Anna Weander and father Josiah Davis Dakota County Herald Dakota City, Nebraska February 25, 1915 Page 4, Columns 5 and 6

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a is to of F. Saturday to Mrs. Weander, daughter of Josiah Davis, and her son, Homer, came over from Sioux City Monday. J. E. Wagner, of LeMars, la., came down Monday to visit his son, H. N. Wagner and family. Carl Larsen and wife visited their dauchter. Mrs. August babo, in Sioux City from Friday until Monday. John Davis went to Omaha last week for a few days' visit, returning Monday when notified of his father's death. Mrs. Anna Weander visited her parents, Josiah Davis and wife, from Tuesday to Friday last week. Lue Goodsell bought a dandy little span of pony s from Evan Rasmussen Monday. The Misses Lena and Clara Larsen and Messrs Chris and John Jensen went to Sioux City Saturday to attend the Danish annual ball. Roy Davis came in from Omaha Monday. Mrs. S. W. McKinley, of South Sioux City, came down Monday. Alfred Seymour and Win. Clapp were down from Dakota City to at tend the Davis funeral. Mrs. B. McKinley went to Walt- hill Saturday and returned Monday. Beth McKinley accompanied her home. Anna Pedersen and Mamie Hols- worth went home Friday evenihg, the first time in three weeks, on ac count of the week end storms. Louise Nelson and Elmer, Ethel and Icylenna Burger were not at school Friday on account of high water on the bottom. i Miss Mayme Holsworth received second prize, silver medal, for report on sewing. The Sewing club is a state institution. Miss Holsworth was verv much surprised as she had sent in her reports with no thought of a prize. Homer is always up to date. We are going to have a farmers' insti tute. Good! We think the iarmers should keep up to date if any one. They sure are the hub around which everything else revolves, the om-cers as near as we could learn are Ed Ross, president; Luie Rockwell, Vice-president; Marvin Armour, secretary. Thursday morning the creek 'was again on a rampage. There was a small ice gorge just back of S. A. Brown's shop and it took some time to get rid of it with grappling hooks. Then near the Tim O'Connor home was another1 gorge that the railroad company used dynamite on, which was disasterous to Tim's house, breaking windows and shaking it up generally. Ineluden hertliB and tnials on tlio-o Hteaimts. about this gratia tour, our thiough service, write either of us. II. R. Gordon, Mmmm - Wfc ii iMiii i in mm J L. W. Ochander, in 1872. This union was, blessed with seven children, two of whom are dead. Mr. Davis is survived by a widow and nine children, Mrs. A. G. Weander, of Sioux City; Mrs. Ellen Beard-shear. Mrs. Tom Christopher. Will, John, Charles, Edgar and George, of Homer, and Roy, of Omaha. There are fifteen grand children and eight great grand children. He lived during the lives of all the presidents of the United States except George Washington. He was of quiet, unasuming Vays and had a host of friends. He was one of the best business men in the county, handling all his accounts and attending to all his business up to thti very last. He also was accounted one of the wealthiest men in the county. Mr. Davis was enjoying his usual health and some of his children with their families had come in to spend the rtfternoon. Later he spoke of feeling tired and said he would lie down. In a few minutes his daugh ter went in the bed room to say good night and found him gasping. A doctor was sent for, but nothing could be done, he was gone in a few minutes. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. R. Keckler, bfficiat ing. Interment was in Omaha Val ley cemetery. tho to la., incoming the will roturned and ODITUAUY Virginia Bell Wade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Wade, died at Homer, Neb., February 18, 1915, aged 29 years, 10 months and 11 days. In 1889 she moved with her parents to Lenox, la., where they resided until after marriage, April 10, 1901, to John G. Newburn. To this union three children were born, the oldest dying in infancy. They have lived in the vicinity of Homer about eight years. She is survived by her husband two sons, Wade and Lloyd. Her father and mother were with her during her last illness. Four sisters; Mrs. Robert Barber, of Ho-mfir: Mrs. Minnie Cassman, the Misses Ruth and Debbie Wade, of Valentine, and two brothers, Sell and Clifford, of Valentine, also survive her. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her early death. She was a good wife and devoted mother. Mrs. Newburn left the assurance that all was well with her soul. As evidence of her faith she was baptised and received into the M. E. church of Homer. Funeral services were held from her late residence on tho Ochander farm Friday at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. R. Keckler, burial being in Green Valley cemetery. Josiah W. Davis was born June 2, 182G, at Guilford, Maine. Died at Homer, Neb., February 21, 1915, aged 88 years, 8 months and 19 days. He was a veteran of the Mexican war, having enlisted in Co. G.. Second regiment U. S. dragoons, under General Scott. In 1850 he went to the California gold fields and having accumulated $1,500 returned home. August 31, 1854, in Wisconsin, he was married to Mariraret A. DeBord. Six child ren were born to this union, two of whom are dead. He came to Nebraska in 18G0 and has since made this his home. In 1862 ho was elected to the territorial legislature. Was connty commissioner three years and in 1892 ran on the democratic ticket for state senator. He built tho first grist mill in the county in 18G8. He was married to his Becond wife, Miss Mary ' JACKSON. Mrs. Bertha Powell and little son departed last week for Lemars where she has a position. Born to Geo. Mongar and wife, Feb. 12, 1915, a son. John Flamery returned Saturday from Florence, and Omaha, Nebr. and while at Florence he attended a stock sale and purchased a stock hog. Quite a number from here saw Chauncey Olcottat the Grand Thursday and Friday nights. Born tb Walt Mackey and wife, Feb. 20, a son. The Alfred Demaray sale last Wednesday was well attended, every-thinjr selling well. Two of his teams sold around the $500.00 mark, and his cows from 50 to $75. Mr Demaray and family will move to Lemars. Joe Heenan of Goodwin will live on Mr. Demaray's farm. John Newman expects to move next week to the Mrs. Mary Walsh farm near Vista. Eugene Mc Keever was confined to his home several day3 of last week with an attack of bronchitis. Alfred Demaray has two loads of cattle and hogs on the market the first of the week. Peter Anderson, who has "been building a fine new house on his farm, has it nearly completed and will be ready for occupancy in a short time. Henry Francisco and son Freeman are at Royal, Nebr. the past week getting things in shape before they move there about March 1st. Mrs. J. W. Finnell has a vocal class in Emerson where she goes on Saturday of each week. Ray Heller moved on Tuesday to Morningside where they expect to make their home. Herman Nelson is moving on the farm vacated by Mr. Heller. Chris Pederson and sister, Mrs. Henry Hansen and children, have moved to a farm near Ponca. Geo. Nelson is moving on the farm va-catek by Mr. Pedersen. John K. Cullen was transacting in Waterbury one day last week. Tho birth of a daughter is reported at the William Hartnet home on Feb. 21, 1915. M. Mimnaugh was transacting business in Emerson the first of the week. Harry Goodfellow and wife have moved into their new home Monday, which is modern throughout. Geo. C. Teller Jr. and wife will move into the house vacated by Goodfellow's. W. A. Brown of Goodwin is moving this week to J. M. Barry's farm east of town. Tho W. A. Swearingen family expects to ship out Thursday for Lemars, Iowa. Mrs. Mary McGouigal recieved word from Omaha last week that her son John, who is attending Creighton college, was take down with smallpox and removed to detention hospital, The case is reported in a mild form. by G. visit

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  • — Anna Weander and father Josiah Davis Dakota County Herald Dakota City, Nebraska February 25, 1915 Page 4, Columns 5 and 6

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