Location: Beatrice Nebraska

Old Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska

Cemetery established March 14, 1868 ABELL, JOHN EMERY, born March 28, 1837, died April 1, 1902 ABELL, MARY ELLEN FULLER, his wife, born Jan. 21, 1841, died April 4, 1913 ANDREAS, JOHANN, born in Kl. Mansdorf, West Preussen, 8′ September, 1802, died Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 11th January, 1877 ANDREAS, FRAU ANNA, born Krebsfelde, W. Preussen, 28th March, 1811, died Beatrice, Nebraska, 12th April, 1900 ANDREWS, DAVID W., born Feb. 26, 1824, died April 24, 1903. Co. D, 12th Ohio Cavalry AYRES, JAMES L., born May 11, 1810, died Dec. 11, 1892, aged 82 years and 7 months AYRES, PATIENCE, born Oct. 9, 1819, New York, died Nov. 11, 1906 BAKER, MALINDA, died May 6, 1884, 58 years BEALS, LYDIA M., born July 20, 1848, died June 20, 1898 BEALS, HINMAN, born Dec. 17, 1850, died April 10, 1914 [BERRY] MARTHA, wife of Fifield H. Berry, born in New York Dec. 11, 1842 BLAKELY, NATHAN, born July 25, 1824, died July 26, 1906 BLAKELY, MAGGIE C., born Sept. 23, 1843, died Dec. 6, 1908, [She was a Tinkham] BLODGETT, J. E., born Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., died Beatrice June 12, 1877, aet. 78 years BLODGETT, NANCY C., born Feb. 29, 1812, died March 21, 1880, aet. 68 years BROWN, L. P., born March 28, 1834, died April 18, 1917 BROWN, MARY E., born Aug. 28, 1836, died Dec. 14,...

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Biography of Mrs. Alice M. (Beachly) Berkeley

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Biography of Fred W. Reed

Fred W. Reed is publisher and proprietor of the Beattie Eagle, a paper of independent proclivities, issued weekly and with a large circulation and influence in Marshall and surrounding counties. The Eagle is a continuation of the North Star, founded at Beattie in 1884 by A. J. Tucker. In 1885 the name was changed to the Star, with W. W. Brooks as editor. In 1891 the name was changed to Williamson’s Beattie Eagle, and in 1894 was shortened to Beattle Eagle. In 1902 it absorbed the Beattie Palladium, which had been founded in 1898 by J. M. Kendall. Mr. Reed had been the active proprietor of this paper since 1913. He was born at Liberty, Nebraska, October 6, 1884. His ancestry, the Reeds, were Hollanders originally and in Colonial times came to America and located in New York. His father, John Heary Reed, was born at Momence, Illinois, in 1851, was reared there and took up the trade of carpenter. As an employe of the Rock Island Railway Company he came to Kansas in 1880, locating for a time in Marysville. In 1883 he removed to Nehraska, continuing his trade, but for the past eighteen years his work had been in Kansas, at Wichita and other places. He is a dembcrat, and for several terms served on the council at Liberty, Nebraska. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church....

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Biography of John Franklin Haskell

John Franklin Haskell is the Topeka and Kansas representative of the greatest creamery organization in America. He is general manager and vice president of the Beatrice Creamery Company, consolidated, with headquarters in Topeka. Both he and his brother George Everett have long been prominently identified with this business. His brother George E., who is president of the Beatrice Creamery Company, lives in Chicago. George was the founder of the industry at Beatrice, Nebraska, about 1890. He pushed the enterprise with so much success that it soon outgrew the limits of its home city, but the company still bears the name of that Nebraska town. The headquarters were removed to Lincoln, and since 1913 the main offices have been in Chicago. It was the first centralized creamery business and is today the largest institution of its kind in the United States. John Franklin Haskell was born in Mitchell County, Iowa, October 12, 1862, and four years later his father died. The fact of his father’s death is mentioned at this point because John F. Haskell soon had to shift for himself, and his business success and prominence has been due to his own efforts rather than the training and environment of early youth. His father was Josiah Haskell, a native of Michigan, where he was born in 1836, and an early settler in the State of Iowa. Josiah and his...

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Cussins, Frank Albert – Obituary

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Cussins, George Oscar – Obituary

George (Dock) Cussins Passes at LaGrande George Oscar (Dock) Cussins, for 53 years a resident of Wallowa county, died at the Grande Ronde hospital yesterday morning as the result of a heart ailment which had followed a siege of bronchial pneumonia suffered by Mr. Cussins last winter. Last Thursday Mr. Cussins was taken to the hospital by his nephew, Roy Gastin, and his condition gradually grew worse until the end came. No funeral arrangements had been made late yesterday, pending the arrival of a sister and brothers. Mr. Cussins was born in Beatrice, Neb., in September, 1870, and when a lad of 17 came to Wallowa. He first landed on Alder Slope and engaged in sheep herding, working for several sheep men, among them the late Jonathan Haas. He saved his earnings and with Frank Cook as partner went into the sheep business, but that was prior to the depression of 1893, and during those hard times they lost their sheep. After this misfortune Mr. Cussins worked as a herder and laborer again until 1900 when he and his brother-in-law J. B. Gastin, purchased the 683 – acre ranch in the Lower Leap which had since been his home. In 1924 Mr. Gastin died and since that time Mrs. Gastin, her son Roy, and Mr. Cussins, had continued operating the farm and he had made his home with his...

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Gastin, Kate May – Obituary

Kate Gastin Laid To Rest Here Wednesday Funeral services for Kate May Gastin were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church in Wallowa with the Rev. Floyd E. White of Joseph in charge. Burial was at the Wallowa cemetery beside her husband, James B. Gastin, who died in1924. Mrs. Gastin was 81 years of age. Though her strength and activity was somewhat reduced since the death of a daughter about a year ago, she remained active in her daily duties to the very hour of her death. Her son, Roy, with whom she lived, had been at home until 2 o’clock last Saturday, and left on an errand to Lostine and Enterprise. When he returned at 5:20 he found his mother seated at a chair at a table in the kitchen. She was, however, dead. Irvin, who also lives at home in the Leap district, had been gone all afternoon doing some work in the Gastin pasture nearby. When Roy left, his mother was at work in the garden, gathering cucumbers and squash. Apparently she had come into the house and had done some household work, including putting clean pillow cases on the beds upstairs. She had apparently lain on a couch downstairs for a time. As Roy surmises, his mother suffered a heart attack, perhaps finding it difficult to breath while lying down, she may have risen to...

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Cussins, Leander Roy – Obituary

Wallowa County Man Stricken Leander Roy Cussins, 86, a retired farmer and sheepherder, and resident of Wallowa County for the past 73 years, died at his home near Lostine last Sunday. Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. in the Lostine cemetery with the Rev. A .L. Kintner officiating. Mr. Cussins was born in Beatrice, Neb., the son of Samuel J. and Elizabeth Cussins. He had never married. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Cussins, and a sister, Mrs. Odelia Jacobs, both of Enterprise, Roy, Eugene and Irvin Gastin of Wallowa, are among the nephews and Mrs. Sylvia Bales of Enterprise is a niece. A sister Mrs. Kate Gastin died Sept. 2. Source: A Wallowa County Newspaper, November 12, 1961 Contributed by: Dixie...

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Biography of H. V. Lowe

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Biography of Milo Eugene Davis

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