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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1921)
Eebraska State Hiatori-
VOL. NO. XXXV1IL
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THTJSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1921.
DENT IS GIVEN
H. P. MAHONEY, NEPHEW OF R.
L. PROPST, MASTERS AUTO
From Monday' Dally.
The announcement has been re
ceived by Mrs. Ross Mitchell. oS
Havelock, of a very high honor that
has come to her brother, Harry P.
Plattsmouth resident. Mr. Mahoney .
has been named as the superintendent
of installation and operation of the
Automatic Electric Telephone com
pany of Chicago, for the entire field,
which covers all parts of the world.
Mr. Mahoney. is a nephew of R. L.
Propst or this city, in speaKing oi ;
the work of Mr. Mahoney. the "Auto-!
matic Telephone," a journal of the
telephone business, had a very inter- j
esting account of the work of this
young man as follows:
"Back in the early days of auto-
matic telephony, 'there was more or
less guesswork in maintaining an ( were out in the woods stirring up the
automatic exchange. "Standardized ' game he decided that he would re
methods and organized routings were main in the pasture and await the
unknown. Each operating and main-j squirrels or rabbits that might be
tenance man had his own ideas as to scared out of the woods. While wait
how often switches should be tested ; tng on the grass on a hillside he saw
or adjusted and the proper method a squirrel getting into action near
to be employed. j r.y and fired at the animal, missing
"Obviously such condition could end then decided to move to a clos
not long survive, and in 1910, after ( er position for a second try at the
many years of study and experimen-j animal. As he came down the hill
tation and the gathering of data side he noticed a small creek and
from companies operating exchanges,
all over the world, a system of stand
ard maintenance and operating rou
tines, which could, with certain
modifications. aDDlv to all exchanges,
was organized and placed in effect, j the gun discharging it and the re
"Embodied in this system was the suit was that the third finger of the
experience of many men, and to at- left hand which was over the gun
tempt to assign relative rank to the , barrel was badly lacerated by the
contributions of each would be fruit- j shot. Mr. Altman at first did not
less. But it is doubtful if any one realize that he had been shot until
man has given more thought and; the flow of blood attracted his at
effort to this work and its subse-', tention. On learning his condition
ouent amplication than Harrv P. Ma-i the two boys placed Mr. Altman in
honey, who this j-ear completes his;
. . i i.i. .1 .
tt vtuietuiu year nu. lilt vuiuiuaiiB '
Electric company. ' I
"Mr. Mahoney was born in 1888
"at Platttmouth. Neb.,and made his
first acquaintance with the tele-1
phone industry in April, 1901, as
trouble boy while still attending
high school at Havelock. Neb. For ,
cc roro I voaro f:illrTrinp thfa V) 0 TV fl Q '
engaged in installation, and main
tenance work in various small ex
changes in the western states.
"In 1904 Mr. Mahoney moved to
Chicago and entered the employ of
the Automatic Electric company.
Upon completing the customary ap
prentice course in the factory he be
gan maintenance work on the orig
inal Chicago automatic plant, which
was of the early three-wire local bat
"In 1910 the second Chicago in
stallation was begun, and after as
sisting in the installation of this
equipment. Mr. Mahoney took charge and team and ghortlv before 6 o
of the maintenance in two of the ciOCk was driving along the high
offices and later was detailed on way in tne gr0wing dusk when a car
equipment engineering and estimates. driven br James Fitch appeared on
It was while in these duties that jhe roadwav coming south. There
Mr. Mahoney, in collaboration with was another car some distance in the
E. R. Neir, reduced to writing a set rear 0f Dr. Hall and his wagon and
of standard maintenance routines iIr Fitch was watching this car to
for the entire central office equip- pass ani did not See the wagon and
ment. ' team until right on them. One of
"About this time the operating tv.e horses was very badly injured
department of the Automatic Electric an( j3 thought that it will be ne
company was formed for the purpose eessary to shoot the animal while
of keeping in eloper touch with com- the car of Mr. Fitch was quite bad
panies operating Stowger equipment :v mashed up ibut was in shape so
and assisting them in formulating that it could run. Mrs. E. R. Queen,
methods of maintenance. Mr. Ma- wno was in the car with Mrs. Fitch,
honey organized maintenance depart- suffered a badly sprained ankle as
ments In many of the larger auto- the result of the collision but the
matic plaats, including that at Ha- otter members of the party escaped
"Early in 1914 the Automatic
Telephone Manufacturing company,
of Liverpool, England, began the
.manufacture of Strowger equipment.
and Mr. Mahoney went to England i
: . I . i. i i , '
iu ansiai iu me engineering ana in
stallation of several exchanges in
"After returning from England
Mr. Mahoney established headquar
ters in Columbus. Ohio, to take
charge of operating work for Ohio.
