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Philip C. Putt

In 1880 Coshocton County, Ohio, Philip is 10, the only boy with   George and Catherine Putt.  One tree says Goerge's first wife Amanda died, and he married Catherine A. Breniser in 1879.

In 1898 Philip was in the general roster of the First Nebraska, mustered into service May 9, June 5 sailing on the "Senator" from San Francisco, arriving Manila Bay July 17, participating in the assault on Manila, caputring it August 13.  On February 4, 1899 on the Pasig River, the First Nebraska fired the first shots in the insurrection. - the Battle of Santa Mesa.  The regiment sailed from Manila July 21, arriving San Francisco July 29, mustered out August 23

In 1900 George, Catharine, Philip- a grocer, June 1870 in Ohio, and sister Alta L. a hairdresser - June 1873 in Ohio, are in Beatrice, Nebraska

1909 Yuma "Philip Putt and Andrew Nordholm of Bryant registered at the Weld" (hotel)

In 1910 Philip, age 39, born in Ohio, is single in north Yuma County.  He's still there, still single, in 1920 and 1930 and 1940.

Philip proved up  a quarter in 27, 5N 47W in 1915 - same time period as adjoining neighbors Miles Clark and Guy Sylvester.

April 1915 "Mrs. J. Putt and Mrs. John McCree stopped off here last Friday evening to visit their son and brother, respectively, Phillip Putt, twenty-five miles northeast of Yuma.  The ladies are on their way from Denver to their home in Beatrice, Nebraska."

One tree said that "Sada" Putt married John William McCrea in Beatrice in 1904, and died in Denver in 1963.

Philip 1870-1943 is buried in the Yuma cemetery.

Beatrice Daily Sun February 10, 1922

Services for the late Catherine Putt will be held this Brief services will be .....home at 2 oclock and held at the from Centenary church conducted by the ....Franklin.....Interment will be In Evergreen Home....

Beatrice Nebraska Daily Sun - March 11, 1943

Philip Putt Funeral services for Philip veteran of the Spanish-American war and a resident of  ....for 33 were at the Richey funeral home  Tuesday February Frederick ,,,,, pastor of  the First Presbyterian church of ,,,,,,,,Burial was in the Yuma cemetery where military commital rites were conducted by members of the local American Legion. Philip Putt was born June ....at ......and passed away February at the Veterans hospital at Cheyenne at the age of 72 eight months and eight days,  '

When he was 12 years old he went with his parents to Iowa

April he enlisted in first regiment of ka infantry and saw service in the He was honorably discharged August being a corporal at the In 1910 he homesteaded north east of Yuma and that place remained his home the rest of his life.  A number of years ago failing due to injuries incurred in the army caused him to tire from active......On January 28 he was taken to the Veterans hospital for treatment but he failed to recover and passed away Saturday,  His sister Miss Alta was with him at the tuner,  He was a member in good standing of United Spanish war veterans at Sterling  He is survived by two sisters Miss Putt of .....and Sadie McCrea of ....and three.... His long residence here resulted in making many warm friend His many friends and neighbors regret his

Beatrice Nebraska Daily Sun December 13, 1963

Sada Elizabeth McCrea, 83, Denver Colo., a former Beatrice resident, died Thursday afternoon in a Denver hospital. She was born Dec. 22, 1879, at Coshotton, Ohio, and moved to Denver from Beatrice in 1947. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, John William McCrea, July 4, 1945. Surviving are two sons, Max of Beatrice and Maurice of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Alta Putt, Denver; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. from the Harman Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Walter L. Jewett officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery.

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