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Biography of J. Bruce Dick

J. Bruce Dick is a banker by profession, but during his career of thirty-two years had made a record of creditable performance in several lines of work, farming as well as commercial endeavors. He is now cashier of the Labette State Bank at Labette. He is of Irish ancestry. His grandfather was born near Belfast, Ireland, was married in his native country and then brought his family to America, following his trade as mechanic in Philadelphia, and from there moving to Hanover, Illinois, where he spent the rest of his days as a farmer. His children were: Robert, a retired farmer at Hanover, Illinois; Amanda May, wife of a farmer at Hanover, Illinois; W. H. Dick; John, who served as a soldier of the Union army during the Civil War and died at Ottawa, Kansas, in 1916, a retired farmer; Ann, who died at Hanover, Illinois, in 1916, is survived by her husband, Mr. Speer, who is still living there. W. H. Dick, father of the Labette banker, is now living at Webber, Kansas, and had had a long and active career as a farmer in several states. He was born at Hanover, Illinois, August 17, 1849, grew up and married there, and left his farm to go out to Nebraska about 1879. He was an early settler in that state, and after living some months at Pawnee City moved to Liberty. He was on a farm there two years, then operated a lumberyard nine years and a general merchandise store for a similar period. In 1903 he came to Kansas, and at Webber established a state bank. He...

Bloom, Louise Jenevieve Cozad – Obituary

Louise J. Bloom, 57, an Amarillo, Texas resident, formerly of Valentine, went home to be with the Lord, September 23, 1984. She passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. She was born Feb. 26, 1927 at Merna to Bert E. and Grace M. [Simms] Cozad. Her entire childhood was spent in the Wood Lake Community. She attended grade school there and then went to Ainsworth High School graduating with a teacher’s certificate. Louise then taught school for two years in rural schools around Wood Lake. On Nov. 29, 1947, at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, Louise was united in marriage to George Allen Bloom of Wood Lake. Born to this union were two children: Rosita Louise Seagraves, Bridgeport, Tex.; George Allen Bloom, Jr., Amarillo, Tex. Louise worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. 10 years and at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo for 15 years. She was a dedicated, faithful, loyal employee. The Westminster Presbyterian Church of Amarillo was her church home where worshipping her Savior was very important to her. Her pastors found her to be a special witness of her faith. She was totally dedicated to her family and friends. She gave her all to their needs and asked nothing in return. She was the epitome of being wife and mother. She was precious and the very best the Lord could have given us. She was preceded in death by her father, Bert Ernest Cozad; mother, Grace Mary Cozad; two brothers, John Cozad and Ronald Cozad from the Wood Lake community. Surviving Louise are her husband, George A. Bloom of Amarillo; two children, Rosita Louise Seagraves, Bridgeport,...

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