Short News Items from 1908

Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans of Peru came down to Nemaha last Saturday evening, returning Monday afternoon. (Nebraska Advertiser, January 10, 1908)

A recent letter from Superintendent Jas. Watson of the deaf and dumb school at Boise, states that the last time doctors dressed Johnnie Wallace’s left arm they removed a bone splinter ad is their opinion that the same will now heal rapidly. The arm will be placed in a plaster cast which will allow the patient much more freedom of the same. (Nezperce Herald, March 19, 1908)

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Groover, of Pontiac, spent yesterday in Flint today, as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Groover, of West First street. (Flint Journal, April 29, 1908)

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W.V. Edmison, Former Nehawka Resident, Dies

NEHAWAKA (Special)—W.V. Edmison, former resident of Nehawka, died at a hospital in Weiser, Idaho, on Tuesday, June 23, following a two week illness.  He had suffered a stroke prior to his death.  Mr. Edmison was 74 years old.

Native of Peru, Nebraska, he was born on January 24, 1879, the son of Joseph and Jane Edmison.  He was married on December 7, 1899, to Maude Clemans. Mr. Edmison was a member of the Methodist church.

He had lived at Lincoln and Nehawka before going to Cambridge, Idaho, 15 years ago to reside with a son.  Mr. Edmison was a carpenter and machinist. 

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Matrimonial News from the Aughts

Miss Frances Walling, daughter of Albert Walling, a prominent nurseryman, living near Oswego, and Leonard Hallinan, of the same place were married at the residence of the bride’s parents on Monday evening last. (Hillsboro Independent, June 22, 1906)

James Glandon and Miss Janette Jacks were married December 20 at 201 Eleventh street, the resident of the pastor of the White Temple. Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher performed the ceremony. (Oregon Daily Journal, December 23, 1906)

The young people gave Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans a great send-off Thursday afternoon when they took the train for Peru. Their trunks were decorated with such suggestive placards as “Mr. and Mrs. Newlyweds;” “Just Married,” etc. On the groom’s back was pinned a paper informing the public in large letters that “We’re just married, we are.” The young couple were showered with rice until the train pulled out. (Nebraska Advertiser, December 27, 1907)

Short News Items from 1908

Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans of Peru came down to Nemaha last Saturday evening, returning Monday afternoon.  (Nebraska Advertiser, January 10, 1908)

Mrs. John Clemans and her sister-in-law, Miss May Clemans, came down from Peru Saturday on a short visit to Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Cooper.  (Nebraska Advertiser, April 17, 1908)

Mrs. Carrie Mullany and Mrs. Phoebe Bunting [sic] have gone to their home at Cheyenne, Wyo. They have been here visiting Mrs. Mullany’s daughter, Mrs. Otto Downard. (The Intermountain and Colorado Catholic, April 25, 1908)

Dr. Mae A. Rochelle, who has been here the guest of Miss Lena Watkins[,] left for Wichita today to visit friends for a few days before returning to her home in Kansas City.  (Wellington Daily Mail, November 14, 1908)

Four Christmas Weddings (Excerpt)

At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac N. Cooper, in Nemaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, December 27, 1907, at high noon, Mr. John Clemans of Peru and Miss Lulu Cooper were united in marriage, Rev. G.W. Ayers performing the ceremony.

At 12 o’clock the wedding march was performed by Mrs. J.P. Clark of Peru, and the bride and groom, preceded by Miss Bessie Washburn and Mr. Blinn Helms, bridesmaid and best man, took their places underneath large wedding bells. During the playing of soft music Rev. G.W. Ayers pronounced the ceremony that made young couple husband and wife. After congratulations a fine dinner was served.

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Mrs. W.U. [sic] Edmison

Maude Clemans, daughter of John and Hester Clemans, was born at Peru, Neb., Nov. 19, 1881, and died at Omaha Sept. 2, 1932.  She lived during her childhood at Peru and attended Peru normal college.  She married Wellington U. [sic] Edmison  Dec. 7, 1899.  She lived virtually all her life in Nebraska and during the last six years made her home in Lincoln and at Nehawka.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Geoffry [sic] of Nehawka, and Marvin and Hester at home; four daughters, Lela McCay [sic] of Huston, Ida.; Elsie Edmonds of Nehawka; Ina Murphy of Council Bluffs; and Inez Morris of Lincoln; and two brothers, Emery Clemans of Eagle and John of Lincoln.  Funeral services and burial at Nehawka. Rev. Edwin Egyabroad and Rev. John Good officiating.

Source:  Nebraska State Journal, September 11, 1932.


Mrs. Clemans, 81, of Eagle Dies at Masonic Home

Mrs. Emery (Rebecca) Clemans, 81, of Eagle, died Jan. 6 at the Nebraska Masonic Home here.

She was born Dec. 19, 1886, at Eagle, daughter of Carl L. and Charlotta Skiff Sack. She was married Sept. 30, 1903 at Lincoln to Emery Clemans. He preceded her in death in June, 1952.

Mrs. Clemans did nursing care in private homes and at one time lived in Nehawka. She came to Plattsmouth in 1958 through the Elmwood Chapter No. 181, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Albert Clemans of Lees Summit, Mo.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Willard Scott, pastor of the Plattsmouth Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Eagle Cemetery.

Visiting hours are at the funeral home today (Monday), 4 to 6 and 7 to 9.

Source: Plattsmouth Journal, January 8, 1968.