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      Tuesday May 21, 2019    

  World War I Commemoration  

During the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I, the "Boys of Farnam" who answered the call to serve their country in the war will be honored here with the recognition of significant dates and events from before, during and after the war.


John Rowland, Dwight Stebbins, Harald Buss and Owen Thompson (pictured), along with C. E. Davidson and Cecil Williams arrived at Hoboken, NJ aboard the Leviathan on April 25, 1919.

  In Memoriam

Died   Name   Cemetery
4/16   Orvale J. Widick ’42   Farnam, NE
4/15   Thomas E. Bosch ’67   Gothenburg, NE

  Born this day in history:

1866 Ida M. (Wilson) Parker
1884 Maude (Hodgkin) Wood  ’03
1918 N. W. L. "Les" Beck  ’36
  Died this day in history:

1892 Emeroy (Helms) Caley
1912 Edwin Moore Homestead
1922 Ernest G. Knoedler
1926 Harry C Jones Cash Entry Homestead
1940 Washington B Whitman Homestead
1999 Russell F. Rouse  ’28
2006 Ruth (Schrodt) Kruse
2006 William "Bill" Preston  ’47

News from this week in Farnam history:
  – Stove Explodes - Injures Gewecke (1925)
  – Graduates of 1930 (1930)
  – Soldiers Returning (1919)
  – Commencement (1951) (1951)
  – Memorial Day Program (1951) (1951)
  – Teachers for Next Year (1952-53) (1951)
  – Seniors Receive Diplomas (1939)

Recently posted obituaries, news articles and photos

  – Klein, Anna K. (1899-1993)
  – Schroder, Leila F. (Siemiller)  ’36 (1915-1993)
  – Speck, Rick  ’79 (1961-1987)

Homestead events on this day in history

Application filed:

1880 John Fisher Homestead Timber Culture
1880 Jonathan Fisher Timber Culture Homestead
1880 Thomas Reeves Homestead
1890 Henry N. Brown Homestead
Final proof filed:

1887 Calvin Bradshaw Homestead
1889 George W. Hudson Cash Entry
1889 Mathias Mandel Cash Entry
1889 Benjamin F. Marshall Homestead
1889 Nicholas Twiford Cash Entry
1889 William Twiford Cash Entry Timber Culture
1889 David P Walker Cash Entry

KEY—where appearing in the text above, these icons are clickable links to more information
 ’00 = Farnam High School Class of 1900
Patent Type: Cash Entry     Homestead    Timber Culture

Published: 5/21/2019 -
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