Ernest Leroy Achen

Ernest Leroy Achen

Birth
Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska, USA
Death 29 Mar 1936 (aged 46)
Ord, Valley County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 19, Lot 6, Grave 3
Memorial ID 45476991 · View Source
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Ernest Achen

(By The Telescope's Central Corr.)

Word has been received by reatives (sic) here of the death of Ernest Achen of Ord, Neb. Death came Sunday following a severe illness with flu. Mr. Achen was a former druggist of Chester.

The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, KS), Thursday, April 2, 1936; pg. 6
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Ernest Leroy Achen was born October 25, 1889, at Alma, Neb. The early years of his life was spent in and near Alma. In 1911 he completed a course in pharmacy at Creighton college (sic) in Omaha, and since then has devoted his time to that profession. First working in a pharmacy at Superior, and in 1915 buying his own Store in Chester, which he kept until called into service for his country on September 5, 1918, being honorable discharged December 20, 1918.

On December 20, 1917, he was married to Bessie Thomas at Chester. To this union were born six children, Gerald Thomas, who died in infancy, Armona Beth, Loretta Mae, Patricia Ann, Willa Joyce and Earl Dean.

He went to Ord in February 1926, worked at the Wickman pharmacy and the rest of the years at the Sorensen pharmacy.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge, having been a charter member of Lodge No. 189 A.F. & A.M., Chester.

He passed away on March 28, 1926 (sic), at Ord, Neb., after a brief illness of influenza and pneumonia. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his devoted wife and children, one brother, J.E. Achen of Republic City, a sister, Mrs. Harry Forbes of Alma, and a host of friends.

The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, KS), Thursday, April 9, 1936; pg. 4


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  • Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Added: 15 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45476991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Leroy Achen (25 Oct 1889–29 Mar 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45476991, citing Chester Cemetery, Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .