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ETLING, Thomas

ETLING, SHERIDAN, BUGHER, WILKERSON, SAVIDE, MARTIN

Posted By: Cay Merryman
Date: 7/13/2008 at 12:02:51

DEATH OF THOMAS ETLING
Another Pioneer Resident of This County Succumbs to the Inevitable

Died-At Clarinda, May 16, 1905, Thomas Etling, aged 67 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Thomas Etling, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburg, June 28, 1837. He grew to manhood in his native state and learned the trade of mason He came to this place before the civil war, but returned east and enlisted in the 16th Pennsylvania cavalry, where he held the rank of sergeant. He was in the army three years, serving under the famous cavalry commander, Gen. Phil Sheridan. After the war closed he located in Sidney where he followed his trade of mason for about fifteen years, when he moved on to his farm three miles south of town which has been his home ever since.

He was married to Jospehine K. Bugher and three children were born to them, one son and two daughters, namely, Mrs. F. L. Wilkerson, of Coleridge, Neb., H.M. Etling, of Alma, Neb., and Mrs. Charles Savide, of Sidney. He also had a step daughter, Mrs. A.S. Martin, of La Harpe, Kas.

Mrs. Etling died about five years ago and since then Mr. Etling's health has steadily
declined until last year it was found necessary to take him to the hospital at Clarinda, where he died Tuesday.


 

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