NameEmma Helen AMES
Birthabt 1855, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan864,1344
Death5 Jun 1926, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska1344 Age: 71
BurialElmwood Cemetery, St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska1319
FatherCyrus AMES (~1819-~1870)
MotherSusan ZELUFF (~1823-~1860)
Birth4 Jan 1844, Savannah, Ashland County, Ohio1345
Death1 Nov 1923, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska1345 Age: 79
BurialElmwood Cemetery, St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska1319
OccupationState Surveyor, draftsman, and historian1317,1345
Marriage1868 or 1872, Indiana1318,1317,2387
ChildrenFloran (~1870-1934)
 Maybelle (~1882-<1943)
 James Alexander (~1896-1943)
Notes for Emma Helen AMES

1855 Birth: 1860 U.S. census,864 in which Emma Helen was 5 years old, would indicate a birthdate around 1855. Death certificate1344 and obituary1318 indicate birthdate of 10 December 1851.

1868 Marriage:1317 "Mr. Harvey was married to Miss E. H. Ames of Coldwater, [Branch County,] Michigan, in 1868." [Note: Albion College is located in Calhoun County, Adrian College is located in Lenawee County; both are close to Branch County and were attended by Emma’s husband, Robert Harvey.]

1926 Death Certificate:1344 Emma Helen Harvey; date of death, June 5, 1926; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska; residence, 328 So. 17; resided in city 23 years; female; white; widow; widow of Robert Harvey; date of birth, Dec. 10, 1851; age, 74 years 5 months, 25 days; occupation, housework; birthplace, Bronson, Michigan; father, Cyrus Ames, born in New York; maiden name of mother, Susan Zealiph, born in New York; informant, James A. Harvey.

1926 Obituary:1318 Death of Pioneer of Howard County June 5th. St. Paul, Neb. June 9 — (Special). — Emma Helen Ames Harvey, an old time settler of Howard County, died at her home in Lincoln, Saturday, June 5th, in her 75th year. Mrs. Harvey was born December 19, 1851, and married to Robert Harvey, Howard County's first surveyor in 1872 and came here as a pioneer to live and the family has considered St. Paul as its real home. However, the Harvey family moved to Lincoln twenty-three years ago where the late Robert Harvey was state surveyor and he remained in that office up to the time of his death.

Mrs. Harvey was a member of the Farragant Corps, Degree of Honor, and the Eastern Star. She is survived by one daughter and two sons Mrs. Maybelle G. Sowerwine, of Calpella, Cal., and Floran E. Harvey, of Chicago, Ill., and James A. Harvey, of Lincoln, all of whom were present at the last rites. Mr. Robert Harvey, the husband, died November 1, 1920.

The body was brought to this city Monday and funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. from the First M. E. Church, Rev. Patterson officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood cemetery. — Grand Island Independent.

Mrs. Harvey resided in this city for a great many years. For more than a quarter of a century she took an active part in the upbuilding of this community and she will be remembered as long as any of the pioneers or the early settlers remain in the community. She was a very amiable lady and no matter where Mrs. Harvey might be, she was among friends and well-wishers. While we resided in Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. Harvey visited at our home and she was always so cheerful and optimistic that one could not help but like her and feel the goodness of the dear old lady.

One by one of the pioneers of Howard county are passing. It will not be a very long time until the early comers in this county, those that arrived in 1871 to 1873, will have answered the final summons and Mrs. Harvey was one of the very first white women to come here to make her permanent home. It is indeed sad to note how the old pioneers are growing older and passing onward. The Phonograph desires to extend condolence to the three children who are left to mourn the passing of the best friend they ever had.

1926 Burial Notice:1319 Mrs. Robert Harvey Buried Here Tuesday. Mrs. Robert Harvey passed way in Lincoln the latter part of the week and her remains were brought to his city on Monday and on Tuesday forenoon the funeral was held.

The remains were conveyed from the Christensen undertaking parlors to the M. E. Church where the services were conducted Rev. Harry Patterson, having charge of the same. Following the conclusion of the services the remains were conveyed to Elmwood cemetery where they were laid to rest in the Harvey family lot along side the remains of her husband who preceded her in death.

Jim Harvey, who has been at home all these years, Floran Harvey and wife and Mabel, who resides in California, were here to attend the funeral. Mrs. Harvey first came to Howard County away back in 1872 and resided here all the time until they moved to Lincoln more than 20 years ago.
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