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Name Wall, Aaron, 1848-1933
Born 08/07/1848
Birthplace Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Father Wall, Edward, 1817-1899
Mother Wall, Agnes (Peel), 1827-1896
Spouse Wall, Adeline (Van Heusen), 1842-1920
Deceased 07/13/1933
Deceased where Loup City, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.