|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1853|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1936|
Edward E. Brainerd, eighty-four, printer and former newspaper owner, died recently at his home in Kansas City, Mo. For many years he was foreman of the composing room of the Western Newspaper Union and in late years had charge of the printing department of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company, at Kansas City. Before 1900 Mr. Brainerd operated the Phillipsburg, Kan., Herald. - Publisher's Auxiliary
We are indebted to Henry Allen Brainerd, also a former editor of the Chester Herald, for the above clipping. Mr. Brainerd has a newspaper exhibit in the capitol building and is considered the Nebraska Press Association historian. He writes the following letter:
"Mr. E.E. Brainerd was the editor of the first newspaper ever printed in Chester, Nebraska. He was born in Iowa, and was the son of a newspaper man who ran a paper, I think at Mason City (Iowa City). He with his brother, arrived in Chester about 1883 or 4, Ed entering the newspaper game and the brother went into a bank with a man named Beermaker, located in the old post office building, next to the park, opposite Wilson's hardware store.
"The brother's located in Chester but for a few years, Ed going to Phillipsburg, Kans., and his brother in Beatrice, where he entered the profession of teaching in the public schools. After a period of years Ed went to Kansas City, Mo., where he ended his life. I went to Chester in 1896 and was there ten years, and knew both the Brainerd's well.
"After the Brainerds left Chester, the paper was edited for a short time by James Redline. When I left Chester, I moved to Hebron, and after ten years moved to Lincoln, where I have remained unto this day."
Editor's Note - The Chester Herald was started in 1885 and E.E. Brainerd was editor and was also the editor of the paper fifty years ago.
bio provided by Peggy A. (Bargen) Duey, Nelson, Nebraska
Nathan Hoit Brainerd (1818 - 1901)
Eliza Abigail Hatch Brainerd (1821 - 1907)
Helen Maria Freeman Brainerd (1854 - 1929)
William Freeman Brainerd (1881 - 1944)*
Helen Louise Brainerd (1884 - 1971)*
Alice Katherine Brainerd Cochener (1890 - 1970)*
Edward Hatch Brainerd (1899 - 1988)*
Sarah Louise Brainerd Barber (1841 - 1893)*
Edward Everett Brainerd (1853 - 1936)
Ossian Hatch Brainerd (1854 - 1936)*
GPS (lat/lon): 39.00509, -94.57159
Created by: ms1952
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73284633