The Family of Ola and Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
Note:  Tombstone references are to block/lot/space - Blair Cemetery Map at the end of file

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10__Ola JACOBSON
      b.  1 Nov 1856, Farhult, Sweden (north of Helsingborg)  (See Maps)
           or Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden
      child of:  Jens (Jous?) & Boal (ANDERSDOTTER (PIHL?) JACOBSON
      d.  1 Dec 1949, Blair, Washington Co, NE     
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/9)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  22 Oct 1883, Blair, Washington Co, NE

11__Mary O. MORTENSEN
      b.  16 Sep 1866, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
      child of:  Nels & Maren (GRAUSEN) MORTENSEN
      d.  8 Nov 1946, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE                  
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE (78/9/8)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
10.1  Alvina Josephine JACOBSON
         b.  12 Jun 1884     d.  26 Jun 1964
10.2  Esther Maria Nicolina JACOBSON      
        
b.  22 Feb 1886    d.  27 Oct 1973    (see #4/5)

10.3  Martin Bernhard JACOBSON                        
        
b.  11 Feb 1888    d.  22 Oct 1969
10.4  Marne Annette (Nettie) JACOBSON    b.  14 Jun 1890     d.  1 Jul 1968
10.5  Cora Nelsena JACOBSON                  b.  15 Mar 1892    d.  9 Mar 1983
10.6  Bertha Johanna JACOBSON                b.  23 Jul 1894      d.  31 Dec 1965
10.7  Annie Irene JACOBSON                      b.  16 Oct 1897    d.  17 Jan 1919   
10.8  Alice Mildred JACOBSON                   b.  28 Jan 1906    d.  8 Jul 1958

Synopsis:  

Source:  Manuscript, Bill Ziegler; Christmas letter 1985 from Carole and Ted MILLER.

See RESEARCH RECORD following

BIRTH/BAPTISM/PARENTS/CHILDREN RECORD
Research by Carole and Ted Miller indicates that Ola Jacobson was born in Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden at Bracke Farm on 1 Nov 1856 and baptized in the Swedish-Lutheran Church there on 7 Nov 1856.

DEATH/OBITUARY/CEMETERY RECORDS

Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 14 Nov 1946.  Death Calls Pioneer Blair Woman.  Mrs. Ola JACOBSON Died Friday At Age Of 80 Years.  Born In Omaha In 1866.  Mrs. Ola JACOBSON, pioneer settler and a resident of this country since 1869, passed away last Friday evening.  Deceased was born in Omaha, September 16, 1966, and when three years old came to this Co.  As Mary MORTENSEN she grew to womanhood here and on October 22, 1883, she was married to Ola JACOBSON.  The ceremony was performed in Blair with Judge Jesse T. DAVIS officiating.  Until February 11, 1915 they farmed near Blair and while on the farm their family of eight children were born and reared.  Of the family of children the following are still living:  Mrs. Josephine HITCHCOCK, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Henry C. JENSEN, Blair; Martin JACOBSON, Alliance, Nebraska;  Mrs. Wm. KINGDON, Riverside, California; Mrs. Herbert HURD, Belgrade, Nebraska; Mrs. Bertha HOOKS and Alice of Blair.  Besides the above mentioned children the husband, now ninety years of age, is left to mourn her passing.  Besides these fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren survive.  Funeral services were held last Monday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church with Rev. Sidney I. McCRAIG officiating and interment was made in the Blair cemetery.  In honor of their beloved deceased mother, all the children were present at the last sad rites.  Their loyalty and their love for their deceased loved one made the gathering one never to be forgotten.

Obituary.  Newspaper unknown.  c1946.  Mrs. JACOBSON Succumbs at 80.  Death Comes Swiftly to Well-Known Blairite, A Countian 77 Years.  Victim of a sudden stroke early Friday, Mrs. Ola JACOBSON, 80, Washington Co resident 77 years, died early Saturday at the family home, 710 South Walker Ave.  Her husband had recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and only a short time before she was stricken, Mrs. JACOBSON had clipped out a newspaper article and photograph telling of the occasion, planning to put it in the family scrapbook.  The body was removed to the Campbell Mortuary.  Funeral rites were conducted at First Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Sidney L. McCAIG officiating.  Gifford L. DIXON sang.  Interment was in Blair cemetery.  All of Mrs. JACOBSON's seven children and all but two of her grandchildren were present for the services.  Native of Omaha.  Mrs. JACOBSON, as Mary MORTENSON, was born Sept. 16, 1886, in Omaha, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels MORTENSON, immigrants from Sweden.  When she was three years old she came to Washington Co with her parents and had resided here since.  She grew to womanhood on a farm ten miles west of Blair.  On Oct. 22, 1883, she and Ola JACOBSON were married in Blair.  Mr. JACOBSON had come to Fontanelle from his native Sweden.  Mr. and Mrs. JACOBSON,  following their marriage, moved into a farm fie miles southwest of Blair.  They lived there until retiring in 1915.  On Feb. 11, 1915, they moved into their new home on South Walker Ave., their home since.  Many Survivors.  Mrs. JACOBSON was long a member of First Methodist church.  Surviving her are her husband, Ola; one son, Martin JACOBSON of Alliance, Nebr.; and six daughers, Mrs. Carl HITCHCOCK (Josephine) of Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Henry C. JENSEN (Esther) of Blair,; Mrs. Will KINGDON (Nettie) of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Herbert O. HURD (Cora) of Belgrade, Nebr., Mrs. John HOOKS (Bertha) of Blair, and Miss Alice JACOBSON, at home.  Another daughter, Annie, died in 1919.  Also surviving Mrs. JACOBSON are 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one niece.

Card of Thanks.  Blair Enterprise.  May we in this manner express our sincere thanks to all who were so kind to us following the loss of our beloved wife and mother.  We especially thank the singers, the minister, those who sent flowers and those who called at our home - Ola JACOBSON and Family.

Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 1 Dec 1949.  Ole JACOBSON, 93, Succumbs Stroke Today.  Old Settler Passes Away At His Home Here.  Ole JACKSON [sic], old settler and one of the best known and best loved characters in this Co, passed away this (Thursday) morning at 1:10 o'clock at his home.  The immediate cause of his death was a stroke at 6:30 last Saturday evening.  Deceased was born in Sweden, Nov. 1, 1856 and came to America in 1880 when he was twenty-four years of age.  His decision to come to America was made by the flip of a coin, the choice being between this country and Australia.  On Oct. 22, 1883 he was married to Miss Mary MORTENSEN and they settled on a farm ten miles west of Blair.  Later they moved to a farm in the Brewster school district where they lived until they moved to Blair on Feb. 11, 1915, where they have since resided.  The wife died on Nov. 8, 1946.  Since that time the youngest daughter, Mrs. Alice ZIEGLER has kept house for him.  The surviving children are Mrs. Josephine HITCHCOCK of Kansas City, Kansas; Esther JENSEN, Blair; Martin, of Alliance, Neb.; Nettie KINGDON of Riverside, California; Cora HURD of Belgrade, Neb.; Bertha HOOKS and Alice ZIEGLER, both of Blair.  Fifteen grandchildren also survive him.  After coming to this country he made farming his business.  He was an inveterate worker, always busy at some work and his pleasant, genial disposition made him a general favorite.  In his younger days before coming to America he was a professional dancer and he danced before many of the crowned heads and nobility of Europe.  Up to the time of his death he was always busy and since his birthday on Nov. 1st he has made a trip to Alliance to visit his son and trips to various relatives including a cousin, Mrs. Margaret CARLBERG of Bancroft, who is 95 years of age and he found her busily crocheting and without glasses.  In 1910 he made a trip back to Sweden which he enjoyed very much but his new home in America appealed to him most.  Words cannot express the feeling of the general public at the shock of his death.  His was a life of unselfish devotion to those he loved.  Every act, every emotion of his life was worthy of emulation and in his passing a good citizen, friend, and neighbor has passed to the great beyond where there is no return.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church with the Rev. DICKERSON officiating and interment under the supervision of the Campbell Mortuary will be made in the Blair cemetery.

Obituary  Omaha World Herald.  cDec 1949.  Blair Man Dies; Once Tap Dancer.  Blair, Neb. - Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church for Ola JACOBSON, 93-year-old Blair resident who died early Thursday.  Mr. JACOBSON, who danced in command performances before European royalty, gave up a stage career to seek his fortune as an American farmer.  He was born at Helsingbord, Sweden.  He sailed with his brother, a ship captain, and became a professional dancer.  He flipped a coin to decide which way his career would turn.  America won and in 1881 he came to Washington Co.  He lived in the area 68 years, first settling in the Fontanelle vicinity.  He was active up to the time of his death, keeping up his lawn and aiding neighbors.  At a recent pioneer reunion in Fort. Calhoun, he danced with a daughter on the platform.  Survivors:  Son, Martin, Alliance, Neb.; daughters, Mrs. Carl HITCHCOCK, Kansas City; Mrs. Henry C. JENSEN, Blair; Mrs. Will KINGDON, Riverside, Cal.; Mrs. Herbert HURD, Belgrade, Neb.; Mrs. John HOOKS and Mrs. William ZIEGLER, Blair.  .

 

 

 

 

MARRIAGE/DIVORCE RECORDS

Marriage:  Ola JACOBSON, res. Washington Co., NE, 27 yrs., b. Sweden, s/o Jens JACOBSON and Bole ANDERSON, m. Mary MORTENSEN, res. Washington Co., NE, 17 yrs., b. Omaha, d/o Nels MORTENSEN and Mary ERICSEN, m. 22 Oct 1883; witnesses Mary and Nels MORTENSEN, by Perry SELDEN, Co Judge, Blair, NE.  Source:  Washington Co, NE Marriage Book 4, Part 1, p. 88.

FAMILY BIBLE/RELIGION AFFILIATIONS RECORDS

EMPLOYMENT/MILITARY/ORGANIZATIONS RECORDS

WILL/ESTATE/DEEDS/COURT RECORDS

Mary O. JACOBSON left the following children:
1.  Josephine     b.  12 Jun 1884  m.  Carl R. HITCHCOCK
2.  Esther     b.  22 Feb 1886 m. Henry C. JENSEN
3.  Martin     b.  11 Feb 1888
4.  Nettie     b.  14 Jun 1890, sometimes known as Marne Annette, m. William E. KINGDON
5.  Cora     b.  15 Mar 1892 m.  Herbert O. HURD
6.  Hannah     b.  23 Jul 1894, sometimes known as Bertha J. (Johanna) HOOKS, widow
7.  Alice     b.  2 Jan 1906, single
8.  Annie     b.  16 Oct 1897, died prior to her mother without issue.


Grandpa Jacobson's house - 2005

Nels MARTENSGAN, Nels MORTENSSEN, Nils MORTENSEN, Neils MORTENSEN, Nels MORTENSEN - were one in the same and refer to the decedent.

Martin B. JACOBSON, Martin JACOBSON, Marton B. JACOBSIN
Alvina Josephine HITCHOCK, Josephine HITCHCOCK, Josephine JACOBSON
Cora N. HURD, Cora JACOBSON
Mary JACOBSEN, Mary O. JACOBSON
Esther M. JENSEN, Esther JACOBSON
Nettie JACOBSON, Marne Annette KINGDON
Bertha J. HOOKS, Johanna JACOBSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENSUS/CITY DIRECTORIES/TAX LIST RECORDS

1885 Nebraska Census, Washington Co:
JACOBSON, Olie     28          b. Sweden
JACOBSON, May    18          b.  NE
JACOBSON, Josie     11/12     b.  NE

 

MIGRATION/CHRONOLOGY/MAP REFERENCE RECORDS

Ola immigrated 15 Apr 1880, PoD Helsingborg, Sweden.
1856-186? lived at Bracke #8, Brunnby, Luggude, Sweden

INTERVIEW/ARTIFACTS RECORDS

 

 

 

 

 

WRITINGS/HISTORIES/NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINE RECORDS

Article.  Blair Newspaper.  Date unknown.  Carl HITCHCOCK and son, Raymond, of Kansas City, Missouri, spent Saturday and Sunday in Blair, visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ole JACOBSON.  They left for their home Sunday afternoon.  They also visited at the home of Mr. HITCHCOCK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom HITCHCOCK, north of Blair.  Mr. HITCHCOCK is the superintendent of the Federal Electric company in Kansas City.

Article.  Omaha World-Herald.  c1947.  Caption:  Ola JACOBSON and his daughter, Mrs. Bertha HOOKS....he showed them how to waltz at 91 - World-Herald Photo.  Text:  At 91 He Steals Show at Fort Calhoun Picnic By Bill BILLOTTE World-Herald Staff Member.  Fort Calhoun, Neb. - A salty youngster of 91 with wings in his heels stole the spotlight at the thirty-second annual Pioneer Old Settlers Picnic here Friday.  Ola JACOBSON and his daughter, Mrs. Bertha HOOKS of Blair, were the first to answer the call when the old-fashioned waltz contest was announced.  Wile more than four hundred watched, Ola and his daughter swooped and whirled about the cement dance floor in the city park.  Dipping gracefully Ola showed 'em why he had been called to dance before royalty in Sweden 70 years ago.  Panting just a little, Mr. JACOBSON said he "could have done a lot beter on a smooth wood floor."  His eyes gleamed when the master of ceremonies announced the prize - a fifth of drinkin' whisky and a fresh rose tied to the neck of the bottle with a ribbon.  "I take a drop now and then," Ola confided as old friends crowded around and asked what his plans were for the evening.  He won the prize for being the oldest man on the floor and again for being the oldest man at the picnic.  Carl LAURITZEN of Blair is just four months younger than Mr. JACOBSON who will be 92 in November.  Mr. and Mrs. LAURITZEN, also of Blair, won the prize for the couple that totaled the most number of years.  Their ages add to 183 years.  Mrs. LAURITZEN is 92.  More than one hundred prizes were given to the old timers of Washington Co.  To qualify as a "pioneer" one must have lived in Washington Co before 1867, the year Nebraska became a state.  Those who have lived in the Co 30 years and are at least 40 years of age are eligible to become "old settlers."  Henry GRABB, a farmer, won a double prize as the person who has lived in one house and one spot the longest.  He has lived in one house on his farm for 70 years.

Article:  Newspaper unknown, c1948.  Prince Busy With Autograph Seekers.  Prince Bertil had a busy time with autograph hunters when he slipped out of the Coliseum during the crowning of the festival queen.  He is shown here as he gave his autograph to Mrs. Ralph THRAEN, 3006 Pacific Street, and her 10-month-old daughter, Pamela. - World Herald Photo.  Among hundreds who flocked to meet Prince Bertil during an intermission was Olaf [sic] JACOBSON, 92, of Blair, Neb.  Mr. JACOBSON told the Prince that his brother, Martin, was speaker of the Swedish Parliament for several years and often delivered messages for King Gustav V, the Prince's grandfather.  Olaf [sic] JACOBSON was named "oldest pioneer" at the festival.

