Submitted by Kathie Harrison

It was a sad week to chronicle the death of our friend William Mannion a man as God ever made. He left his family and grandchildren to whom his name will be tenderness and love so long as they may live. His years were long but full of life from the cradle to the grave.

Just a fortnight ago the writer had the pleasure to meet him, and was surprised to see his countenance, though usually calm and sedate, light up with the sweetest smiles and he told me he had a nap and was enjoying a dream which carried him back to the happy day on which he received his first communion, and that he was weaning his soul from all earthly affections, lifting its aspirations to heaven and laying its prayers at the foot of the divine throne. Thus in dreaming and praying, he spent his illness, the last illness he was destined to spend on this earth.

The funeral was held from St. Peter's Church on March 15. Rev. Father Giblin being the celebrant of the solemn requiem mass. The remains were laid at rest in Calvary cemetery, a large concourse of people. May he rest in peace. Mr. Mannion's six sons were pallbearers.

Mr. Mannion is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Mannion, and ten children, namely: George and Leo of Marshall, Minnesota; William of Obert, Nebraska; John and Laurence of Sioux City, Iowa; Michael, Charles and Joseph of Newcastle, Nebraska; Mrs. Michael Dougherty of Newcastle, Nebraska and Mrs. Minnie Rice of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Mannion is also survived by thirty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was born in Ireland and was 86 years old at the time of his death. He was the oldest member of the Holy Name society of St. Peter's parish. The members of which escorted the remains to the church and cemetery.

Note: His wife Mary was Mary Burgess, sister of my G-grandmother Ellen Elena Burgess McDonald. I do not know what paper this was published in since it was a clipping from a scrapbook.

Thank you, Kathie Harrison
Lancaster Co. Coordinator, NEGenWeb Project
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Submitted by Mary Ann Tapey  cematapey@aol.comJune 4, 2004

Maskell - Mrs. Hansina Zumpe died last Sunday at her home in Denver, Colo., according to word received by relatives here.

Mrs. Zumpe was the second daughter of Christian and Maria Martinson, and was born June 17, 1882.  While a resident of Lime Grove she was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

She was employed in nearby towns and in Omaha.  Most of her married life was spent in Denver.  Mr. Zumpe died several years ago.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. M. Bosen of Denver; and the following brothers and sisters; Carl Martinson of Wakefield, Mrs. Christina Bostwick, Miss Ida Martinson and Sam Martinson of Maskell.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, at Denver.

Notes: Hansina died March 11, 1951 and the article appeared in the Ponca paper.  The date of her birth is wrong - she was actually born in 1879 and is the first daughter of Christian and Maria Martinson.
Mary Ann Tapey  cematapey@aol.comJune 4, 2004

Maskell Resident Buried Sunday
Submitted by Mary Ann Tapey

Guy N. Bostwick passed away at a Norfolk hospital after a lingering illness, on December 27, 1951, at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 12 days.  He was born in Griffins Corners, N. Y., April 15, 1880.  As a young man he traveled west to Nebraska where he met and married Christina Martinson, at Lime Grove on January 1, 1906.  He spent several years farming near Maskell, but was a carpenter by trade and done much carpenter work around the country.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Victor of Obert, Howard of Omaha, Hugh of Maskell, and Orin of Chicago, and a daughter, Charlotte of Chicago, and sixteen grandchildren.  A daughter, Frances, preceded him in death, also a brother, Frank and two sisters, Etta and Eunice.

Funeral services were held at the Maskell Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., December 30.  Rev. Palmer Loken of Vermillion, S.D., officiating.  Burial was in the Maskell cemetery under direction of Mohr's Mortuary.  Pallbearers were Wm. Gee, Edward Gee, Nels Nelson, A. Colbenson, C. Colbenson and Ernest Diedrich.

Submitted by Mary Ann Tapey

Orin G. Bostwick, 82, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away Sunday, December 2, 2001.  Mr. Bostwick was born September 11, 1919, in Maskell, Nebraska to Guy and Christina Bostwick.

