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      Wednesday September 19, 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

  Born this day in history:

1844 Eugene Ceder Homestead
1849 Joseph E. Anthony Homestead
1856 Jessie R. (Rose) Reeves
1858 Penelope J. (Guinn) Schultz
1858 John Spliethof Homestead
1885 Inez May (Metcalf) Brock
1885 Silvia L. (Brott) Johnson
1889 Albert J. Hill
1895 E. Harald Buss  ’13
1900 Elsie V. (Stinnette) Preston
1903 Ernest Henry "Heinie" Wiggers
1906 Grace (Harbert) Lippincott
1910 George Tillotson  ’30
1915 Ray Eugene Donner
1916 Leonard F. "Buster" Messersmith
1933 Delores (Anderson) Knoedler
  Died this day in history:

1925 Cornelius H Van Tilborg Cash Entry
1926 Joseph B. Grooms Homestead
1983 Bruce Nall
1997 Loren Marvin Beery  ’43
2008 Dorothy (Nelson) (Scharf) Nielsen

News from this week in Farnam history:
  – Cooker Blows Up (1960)
  – Memorial Game for Ronald Lewis (1938)

Recently posted obituaries, news articles and photos

  – Harrison, Dorothy May (Foster) (1931-2009)

  – Allen, Helen (Avery) (1862-1937)
  – Allen, John J. (1853-1936)
  – Bick, William (1859-1936)
  – Cross, Isaiah R. (1872-1936)
  – Davison, Jessie Mae (Woolstrum)  ’23 (1907-1936)

  – Hicks, William R. (1871-1940)

  – Farnam High School Commencement (1937)
  – Telephone Office Moved (1938)
  – Kingsley Dam Work to Start Soon (1938)
  – Memorial Game for Ronald Lewis (1938)
  – Memorial Erected (1938)

Homestead events on this day in history

Application filed:

1874 William W. Wattles Homestead
1899 Charles Castor Homestead
Final proof filed:

1874 William W. Wattles Homestead
1882 William H. Fairbank Homestead
1889 Merton C. Divoll Homestead
1891 Cyrus J. McBeth Homestead
1912 Martin L Maloney 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: 9/19/2018 -
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