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Hugh Owen Failing
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Birth: May 11, 1822
Wayne County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1901
Hamilton County
Nebraska, USA

H. O Failing and Wm Childre
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H. O Failing of Bluff prectinct, died last Friday at the age of 79 years; no particular disease was noticeable, but the machinery of life had worn out. He came to this county about 1874, and for a long time taught school in the northeast part of the county. He also service as justice of the peace for several terms, and was a man of strictest integrity, well educated and refined. His wife died about 1896-7, sinc which time he has resided with a daughter Mrs. Wilder in Bluff precinct. He was an old solider and severed four years in the war of the rebellion, in a New York Regiment. T. W. Manchestar of this city, was a intimate friend of deceased, during his residence here and for years before his coming. He relates the following episode in his war history: At the battle of Cedar Creek, in the absence of Gen Sheridan, Gen Wright was in command and Sheridan made his famous ride from Winchester, twenty miles away. On his arrival at the Cedar Creek battle ground Failing was present when the two generals met, and Gen. Wright with tears in his eyes, saluted Gen. Sheridan and then cried out " Oh, General, the army is whipped and we are rooted". General Sheridan replied "You're whipped, but by ___ the army isn't whipped." Deceased leaves two daughters and one son. Mrs Chauncey B. Palmer of Bradshaw, Mrs Jacob Wager of Merrick County, and George Failing unmarried of this county. The funeral occuried Sunday at one o'clock from the North Blue M.F. church and was largely attended. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Failing (1794 - 1873)
  Hannah Owen Failing (1799 - 1893)
  Lucinda Jane Hopkins Failing (1825 - 1893)*
  Myron Charles Failing (1845 - 1902)*
  Sumner A Failing (1849 - 1868)*
  Alfretta Jane Failing Van Duesen (1851 - 1881)*
  Junietta Louisa Failing Palmer (1857 - 1943)*
  Nona Augusta Failing Wagner (1866 - 1955)*
  George E Failing (1869 - 1937)*
  Hugh Owen Failing (1822 - 1901)
  Jane Failing (1828 - ____)*
  Jesse Failing (1829 - 1915)*
  Mary A. Failing VanWickle (1833 - 1929)*
  George W. Failing (1837 - 1921)*
  John Fisher Failing (1841 - 1905)*
  Joseph K. Failing (1844 - 1919)*
  Emma L. Failing Reed (1846 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
North Blue Cemetery
Hamilton County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Cindy Dodd
Record added: Nov 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31585089
Hugh Owen Failing
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Hugh Owen Failing
Added by: Kay Cynova
Hugh Owen Failing
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- Cindy Dodd
 Added: Jan. 2, 2011

 Added: Nov. 12, 2010

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