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Brown, Leonard.  The five children of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown, living on McKissick Island, near Hamburg, were all taken sick with scarlet fever at the same time.  Tuesday of last week their eldest son, Leonard, died and was buried by friends Wednesday afternoon, the father and mother being unable to attend as they were needed at the home to care for the others. Died 30 Dec 1902  (9 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Baker, Mrs. Elmira/Almira, grandmother of Mr. Lon Baker, of near Randolph, died 15 Jan 1903, at the home of her daughter near Nebraska City, aged 88 years.  Funeral services were held there Friday and the remains brought to Tabor for interment. Died 14 Jan 1903  (23 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Fleming, Mrs. J. N. one of the oldest residents of Randolph died Wednesday of last week.  She was sick several months of cancerous tumors.  Everything known to the medical profession was done, but proved of no avail.  She leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter.  Funeral services were held at the Randolph Presbyterian church Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Died 14 Jan 1903.  (23 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Skahill, Thomas Jr., died Friday morning at 7:40 after a long illness.  He has been sick for a number of years and the past months has been a sufferer from consumption.  Death came without pain or terror and very quietly.  Several times lately has death stared him in the face, yet each time he rallied.  He hoped against hope, and to his friends that called upon him; he stated he would recover.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.  Besides these, he leaves a host of relatives and friends whose sincere sympathies are with the bereaved wife and fatherless children.  Mr. Skahill, at the time of his death was about 38 years old.  He was born near Imogene and has lived in this community ever since.  About a year ago, he rented the hotel here, and his wife has managed the same, he being too weak to look after the house.  The funeral services weree held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Father Ambrose, of Conception MO.  The funeral was largely attended by the relatives and many friends of the deceased.  Interment was made at the Catholic cemetery here.  (23 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Green and family were called to Imogene last Friday by the death of her brother, Mr. Thomas Skahill, Jr. (23 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Ballinger, J. S. (Joshua S.) of Sidney, who was taken to the Mt. Pleasant asylum for treatment died 10 Jan 1903.  He leaves a wife and seven children.  (23 Jan 1903 Beacon)
Ruse, Mrs. David, died Monday at her home near Mt. Zion, aged about 65 years.  She had been an invalid for a number of years.  The funeral was held Wednesday.  Interment being made at the Mt. Zion Cemetery (13 Feb. 1903 Beacon)
Chambers, Agnes (Kern) was born near Bremen, Fairfield County, Ohio, 30 April 1843, and died at her home 2 1/2 miles SW of Bartlett 2 Feb 1903, age 59y 9m 2d.  Miss Kern was married to Lansford Chambers, 6 Mar 1873.  To this union were born six children, only two of whom are living; three died in infancy and one was killed by a train last spring.  Mrs. Chambers was a faithful member of the United Brethren church, having joined this organization when quite young.  The direct cause of her death was paralysis, she having had several strokes the past few years.  For nearly a year she has been perfectly helpless and was a great care.  The funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday by Elder Chas. Aitken, after which the remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Thurman Cemetery.  (13 Feb 1903 Beacon)
Baldwin, Anna (Estes) died at her home in Thurman, Iowa, 13 Feb 1903, aged 31y 7m 10d.  Mrs. Anna Estes Baldwin was born on a farm six miles SW of Sidney.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Estes, who are well known pioneers of Fremont County.  On 22 Sep 1896 she was wed to Edward Baldwin of Thurman, where she lived until her death.  To this union was born one child which lived only a few months.  She leaves a husband, a father and mother, five brothers and many friends.  The funeral services were held Sunday morning 15 Feb 1903 from the M.E. church at Thurman, Rev. M.M. Cable officiating.  Interment in Thurman cemetery  (20 Feb 1903 Beacon)
Workman, Mrs. Benjamin, an aged woman living in the country east of Tabor, committed suicide Friday night by hanging.  Mrs. Workman had been in poor health for a long time and it is supposed this had deranged her mind.  The body was discovered soon after life was extinct, and an effort was made to resuscitate her.  She was past 60 years of age.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon and interment was made in the Sidney cemetery.  There was no inquest.  (27 Feb 1903 Beacon)
McKissick, Howard, a former resident of Fremont County and principal heir of the Jacob McKissick estate, committed suicide at Reno, Nevada, 25 Feb 1903.  He was 42 years of age and leaves a wife and 3 children.  He is reported to be worth over $125,000 and the reason for his tragic death is supposed to have been caused by the threats of other heirs to contest the settlement of the estate.  (13 March 1903 Beacon)
Paul, Wm., of Kansas was buried Tuesday of last week in the Thurman cemetery.  He was for many years a resident of Thurman, and was a brother of the late Daniel Paul.  At the ripe age of 82, he was still a healthy man, but was suddenly taken with heart failure and died without being able to speak to anyone.  He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Scott Buck, and his son Will Paul Jr., accompanied the body to Thurman. (27 March 1903  Beacon)
McGargill, Jas., an old and respected farmer, died 26 March 1903 at 12 o'clock at his home 2 1/2 miles west of Imogene.  He had been suffering with Bright's disease for a long time and his death was not unexpected and was indeed a relief to him.  He was 80 years old, was a brother of Edward McGargill of the Citizens Bank.  He leaves a wife and several children.  Funeral was held Friday at 10 AM at St. Patricks Church.  (3 Apr 1903 Beacon)
McNew, Ed, 26 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem McNew of Riverton, Iowa, committed suicide at Council Bluffs Monday night by shooting himself in the head.  Despondency over failing health is attributed as the cause.
(3 Apr 1903  Beacon)
Howard, Mrs. H. W. (Candace B. (Sherman) died 25th April 1903 at her home south of Tabor after an illness of only a few days of pneumonia, at the age of 77y 7m 25d.  She was born in Brimfield, Mass. 17 Aug 1825; married to Heli W. Howard 29 Oct 1851.  (1 May 1903 Beacon)
Mr. Charles Howard of Comstock, Nebraska and Dr. Geo. Howard of Exeter, Nebraska were called to Tabor last Friday by the death of their mother, Mrs. H. W. Howard.  (1 May 1903 Beacon)
Yates, Miss Celia, an aged lady living near Percival, was instantly killed Sunday by being run over by a train on the K. C. road.  The lady was walking on the track and did not hear the train coming up behind her.  Death was instantaneous.  The distressing occurrence took place at about 10:00 at a road crossing just north of Percival.  The engineer had almost reached the crossing after the customary warning whistle when to his surprise he saw a lady step directly in front of the engine.  He reversed the engine and sounded the whistle, but the latter was unheeded, and it was impossible to stop the train in time. The train took the body body back to Percival and the coroner was sent for.  The engineer and fireman both say it was a case of suicide, and people in the vicinity agree with them as the lady's mind had been partially unbalanced for many years.  She was about 50 years old and made her home with her mother two miles north of Percival.  No other reason than that of insanity can be ascribed for the rash act of the woman. Died 27 September 1903.  (2 Oct 1903 Beacon)
Weatherhead, Mrs. George died Wednesday afternoon at her home in Tabor, aged 28 years, of consumption.  Although she had been critically ill for several weeks, her death was very sudden and unexpected so soon.  Her husband and two small children, the youngest of which is about 2 years old, and father, Mr. Pete Penny, also one brother, Clark, are left to mourn her death.  The funeral will be held Friday at 2 PM and interment will be made in the Tabor Cemetery. Died 4 Nov 1903.  (6 Nov 1903 Beacon)