 

 

 

 

 

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10.1__Alvina Josephine JACOBSON
     b.  12 Jun 1884, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Ola & Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
     d.  26 Jun 1964, Westwood, Kansas City, Johnson Co, KS
     Buried:  Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO     Go to Tombstones 

     m.  23 Jun 1909       

10.1s__Carl Raymond HITCHCOCK
     b.  21 Jun 1888, Wheeler Co, NE
     child of:  Thomas Lemon (1862-1947) & Mary (Dolly) S. (1866-1935) (HURD) HITCHCOCK
     d.  10 Aug 1953, Westwood, Johnson Co, MO
     Buried:  Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
10.1a  Charles Raymond "Ray" HITCHCOCK     b.  19 Feb 1911, NE
    
d.  20 Dec 1993 (6 Mar 1992?), Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
     Bur:  Johnson Co Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS     
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     m. 13 Oct 1938, Jacson Co, MO
         
Maxine Almina BRYAN     b.  26 Jul 1914, Greenbiar, Greene Co, IA   
          d.  7 Jul 1998, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
          Bur:  Johnson Co Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS     Go to Tombstones
          child of:  George T. (1875-1943) & Emma Rebecka (1883-1959) (TOWNS) BRYAN
     Children:  Larry Alan HITCHCOCK     b.  30 May 1944     Resided Bonner Springs, KS  1998
                     m.  Judy ?
                     Dr. C. Thomas HITCHCOCK     Resided Prairie Village, KS 1998
                     m.  Cynthia ?
                     Children (from obituary - do not know which children go with which son):
                     Bret HITCHCOCK
                     Ryan HITCHCOCK
                     Alison HITCHCOCK
                     Lane HITCHCOCK
                     Children (of Bret, Ryan, Alison or Lane - from obituary cannot tell who goes where):
                     Matara HITCHCOCK
                     Taylen HITCHCOCK
10.1b  Mary Josephine HITCHCOCK     b.  1 Apr 1916, Blair, Washington Co, NE      
     d.  26 Jul 1986, Sunrise Beach, Camden Co, MO
     Bur:  Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO    Go to Tombstones
     m.  30 Jun 1933, Ray Co, MO  Garland Burton "Babe" RECKART Sr. b.13 Dec 1914, Gilmore, St. Charles Co, MO d. 25 October 1976, Kansas City, Johnson Co, KS
           child of:  Charles Anton (1871-1926) & Dorothy Levora (SIGLER) (1889-1951) RECKART
           Bur:  Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO     Go to Tombstones
     Children:  Garland Burton RECKART, Jr.     b.  30 Sep 1933, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS      d.  6 May 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
                    
m. ?
                     Children:  3 daughters (Mary's obituary) (Garland's obituary says 7 grandchildren)
10.1c  Earl W. "Bud" HITCHCOCK     b.  15 Apr 1918, Blair, Washington Co, NE     d.  6 May 1992, Westwood, Johnson Co, KS
     Bur:  Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO     Go to Tombstones
     m.  Elinora ?
     Children:  Steven HITCHCOCK     Resided Olathe, Johnson Co, KS  1992
                     Donna HITCHCOCK  Resided Littleton, Douglas, Arapahoe or Jefferson Co, CO  1992
                     m.  ? CRANE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10.3__Martin B. JACOBSON
      b.  11 Feb 1888, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Ola & Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
      d.  22 Oct 1969, Alliance, Box Butte Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE (78/9/12)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  9 Apr 1913, Blair, Washington Co, NE     

10.3s__Martha W. PETERSEN
      b.  1 Apr 1896, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Hans and Mary (BRODERSEN) PETERSEN
      d.  15 Mar 1974, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/11)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
10.3a  Vernon B. JACOBSON     b. 15 Jun 1916, Washington Co, NE    d.  12 Jun 1938, Alliance, Box Butte Co, NE
           Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/10)  Go to Tombstones

Synopsis:  

Sources:  Blair, NE Cemetery Book, Blair Library; Gravestones recorded by Dale MORROW 1996; Merton and Betty JENSEN, Blair, NE; Blair, NE Marriage Records; Blair, NE newspaper archives.

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10.4__Marne Annette (Nettie) JACOBSON
      b.  14 Jun 1890, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Ola & Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
      d.  1 Jul 1968, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
      Buried:  Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave,
                   Riverside, Riverside Co, CA  (Graceland Sec. 534B)
                   Go to Tombstones

     m.  31 Aug 1910, Washington Co Courthouse, Blair, Washington Co, NE

10.4s__William Edward KINGDON
      b. 21 Nov 1880, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Charles E. & Esther (GUGIN) KINGDON  (See Synopsis below) Go to Tombstones 
      d.  27 Sep 1967, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
      Buried:  Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave,
                   Riverside, Riverside Co, CA  (Graceland Sec. 534A)
                   Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
10.4a  Mildred Marie KINGDON     b.  15 Jul 1911     
10.4b  Viola Irene KINGDON     b.  15 Jun 1913     
10.4c  Alyce Mae KINGDON     b.  16 Aug 1916
10.4d  10.4d__William Edward KINGDON, Jr.     
     b.  9 May 1923, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
     d.  15 Mar, 1992, Parker, AZ
     Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Rd,  Riverside Co, CA    
                  (Sec AA, Row B, Site 26) Go to Tombstones
     m1.  18 Jul 1944, Washington Co, NE     Thelma GILBERT
     Children:  Rebecca Lucille KINGDON
                    m. ? HAMLEY
                    William Cecil KINGDON

     m2.  Diana J. ?
     Children:  Michael Allen KINGDON (adopted)
                    Randell Ernest KINGDON (adopted)
     m3.  Thelma Lou GILBERT      b.  10 Jul 1925, Pisgah, Harrison Co, IA     d.  1 Oct 2010
            
Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Rd. Riverside Co, CA (Sec AA, Row B, Site 26)    Go to Tombstones
             child of:  Cecil Howard (1904-1983) & Mabel Aletha (1903-?) (DAVIS) GILBERT
             m.  20 Oct 1971, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NV     Jack D. SMITH
10.5e  Jack Lee KINGDON     b. 5 Sep 1929, Kennard, Washington Co, NE    d.  11 May 1990, Fontana, San Bernardino Co, CA
     Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Rd, Riverside Co, CA (Sec. 14, Site 904)     Go to Tombstones
     m1.  Thalia D. ?
     m2.  22 Oct 1963, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NV     Eleanor Mary HEITING    Divorced, NV, 10 Apr 1974
     m3.  17 Feb 1977, San Bernardino Co, CA     Judith M. ADAMS  ROBINSON     Divorced, CA, 1 Feb 1982
    
Children: Judith had 2 children by previous marriage 

Synopsis:  

 

 

 

Sources:  Christmas letters 1996 and 1997, Carole G. and Ted W. MILLER, Jr.; Letter from Mildred KINGDON to Becky KINGDON STREETS (undated); Family group sheets compiled by Carole G. and Ted W. MILLER, Jr., U.S. Census Records

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10.4a__Mildred Marie KINGDON          
     b.  15 Jul 1911, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  William Edward & Marne Annette (Nettie) (JACOBSON) KINGDON
    
d.  14 Jan 1994, Placentia, Orange Co, CA
     Buried:  Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave,
                  Riverside, Riverside Co, CA  (Masonic Garden, Sec. 74B)     Go to Tombstones

     m.  24 May 1931, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE     

10.4as__Theodore (Ted) William MILLER     
     b.  15 Feb 1908, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE     
     child of:  Charles Albert (1881-1949) and Lillie Amanda (1882-1914) (EVANS) MILLER
     d.  27 Aug 1990, Sun City, Riverside Co, CA     
     Buried:  Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave,
                  Riverside, Riverside Co, CA  (Masonic Garden, Sec. 74A)     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:  
10.4a1 
Theodore (Ted) William MILLER, Jr.  b.  21 Feb 1932, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE
10.4a2  Richard Arlen MILLER     b.  14 Jan 1943

Synopsis:

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10.4a1__Theodore (Ted) William MILLER, Jr.
     b.  21 Feb 1932, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE
     child of:  Ted William and Mildred Marie (KINGDON) MILLER
     d.
     Buried:                           

     m.  28 Aug 1955, Honolulu, HI 

10.4a1s__Carole Jean GUTZWILLER 
     b.  26 Jul 1937, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
     child of:  Victor & Alice (PERSON) GUTZWILLER
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:  None

Children:  
10.4a1a  Laura Lynn MILLER     b.  5 Jul 1956 
               m.  18 Aug 1979, Don UNRUH     b.  11 Jul ?
               Children:  (Stepdaughter)  Sarah UNRUH     b.  9 Jan 1977
                               Charice Marie UNRUH     b.  2 Nov 1980
                               m.  ? GUZMAN
                               Children:  Damon GUZMAN     
                                               b.  3 May 1997, Garden Grove, CA
                               Jonathan Michael UNRUH     b.  2 Nov 1982    

Synopsis:
               
10.4a2__
Richard Arlen MILLER      
     b.  14 Jan 1943
     child of:  Ted William & Mildred Marie (KINGDON) MILLER
     d.
     Buried:

     m.  27 Aug 1965, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA

10.4a2s__Anita M. LEWIS  (divorced)
     b.  18 May 1942
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Richard married 2d, 22 Apr 1983, Marguerite Barbera     

Children:  
10.4a2a  Stephen Ray MILLER     b.  28 Dec 1972
10.4a2b  Sharon MILLER     b.  11 Jul 1974
               m.  Xavier ZUNIGA
               Children:  Rebecca ZUNIGA
                               Tomas ZUNIGA
10.4a2c  Nicole MILLER

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10.4b__Viola Irene KINGDON               
     b.  15 Jun 1913, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  William Edward & Marne Annette (Nettie) (JACOBSON) KINGDON
    
d.  2 Nov 2003, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NE
     Buried:  Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NE

     m.  3 May 1946, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NV  (divorced)

10.4bs2__Frederick Clinton BARSTOW     
     b.  10 May 1916, Maryland     
     child of:  David Foster & Fanny E. (WOODLAND) BARSTOW
     d.  11 Feb 1983, Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA
     Buried:  Sunset Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA

Other Marriages:
Viola m1.  27 Jul 1935, Liberty, McDonald/Clay/Calloway Co, MO     Cerney Webster GENTRY (divorced)
                b.  5 Oct 1904, Trenton, Grundy Co, MO
                child of:  James Icen (1866-1926) & Ella (1876-1955) (McATTEE) GENTRY
                d.  3 Oct 1982, Berkley, Oakland Co, MI
                Buried:  Woodlawn Cemetery, La Follette, Campbell Co, TN 
                NOTE:  Leavenworth KS Penitentiary Index for 5 Oct 1925 has Cerney W. GENTRY, Inmate #23999
    
Viola m3.  22 Jul 1956, Kingman, Mojave Co, AZ     Luther Leon "Tex"  DIEHL  (divorced 20 Dec 1968)
                b.  18 Dec 1919, Amarillo, Potter Co, TX
                child of:  Luther L. & Fannie (?) DIEHL
                d.  24 Sep 2009, Globe, Gila Co, AZ
                Buried:  Pinal Cemetery, Globe, Gila Co, AZ (Resthaven Section)  This compiler visited the cemetery in June 2015 and to describe it as chaotic is an
                understatement.  It is uneven ground, completely rock-encrusted with occasional cement squares defining plots.  There are no signs indicative of
                sections and no labeling.  Plots are decorated with parasols hung with beads, kuchinas and other American Indian, Hispanic or cultural decorations.
                Most stones are broken or illegible, many are flat and covered in blown rock or thick with dust.  We were unable to discover an office or other means
                of assistance and thus could not locate Tex's grave site or stone.

Children:  
10.4b1  Ralph Clinton BARSTOW     b.  26 Dec 1946 (changed last name to DIEHL)
             m.  21 Nov ?, Pam WILLIAMS
           
Children:  Cassandra Marie DIEHL     b.  17 Jan 1975
                            m.  4 May 1996, Chad CHESSER
                            William Kingdon DIEHL
10.4b2  Barbara Irene BARSTOW     b.  22 Aug 1952
             m.  Jerry TROMBLEY
             Children:  Joshua Myles TROMBLEY
                             m.  14 Dec 1966, Barbara Ann GREER
                             Katrina Nicole TROMBLEY           
                             Benjamin Levi TROMBLEY     b.  29 Nov 1982 

Synopsis: 

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10.4c__Alyce Mae KINGDON               
    
b.  16 Aug 1916, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  William Edward & Marne Annette (Nettie) (JACOBSON) KINGDON
    
d.  5 Jan 2006, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ
     Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside Co, CA (Sec. 47, Site 3230)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  8 Dec 1940, Las Vegas, Clark Co, NV

10.4cs__Ralph Newton SMOTHERS     
     b.  19 Jan 1915, Buford, Baxter Co, AR     
     child of:  Edward David  (1867-1951) & Cora Adelia (1878-1977) (NEWTON) SMOTHERS
     d.  22 Mar 1996, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
     Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside Co, CA (Sec. 47, Site 3230)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children: 
10.4c1  Saundra Annette SMOTHERS     b.  20 Sep 1942, CA     d.  13 Aug 1987, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
10.4c2  Joe Edward SMOTHERS     b.  22 Jun 1948, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA

Synopsis:  

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10.4c1__Saundra Annette SMOTHERS    
     b.  20 Sep 1942, Riverside, Riverside Co, CA
     child of:  Ralph & Alyce Mae (KINGDON) SMOTHERS
     d.  14 Aug 1987, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
     Buried:  Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside Co, CA (Sec. 19A, Site 927)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  27 Jun 1970, Arcadia, Los Angeles Co, CA

10.4c1s__Robert SHAW
    
b. 1932, NJ
     child of:  Clifford Harry (?-1950) & Mary Campbell (1904-1991) (BAIRD) SHAW
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:  None

Children:  
10.4c1a  Patricia Annette SHAW     b.  27 Oct ?
               m.  ? 1996, Shawki EL-ZATMAH
10.4c1b  Heather Mae SHAW     b.  23 Jun 1975
               m. 17 Jun 1996, Craig FACKRELL
10.4c1c  Joe Edward SHAW     
               b. 22 Jun 1948, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
               m.  18 Sep 1971, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ, Judith LINDEN  (divorced)
               Children:  Timothy Ryan SHAW
                               Philip Michael SHAW
                               Jason Thomas SHAW
                               Shannon Marie SHAW

Synopsis:
           
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10.5__Cora Nelsena JACOBSON
      b.  15 Mar 1892, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Ola and Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
      d.  8 Mar 1983, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/2)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  21 May 1913, Washington Co, NE

10.5s__Herbert Orvin HURD
      b.  20 Jun 1891, Lyons, Burt Co, NE
     child of:  Charles Orrin & Lena Mae (THARPE) HURD
     d.  7 Mar 1978, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/1)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
10.5a  Harold Orrin HURD     b.  9 Sep 1914     d.  18 May 1990
10.5b  Earl Clifford HURD     b.17 Oct 1918     d.  5 May 1986
10.5c  Dorothy Mae HURD     b.  1 Jun 1931     d.  6 Oct 2002

Synopsis: 

               

