|i.||William Harold1,31 (1901-1962)|
|ii.||Alfred1,31 (Died as Infant) (1906-1908) b. 7 May 1906, Holdredge County, Nebraska; d. 28 Sep 1908, Holdredge County, Nebraska; bur. Fairview Cemetery, Beaver City, Furnas County, Nebraska31|
Washington was the eighth child of Amos and Elvira Faw and came to Furnas County in the early 1890's with a threshing crew. He took up residence in Cambridge where he worked as a machinist and built a model railroad under the direction of Bud Cole. They moved to Holdrege shortly after their marriage where he worked as a roundhouse foreman for the Burlington Northern Railroad. He and Maude retired to Oxford where he passed away.32The obituary for Washington Monroe Faw is found in the Arapahoe Public Mirror, newspaper, Arapahoe, Nebraska, Beaver City, Nebraska:33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 30 December 1926 reported that Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Faw of Holdrege spent Christmas and Sunday at the home of their son, Harold.33
31 March 1949 - Father of Arapahoe Man Dies At Oxford.William Harold FAW, son of Washington Monroe and Maude (Denny) Faw, was born on 9 Jul 190131 in Holdredge, Nebraska.31 "Harold" grew up in Holdredge and moved to Arapahoe in 1923.31 William Harold died 5 Sep 1962.31 He was buried in Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska.31 Occupation: automobile dealer.31 Alias/AKA: "Harold."31
Arapahoe- W.M. Faw, 75, father of Harold Faw of Arapahoe, died Saturday at his home at Oxford after an illness of eight weeks. A retired railroad worker, Mr. Faw made his home in Holdrege for over 40 years, moving to Oxford five years ago after his retirement.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Oxford, Reverend G.C. Robberson of the Methodist church officiating. Masonic rites for burial were held at the funeral home conducted by Rowalt Lodge Number 138 of Oxford with Jessie P. Wade of Holdrege in charge. Interment was made in the family plot at the Cambridge cemetery.
Mr. Faw is survived by his widow and son, Harold and family, all of whom were in attendance at the service. A niece Miss Mabel Correll of Cambridge was also present.
Washington Monroe Faw, son of Amos and Alvira Faw, was born 28 August 1873 at Winston, Missouri, and departed this life at his home in Oxford, Nebraska on 26 March 1949 at the age of 75 years.
He spent his early years in Missouri, coming to Cambridge, Nebraska in 1898. He began to work for the Burlington Railroad in 1901 at Cambridge. Later as a machinist, he moved to Holdrege, where they lived for over 40 years. He retired in 1940 and moved to Oxford in October 1944. He united with the Christian church at an early age. He was a member of Jachin Number 146 A.M. Lodge in Holdrege for 35 years. He united in marriage to Miss Maud Denny of Cambridge in 1900. To this union, two sons were born, Alfred dying at age two. He is survived by his wife, Maud, one son, Harold of Arapahoe, three grandchildren, Calvin, Barbara and Carol Faw, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Card of Thanks- We want to express our apppreciation to the many friends for the sympathy and comfort extended to us in our bereavement. Mrs. Maud Faw, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and family.
On 12 Sep 192331 in Norton, Norton County, Kansas,31 when he was 22, William Harold married Anna Caroline THOMAS of Cambridge,1,31 daughter of Erastus R. THOMAS (1854-1939)31 and Jerusha Anne STEVENSON (1865-1917).31 Anna Caroline was born on 11 Feb 189831 in Gosper County, Nebraska;31 she died 9 May 1988,31 in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska.31 Occupation: teacher, homemaker.31 Religion: Methodist from 1908.31
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 8 November 1923 has an announcement of their marriage.
