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Benjamin J. Ainlay

Benjamin J. Ainlay, 90, prominent resident of Nance county, died Tuesday at the Fullerton Nursing Home. He had lived in Nance county for 65 years.

A native of Canada, he was educated in Dawson county, Nebraska, and attended Lincoln Business College. He married Mayme Garven at Farnam in 1901, and they made their home at Belgrade where Mr. Ainlay was engaged in the insurance and real estate business.

He served District 50 in the Nebraska House of Representatives from 1913 to 1917, and was a member of the Nebraska Senate from District 9 from 1917 to 1919. From 1944 to 1954, he served as Nance County Assessor. He also served as a director of the Cedar Valley Public Power and Irrigation District, and was chairman of the Nance County Republican Central Committee.

He is survived by a son, Benjamin Jr. of Troy, Kansas; five daughters, Miss Marguerite Ainlay of Belgrade, Mrs. J. H. (Lucille) McKillip of Genoa, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Whitehead of Monroe, Wisconsin, Mrs. Helen Vogt of Joliet, Illinois, and Mrs. Elinor Pierce of Covina, California; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in August 1950.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Norman L. Crounse of Rising City at the Beaman & Palmer Funeral Home here at 2 p.m. on Friday. Visitation hours are 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in the Fullerton Cemetery.

The Nance County Journal 88(4):1 Thursday, 27 January, 1966

Published: 9/21/2021 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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