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10.5a__Harold Orrin HURD     
     b.  9 Sep 1914, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE     
     child of:  Herbert Orvin & Cora Nelsena (JACOBSON) HURD
    
d.  18 May 1990, Peoria, Maricopa Co, AZ
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/1)  Go to Tombstones (Obituary in 19 Mary 1990 Arizona Republic and Peoria Gazette)
           
    
m.  1 May 1938, Blair, Washington Co, NE  

10.5as__
Janet F. STEWART     
    
b.  17 Jul 1917
     child of:  John Harold & Edith Merle (TAYLOR) STEWART
                   Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE   Go to Tombstones
     d.  21 Sep 2005, Thornton, Adams Co, CO
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE (78/9/2)   Go to Tombstones
     
Other Marriages:  None

Children: 
10.5a1  Jolynda (Jodie) HURD      b.  16 May 1939
10.5a2  Steven Paul HURD     b.  Jan 1942
10.5a3  Rebecca Merle (Becky) HURD     b.  14 Aug 1943
10.5a4  Jon HURD     b.  15 Jan 1946

Synopsis:

  • Obituary.  Blair Pilot-Tribune, 12 Apr 1965.  Mrs. Merle STEWART Died Suddenly Friday, April 9th.  Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Merle STEWART, 70 years of age, who died of a heart attach Thursday evening at Memorial Community Hospital.  The services will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. William SHATTUCK officiating with interment in Blair Cemetery.  Mrs. STEWART is survived by one son, Jon Harold STEWART of Blair; daughters, Mrs. Pauline VARLEY of Blair, Mrs. Jean COLBURN of Tennessee, Mrs. Janet HURD of Casper, Wyoming and Mrs. Marianne BERKLEY of Norfolk, Virginia; brothers Ed TAYLOR of of Denver, Carlton TAYLOR of California, Van TAYLOR of Iowa, and a sister Mrs. Arlene WARRICK of California and 17 grandchildren.  Mrs. STEWART was born January 2nd 1895 in Blair, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Judd TAYLOR.  Her husband, Harold STEWART preceded her in death.  Mrs. STEWART was a Blair business woman for several years operating the Stewart Pharmacy until she sold the business to Wayne ANDERSON a few years ago.  Campbell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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10.5b__Earl Clifford HURD     
     b.  17 Oct 1918, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
     child of:  Herbert Orvin & Cora Nelsena (JACOBSON) HURD
     d.  5 May 1986, Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO      
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/8)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  24 May 1942

10.5bs__Winola G. (Peg NORGARD) TAYLOR     
     b.  9 May 1906
     child of:  Myrah Edgar & Mamie Gertrude (NEWBROUGH) TAYLOR
     d.  23 Aug 1980, Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/10)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:
Peg m1.  (see 1930 Census - he's listed as the head of household and she's listed as his wife, Leslie is listed as Frank's son, age 12)
     Frank Leslie NORGARD
     b.  27 Apr 1890
     child of:  Andrew J. & Caroline (JOHNSON) NORGARD
     d.  29 Sep 1938, Los Angeles Co, CA (age 48)
     Buried:  Springwell Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
Peg m2. (see. 1940 Census - he's listed as the head of household and she's listed as his wife; Earl HURD is listed as a lodger, age 21)
     Leslie NORGARD
     b.  c1918
     child of:  Frank Leslie & ? (?) NORGARD
    
d.  22 Sep 1983, Ft. Calhoun, Washington Co, NE
     Buried:  St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Wahoo, Saunders Co, NE

Children:  
10.5b1 
Linda Rae Rood HURD  (adopted – Peg’s niece)
             m.  Dan MESSER
             Children:  Danna MESSER
                             Meridith MESSER  
10.5b2 
Gregg Wright Rood HURD (adopted – Peg’s nephew)
             m.  Mary McGEE
             Children:  Bradley Earl HURD

 Synopsis

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10.5c__Dorothy Mae HURD     
     b.  1 Jun 1931, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
     child of:  Herbert Orvin & Cora Nelsena (JACOBSON) HURD     
     d.  6 Oct 2002, Albion, Boone Co, NE     
     Buried:  Main Cemetery, Belgrade, Nance Co, NE     Go to Tombstones

      m.  24 May 1952,  Peace Lutheran Church, Belgrade, Nance Co, NE 

10.5cs__
Onno Frederick AHLERS     
    
b.  8 Sep 1919, Cedar Rapids, Boone Co, NE
     child of:  John Frederick (1874-1954) & Maria D.K. (OLTHOFF) AHLERS
     d.  6 Jul 1997, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
     Buried:  Main Cemetery, Belgrade, Nance Co, NE     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:  
10.5c1 
Mark AHLERS     
     b.  19 Feb 1953, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     m1.  Summer 1974, Takoma, Pierce Co, WA, Irene KRAEMER  (divorced 1977)
     m2.  Summer 1978, Stewart Museum, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE, Diane WERTS
     Children:  Jiles Douglas AHLERS     b.  20 Dec 1979, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
                     Jenna Lynn AHLERS     b.  29 Mar 1980, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
10.5c2  Greg Joseph AHLERS     
     b.  3 Apr 1955, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     m1.  15 Aug 1981, Carrie ARNETT  (divorced, Dec 1989)
           child of:  Emmett & Delores (LEHMAN) ARNETT
     Children:  Joseph Onno AHLERS     b.  9 Sep 1982, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
                    Angela Lynn AHLERS     b.  21 Mar 1985, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
     m2.  5 Aug 1995, Joan PRINCE  (divorced 6 Nov 1998)
           child of:  ? & Rita (PRINCE)  (her father died when she was a teenager)
     Children:  Alexandria Sarah AHLERS      b.  28 Aug 1996, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE
     m3.  10 Apr 2003, Pamela ALTERI
           child of:  Anthony & Mary (MECCA) ALTERI
10.5c3  Brad Lee AHLERS     
     b.  7 Aug 1957, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     d.  22 Oct 1995, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     Buried:  Main Cemetery, Belgrade, Nance Co, NE     Go to Tombstones
     Children:  Clay Thomas AHLERS    b.  29 Jun 1989, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
10.5c4  Kay Lynn AHLERS     
     b.  12 May 1960, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
     m.  30 Dec 1978, Joseph Michael SWERCZEK     b.  5 Feb 1959, Albion, Boone Co, NE
           child of:  Edward Jacob (1912-1974) & Margaret (1924-2006) (ZUERLION) SWERCZEK
     Children:  Amanda Lynn SWERCZEK     b.  5 Oct 1981, Fullerton, Nance Co, NE
                    Jessica Marie SWERCZEK     b.  19 Aug 1986, Genoa, Nance Co, NE
                    Seth Edward SWERCZEK     b.  11 Oct 1988, Genoa, Nance Co, NE

Synopsis:  

  • Onno AHLERS:       1932-1942  Farmer
                                       1942-1945  WWII, T/Sgt. Overseas duty, Alaska
                                       1947-1970  Farmer
                                       1966-1973  Foreman Ordnance Plant, Grand Island, NE
                                       1974-1981  Kayton Implement & Dauthit Construction
                                       1981-1997  Retired, Belgrade, NE

  • Dorothy AHLERS:  1941           Moved to Belgrade, NE
                                       1949-1950  Teacher
                                       1950-1952  Kearney State College, Kearney, NE
                                       1952-1974  Homemaker
                                       1974-1993  Deputy Clerk & Deputy Assessor, Nance Co, NE
                                       1993           Retired, Belgrade, NE and Cedar Rapids, NE

  • Mark AHLERS:       1971-1975  U.S. Navy      Residing Columbus, NE in 2002 

  • Gregg AHLERS:      1973-1975  Platte College, Columbus, NE
                                  
        1975-1978  Kearney State, Kearney, NE
                                       1978           Law enforcement, Grand Island, NE
                                       2002           25 years, Hulls Co Sheriff's Office
                                       2002           Resides Grand Island, NE

  • Brad AHLERS:        1975-1984  Farmed
                                       1984-1985  Lindsay Mfg Company - installed irrigation pivots in Saudi Arabia
                                       1985-1995  Farmed and Construction

  • Kay Lynn SWERCZEK         2004  Resides Belgrade, Nance Co, NE
                                                      Joe SWERCZEK works in management in the hog industry (2004)
                                                      Kay also works in the hog industry (2004)
                                                      Amanda is a hairdresser in Fremont, Dodge Co, NE (2004)
                                                      Jessica is a senior at Boone Central in Albion, Boone Co, NE (2004)
                                                      Seth is a sophomore at Cedar Rapids, Boone Co, NE (2004)

  • John Frederick AHLERS:  b.  24 Jun 1874, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany     d.  19 Nov 1954     Buried:  Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Belgrade, Nance Co, NE
    child of:  Gerhard & Helena (MEIERS) AHLERS
    Maria D.K. OLTHOFF:  b. 22 Mar 1893      d.  25 May 1977
    John and Maria were m. 18 Jan 1910, West Point, Cuming Co, NE
    Children:  Walter Gearhard AHLERS  (1916-1997); Onno Frederick AHLERS  (1919-1997); Donald Lee AHLERS (1936-1937)

  • Edward Jacob SWERCZEK:  b. 1912     d.  11 May 1974, Cedar Rapids, Boone Co, NE

  • Obituary.  Levander Funeral Homes.  Mar 2006.  Margaret A. SWERCZEK (October 31, 1924 - March 2, 2006).  Margaret A. SWERCZEK, the daughter of Victor and Ruth (WILLIAMS) ZUERLEIN was born on October 31, 1924 at Cedar Rapids, NE.  She attended elementary school in Primrose, and graduated from Cedar Rapids High School.  On April 7, 1942 Margaret was united in marriage to Edward J. SWERCZEK at St. Edward, Nebraska.  They lived and farmed north of Cedar Rapids.  Edward died on May 11, 1974, Margaret then moved into town.  The family owned and operated the Cedar Cafe for about 30 years.  In 1999 Margaret retired.  She will be forever remembered for her wonderful cooking and service she shared with the Cedar Rapids community, and for her family of musicians who warm the hearts of all who have heard them sing together.  She was a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids and the Altar Society.  On Thursday, March 2, 2006 Margaret passed away peacefully at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk at 81 years of age.  She leaves her legacy of 15 children; 9 sons:  Donald and wife Mary of Omaha; Victor of Altoona, IA; Charles and wife Diane of Lincoln, NE; Anthony and wife Christine of Papillion, NE: Lawrence and wife Lori of Albion, NE; Edwin and wife Monica of Cedar Rapids, NE; Joseph and wife Kay of Belgrade, NE; John of Cedar Rapids, NE; Lee Alan and wife Daisy of Hanahan, SC; 6 daughters:  Catherine LONGACRE of Omaha, NE; Gladys CHOYESKI of Cedar Rapids, NE; Margaret (Maggie) KNIGHT of Fountain, CO; A.J. (Jeana) MOLT of York, NE; Teresa PASONAULT and husband Bob of Columbus, NE; Monica KAVANAUGH and husband Vince of Dakota City, NE; 29 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Robert (Zip) ZUERLEIN and wife Peg of Kearney, NE; 2 sisters: Betty WILHELM of Eagle, NE; Geraldine SCANLON of Marion, IA; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Dickie, daughter Mary SWERCZEK in 2002; and 1 brother Gilbert ZUERLEIN.  Funeral Services:  10:00 a.m.  Day:  Monday, March 6, 2006.  Church:  St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  Town:  Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.  Minister:  Fr. Ralph STEFFENSMEIER.  Cemetery:  Parish Cemetery.  Visitation:  Sunday from 3-7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m.  Wake Service all at church.  Visitation will resume on Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids.

  • Obituary.  Grand Island Independent, 6 Feb 2012.  Emmett ARNETT, who served as Hall Co's sheriff from 1987 to early 1995, died Monday at age 72.  ARNETT was appointed sheriff on June 1, 1987, to complete the term of Chuck FAIRBANKS, then was elected in 1990 for another term.  Prior to that, he served as chief deputy sheriff for eight years.  He began his law enforcement career in 1961 with the Grand Island Police Department, and was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division in 1971, where he also spent eight years.  ARNETT was chief deputy on June 3, 1980, when a series of seven torandoes [sic] devastated parts of Grand Island.  He was instrumental in citywide communications following the deadly storm, which also extensively damaged ARNETT's own home.  "Emmett manned his station in the Emergency Operations Center and coordinated the sheriff's department part of the disaster response," Howard MAXON, former Grand Island-Hall Co civil defense director said in a 1995 interview with The Independent.  "When the sheriff's base station radio system failed, Emmett ran up and down the steps out to his patrol car in order to coordinate with the sheriff's deputies out in the storm."  ARNETT passed away at Golden Living Center-Lakeview in Grand Island.

  • Obituary.  Grand Island Independent, 8 Feb 2012.  Emmett ARNETT.  Birth:  Jun. 10, 1939, Phillips, Hamilton Co, NE.  Death:  Feb. 6, 2012, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE.  Emmett Charles ARNETT, 72, of Grand Island, died Monday, February 6, 2012 of Alzheimer's.  Emmett was born June 10, 1939, at Phillips, Nebraska, the son of Orville and Irene (REDIGER) ARNETT.  Emmett grew up on the family dairy farm near Hampton.  He graduated from Hampton High School and soon after joined the Army.  He served from August of 1957 to July of 1959.  He remained with the reserves until 1963.  Emmett married Delores LEHMAN on October 16, 1960 at Trinity United Methodist Church and they made their home in Grand Island.  Emmett started work with the Grand Island Police Department from 1961 to 1971.  He then became a Hall Co Sheriff's Deputy.  He was appointed Hall Co Sheriff in 1987 and retired in 1995.  Emmett then worked for Hall Co Corrections until he again retired in 2007.  He also received many certificates and attended numerous training seminars while in law enforcement.  Emmett was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Police Officers Association and the Sheriff's Officers Association in Grand Island.  Emmett loved to camp, fish, hunt, and work in the yard.  He enjoyed sports, especially golf, basketball and baseball.  He was an avid Husker fan and more than anything enjoyed going to his grandkids activities.  Those left to cherish his memory are:  wife of 51 years, Delores; daughter Carrie ARNETT of Grand Island; sons and their spouses, Todd and Denise ARNETT, Matt and Pam of Hampton, and Bradley and Jonie ARNETT of Grand Island; brother and his spouse, Roger and Ione ARNETT of Aurora; sister, Joan KISSEL of Aurora; grandchildren and their spouses, Joseph AHLERS, Angela AHLERS, Sebrina and Josh BERGMEIER, T.J. ROE, Christopher ARNETT, Cole ARNETT, Caleb ARNETT and Natasha ARNETT; and 9 great grandchildren.  Emmett was preceded in death by:  parents; brother, Gale ARNETT; and an uncle, former Fire Chief, George ARNETT.

