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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Homer and Winifred (Friday) Cox, Elmer A. and Sarah (Martin) Friday, 6 South 46 West


In 1900 Des Moines County, Iowa, Homer W. Cox born May 1889 in Iowa, is with parents George W. August 1859 Iowa and Sarah A. May 1859 England. Burdett is 12, Anna E. 9, and Lois E. 6.
In 1900 Winnie Friday is in Saline County, Nebraska, with John 52, Johanna 48, Cora M. 20, Elmer A. 16, Joseie A. 14, Curtis R. 7, and John's mother Lucy 92.

In 1910 the Cox family is in Furnas County, Nebraska, Burdett and Anna are gone,
Winnie Friday is in Furnas County in 1910, 22, with parents John 62 and Johanna 59, brother Curtis R. 17.

Winifred (Friday) Cox proved up two quarters in 7 and 8, 6S 46W in 1917.
Winifred Friday married Homer W. Cox April 26, 1915, recorded in Kit Carson County.
In 1920, Homer 30 and Winifred 32 born in Nebraska are farming, with Howell W. 1 born in Nebaska. George, 60, widowed, is with them.
In 1930 Homer is a post office clerk in Ogallala, Nebraska, with Ola Winifred, Paul Winfield 11, and Howell Winfred 5, both boys born in Nebraska. So Homer and Winifred didn't stay long in Kit Carson County. Winfred's father John Friday, 82, widowed, born in Iowa aer with them.

In 1940, still a post office worker in Ogallala, Howell W. is 21, with them, with no occupation.
Homer and Winnie were in Ogallala in 1948, when the Allpress family of Beatrice wee visiting them.
Homer Waldo Cox, per # 66597315, is buried in Ogallala 1889-1961, with Ola Winifred 1887-1982 # 66597355.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, at Draucker Mortuary in Ogallala for Ola Winifred Cox, 94, of Ogallala, who died March 4, 1982, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.
Rev. Eschliman conducted the services. Burial was in the Ogallala Cemetery.
She was the mother of Howell W. Cox of Fort Calhoun and the grandmother of Kathryn (Mrs. Guenther) Schwartz of Blair.
Ola Winifred Freitag Cox was born July 14, 1887, in Saline County, Nebraska, to Johann (John) and Johanne (Johanna) Glander (Friday) Freitag. She attended school at Western, Nebraska, through the eight grade and then cared for the ill and newborn until going to eastern Colorado where she homesteaded near what is now Kirk, Colorado.
She married Homer Waldo Cox on April 25, 1915 in Burlington, Colorado. They lived on the homestead until their son, Howell, was of school age and then moved to Ogallala, Nebraska.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, and had been a member of the WCTU for many years. She was a member and historian of the Ogallala Federated Woman's Club for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, in February, 1961; two sons, Glenn Wendell, at birth; and Paul Winfield in February, 1936; her parents; four brother; and four sisters.
She is survived by one son, Howell Winfred Cox, and his wife, Beverly, both of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Two grandchildren, Curtis Wayne Cox, Oxen Hill, Maryland, and Kathryn Ann (Mrs. Guenther L.) Schwartz, two great-grandchildren, Christopher Paul and Elizabeth Shanti Schwartz, all of Blair; one brother, Curtis Roy Friday, West Point, Mississippi; and nieces and nephews also survive her.
Draucker Mortuary in Ogallala was in charge of arrangements and services.

HOWELL
June 1941, Lincoln, Nebraska - "The marriage of Miss Beverly Hennings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hennings, of Stromsburg, and Howell W. Cox, son of Homer W. Cox, of Ogallala, took place at the Methodist church in Stromsburg Sunday afternoon, June 8, at 4 o'clock. The Rev. E. C. Staley, uncle of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. H. B. Hix, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Herbert Peterson, of O'Neill, cousin of the bride, and Lowell Friday, of Oshkosh, were the attendants. The bride wre a white gown and a fingertip veil trimmed with Chantilly lace. Following a reception at the home of the bride's parents, the couple left for a wedding trip to the Ozarks. Their home will be in Ogallala. Mrs. Cox has attended Nebraska Wesleyan, of which Mr. Cox is a graduate."

