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Arthur Sherbet, sister Nellie (Sherbet) Bowles, brother Ed 'Sherbert'

, Wray
Harriet E. Savage married Silas Sherbet on February 4, 1865 in Grant County, Wisconsin.

In 1880 Adams County, Nebraska, Silas Sherbet is farming, 49, born in Canada, with Harriet 30, William F. 3, Nelly A. 10, Clarissa 8, Emmaline 5, Delia 2, and Julia A. 1 were all born in Wisconsin.

In 1885 Franklin County, Nebraska, Silas is 55, born in Canada, Harriet 35 in Iowa, William 18, Nellie 15, Clara 12, Emaline 11, Della 8, all in Wisconsin, Julia 6, Ida 4, and Edward 2 in Nebraska.

Silas died in 1900, buried in Benkelman, Harriet 1848-1914 also buried there.
In 1900 Benkelman, Nebraska, Harriet is widowed, born August 1849 in Iowa, with Arther Sept 1889 Nebraska.
Clara is in Benkelman in 1900, born August 1872 in Wisconsin, married to Aragal Monroe born July 1859 in Wisconsin, with Clyde 8, Ivy 5, and Fern 4. Ida Sherbet born September 1880 is with them.


Edward V. Bowles married Nellie Sherbet on Sept 7, 1890 in Arvada, Colorado.

Edward and Nellie Ann Bowles divorced in Arapahoe County in 1910.

September 1919 "Walter A. Bowles and Mrs. Nellie Bowles are now located at Long Beach, California."
April 1920 "Mrs. Nellie Bowles returned from Los Angeles, Calif. Wednesday after a visit of several months."

September 30, 1921

She might be the Nellie Harris dying February 23, 1938 in Los Angeles, buried in Littleton # 11892858.


Arthur is still in Benkelman in 1910, with mother Harriet. He's a salesman in a meat market.

July 22, 1910 Wray "A marriage license was granted by County Clerk Abbott last Saturday, July 16, to Art Sherbet of Benkelman and Miss Delia Carson, who lives north of Wray."

August 21, 1913 "Mrs. Arthur Sherbet and little son, Lowell, returned Saturday from a month's visit with Mr. Sherbet's mother in Benkelman, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Sherbet have a homestead several miles north of Wray."

Della Carson is a dining room girl in Benkelman in 1910, 22, born in Illinois. On the same page is Ann McEvoy, 72 widowed.
July 1910 Wray "Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carson's daughter, who married Art Sherbet will live at Benkelman. May happiness and prosperity be their lot."
August 1912 "Arthur Sherbert came up from Benkelman, Nebraska, Saturday and filed on a homestead near the Carsons several miles northwest. Mr. Sherbert is a brother of Mrs. Ed Porter who formerly lived here."

November 1917 " Mrs. Delia Shubert and little son came up from their home in Benkelman, Nebraska, Saturday and remained over until Monday with Mrs. Shubert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carson, of north of town."

Arthur, Nella, and Lowell R. 8 are in Benkelman in 1920, managing a store.

In 1930 Benkelman, Arthur 41, Nebraska, Della 41 Minnesota, and Lowell R. 19 are in Benkelman.

Arthur Sherbet is a butcher in 1940 Benkelman, 51, born in Nebraska, with Anna D. 52 born in Illinois. Lowell R. is 29, a clerk for the city light and water department.

When Arthur Nelson Sherbet registered for WWII in Benkelman, he listed Lowell as his reference, not Anna. He was born September 19, 1888.

Arthur 1888-1953 is buried in Benkelman.

Della (Carson)(Sherbert) Accomazzo is buried in Phoenix 1887-1992 # 120854151. Russell is buried in Casa Grande, Arizona.
"Russell Lowell (Sherb) Sherbert was born April 12, 1911 in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska. He was the only child of Arthur Nelson Sherbert and Anna Della Carson Sherbert. He graduated from Benkelman High School, class of 1929, and later attended Chillicothe Business College. He loved music and was the First Trumpet in high school and the town bands. His early employment included working for his father, who owned a butcher shop. Subsequently, he became the city of Benkelman Financial Clerk. He later owned and operated Sherbert Produce, which marketed local farm products of cream, eggs, chickens and cow hides.
He married Marjorie Jane Harbidge in December 21, 1940. They had two sons and one daughter, Mark Thomas (Margaret Laverne Killingsworth), Susan Jane Oakley (Ed) and John Charles (Sharon Fisher).
The family moved from Benkelman to Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona in 1957, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture and Marjorie taught in the local elementary school system.
He passed away in Casa Grande on September 15, 1958 and was interred in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande, Arizona."