Source:  Merton and Betty JENSEN, Blair, NE

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10.6__Bertha Johanna JACOBSON
     b. 23 Jul 1894, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Ola & Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
      d.  31 Dec 1965, Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (95/2/5)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  28 Oct 1914, Blair, Washington Co, NE     

10.6s__John Sutherland HOOKS
      b.  1 Apr 1892, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Robert A. and Eva (SUTHERLAND) HOOKS
                    Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  
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d.  9 May 1937, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (95/2/4)  Go to Tombstones

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin and Bertha's house in Blair, NE

Other Marriages:
Bertha JACOBSON m2. 4 Apr 1950, Denver, Denver Co, CO (couldn't get license in NE because they were first cousins). 
     Martin FELTHEIM
    
b.  8 Sep 1888, Sweden 
     child of:  Peter & Yohanna (JACOBSON)
                   FELTHEIM
.  
     d.  26 Sep 1981, Chicago, Cook Co, IL

     Buried:  Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL

They were first cousins, married late in life and had no children. 

Martin came to the United States from Sweden in 1910, 
m1. 5 Nov 1916     Ida Maria CARLSON (19 Jun 1890 - 3 Dec 1942) and lived in the Chicago area
       Buried:  Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
Children (with Ida):
10.6s2a:  Edward (Bobbie) Martin FELTHEIM   (lived Eagles Hills Place, Zephyr Hills, FL at time of death)
     b.  4 Apr 1922
     d.  7 Dec 2008, Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL
     m.  Lillian BOLZ (15 Jun 1923 - 22 Sep 2006)
     Buried:  Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL  (Section 502A, Site 827)
                  (Obituary:  16 Dec 2008 Tampa Bay Online)
     Children:  Jay FELTHEIM (teacher, Overland Park, KS)
                    Charles FELTHEIM (electrician, Chicago)
                    Marilyn FELTHEIM (Chicago area)
                    Karen FELTHEIM (m. and has a son)
10.6s2b:  Robert FELTHEIM     b.  27 Aug 1919, Paxton, Ford Co, IL     d.  16 Feb 2006, Franciscan Care Center, Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI
    
Buried:  Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI
     m.  28 Aug 1945     Dorice WATTLING
     Children:  Mark FELTHEIM
                    m.  Susan ?
                  
 Children:  Jeffrey FELTHEIM
                                   m.  Kelly ?
                                   Gregory FELTHEIM
                                   m.  Stacy ?
                    Brent FELTHEIM
                    m.  Diane ?             
                    Children:  Amanda FELTHEIM
                                    Tony FELTHEIM
                                    m.  Melanie ?
                                    Andrew FELTHEIM
                                    special friend:  Julia ?
     Great-grandchildren (obituary does not identify parents):  Olivia, Anna, Ella and Mariah 
10.6s2c:  Marion FELTHEIM
     m.  Paul CROWHURST
           b.  5 May 1917
           d.  15 Apr 1989
     Children:  Paul CROWHURST, Jr.  b.  18 Jan 1941
                    Joanne CROWHURST
                    m.  David BROWN
                    Children:  Debbie BROWN
                   
Curt CROWHURST 

 

Children:
10.6a  Leo HOOKS (see 8.3d2, Lorraine JENSEN)     b.  18 Apr 1918   d.  10 Nov 2006
10.6b  Ray HOOKS     b.  9 Dec 1919     d.  2 Sep 2006    
10.6c  Margie Joan HOOKS     b.  20 May 1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: 

  • Paul CROWHURST enlisted in the Navy and served 20 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1946.

  • Bertha is buried beside her first husband, John S. HOOKS, but under the name FELTHEIM.

  • The Enterprise.  15 Aug 1913.  Mrs. William KINGDON underwent an operation for appendicitis at Clarkson Hospital [in Omaha] last week.  Her sister, Mrs. Bertha JACOBSON was also operated on at the same time.  Both are reported to be doing fairly well.   

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 13 Aug 1936.  (John S. HOOKS's mother).  Mrs. Robert HOOKS Passes.  Mrs. Robert HOOKS passed away at the Clarkson hospital in Omaha, Tuesday, August 11, following an operation for gall stones.  She had been seriously ill for ten days prior to her death.  Eva SUTHERLAND, daughter of our beloved townsman, John SUTHERLAND, was born in Jackson Co, Indiana, on July 21, 1868 and with her parents moved to this Co in 1882.  Since that time this has been her home.  On April 8, 1891 she was married to Mr. Robert HOOKS at the home of her parents west of Blair and they immediately went to farming in the same neighborhood where she was reared.  Eighteen years ago she and husband gave up farming and moved to Blair where they have resided since.  She was an active member of the local Baptist church and a good wife and mother always practicing the precepts of the church and living an ideal life.  Besides the bereaved and heart broken husband and her aged father, now 89 years old, she leaves a son, John, and two daughters, Mrs. Peter HAGGE and Mrs. Hjalmer QUIST of near Blair and five brothers, Will, of San Antonio, Texas; Newt, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; J.W., A.J. and Marion, of Blair and one sister, Mrs. Charles LAMB, also of Blair, also four grandchildren, all of whom grieve deeply their great loss of a loved one who had led an exemplary life and had been an inspiration to them all.  The funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Baptist church in Blair with Rev. REESE officiating and interment will be made in the Blair Cemetery.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 13 May 1937.  Rites Held Tuesday For John S. HOOKS, 45.  Succumbs After Long Illness.  Native of Co.  Farm Bureau Member.  Prominent Farmer.  John S. HOOKS, forty-five years of age, died at his home early Sunday morning, after an illness of a year's duration of heart trouble which caused a stroke.  Deceased was a native of Washington county and died on the farm on which he was born and on which he lived all his life with the exception of seven years.  His mother preceded him in death last August.  He was married October 28, 1914 to Miss Bertha JACOBSON and to them three children were born, two sons and one daughter, Leo, 19 years of age, Ray 17 and Margie aged 2 and these with the wife are grief stricken at the early death of their devoted father and husband.  Besides his immediate family, he leaves his father, R.A. HOOKS and two sisters, Mrs. Peter HAGGE and Mrs. Hjalmer QUIST, who with the family feel the great sorrow and loss of one who had always been all that could be asked of a son and brother.  For years, Mr. HOOKS was active in the dairy business and scientific farming was his hobby and he made it pay even in the years of depression.  He also had time to take part in the activities relative to farm improvement.  He was a charter member of the Washington Co Farm Bureau and a member of its board since its organization.  He was also a member of the Burt-Washington Co-operative Oil Co. and took an active part in its interest.  He was not only a good farmer and a good business man but also a good neighbor, a good friend and a good citizen and he will not only be missed by his family and immediate friends but also his influence will be missed in his community.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church with Rev. T.J. REESE of the Baptist church officiating.  The ceremonies were attended by the Masonic body of which he was a member and internment was made in the Blair Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Earl HURD, Glen WILSON, Everett LAMB, Merton JENSEN, Victor SUTHERLAND and John SUTHERLAND, all neighbors and relatives of a lifetime.  [Note:  He died 9 May 1937].

  • Obituary.  Omaha World-Herald's News Services, 9 May 1937.  HOOKS, Washington Farm Leader, Dead.  Blair, Neb., May 9. - John S. HOOKS, 45, native of Washington Co and a prominent farmer and dairyman for many years, died Sunday after an illness of about a year.  He was one of the charter members of the Washington Co farm bureau and a member of its board since its organization, and he was a member of the board of the Washington Co Co-operative Oil company.  He was a Mason.  Surviving are his widow; two sons, Leo and Ray, and a daughter, Margie.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Blair Methodist church, with burial in Blair cemetery.

  • Obituary Follow-up.  Blair Enterprise, 20 May 1937.  John S. HOOKS.  Pictured above is John S. HOOKS, 45, who passed away recently at his home west of Blair.  He was a well known farmer and dairyman, a charter member of the Washington Co Farm Bureau and a director on the board of the Burt Co Co-operative Oil Co.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 11.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 5 May 1938.  (John S. HOOKS' maternal grandfather Go to Tombstones).  Old Settler Here Since 1882 Passes.  John SUTHERLAND Passed Away Wednesday at Nearly 91 Years.  Had Many Friends.  John SUTHERLAND, age 90 years, 9 months and 9 days, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles LAMB, on Wednesday, May 4.  His place of nativity was Jackson Co, Indiana, where he grew to manhood and where on December 12, 1867 he was married to Miss Eliza A. CORDILL, and where the six older children were born.  In 1882 the family came to Nebraska and settled on a farm four miles west of Blair.  Here three more children were born and here the family was reared and educated.  Of the nine children Wm. H. of San Antone, Texas; Wesley, of Blair; Newton of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mrs. Charles LAMB, of Blair; A.J. and Marion of Blair still survive.  The remaining three Mrs. R.S. HOOKS, passed away August 11, 1936; Mead in April 15, 1900; and Howard April 22, 1932 and the wife and mother died February 8, 1918.  Besides the surviving children one brother, Will SUTHERLAND, of Tekamah and a brother in Indiana, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren survive.  To those who knew the deceased the memory will be one of the deepest respect.  In his farming activities he was a good neighbor, upright in his dealings and charitable in his statements of others, always a gentleman.  The little trivial things seemed beneath his standard of living and when he moved to town in 1905 and gave over the active operations of his farm to others he left a neighborhood where every man was his friend.  After his wife died he remarried and the widow still survives and mourns deeply her loss.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday from the Bendorf Funeral Home with Rev. HAMILTON of the Baptist church of which he was a member officiating and interment will be made in the Blair cemetery.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, Mar-Apr 1944.  (John S. HOOKS's father).  Robert A. HOOKS Buried Sunday.  Robert A. HOOKS, one of the early settlers of the Co, died of a stroke last Friday morning.  He apparently had suffered a stroke some time Thursday morning but the neighbors had not known of it until Friday as he lived alone in a house near the Roscoe COOK home.  Deceased was born in Illinois and at his death was past 77 years of age.  He and his widowed mother came to this Co in 1872 and the mother purchased a 160-acre farm where the family grew up.  On April 8, 1891, he was married to Miss Eva SUTHERLAND and to them three children were born - one son, John, passing away some years ago, and two daughters, Mrs. Peter HAGGE and Mrs. Hjalmer QUIST, both of this Co.  After his marriage he took over the home place and here his family was reared.  He was a good farmer and a good neighbor, noted for his honesty, he made a host of friends.  He gave up farming twenty years ago and moved to Blair where he bought a home and it was here the wife passed on and later where he died.  Besides the immediate family, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Robert WILSON of Blair, and one brother, Frank of St. Helena, California.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 4:00 P.M. from the Bendorf Funeral Home with Rev. H. C. JORGENSEN officiating and interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

  • Wedding.  Blair Enterprise, 6 Apr 1950.  Betha [sic] HOOKS Wed April 4th.  Mrs. Bertha HOOKS and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ZIEGLER left for Julesburg, Colo., Monday and arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. HURD where a wedding supper was given in honor of Mrs. HOOKS and Mr. Martin FELTHEIM of Chicago who were united in marriage on Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. ZIEGLER were their attendants.  Other relatives present for the wedding were Mrs. H.O. HURD of Belgrade, Nebraska and Mr. and Mrs. Martin JACOBSEN [sic] of Alliance, Neb.  Following the wedding ceremony Mr. and Mrs. FELTHEIM left for a wedding trip to Riverside, Calif., where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. W.E. KINGDON and family.  They will also visit Mrs. FELTHEIM's son, Ray HOOKS and family at Tucson, Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. HITCHCOK [sic] and family at Kansas City, Kansas.  From there they will visit Mr. FELTHEIM's sons, Robert B. FELTHEIM and family and Edward of Chicago and his daughter, Mrs. Paul CROWHURST and family also of Chicago.  They will return to Blair about May 1st where they will make their home.

  • Obituary.  Blair Pilot-Tribune, 3 Jan 1966.  Mrs. Martin FELTHEIM Died December 31st.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church for Mrs. Martin FELTHEIM, 71 years of age, who died Friday at Silver Spring, Maryland, while spending the holidays with her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. James PERRY.  The Rev. Dale WESTADT wil officiate with interment in Blair Cemetery.  Mrs. Bertha FELTHEIM, who was born July 23, 1894 in Blair, is survived by her husband, Martin, daughter, Mrs. James PERRY (Margie); sons, Leo HOOKS of Lyons and Ray HOOKS of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Mrs. Henry C. JENSEN of Blair, Mrs. Herbert HURD of Belgrade, Nebr., and Mrs. William KINGDON of San Bernardino, Calif.; brother, Martin JACOBSON of Alliance and five grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be Frank WILSON, Gene OLSON, Gerald SINCLAIR, Leonard MATTHIESEN, Clarence ARNOLD and Otto MATZEN.  The Bendorf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Letter from Martin FELTHEIM to Margie PERRY, 1974.  This is my life and how I got my name, as my ancestors name was ANDERSON.  In Sweden in the old days every able man had to serve in the army, and as there was so many names that ended with a "son" they had to take another name, so my grandfather took the name of FELTHEIM, which my father also took and I naturally kept that name.  I also had to serve in the army for 8 months before I came to this country the 7th of April 1910 and came to Blair Nebr. the 18th where I worked for my uncle on his farms for ab. a year and then went to Silver City, Utah where I worked in a ? Mill to Christmas, but I didn't like the work so it was so dusty and lead in the dust, so from there I went to Austin, Texas, where I worked in first a grain and feed store and where I meet another Swede and we together started a little grocery store and had that ab. 6-7 months when we were broke as we didn't have enough capital to compete with the big stores then.  That store was in Taylor, Texas.  If I remember there was about 6-7 thousand people there.  Got acquainted with another man, also from Sweden, and his sister and brother-in-law had a farm at Elgin, Texas, and they wanted to make a trip to Sweden, and wanted me to rent the farm but only for one year as they wanted to farm when they came back.  It was quite interesting as I had never even seen cotton growing.  We had a fairly good year and made $50.00 per month and had our room...[page missing]...it sure isn't the nicest thing to live alone, as I can't get around very easily anymore and even as I can cook fairly good, it isn't the same and I don't like to go to a restaurant alone, it is not very often that I go to one as I don't want to eat alone, even if I have to do so here at home.  I have had a wonderful life, and have had two wonderful wife's and my 3 children and my grand and great-grandchildren have sure given me a lot of happiness, and so have my stepchildren who all have been as good to me as my own children have been, and their children, who all call me grandpa.  So far I have had good health and only been in a hospital once for a prostate operation, so God has been good to me as far as sickness goes.  In the early thirties I had lumbago which was quite bad and for a time my left leg was over one inch shorter than the right but doctors got it pretty well again and that is really all the sicknesses I have had.  I will be 86 years old Sept. 8th 1974 so have had a full and good life and I love my family very much and wish I could leave them more than I have but know they are all in better circumstances than I am so they will have to struggle along.  As I finish this always remember that I love you all very dearly and thanks for all the nice things you always do and God Bless all of you.  Dad

  • Obituary:  Blair Newspaper, Sep 1981.  Martin FELTHEIM, 93 years old.  Services held 28 Sep (Monday) at Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Chicago, died after surgery.  Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  He was born in Sweden on 8 Sep 1888 and came to the United States when young.  He lived in Chicago with his wife, Ida, who preceded him in death.  He moved to Blair in 1951 and married Bertha HOOKS.  She preceded him in death.  He is survived by one daughter, Marian, in Chicago, two sons, Edward of Chicago and Robert of Wisconsin; three stepchildren, Ray HOOKS, Tucson, AZ, Leo HOOKS, Lyons, NE, and Margie PERRY of Annapolis, MD.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 22 Oct 1981.  Martin FELTHEIM is Buried In Illinois.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 28, at the Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Chicago for Martin FELTHEIM, 93 years old, who died at a Chicago Hospital after surgery.  Rev. Bruce BARKAU officiated.  Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Martin FELTHEIM was born in Sweden September 8, 1888 and came to this country as a young man.  He lived in Chicago with his wife, Ida, who preceded him in death.  He moved to Blair in 1951 and married Bertha HOOKS.  She preceded him in death.  He lived in Blair until about two years ago.  He is survived by one daughter, Marian, in Chicago; and two sons, Edward in Chicago, and Robert in Wisconsin.  Also three stepchildren, Ray HOOKS in Tucson, Arizona; Leo HOOKS, Lyons, Nebraska; and Margie PERRY in Annapolis, Maryland also survive him.

