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David Syrus Battershell
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1863
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1922
Paxton
Keith County
Nebraska, USA

D S Battershell

D S Battershell, another of the really old-timers of western Nebraska, is now owner and manager of the Paxton Hotel, the leading hotelry of the town of Paxton, and is held in high esteem as a public-spirited citizen. He has passed through every form of pioneer life since coming to this state, and during his residence here, covering a period of about fifteen years, has managed to gather together a comfortable property, and has made his influence felt in all matters of interest to the public.
Mr Battershell was born in Indiana in April, 1863. When he was an infant, his parents removed to Illinois, and he was raised in Champaign county. His mother and father were both natives of Kentucky, the mother now dead, while his father resides in Indiana. Our subject came to Clay county, Nebraska in 1884 and farmed there for five years, then moved into Lincoln county, where he filed on homestead rights on section 26, township 11, range 33 and still owns this farm. He came to Cheyenne county in 1904, purchasing a piece of land on section 28, township 14, range 48, containing four hundred and eighty acres, and succeeded in building up a good home and developing a productive farm. This ranch he disposed of in 1907, and at that time moved into Paxton and engaged in the hotel business, which he also succeeded in carrying on at a profit.
In 1884 Mr Battershell was married to Miss Laura Atkinson, who died in 1904, leaving a family of five children. In November, 1906, our subject was married to Clara Homer Kluckhuhn, and they have one child, Ada, a charming little miss.
Mr Battershell is a Republican, and a stanch supporter of party principles.

*Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Western Nebraska by Alden Publishing Company in 1909
Page 1123

 
 
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 Parents:
  James B Battershell (1833 - 1919)
  Rebecca Tacy Matzabaugher Battershell (1839 - 1883)
 
 Spouses:
  Clara B. Hamer Battershell (1881 - 1968)*
  Laura Atkinson Battershell (1863 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Goldie Edith Battershell Sweet Trosper (1888 - 1979)*
  Fannie Effie Battershell (1892 - 1892)*
  Ada Irene Battershell (1907 - 1918)*
  Infant Battershell (1912 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rebecca T Battershell (____ - 1883)*
  Elizabeth N. Battershell (1856 - 1862)*
  William Conaway Battershell (1858 - 1872)*
  Sarah Battershell Johnson (1861 - 1937)*
  David Syrus Battershell (1863 - 1922)
  John Wallace Battershell (1865 - 1947)*
  Isabell Battershell Kirkpatrick (1869 - 1974)*
  Charles Eldadd Battershell (1878 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Paxton Cemetery
Paxton
Keith County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: KEG
Record added: Sep 07, 2009
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