Iennsylvama and adjoining terri-
tory. During the following four
years many automatic plants were
placed in service in this territory,
including Marion. Delaware. Elyria
and Lorain in Ohio; Harrisburg and
Erie in Pennsylvania and Norfolk.
a. At each of these plants there
v. urgamzeu ana piacea in service
a department for the scientific main
tenance and operation of the equip
ment. "In July, 1920. Mr. Mahoney was
appointed assistant superintendent of
installation and operation, and later
made resident engineer in charge of
I'l l keystone
vh1r,MP J-., ,maUC pla?1 at
I V . was piacea
I,7, th year'
with this long record of success-
im achievement back of him. and ,
tne wide acquaintance he has made
as a result of his earrfest endeavors
in tne telephone field, Mr. Mahoney
is splendidly equipped to serve the
industry of which he has become so
prominent a part. j
-Mr Mahoney is a member of the
Masonic fraternity, the Philadelphia
consistory and the Engineers' so-
euty of Pennsylvania."
Mr. Mahoney writes his sister at
Have lock under an October dateline,
"Since the biography was publish
ed (in September) I have been pro
moted to superintendent of installa
tion and operation. This takes in
all the engineers (outside the fac
tory) road men and installers all
over the world. The order creating
this was dated September 26. which
was two days before my 33rd birth
day. I will take active charge just
as soon as I can get to Chicago."
JOSEPH ALTMAN HAS
HAND BADLY INJURED
While Out Hunting Gun Accidently
Discharged and Fingers of
Left Hand Lacerated.
from Monday's Datlv
Yesterday Joseph Altman of this
citv was the victim of auite a nain-
fui accident while out hunting on
the John Hobscheidt farm south of
Murray and which resulted in the
loss of the end of the third finger
of the left hand.
Mr. Altman had been out with his
son. Miles, and Glen Mendenhall on
the hunting trip and while the boys
was compelled to leap over this ob
stacle and during this time the gun
was off safety and as he reached the
opposite bank of the creek his right
hand slipped onto the hammer of
an auto and brought him on into
Ploficmniith u-hara Ha true talr&n trk'
tne offvce of the Drs. Livingston
'here he injuries were dressed and
the patient made as comfortable as
AflPinCMT flPPIIDO ft VI
Hull lULll I UlfUUllO U'il
Mr. E. R. Queen Suffers Sprained
Ankle in Mixup When Car.
Strikes Wagon and Team.
An auto accident that might have
resulted quite seriously for the mem
bers of the arty occured on Satur
day night on the highway south of
Dr. J. H. Hall was driving up from
the farm near Murrav with a wagon
without serious injury.
VISITING OLD FRIENDS
Prf'tn Monday's Daily.
Today Rev. and Mrs. John Calvert
are entertaining at their home some
of their old friends of many years
standing. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cream
er and daughter," Mrs. Hayes of Ash
land. Nebraska. Twenty-six yews
ago when Air. uaiveri ana wiie ar-
rived from England they came west
and stopped at Plattsmouth for a
few hours and while here attended
, services in the Methodist church that
was then located on Sixth street and
iater went to the west part of the
county, where they were guests aA
I the home of Mr. nd Mrs. Creamer.
;and it is needless to say that the old
frienda are enlovine their visit today
DOING VERY WELL
From Monday's Liiy.
The condition of Mrs. Allie Meis-
in cror Vi y-. a of lha Tmmonnal lina.
ei-;pjtal in Omaha, is reported as being
Just as good as could possibly be ex-J
peeled considering the serious opera-
tlon hat lady underwent on
last Friday morning. Mre.'Meisinger
has been suffering from appendicitis
as well as gall stones for come time
arid it was finally determined that
an operation would be necessary to
ive her relief. Mrs. F. J. Hennings,
mother of the patient, has leen at
tte hospital since the taking of the
daughter there and Mr. Meisinger,
her husband, has also been there the
greater part of the time assisting in
looking after the care of the wife.
PASSES TO HIS
HAS LIVED IN VICINITY OF UN
ION TOR MANY YEARS
VERY WELL KNOWN.
From Monday's Dally.
