Saturday, July 19, 2014

Newspaper Clippings - Aurora, Nebraska, 1914

The Alice M Farr Library in Aurora, Nebraska has on microfilm several different newspapers from around Hamilton county.  Communities covered would include Aurora, Marquette, Hordville, Phillips, Giltner, Stockham and Hampton.  On the Hamilton County GENweb page is a list of several more little villages that don't exist today.  These newspapers are not available online anywhere and I don't know if they ever will be.  I get to Aurora often and can lookup obituaries or other articles if at least close to the exact date is known.  

Aurora Sun, October 29, 1914, pg 5

C. A. Stewart
Staple and fancy groceries, shoes and furnishings.  Complete line of R. H. C. canned goods.  North Side

C. O. Larson
Leading dealer in FARM IMPLEMENTS
Buggies, Wagons, Gas Engines and the Bull Tractor

Marquette, Nebr. Oct 28, 1914
The condition of Mr. Christ Hansen, who has for some time been quite ill, has recently grown more serious and he requires the constant attention of those who are caring for him.  He was removed from his home in the north east part of town last Wednesday, and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Rasmussen, at which place the best of care and medical aid is given him.  He is growing weaker day by day, and little hope is given for his recovery.
A most successful surprise was given Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson last Thursday evening, on the return from their wedding trip.  The social hours passed quickly and were enjoyed by a large number of their many friends.  Refreshments and cigars were served by the doctor and the Mrs.
Henry Larsen, Lyman Hiscock, Ora Ryan and Lester Farrell attended the state convention of the Odd Fellows, which was held at Grand Island on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, of last week.
Miss Selma Anderson, of Central City spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. Bert Rasmussen, here last week.
A large eagle measuring seven feet and four inches between the tips, was shot on the Platte river last Thursday by John Brownell.
Although she had been ill for a long time, this community was greatly surprised to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Charley B. Jones, which occurred at the Swedish Mission hospital at Omaha on Monday morning, Oct. 26.

This community was again saddened by the news of a death - that of Spencer Colby, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20.  Mr. Colby was born on the 12th day of April, 1835, at Ender, Maine, and died at the home of his son, W. W. Colby, of Marquette, at the age of seventy-nine years.  He was united in marriage to Josephine Churchill April 7, 1855, and to this union were born ten children, seven of whom are living.  Mr. Colby came to York county, Neb., with his family in April, 1883, later removing to Hamilton county, on a farm east of Marquette.  On retiring he chose Marquette as a place of residence, where he spent the remainder of his life.  The wife of the deceased died Feb. 21, 1907, and since that time he has made his home with his son, Walter, where he was until the last.  He leaves to mourn their loss four sons, three daughters, one brother and innumerable relatives and friends.  "Grandpa", as he was called, was a member of the United Brethren church, being a true and faithful worker and a devoted student of the scriptures.  He was one of the few remaining Civil war veterans, having enlisted in the Union army in March, 1864, and served to the close of the war.  His late illness, dropsy, was of about four weeks duration, and during that time he bore long hours of untold suffering and patiently waited for death to carry him to his Heavenly home.  During three long weeks, he was attended by the family of his son, who did everything that kind and loving hands could do.  Funeral services were at the United Brethren church here, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, conducted by Rev. Caldwell and Rev. Smith.  He was laid to rest in Richland cemetery.

The Woman's Home Missionary Society was entertained at the home of Mrs. J. D. Kerr Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Edna Call, who is a student at Wesleyan, came up from University...

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