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Arthur J. Packer , 1 South 43 West

John H. Packer married Kizia Ridgway January 3, 1863 in Belmont County, Ohio.
In 1870 Polk County, Iowa, John is 28, Keziah 25, with Eliza C. 6, Edda G. 2, and Ludwick seven months.
In 1880 Howard County, Nebraska, John and "Kasia" have Elisa 16, Eddy 12, Freddi 10, Arthur 6, and Clayton 1.
In 1900 Weld County, Colorado, A. John Packer born Aug 1873 in Nebraska, with Pearl L. Feb 1880 Nebraska are farming with Clara May 1899 Colorado A. John's brother Clayton H. Sept 1879 Nebraska, Louis H. June 1878, Nebraska, and his parents John H. April 1839 and Kezia Oct 1840, both Ohio, are with them.
In 1910 Laird precinct, Arthur is 36, born in Iowa, married 12 years to Pearl L. 29 Nebraska, with Ellis 11 Nebraska, Ivan 9, Colorado, and Marshal 7 Nebraska.

Arthur proved up 320 acres in sections 24 and 25, 1S 43W in 1912, witnesses Chas. Long and M.L. Fisher.

In 1930 Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Ellis is 31, and Arthur 57 and Pearl 50 are living with him. So is Lloyd 17, born in Nebraska.
October 27, 1930 "A charge of shooting with intent to kill was to be filed this afternoon against Arthur J. Packer, 65, who on Friday atfernoon wounded three pheasant hunters from Mitchell, then gave himself up at the county jail. The complaint has been drawn by County Attorney Floyd Wright. Packer probably will be arraigned"|Arthur J. Packer, 1873-1936 is buried in Ingleside Cemetery, Adams County, Nebraska (probably a patient at the hospital_ # 59785060.
"Charges of assault with intent drawn up Monday by County Attorney Floyd Wright against Arthur J. Packer, sixty - five, farmer, in connection with the wounding three youths of a ./// charge Monday afternoon, Sheriff Monday - F H Koenig said. Packer asked for a lawyer and Koenig obtained the services of the law firm of Elebe and Ellioep of Scottsbluff. Since Friday night when Packer attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself from the top i sr i ced t ogetherhehM not g i v ' i JV'V,fflr!Hlth,any trouble Koenig the improvised started to strangle the man, called for help and was cut down before he was strangled. Lawrence Frailey. twenty, Howard Polk, thirty - one. will lose sight, he said. They both will recover from their wounds, however. Wil - brother of Law - ;covering from his ESS Packer said he shot at the p when the five refused to give him pheasants and $25 cash they were crossing a corner of the land Packer had rented. The hunt - Ln n 1 occurrea on ttls lana nwever. "
December 1930 "Arthur J. Packer, the Mitchell farmer who late last month fired on five pheasant hunters and wounded three of them. was the Scottsbluff county insanity commission late Saturday night and ordered sent to the state asylum at Hastings. Testimony at the hearing indicated that since his imprisonment, his mental condition has been growing steadily worse. , Packer wounded the trio when they failed to hand over $25 he demanded from them because they had walked across a corner of his land. The men said they didn't have the money and Packer fired at them with a shotgun from a distance of 40 feet. Two of the hunters. Lawrence Galley and Howard Polk, each lost the sight of one eye. William Fralley, a brother of Lawrence, was shot Merlin Morrison and Walter Miller were not hit. After the shooting, Packer rushed to the courthouse at Gering and gave himself up to the sheriff. The District court had previously set today for Packer’s trial on a shooting with intent to kill. The insanity ruling, however, halted that action."
Pearl Luella Packer 1881-1946 is buried in Larned, Kansas. # 102921154, "Wife of Arthur John Packer. Daughter of Fleming and Mary Lambert "
Her 1944 Social Security claim said she was born Feb 8, 1880 at Nemaha City Nebraska to Fleming J. Leambert adn Mary P. Engle.
Ellis Willard Packer 1899-1972 is also buried in Larned # 114423049. "Ellis W. Packer, 73, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Larned, after a short illness. Born June 8, 1899, at Indianola, Colo., he married Hester Moore in 1932 at Lust, Wyo. He was a retired sheep shearer and Jived here 37 years, Survivors include the widow; daughters. Mrs. Edith Swanson, Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Martha Jackson, Independence, Mo.; brothers, Lloyd and Marshall, Portland, Ore. ; Ivan, Washington; two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at n a.m. Saturday at the Larned Cemetery with the Rev. David E. Collins officiating."

John H. Packer 1841-1908 is buried in Greeley # 65231248.
Buried in Nampa Idaho: Packer, Eddy Goodman 1868-1934, Packer, Ida M 1874-1952, and Packer, Kezia 1840-1919

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