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Location: Webster County NE

Biography of Fred S. Watt

Fred S. Watt, cashier of the Lovewell State Bank, is a man of exceptlonal ability and widely known in Jewell County, and besides his banking duties is also pastor of the United Brethren Church at Lovewell. Mr. Watt was born in Webster County, Nebraska, July 30, 1879. He is of English ancestry but the family located in Pennsylvania in colonial times. His grandfather, John Watt, was born in Indiana in 1810 and in 1871 became one of the piommer settlers in Webster County, Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres near Guide Rock. He was a practical farmer, and spent his last years in comfortable retirement at Gulde Rock, where he died in 1891. He married Elizabeth Adams, who was born in Ohio in 1815 and died at Guide Rock, Nebraska, in 1899. Five of their children are still living: James, a retired farmer at Guide Rock; Fred, who follows the trade of butcher at Guide Rock; L. L., a retired hotel man at Guide Rock; Frank Watt; and Addle, who is living at Guide Rock, widow of Charles Ely, who was a farmer. Frank Watt, father of Fred S., was born in Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1857, and was fourteen years of age when his parents removed to the frontier of Nebraska. He grew up there, and on reaching his majority homesteaded eighty acres of land and had developed...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Tweedy

Thomas Tweedy, attorney-at-law, was born in Indiana, September 12, 1853; came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1878; studied law at Red Cloud, Neb., also at Oswego, Kan., and was admitted to practice at Verne, Jennings Co., Ind., June 19, 1881. He is the only practicing attorney in Burr Oak. Attended college at Lancaster, Ind. He was married in Burr Oak, September 12, 1882, to Miss Ella M....

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Mandeville, Helen Clara – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Helen Clara Mandeville, 94, of La Grande, died Aug. 16 at a local care center. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The Observer – August 20, 2008 ________________________________________ Helen Clara Mandeville, 94, of La Grande, died Aug. 16 at a local care center. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Helen was born May 22, 1914, to Oscar and Minnie (Pohl) Dahms in Blue Hill, Neb. She was raised and educated in Blue Hill, and moved to California in the mid-1930s. She lived in Black Canyon City, Ariz., before moving to La Grande in 1996. She enjoyed rock collecting, organizing garage sales and sewing. She is survived by her son, Kenneth and his wife, Sue Mandeville, of Cove; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The Observer – August 26,...

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