George Boyle, resident of this community for the past fifty-five years, died very suddenly Sunday, just before noon, while assisting in loading some cattle at the barn near the Methodist church. Death was attributed to heart failure.
George Boyle was born February 12, 1864 near Chicago, Illinois, and died at Farnam, NE, Nov 17, 1940. He was eighty-six years, nine months, and five days of age at his death.
The deceased came to Nebraska, and lived for one year at Doniphan, and then Mrs. John Boyle and her family settled at the ranch twelve miles south of Farnam in 1885, and in 1906 moved to Farnam.
Preceding him in death were his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. John Boyle, two sisters, Jenny Rice and Rachael Goodwin, and one brother Albert Boyle.
Surviving him is one brother Heber S. Boyle and a number of nieces and nephews.
George and Heber have lived together since they were boys and have been associated in various enterprises.
The deceased was of a retiring disposition, and has been in poor health for a number of years. This fact has accounted for the reason he took little or no part in the public life of the town.
He was a friendly soul and did many helpful things in a quiet way. He will be greatly missed in the family circle and especially by his brother Heber.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Mitchell delivering the sermon, assisted by Rev. Tanner of Potter. Music was by a male quartette composed of Harve and Dan Mcnickle, Harold Green and David Banks with Mrs. Mitchell at the piano.
Hugo Blomquist, Tommy Caster, Nels Nielson, Eddie Davidson, Louis Klein and Charley Johnson were the pall bearers and interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.
The Farnam Press, 1(9):4 Thursday, November 21, 1940
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