Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Jan 11, 1907


Former County Commissioner Passed Away Last Sunday.

Jerome Vance, who served two terms as county commissioner from the Fifth district, died at his home in Guide Rock last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after a lingering illness.   Several weeks ago Mr. Vance accidentally cut his hand on an old saw blade.   Blood poisoning set in, and despite all efforts to check the malady, it continued to gain headway, finally resulting in death.   Funeral services were held in the Guide Rock Baptist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. Y. Wilson, assisted by Rev.s Willahan and Stelley.

Jerome Vancewas born in Franklin county, Indiana, February 7, 1841.   On March 28, 1867, he was married to Miss Hannah J. Ogelvie of Carthage, Illinois.   To this union five children were born, one of whom died in 1869.   Three sons and a daughter are living - Allen, Edwin H., Warren A., and Miss Una.

Mr. Vanceserved in the Union Army during the civil war, having enlisted in 1862 in company B, First Illinois volunteer infantry.   The greatest battle in which his regiment participated was that of Vicksburg, Miss.

The deceased came to Webster county in 1881, settling upon a farm north of Guide Rock, where he made his home until about six years ago, when he moved into the town of Guide Rock.   He served the county twice as commissioner from the Fifth district, being succeeded by W. Richard, and was widely known for his progressive ideas and sound business judgement.

He was an earnest Christian, having united with the Presbyterian church at Carthage, Ill., in 1857, and upon coming to this county he joined the Congregational church of Cowles, of which he remained an active member until the time of his death.

The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Jan 11, 1907, Page 1 Column 3




FRANKLIN (From the Sentinel)

M. H. Bowers died at his home in this city at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 1 of a complication of diseases, aged 57 years, 7 months and 21 days.

SUPERIOR (From the Express.)

Mrs. David Warren died at her home in this city Monday morning at the age of 65 years.

RIVERTON (From the Review.)

A. B. Stevens died Wednesday morning and was buried Friday afternoon.   Mr. Stevens was a member of the Masonic lodge.   The Masons took oharge of the body.   J. P. A. Black of Hastings was master of ceremonies.


Interesting Items Gathered by Our County Reporters


Mrs. Wm. Howe died at her home, northeast of town, Saturday forenoon and was buried Monday afternoon.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Jan 11, 1907, Page 8 Columns 1 and 2