October 1902 "Ed Sherbert who is in the employ of the Bar 11 ranch had his arm broken by a horse falling with him. The accident happened twenty-five miles northwest of Sterling and Ed returned home Saturday."
So Ed Bowles was employing his wife's relatives.

1904 Wray "Ed Sherbert was called to Benkelman Saturday night on account of the serious illness of his aged mother."

Charles Edward Sherbert registered for WWI in Custer County, Montana, farming, with Elizabeth Sherbert.

In 1920 Powder River County, Montana, Edward is farming, 36, born in Nebraska, father in Canada, mother in Wisconsin. Elizabeth is 33 born in Michigan.

Ed proved up two quarters by homestead, and another two by Stock Raising, in Powder River County in 1923.

In 1930 Beaverhead County, Montana, Edward and Elizabeth have no kids.

In 1940 Meagher County, Montana, Edward C. Sherbet is a shoe and harness repairman, 56, with Elizabeth G. 53 born in Michigan.

1941 Helena, Montana "Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sherbert entertained at dinner Thursday evening at their home on their 30th wedding anniversary. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. William Schoeder, Mrs. Dick Allred, Misses Hannah and Josie Brady, Miss Anna Friese and Tom Brady. Mr. and Mrs. Sherbert received a gift of a tablecloth and napkins from their friends."

Charles Edward Sherbert 1883- November 2, 1947 buried in Parma, Idaho # 25190473. His death record said his father Silas was born in Quebec.

December 6, 1947 Helena "Mrs. Ed Sherbert of Parma, Idaho visited friends

EMMALINE - Della's sister

Emeline A. McEvoy 1874-1913 is buried in Benkelman # 75516546, with John F. McEvoy 1871-1941.
Their daughter born in Colorado Erma Mae (McEvoy) Stamm is buried in Benkelman # 75555884.

John Francis McEvoy, son of John and Ann McEvoy, was born at Keysville, New York, January 14, 1871 and died May 1, 1941.
As an infant he moved with his parents to Ogdensburg, New York, where he grew up and attended school. Then in late fall of 1885, he with his mother and sister, joined his father in Benkelman. His father had taken up land and a tree claim. The family lived there for several years.
Then in 1893 John F. McEvoy married Emmeline Sherbert, who died in 1913. To this union seven children were born, Edna, who died in 1920, Erma Stamm, John M. and Leo McEvoy of Benkelman, Ann Jokerst of Norton, Kansas; Emmeline Pitner of Stratton, Nebraska and Willie, who died at the age of three years. He has lived on the farm three and a half miles southwest of Benkelman all these years.
In 1930 he married Gertrude VanBuskirk, who cared for him in his last illness. He had been in poor health for almost three years.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Gertrude; two sons, John and Leo; three daughters, Erma, Ann and Emmeline and one sister, Lizzie McEvoy.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, May 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic church, by Rev. Father Kolar.
The pall bearers were P. E. O'Brien, J. Reining, P. R. Wakefield, J. A. McDonald, T. J. O'Leary and A. J. Grimmeis.
Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, June 1974

Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, March 1981

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1981 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman, NE for Erma May Stamm.

Mrs. Stamm was born July 18, 1896, at Leadville, CO to John F. and Emmeline A. Shubet McEvoy and passed away Feb. 21, 1981 at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, NE.

She was married to Roy G. Stamm Nov. 27, 1919 in McCook, NE and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Edna; three brothers, Leo, Jack and William; and a grandson, Gerad.

She is survived by her husband, Roy of Benkelman; one daughter, Anna (Mrs. Francis) Weishapl of Atwood, KS: two sons, Roy W. of Laverne, OK and Joseph of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Ann (Mrs. Carl) Jorkerst and Emmeline (Mrs. Albert) Pitner, both of Greeley, CO; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Rosary was recited Monday night at 7:30 p.m. MST at the Jones Funeral Chapel.

Mass was held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Irvin Weber officiating. Organist was Janet Faimon, who accompanied the St. Joseph's Catholic Choir with "Be Not Afraid", "How Great Thou Art", "Prayer Of St. Francis" and "Amazing Grace."

Bearers were Dan Weishapl, Frank Denning, Tom Weishapl, Craig T. Ham, Steve Finley and Wilfred Hansen. Interment was in the Benkelman Cemetery with funeral arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Benkelman. THANKS TO SHERRI GREGORY OF DUNDY COUNTY FOR THE OBITUARY

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