number of rural lines, radiating in all directions which grew to a total of over 1000 phones before he sold the system which stands as a monument to his business foresight, and aggressiveness for a better Akron. He was always a loyal and ardent supporter. 
Ed was a great lover of horses, and back in the old days he had one of the finest driving teams that could be found anywhere in Akron's vicinity. With the advent of the automobile, he became just as enthusiastic a motorist, and in this connection he became a strong good-roads booster. 
Thus his nearly 45 years of active participation in the business and civil life of the community made a valuable contribution to the substantial growth, stability and progress. He was a man of genial personality always sociable and pleasant, he gained many acquaintance in this territory and will be greatly missed by friends that were gained over his long period of residence here. 
On December 27, 1892 he and Miss Cora Griggs were united in marriage, and she remained his devoted helpmate until they were separated by her death on November 4, 1938. To this union were born two daughters, Helen, wife of V.G. Adams of Akron, and Inez, wife of Howard Sears of Malcom, Iowa. Besides two daughters, he is survived by a sister, Mr. J.E. Peery of Seneca, Missouri, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Ed became a member of the Freedom Lodge #434 on 6 May 1907 and held membership in Sioux City Consistory #5 and AbuBekr Shrine. 
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church with Paster Rev. J. Olin Kennell conducting. Members of the Masonic Fraternity attended the services in a body. At Riverside Cemetery, the impressive Masonic burial rites were conducted. Pall-bearers were: Charles Allen, Al Seamonds, William Neary, A.W. Johnson, E.A. Adams and George Johnson. They were all former employees of Mr. Cobb. 

Cora Belle Cobb 
4 Nov 1938
Akron, Iowa
Mrs. E. F. Cobb, one of Akron's best known and most beloved women, passed away at her home in this city at 1:15am Friday November 4 1938 after a brief illness of arterio-sclerosis. She was taken ill two weeks previously and although given the best of medical care and nursing, gradually declined until the final summons. Cora Belle Griggs was born 13 Sept 1869 near Iowa Falls, Iowa, and attained the age of 69 years, 1 month, and 23 days. A few years of her childhood were spent in Wisconsin, before moving to Spencer, Iowa, at the age of ten. On 27 Dec 1892 she was united in marriage with E.F. Cobb at Spencer, where they resided until 1897. That year they moved to Akron, Iowa, which has since been their home. To them were born two daughters, Helen and Inez. Mrs. Cobb was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, and served many years as a deaconess and in the Ladies Association. She was a member of Vesper Chapter #61 OES, of which she had been Worthy Matron. She was a member of the embroidery club since its beginning. For many years she was an active member of the Riverside Cemetery Association. In the passing of Mrs. Cobb many people feel a deep personal loss. Through the many years she has lived in Akron she has been unfailing in her kindliness and graciousness. She was particularly devoted to her home and family, was faithful to outside obligations and consistently respected and exemplified the highest ideals. Her active sense of humor and her interest in new ideas made her an understanding friend. The memory of Mrs. Cobb will be a happy one. She is survived by her husband, daughters, Mrs. V.G. Adams of Akron, Mrs. Howard Sears of Malcom, Iowa, one brother Hale H. Pember of Rock Valley, Iowa, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. To them is extended the sincere condolence of a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church of Akron, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Leslie Williams, officiating. Members of the Vesper Chapter of OES attended the service in a body and conducted the impressive burial rites of the order at the church. Acting as pall bearers were: W.E. Mellen, B.A. Adams, Charles Allen, Dr. N.J. Brown, E.A. Ziegler and L.K. Burkett. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery under the direction of W. Harry Christy. Relatives who came from a distance were H.H. Pember, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pember, Mrs. Jess Potts, all of Rock Valley, Iowa, Mrs. John Lawler of Everly, Iowa, Arthur Little and Miss Lois Little, Mr and Mrs. Henry Wittig, Misses Evelyn and Audrey Wittig, Mr and Mrs. Bert Smith, all of Sioux City, Mrs. Andrew Knudsen, Mr and Mrs. Russell Knudsen of Kingsley, Iowa. 

