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      Thursday April 26, 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
4/7   Ruth May (Smallfoot) Miller   Gothenburg, NE

  Born this day in history:

1839 Nancy M. (Dryden) Thomas
1862 Mina (Carpenter) Jones
1868 Martin V. Babcock
1879 Ethel (Thompson) Horn
1887 O. Lee Hudson
1889 Rose A. (Parker) Carman
1892 George Henry Shelley
1906 Charley E. Davis  ’24
1912 Esther (Seifer) Bosch
1914 Reefy P. (Hazen) Beery  ’31
1917 Alfred R. Friesenborg
1934 Elaine Peterson
  Died this day in history:

1901 Isaac M. Sexton Homestead
1923 Thomas J. Messersmith Timber Culture Cash Entry
1931 Benjamin Marion Messersmith Homestead
1949 Thomas Bowdich Homestead
1964 Allie (Martin) Stebbins
2002 Keithen Peirsol  ’51
2011 Dorothy M. (Crisman) Jurjens
2014 Thurman Foote  ’40

News from this week in Farnam history:
4/27
  – W. G. Parker Closing Out (1939)
  – Wear Wins at Gothenburg (1939)
5/1
  – Contracts for New Grade School (1930)
  – Co-Op Oil Station Robbed (1952)
  – Keystone Items - 1 May 1886 (1886)

Recently posted obituaries, news articles and photos



4/20/2018
  – Bray, Candace (Tolle)(Maggard)  (1877-1963)
  – Bray, Infant (-1920)
  – Bray, James Martin (1880-1967)
  – Olson, Evrena (1845-1916)
  – Ziemer, Infant Son (1920-1920)

4/13/2018
  – Miller, Ruth May (Smallfoot) (1926-2018)

4/9/2018
  – Beye, Caroline (Beisner) (1865-1928)
  – Beye, Henry G. (1855-1928)

3/30/2018
  – Laucomer, George (1848-1927)
 

4/24/2018
  – Farnam's First War Baby (1918)

4/23/2018
  – From Camp Dodge (McDermott) (1918)
  – Took Seven Germans (1918)
  – Turned the Town Upside Down (1918)

4/21/2018
  – Private L. E. Peterson (1918)
  – From Camp Kearney (Johnson) (1918)

4/19/2018
  – From Camp Cody (Bowling) (1917)
  – From Camp Cody (Harris) (1918)
  – From Our Sailors (Brown) (1918)
  – From Camp Cody (Harris) (1918)

4/9/2018
  – Somewhere in France (Thompson) (1918)
  – From the Miller Boys (Archie) (1918)
  – From the Miller Boys (Elbert) (1918)
  – Somewhere in France (Buss) (1918)

4/5/2018
  – County Service Flag (1918)
  – Somewhere in France (Rowland) (1918)
  – Somewhere in France (Harris) (1918)

4/2/2018
  – Call To Arms From Wilson (1917)
 

Homestead events on this day in history

   
Final proof filed:

1888 William L. Hicks Homestead Cash Entry
1888 Vassal A Kelley Cash Entry
1888 Eva (Smith) Mayfield Cash Entry Timber Culture
1888 Gertrude Newman Cash Entry Cash Entry
1888 Carlile L Parker Cash Entry
1888 Alfred C Russell Cash Entry Cash Entry
1888 William H Smith Cash Entry Cash Entry
1888 Sarah Van Arsdol 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



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