Monday, September 2, 2013

Old Papers and Lashbrook Finds

Copyright 2013, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

From the Nebraska Advertiser, published on April 17, 1896 at Nemaha County, Nebraska.

Column titled:  Miscellaneous.

"While Mrs. Lashbrook and her daughter Nellie were recently out taking a pleasure ride at Fairmont a neighbor's dog ran out and frightened their horse so that he became unmanageable and ran away, upsetting the buggy and throwing both ladies to the ground.  Nellie sustained a broken leg and Mrs. Lashbrook a badly sprained ankle."

It so happens that there are two young ladies that can be identified as Nellie Lashbrook living in Nebraska at this time.

One is Nellie E. Lashbrook Brady Lashbrook, born in 1862 in Illinois.  She married Melvin G. Brady in 1878.  Melvin died in 1881.  Nellie then married her first cousin George L. Lashbrook in 1887 in Franklin County Nebraska.  George and Nellie were living in Harlan County Nebraska in 1896.  

The Nellie in this account is not Nellie E. Lashbrook Brady Lashbrook.

The Nellie in the account is Nellie Ethel Dorathea Lashbrook, born 1881 in Lancaster County Nebraska and not married until 1904.  She was living with her parents, Royal Lashbrook and Mary Lamka Lashbrook in Fillmore County in the 1900 census and probably by 1890 as Royal is listed on the 1890 Veterans Census for Fairmont Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska, page 003, per index books.

Nellie married Clarence Nichols in 1904 in Fillmore County Nebraska.  Clarence and Nellie had 6 children.

Her memorial at Find A Grave, is here.

I DO so love old newspapers! And, this was a wonderful little tidbit to discover.


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