Matilda Ann Cobb 
20 Aug 1912
Akron, Iowa
Matilda Ann Carpenter was born at Camillus, New York, 24 Dec 1846 and in 1863 came to West Union, Iowa, with her parents. She was married to Mr. David Cobb at West Union, Iowa, 1 Jan 1865. This continued to be her residence until her removal to Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma, about 1900. She was a member of the Christian Church, and a useful woman of excellent qualities, being of a kind and cheerful disposition. Her death occurred at the home of her son at Akron, Iowa, 20 Aug 1912 making her 65 years 7 months and 26 days. Mr. Cobb preceded her to life's beyond in Nov 1883. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. E.C. Smith of Tulare, California, two sons E.F. Cobb of Akron, Iowa and H. L. Cobb of Grimes, Oklahoma, and one daughter Mrs. Loretta B. Peery of Grimes, Oklahoma. The remains were brought to West Union and placed beside those of her husband, Aug 23. The burial service conducted by Rev E. H. Gillet.

Dudley L. Haywood 
23 May 1906
Bloomfield, Iowa
Mr. Dudley L. Haywood was born near Mt. Vernon, Ohio, December 1st 1834, and died at his home near West Grove, Iowa, May 23rd, 1906, Aged 71 years, 5 months and 23 days. At an early age he came west with his parents and settled at Fairfield, Iowa. In 1851 his parents, two brothers, and one sister died with the cholera, leaving five children, he being the oldest. He was married November 29th 1859 to Sarah Stoner at Fairfield, IA, who with 5 children survive him. Harry living at home with his mother, James H living at Chamberlain, South Dakota, Mrs. J. D. Wallace, living at Oak Park, Illinois, Mrs. J.T. Mills, living at Lancaster, Missouri, and Mrs. W. W. Reeves, living in Bloomfield, Iowa at whose home the funeral was held. The oldest daughter, Julia, died in Cimmaron, KS in July 1896. In 1861 at the breaking out of the Civil War he was one of the first to answer his country's call enlisting as a private in Co. D of the 7th Iowa Cavalry, in which he served for the years of the war, first as a private soldier and afterwards promoted to First, and then to Second Lieutenant, and finally to the Captain of his company. Captain Dudley L. Haywood was known not only for his loyalty and patriotism in the time of his country's need, but also as a good citizen in times of peace. 
He was an industrious, honest, upright neighbor and friend in the community in which he lived and commanded the highest esteem and respect of all who knew him. In the home he was exemplary and kind, to the members of his household, and to all who shared in any of the hospitality of his home. He will be missed and mourned not only in the home where he was best known, and most loved, but by a large circle of friends, acquaintances, and neighbors, who have shared his friendship, and by the members of the GAR who held him in high esteem as a comrade. The remains were brought to Bloomfield, accompanied by a large number of relatives and neighbors, and the funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.W. Reeves, conducted by Dr. Stafford, pastor of the Methodist Church. All living children were present except the oldest boy, James A Haywood, who they could not reach in time. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. 

James Haywood 
5 June 1944
Draper, South Dakota
James H. Haywood, pioneer sheep and cattle man of eastern Jones County, South Dakota, died at the Pierre hospital June 5, 1944. Although Mr. Haywood had not enjoyed good health for several years his final sickness was of short duration. His sudden death came as a shock to his friends and acquaintances, who on account of his long residence and many business dealings, included people not only from Jones County but adjoining counties. He came to Chamberlain SD in 1898 where he lived three years. During part of this time he was employed in freighting with a four-horse team from Chamberlain to Kadoka. Before the Milwaukee Railway was extended west of the Missouri he had filed on a homestead in what is now Jones County and laid plans for getting into the stock business. In 1908 he was united in marriage to Maude Taylor of Plainview NE. To this union three children were born: Dudley who died in infancy, Antha and Harold of Vivian, South Dakota. His wife, daughter and son survive him. A brother, Harry, Cherryvale, Kansas, two sisters, Anna Mills of Lost Springs, Wyoming, and Minnie Wallace of Wheaton, Illinois, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the ME Church in Draper, June 8th with Rev. Harry Ernst of Miller, South Dakota officiating. Interment was in the Draper cemetery. Continual rains and impassable conditions of roads prevented many from getting to the church to pay their final tribute to this kind and respected citizen. 