Thomas-FawThe following biographical notes for William Harold Faw were contributed by Faw family researcher Pat Thomas:31
Announcements were recieved last Friday of the marriage of Miss Anna Thomas, daughter of E.R. Thomas to Mr. Harold Faw, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Faw of Holdrege on Wednesday, September 12th. The young couple were supposed to have gone to the County fair but instead drove on to Norton, Kansas where they were quietly married by Judge Garrison, tow of his office force serving as witnesses. Both young people are well and favorably known in Arapahoe. The bride was a graduate of the Arapahoe schools and for the past few years had been employed as a clerk in the Equity store. She would retain her present position until the Christmas holidays. Mr. Faw was the junior partner of the Faw & Faw garage and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Faw. Mr. and Mrs. Faw had obtained rooms of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Blazier over the Colonial Cafe and had started housekeeping33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 15 March 1923 mentioned that Faw & Faw on Monday moved their garage equipment from the building next to the postoffice to the building south of the filling station on North Nebraska avenue33The following biographical notes for Anna Caroline (Thomas) Faw, wife of William Harold Faw, were contributed by Faw family researcher Pat Thomas:31
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 29 November 1923 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw spent Thanksgiving Day with Mr. Faw's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Faw of Holdrege33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 14 May 1925 reported that Harold faw had sold and installed Delco lighting plants at three farms, A.H. Krumme, northwest of town installed an 1850 watt plant, S.L. Dunkin, west of town, an 850 watt plant and John Riepe, south of town, a 600 watt plant33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 2 July 1925 reported that the partnership of Faw and Baxter was disolved that week with Willard Baxter retaining the Studebaker and Delco agencies. The garage would still be Faw's Garage33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 30 July 1925 reported that someone had apparently supplied their need for small rubber hose without bothering to go to a store and buy it. Sometime on the last Monday night, the free air hose at the Faw Garage was cut and a piece of several feet taken out. This was a service free to the public for convenience after closing hours and the person who appropriated it to their own needs must be pretty far down in the scale of humanity33
S.C. Hesser purchased a 7-passenger Master Buick sedan of Harold Faw that week. Mr. Faw and Mr. Hesser went to Lincoln Monday and drove thru that afternoon and Tuesday morning33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 26 January 1926 reported that Guy E. Moore had sold to Harold Faw, Lot 2, Block 9 in Arapahoe for $1000.00.33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 27 May 1926 reported that the Buick car which had already completed a trip around the world and which was now calling on every Buick dealer in America was scheduled to reach Arapahoe on May 31st, it was announced by Harold Faw, local dealer33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 19 January 1928 reported that Chet Lumley, local Chevrolet dealer, reported the sale of two of the bigger and better coaches to Kenneth Bratt and to Harold Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 26 January 1928 has a want ad, have the carbon burned from your motor. 50¢ per cylinder33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 2 February 1926 has a large advertisement for the Crosley "Icyball". It was a new and revolutionary refrigeration appliance. It would keep your icebox cold, make ice and freeze desserts. It would last a lifetime without further expense. You could see the new product on display at Faw's Garage in Arapahoe, Harold Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 16 February 1928 had a want ad, have your mashed fenders straightened and repaired at Faw's Garage33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 10 May 1928 reported that Harold Faw and Orin Horton went to McCook on Wednesday and returned the same evening with two Ellis-Chalmers tractors, the agency for whilch was ehld by Faw Garage33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 14 June 1928 reported that Harold Faw, K.D. Bratt and Doran Bellamy went to McCook on Tuesday to view the wreckage made by the tornado33 The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 23 August 1928 mentioned that Harold Faw and Weldon d'Allemand spent Saturday and Sunday in Omaha33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 21 February 1929 says that Herman Schutz purchased an Allis-Chalmers tractor of Harold Faw last Thursday33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 7 March 1929 reported that Dr. W.C. Miller was driving a 1928 Buick sedan which he recently purchased from Harold Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 16 May 1929 has an advertisement:33How is your engine?The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 30 May 1929 stated that Harold Faw, accompanied by son Calvin, made a business trip to McCook Sunday33
When your engine smokes or hisses,
knocks, overheats, stops or misses,
You've engine trouble on your hand
That perhaps you don't understand.
If you don't know just what to do,
Call on us, we'll fix it for you.
Faw's Garage, Harold Faw
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 18 July 1929 mentioned that the front of Faw's garage had been treated to a coat of paint and now boasted an orange and white scheme33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 26 December 1929 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Faw of Holdrege, Mr. E.R. Thomas, were dinner guests on Christmas Day of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and family33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 13 March 1930 stated that Harold Faw had motored to Hendley to be at the bedside of Walter Faw whose condition was not much improved at the time33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 1 October 1931 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw went to Holdrege Sunday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Faw, then drove on to Kearney33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 8 October 1931 mentioned that Alfred d'Allemand and wife had transferred Lot 11, Block 22 in Arapahoe for $300 to W.H. Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 19 November 1931 reported that Faw's new service garage was completed. They were moving in the fixtures and he was to have the entire stock completely moved by the next Monday, November 23rd33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 26 November 1931 reported that on Monday morning of that week, Faw's garage opened for business in their new building, just north of the old location. The new building was of brick and tile construction, with the new factory type windows, giving it a very modern appearance. Harold Faw, proprietor of the garage, came to Arapahoe nine years earlier and had conducted a successful business since that time. The fact that he had just completed a new building was proof that he had faith in the future of Araphoe and he had the congratulations of his many business friends and customers. The garage would continue its general repair business on all makes of cars and would feature Gillette tires, as well as many other standard lines of accessories and repairs. The public was invited to visit the new building at any time33