Howell W. Cox is buried in Omaha, 1918-1987, with Beverly J. (Hennings) Cox 1917 - 2013
John Friday 1848-1936 # 100086761 is buried in Saline County, Nebraska, with Johanna 1851-1919.

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In 1910 Kit Carson County, Elmer A. Friday is 26, married two years to Florence 20 Iowa, with Everett ten months old born in Nebraska. Elmer is a farm laborer.

James C. Martin is in Furnas County, Nebraska in 1900, born Dec 1854 in Pennsylvania, with Laura B. Feb 1861, born in Pennsylvania, Bessie O Feb 1883, Althea M. Dec 1854, all in Pennsylvania. Harry C. Feb 1887 Sarah F. May 1889, both born in Iowa, and Mary V. Sept 1893 Nebraska.

James C. Martin proved up two quarters in 18, 6S 46W in 1916.
In 1910 he's next to the Friday's, 56, married, a farm laborer, born in Pennsylvania. Also on the page is Alphonso Hitchcock and Rose, both 56, with son Shirley and son Gordon 20, both born in Kansas.
James C. Martin 1855-1916, is buried in Kirk # 67354595.

Mary V. Martin married Shirley D. Hitchcock September 17, 1913, recorded in Kit Carson County.


On the same page as the Cox's in Kit Carson County in 1920 are Shirley D. Hitchcock, 31, with Mary V. 2. They have Lile 1 born in Colorado.
Shirley D. Hitchcock proved up two quarters in 30, 6S 46W in 1916.
He registered for WWI with an address of Tuttle, born January 7, 1888 at Lawrence Kansas, farming with a wife and child.
Shirley 1888-1941 is buried in Colorado Springs # 34859846.
Shirley's mother Rose D. (Holloway) Hitchcock 1852-1944 is buried in Kirk, Colorado # 67354517.
December 7, 1944
January 17, 1935 "Mrs. Rose Hitchcock, who has been making her home with her son Gordon and family at Burlington, has been quite ill, haveing suffered two bad spells with a throat trouble within a short time."
His father Alphonso is probably the A.E. Hitchcock in Kirk, 1855-1911 # 56354516.

Mary V. Hitchcock 1893-1989 is buried in Colorado Springs # 34859842.

Elmer A. Friday proved up two quarters in 17, 6S 46W in 1915.
In 1920 Lincoln, Nebraska, Elmer is a garage mechanic, 35, Florence 30, Everett 10, Lee 8 and Ruth 6 both in Colorado, John 3 and Lowell 1 in Nebraska.

Lincoln, Nebraska April 25, 1960
Elmer A. Friday. 76, ??? , died Sunday. Born in Nebraska, he lived in Oxford and Oshkosh and in Lincoln since 1967. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Sarah; sons, Everett of Meib»t*, Lee of Sanibel Island, Florida, John of Phoenix. Lowell of Portland. Ray Randolph and Roger of Glendale. daughters. Mrs. Ruth Cate of Scappoose, Oregon; Mrs. Ila Nenstiel of Wisconsin; and Mrs. Loribel Akins of coin; sisters. Mrs. Cora Allpreai of Western, Mrs. Josephine Staler of Kearney and Mrs. Winifred Cox of Ogallala, and brother Curtis of West Point, Mississippi.
Elmer Arthur Friday 1884-1960 is buried in Saline County # 93305036, with Sarah Florence (Martin) Friday 1889-1979.

Greenwood, South Carolina - January 20, 1979
Mrs. Sarah Martin Friday, 89, widow of Elmer A. Friday, died this morning in the Greenwood Nursing Home. Born in Shelby County, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late James and Laura Stewart Martin. She had made her home in Greenwood for the past 16 months.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James L. Cate of Scappoose, Oregon, Mrs. Clyde Nenstiel of Muskcola, Wisconsin, Mrs. John (Lorie) Akins of Greenwood; six sons, Everett Friday of Melbete, Neb., Lee Roy Friday of Sanibel, Florida, John Friday of Phoenix, Ariz., Lowell Friday of Clackamas, Oregon, Ray Friday of Charleston and Roger Friday of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hitchcock of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one step-greatgrandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reuel Westbrook officiating. Burial will be in Western, Nebraska, at a date to be announced.

