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MARRIED: At the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Inman, of Bussell precinct, on Sunday February 2, 1902, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, Mr. W. H. Yost and Miss Alta E. Inman, both of Bussell precinct, Elder D. M. Sayles officiating. The newly married couple were the recipient of many beautiful presents as tokens of friendship and esteem. The TRIBUNE joins with the many friends of the happy couple in wishing them a long, pleasant and prosperous journey through life.

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MARRIED: On Wednesday, August 26, Judge Martin united in marriage Mr. Harvey Draper and Miss Mabel Inman, of Enterprise precinct, at high noon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mills in this city.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Norton Inman of Enterprise precinct, and is a young lady of refinement, a splendid worker, and is worthy of the respect and confidence of all.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Draper, of Macedonia precinct, and is held in high esteem by al who know him. Mr. Draper has grown to manhood in our midst and is a steady and reliable young man.
    This paper joins with their many friends in wishing them a full measure of success and happiness.

Source: Imperial Republican, August 28, 1908


    Stephen B. Harris was born in Morgan county, Ohio, June 12, 1884. Moved with his parents to Plainfield, Ill., and from there to Allamakee county, Iowa. He enlisted in Co. K, 1st Iowa Cavalry in 1861, and served all through the war.
    On Sept. 18th, 1866, he was married to Mrs. Sarah Osborne, at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. In 1870 moved to Butler county, Nebraska, and to Custer county in 1882.
    There have been born to Mr. And Mrs. Harris ten children. He was a kind husband and father, and a good citizen.
    About twenty-five years ago he accepted the third Angels message and we believe that he sleeps in Jesus. He was a faithful servant of God, one who loved his Lord and Master. He knew his bible and was true to his church and its teachings. His unwavering faith in God led the way to victory in the last hours of his life.
    He fell asleep Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock. He leaves a wife, six children, one grandson, three brothers and one sister to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the home in North Ansley Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. C. A. Spalding of the Baptist church.
Brother Harris selected the scripture he wished to be read, John 4:1-6 also I Theas 4 chapter.
The body was taken to Rising City Thursday morning and there laid away to rest.

Dear one! Thou art sleeping peacefully beneath the soul,
No more to trod the vale of tears, thy spirit is with God,
It is not far this sliver gleaming stand,
Sometimes we almost hear the voice or feel the touch of some dear hand,
A little longer here we'll wait, and then with bated breath,
We're home at last. Ah! grave where is thy sting? What victory hath death?

Note: Stephen was the son of William Harris and Mary Inman. Stephen Harris's wife's maiden name was Sarah Minnick.

From the Ansley (Nebraska) Herald, September 17, 1915


    The sudden death of Albert E. Inman took from the country east of Thurman one of the most highly respected pioneers. He had gone about his usual tasks that day and seemed in the best of spirits. Early in the evening he laid down for a rest while awaiting the coming of relatives. One of the family hearing a sound that seemed strange went to his side only to find that death had claimed him. Tho he had been in poor health at times the suddenness of his going was a great shock to the loved ones.
    Mr. Inman was born February 4, 1846, near Parkman village, Geauga county, Ohio, and died at this home near Thurman Wednesday evening, August 11, 1920, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 7 days. At the age of six years he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Inman, to Dane county, Wisconsin, where he resided until the year 1870, when he moved to Fremont county, Iowa. August 26, 1875, he was united in marriage to Roseltha Gray of Fremont county. To this union three sons were born; Edgar S., of Chillicothe, Missouri; Norton C., of Wray, Colorado; and Harry L., living at home. Besides the wife and sons he leaves three brothers: Norton, of Imperial, Neb., Manderville and Myron O., of Randolph, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Fichter, Randolph, Iowa, and thirteen grandchildren.
    Mr. Inman has lived in the county fifty years with the exception of a short time spent in Nebraska. He was here early enough to be ranked among the pioneers and helped to lay the foundations upon which this generation is building. We are much indebted to those sturdy folk for the hardships they endured and the privations they suffered. He gave his strength and vigor to the conquest of the soil.
    He was of that hardy type of those early days who because of industry and care prospered with the years. He was highly respected as a neighbor and greatly esteemed as a friend. The members of the family will cherish his memory because of his intense devotion to his home. Cheerful in disposition, generous of heart, he brought comfort and inspiration to others.
    Mr. Inman not only served his community by the life he lived and sharing in its tasks but he also served his country and saw his youngest son enlisted in the World War. In 1864, then eighteen years of age, he enlisted in the Civil War in Company M, 51st Wisconsin regiment.
    The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Randolph on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Peter Jacobs. Favorite hymns selected by the family were sung by a quartet. The pall bearers were friends and neighbors of the deceased, some of whom had known him for many years. Interment in the Randolph cemetery.

