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Michael Chain Waybright (#46864906)
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I have been researching my family tree for about a year now and seem to be stuck. I would welcome any new leads and love to share info. researching Waybright, Alyea, Barrett,Overton, Luff, Perkins, Turney,and Arnold
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William McClure's Funeral Follies.
William McClure is my 3rd Great Grandfather. I am not so sure as to where he is really buried. His wife Sarah Brook (Cox) McClure is buried about a mile south of South Bend. Evenvgelist Cemetery. I would think that he was buried beside her. If not for the stories from the Nebraska State Journal. I have not found proof for where William McClure is buried.

Jerry R. Smith:

1898: The Nebraska State Journal, Tuesday October 25, 1898, page 6
William McClure, an old Soldier aged eighty, died yesterday evening at the home of his son-in-law R. P. Overton, 1511 South Second street. the time of the funeral will be announced later..

William McClure's Funeral Follies.

Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) 30 November, 1898.



A very peculiar suit for damages was placed on file in county court yesterday by Robert P. Overton, in which he claims $200 damages from the Burlington railroad for certain matters which went amiss, as he asserts, through the fault of employes of the road..

On October 24, 1898, his wife's father died in this city. The gentleman, William McClure, had lived with his daughter's family for some time and had been cared for during his last illness by her. After his death it was thought best to lay his remains at rest in the cemetery at South Bend. To this end he inquired of the B. & M. ticket agent, G. W. Bonnell, in order to ascertain the manner in which the trains ran and to see if he could make connections at Ashland that would permit him to reach South Bend in time for the funeral and also to permit him to return with comfort. He says he was assured by Mr. Bonnell that the road he represented would make connections at Ashland all right and that he could take the 10:10 train here in the morning and reach Ashland in time to connect with the passenger out of there for South Bend. He accordingly bought nine first class tickets, eight for his family and one for the remains of his father-in-law and took the train October 26..

When the funeral party arrived at Ashland the plaintiff says he learned from the agent of the road at that place that no train for South Bend would leave till 1 p.m. and that it would be a freight train. He relates that he and his family were compelled after a long wait to walk half a mile over the tracks through the railroad yards to reach the caboose in which they were to ride and that he was forced to engage a wagon to transport the remains of his father-in-law to an open car in which they were taken over to their destination. It was a peculiarly cold and disagreeable day and all persons in the party were put to much suffering and anguish of mind, in addition to that feeling already experienced through the peculiarly sad circumstances of the journey..

At South Bend they arrived late and the funeral was conducted in the cold at peculiar disadvantage. The time left to them by reason of the delay rendered it impossible for them to get any dinner and the whole family went home to Lincoln again without having the opportunity to take any nourishment. There was a severe snow that day and Mrs. Overton was very weak and suffered exceedingly. The expenses of the trip were increased 25 by reason of the additional trouble it was necessary to go through. Mr. Overton said he would not have gone over the B. & M. had he not been assured that connections with a passenger train could be made at Ashland immediately on arriving there because he could have gone direct to South Bend by another route and have gotten there in as good time. He asks judgment for $200. .
Added by katmandew56 on Jul 31, 2014 10:54 AM
Brad Holt
Woodruff / Rosedale Cem
Michael, I tried to fulfill your request for the Woodruff stone in Rosedale Cemtery today but couldn't find it. According to the cemetery book, it is located at N-82-5-8. I checked that block and couldn't find it though. You might add that info to the memorial page. Maybe someone will have better luck than I.
Added by Brad Holt on Jun 30, 2009 8:50 PM
Todd Yarbrough
Gladys Perkins Luff
I am writing in regaurds to your posting of the memorial of your grandmother. I do have a correction for you. Gladys was the daughter of Roy and Fern McDowell Perkins. I am publishing a book which contains them. Fern is a daughter of Jonathan and Essie Jordan McDowell. I have Essie's obit which lists Fern, and granddaughters, Gladys and Audrey Luff. Please contact me. We have a website for the book ... Jonathan McDowell is a son of Andrew Jackson and Margaret Fulker McDowell. I have pictures of Andrew and Margaret. Andrew is a son of Luke and Elizabeth Bealor McDowell. I would really like to share info with you... my email is

Thanks so much,
Todd Yarbrough
Akron, OH
Added by Todd Yarbrough on May 16, 2009 11:19 AM
I Have A Public Tree On
Added by Cindy~ on Jul 30, 2008 5:05 PM
I noticed you have quite a few memorials for OVERTON~I Too have Overton family in the same part of Nebraska, (Lancaster, Lincoln ect...) I thought Your list was very interesting~Not sure if they are my relation though! I am STUCK TOO!~My Great Grandma was Clara Horton Overton~Her Father was Alvin, married to Mary Francis Beaty (Fannie)~I would like to hear from you if you have anything on that relation of Overtons? Thanks~Cindy
Added by Cindy~ on Jul 30, 2008 5:01 PM

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