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Fugitt, Miss Effie died last Sunday morning at the home of H. E. Fugitt in this city (Hamburg).  Miss Fugitt has been quite low for some time, failing gradually all the while, and had been making her home in Nebraska until a few days before her death, when she was removed to this place at her own request and passed away Sunday morning.  Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive Monday at 11 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. Simons.  She leaves 3 brothers and a sister, W. C. of Riverton.  H. E. of this city, John of Norfolk NE and Mrs. Sarah McClelland to mourn her loss  (14 June 1901 Beacon)
Thrapp, Dean.  Word was received at Bartlett Monday of the death at Stanton, NE of Dean Thrapp, the 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Thrapp of Thurman.  The young man left home about the first of April and has since then been working on a farm in the western part of Nebraska.  It seems that recently he started for the wheat fields of Dakota and was beating his way on the RR.  The following telegram has been received as to the affair: "Stanton NE, July 8...Dean Thrapp, a 19 year old boy whose parents live at Thurman IA was killed on the early morning freight.  He and a companion named Lloyd Dias rode on the brace rods from Fremont.  Here the boys got off while the train was switching and attempted to get back on when the train started.  Dias succeeded, but Thrapp fell under the wheels and was ground to pieces.  The two boys were on their way to the South Dakota wheat fields."  The father of the boy is a carpenter here and is said to be in rather poor circumstances.  Besides the boy who has been killed, there are 3 other children, two girls and one boy, ranging in ages from 6 to 20 years.  (12 July 1901 Beacon)
Treat,  Dr. Joseph of Percival died last Saturday from a stroke of paralysis and was buried here Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Treat had been in poor health for two years or more.  He was 72 years of age.  He came to Percival 42 years ago.  His funeral was attended by a large concourse of people who regarded him as one of the few old pioneers  (26 July 1901 Beacon)

Treat, J.R., an old and greatly beloved citizen died at his home near Percival 20 July 1901.  Mr. Treat came here from CT some 45 years ago.  His great desire in life was to assist in any and every work that would benefit this and adjacent communities.  He was a successful man in business affairs, in church a pillar, in society a leader, and in the home a father.  Rev. Brush conducted the funeral services which were held at the home on last Sabbath.  The remains were taken to Tabor for interment  (26 July 1901 Beacon)

Harlass, Zack.  The remains of Zack Harless were brought here from near Hastings IA last Friday and taken to the Ross Cemetery SW of Tabor for interment.  Elder Sharp conducted the services.  Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Steele attended the funeral of Mrs. Steele's brother-in-law Zach Harlass near Tabor Friday (6 September 1901 Beacon)

Harless, Zachery T. was born in Lawrence Co. OH 30 Nov 1842 and died near Hastings IA 28 Aug 1901.  He came with his parents to Wayne County Iowa in 1854 and removed to Fremont County in 1865.  He was united in marriage to Mary S. Ross in 1872.  To this union two children were born who with the mother survive him.  For 2 years previous to his death, he was a great sufferer from cancer, which in spite of the best medical attendance, at the last caused his death.  He was a consistent member of Tabor Christian Church, from which his funeral services were held.  Interment was in the Penney Cemetery south of Tabor  (20 September 1901 Beacon)

McCormick, Frank, was killed at Council Bluffs last Thursday evening about 8:30 PM while attending to his duties as night repair man for the Council Bluffs Electric Light Company.  In response to the call, Ira McCormick and Will Swart drove to Malvern and took the early Q train to Council Bluffs to bring Frank's body home.  The remains arrived Friday night.  Frank was the s/o Mr. and Mrs. S. P. McCormick and was born and raised in Tabor.  He was born 8 Aug 1880 and was but 3 months past 21 years of age at the time of his death.  He attended Tabor Public schools and was a student in Tabor College about 2 years.  His great aim in life was to become an electrician and with this end in view, he took a course in the Scranton School of Correspondence.  While pursuing his studies, he was employed by Tabor Telephone Company.  About 2 months ago he accepted a position with the Council Bluffs Electric Light Company.  The funeral was held Sunday at 2 PM at the Congregational Church, conducted by Dr. John Askin.  Miss Adelle Tipple presided at the organ and a quartet composed of C. L. Hall, A. Gaston, Miss Colby and Miss Reed furnished speciall music.  Interment was made in the Tabor Cemetery. (15 Nov 1901 Beacon)
Campbell, Mrs. Hannah, commonly known as Aunt Hannah Grove, died Thursday, 14 Nov 1901, at the home of her son, M. Grove, on the county farm near Sidney.  She was past 94 years of age.  (29 November 1901 Beacon)
Hunter, Mrs. D. of Hamburg, who went to Chicago a few weeks ago to undergo an operation for cancer, died there Tuesday morning of last week.  Mrs. Hunter was not aware that she had so fatal a disease until a short time ago, when her physician pronounced her disease, cancer.  The body was brought to Hamburg for interment  (6 December 1901  Beacon)
Redd, Sam was instantly killed Monday noon at the Bell & Wyant's saw mill, a few miles north of Tabor.  Mr. Redd had been engaged for some months in hauling logs for Bell & Wyant, and as a matter of economy, for the family is very poor, they were all living near the mill in a tent.  At the time of the accident, he was driving down a steep hill in a roadway so narrow that it was necessary for him to walk between the wheels.  Eye witnesses state that when part way down, the chain with which he locked the wheels broke and the heavy load, pushing upon the mules, caused them to start suddenly, throwing him down in such a way that the wheels passed over his body, crushing in his chest in a terrible manner.  Help was at hand immediately and the unfortunate man was taken to the tent, but nothing could be done and death came to his relief in less than half an hour.  Mr. Redd's home was at Riverton, and friends came from that place Tuesday with a hearse and took the remains home the same day, interment being made at that place Wednesday. (20 December 1901 Beacon)
Cowger, Ernest.  A telephone message received this Thursday morning states that Ernest Cowger, son of Dr. Cowger, committed suicide Christmas PM by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.  It seems that young Cowger had been drinking heavily during the day, and upon being taken to task by his bride of only two months went down town, borrowed a gun of Johnnie Walker.  Finding the revolver unloaded, he went to a hardware store and bought some cartridges then went home, and after first threatening the life of his father, went upstairs.  Soon after the family heard the report of the revolver and rushing to the bedroom, found the young man lying upon the floor with the blood oozing from a wound in the left temple.  Life was extinct.  Ernest Cowger served several years in the Philippines, returning home only a short time ago.  Thanksgiving day last, he was married to Miss Lillian Eachus.  His father is one of the oldest practicing physicians in the county, and has lived in Riverton for many years  (27 December 1901 Beacon)
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