Mrs. Mary (Hoag) Kingsbury

Mrs. Kingsbury

Mrs. Mary Hoag Kingsbury, who had been bedfast for nearly three months as the resulf of falling and breaking her thigh on December 18, quietly passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. A. Rainbolt, at 5:15 o’clock Sunday evening.  Mrs. Kingsbury was almost 94 years of age, having been born May 2, 1816.

Funeral services will be held at the Rainbolt home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Edwin Booth, Jr., of the First Congregational church, in charge.

Mrs. Kingsbury was a woman of remarkable intellect and wonderful will power.  Despite her extreme age, up until the time of the accident which led to her death she took the keenest interesti in all that was going on in the world.  Though her eyesight had failed to quite an extent, she continued, by the aid of a powerful glass, to be a great reader, keeping up with the telegraph news of the day with much more precision than most people fifty years younger.  Save for her weakened sight and slightly defective hearing, she retained her faculties to an amazing degree.  Her great constitution and her extraordinary will power were never more clearly shown than in Mrs. Kingbury’s last illness when, week after week and often when it seemed life could not linger another hour, she would revive and fight off the end with growing strength.

For one of her age, Mrs. Kingsbury had an unusually large number of friendships among younger folk of the city and her keen wit and quaint humor were a match for any age.

It was sixteen years ago that Mr. Kingsbury, then 84, expired.  He died January 5, 1894.

Mary Hoag Kingsbury was born May 2, 1816, near Poughkeepsie, N. Y.  On September 17, 1839, she was married to H. F. Kingsbury.  Mrs. Rainbolt of this city is the youngest and only surviving child.

Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury lived for many years in Aurora, Ill.,  moving thence to Ames, Ia., and later to San Diego, Calif.  After a short residence in California they came to Norfolk in the fall of 1883 to make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Rainbolt.

Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury usually spent their winters in California until the last winter of Mr. Kingsbury’s life.

Mrs. W. H Bucholz and Mrs. W. M. Rainbolt are here and Mr. Buchholz and Mr. Rainbolt will arrive tomorrow.  Source:  The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal, Friday, March 18, 1910, page 8.



Mrs. Mettie (Phipps) Hackler

Last Respects Paid Mrs. Mettie Hackler Services Wednesday

Burial at the Osborn Cemetery

Mrs. Mettie Hackler died Saturday morning at a Norfolk hospital from complications due to injuries she received in a fall at her home Sunday morning.  Mettie Phipps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Creed Phipps, was born in Grayson county, Virginia, September 27, 1873, and had reached the age of 75 years, 1 month and 13 days.  When a young girl, she came to Madison county, Nebraska, with her parents who settled on a farm southeast of Battle Creek.  She was married to Munsey R. Hackler October 21, 1902, and to this union were born a daughter, Virginia, now Mrs. W. E. Thomas, and a son, Howard, who died when a small child.  Mr. Hackler died June 14, 1940.  Only surviving immediate relative is one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Thomas.  L. V. Dufphey of Battle Creek is a nephew.            Source:  excerpts from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thur. Nov. 11, 1948, page 1.


Mrs. Annie Hogue

Early Settler of Emerick Passes Away

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Annie Hogue of Los Angeles, California.  She was formerly a resident of the Emerick community and was well and favorably known here.

Death came to Mrs. Hogue the latter part of January.  She was 82 years of age.  Her first husband, Ezekiel Hamblin and a son, Frankie, died in January, 1885 at Emerick and an older son, Bertie, was drowned in June 1891.

In 1894 she was married to Mr. Hogre.  Two sons were born to this union.  One, Mark was killed in an airplane crash in New York.  Mr. Hogue is also dead.  She is survived only by the one son, Harry, who lives in Los Angeles, California.  Source:  Meadow Grove News, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1937, page 1.



Mrs. Frank P. Hughes, Sr.

Mrs. Frank P. Hughes, Sr., died Oct. 10, 1935. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery at Battle Creek.  Her husband passed away October 29, 1933. Sarah Agnes Donahoe was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1866 and had reached the age of 69 years, 2 months and 4 days. Survivors were one son, Joseph E., three daughters, Mrs. George Kent, Missess Lucile and Margie, Mrs. John J. Hughes is a sister, and two sisters and three brothers reside in Pennsylvania. There were also seven grandchildren. Source: excerpt from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, October 17, 1935, page 1

Charles Harris

Charles Henry Harris was born at Hagerstown, Indiana March 17, 1850 and died at Lawton, Oklahoma July 14, 1925 at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 26 days. He was the second son of Warren H. and Mary Susan Harris. Five other children graced his home. Wm. T., Mrs. Jennie Wills, Mrs. Henrietta Wilbauer, Edward and John J. of Ft. Wayne, Indiana the only surviving number of this family.

Mr. Harris came to Nebraska with his fathers household in 1871 and took a homestead, adjoining the city of Madison and also adjoining the cemetery which is to be his last resting place. He was married to Carrie S. Barney on New Years day 1873, and together began housekeeping on their homestead where they lived until their departure to Oklahoma about 15 years ago. To this union 3 children were born, Maude, Warren and Dick of which Dick is the only surviving child. His remains shall rest in the family lot, in Crown Hill cemetery which originally was a part of his father’s homestead. Source: Madison Star-Mail, July 23, 1925, page 1.

George Hardenbrook

George Hardenbrook, who had run a farm six miles northwest of this place, and who was taken sick some two weeks ago with measles, which run into pneumonia, died Tuesday night at W. W. Cloyd’s place, where he was taken sick. The funeral was conducted at Mr. Cloyd’s home on Wednesday and the remains were interred in the J. H. Jackson cemetery. Mr. Hardenbrook was a hard working young man and while he had but few, if any, relatives living in this vicinity, he left a host of warm friends to mourn his demise. Source: Battle Creek Enterprise, March 12, 1897 page 2