Another of the old and best known
residents of Cass county has been
summoned to join the liost of those
who have traveled the unknown sea
of death, in the person of Simon
tJruber of Union, who passed away
at his home in that place on Friday
evening as the result of a sudden
stroke of apoplexy and from the ef
fects of which he died a few minutes
after the stroke. Mr. Gruber has had
two previous strokes that have rath
er impaired his health in the last
few years, but Friday was feeling
( apparently as well as usual and had
been down to the business section
of Union visiting with his old
friends, returning in the afternoon
to the home of his son, Simon, Jr.,
with whom he was making his home
and a few minutes later was strick
en down, dying in a very few min
utes. The deceased was a native of Ger
many, being born there Febuary 3,
1851, and when but four years of
age was brought by his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Gruber, to the Unit
ed States, they settling near St. Lou
is, where the family resided for a
short time and then in 1S56 coming
to Cass county, Nebraska, and set
tling just west of Factory ville. and'
near where the present town of Ln
ion is now located.
Mr. Gruber was married on May
2, 1878, to Miss Laura A. Wolfe,
who passed away a few years ago.
To this union there are five daugh
ters and one son surviving, Mrs. Lou
ise Johnson of Xeodasha, Kansas.
Mrs. Amelia M. Eaton of Union, Mrs.
Le Nora Chappell of Nehawka, Si
mon Gruber. Jr.. of Union. Mrs.
Charlotte Schumaker of Nehawka,
and Mrs. Agnes Andrews of Nebras
The funeral services of Mr. Gru
ber were held yesterday afternoon
at 2:30 from the home in Union and
cbnuTrcted 'by the Rev. W. A. Taylor
The services were very largely at
tended and the interment made in
the Union cemetery, southwest of
OF MURRAY STORE
H. M. Soennichsen of This City Par
chases Stock of Hiatt & Tart
Store of Nearby Town.
From Monday Dally.
The deal has been consumated
whereby 1L M. Soenniichsen of this
city becomes the owner of the store
of Hiatt & Tutt at Murray and at
once enters on their ownership.
The Hiatt & Tutt special sale closed
Saturday evening and the deal was
then made with Mr. Soennichsen to
take over the remainder of the stock
and handle it. Mr. Hiatt will remain
for the present as manager of the
Murray tore and look after the
handling of the stock of goods for
the new owner.
The Hiatt & Tutt stock was one of
the best in Murray and Mr. Soenni
chsen will ee that people of Murray
are given every opportunity of se
curing the best possible bargains.
IN HONOR OF BIRTH
Saturday was 'the birthday anni
versary of Mrs. C. P. Syuebothans,
and a few of her neighbors and
friends concluded they would assist
her in celebrating it in the proper
manner. Mrs. Sydebotham had gone
to the home of one of her neighbors
and during her absence the neigh
bors and friends invaded her home.
On her return she was made the vic
tim of a complete surprise by the
invaders. Nevertheles she invited
the friends to remain and proceeded
to entertain them in her usual hos
pitable manner. Various amusements
interspersed with social conversa
tion, were indulged ty the ladies
which produced much merriment and
made this afternoon's entertainment
a most delightful one. The invaders
had come well armed with many
g-ood things to eat and during the
afternoon a most tempting birthday
luncheon was prepared and which
-was served at an appropriate time.
About the hour of five o'clock the
invaders, after wishing Mrs. Syde-
botham many more happy birthdays,
withdrew their forces, declaring they
had most thoroughly enjoyed them
selves. , A number of kodak pictures
were taken which will assist Mrs.
Sydebotham in remembering this
happy, birthday occasion.
Those in attendance were: Mes
dames Joseph Hadraba, Blanche
Price, Wm Heinrich. W. H. Freese,
C. R. Frans. Tfcos. Wiles, J. R. Stine,
Helen Virginia Price and Rev. and
Mrs. A. G. Hollowell.
If you want good printing let u
do your work. Eest equipped job
shop iu southeastern Nebraska.
HAS FLAT TIRE
Prom Monday3 Datl.
George Conis, the proprietor of the
Palace shining parlor, has been suf
fering for the pa?,t two days from a
very sore foot as the result of an ac
cident at the parlor. George was go
ing out of the door and as he was
passing out someone shut the door
with much violence and caught one
George's subs in the space between
the door and the f asing and the re
sult was that one toe was rather
painfully mashed, j
FUNERAL OF CLAY
TYLER HELD SUMO
Services Held at -Kerne of ILr. and
Mrs. Edward Oxe Body Laid
to Rest at Oak Kill.
From Mou'iay's lanv.