Orin served with the Air Force during World War II then moved to Chicago where he met and married his wife, Florentine Mikashus.  After retirement from Electro-Motive (division of G.M.) they moved from the Chicago area to Florida, then to southern Illinois; from southern Illinois they moved to Alabama, then back to Florida.  They spent several summers living in Newcastle, Nebraska, where they enjoyed making new friends and being close to family and old friends.  Wherever they lived they became everyone's good friend and helpful neighbor.

Orin valued his relationships with family and friends.  Though he lived away from many of them most of his life, the Nebraska Journal Leader and the telephone gave him the opportunity to keep those relationships active and up-to-date.

Orin loved baseball and played it into his adult years.  He was always thrilled when a grandson, nephew or grand nephew showed an interest in the sport and he always encouraged them.  He loved plants and delighted working outdoors until poor health forced him to stop.

He is survived by his wife, Florentine; two sons, Larry (Brenda) Mikashus of Dundee, Florida; Andy (Carolyn) Mikashus of El Macro, California; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Fern Bostwick of Ponca, Nebraska; and, numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, three brothers, Victor, Howard and Hugh; and two sisters, Frances Bostwick and Charlotte Hall.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Maskell, Nebraska.

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Obituary of Mary Burgess Mannion -
Submitted by Kathie Harrison

Funeral services were held in St. Peter's Church here Monday at 9:00 a.m. for Mrs. Mary Mannion, 86, who died at her home in Newcastle, early Saturday morning after a 2 weeks illness.

Rev. William Giblin officiated at the Requiem high Mass performing the final rites before a host of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased.

Arrangements were in charge of O'Toole - Gunn and interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Mary Burgess Mannion was known in the community as "Grandma Mannion". She was born in Canada on May 14, 1854 and died June 15, 1940 in her home at Newcastle, Nebraska at the age of 86 years, one month and one day. She was a faithful member of St. Peter's Parish and Sacred Heart Sodality. She came to Dixon County as a girl and lived on the Daily until she married , then moving to a farm two and a half miles south of Newcastle.

She married William Mannion on April 15, 1873 at Jackson, Nebraska, living in the community for 75 years.

She leaves to mourn her death: two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dougherty of Newcastle and Mrs. Mary Rice of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and five sons: Joe, Michael and Charles of Newcastle, Will of Laurel and Leo of Marshall, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by four sons: George, Jack, Patrick and Lawrence and one daughter who died in infancy. Her husband also passed away several years ago.

She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Her pall bearers were her six grandsons: James, Louis and Mike Mannion and Frank, John and Raymond Dougherty. Last Modified: 28 Aug 2003

Obituary: David Vincent Mongar
submitted by: Ann Mongar

David Vincent Mongar died last Friday
David Vincent Mongar, Father of Paul Mongar near Wray, died last Friday
following a brief illness.

Mr. Mongar has been making his home with his son here and was well known to many of the residenece of this section.

David Vincent Mongar was born in Ponca, Nebraska June 2nd, 1876 and
died in Wray, Colorado April 4th, 1930, at the age of 53 years old, 10 months
and two days.

He underwent an operation at Wray Hospital on Saturday, March 29. He died on Friday and following a short service at
the Hitchcock mortuary the body was sent to Dakota City, Nebraska where
services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o clock. Burial was at the cemetery in Ponca.

He leaves to Mourn his death, one son Paul Mongar, and one grandson. Gradon Mongar, his father Winfield Scott Mongar, and one sister Mrs. C.H. Foster of Dakota City, Nebraska, two brothers, George of Waterbury, Nebraska, and Walter of Balsam lake, Wisconsin and many other relatives and friends.

Submitted by Mary Ann Tapey

Earl Marshall (Smokey) Martinson, 69, of Maskell died Thursday, October 23, 1986, at his home after a long illness.

Services were held Tuesday in the Mohr Funeral Home of Ponca.  Rev. James Moores officiated.  Burial was in the Maskell Cemetery.

Mr. Martinson was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Maskell.  He farmed in the Maskell area until serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.  After his discharge, he continued farming until his retirement.

Mr. Martinson was a lifelong member of Post 31, American Legion at Wynot.

Survivors include a brother, Lawrence of Maskell and a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Ruth) Cullers of Broadway, Va.