Louisa Mary Haywood Templeton 
18 August 1915
Tekamah, Nebraska
In Memoriam: In the death of Mrs. R A Templeton Sr, this city has lost one of its best known as well as one of its more highly respected early residents. She possed many lovable characteristics of the old school, united to a graciousness of manner that attracted all who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance and impressed them with her sincerity, honesty, intelligence and kindly warm heart. Into the home life her devotion to husband and children we beheld a picture of parental and filial happiness rarely equalled. She was always ready to meet life as it came day by day whether freighted with frowns or smiles she met all conditions with a brave and cheerful heart and ever through all her life the same unassuming earnest devoted mother eager to do all in her power for the futherance of the pleasure and happiness of her devoted husband and loving children. For many years she was active in church and missionary work and her home was the social center in the city in the early 80's. In late years she suffered much inconvenience from rheumatic attacks. Every effort was put forth by her loving husband and children to obtain relief through specialists, at health resorts and visits to the sea shore. She came to IA when but a child, and at the age of ten was left an orphan. She came to Tekamah with her family in 1879. Eight children were born, 3 died in infancy as while as one daughter, Mrs. A.K. Rice a few years ago. The other children, 3 daughters, Mrs. G H Wixer, Mrs. E C Houston, and Mrs. Charles D Fuller, and one son R A Templeton Jr and her husband were left to mourn. She had 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon by her pastor Rev B A Fye of the Presbyterian Church. Miss Ball, a niece of the Mrs. Templeton sang. A large number gathered to pay tribute to one they loved and who had been so patient in her affliction. 

William Haywood 
William N. Haywood is called to join the silent majority after a long life of usefulness and good deeds. After a long and tedious illness at 10:30 in the forenoon on Wednesday 4 Jun 1902, the spirit of William joined the silent majority. Though for several days prior to the final dissolution it was known that life's lamp was almost out yet, when the end came it cast a cloud of sorrow over all, falling with crushing weight upon the devoted wife and children, and his two sisters and a brother who were at his bedside. The greatest truths are the simplest so are the greatest men. The history of William is that of a life of busy activity, industry and usefulness. He was a true friend, a good neighbor with a generous heart, whose words and acts were always worthy of emulation. He was born near Mount Vernon, Ohio 23 Feb 1836 and spent his boyhood days upon a farm. In 1857 at the age of 21 he came to NE and being of robust health and strong build he easily took up farming which he pursued successfully so many years. He was married 15 Jan 1862 to Elizabeth Marr and their union was blessed with six children, four of whom, two sons and two daughters are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. William was one of the early pioneers of Burt County Nebraska. Coming here when the county was new he foresaw its possibilities and settled down to agricultural pursuits and gradually acquired a considerable amount of real estate. He engaged largely in the live stock business for several years, but finaly disposed of the business and moved into Tekamah some years ago. Socially he was a gentleman of strong domestic tastes. He was fond of his home and ever genial and entertaining at his own hearth. In the community he was respected and honored as a man of moral worth and strict integrity. Dudley Lewis Haywood, Louisa Templeton, Rebecca Ball were his siblings. 