  • Obituary.  Appleton, WI PostCrescent.com, 19 Feb 2006.  FELTHEIM, Robert H.  Robert H. FELTHEIM, Appleton, age 86, died on Thursday, February 16, 2006, at Franciscan Care Center.  Robert was born in Paxton, Illinois, on August 27, 1919, son of the late Martin and Ida (CARLSON) FELTHEIM.  He married Dorice WATTLING on August 28, 1945.  Robert was involved with the Boy Scouts (15 years), Kiwanis, Golden K, the Jail and Bail Program, Aging Advisory Program, Senior Show Case and a volunteer at Appleton Medical Center.  He will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Dorice; two children, Mark (Susan) FELTHEIM and Brent (Diane) FELTHEIM; five grandchildren:  Jeffrey (Kelly) and Gregory (Stacy) FELTHEIM; Amanda, Tony (Melanie) and Andrew (special friend, Julia) FELTHEIM; great-grandchildren:  Olivia, Anna, Ella and Mariah; sister, Marion CROWHURST; brother, Edward (Bobbie) FELTHEIM; sister-in-law, Lillian BOLZ; and his furry friend, Kobi.  The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 South Allen Street, Appleton, with Rev. Kurt and Rev. Mary Beth KOVANEN officiating.  The visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  The entombment will be held at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.  A memorial fund is being established.  Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton 920-739-1231.

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Blair, Washington Co, NE, 1 Jun 1900, Dwelling/Family 36:
    JACOBSON, Ola   head W M 43 M/18yrs b. Nov/1856, Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden Able to read/write/speak Own/Mort/Farmer  Immig 1880/20yrs/Na
                    Mary wife  W F  33 M/18yrs b. Sep/1866, NE         Father/Mother b. Sweden Able to read/write/speak 7ch/7living
                    Esther dau  W F 14  Single    b. Feb/1886, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Martin son W M 12 Single    b.  Feb/1888, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Annette dau W F 10 Single    b. Jun/1889, NE   Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Cora   dau  W F   8  Single    b. Mar/1892, NE Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE                                         At school 9 mos
                    Johanna dau W F  6 Single    b.  Jul/1893,  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE                                    At school 9 mos
                    Anna   dau  W F   3 Single    b.  Oct/1896, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE  

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Cuming City Twp, Washington Co, NE, Dwelling/Family 9:
    HOOKS, Robert     head   W   M   33  M/9yrs  b.  1/1867, IN  Father/Mother b. IN                     Able to read/write/speak   Own/Free/Farmer
                  Eva          wife    W    F    31  M/9yrs  b.  7/1868    b.  NE   Father b. IL   Mother b. IN  Able to read/write/speak   3ch/3 living
                  John E     son     W   M    8   Single   b.  4/1892   b.  NE   Father b. IL   Mother b. IN 
                  Hazel M   dau    W    F     6   Single    b.  2/1894   b.  NE   Father b. IL   Mother b. IN
               Margaret mother  W   F   60   Widow  b.  1/1840   b.  IL   Father b. IL   Mother b. IL     Able to read/write/speak   8ch/6 living
                  Ruth N     dau     W   F     3   Single    b.  3/1897   b.  NE   Father b. IL   Mother b. IN

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Twp, Washington Co, NE, 22-23 Apr 1910, Dwelling/Family 72:
    JACOBSON, Ola  head   M  W  53   M/26yrs   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   Own/Mort/Farm/Gen Farm/Sched 70
                   Mary   wife    F    W  43   M/26yrs   b.  NE          Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   8ch/8 living
                 Martin   son    M  W   22  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  Laborer/Odd Jobs/W
                  Nettie   dau     F   W   19  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                    Cora    dau    F    W   18  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                 Bertha   dau    F    W   15  Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                  Annie   dau    F    W   12   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                   Alice   dau     F    W    4    Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng
    FELTHEIM, Martin hired man  M  W  21  Single   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden  Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Swedish  Laborer/Farm Labor/W
    KINGDON, WIlliam hired man M W  28  Single   b.  NE  Father b. [illegible]  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng         Laborer/Farm Labor/W
     

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Cuming City Twp, Washington Co, NE, 19 Apr 1910, Dwelling/Family 21:
    HOOKS, Robert A.     head   M   W   43   M/19yrs   b.  IL   Father b. IL   Mother b. OH   Able to read/write  Nat Lang:  Eng   Rent/Mort/Farmer/Gen Farm/Emp/Sched 22
                  Evaline         wife    F     W   41   M/19yrs   b.  IN  Father/Mother b. IN                Able to read/write  Nat Lang:  Eng   3ch/3 living
                  John S.        son     M    W   18   Single      b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. IN    Able to read/write  Nat Lang:  Eng    Farm Laborer/Home Farm/W
                  Hazel M.       dau    F     W   16   Single       b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. IN    Able to read/write  Nat Lang:  Eng   At School
                  Nina R.          dau   F      W   13  Single        b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. IN    Able to read/write  Nat Lang:  Eng    At School

  • 1920 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Farm, Dwelling/Family 22:
    HOOKS, John     head     M   W   24   Married   Able to read/write/speak English   b.  NE   Father/Mother b. [illegible]  Own/Farmer/Farm/O
                 Bertha   wife      F    W   25   Married   Able to read/write/speak English    b.  NE  Father/Mother b. Sweden
                 Leo Griffin  son M  W   1 8/12  Single                                                               b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE
                 Ray        son      M   W   7/12    Single                                                                b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Enum Dist 89-5, Sheet 4A, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated on 10-11 Apr 1930 by Ira G. Baxter,  Dwelling 72/Family 72:
    HOOKS, John S    Head   Rents, Read/Write? Y
       Speak English? Y  Veteran?  No
                                 M  W  38  Married 22   b.  NE  Father: IL Mother:  IN  State 69  
                                 General Farmer, vvvv, Class or Worker O  Farm Schedule #62
                  Bertha  Wife  F W 36  Married 20  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. NE Father: Swe  Mother:  NE
                  Leo       Son     M  W  11    
                  Ray       Son     M  W  10

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Blair Twp, Enum Dist 89-3, Sheet 11A, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated on 5-6, 10 May 1930 by Nellie Brumbaugh,  Dwelling 228/Family 229:
    HOOKS, Robert    Head   Owns, Radio?  Y  Read/Write? Y  Speak English? Y  Veteran?  No
                                 M  W  63  Married 23   b.  IL  Father:  PA Mother: IA  State 69  
                                 General Farmer, vvvv, Class or Worker O  Farm Schedule #203
                  Eva  Wife   F  W  61  Married 21  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. IN Father/Mother: IN

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10.6a__Leo Gifford HOOKS
      b. 18 Apr 1918, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  John S. & Bertha Johanna (JACOBSON) HOOKS
     d.  10 Nov 2006, Logan Valley Manor, Lyons, Burt Co, NE
      Buried:

     m.  22 Aug 1945, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE

10.6as__Loraine Irene JENSEN (see 8.3d2, JENSEN family)
      b.  16 Dec 1924, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Lillard Sherman & Myrtle Anna (PETERSEN) JENSEN
      d.
      Buried:

Other Marriages:  None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children:
10.6a1  Melissa Ann HOOKS     b.  20 May 1958

Synopsis:  

  • Leo was born and raised on a farm west of Blair and attended rural schools, one from grades 1 through 8 and another from grades 9 through 10.  These were two-room schools.  He finished high school at Blair in 1936, was one of their star football players and also played basketball.  

  • John HOOKS died after Leo graduated from high school and he and Ray did the farming for their mother.  They milked many cows and raised chickens.  

  • In Feb 1941, Leo went into the service to put in a year and come home.  He started at Camp Roberts, IA and later went to Panama.  While he was there, World War II began. and his year was extended until Nov 1945.  

  • He returned to the States and became and officer in the Army, training at Ft. Sill, OK.  He became a pilot and flew as a Liaison Pilot for the artillery.  He was sent overseas to New Caledonia and the Philippines. 

  • On 22 Aug 1945, he married Lorraine JENSEN at the First Congregational Church in Omaha.  Shortly thereafter, he was notified he could report to Ft. Logan, CO for discharge, based on points.  He remained in the active reserves and completed 20 years.  

  • On 1 Nov 1945, he began working for the Soil Conservation Office in Lyons, NE and retired after 33 years.  

  • Leo was a lifetime member of the VFW, past master of Pilot Lodge 240, past patron of the Esther Chapter of the Eastern Star, and past associate guardian of Job’s Daughters. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, flying and camping.  

  • Leo had two heart bypasses, knee surgery and numerous other health problems.  

  • Lorraine’s first job was as a typist at Boy’s Town, at $10 a week.  She later worked as a bookkeeper.  She has been president of the VFW Auxiliary, past matron of the Eastern Star and president of the Lyon’s Extension Club.  She held offices on the Burt Co Home Extension Council.  She went to Sweden with her daughter in 1986-1987.

  • Omaha World Herald, 7 Nov 1999.  Pheasant Hunting:  Brothers Bridge Distance, Time to Revive Memories of Youth by Larry Porter, World-Herald Staff Writer.  Lyons, Neb. - Brothers Leo and Ray HOOKS celebrated the opening day of Nebraska's pheasant season last weekend by hunting together for the first time since before World War II./Leo, 81, and Ray, 79, grew up on a farm near Blair and spent countless hours hunting together as youngsters.  But the last time they hunted together was in the fall of 1940./Leo Hooks joined the service in February 1941.  He had a low draft number, so he decided to join up and get his year in the service out of the way./"I spent a little more than a year in the service," Leo said, grinning.  "Almost five."/Ray HOOKS moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1942 because he said the move benefited his wife's health.  She died last year, which prompted the idea of him returning to Nebraska to hunt once again with his brother./"I've got to have something to do," said Ray, who will turn 80 next month.  "I've got to keep busy.  Some of the relatives on my wife's side said, 'Why don't you come to Nebraska when the pheasant season is open.'  I thought it was a good idea."/Leo, who settled down in Lyons after the war, continued to hunt.  His most devoted hunting companions the last 10 years have been his daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Don JOHNSON./"We've been married 10 years," said Johnson, a cancer research scientist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  "When I married her, she said, 'Let's go hunting with my father.'  She didn't have a shotgun, so the first present I bought her was a 20-gauge shotgun so she could go hunting with us."/Ray, however, hadn't fired a shotgun in 10 years./"We went out to the trap yesterday so we could shoot a little," Ray said.  "I was going dove hunting at home this fall to practice up for this.  Where we went 10 years ago had all changed to orange groves instead of fields, so we never got a shot."/Both brothers tested an artificial knee in the thick, tall grass of a few Conservation Reserve Program fields./"I got a left knee two years ago," Ray said as the brothers took a mid-morning coffee break "and Leo got a right one nine years ago.  I had no idea it was going to be that hard to walk.  The grass was two feet over my head, and I couldn't have seen to shoot if anything did get up - which it didn't."/Leo admitted during the past few years that he has increasingly become a blocker for Melissa and Don JOHNSON./"I heard that they take him to the end of the field and he waits there while they drive the birds to him," Ray said, chuckling.  "So I said when I get out here I'm going to start limping."/Although neither brother got a shot during the first few hours, the moment they entered a field together was special for Don Johnson./"Watching them was more exciting than the hunting," JOHNSON said.  "When the sun came up and it was semi-cloudy, those two old guys with similar silhouettes against the sky walked into the field together.  They talked about how things were before and how it is now.  It was just like back when they were 17 and 15 again.  It was beautiful to see those two old guys try to relive what they last did together 59 years ago.  It was wonderful."/They harkened back to other opening days when they each didn't have an artificial knee and they could walk forever./"There was a line of car lights, a solid line of lights, before daybreak from Omaha heading up north," Ray HOOKS recalled.  "But it wasn't crowded then, even with all the cars.  There was a lot more space, and the hunters spread out."/The brothers hunted hear Wausa, and farmers in the area were glad to see them./"Corn in those days didn't get up more than neck-high," said Leo, who stands 5-foot-5.  "You could shoot anything over the corn.  And people there were glad to see you because the pheasants were so thick up there that they'd eat the corn right out of the ground after the farmers planted it."/Because farming practices were far less efficient, the habitat was much more suited to pheasants then than it is today, the brothers said.  Corn fields were weedy, and so were expansive fencerows and roadside ditches.  Ringnecks boiled out of every draw and patch of weeds./"The year after Leo went into the service," Ray recalled, "some friends and I went up around Wausa.  I had a 12-gauge.  A pheasant got up, I pulled the trigger and nothing happened.  Something was wrong with the shotgun.  So I switched to a single-shot .410 that I also brought.  There were so many pheasants that I got my limit of five and took only eight shots."/Leo nodded./"We used to be pretty good shots," the older brother said./Ray's eyes brightened, and he broke into a grin./"We raised a lot of chickens," Ray said, "When those first spring chickens got ready to each, they were wild.  We couldn't catch them.  So we'd shoot them in the head with a .22."/Their father introduced them to hunting as boys.  There were no hunter education classes back then, but fathers went to great lengths to teach their children how to safely handle firearms./"Dad had an old .22 single-shot rifle," Ray Hooks said.  "He filled the barrel with lead so we couldn't put a bullet in it.  We were taught how to carry it.  We carried it around and never pointed it at anyone.  That's how we learned to shoot."/Once the brothers learned how to safely carry a gun, they were able to use their father's shotgun - with his permission.  They shared a .410 during the early years.  Their father later bought them a .22 Marlin rifle, which they also shared./For Ray, fishing has replaced hunting as his top outdoor adventure.  At times, it is the same for Leo./"It's easier to fish," Leo said.  "We have fished together several times over the years.  But I still love to get out and just see the birds.  But maybe close to 50 percent of the CRP in this area has come out in the last two years.  That is affecting the bird population.  There are very few birds today compared to what we saw two years ago.  It used to be nothing to see 100 to 150 birds a day.  This morning we've probably seen 10."/The lack of birds, however, did nothing to dampen the brothers' reunion./"Whether we get anything or not, it's just nice to be outdoors," Ray said.  "The best part about all of this is getting back together again.  When you're 1,300 miles apart, you don't get together too often."   Caption under picture:  Hunting Buddies:  Brothers Ray HOOKS, left and Leo HOOKS hunted together for the first time in 59 years on the opening day of pheasant hunting.  Said son-in-law Don JOHNSON:  "Watching them was more exciting than the hunting."  Centered quotation:  "It was beautiful to see those two old guys try to relive what they last did together 59 years ago."  Don JOHNSON.   
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  • Obituary.  Omaha World Herald, 11 Nov 2006.  HOOKS - Leo G., 88 yrs, Lyons, NE.  Captain US Army (Ret.) WWII, Pilot, South Pacific; Retired Soil Conservation Services.  Preceded by parents; brother, Ray.  Survived by loving wife, Loraine (JENSEN), Lyons; daughter, Melissa (HOOKS) JOHNSON, Omaha, NE; grandson, Soren JOHNSON, Omaha; sister, Margie (Jim) PERRY, Port Charlotte, FL.  Memorial Service:  Sunday, (Nov 12, 2006), 2:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Lyons.  Military Honors:  Robert Klase VFW Post No. 7988, American Legion Post No. 83.  Memorials:  First Presbyterian Church, Lyons Community Foundation and the Lyons Public Library.  Pelan Funeral Services, Lyons.  Lyons, Nebraska.  402/687-2644.  www.pelanfuneralservices.com.