William Cooper
Submitted by Bobbi R. Johnson

William Cooper died of asthma at his home in Ponca, Neb. February 23, 1901, aged 63 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Deceased was born in Liverpool, Onendaga county, N.Y. April 10, 1837. He lived there until 18 years of age, when he moved to Polk county, Wis. While there, at this early age, he experienced religion and unified with the Methodist church. Shortly after this he moved to Husten county, Minn and in 1862 he entered the service of his country in Co. F., 10th Calvary and remained until he received an honorable discharge.

In the year 1865 he went to St. Louis and was married to Miss Catherine Wallace and after remaining there a short time he returned to Minnesota. From there he removed to Iowa and thence to Nebraska, having lived in this state, near Hartington, for the past 16 years or until about a year ago, since which time he resided in Ponca until the time of his death.

Mr. Cooper was the father of eight children, seven of whom, with his wife and brothers, remain to mourn his death. He was a kind husband and father, a consistent Christian and a good neighbor.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Grand Army performing the military rites and Rev. Chas. Hatchins conducting the religious services. The remains were laid to rest in the Ponca cemetery."

(Source: Northern Nebraska Journal, Feb. 28, 1901, page 5/Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln NE)

Notes: One of his daughters, Elizabeth, told my aunt in a letter that "...he was a wonderful man over 6 ft high--very kind man...a non Catholic & a poor man just out of the civil was army when Catherine married him." You see, Catherine was born Catholic in Ireland and immigrated around 1860. Her brothers was none too happy that she married outside the faith!

In another letter, one of Elizabeth's sons, Ray, had this recollection of his grandfather: "This story strikes in my mind that Mother used to tell. William (her father) and Patrick [note: his brother] had been in U.S.A.only a short time. They were hungry and unemployed in St. Louis. William and Pat decided to go around the block [note: in opposite directions] each seeking work. They got it. The Confederates drafted Patrick (at gunpoint) and the Union did likewise to William. Mother said her father told the story many times after The Civil War. He always ended it, 'Begorra, I shot high. I didn't want to shoot Pat.' "

Submitted by Pat Nygren

Published in Sioux City Journal  Monday March 11, 1918 pg. 8

Morningside Resident Was 78 Years Old and War Veteran The funeral services of William H. Pomeroy, 2023 South Maple Street, who died at his residence of senility, will be conducted in Allen, Nebraska, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The Masonic lodge will conduct the services at the grave.

Mr. Pomeroy was 78 years old.  He had been a resident of Sioux City for eight years. He was a civil war veteran and a retired farmer.

He is survived by a widow, two sons-H.H. Pomeroy, Lemmon, S.D. and Frank Pomeroy, Pole Verde, Ariz., and one daughter, Mrs. D.W. Duncan, Odebolt, Ia.

(Note: William H. Pomeroy was born 21 Nov 1942 in NY; died 8 March 1918, Sioux City, IA; son of Nelson and Jemima Pomeroy)

Mrs. Sarah E. Pomeroy
Submitted by Pat Nygren
From newspaper clipping, source unknown.

Mrs. Sarah E. Pomeroy was born Feb. 19, 1849 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.W. Duncan, Sioux City, Iowa, March 16, 1939, age 90 years, 3 weeks, 4 days.

Mrs. Pomeroy was born near Schenectady, New York and at the age of 4 years moved with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Green to Spring Grove, Wisconsin.  On March 1st 1868 she was married to Wm H. Pomeroy and in 1870 the couple with their young son came west in a covered wagon and settled on a homestead near Allen.

In 1899 they moved to Allen and lived there eleven years before coming to Sioux City.

Mr. Pomeroy died in 1918 and two years later the widow returned to Allen.  Six years later she moved to Sioux City where she has since made her home.  Mrs. Pomeroy was a member of the Methodist Church and the order of Eastern Star at Allen.  A son Frank preceded her in death in 1936 and a daughter Eleanor died at the age of 10 years.

Mrs. Pomeroy is survived by a son H.H. Pomeroy of Lemon, South Dakota, a daughter, Mrs. D.W. Duncan of Sioux City and eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 at Sioux City, Dr. Frank Bean of Grace M.E.Church officiating and services at the Allen, Nebraska M.E. Church Rev. Zimmerman officiating and enterment was in East View Cemetery at Allen, Nebraska.