Source: Imperial Republican, August 27, 1920, reprinted from the Randolph (IA) Enterprise

    Norton Inman, eldest of nine children, son of Samuel and Esther Inman, was born February 23, 1840, in Geauga county, Ohio, town of Parkman, died September 1, 1927, aged 87 years, 6 months and 6 days at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leona Steele, Champion, Nebraska, where he has been staying the last few weeks of his life.
    At about the age of 10 years he came with is parents to Dane County Wisconsin.
    Mr. Inman was united in marriage to Miss Hannah McIntyre July 20, 1862. With the exception of about one year in Fayette county, Iowa, he resided in Wisconsin. In 1870 he moved to Fremont county, Iowa, In 1886 he with his family came to Chase county Nebraska. He was a pioneer of the Frenchman Valley and was always ready to aid in the development of the county.
    He leaves to mourn his departure a faithful wife and eight children: Mrs. Hannah Inman, Imperial, Neb.; Mrs. Lida Montanye, Topeka, Kansas; Mrs. Leon Steele, Champion, Nebr.; Mrs. Kittie Steele, Thurston, Nebr.; Mrs. Ettie Matson, Elliott, Iowa; Mrs. Eva Owens, Lamont, Nebr.; Mrs. Alta Wonderley, Oberlin, Kansas; Mrs. Mable Draper, Enders, Nebr.; Mrs. Vada Peak, Elsie, Nebr., besides two brothers and one sister, Myron O. Inman, Manderville Inman and Mrs. Mary Fletcher all of Randolph, Iowa.
    He also leaves forty grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
    He was a kind and loving husband a patient suffer, never complaining thru it all.
    Those attending the funeral from a distance were his two brothers and sister, two nephews Shred and Eldon Inman of Randolph, Iowa and Mrs. Norton Inman's brother, Arthur McIntyre of Shenandoan, Iowa.

Source: Imperial Republican, September 8, 1927

    JUNKIN, MAX W: Farmer & Rancher; b Gosper Co, Neb Jan 18, 1889; s of George C Junkin-Emma M Swinburn; ed Smithfield HS; U of U Sch of agr 1907-09, m Hedwig Liebers of Agr, 1913 Lincoln (dec); s Eldred W; d Winona M; m Reba Inman Dec 30, 1919 Fort Scott Kas; 1910-14 farmed & ranched Gosper Co: 1914-17 opr dairy farm Holmesville; 1917-20 traveling salesman Perfection Mfg Co, Minneapolis Minn; 1920- opr ranch & stock farm Gosper Co; after father's death in 1935 ranch name changed from George C Junkin & Son to Junkin Hereford Ranch, 1700 A; raises registered Hereford Cattle; 1938 received certificates of achievement for outstanding accomplishment in pasture, forage & livestock management practices from Agrl Coll Extn Service, Omaha C of C, Neb Crop Growers Assn & Neb Livestock Breeders Assn, also awarded cup by United South Platte C of C; mbr Amer Hereford Breeders Assn; dir Bertrand Co-op Oil Co, past pres; dir Gosper Co Farm Bur; mbr Farmers & Manufacturers Conference Lincoln 1939; 4-H Club leader; Central Neb Wild Life Assn; Smithfield Golf Club; past secy Gosper Co Rep Central Com; Meth Ch; hobbies big game hunting, has bagged elk, deer and a bear in past 12 years; fattens show calves; parents came to Gosper Co 1896, father was farmer & stockman, & helped promote Tri-County Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; 1908-05 Neb representative; 1907-11 secy of state; mbr constitutional conv 1919; 1927-28 Neb sen; mbr Rep conv Cleveland, 1928; res Smithfield.

From Who's Who in GOSPER COUNTY, Claude Smith.

Who's Who Thomas County, NE

    FRANKS, MRS AGNES MATILDA: Homemaker & Merchant; b Galesburg, Ill Sept 9, 1893; d of Clair LeRoy Inman & Jessie McEwen; ed Mullen; Seneca, 1908 recd tchrs certificate; m Alfred William Franks Feb 23, 1911 Lincoln; s Eugene (dec); d Carol Marguerite, Agnes Kathryn; 1909-11 clk in The Big Store, Seneca; 1911-27 reared family & helped husband; 1927- owner & mgr of Mrs A W Franks Ready-To-Wear Dress Shop; active in ARC during World War; past matron OES; past noble grand Rebekah; trustee Congl Ch; Rep, past chmn Thomas Co Central Com; hobbies, fancy work, painting, drawing; res Seneca.

    FRANKS, ALFRED WILLIAM: Implement Dealer & Mortician; b Holbeach, Lincolnshire,  England Sept 15. 1878; s of Alfred William Franks-Charlotte Ann Miles; ed Holbeach England; Page Co Ia; m Agnes M Inman Feb 23, 1911 Lincoln; s Eugene (dec); d Marguerite; Agnes Kathryn; 1892 came with parents to US, settled in Northboro Ia; 1893-98 with father on farm in Page Co Ia; 1898-1902 emp on farms in Ia & Mo; 1902 ranched in Sheridan Wyo; 1902-05 emp by CB&Q RR; 1905-06 ranched at Hyannis; 1906-07 owner & opr Franks Livery Stable, Seneca; 1907- mortician; 1907-13 mgr Franks Lbr Co; 1913 owner & mgr of A W Franks impl & Undertaking Establishment; 1929- mayor; past master AF&AM 284; RAM; OES 261; hobby, reading; res Seneca.

