Obituary Record

Parker Smith Rosenbalm
Died on 5/13/1903
Buried in Blair Cemetery

There are two publications of which some of the dates do not correspond.

1. Published in the Republican May 14, 1903



Tuesday morning P.S. Rosenbalm was in this city in apparent good health. Wednesday morning in answer to a call over the phone, Buck Rosenbalm and Dr. Robinson drove out to his farm in Richland Township, found that he had been taken with a stroke apoplexy at 6 o’clock that morning and at 2 o’clock, Wednesday, death ensued. He was born in Washington County, Va., in 1841, and the family came to this county in1884. He leaves a wife, two sons, Festus and Mack, and Mrs. W. H. Hovendick is the only daughter. Beside B. Rosenbalm, his brother, he had many relatives and friends in this county who mourn the loss of a citizen generally respected for many virtues. The funeral service, by Rev. Fowler, will be from the residence on Friday forenoon and burial at Blair Cemetery.

2. Published in the Republican May 21, 1903

Parker Smith Rosenbalm was born in Washington County, Va., Jan 9, 1844, and was married to Miss Julia Ann VanHuss in Nov. 1862. There was born to them three children, Festus N., S. M. and Mrs. L. A. Hovendick, all of whom are now living. The family came to this county 19 years ago and he died May 13, 1903, aged 59 years, 4 months and 4 days. He had been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1861. He was a good citizen and a kind and loving father. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. H. 37th Va. Volunteers. At the battle of Kearnstown deceased was wounded and lost the sight of one eye. He was discharged, volunteered again in the 48th Va. Regulars and received two more wounds in battle. His death is a great loss to the community and the family, which has the sympathy of many friends.

#3-21 May, 1903 - Blair Courier - Parker Rosenbalm - Civil War Veteran

Last week we had a note about Parker Rosenbalm being the victim of an apoplectic stroke on Wednesday morning. Death occurred about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, he never having regained consciousness. The funeral was held at his home on the farm located about nine miles south of town at 10 o’clock Friday morning, Rev. Fowler of Kennard officiating. Interment was made in the Blair cemetery. Mr. Rosenbalm was born in Washington county, Va. in 1841 and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, receiving several gun shot wounds that left their cruel marks with him for life. He came to this county in 1884 and was always an industrious and peace living citizen. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hovendick and two sons, Festus and Mack, all residents of Washington county at the present time.

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

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Printed in the Blair Republican on 5/14/1903