SSDI has Everett A. Friday 1909-1994
Lee Friday 1911-1993 " was born in Tuttle, Colorado (now a ghost town). Lee married Helen E (Davidson) Friday, Jan. 25, 1935. Note: according to information on Ancestry World Tree Project a note had been added that he had been cremated and ashes scattered on the ocean near Sanibel Island, Florida. "

Ruth Cate is in Cassia County, Idaho in 1940, 27, married to James L. Cate. She was in Oshkosh, Nebraska in 1935. James, and Lyle 14 were both in Mitchell, Nebraska in 1935. James is 3, Jack 1.
(James' first wife Velma (Harrison) Cate 1907-1934 is buried in Mitchell, # 19203478.

Ruth Evangeline Cate 1913-2001, wife of James, died in Columbia County, Oregon.
When Lyle died in Connecticut "Lyle is also survived by his three brothers, James Cate and wife, Donna of Nampa, ID, Jack Cate and wife Wynette of Scappoose, OR, Jerold Cate and wife, Diane of St. Helen's Oregon."



Ila Marie (Friday) Nenstiel 1920-2000 is buried in Boaz, Wisconsin # 93478306.
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Ray Duncan Friday CHARLESTON - Ray Duncan Friday, 90, passed away January 11, 2016. He was born in Lincoln, NE, on May 30, 1925 and served in the U.S. Army in WW2 from 1942-1947. He retired as a high school music teacher and Fox Music House piano tech.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frieda (Dayley); his sister Lori Akins (John); 4 children, Kenneth (Annie), Gail Mizuk (Kurt), David (Karen), Patricia Lineberry (Chuck); 3 grandchildren, Gary, Michael, Jessica and 1 great-granddaughter Sophia as well as numerous friends and relatives.
He was predeceased by his twin brother Roger and grandson Jonathan. Funeral arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society.


Roger N. Friday 1925-2010 # 153714269 is buried in Chase County, Nebraska, with a stone includine "Wilma N. -1931 -".

In 1958 Lincoln, Nebraska, John W. Akins is in the air force, living at 111 K. with Lorabel J.
Greenwood, SC (864) 227-8434

1944 Beatrice, Nebraska "Mrs. John M. Friday entertained a group of youngsters at a birthday party for her son Loren's fourth birthday last Saturday afternoon. Games were played during the afternoon and refreshments served by Mrs. Friday. Guests included Rodney Schuette, iLanriy Menke, Cleo Powell, Lois Beth Friday and Loren. "
In 1951 Phoenix, John M. (Josephine) is a teacher at Roosevelt School, living at 1337 E. Pleasant Lane.
In 1965 he was teaching at Sunland Elementery and head of the Arizona Education Association.
John M. Friday 1916-1998 # 64459356 and Jo E. 1918-2006 are buried in Sun City, Arizona.
Josephine Elizabeth Friday was born Dec 4, 1918 at Nort Platte, Nebraska to Clyde C. Masters and Eva M. MIchael.
Jo E. Friday, 87, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on July 15, 2006. Memorial Service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 21, 2006 at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, Arizona.

Lois Beth Friday was born April 11, 1938 at Oshkos, Nebraska to John M. Friday and Joseephine E. Masters, dying July 3, 2003 as Lois Beth Howell.

Lowell E. Friday - Jan 30, 1918 - Sept 28, 1979, spouse Lethia, died in Multnomah County.

Bend Oregon, August 24, 1948 "Mr. and Mrs. Lowell E. Friday, ??? Albany, are the parents of a girl born today at St. Charles weighing v pounds, 3 ounces, and has been named Cynthia Mae.
Lowell Elmer Friday # 59104617 is buried in Portland, Oregon, with Lethia M. 1929-2009.

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