Lena Inman
1927 - 2000

Lena Inman died on December 8, 2000. Born April 17, 1927, Lena Inman was 73 years old. The last known place of residence for Lena Inman was STAMFORD, NE. 

ITHACA – Donald Ray Givens, 74, of Ithaca, died Tuesday, April 23 at the Ashland Care Center. 
Givens was born Jan. 23, 1928 to Ray and Lucille (Inman) Givens in Clinton, Iowa. On Feb. 28, 1948 he was married to Juanita Grover in Battle Creek, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the United Methodist Church in Ithaca with Rev. Marvin Neubauer officiating. Burial will be at Indian Mound Cemetery in Ithaca. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home in Wahoo. Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home of Wahoo is in charge of the arrangements.


HIPSAG -- Coleman Lee, infant, born at rest Friday (11/1/02) in Lincoln. Survivors: parents, Todd A. and Kendra A. (Inman) Hipsag, Firth; sister, Shelby; grandparents, Ken and Shirley Inman, Wolbach, Robert and Susan Hipsag, Alliance; great-grandparents, Arthur and Verona Hipsag, Elk River, Minn.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Old Cheney Alliance Church. The Revs. Merrill Bakk and Brian Malbig. Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln. Wyuka Cemetery and Funeral Home, 3600 O St.


MADDALENA-Alfio 'Al', 76 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Salvatore and Sebastiana Maddalena. Survived by wife, Angeline; son and daughter-in-law, Sam D. and Cheryl; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Kevin Inman, all of Omaha, Sandra and John Johnson, Chesapeake, VA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; sisters, Nellie Stewart, Kansas City, MO, Mary Akers; brother, Frank; sister-in-law, Pauline Gibilisco and husband Sam, all of Omaha; brother-in-law, Frank Musco and wife Joann, San Diego, CA; nieces and nephews. WAKE SERVICE Tues. 7 pm West Center Chapel. SERVICES Wed. 11 am West Center Chapel. Interment Holy Sepulchre. VISITATION from 3 pm Tues at Chapel.


BEAVER CITY — Hazel CHRISTENSEN, 86, died Monday (Jan. 6, 2003) at the Beaver City Manor. She was born March 9, 1916, at Beaver City, to Fred and Catherine (Inman) Hardenbrook. On Dec. 11, 1935, she married Ralph Christensen at Beaver City. They farmed south of Beaver City for six years before moving to her family farm west of town where they resided. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Doran; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandson. Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Beaver City with Phil Olsen officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City. Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and prior to services Thursday at the church. 
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements. 


Nellie Mae Inman

    Nellie Mae Inman, 90, formerly of North Platte, died Feb. 10, 2004, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
    She was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Cherry County to Jerome "Jerry" and Edna Mae Benckeser Gage.
    On May 31, 1947, she married Myrle "Buck" Inman at Overland, Kan.
    Mrs. Inman was a rural schoolteacher, housewife, cosmetologist and beautician and also was a bookkeeper for Gunderson Plumbing and Heating and various sales positions in North Platte. During World War II, she worked for Martin Aviation in Omaha, building aircraft bombers, one of the most famous was the Enola Gay. She was also a resident of Lexington for two years before moving to Gothenburg in November 1998.
    Survivors include a daughter, Jo Anne Drost of Lynwood, Wash.; a son, Ron (Sandy) VanNortwick of Henderson, Nev,; seven granddaughters, Debra Drost Weber, Pamela Drost Harrington, Ronda Lewis, Jennifer Bumba, Stephanie Wood, Shauna Lutz and Melissa Camino; two grandsons, Scott Bumba, and Don Leonard; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Violet Gage Bissell.
    She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986, her parents and a brother, Leroy.
    Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Research Foundation.
    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
    Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.

Lexington Clipper-Herald (Feb/15/2004)

NORTON, Kan. - Mary A. MORSE, 86, of Norton, formerly of Edison, Neb., died Thursday, May 27, 2004. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Arapahoe (Neb.) Cemetery with Ken Breinig officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe. She was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Beaver City, Neb., to Eber and Mida (Frost) Inman. On July 27, 1938, she married Daniel Morse in Norton. He died March 8, 1984. Survivors include her daughter, Arlene Lebsack of Santa Maria, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

    INMAN, Edith A.M., age 86yrs, of Gretna. Preceded in death by husband, Verle; parents; sister, Viola Scheef; brother, Lloyd Fischer. Survived by daughter-in-law, Ann Inman, Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Tony, Joe, and Louie; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Darlene Fischer, Dent, MN; niece, Debra Fischer, Alvo, NE; nephews, Douglas Fischer, North Branch, MN, Dean Scheef, of Lexington, NE; many other nieces and nephews; special friends, Shirley Millross, Gretna, NE, Norma Rolland, Falls City, NE.
    SERVICES Tues 10:30am, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gretna. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. VISITATION Mon 1-8pm, at the Mortuary with family receiving friends from 6-8pm, Memorials to the Church, American Cancer Society, or Odyssey Hospice. KAHLER-DOLCE Papillion, Neb. 339-3232

Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/31/2007 - 4/2/2007.