  • Obituary.  Washington Co Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise.  14 Nov 2006.  Leo G. HOOKS, 88.  Blair native Leo G. HOOKS, 88, died Thursday, Nov. (, 2006, at Logan Valley Manor in Lyons.  A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons.  Military honors were provided by Robert Klase VFW Post No. 7998 and American Legion Post No. 83.  Leo G. HOOKS was born April 18, 1918, in rural Blair, to John S. and Bertha J. (JACOBSON) HOOKS.  He attended country school, and graduated from Blair High School in 1936.  He loved playing football for Blair and even played against Lyons.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged Oct. 30, 1945.  He was a liaison pilot and loved to fly.  On August 22, 1945, he was united in marriage to Loraine JENSEN in Omaha.  They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year.  He was employed with the Soil Conservation service in Burt Co and retired on Jan. 19, 1979.  Following his retirement, he continued to work for the Natural Resource District.  He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons, where he served as a deacon and an elder.  He was a Past Master of Pilot Lodge No. 208, A. F. & A. M. and also joined the Yorkrite and Tangier Shrine.  He was a past Associate Guardian for Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 72, Past Worthy Patron for Esther Chapter No. 208, OES.  He was also a life member of the VFW Post.  his hobbies included anything to do with the outdoors:  hunting, fishing, camping, sports, gardening and yardwork.  He loved people and especially enjoyed his one and only grandson.  Survivors include his wife, Loraine, of Lyons; daughter, Melissa A. JOHNSON of Omaha; one grandson; and a sister, Margie (Mrs. Jim) PERRY of Port Charlotte, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray HOOKS.  Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Lyons, Lyons Community Foundation and the Lyons Public Library.  Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons was in charge of arrangements.

  • 1920 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Farm, Dwelling/Family 22:
    HOOKS, John     head     M   W   24   Married   Able to read/write/speak English   b.  NE   Father/Mother b. [illegible]  Own/Farmer/Farm/O
                 Bertha   wife      F    W   25   Married   Able to read/write/speak English    b.  NE  Father/Mother b. Sweden
          Leo Griffin  son      M  W   1 8/12  Single                                                               b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE
                 Ray        son      M   W   7/12    Single                                                                b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Enum Dist 89-5, Sheet 4A, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated on 10-11 Apr 1930 by Ira G. Baxter,  Dwelling 72/Family 72.
    HOOKS, John S    Head   Rents, Read/Write? Y
       Speak English? Y  Veteran?  No
                                 M  W  38  Married 22   b.  NE  Father: IL Mother:  IN  State 69  
                                 General Farmer, vvvv, Class or Worker O  Farm Schedule #62
                  Bertha  Wife  F W 36  Married 20  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. NE Father: Swe  Mother:  NE
                  Leo       Son     M  W  11    
                  Ray       Son     M  W  10

Source:  Source:  The Family of Soren and Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN 1842-1974; Lorraine HOOKS; Ted W. & Carole J.G. MILLER, Jr. Buena Park, CA.

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10.6a1__Melissa Ann HOOKS
      b.  20 May 1958
      child of:  Leo Gifford & Lorraine Irene (JENSEN) HOOKS
      d.
      Buried:

     m. 3 Mar 1990, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE

10.6a1s2__Donald Richard JOHNSON  
     b.  11 Jun 1947, Duluth, St. Louis Co, MN
      child of:  Theodore & Eleanor (____?) JOHNSON
      d.
      Buried:

Other Marriages:
Melissa was married first 22 Aug 1981 in Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, to Oliver
J. SPOONER.  They are divorced.

Children:
10.ba1a            Soren JOHNSON     b.  1 Dec 1998

Synopsis:

  • Melissa was born in Oakland, NE and attended school in Lyons, NE through 12th grade. She attended business school in Sioux Falls, SD and has worked in Omaha ever since. 

  • She has worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for more than 20 years. In 1998, she was made Chief of the Safety and Occupational Health Office for the Corps. She travels extensively.  

  • Donald is a doctor in cancer research.  He is an Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of NE Medical Center, Director of UNMC Monoclonal Antibody, and on the Graduate Committee Chair Faculty.  He loves to hunt and fish and enjoys the outdoors. 

  • Both Melissa and Donald are gourmet cooks and love to entertain.  Donald is a good bread and roll baker, and speaks several languages, especially Swedish.  His dog is also bilingual.

Source:  Source:  Source:  The Family of Soren and Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN 1842-1974; Lorraine HOOKS, Lyons, NE.

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10.6b__Ray HOOKS     
     b.  9 Dec 1919
     child of:  John S. & Bertha Johanna (JACOBSON) HOOKS
     d. 2 Sep 2006, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ
     Buried:  East Lawn Palms, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ

     m.  21 Dec 1944, Blair, Washington Co, NE  

10.6bs__
Gladys M. LARSEN     
     b.  20 Dec 1925, Spiker, Custer Co, NE
     child of:  Hans & Margaret (?) LARSEN
     d.  20 Nov 1998, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ
     Buried:  East Lawn Palms, Tucson, Pima Co, AZ

Other Marriages:  None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children:  Margaret Janelle (Jill) HOOKS     b.  12 Jun 1947      Living Cosmopolis, WA 2013
                m1.  ?  ?
                m2.  William BEMIS  
                m3.  Brint MILWARD (has 4 children from previous marriage)
                Children:  Mark ? (with 1st husband)
                               Andrew BEMIS (age 28, 2013, living in Tucson AZ)
                Mary Jane HOOKS      b.  13 Mar 1953(?)
                m1.  ? JOHNSON
                m2.  Jeff ABRAHAMSON  (has daughter from previous marriage)
                Children:  Colin ABRHAMSON

Synopsis:

  • Wedding.  Blair Enterprise, 21 Dec 1944.  In a beautiful candlelight ceremony, performed at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening, December 15th, by Rev. H.C. JORGENSEN at the First Lutheran church, Blair, Miss Gladys LARSEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans C. LARSEN of Herman, became the bride of Ray HOOKS, son of Mrs. Bertha HOOKS of Blair.  The bride was attired in the traditional white satin, with a finger-tip veil.  She carried a bouquet of roses and spirea.  Her only ornament was a string of pearls, a gift from the groom.  Attending the couple were Miss Marian NIELSEN and LeRoy LARSEN, a brother of the bride.  Miss NIELSEN wore a light blue formal.  Her bouquet was the same as the bride's.  Usherettes were Misses Riley(?) CHRISTENSEN and Lillian PROCHNOW.  Both wore pink gowns.  Clyde SAPPENFIELD sang two vocal numbers, "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly".  He was accompanied by Paul NEVE on the organ.  A reception for immediate relatives and friends was held in the church parlors followed [sic] the ceremony.  Misses Lucille ANDERSON, Phyllis RASMUSSEN and Leona SORENSEN waited on the tables.  A wedding dance honoring the young couple was held at Herman that evening, with a large number of friends present.  Following the dance, the couple left for a short wedding trip.  Mr. and Mrs. HOOKS will make their home on a farm north of Blair.

  • Obituary.  Blair newspaper, 1989.  (Gladys HOOKS's mother).  Margaret E. LARSEN, 94.  Lifetime Washington Co resident Margaret E. LARSEN, died Tues., Jan. 17, 1989 at Good Shepherd Home Home [sic] in Blair.  Margaret LARSEN was born Sept. 25, 1894 near Herman to Jens and Sorina HANSEN CHRISTENSEN.  She married Hans C. LARSEN and farmed with him in the Spiker area until his death in 1956.  At that time she moved to Blair and has resided at Good Shepherd for the past five years.  She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Orum, NE.  She is survived by two sons, LeRoy of Blair and Chester of Herman, a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Gladys) HOOKS of Tucson, Ariz., and a daughter-in-law, Elaine LARSEN of Blair.  Ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Ervin, and two brothers, Hans and Alfred.  Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Campbell Funeral Home in Blair.  Burial will be at the Orum Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Home and Blair's Memorial Community Hospital.

  • Obituary:  Blair Enterprise, Nov-Dec 1998.  Gladys M. HOOKS, 72, of Tucson, Ariz., a Herman native, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Tucson.  Services were Sunday, Nov. 29, at East Lawn Palms Chapel in Tucson with the Rev. Bill KILLIAN officiating.  Private inurnment was planned at a later date.  Gladys M. LARSEN was born Dec. 20, 1925, to Hans and Margaret LARSEN of Spiker.  She graduated from Blair High School.  She was married to Ray HOOKS for 54 years.  Mrs. HOOKS had retired as vice president of human resources at Tucson Medical Center in 1987 after 25 years of service.  Upon retirement, she continued her commitment to the Tucson Medical Center by service 1,000 hours as an Auxilian and as president of the TMC Alumni Association.  She was a respected leader in the human resource profession at the local, state and national level.  She served on the National Board of the American Society for Hospital Personnel Administration and as president and charter member of the State Society for Hospital Personnel Administrators.  She enjoyed 48 years of active membership in Alpha Zeta Philanthropic Sorority and had served as its president.  She is survived by her husband, Ray, of Tucson; daughters, Jill BEMIS and Mary ABRAHAMSON; grandchildren, Mark, Andrew, Collin and Phedra; step-grandchildren, Brint, Andy and Bryan; and two brothers, Leroy LARSEN of Blair and Chester LARSEN of Fremont.  Memorials are suggested to the Arizona Cancer Center - University of Arizona Foundation, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Ariz., 85775-2402 or to TMC Foundation, 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Ariz., 85712.  Memorials can also be directed in care of Ray HOOKS, 471 E. Deers Rest Place, Tucson, Ariz., 85702.

  • Omaha World Herald, 7 Nov 1999.  Pheasant Hunting:  Brothers Bridge Distance, Time to Revive Memories of Youth by Larry Porter, World-Herald Staff Writer.  Lyons, Neb. - Brothers Leo and Ray HOOKS celebrated the opening day of Nebraska's pheasant season last weekend by hunting together for the first time since before World War II./Leo, 81, and Ray, 79, grew up on a farm near Blair and spent countless hours hunting together as youngsters.  But the last time they hunted together was in the fall of 1940./Leo Hooks joined the service in February 1941.  He had a low draft number, so he decided to join up and get his year in the service out of the way./"I spent a little more than a year in the service," Leo said, grinning.  "Almost five."/Ray HOOKS moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1942 because he said the move benefited his wife's health.  She died last year, which prompted the idea of him returning to Nebraska to hunt once again with his brother./"I've got to have something to do," said Ray, who will turn 80 next month.  "I've got to keep busy.  Some of the relatives on my wife's side said, 'Why don't you come to Nebraska when the pheasant season is open.'  I thought it was a good idea."/Leo, who settled down in Lyons after the war, continued to hunt.  His most devoted hunting companions the last 10 years have been his daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Don JOHNSON./"We've been married 10 years," said Johnson, a cancer research scientist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  "When I married her, she said, 'Let's go hunting with my father.'  She didn't have a shotgun, so the first present I bought her was a 20-gauge shotgun so she could go hunting with us."/Ray, however, hadn't fired a shotgun in 10 years./"We went out to the trap yesterday so we could shoot a little," Ray said.  "I was going dove hunting at home this fall to practice up for this.  Where we went 10 years ago had all changed to orange groves instead of fields, so we never got a shot."/Both brothers tested an artificial knee in the thick, tall grass of a few Conservation Reserve Program fields./"I got a left knee two years ago," Ray said as the brothers took a mid-morning coffee break "and Leo got a right one nine years ago.  I had no idea it was going to be that hard to walk.  The grass was two feet over my head, and I couldn't have seen to shoot if anything did get up - which it didn't."/Leo admitted during the past few years that he has increasingly become a blocker for Melissa and Don JOHNSON./"I heard that they take him to the end of the field and he waits there while they drive the birds to him," Ray said, chuckling.  "So I said when I get out here I'm going to start limping."/Although neither brother got a shot during the first few hours, the moment they entered a field together was special for Don Johnson./"Watching them was more exciting than the hunting," JOHNSON said.  "When the sun came up and it was semi-cloudy, those two old guys with similar silhouettes against the sky walked into the field together.  They talked about how things were before and how it is now.  It was just like back when they were 17 and 15 again.  It was beautiful to see those two old guys try to relive what they last did together 59 years ago.  It was wonderful."/They harkened back to other opening days when they each didn't have an artificial knee and they could walk forever./"There was a line of car lights, a solid line of lights, before daybreak from Omaha heading up north," Ray HOOKS recalled.  "But it wasn't crowded then, even with all the cars.  There was a lot more space, and the hunters spread out."/The brothers hunted hear Wausa, and farmers in the area were glad to see them./"Corn in those days didn't get up more than neck-high," said Leo, who stands 5-foot-5.  "You could shoot anything over the corn.  And people there were glad to see you because the pheasants were so thick up there that they'd eat the corn right out of the ground after the farmers planted it."/Because farming practices were far less efficient, the habitat was much more suited to pheasants then than it is today, the brothers said.  Corn fields were weedy, and so were expansive fencerows and roadside ditches.  Ringnecks boiled out of every draw and patch of weeds./"The year after Leo went into the service," Ray recalled, "some friends and I went up around Wausa.  I had a 12-gauge.  A pheasant got up, I pulled the trigger and nothing happened.  Something was wrong with the shotgun.  So I switched to a single-shot .410 that I also brought.  There were so many pheasants that I got my limit of five and took only eight shots."/Leo nodded./"We used to be pretty good shots," the older brother said./Ray's eyes brightened, and he broke into a grin./"We raised a lot of chickens," Ray said, "When those first spring chickens got ready to each, they were wild.  We couldn't catch them.  So we'd shoot them in the head with a .22."/Their father introduced them to hunting as boys.  There were no hunter education classes back then, but fathers went to great lengths to teach their children how to safely handle firearms./"Dad had an old .22 single-shot rifle," Ray Hooks said.  "He filled the barrel with lead so we couldn't put a bullet in it.  We were taught how to carry it.  We carried it around and never pointed it at anyone.  That's how we learned to shoot."/Once the brothers learned how to safely carry a gun, they were able to use their father's shotgun - with his permission.  They shared a .410 during the early years.  Their father later bought them a .22 Marlin rifle, which they also shared./For Ray, fishing has replaced hunting as his top outdoor adventure.  At times, it is the same for Leo./"It's easier to fish," Leo said.  "We have fished together several times over the years.  But I still love to get out and just see the birds.  But maybe close to 50 percent of the CRP in this area has come out in the last two years.  That is affecting the bird population.  There are very few birds today compared to what we saw two years ago.  It used to be nothing to see 100 to 150 birds a day.  This morning we've probably seen 10."/The lack of birds, however, did nothing to dampen the brothers' reunion./"Whether we get anything or not, it's just nice to be outdoors," Ray said.  "The best part about all of this is getting back together again.  When you're 1,300 miles apart, you don't get together too often."   Caption under picture:  Hunting Buddies:  Brothers Ray HOOKS, left and Leo HOOKS hunted together for the first time in 59 years on the opening day of pheasant hunting.  Said son-in-law Don JOHNSON:  "Watching them was more exciting than the hunting."  Centered quotation:  "It was beautiful to see those two old guys try to relive what they last did together 59 years ago."  Don JOHNSON.  

