William Nevin, 9 North 48 West


1888 Holyoke Colorado "Wash Scott and Wm. Neven of Haxtun were down Tuesday."

William timber-claimed a quarter in 34, 9N 48W in 1896.


Likely the same William Nevin who proved up a quarter in 19, 7N 44W (near Holyoke) in 1894..
In 1880 Seward County, Nebraska, there's a William F. Nevin, farming 22, born in Ireland, one of many kids of Patrick - a stone mason - 54 and Joanna 37.
In 1880 Seward County, Charles Nash is farming, 38, Anna 37, Lillian 15 - these three born in New York, Myrtle 12 and Rose 9 were born in Michigan. Next household is Willie Nash, 22 New York, farming.
(August 1931 Lincoln "Charles Nash of Los Angeles, eighty-two years of age, arrived in Lincoln after an absence of twenty-six years. He visited the capitol accompanied by Clark Jeary of Lincoln, whose father, Edwin Jeary, found employment on the Nash farm in Seward county immediately upon his arrival from England. Mr. Nash settled upon a farm in the edge of Seward county at the age of twenty-one after his arrival from England. He is visiting the family of S. E. Cozad in Lincoln and among friends in Seward county." )


In 1885 Seward County, William is a laborer, 27, Lillian 20 is a teacher with Vern, six months. They're living with Lillian's parents Charles E. - a miller - and Anna Nash.
1899 (this could be William's father-in-law)

In 1900 Fillmore County, Nebraska, Will F. Nevin born May 1859 in Ireland, married 16 years to Lillian Feb 1865 New York, is a druggist. Charles C. Nov 1884, Grace C. Mar 1887, and Bernard May 1896 were all born in Nebraska.

Johanna (McDonald) Nevin 1837-1907 is buried in Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska # 120955124, as is William F. Nevin 1858-1902 and his wife Lillian (Briggs ) Nevin 1865-1950.
Grace Katherine (Niven) Underwood 1887-1931 is buried in Exeter. # 103756554, with George 1879-1968.
"Richard "Dick" Underwood was born to George and Grace (Nevin) Underwood October 7, 1916 at the farm, which was homesteaded by his grandfather 130 years ago. He passed away on March 15, 2006 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 8 days. He was one of two children in the family. Following his birth he lived on the homestead north of Exeter. He attended and graduated from Exeter High School in 1934. On December 26, 1937 he was united in marriage to Vernice Johnson and to them were born four children."

July 18, 1930 "Jerry Nevin, sixty-seven, of Exeter, died at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Kelly, 416 North Twenty-seventh. He is survived by three other sisters: Mrs. Ed Underwood. Mrs. Robert Roeser and Miss Anna Nevin of Exeter, and one brother, Patrick Nevin of Exeter. The body was taken from Alba Brown’s Thursday night to Farmer’s funeral home at Exeter for services and burial. "


Bernard F. Nevin 1896-1985 is buried in Saunders County, Nebraska, # 10156012, with wife Katheryn.
LIncoln, Nebraska biographies: "NEVIN, BERNARD F: Supervisor of Instrumental Music; born Exeter, Nebraska Apr 11, 1896; son of William Nevin-Lillian Nash; eduacation Exeter HS & U of N Teachers Coll HS, Lincoln; LBC; U of N, BFA 1927; Northwestern U, MusM 1937; Phi Mu Alpha; Alpha Tau Omega; m Katheryn Knapp Sept 17, 1923 Council Bluffs Iowa; sons Ned, Bernard; 1924-25 music teacher, St Paul schs; 1927-30 music teacher, Fremont schs; 1930- supvr of instrumental music, Lincoln schs; toured US & Canada with Kilter's Band & Chautauqua Circuits; past conductor of Orpheum Theater orchestra, Lincoln; past conductor Lincoln Municipal Band; past conductor of Monahan Post Band of American Legion, Sioux City Iowa, band won national championship at Amer Leg conv in Chicago 1939; guest conductor of Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Nov 1939, at which time his composition, Fantasy, was performed; guest conductor Lincoln Symphony Orchestra 1938, at which time Fantasy was performed for first time in present instrumentation; has written other compositions, one performed by Lincoln HS orchestra 1929; Lincoln HS band & orchestras under his direction have won 1st place several times in Neb St music contests; during World War entered US army May 1918, stationed at Camp Dodge Iowa, in France Aug 1918-May 30, 1919, saw action on Alsace & Metz fronts, disch June 1919; Lincoln teachers Assn; NSTA; NEA; Neb Music Educators Assn, VP of orchestra div; Natl Music Educators Assn; Presby Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, instrumental composition; off South Administration Bldg; res 2764 Arlington, Lincoln."

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