The funeral services of the late
Clay Tyler were held yesterday af
ternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home
of Mr. Edward Oi'e, on North Fourth
street, and quite largely attended by
the old friends and neighbors to pa
their last tribute to the memory of
this estimable gentleman, who had
for so man' years- made his home in
Plattsmouth. The bociy of Mr. Tyler
was brought to this city Saturday
afternoon from Omaha.
The services were in charge of
Rev. A. G. Holowel!. pastor of the
Christian church, who spoke words
of comfort to the. bereaved 'ones and
the promise of the day of reuniting
when the pain and separation of
death should come no more, taking
as his text, John 1-4.
During the service Mrs. C E
Whittiker and Miss Theliaa Hud;:s
gave two of the older hyians.
"Asleep in Jesns," and "Home of
the Soul." while Miss Hudson sang
as. a solo number, cne of the songs
often requested by Mr. Tylr, "There
will be no Sorrow There."
Clay Tyler was born on April '2.
IS 51, in the state of Indiana and
was married to M:?-s Permella Pur
e ell on September 3. 1874. at Wood
bine, Iowa, and departed this life on
November 4. 1S21, at Omaha. Ne
braska. Besides the wife, there re
main five children to mourn the
passing of the father and husband:
N. J. Tyler of Iov.a. Falls. Iowa. Sid
ney and Oria -Tyisr of OmabRMrs.
Arthur Delaney and Mrs. Thomas
Lines of Omaha.
Surprise is Given to Stewart Chase
on the Passing c Eis Six
teenth Milestone of Life.
Saturday evening the home of Mr.
and Mrs. S. S. Chase was the scene
of a very pleasant gathering when
they invited a number of the young
friends of their son. Stewart, in to
aisist in the celebration of his six
teenth birthday anniversary.
The occasion was in the nature of
a surprise to the young man and the
members of the Sunday school class
of Stewart were present in full force
to assist in seeing that the occasion
was properly observed.
In honor of the event Donald
Dickson, in behalf of the class, pre
sented Stewart with a very hand
some remembrance of the occasion
and one that he will cherish as a to
ken of the esteem of his young
friends. During the evening dainty
refreshments were served that added
to the enjoyment of the party. Those
to attend were: Donald Dickson.
Karl Wurl, George Johnson. Otto and
Fred Trilety, "William and Edward
Matschallot, Elmer Johnson. Ray
mond Meisinger, Glen Henry, Robert
Creamer, George Schmidtmann, and
Stewart Chase. Rev. H. G. McClus
kv and wife. C. A. Rawls and wife,
and Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Farley.
FORMER mm SCHNEIDER
CONTINUES QUITE POORLY
From Mondav'n Pally.
The condition of former Mayor H.
A. Schneider still continues quite
poorly and he is confined to his room,
suffering from what seems to be an
attack of the summer flu.
Mr. Schneider was feeling much
better the last of the wee" and on
FrHr.y was up f?r a short time, but
this caused a slight backset and since
that time he has been confined to
his bed. It is hoped however that
the next few days will show- a more
favorable change in the condition of
the patient and that he may soon be
able to be up and around. Yesterday
his condition was slightly improved
ever that of Saturday.
CARD OF THANES
We desire to take this means of
expressing to our friends our deep
est appreciation of their kindness
and sympathy to us in our hour of
sorrow and we also wish to express
our appreciation of the beautiful
floral offerings at the funeral. Mrs.
Clay Tyler and Children; Mr. and
Mrs. Edward G. Ofe.
Tablets, note bocks, pencils, etc.,
for the school children, nay Le had
at the Journal eHice.
H3 TFfeSfl umio
Oraaha Jewish .gjrfgation Runs Up
Against a Crag Score 20- to .
7 A Gocd Game.
From Monday's Lali
Yesterday afternoon the Thorpian
footbal! team of 0:n:!ha. an organiza
tion whcre prowess has been thown
on many a football team, journeyed
down to mix it up with the local
An; en can Li-g'on te;.m rnd es a re
suit the Legion won by a score of
20 to 7 in h fa:t and snappy con
test. L:;?t ye.'ir the Tliorpians succeeded
in holding tbe locals to a tie and
have either slipped barl'y or the lo
op Is have pepped r.p. the Legion
tecrn playing a much faster game
then .the score indicates.
