Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Aug 23, 1907

Deaths and Funerals

R. N. Lewis.

Robert Nelson Lewis, one of the early settlers of Webster county, died at the Burlington hotel this afternoon at a o'clock.   Mr. Lewis, in company with his son, M. C. Lewis, was on his way home from Colorado, where, he had gone a short time ago in the hope of benefiting his health.   Mr. Lewis was suffering with cancer of the stomach and his case was hopeless.   When No. 16 pulled into Red Cloud from the west it was seen that Mr, Lewis could not last very long, and he was taken to the Burlington hotel, where he died at '2 o'clock.

Mr. Lewis was born in West Virginia in 1840, and besides his widow he leaves a number of children to mourn his death, as follows: M. C. Lewis of Bladen, M. R. Lewis of Bostwick, R. M. Lewis of Valley Junction, Ia., Mrs. W. L. Haines of Long Island, Kans., Mrs. William Foster of Culbertson, Neb., Mrs. R. G. Bodley and Chester Lewis of Bladen. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Prairie Gem.

Mrs. A. D. Brown.

Harriet Cordelia Graves was born at Hillsdale, Mich,, July 26, 1842.   She was married to Alpheus D. Brown, September 28, 1859, at Beloit Wis.   Three children were born to this union, all of whom are living - Mrs. Clara Perry of Holdrege, Will Brown and Mrs. Eva Grout of this city.   Deceased had been a member of the M. E. Church for thirty-two years.   Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her death two sisters, one brother, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Harriet Brown, widow of A. D. Brown, died at her home in this city Monday evening, from dropsy.   Funeral services were held Tuesday at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev, Geo. Hummel.   Interment was in the Red Cloud cemetery, and the services at the grave were conducted by the G, A. R. and Relief Corps.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 23, 1907, Page 1 Column 3


Falls Down Elevator Shaft.

Kansas City, Aug. 21. - Daniel F. Cobb, president of the Cobb Land company of this city, fell down an elevator shaft from the fourth floor of the Fidelity Building and was instantly killed.

Death Message Delayed.

Fairfield, Neb., Aug. 17. - The strike of the telegraphers was brought painfully to the attention of the people of this town and especially to the family of Hon. J. I. Epperson, owing to the fact that on the occasion of the recent death of Mrs Epperson it was found impossible to get a telegram to her only daughter, who lives In the western part of the state.


John De Bruner, Living Near Red Cloud, Is Fatally Injured.

Red Cloud, Neb., Aug. 16. - John DeBruner, a farmer living a few miles northwest of this place, accidentally shot and perhaps fatally wounded himself.   He was taking a shotgun from a vehicle, in which he had just driven from town, when it was discharged.   The ball entered his side near the abdomen.   His recovery Is doubtful

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 23, 1907, Page 2 Columns 2 and 4



Two are Dead, Three Injured and Many Summer Buildings Destroyed.

Old Orchard, Me., Aug 17 - Two lives were lost and five persons were injured, three seriously, as a result of the fire which swept through this seashore resort, causing a loss of $800,000.

The dead: Philip Partridge of Pittsburg, struck by train en route to fire; unidentified man, killed by explosion of soda, tank, head blown off.

As a result of the fire the resort season is abruptly closed, as only one large hotel, the Old Orchard, remains.   All trains, including several extras, were packed with persons leaving the shore.   The burned area extends between the railroad and the ocean for nearly half a mile.   The people who were driven from the hotels were compelled to spend the night on the beach.   Brushwood fires were kept going, around which the refugees sat in shivering groups.

Seventeen summer hotels, sixty cottages and a score of buildings occupied by stores were destroyed.   It is believed thaat the fire started from an overturned lamp in the annex of the Hotel Olympia.

Stabbing Affray at Pawnee.

Pawnee City, Neb., Aug. 17. - Saul Albaugh was stabbed to death at Dubois by Frank Foran, according to Foran's story, who is now in jail here.   It appears the killing was the result of a quarrel some weeks ago.

W. H. Streeter Dead.

Aurora, Neb., Aug. 20. - W. H. Streeter, president of the First National bank or Aurora, and a wealthy pioneer settler of Hamilton country, died here.   Ge leaves an estate valued at about $300,000.   A widow survives him,

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 23, 1907, Page 7 Column 4