Obituary Record

Richard Allbery
Died on 3/3/1921
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1- Published in the Blair Pilot March 9, 1921

Veteran Civil War 2nd Ohio

Richard Allbery died at the home of his son, Frank, in this city Thursday, March 3rd, 1921, aged 83 years, 3 months and 2 days, having been failing in health for some months. The funeral was held at the Frank Allbery home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. C.M. Foreman officiating.

Mr. Allbery was married to Miss Catherine A. Dolan August 29th, 1858, and resided near Beverly, Ohio until the fall of 1870, when they came to this county. They lived in and near Blair until Mrs. Allbery died, November 1914, since which time he had made his home at the Soldier’s Home at Burkett, Neb. When he became so feeble that he needed daily care he was brought here and received every care that loving hands could give until the end came.

Seven children were born to them, Will, Alice, Celia and Grant having passed on before. Three children survive, Denna, of Denver, Frank, of this city, and Mrs. C.P. Rodman, of Omaha. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He leaves, also, one brother, Joe Allbery, of Omaha.

Mr. Allbery was not only a pioneer of this county but he was one of the oldest Masons in the state of Nebraska, in the point of years of membership. He was a member of John A. Dix Post of the G.A.R. and was always a faithful attendant when his health was so he could be with the “boys.”

One of the most pleasant memories of his life was the celebration of his golden wedding anniversary in this city in 1908, while his wife was still living. Mr. Allbery was a good husband and father and was, therefore, a good neighbor and citizen. His tall form will be greatly missed about town by many friends, who extend hearty sympathy to the bereaved family.

#2-10 Mar., 1921 - The Enterprise - Richard Allberry - Civil War Veteran


The death of Richard Allberry occurred last Thursday, Mar. 3, at the home of his son, Frank in this city.

Mr. Allberry was born Dec. 1, 1837 at Beverly, Ohio and was past eighty three years of age at the time of his death.

He had been sick for a number of months, and his children had done all that could be done to relieve him of his suffering, but his advanced age made it impossible for him to recover.

He was married to Catherine Dolan Aug. 29, 1858, and resided in his native town until the fall of 1870 when they came to Washington county, Neb.

The family lived in and near Blair until Nov., 1914, when Mrs. Allberry was called home. Since that time, he has made his home with his daughter and son, and a part of the time at the Old Soldier’s Home at Burkett.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Allberry. Will, Allie, Celia and Grant who have already passed to the Great Beyond. Three children survive him: Denna of Denver, Colo.; Frank of Blair; and Mrs. C. P. Rodman of Omaha. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren are living, also one brother, Joe Allberry of Omaha.

Mr. Allberry was not only a Washington county pioneer, but also one of the oldest Masons in the state in years of membership. He was a Civil War veteran and a member of John A. Dix Post of Blair.

One of his most pleasant memories was the celebration of his golden wedding held here in 1908.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar. 6, from the Frank Allberry home, Rev. C. M. Foreman of the Baptist church having charge of the services at the home, and the Masons at the cemetery. The G.A.R. attended in a body. Interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

#3-Printed in the Tribune on 3/10/1921


Richard Alberry was born December 1, 1837, at Beverly, Ohio, and was married to Catherine A. Dolan, August 29, 1858, and resided near Beverly until the fall of 1870 when he moved with his family to Washington county, Nebraska. They lived in and near Blair until November, 1914, when his companion of over 50 years was called to the Great Beyond. He then went to the soldiers’ home at Burkett to live, making periodical trips to Blair, but early in the winter he came to the home of his son, Frank, in this city where he spent the remaining days of his life, which were filled with intense suffering until death came to his relief.

Mr. Alberry was a veteran of the Civil war and was a member of John A. Dix Post of Blair. He was also one of the oldest Masons in the state, in years of membership.

Deceased was the father of seven children: Will, Celia, Alice and Grant, who preceded their father in death; three, Denna of Denver, Colo.; Frank, of Blair, and Mrs. C.P. Rodman, of Omaha, survive him. There are also five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren living; one brother, Joseph Alberry, of Omaha, also survives.

Mr. Alberry became blind a number of years ago and while deprived of his sight, his memory was ever active. One of the bright spots of his life was the remembrance of the celebration of his golden wedding in 1908.

The funeral was held on Sunday, conducted by Rev. C.M. Foreman, and the Masonic order, and he was laid away to rest by the side of his faithful wife in the family lot to await the sound of the final revellie.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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