George W Hulce 
George Hulce, a former resident of the town of Linwood, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ransom Brown at Unity on March 12 as a result of a stroke of paralysis. Mr Hulce is the 55th old settler to pass down the river of time and over the falls into the gulf of eternity since June 20, 1903., the date of the last Old Settlers' picnic. 
The deceased was born at Sanford, New York on January 23 1926, but moved from there to Tioga County where he was raised. He graduated at Waverly City, New York. 
In 1846 he came to WI and located at Fond du Lac where he was engaged in teaching school. He taught school in WI for 56 years. For a time he was employed by the government in the school for the Brotherton Indians who were located on the west side of Lake Winnebago under the direction of the late General AG Ellis then the Indian agent. He came to Portage County in 1855 and settled in Stockton where Arnott station is now located. He was elected town school superintendent. In 1861 he was elected county superintendent. 
He burned out the same year and then purchased the Peter Gore Farm in Buena Vista, where he remained about 12 years. While there he secured the establishment of the Surrey Post Office and was postmaster for 11 years. In 1876 he moved to Linwood opposite the WI River Paper & Pulp mills, where he maintained his home ever since. 
He was married to Clara A Chaney in 1853 and leaves a wife and 9 children to mourn his loss. All but one of the children attended the funeral at Unity, Albert Hulce of South Dakota. The funeral was held from the M.E. Church where a very interesting sermon was delivered by the Rev Wilson Mallory of Stevens Point after which all that was earthly of George W Hulce was laid at rest in the Unity Cemetery. On the coffin were several beautiful floral offerings. 

Gerda Fredrika Pettersson Swanson 
Gerda Fredrika Pettersson Swanson, Mrs. C.A. Swanson, a resident of Akron and vicinity for the past thirty years passed away at the home of her daughter, Lillian Adams January 1, 1947. Mrs. Swanson had suffered a stroke four years ago and has been in ill health since then. Gerda was born in Sweden May 2, 1883. She was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith prior to leaving for America September 5, 1902. On January 21, 1915 she was united in marriage with Carl August Swanson in Chicago, IL. Since that time they have made their home in this community. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Lillian Adams and Harriet Jensen, and one son, Roland. She was always a kind, loving wife and mother, a helpful neighbor and valued friend. Left to mourn her departure are her husband, Carl August, her daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Adams of Akron and Mrs. Leonard (Harriet) Jensen of Sioux City, IA, two sons, Roland Swanson of Akron, Ralph Swanson of Miami, Florida. Six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Axel J Nelson and a brother, Bernhard Linn of Chicago, IL. A brother Jack Linn of St Cloud MN. A sister and brother in Sweden. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 12:30 at the home of Robert Adams, and at 1:00 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Paster David Roy in charge. A quartet comprised of Arden and Cliff Johnson, Harry Nelson and J.R. Shoulberg sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me" with accompaniment by Mrs. Henning Shoulberg. Pallbearers were: Edward Sand, Harvey Sand, Herbert, Stanley, Arthur, Leonard Swanson. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery. 

William Wanser 
William Wanser was born at Amityville, NY, March 6 1826, and died in Plainview, Nebraska, November 5, 1908, at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 29 days. He was married July 3, 1844, to Miss Mary Antha Seeley, and three years later they moved to Peoria, IL, where they lived until 1871, at which time they removed to Nebraska. 
To this union were born nine children, of whom six survive, Mrs. NA Peterson of Orchard, Nebraska, Mrs. E L Taylor (Nellie) of Vivian, South Dakota, Mrs. Adelia Hogue, Ed, and Fred Wanser of Plainview and William Wanser of Vivian, South Dakota, all of whom were present at the services. 
Mr. Wanser enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War at Peoria, IL with the 47th IL Volunteers for a term of three years, at which time he reenlisted and served until the close of the war, returning to his family in 1866, thus devoting five years of his life in patriotic service for his country. 
The deceased was one of the pioneers of Pierce County where he settled as a homesteader 37 years ago. The old homestead, where for 15 years the family lived and endured the privations of pioneer life, lies one mile north and one mile west of Plainview. In 1888 the family moved to Plainview, where he has since resided. Mr. Wanser united with the Methodist Church about 20 years ago and although not a member of any church at the time of his death, he continued steadfast in his belief. He is buried in Plainview, Nebraska.

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