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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Major Edmison, Captain Carroll Leave Ag Unit

The University of Nebraska STAR Unit lost two of its officers Monday when Maj. Marvin T. Edmison and Capt. Robert P. Carroll left for stations in Iowa.

Maj. Edmison’s new position will be to aid in the training of infantrymen at Iowa State College, Ames, and Capt. Carroll will be attached to the classification service as Adjutant at the State University at Iowa City.

Source:  Daily Nebraskan, November 10, 1943.

Short News Items from 1928

Mrs. B.F. Search has returned to her home, at Crooksville, after shopping in Zanesville. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1928)

The condition of Mrs. John L. Shauger of 618 Comstock Street, who has been ill for some time, shows no improvement. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiatt of Winchester Bay in Coos county were week end visitors at the home of Mr. Hiatt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toews. They all motored to Grand Ronde Sunday where they were dinner guests at the F.N. Preston home and visited with J.S. Hiatt who is stationed there. (Salem Statesman Journal, July 11, 1928)

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Difficult to Get Doctor


Required Appeal to Mayor to Secure Medical Aid on Urgent Call.

While frantic efforts were being made to secure medical assistance for the family of W.V. Edmison of 1229 Otoe street, three physicians, two of them in the employ of the city, disputed over questions of jurisdiction. Three children, two daughters and one son of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington V. Edmison have been recovering from a severe attack of scarlet fever. At 10 p.m. Monday evening, the parents became alarmed over the condition of one of the children and asked neighbors to secure medical assistance for them. One hour later, at the insistent request of Mayor Zehrung, City Physician Buchanan visited the Edmison home. Continue reading “Difficult to Get Doctor”

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.


Edmison Funeral to be Saturday

WEEPING WATER—Services for W.V. Edmison, 74, native Nebraskan and retired brick mason, will be held here at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Edmison, for several years a resident of Lincoln, died Tuesday at the home of his son, G.H. Edmison, in Cambridge, Iowa.

Burial will be at College View Cemetery.

Surviving besides his son, G.H., are a son, Dr. M.T. Edmison of Fayetteville, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. Lela McCoy of Pineville, Ore., Mrs. Elsie Edmonds of Nehawka, Mrs. Ina Murphy of Thorpe, Wis., Mrs. Inez Hessner of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs. Jane Drieman of Elmore, Minn.; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Source: Lincoln Star-Journal, June 26, 1953.

Marvin Edmison to Join Wentworth Academy Staff

LEXINGTON, Mo.—Marvin T. Edmison, Lincoln, will join the teaching staff at Wentworth military academy here next fall. He will teach mathematics and science.

Mr. Edmison is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and currently is doing graduate work there. He served with the army in World war [sic] II. He was released with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Before the war he was on the staff of Shattuck military academy, Faribault, Minn.

Source: Nebraska State Journal, May 31, 1947.

Ila Halstrom & Marvin Edmison

At a ceremony performed in the garden of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hallstrom, at 8 p.m. Thursday Miss Ila Fern Hallstrom was united in wedlock to Lieut. Marvin T. Edmison, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Edmison of Payette, Ida. Dr. Bert L. Story officiated in the presence of 125 guests.

Marjorie Smith, Ada Charlotte Miller and Ruth Surber furnished the violin and flute music. Miss Grace Hallstrom, sister of the bride, sang. The trio also performed during the reception which followed the ceremony.

The bride’s only attendant was her sister, Evelyn, who wore a floor length dress of petal pink lace with matching bolero. It was made on princess lines. Her bouquet was of Briarcliff roses and delphiniums. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of chiffon made floor length with a flared skirt. It was made on Grecian lines with a close fitted placket of rose point lace fastened with a high neckline trimmed with self covered buttons. The long fitted sleeves came to points over the hands. Her finger tip veil was of illusion net and gathered into a cap trimmed with calla lilies and orange blossoms. Gilbert Edmunds served his brother-in-law as best man.

Following the ceremony there was a reception and tall baskets of gladioli formed the background for the tables which were lighted with pink tapers and centered with bouquets of pink roses.

The couple will be at home at Faribault, Minn., where Mr. Edmison is an instructor in science and military science at the Shattuck school. They are taking a two weeks trip into Northern Minnesota. The bride chose for travel a costume made of black sheer trimmed in white with matching accessories.

Source:  Nebraska State Journal, August 18, 1939.

Small Town News—Edmison

Capt. and Mrs. Marvin T. Edmison of Faribault, Minn., are the guests of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hallstrom.  Captain Edmison is an instructor at the Shattuck school in Faribault.  They will be here until the middle of next week.  (Nebraska State Journal, March 21, 1941)

Mrs. Marvin T. Edmison and son, Bill, left Friday for Ames, Ia., to join Major Edmison who is executive officer of military activity at Iowa state college.  (Nebraska State Journal, December 13, 1943)

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Marvin T. Edmison and son Bill will arrive Thursday from Wentworth Military Academy at Lexington, Mo., to spend spring vacation with Mrs. Edmison’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Hallstrom, and Colonel Edmison’s sister, Mrs. Gilbert Edmonds of Union. (Nebraska State Journal, March 10, 1948)

Wellington Merle Edmison

Wellington Merle, 7-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Edmison, died at 7 o’clock last evening at the home, Thirteenth and Otoe street. Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday at the chapel of Castle, Roper & Matthews. Burial will be in the College View Cemetery. (Lincoln Daily Star, August 1, 1914)

Wellington Merle, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. W.V. Edmison, died yesterday. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Castle, Roper and Matthews’ chapel. Interment will be in the College View Cemetery. (Lincoln Daily News, August 1, 1914)