Nancy Elizabeth (Cox) Garton, 1843-1929 [RG1023.AM]

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RG1023.AM:  Nancy Elizabeth (Cox) Garton, 1843-1929

Reminiscences:  1864-1868
Dewitt, Saline County, Nebraska:  Pioneer
Size:  One item

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Indiana on April 29, 1843, Nancy Cox moved with her family to Iowa in the 1850s.  By 1870, Nancy was married to James Alfred Garton and living in Richardson County, Nebraska.  By 1880, the couple had moved to Saline County, Nebraska.  James Garton died in 1908.  Nancy (Cox) Garton died at De Witt, Nebraska, on August 20, 1929.  The couple is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at De Witt, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of the reminiscences of Nancy Garton (Mrs. Alf Garton) of Dewitt, Saline County, Nebraska. The reminiscences cover the years 1864-1868 and describe early pioneer experiences in Saline County, Nebraska. They describe grasshopper infestations, hail storms, and floods. The reminiscences also include information about the Cox and Garton families.

Note:  A copy of these reminiscences is also available in the library.

ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS

Wesley E. Cox collection [RG0917.AM]

INVENTORY

Reminiscences

 

Subject headings:

Cox Family
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Garton Family
Garton, Nancy Elizabeth (Cox), 1843-1929
Saline County (Nebraska) -- History

 

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