In the opening of the first quarter
the L'gion players by a succession of
hard line drives forced the ball down
the field to the vicinity of the visi
tors' f.oal", where en the ten yard line
Pete Ilercld by a long end run put
the pig?kih over th line for the first
touchdown, but the Piattsmouth team
failed to connect with the goal, leav
ing the score 0 to 0 and there was
nothing further doing in tbe first
quarter of the game as the visitors
succeeded in preventing any further
scoring in the hard play that follow
ed during that fiuarter.
In the' second quarter of the game
Joe McCarthy r.dded cnother touch
down to the credit of the Legion, se
curing the bail an i making a daring
run down' the fieM and later going
over for the second touchdown. Iu
this portion of the game the work of
the Legion in .their defense of the
runner was the best and they had
the Hebrew followers of the pigskin
very much at a disadvantage.
The second half saw the visitors
pu'l c surprise attack ou the Legion
and save themselves from a shutout
when with n splendidly placed for
ward pass they tallied a touchdown
and kicked goal.
Not satisfied with the score piled
up the Legion team decided that it
was time to have sometliing more
doing and accordingly the hard hit
ting back field was turned loose to
carry the ball aad McCarthy and
Kins were responsible for long gains
for the locals. they tore their wa
through the enemy ranks at will.
The attacks of the riattsmouth line
on he visitors had them completely
fit sea and in this part of the game
Thoiy.ser.. Vroman and Briggs were
especially effective and opened the
way ir ihe advance of the half
backs. The Legion organization car
ried the ball by a series of drives to
the line of the Thorpians and King
c.prried the ball over for the third
The last quarter ef the game was
hotly contested by the crippled up
visitors who were showing the effect
of Jhe grueling fight and the Legion
had their second string men on the
line for this part. In this portion of
the game the full back of the visitors
wat; put out of commission, having
his right lea: injured and a few min
utes later McCarthy of the Legion
tecii retire:! en account of an in
jure.! leg. Heroic! and King did some
splendid v.-cik in this part of the
contest and the whistle found the
eonitirt waging hotly in front -vf the
goal of the Thorpians.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday, Howard, nine year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hesse,
w3s operated on at the hospital in
Omaha for his fractured arm which,
was broken last week while the lit
tle fellow was playing around home
The fracture occurred in the elbow
of the left arm and a part of the
bone was splintered that made it
very difficult to set so that it would
leave no deformity and accordingly
the boy was taken to the hospital
where ithe bone might he re-set and
the splintered bone replacedso that
Howard would have the arm in per
fect condition when the ordeal was
over. He was reported today as do
ing nicely and the tropes are that
the operation is entirely successful.
VERY PLEASANT TIME
Frorr Tuesday's Dafl7.
The W. C. T. U. enjoyed a very
pleasant meeting yesterday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Adeline
Taylor, and one that was very large
ly attended by the members of the
society. The rooms of the home were
very attractive with decorations of
chrysanthemums that lent a touch of
color to the scene and here the mem
bers found the rarest of enjoyment.
Mrs. W. B. Banning of Union, coun
ty president, was at the meeting and
entertained the ladies with a most
interesting and enjoyable talk.
At a suitable hour dainty refresh
ments were served that added to the
delights of the event.
From Monday's DaHy.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Brown. Octo
ber 30th. st Lakewood. Ohio, a
daughter, Mary Eleanor. Mrs. Brown
was formerly Miss Claire Dovey.
i daughter of Mr. and Mr9. O. C. Do
vey, of this city.
We can furnish yon Llank books
cost any kind at Journal office.
WILLIAM GETS IN BAD
From Monday's Dally.
Last evening a stranger, giving
the name of William Johnson, be
came tangled with the machinery of
the law and as the result was lock
ed dn the "boosegow" of the mu
ricipalitv on the charge of being
dr U 13 It". The stranger stated that he
hailed from the abode of Wiiliam
Hale Thompson on the banks of Lake
Michigan, and that with the usual
Chicago habit he had filled up with
the fluid that Volstead has said was
unlawful to quaff, and as the result
William was feeling pretty foxy
when he arrived here. Mr. Johnson
was fortunate, however, in having
all the liquor inside of him and will
face the charge fif being drunk.
MUROOGK STORES ABE
LOOTED BY ROBBERS
Merchandise Valued at From $1,200
to $1,500 Taken by Auto Ean
dits Early This Morning.
From Monday's liatly
The town of Murdock after the
scare of last week from bank rob
bers was given a. visit last night by
members of what seem to be a gang
of robbers operating in the small
towns, and as tbe result the Mur
dock Mercantile Co. and the store of
Bauer & Kraft are short some $1,
500 worth of merchandise.
