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      Tuesday July 17, 2018    

 
  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.

 

These "boys of Farnam" enlisted together at Lincoln, Nebraska in May, 1917:
John Rowland, Dwight Stebbins, Harald Buss and Owen Thompson


 
  In Memoriam

 
Died   Name   Cemetery
7/14   Ora M. (Clement) McMichael ’36   Farnam, NE
6/30   Lilly R. (Houser) Donner   Farnam, NE

  Born this day in history:

1834 Thomas Flanigan Homestead
1835 Charles S. Hinman Homestead
1850 Sarah E. (Thrush) Beezley
1850 Sylvester F. Hazen Homestead
1869 Lewis E. Hohn Homestead
1878 Bennonia F. Teel
1895 Katie E. (Hueftle) Hess
1904 Walter R. Oberg
1904 Eduard F. W. Schnackenberg
1906 Hugo E. Blomquist  ’27
1906 Wayne Rank
1912 Willis Orvin "Bill" Stevenson
1929 Clark L. Reeves
1970 Troy Derra
  Died this day in history:

1967 Frances V. (Kerr) Stear  ’24
1984 A. Everett Whitney  ’30
1989 Edgar Gewecke
2011 Audrey (Cross) Kotschwar

News from this week in Farnam history:
7/18
  – Wanders in Hills 17 Days (1935)
7/19
  – Farnam Boys Called (1917)
7/20
  – Boy Caught in Wringer (1923)
7/23
  – Swimming Pool Advocated (1936)

Recently posted obituaries, news articles and photos



7/16/2018
  – McMichael, Ora M. (Clement)  ’36 (1916-2018)

7/6/2018
  – Siemiller, Ray L. (1925-1927)

7/3/2018
  – Donner, Lilly R. (Houser) (1928-2018)

7/1/2018
  – Dalton, Lawrence (1895-1937)

6/24/2018
  – Dircksen, Fred (1895-1976)
 

7/5/2018
  – Traffic Signals Being Installed (1929)
  – Meteor Strikes Heath House (1929)
  – Farnam Grade School Burned (1930)
 

Homestead events on this day in history

 
Application filed:

1892 John A. Ballard Homestead Timber Culture
 
Final proof filed:

1889 Frank E. Hawkenbery Homestead
1894 Thomas Taylor Homestead

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: 7/17/2018 - http://www.historicfarnam.us
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