Logan County, Colorado
Frank H. and Mary (Moore)(Oster)(Haen) Rhoad, Freeman Rhoads,
"David Henry Rhoad was born in Lebanon County, Penn., (His death certificate says his parents were William Rhoad of Pennsylvania and Rosianna Berder (Bader) of Pennsylvania.) on Sept. 13, 1861, and died at his home in McCook on April 23, 1927, being at the time of his death, 65 years, 7 months and 10 days old. He grew to manhood in Pennsylvania, and while still a resident of that state he was married to Miss Emmaline Bollinger.
To this union 6 children were born, 2 dying in infancy. The children still living are: Wm. H. Rhoad and Frank Rhoad of Colorado; Edwin Rhoad of Shenandoah, Iowa; and Mrs. Bessie Golding of Hillsdale, Mich. His wife Emmaline died at Culbertson in 1890.
In October, 1892, he married Mrs. Mary E. Parks. To this union 6 children were born: One son preceded him in death. Those still living are: Mrs. Nora McCreath of Thedford, Nebr.; Mrs. Bertha Myers, Mrs. Grace Hamilton, Mrs. Lena Walker and Lloyd Rhoad of McCook. He leaves besides his children and wife; two sisters and 3 step-children. Mr. Rhoad came to McCook in 1892, and has since made this city his home. He has spent most of his time in the employ of the Burlington. A year ago last October he was compelled by failing health to give up his work. Since that time he has been a patient sufferer, being afflicted with cancer, which finally caused his death. A short time after his serious illness, he was led to accept Christ as his savior and has since that time been a faithful Christian. He died in the faith.
Frank proved up a quarter in sections 31 and 32, 8N 49W in 1915.
Frank Henry Rhoad registered with a Fleming address, farming born August 28, 1875, with Mary.
Mary Moore, age 18, married Chris Oster, age 35, in Johnstown, Weld County, Colorado on December 26, 1904.
Christ Oster, Jr. was in probate in Weld County in 1908.
Mary Oster married George Haen on January 31, 1909, recorded in Weld County.
Mary Oster was listed in the Weld County poor records in July 1909.
This is a different age than the one marrying Mary Moore...
Chris W. Oster (Dec 15, 1889-Nov 13, 1928)
GILCREST MAN IS CRUSHED UNDER BEET WAGAON AS TEAM RUNS AWAY
Chris Oster Falls Beneath Empty Wagaon as Team Starts on Farm Near Gilcrest; Farmer Well Known in County.
Chris W. Oster, 38 years of age and a resident of Weld County all his life, was killed late Tuesday afternoon when the four-horse team with which he was hauling beets on his father's farm near Gilcrest ran away, throwing him under the wagon and crushing his body. Two wheels of the beet rack, which was not loaded, passed over Oster's body fracturing nine ribs, breaking the breast bone, puncturing his lungs and breaking the main artery of his body. Oster was working on a farm one-half mile east and one-half mile south of Gilcrest owned by Jacob Oster, his father, at the time of the accident. He had been talking with two other men also hauling beets who had their wagons loaded preparatory to leaving the field. When the other men started their teams, Oster's horses also started. He made a grab for the lines which were rapped around the wagon seat. Persons who saw the accident declared that the horses were evidently going too fast and Oster lost his balance, falling under the wheels. He was rushed to Platteville for medical attemtion but died before reaching a doctor's office. Dr. W. A. Schoen, deputy county coroner, who investigated (next line unreadable). Chris Oster was born in the Beebe Draw district and later moved to Gilcrest where he has lived with his parents for the past 28 years. He was a member of the Elks Club and was widely known throughout the district. In addition to his parents, Oster is survived by eight sisters; Mrs. Gottlieb Pfaff, Jud, N. Dak; Mrs. William Holmgren, Pueblo; Mrs. Otto Borchers, Lamar; Mrs. William Luers, Brush; Pauline and Freda Oster, employees in the Weld county courthouse; Martha Oster, South Bend, Ind.; and Ester Osters, Gilcrest; and two brothers; J.E. Oster, Gilcrest, and Henry Oster, Lasalle.
(Chris is buried in the Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, CO)
1931 Greeley "a pulling contest was staged which lasted for two and a half hours. Much interest in the contest was shown by the large crowd and many spectators stated -the contest provided the best pulling exhibition they had ever seen. Jake Oster, with a team of grays, weight 2,700, was awarded first place and a prize of $11.10. Chris Oster with a team ot bays weight 3,000, took second place and a prize of $5.50. "
From the Greeley, Colorado newspaper of May 5 and May 6, 1931. Frank Rhoad a one armed man employed at the Ahistrand Building as a janitor, risked his own life to carry 4 years old Geraldine Foster from the flames. It was 4:30 am he said I was going to work when I heard cries for help and I saw the older girl Mildred running to the Lewises house, she had reached them so I saw I could not help her. I then looked first in the front window were the fire was worst and could not see anybody. I then ran to the rear of the house and the little girl Geraldine was in the toilet with her clothing on fire burning, I beat the flames out took her to my wife at our house said Rhoad. Mrs. Rhoad asked Geraldine she said honey how did the bed's get on fire, she said Daddy did it. Except to repeat Daddy did it that is all she ever said aout it said Mrs Rhoad to the police. Geraldine was so terribly burned that she died within 3 hours after the fire. As Geraldine had fled to a toilet at the rear of the house while her mother Myrtle cut off from her by the flames, was carried to the porch at the rear of the house by Frank Rhoad who got her out of the toilet, beating out the flames on her body and clothing ran her across the street to his wife.
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