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      Friday July 20, 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:

1858 Laura J. (Dawson) Moore
1899 T. L. Roy Heath
1914 Clarence John Oberg  ’31
  Died this day in history:

1934 Etta M. (Parker) Ommert
1951 Henry A. Sturgeon
1957 Eldin C. Roberts
1962 Harry L. Taylor
1975 Emery O. Messersmith
1999 Ruth (Heater) Barrett
2003 Elizabeth (Eddingfield) Speck
2016 Judith E. (Murphy) Dubry

News from this week in Farnam history:
  – Swimming Pool Advocated (1936)
  – Keystone Items - 25 July 1885 (1885)

Recently posted obituaries, news articles and photos

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

  – Siemiller, Ray L. (1925-1927)

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

  – Dalton, Lawrence (1895-1937)

  – Dircksen, Fred (1895-1976)

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

Homestead events on this day in history

Application filed:

1885 William H., Sr. Bailey Timber Culture Homestead
1886 Alfred Peterson Homestead
Final proof filed:

1885 Mary A. (Rolph) Marlin Homestead
1889 James A. Berwick Timber Culture Homestead
1889 Willis L. DeClow Homestead
1906 Solomon Wilber Fender 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: 7/18/2018 -
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