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 Evander W Barnum

Evander W Barnum

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Death 26 Dec 1898 (aged 72)
Burial Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 17308884 · View Source
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HON. EVANDER W. BARNUM.
[NOTE: This is a transcription of an article pasted in the clippings file of Dr. Gilmore. Part of the article was missing]
Born September 28, 1826, in Oswego county, N. Y. Died at 3:33 ?. m., Monday, December 26, 1898, at the home near Union, Neb. This sad occurrence causes sorrow not alone in the home thus left desolate, not alone in the vicinity, but throughout Cass county and eastern Nebraska, so well have the people known and loved Evander W. Barnum. Back in the boyhood home the news of his death will cause sorrow among those whom he knew as playmates many years ago, but who are now nearing that shore to which the Spirit of this good old gentleman has been borne. Deceased had been afflicted with lung trouble the past two years and gradually lost the vitality that was sustaining him, but on Nov. 27 he found the ailment was a greater burden than he could carry, and he sought his bed and calmly awaited the summons which he realized was certainly coming to his relief, and when that summons came it found a good, Christian soul ready and willing to respond. The funeral service was held at the residence at 12 o'clock on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. H. B. Burgess of Plattsmouth, and the sermon was one of such feeling and yet such simple eloquence that many an aged cheek plainly indicated the effects of the minister's language and the sorrow at parting with one so beloved by Cass county pioneers. After the funeral service a long and sad procession wended its way to the cemetery near Wyoming church, and there had already congregated many who desired to pay the last [respects?] to their departed friend. [near the] grave the Episcopal bu [riel service] was read, and the [casket was] placed in the vault, [ torn away] hidden from mortal [torn away] pall bearers were [torn away] G. N. LaRue, [torn away] A. Fleming, [torn away] Dubois [torn away]...
A penciled note says: buried West Union [Cemetery]


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  • Created by: Hunter Vaught Jr.
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17308884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evander W Barnum (27 Sep 1826–26 Dec 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17308884, citing West Union Cemetery, Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Hunter Vaught Jr. (contributor 46868911) .