Thomas E. Farrell and Mrs. R. F. Wilson

Farrell Obituary

Thomas E. Farrell, whose funeral was held at the First Presbyterian church on Thursday, April 6, was a true son of Erin, born at Scotstown, County Monaghan, Ireland, the 17th of September, 1887.  His father William also had been born in Scotstown and his mother, Jane Gilbert Farrell, in the same county at Castleblainey.  Coming to this country at 21 years of age, he was united in marriage with Miss Elsie M. Farnsworth and set up his home.  The Farrells had three sons and a daughter.  Mr. Farrell found employment with the Union Pacific railroad and had been stationed at Stromsburg and at Platte Center in addition to his sixteen years here in Madison.  Many railroading friends, including the assistant division superintendent from Omaha, were present at his funeral.             Source:  excerpts from Madison Star-Mail Thursday, April 13, 1950 on page 1.

Sister of Tom Farrell Dies in Lincoln Hotel

Mrs. T. E. Farrell accompanied her husband’s brother-in-law, R. F. Wilson, to Minneapolis Saturday for the funeral of Mrs. Wilson sometime this week.

The death of Mrs. R. F. Wilson of Minneapolis occurred just nine days after she had attended the funeral of her brother, Tom Farrell, here at Madison.  With her husband she had gone on to Lincoln and was taken by a heart attack while staying at the Hotel Cornhusker.    Source:  Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, April 20, 1950 on page 1.

Funk, Fredericka, Mrs.

Grandma Funk

The death angel again visited Madison on April 29, 1920 and took from our midst that grand old lady Grandma Funk.

Mrs. Fredericka Funk was a native of Germany, being born at Borden, Germany, Oct. 13, 1836. She was married in 1860 to Mickall Funk and to this union, 10 children were born, four dying in infancy. Her husband died on March 21, 1886.

On March 13,1889 she came to America with her family and located east of Madison on a farm, where she lived until March 1896, when she moved to Madison and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Katterman, where she was still living at the time of her death. The children who survive her are: Mrs. J. H. Katterman, Mrs. John Bauer, John, Fred, Henry and Jake Funk. She has one brother living in Portland, Oregon.

Card of Thanks      We desire to express our heart-felt thanks for the kindly assistance rendered us during the illness and death of our beloved mother, Grandma Funk.  Excerpts from: Madison Star-Mail, Friday, May 7, 1920, page 12.

Fred Bley and wife and daughter were over from Newman Grove Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bley.s aunt, Mrs. Funk.

Fritz Alstadt came down from Norfolk to attend Mrs. Funks funeral Monday.

Otto Emrich and sons and sister Mrs. Scheer were over from Tilden to attend the funeral of their Grandma, Mrs. Funk. Source: Madison Star-Mail, Friday, May 7, 1920, page 12.

Frost, William T.

West Point Progress: WILLIAM T. FROST, formerly one of Cuming County’s old settlers, died last week at Battle Creek, Madison County. Mr. Frost resided on Cuming creek in 1869 and 1870, afterwards removing to this place where he lived about three years finally removing to Madison county. He was a brother-in-law of John McKirahan, and our old residents who know him say he was excellent citizen. Source: Norfolk Daily News, March 16, 1891, page 3

Frost, Jemima


Grandma Jemima Frost, over 79 years old, died on January 5 at the home of her daughter in Meadow Grove. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon and interment was made at the Jackson cemetery. Two children survive, Mrs. Aaron Higbee of Meadow Grove and Mrs. Eugene Crook of North Platte, Neb.  Source: Battle Creek Enterprise,  January 12,1922 page 1

Fish, Andrew J.

A. J. Fish

Andrew J. Fish, son of John and Pheba Ann Fish, was born in Ohio, Oct. 2, 1845. He emigrated to Charles City, Iowa, there he was united in marriage to Alice E. Keck. To this union were born five daughters and two sons: Leona Justice of Norfolk, May McKay, Nellie Bush, and Ray Fish of Creswell, Ore., DessieSmith of Oregon City, Leta Williams of Everett, Wash., and George Fish of Herrick, S. Dak. He is also survived by two sisters: Sarah Phillips, Meadow Grove and Lucina Yerrick of Waterloo, Iowa.

The deceased came to Madison Co. 36 years ago. Fourteen years ago he went to Oregon where he resided until last Nov. when he returned and made his home with his daughter Mrs. Justice of Norfolk. His wife died Jan. 27, 1905. Both were laid to rest in the McCoy cemetery. Funeral services were held in the L. D. S. church Friday of last week, Rev. Wm. Self, officiating.  Source: Meadow Grove News, Friday, July 18, 1919 on page 1.

Finkral, James Francis

James Francis Finkral was born in Bohemia on December 7, 1835. He came to America in 1866 and lived in Tama, Iowa for 5 years. Then he went to Taylor county, Iowa where he remained for 12 years. In 1883 he came to Madison county, Nebraska. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Mary Vete and to this union were born three children, Joseph, James, and Mrs. Anna Sobotka. Mrs. Finkral passed away 12 years ago.

Mr. Finkral was a kind father and a good neighbor. He had a host of friends throughout this part of Nebraska. Until within a few months ago he enjoyed excellent health and bore a keen memory. His death came quietly and peacefully at the home of his son James on June 24 at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 17 days. The funeral services were held Friday at St. Francis De Sales Catholic church. The interment was made in a nearby cemetery. Besides his two sons and one daughter, he is survived by 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Source: excerpts from Madison Star.Mail, July 2, 1925, page 1.

Farley, infant son of George M. Farley

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Farley

The 7-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Farley died this morning. The little fellow had never been strong since his birth and was able to survive his twin brother but a brief period. The remains will be interred in Prospect Hill cemetery. Source: The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal, Friday Feb. 17, 1905 on page 6.