Obituary Record

Edwin P. Hindley
Died on 6/15/1927
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-Published in the Enterprise June 16, 1927

Old Settler Passes

The death of Edwin P. Hindley occurred June 15 at the home of his son, C. J. and family south of Blair at the advanced age of past eighty-six years. He was ill about ten days.

The deceased was born in Nottinghamshire, England, December 1841. He came, with his mother, to the United States when nine years of age and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio where he lived until he was nineteen years old when he enlisted in the Civil War.

In June 1867 he was married to Miss Fannie Fiske in Omaha and moved to Fontanelle Township, Washington County, where he lived for several years. Later he lived in Grant Township. For the past thirty-two years he has been a retired farmer, living in Omaha and vicinity for some years.

His wife passed away Oct. 12, 1918 and since then he has made his home with his son.

Besides one son he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bigford of Omaha. There are also eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the C. J. Hindley home and interment will be made in the Blair Cemetery.

#2-Edwin P. Hindley died at the home of his son, Carl, at about 9:40 last Wednesday evening of pneumonia, following a illness of but three days. He was past 75 years of age and had been failing quite fast in the past few months. The funeral service was held at the Carl Hindley residence south of two at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Carl G. Bader officiating. Burial was in the Blair cemetery by the side of his wife who passed away October 12th, 1918.

Deceased was born in Nottingham, England, December 25th, 1841, and came to this country with his mother when a lad of nine years. They settled first at Cincinnati, Ohio. When he was 19 he enlisted in Company K of the 39th Ohio Vol. Inf., and when his period of enlistment was over he reenlisted for the duration of the war. After being mustered out he came west to Omaha and worked for the Union Pacific railroad for a time.

On June 3rd, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Fiske in Omaha. Shortly thereafter they moved to Fontanelle, later onto a homestead in Grant Township. About 32 years ago he retired from the farm and moved to this city, living here until his wife died in 1918, since which time he has made his home mostly with Carl. He was the last of a family of five to go, his mother, one brother and one sister are buried in the cemetery of Fontenelle. The surviving children are Carl, who lives just south of town, and Mrs. Arthur Bigford, of Omaha. There are 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.

#3 Printed in the June 23, 1927- The Tribune


Edwin Hindley Dies at the Home of His Son

Edwin T. Hindley died at the home of his son, Carl J. Hindley, last Wednesday evening following a short illness. The deceased was born in Nottinghamshire, England the 25th of December, 1841 and was over 86 years old at the time of his death.

At the age of nine years he came to this country with his mother and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they lived until he was of age. In 1861 he enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and re-enlisted for the duration of the war. Following the close of the ware he came to Nebraska and worked for the Union Pacific Railway for a time at Omaha.

In 1867 he was married to Miss Fannie Fiske of Omaha and the couple immediately moved to Washington county, settling at first on a farm near Fontanelle, but later moving to a farm in Grant township. He was one of the early pioneers of this county and endured the hardships characteristic of the settling of a new country. Later he sold his farm in Grant township and moved to a farm which he bought south of this city. In 1894 he and his wife moved to this city and purchased a home on South street where they lived until the death of the latter in 1918, after which he made his home with his son.

He leaves to mourn his loss one son, Carl J. Hindley of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Pigford of Omaha; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, the Rev. Carl G. Bader officiating.

#4 #4 Printed in the June 23, 1927 Tribune, Blair, Nebraska

Many friends of C.J. Hindley attended the funeral of his father, Edwin P. Hindley, who passed away Wednesday evening of the past week at the advanced age of nearly 87 years. The following relatives were present at the funeral Friday: Mrs. Arthur Happell of Oakland, Miss Grace Hindley of Omaha, George Hindley and family, who are grandchildren of the deceased, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bigford and children of Omaha, Mrs. Bigford being the only daughter. The family have the sympathy of a host of friends.

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

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 6/16/1927