|#1-15 Sept., 1909 - The Pilot - Peter H. Pease|
P. H. Pease died very suddenly yesterday morning, probably of paralysis, as he had had a slight stroke some two years ago. Rev. G. L. Conley will conduct the funeral service at the house at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Pease was born in New York September 30, 1840, and came here in 1882 when the Blair bridge was being built, acting as mate on one of the transfer boats. After that he ran the ferry for some time. He leaves a wife, two sons, Paul of Omaha and Chas. of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. John Ladd of Winslow, Neb. and Mrs. E. E. Ladd, Mrs. Frank Taylor of this city and Miss Laura who lives at home. A son, Marion, was killed on the railroad about two years ago. He leaves also one sister in South Dakota who was coming to see him on the 20th, not having seen him for 39 years. She will come for the funeral service tomorrow. Mr. Pease was an old soldier, but was not a member of the G.A.R.
#2-16 Sept., 1909 - Blair Democrat - P. H. Pease
P. H. Pease died at his home in Weimerville about eight o’clock Tuesday morning after an illness lasting several weeks. About two years ago Mr. Pease suffered an attack of paralysis and never fully recovered from its effect. Deceased was nearly seventy years old and was born in New York state. He was in Chicago at the time of the fire and from there went to Sioux City where he married Miss Anna Evans. In 1882 the family moved to Blair, Mr. Pease working for the railroad company on the transfer boats on the Missouri river. They spent the years of ’87 and ’88 in Plattsmouth and when they came back to Blair Mr. Pease operated a ferry boat on the Missouri for a number of years. Besides the wife there are seven children to mourn his death. The funeral arrangements had not been made up to the time of going to press, the family waiting to hear from a sister of the deceased who lives up in South Dakota. Prior to March Mr. Pease had not heard from this sister for forty years, and a short time before his death the family received word that she was coming here to make them a visit on the 20th of this month.
~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~
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