The robbery is supposed to have
taken place sometime between 2 and
3 o'clock as it was only a short time
after 3 o'clock that some of the resi
dents of the village report they
heard a car pissing through the
town, and it is supposed that these
were the rubbers making their geta
way from the scene of operation.
At the Murdock Mercantile Co.
store the robbers found the scene
well laid for them as the rear win
dow of the store was unlocked and
afforded them an easy way of gain
ing entrance. Here the gang proceed
ed to load up on the stock of silk,
wearing apparel and shoes and the
exact amount taken cannot be fully
determined but will amount to sev
eral hundred dollars.
The gang at the store of Bauer &
Kraft broke a small portion of the
glass in one of the side windows of
le store and through this were able
to unlock the window and gain their
way into the building and proceed
ed to help themselves to the stock of
dry goods and clothing. !A large num
ber of fheep lined coats, overcoats,
leather jackets and other winter
goods were taki and loaded in the
car of the bandits and driven away.
The robbers were very thorough in
their work and made a great haul of
merchandise and successfully made a
getaway. The only trace of the par
ties found is that of the story of
several of the residents of Murdock
that the strange auto was heard in
the village during the still hours of
Sheriff C. D. Quinton was called
to the scene of the robbery this
morning after the discovery of the
robbery was made by the employes
of the two stores but by that time
the gang had ample time to have
Christmas is almost here. Remem
ber your card friends by buying right
now,' while the line is fresh. Call
or send yonr order to the Journal of
fice at ence.
Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders' dead!
.The fight that ye so bravely led,
We've taken up! And we will keep
True faith with you who lie asleep,
With each a cross to mark his bed,
And poppies blowing overhead,
Where once his own life blood ran red!
So let your rest be sweet and deep
In Flanders' fields.
Fear not that ye have died for naught,
The torch 3'e threw to us we caught!
Ten million hands will hold it high,
And Freedom's light shall never die!
We've learned the lesson that ye taught
In Flanders' fields.
the First NationsBank
THE BANK WHERE YOU FEEL AT HOME
MRS, CHARLES SHOPP
DIES AT IMPERIAL
Passed Away Last Friday After an
Illness of T"wo Years' Suffer
ing from Anemia.
From Tiis3ay' Dally.
Tbe many friends of the Charles
Sljcpp family in this county will be
greatly shocked to learn of the death
of Mrs. Claries Shopp. which oc
curred on Friday evening at the
hone in Imperial, Nebraska, where
the family have redded for the past
Mrs. Shopp has been in poor health
f r a number of years and it was in
the hopes of securing relief for her
trat the family removed from Cass
county four years ago for tbewest
and for a time she seemed to im
prove, but for the last two years her
condition has been growing much
worse until death came to her re
lief and closed the chapter of life.
To mourn her death, there remain
the husband and two children,
Charles, Jr.. and Miss Ollie, both of
whom reside t Imptrial. The deceas
ed lsdy was past forty years of age
and during her residence in this
county made a host of warm friends
among her associates and neighbors,
who will leadn of her death with the
greatest of regret.
The funeral services were held on
Sunday frem the late home and tbe
body laid to rest in the cemetery at
Im peril: 1.
DEATH OF FRED
BLAKE EARLY TODAY
Aged Gentleman Answers Last Call
at Eis Home After An Illness
of Some Duration.
Frrm Tuesday c DalTv.
This morning at 2:20 at his home
Fred Blake, who for the past year
has resided in Plattsmouth, answer
ed the final summons and closed hi
eyes in the sleep that knows no
awakening, following an illness of
Mr. Blake was a native of Eng
land, having ben born t tha fam
ous city of Oxford seventy-four years
ago but has Fpent the greater part
of his lifetime in the United Stat.
Prior to coming to Plattsmouth Mr.
Blake and family were residents of
Hastings and while living there the
deceased became a member of the
Masonic order and has since retain
ed his membership in the lodge here.
Last January the wife was caPed
from his side by death and since
that time Mr. Blake has been failing.
He has made his home with his
daughter Miss Alice in this city since
the death of the wife and mcther.
and just recently suflere'l the be
reavement of the loss of one of the
sons, who died at his home in Hast
ings. There are eight children liv
ing to mourn the death of this good
man, only one of whom. Miss Alice
Blake, resides in this city.
It is expected to hold short fun
eral services here on Thursday af
ternoon and body will then be taken
to Hastings where it will be laid to
rest beside that of the wife. At Hast
ings the Masonic fraternity will hold
the funeral services.
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