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History of Franklin County Nebraska

Extracted from: History of Nebraska

 Andreas, 1882.

 48 pages

Topic headings include:

  • First Settlements
  • Early Events
  • Progress of the County
  • Bloomington
  • Crime
  • Local Institutions
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Riverton
  • Naponee
  • Franklin
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    mercantile business for three years. Returning to Canada, was engaged in the same capacity until June, 1878, when he came to Nebraska, at which time he homesteaded 160 acres in Franklin County, and resided on it for four years, during which period he was engaged in farming and stock raising. April 1, 1882, he moved to Riverton and was appointed Postmaster and Notary Public. He is also engaged in real estate, insurance and live-stock business.

    J. G. CHILDS, proprietor of the Exchange Bank, was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 20, 1855, and removed to Bureau County, Ill., with his parents when quite young, where he received his education. He came to Riverton in October, 1878, and entered the employ of Shepherdson & Vollentine, millers and dealers in grain and live stock, as book-keeper, remaining with them some three years. January 1, 1881, he opened the Exchange Bank for the purpose of carrying on a regular banking and exchange business. In connection with this, he has charge of the business matters of Isaac Shepherdson, miller, etc., at this place, and during 1881 was also land agent for the Burlington & Missouri Railroad Company. Mr. Childs is Senior Warden of the Riverton Masonic Lodge, No. 63, Scribe of Chapter 19 at Red Cloud, and is a member of the Mount Nebo Commandery at Hastings.

    WILLIAM F. HARSCH, hardware and tinware, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, in 1849, and was reared on a farm. He enlisted February 25, 1864, in the Seventy-eighth Ohio Infantry, and served until July 11, 1865. He then learned the trade of practical tinner at Taylorsville, Ohio, serving two years, after which he followed it as a journeyman at Ottumwa, Iowa, until he came to Riverton March 12, 1875. He at once engaged in this business, and has conducted it since. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Riverton for three years, and is now Moderator of School District No. 3, Franklin County.

    JOSEPH F. PUGSLEY, SR., proprietor of the Franklin House, was born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N. Y., in 1823, and reared on a farm. At the age of sixteen years, was apprenticed to the trade of coachmaker, and served five years. He then followed it for some

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