  • Obituary:  Blair Pilot Tribune, 31 Oct 2006.  Ray HOOKS, 96 [this is incorrect - it should be 86].  Blair native Ray HOOKS died Sept. 2, 2006.  He was born Dec. 9, 1919, on a farm near Blair and moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1947.  He worked as a salesman, but spent his happiest retirement years gardening, fishing, woodworking and caring for his two dogs.  His greatest joy was helping grandchildren learn to fish and helping neighbors and friends with all manner of repairs.  He came to everyone's aid and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.  He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Jill BEMIS and Brint MILWARD, and Mary and Jeff ABRAHAMSON; four great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Loraine HOOKS of Lyons; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Jim PERRY of Port Charlotte, Fla.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Gladys.  Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society.

  • 1920 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Farm, Dwelling/Family 22:
    HOOKS, John     head     M   W   24   Married   Able to read/write/speak English   b.  NE   Father/Mother b. [illegible]  Own/Farmer/Farm/O
                 Bertha   wife      F    W   25   Married   Able to read/write/speak English    b.  NE  Father/Mother b. Sweden
                 Leo Griffin  son M  W   1 8/12  Single                                                               b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE
                 Ray        son      M   W   7/12    Single                                                                b.  NE  Father/Mother b. NE

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Cuming City Twp, Enum Dist 89-5, Sheet 4A, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated on 10-11 Apr 1930 by Ira G. Baxter,  Dwelling 72/Family 72.
    HOOKS, John S    Head   Rents, Read/Write? Y
       Speak English? Y  Veteran?  No
                                 M  W  38  Married 22   b.  NE  Father: IL Mother:  IN  State 69  
                                 General Farmer, vvvv, Class or Worker O  Farm Schedule #62
                  Bertha  Wife  F W 36  Married 20  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. NE Father: Swe  Mother:  NE
                  Leo       Son     M  W  11    
                  Ray       Son     M  W  10

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10.6c__Margie Joan HOOKS     
     b.  20 May 1935
     child of:  John S. & Bertha Johanna (JACOBSON)
                   HOOKS
                             
     d.
     Buried:

      m.  29 May 1957, Hyattsville, Prince George's Co, MD  

 

 

10.6cs__James Edward PERRY
    
b.  11 Dec 1925, Salisbury, Wicomico Co, MD
     child of:  James Edward & Helen (JONES) PERRY
     d.
     Buried:

 

 

 

Other Marriages:  None

 

                           

        

Helen Jones Perry, Jim's mother                                                  Jim and his father in 1944

 

Children: 
10.6c1  Ellen PERRY
10.6c2  Michael PERRY

Synopsis:  

  • Jim's grandparents are Roland & Ann (MELVIN) PERRY, and Jacob & Myra (SMITH) JONES

Source:  Gravestone recorded by Dale MORROW 1996

                 

 

                   

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10.6c1  Ellen PERRY
     b.  22 Jul 1958, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co, MI
     child of:  James E. & Margie Joan (HOOKS) PERRY
     d.
     Buried:

     m.

10.6c1s  Charles Munroe
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Ellen m2.  Joel BELL

Children (with Charles):
10.6c1a  Jennifer Lauren MUNROE     b.  12 May 1986
               m.  ? LOOS
               Children:  Avery Nicole LOOS     b.  28 Jan 2014
10.6c1b  Kelly Elise MUNROE     b.  4 October 1990

Synopsis:  

Source:  Jim and Margie PERRY, Port Charlotte, FL 2013

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10.6c2  Michael David PERRY
     b.  19 Jan 1960, Washington D.C.
     child of:  James E. & Margie Joan (HOOKS) PERRY
     d.
     Buried:

     m.

10.6c2s  Ruthann OZKAPTON
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried

Other Marriages:
Michael m2.  Cambrea SMITH

Children (with Ruth):
10.6c2a  Lauren Roukia PERRY     b.  21 Jul 1989      Resided Davis, CA 2013
10.6c2b  Tuula Anne PERRY     b.  6 Feb 1992
Children (with Cambrea):
10.6c2b  Cambrea PERRY

Synopsis:

Source:  Jim and Margie PERRY, Port Charlotte, FL 2013

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10.7__Annie Irene JACOBSON                      
    
b.  16 Oct 1897, Blair, Washington Co, NE    
     child of:  Ola and Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
     d.  17 Jan 1919, Blair, Washington Co, NE (flu)
    
Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE (78/9/7)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  

10.7s__Tracy E. McCARDELL    
     b.  Jul 1893  
     child of: John W. & ? (?) McCARDLE
     d.  c1947
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Tracy m2. Esther DUNN  (2 Jul 1896 - Oct 1977)
Children (with Esther):
     Earl McCARDELL     b.  20 Jan 1925, Tekamah, Burt Co, NE     d.  11 Jul 2011, San Jose, Santa Clara Co, CA
     m.  Ruby Rae PRICE      d.  Jan 2010, San Jose, Santa Clara Co, CA
     Children:  Diane
McCARDELL          Resided Bermuda Dunes, Imperial Co, CA 2011
                    m.  Travis MEDLEY
                   
Children (Travis and his first wife):
                       Travis III MEDLEY
                       m.  Michelle ?
                       Children:  Travis IV
MEDLEY
                                       Lauren
MEDLEY
                                      Claire
MEDLEY 
                    Shelley
McCARDELL            Resided San Jose, Santa Clara Co, CA 2011
                    m.  Tom GIOVANNINI
                   Chldren:  Sarah
GIOVANNINI
                                  Rebecca
GIOVANNINI
                    Brad
McCARDELL             Resided Redlands, San Bernardino Co, CA   2011
     Robert McCARDELL                        Resided Big Bear City, San Bernardino Co, CA  2011
          m.  Donna ?

     Janet McCARDELL                            Resided Omaha, Douglas Co, NE  2011
          m.  Ralph SOUCIE
     Ethel Ann McCARDELL                     Resided Lake Forest, Lake Co, IL 2011
          m.  ? JACKSON

     Betty McCARDELL FRENCH     d.  Aug 2003

Children (with Annie):
10.7a  Unnamed     b.  1919    d.  17 Jan 1919 (flu)

Synopsis:

  • Children:  Baby died with Annie 17 Jan 1919 of the flu.

  • Annie and Tracy had a small band in which Annie played piano.  She also played piano for silent moving pictures at the Blair Theatre.

  • Betty Jensen remembers a family reluctance to talk much about Tracy McCARDELL and that he was known within the family as something of a "rounder."  Census information does nothing to dispel that perception! (See below)

  • Illness.  Blair Enterprise, 17 Jan 1919.  Mr. and Mrs. Tracy McCARDELL have both been laid up with virulent cases of influenza.  Tracy is convalescing, able to be up, but Mrs. McC. is reported in a critical condition, cared for by a trained nurse.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 19 Jan 1919.  Mrs. Tracy McCARDELL.  Last week's Enterprise noted the critical illness of Mrs. Tracy McCARDELL whose death occurred on Friday the 17th inst. at 7:30 o'clock P.M. a victim of influenza following a brief illness.  Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ola JACOBSEN [sic] city, born on the farm west of Blair near Brewster school, Oct. 16, 1897 coming to Blair with her parents to make their home four years ago.  Last April she was married to Tracy McCARDELL.  Beside her parents and her brother, Martin, six sisters mourn her death.  They are Mrs. Henry JENSEN, Mrs. Carl HITCHCOCK, Mrs. Wm. KINGDON, of Kennard, Mr. H.O. HURD, of Benson, Mrs. John HOOKS and Miss Alice.  Funeral service was held at the home of her parents on South Walker ave. on Sunday P.M.

  • Obituary.  Blair Newspaper, Sep 1947.  Rites Today for McCARDELL.  Ex-Resident Of Blair Vicinity Dies In Omaha At Age 54.  Tracy E. McCARDELL, 54, of 3403 Arbor St., Omaha, onetime resident of the vicinity south of Blair, died Monday, a few hours after he collapsed with a cerebral hemorrhage.  Rites are being held in Omaha this afternoon.  Native of Omaha, the son of Mr. and Ms. John McCARDELL, he came to live at the William H. ALLEN home south of Blair when 10 years old.  He was educated in Maney and Long Creek schools and later acquired a reputation as a vocalist and musician.  He and Annie JACOBSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ola JACOBSON of Blair, were married Apr. 9, 1916.  She and her infant daughter died Jan. 17, 1919, from the effects of flu, and Mr. McCARDELL later married Esther DUNN of Tekamah.  Surviving Mr. McCARDELL are his wife, Esther; two sons, Earl and Robert, and three daughters, Mrs. Ralph SOUCIE (Janet), Ethel Ann and Betty, all of Omaha.

  • Obituary.  San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times, 21 Jul 2011.  (Eldest son of Tracy & Esther McCARDELL).  Earl Dunn McCardell.  Passed away peacefully in San Jose, CA at 12:00 a.m. July 11, 2011.  Earl was born January 20, 1925, in Tekamah, Nebraska to the late Trace and Esther McCARDELL.  In 1950, he moved to Houston, TX.  In Houston, he met and later married Ruby Rae PRICE and this is where their three children, Diane, Shelley and Brad were born.  In 1962, the family moved to San Jose, CA.  Earl owned and operated National Brands Hearing Aid Center in Willow Glen for 45 years until his retirement.  He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his children and two grandchildren, giving of his time selflessly.  He was the patriarch of the McCARDELL family with a great sense of humor.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Rae, in January 2010 and his sister Betty FRENCH in August 2003.  He is survived by his children, Diane MEDLEY (Travis) of Bermuda Dunes, CA; Shelley GIOVANNINI (Tom) of San Jose, CA; Brad McCARDELL of Redlands, CA; grand-daughters Sarah and Rebecca GIOVANNINI of San Jose, CA; stepgrandson Travis III and his wife Michelle and their 3 children Travis IV, Lauren and Claire.  He is also survived by his sister Janet SOUCIE of Omaha, NE; sister Ethelann JACKSON of Lake Forest, IL; and Robert McCARDELL (Donna) of Big Bear City, CA.  Earl is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and long-time friends.  A memorial service will be held Friday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church of Milpitas, 1000 South Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund at 39399 Balentine Drive, #161, Newark CA 94560.

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Blair, Washington Co, NE, 1 Jun 1900, Dwelling/Family 36:
    JACOBSON, Ola   head W M 43 M/18yrs b. Nov/1856, Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden Able to read/write/speak Own/Mort/Farmer  Immig 1880/20yrs/Na
                    Mary wife  W F  33 M/18yrs b. Sep/1866, NE         Father/Mother b. Sweden Able to read/write/speak 7ch/7living
                    Esther dau  W F 14  Single    b. Feb/1886, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Martin son W M 12 Single    b.  Feb/1888, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Annette dau W F 10 Single    b. Jun/1889, NE   Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE Able to read/write/speak  At school 9 mos
                    Cora   dau  W F   8  Single    b. Mar/1892, NE Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE                                         At school 9 mos
                    Johanna dau W F  6 Single    b.  Jul/1893,  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE                                         At school 9 mos
                    Anna   dau  W F   3 Single    b.  Oct/1896, NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE  

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Omaha, 4th Ward, Douglas Co, NE  1 Jun 1900, 318 N. 16th Street, Dwelling 41, Family 52:
    McCARDLE, John W.   head   W   M   44   Widowed  b. Dec 1855, PA   Father/Mother b. PA   Able to read/write/speak   Rent/Hotel Landlord/House
                       Tracy E.    son    W   M    6     Single        b. Jul 1893, NE     Father/Mother b. PA    At School/6mos
                       Rola H.     dau     W   F     4     Single        b. Aug 1895, NE  Father/Mother b. PA
    CARRUTHERS, George E.boarder   W   M   48   b. Feb 1852, Canada   Father b. Ireland  Mother b. Canada   Able to read/write/speak  Day Laborer   Immig 1867/33yrs/Na
    WRIGHT, Edward M.   boarder    W   M   33   b. Jul 1866, NY            Father b. Ireland   Mother b. Scotland Able to read/write/speak  Carpenter/2mos out of work
    SHERWOOD, Charles    boarder   W   M   53    b. Aug 1846, England Father/Mother b. England   Able to read/write/speak   Butcher          Immig 1865/35yrs/Na
    HAWKINS, James W.  boarder  W  M  36  b. Feb 1864, England  Father b England  Mother b. Ireland  Able to read/write/speak   Painter/4mos out of work  Immig 1880/20yrs/Na
    WRIGHT, John H.         boarder   W   M   54   b. Jan 1846, NY            Father b. England  Mother b. NJ  Able to read/write/speak  Porter/Saloon
    BRAND, Charles F.       boarder   W   M   38   b. Jan 1862, Germany  Father/Mother b. Germany    Able to read/write/speak   Butcher          Immig 1885/15yrs/Na
    SIDNER, Albert             boarder   W   M   40   b. Feb 1860, Germany Father/Mother b. Germany    Able to read/write/speak  Laborer-Day/2mos out of work  Immig 1890/10yrs/Na

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Twp, Washington Co, NE, 22-23 Apr 1910, Dwelling/Family 72:
    JACOBSON, Ola  head   M  W  53   M/26yrs   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   Own/Mort/Farm/Gen Farm/Sched 70
                   Mary   wife    F    W  43   M/26yrs   b.  NE          Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   8ch/8 living
                 Martin   son    M  W   22   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  Laborer/Odd Jobs/W
                  Nettie   dau     F   W   19  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                    Cora    dau    F    W   18  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                 Bertha   dau    F    W   15   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                  Annie   dau    F    W   12  Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                   Alice   dau     F    W    4    Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng
    FELTHEIM, Martin hired man  M  W  21  Single   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden  Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Swedish  Laborer/Farm Labor/W
    KINGDON, WIlliam hired man M W  28  Single   b.  NE  Father b. [illegible]  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng         Laborer/Farm Labor/W
     

