Liberty Bell & Hurry/Hurrie Descendants in Nebraska

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Liberty Bell & Hurry/Hurrie Descendants in Nebraska - 1, is retains financial salary. Heelan,- full...
1, is retains financial salary. Heelan,- full with The and In F. retained Place move wUh was an Ancestors Of Man Who Rang Liberty Bell Coming To See It. the topple is Six direct descendants of William Hurry, who pulled the rope that rang the liberty bell proclaiming to the world the signing of the declaration of independence July 4, 1770, will be guests of the Lincoln Commercial club July 9, the date that the bell stops, in Lincoln on its way from Philadelphia to the exposition in San Francisco. These six distinguished guests have the further distinction of being residents of Nebraska, and citizens of Palmyra, Otoe county. They are Mrs. Herbert J. Thompson, se-"en genera-- tions removed by direct lineal descent from William Hurry, and her five sons, Alexander, Arthur. Alfred, George and Reid. Her children therefore, are great-grdit-great-grcat- great-great grandchildren of the man whose name has gone down in history as having played a part in declaring the United States a free nation. Mrs. Thompson has written Secretary Whitten of the Lincoln Commercial club asking him if ho would not reserve a seat--assuming that there, were to be seats--for herself and children when the bell arrived, for she said she wanted her children to" see the world-famous srnblem, this sacred relic which their direct ancestor ,had rung. Mrs- Thompson, to establish her identity and those of the children, recounts the history of the family tree from William Hurry down through eight generations. The last four generations, she says, are living. This is the line: WilJiam Hurry's daughter married John McGinley; of the four daughters resulting from the marriage one married a Mr. Stetter; their son Abner, married Caroline Garrison; their daughter, Caroline, in turn, married Joseph G. Klienfelter"; the latter's son, Judge S. Kleinfelter, married Emm*. Ackerman; of this Bunion Blanche Mabel, a daughter, married Herbert J. Thompson. This is the Mrs. Thompson who wants her children to see the bell, and who, with her children, will be invited as guests of honor, at the Commercial club luncheon July 9. Thirteen of Crew ot and Leo and be had to of on A the at Governor The impulsive and at

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  1. The Lincoln Star,
  2. 22 Jun 1915, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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