Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Feb 2, 1906

Deaths and Funerals.

Hugh Miner, Sr.

"Uncle" Hugh Miner, one of the best known men in Webster county, died Wednesday evening at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Miner, of this city, at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 14 days.   Funeral services were held at his late residence this afternoon at 2:30.

Mr. Miner had been in poor health and confined his home since last August, though he was bedfast for only two days before his death.   It is said that his death was due to a broken heart, caused through grief over the death of his younger brother, James L. Miner, who died a fow months ago, and whom he had raised and cared for from boyhood, and with whom he had always made his home.

Hugh Miner was born in Albany, N. Y., August 17, 1831. When quite young he removed with his parents to Perry county, Ohio, where he received his education, and for awhile was employed as a bookkeeper.   Before the breaking out of the civil war he removed to Iowa, where he engaged in farming.   In 1875 he engaged merchandising at Waukon, Iowa, and three years later, in 1878, with his brother, J. L., removed to Red Cloud and engaged in the general merchandise business under the firm name of Miner Bros.   Mr, Miner never married, and made his home with his brother, J L. Miner, from the time of the latter's marriage, and with his widow since that time.   Mr. Miner is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Julia A. Jackson of Hoxie, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary LaDuc of Dallas, Oregon.

"Uncle" Hugh, as he was known, to almost everyone, was one of the most quiet, tender-hearted and conscientious men we have over known.   While his business interests were great he always trusted their management to his younger brother, himself being content to plod along, doing odd jobs and attending to minor details around their large mercantile establishment, which has for years been recognized as the leading house of its kind in this part of Nebraska.   His quiet disposition and kind-hearted manner made everyone his friend, and his death will be regretted by knew him.

Samuel West.

Judge Samuel West died at his home in this city last Saturday morning, from paralysis.   Funeral services were held at his late home Monday afternoon, conducted by by Rev. Austin of the M. E. church, who was assited by Pastor Rice of the Congregational church,

Samuel was born in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, in 1835.   At the age of 18 he removed with his parents to Iowa, where his young manhood was spent.   At the age of 26, when the civil war broke out, he enlisted in the Twelfth Iowa Volunteer Infantry.   After a year's service in the army he contracted a disease from which he never fully recovered.   In 1867 he was married to Caroline L. Perry of Dundeo, Ill., and to this union two children were born, Wm. West of Naponee, Neb., and Mrs. Nellie Caster of this city, who, with their mother, survive Mr. West.   In March 1880, Mr. West removed with his family to Red Cloud, where he has since made his home.   Judge West was a member of the local G. A. R. post, and the members of that order assisted at the funeral.   For many years Mr. West was a justice the peace in this city and had a reputation for fairness.   He was a conscientious Christian, and during his long illness was comforted and sustained by the hope of a future life.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Feb 2, 1906, Page 1 Columns 3 and 4