|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
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
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
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,
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James' Anglican
Church, West Dover, Rev. Lloyd Ripley officiating, assisted by Rev. H.
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
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
William H. Adams
15 Feb 1873 - 25 April 1945
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
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
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."
20 October 1942
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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 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,