Obituary Record

Oliver Bouvier
Died on 11/22/1919
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Bouvier, Oliver, 74

Died 22 November 1919

Buried in Blair Cemetery

Published in Enterprise on 28 November 1919

Oliver Bouvier, pioneer resident of Washington county, was killed accidentally last Saturday in Denver where he has lived for several years.

Mr. Bouvier was raised from childhood in this county and with his parents went through the pioneer period of development. He was an interesting character and his tales of his early life were highly interesting and instructive. Living here in the times of the buffalo, the deer and the Indians, he had a wide knowledge of the early life and knew how to rehearse his experiences in a way that held his listener.

As a man he was honest, active and had many friends who will mourn his death. He was past seventy-four year of age. His body was brought to Blair by his daughter, Mrs. Peter Stricklett, and funeral services were held at the Congregational church at 2 p.m. today (Friday). Interment being made in the Blair cemetery.

He leaves to mourn his two daughters, Mrs. Peter Stricklett of Blair and Mrs. Ina Bottorf of Arkansas also two sisters, Mrs. Luke Phillips at Hemmingford and Mrs. Jennie Halstead of Gauly Bridge, West Virginia and one brother Sam Bouvier of this county.

Note: From FindaGrave Memorial # 57412095: Born Aug. 17, 1846 in Pennsylvania; Buried in Blk 22 Lot 1 Grave 7; Enlisted October 17, 1862 and served in Co. B 2nd Regiment. Married Coralena Hoylan October 19, 1881. His parents were Louis and Eugenia (Courvoisier) Bouvier. His daughters were Esther and Ina.

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

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 11/28/1919