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Ft. Calhoun Twp, Washington Co, NE, 17 May 1910, Dwelling 300, Family 302:
    ALLEN, William H.    head   M   W   65   M/41yrs   b.  IL   Father b. VA   Mother b. PA  Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  Own/Free/Farm/Sched 220
                Ruth E.         wife    F     W   65   M/41yrs   b.  IN  Father b. IN     Mother b. KY  Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  7ch/6 living
                May M.        dau    F     W   37   Single       b.  NE  Father b. IL     Mother b. IN   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng
    MCCARDEL, Tracy E. hired man  M   W   16  Single  b.  NE  Father/Mother b. PA        Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School   Farm Laborer/Working Out/W
                       Hazel      lodger         F    W   14  Single  b.  NE  Father/Mother b. PA           Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School

  • 1920 U.S. Census, Tekamah City, Arizona Twp, Burt Co, NE, 19-20 Jan 1920, Dwelling 98, Family 99:
    BERNWELL, Fannie     head   F   W   37   Divorced   Able to read/write/speak  b.  NE  Father b. OH  Mother b. MO   Rent/Clerk/Dept Store/W
               Mary Etta      dau     F   W   16   Single        Able to read/write/speak  b.  AR  Father b. GA  Mother b. NE    At School
             W. Richard      son    M  W   13   Single        Able to read/write/speak  b.  AR  Father b. GA  Mother b. NE    At School
                 Margaret     dau    F    W     8   Single        Able to read/write/speak  b.  NE   Father b. GA  Mother b. NE    At School
    McCARDELL, Tracy  roomer M W    32  Widowed  Able tor ead/write/speak  b.  NE  Father/Mother b. U.S.               Driver/Taxi/OA

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10.8__Alice Mildred JACOBSON
      b.  28 Jan 1906, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Ola and Mary O. (MORTENSEN) JACOBSON
      d.  8 Jul 1958, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/5)  Go to Tombstones

      m. 12 Oct 1947, Blair, Washington Co, NE

10.8s__William E. ZIEGLER
      b.  17 Apr 1909, Orum, Washington Co, NE
      child of:  Julius and Margaret (PETERSEN) ZIEGLER     Go to Tombstones
                    Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Washington Co, NE
      d.  10 Nov 1989, Blair, Washington Co, NE
      Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (78/9/4)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:  None

 

Synopsis:

  • Wedding Invitation:  Mr. Ola JACOBSON requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of his daughter Alice Mildred to Mr. William E. ZIEGLER on Sunday, October Twelfth Nineteen Hundred Forty-Seven at Four O'clock at the home of Mr. Ola JACOBSON 710 South walker Avenue Blair, Nebraska.

  • Blair Pilot-Tribune.  Miss JACOBSON and Mr. ZIEGLER Wed on Sunday.  In a beautiful candlelight wedding at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Miss Alice JACOBSON, daughter of Ola JACOBSON, became the bride of William ZIEGLER, son of Mrs. Margaret ZIEGLER.  The ceremony took place at the JACOBSON home, 710 So. Walker Ave., with the Rev. Sidney L. McCAIG [sic] performing the double-ring rites.  Fifty relatives and close friends were present.  Mrs. Bertha HOOKS attended her sister as matron of honor, and Melvin ACKERMAN served as best man.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  Martin JACOBSON lighted the candles.  Mrs. McCAIG sang "Because" preceding the ceremony, with Dorothy HURD at the piano.  The bride wore a lace-trimmed street-length powder blue dress and had a corsage of red and white roses.  Her matron of honor wore a cinnamon brown dress and had a corsage of yellow and orchid baby mums.  The bridegroom's mother wore a sheer blue dress complemented by a corsage of sweetpeas.  The home altar was decorated with a white wedding bell, white tapers, green palms and baskets of fall flowers.  The autumn color scheme was carried out in the decorations throughout the rooms.  A reception and dinner followed the ceremony.  Missses Dorothy HURD, Margie HOOKS, Darlene and Colleeta HUNT, nieces of the bride and bridegroom, served.  Miss Marguerite ZIEGLER had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Martin JACOBSON assisted in the opening of the gifts.  Mrs. William KINGDON of Riverside, Calif., sister of the bride, had presented corsages of baby mums to all women present.  The bridal couple left for a ten-day wedding trip to Denver.  For going away the bride chose a green and red checked wool suit with American Beauty wool coat.  The bride is bookkeeper for the R.B. Templeton Motor Co., and Mr. ZIEGLER is associated with the Arndt Hardware.  They plan to reside at the JACOBSON home.

  • Blair Enterprise, 16 Oct 1947:  Alice JACOBSON Wed in Home Ceremony.  A beautiful candlelight ceremony was solemnized at the Ola JACOBSON home on South Walker Avenue at four o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 12th, when his daughter, Alice, became the bride of William ZIEGLER, son of Mrs. Margaret ZIEGLER of Blair.  Rev. Sidney McCRAIG performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of fifty immediate relatives.  The autumn color scheme was carried in the decorations and the altar was decorated with a white wedding bell, white tapers, green palms and baskets of garden flowers.  Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. McCRAIG, accompanied at the piano by Miss Dorothy HURD, niece of the bride, sang "Because."  Martin JACOBSON, brother of the bride, lighted the candles.  The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a lace trimmed street length powder blue dress and had a corsage of red and white roses.  Mrs. Bertha HOOKS was her sister's matron of honor.  She wore a cinnamon brown street length dress and had a corsage of yellow and orchid baby chrysanthemums.  Melvin ACKERMAN, brother-in-law of the groom, served as best man.  The groom's mother was attired in a sheer blue dress and wore a corsage of sweet peas.  Following the ceremony, a reception and dinner was held in the JACOBSON home.  The Misses Dorothy HURD, Margie HOOKS and Darlene and Coletta HUNT, nieces of the bride and groom served.  Miss Marguerite ZIEGLER, sister of the groom, had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Martin JACOBSON assisted in opening the gifts.  Mrs. William KINGDOM (sic) of Riverside, California, presented corsages of baby chrysanthemums to each lady present.  Following the reception, the couple left for a ten day honeymoon to Denver Colorado.  For her going away costume, the bride wore a green and red checked wool suit and an American Beauty wool coat.  The couple plan to reside in Blair.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Margie Hooks and Alice Ziegler
     

  • Obituary.  Blair Pilot-Tribune, 17 Jun 1948.  (Bill ZIEGLER's mother)  Mrs. ZIEGLER Died Friday.  Countian Nearly 70 Years, Blair Woman Buried Sunday; 74 Years Old.  Mrs. Margaret ZIEGLER, 74, a resident of Washington Co since 1880, died Friday at the family home, 110 East Grant St.  She had been seriously ill for several months.  Funeral services, with arrangements in charge of the Fick Funeral Home, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church.  The Rev. S.L. McCRAIG officiated.  Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.  As Hannah Margaret PETERSEN, Mrs. ZIEGLER was born Nov. 18, 1873, on the Island of Moon, Denmark.  At the age of six she came to America with her parents, Lars and Meta PETERSEN, and other members of the family.  They settled in the Spiker vicinity in Washington Co.  Here she attended Vacoma School and grew to womanhood.  She and Julius ZIEGLER were married at Schuyler Dec. 31, 1891, and resided there for the next eight years.  Then followed a short period on a farm near Herman, and in 1901 the ZIEGLERs moved to a farm in Rose Hill, where they remained until 1912.  Then they moved to Fort Calhoun, but in 1915 came to Blair.  Mr. ZIEGLER died Dec. 12, 1925.  Surviving Mrs. ZIEGLER are one son, William ZIEGLER of Blair; six daughters, Mrs. John JESSEN (Minnie) of Omaha, Mrs. William HUNT (Mattie) and Miss Maurguerite ZIEGLER, both of Blair, Mrs. Melvin ACKERMAN (Julia) of Herman, Mrs. R.A. MARTIN (Emma) of Altoona, Ia., and Mrs. Clarence GUMMUS (Louise) of Stanton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary WEBER of Tekamah and Mrs. Charles ROGERT (Emma) of Blair; one brother, J.P. PETERSEN of Plattsmouth; and seven grandchildren.  A son, Julius, Jr., died in 1904.

  • Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 10 Jul 1958.  Services For Mrs. William ZIEGLER To Be Tomorrow.  Mrs. William ZIEGLER, the former Alice JACOBSEN [sic] passed away at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha Tuesday, July 8th.  She had been in failing health for several months.  Mr. and Mrs. ZIEGLER lived at 710 South Walker Avenue.  Mrs. ZIEGLER was born January 28, 1906 in Blair and had lived here all of her life.  She was 52 years old at the time of her death.  A graduate of the Blair City schools and a member of the Blair Methodist church, she had many friends and acquaintances here who will mourn her passing.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ola JACOBSEN [sic].  She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary.  Mrs. ZIEGLER is survived by her husband, five sisters and one brother.  The sisters are Mrs. Henry C. JENSEN (Esther); and Mrs. Martin FELTHEIM (Bertha), both of Blair; Mrs. William KINGDON (Nettie) of California; Mrs. Carl HITCHCOCK (Josephine) of Kansas City; and Mrs. Herbert HURD (Cora) of Belgrade, Nebraska.  A brother, Martin JACOBSEN [sic], resides at Alliance, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow, July 11th at 2 P.M. with the Rev. Donald SPRINGER conducting the services.  Burial directed by the Campbell Mortuary, will be made in the Blair Cemetery.  Six nephews will act as pallbearers.

  • Obituary.  Blair Newspaper (Nov 1989).  William E. ZEIGLER, 80.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14 at First United Methodist Church in Blair for William E. ZIEGLER, 80 of Blair who died November 10, 1989 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.  Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery with military rites by the Blair Veterans of Foreign Wars.  William E. ZIEGLER was born April 17, 1909 at Orum, Nebraska to Julius and Margaret PETERSEN ZIEGLER.  He graduated from Blair High School.  On October 12, 1947, he married Alice JACOBSON in Blair.  He served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army.  For several years he worked for Arndt Hardware and with Wright and Wilhelmy in Omaha until his retirement.  He was a member of the Washington Co Historical Society and Blair VFW Post No. 1251.  He is survived by a sister, Emma MARTIN of Indianola, Iowa, and nephews and nieces.  Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the services.

  • William ZIEGLER's parents are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Washington Co, NE.  They are: 
    Julius ZIEGLER    b.  29 Jun 1859    d.  12 Dec 1925     
    Margaret ZIEGLER     b.  18 Nov 1873     d.  11 Jun 1948
    Also buried in Rose Hill, in the same plot, is:  Julius ZIEGLER, Jr., "son"     b.  16 Jul 1898     d.  20 Aug 1904

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Grant Twp, Washington Co, NE, Dwelling 161, Family 162:
    ZIEGLER, Julius   head   W   M   41   M/8yrs   b. Jun 1859, IL   Father/Mother b. Germany                Able to read/write/speak   Rent/Farmer
                  Maggie wife   W   F     26   M/8yrs   b. Nov 1874, Denmark  Father/Mother b. Denmark   Able to read/write/speak   3ch/3 living
                  Minnie  dau    W   F    7      Single     b. Jan 1893, NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. Denmark
                  Mattie   dau    W   F    4      Single     b. Oct 1896, NE  Father b. IL   Mother b. Denmark
                  Julia      dau     W   F    2     Single     b. Jul 1898, NE    Father b. IL   Mother b. Denmark
    WIlliam would not be born until 1909.

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Blair Twp, Washington Co, NE, 22-23 Apr 1910, Dwelling/Family 72:
    JACOBSON, Ola  head   M  W  53   M/26yrs   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   Own/Mort/Farm/Gen Farm/Sched 70
                   Mary   wife    F    W  43   M/26yrs   b.  NE          Father/Mother b. Sweden       Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng   8ch/8 living
                 Martin   son    M  W   22   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  Laborer/Odd Jobs/W
                  Nettie   dau     F   W   19   Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                    Cora    dau    F    W   18  Single       b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                 Bertha   dau    F    W   15   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE    Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                  Annie   dau    F    W   12   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng  At School
                   Alice   dau     F    W    4   Single      b.  NE  Father b. Sweden  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng
    FELTHEIM, Martin hired man  M  W  21  Single   b.  Sweden  Father/Mother b. Sweden  Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Swedish  Laborer/Farm Labor/W
    KINGDON, WIlliam hired man M W  28  Single   b.  NE  Father b. [illegible]  Mother b. NE   Able to read/write  Nat Lang: Eng         Laborer/Farm Labor/W
     

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Blair Twp, Blair City, Enum Dist 89-4, Sheet 14A, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated Apr 1930 by Paulina E Sutherland,  Dwelling 270/Family 271:
    JACOBSON, Ola Head  Owns, Value 2500, Radio? Y Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y Veteran?  No
                           M  W  73  Married 27   b. Swe Father/Mother: Swe State 06 Country 06 Nativity V
                           Day laborer - odd jobs, 7899, Class or Worker W  Immigrated 1881  Naturalized
                  Mary Wife  F  W  63  Married 17  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. NE                   
                            Father/Mother: Swe  State 69  Country 06  Nativity O
                  Alice  Dau  F  W  24  
    McGILL, Mildred  Roomer  F  W  23  b.  NE  Father/Mother:  NE  Public School Teacher, 9494  W
    NARRENBERG, Mabel  Roomer  F  W  28  b. NE  Father: Germ  Mother: NE   P.S. Teacher, 9494  W

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Blair Twp, Washington Co, NE, April 1930, Dwelling/Family 108:
    ZIEGLER, Margaret     head   F   W   56   Wd   b.  Denmark   Father/Mother b. Denmark   Read/write/speak English   Own/Farm  Farmer/Small Farm/vvvv/O/sched 107
                  Naturalized 1880
                  Emma           dau     F   W   26    S       b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. Denmark   Read/write/speak English   Public School Teacher/9494/W
                  William        son    M   W   21   S       b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. Denmark   Read/write/speak English   Hardware Salesman/4590/W/N
                  Marguerite  dau    F    W   18   S       b.  NE   Father b. IL  Mother b. Denmark   Read/write/speak English 

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Blair Cemetery Map/Plot Numbers
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105 100 94 88 82 76 70 69
106 101

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89 83 77 71 68
107 102 96 90 84

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72 67
108 103 97 91 85 79 73 66
109 104 98 92 86 80 74 65
99 93 87 81 75 64

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Shed 11 12 33 56 55 63
10 13 32 57 62
9 14 31 58 61
8 15 30 59 55 60
7 16 29 34 47 48
6 17 28 35 46 49
5 18 27 36 45 50
4 19 26 37 44 51
3 20 25 38 43 52
2 21 24 39 42 53
1 22 23 40 41 54

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