Felix Hales, 1858-1917 [RG6254.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6254.AM:  Felix Hales, 1858-1917

Letters: 1909-1916
Tilden, Antelope County, Neb.: Newspaper editor
Size:  1 box; 0.2 cu.ft.

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in England on November 15, 1858, Felix Hales came to the United States with his family in 1883. The family settled at Tilden, Nebraska, where he taught school. Later, Hales worked in the hardware business with his uncle, Ed Kite. When the hardware store closed, Hales purchased the local newspaper, The Tilden Citizen. Hales served as editor of the newspaper until his death. While in Tilden, Hales had also served as county supervisor, a member of the board of education and a member of the village trustees. Felix Hales died on April 24, 1917. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Thornton) Hales and their five children.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one box containing approximately 55 letters written by Felix Hales to various members of his family. The letters date from 1909-1916. Topics discussed include local and family news, as well as observations about World War I.

INVENTORY

Box 1 – Letters of Felix Hales, 1909-1916

Subject headings:

Antelope County (Neb.)
Hales, Felix, 1858-1917
Newspaper editors
Newspapers
Tilden (Neb.)
World War, 1914-1918

TMM 12-19-2023

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