William bought a half interest in his Uncle Walt Faw's Buick Garage about 1922 for a thousand dollars. The following year he purchased the other half and Walt moved to Hendley where he operated the light plant and ran a children's zoo. The orginal business was known as Faw and Culp and was located on Nebraska Avenue. Walt later moved the business to Lot 10, Block 22 on Nebraska Avenue. In 1931, Harold purchase Lot 11, Block 22 from Alfred and Emma d'Allemand for the sum of three hundred dollars. A new brick building was erected in 1932. Nick Hentges and Bert knaub were involved in the project. In 1946, Harold became a franchised Chrysler-Plymouth dealer. At that time a showroom (now a parts room) and a large service facility were added to the original building. In 1958, Harold bought Lot 12, Block 22 from Oscar W. Kropf and wife for a thousand dollars. (Oscar had purchased the lot from August and Sophie Koelman on 4 March 1921). This corner lot is now a covered parking lot for their vehicles. Harold and Anna's son Cal still runs the business32
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 18 January 1945 stated that new officers of Arapahoe Fire Department, elected at the meeting included H. Faw, foreman of the pumper truck33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 21 February 1946 stated that the new Plymouth on display at the Faw Garage, really looked neat. Someone would probably be the proud owner soon33 The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 13 March 1947 reported in the city council minutes that the building permit of W.H. Faw was approved33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 28 March 1946 said that Harry Moore had resumed his duties at Faw's Garage on Saturday after spending the past 38 months in Military service33 The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 14 August 1947 reported that the showroom was completed at Faw's Garage. The new showroom recently constructed on the south side of the Harold Faw Garage was completed and ready for occupancy. The only thing lacking said Mr. Faw, were cars to display on the new show floor. Although the agency had quite a lot of cars during the year, deliveries had not been nearly enough to fill the demand. Labor stoppages and shortage of some parts had caused the bottleneck, according to Mr. Faw, but he was in hopes that his situation would get better before long33
The city council proceedings of September 2, 1947, moved by councilman C.E. Richards and seconded by councilman L.N. Dutcher that Harold Faw be granted a building permit for the construction of a 17 ft X 22 ft tile building on Lot eleven, Block 22 in the city of Arapahoe. Motion carried33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 25 September 1947 announced that construction was progressing rapidly on the new service building being erected by Harold Faw, just back of his present garage building. The structure would be of tile and add considerable convenience to working conditions in Mr. Faw's business. the new improvement was the second made by Mr. Faw that year, having completed a showroom adjoining the main garage building only recently33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 13 November 1947 reported a break in attempt at Faw's garage. From marks found on the door of the new addition at the Faw garage, it was apparent that an attempt to break in had been made there in the past week. Eviddence pointed to the use of a crowbar but fortunately the new door had a strong lock33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 6 May 1948 reported that Harold Faw had started construction of an addition on the back of his garage, which would be 32 x 60 feet, of all metal construction and with a concrete floor33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 10 June 1948 reported that in city council proceeding on May 18, 1948, a motion made by Longsine and seconded by Packer that a building permit be granted to H.W. Faw carried33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 17 June 1948 reported that construction was underway for the steel frame for the addition to Faw's Garage. It was erected that week and the business building being constructed by Bede Williams was taking shape. The work was being done by N.G. Hentges33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 24 June 1948 reported that the all-steel building being erected on the rear of Faw's garage was nearing completion33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 24 June 1948 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and Carol Dee attended the wedding of Vada Gregor and Elliott Nay at Cambridge on Sunday. Elliott was a cousin of Harold Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 24 February 1949 announced that the Chrysler Corporation honored two garages. Arapahoe- W.H. Faw and Gerald Busch were recipients of Certification from the Chrysler-Plymouth Corporation for their twelve months' couse in factory approved methods of servicing cars and trucks. Other employees of Faw's Garage were also taking the course, but had not as yet completed a year of the course which was necessary before being eligible for the award under the company's master technician's service plan. Mr. Busch had been wtih Mr. Faw for about a year and a half. The same paper mentioned that W.H. Faw, local Chrysler-Plymouth dealer spent Thursday in Omaha, where he attended a dealer's preview of the new 1949 Plymouth cars, which would be presented to the public about the middle of March. Mr. Faw expressed himself as being very pleased with the new models, stating that they were everything that the advance publicity had intimated. Several improvements had recently been made at Faw's Garage, which included modern racks for parts display as well as a small private office in the work shop33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 10 March 1949 announced that the new Chrysler cars for 1949 were being announced on Friday and one would be on display at Faw's Garage on Friday morning March 11th33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 17 March 1949 announced that the new Plymouth would be displayed on Friday. W.H. and C.H. Faw, local Chrysler-Plymouth dealers were all set for the unveiling of the new Plymouth cars which was scheduled for March 18th33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 7 April 1949 mentioned that W.H. Faw of the 2nd Ward received 66 votes. Floyd Morris and Jerry Longsine were relected to the Arapahoe City Council33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 21 April 1949 mentioned that Easter Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw were his mother, Mrs. Maude Faw of Oxford and Miss Mabel Correll of Cambridge33
She is found in the 1900 Nebraska census, Gosper County, East Muddy township, age two.The following obituary for Anna Caroline (Thomas) Faw, wife of William Harold Faw, contributed by Faw family researcher Pat Thomas,31 is found in the Arapahoe Public Mirror:33
She is found in the 1910 Nebraska census, Gosper county, East Muddy township. She is age 12.
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 17 August 1916 reported that Miss Anna Thomas was helping Alvin Ford that week. Their infant baby was in very poor health33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 24 May 1917 announced that Anna Thomas was one of the graduates of the Arapahoe High School. The class color was lavender and white, the flowers were lilac and apple blossoms33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 30 August 1917 reported that Miss Anna Thoms would teach the school of District 25 in Frontier county the coming year. She would leave for her school on Sunday33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 17 October 1918 reported that there was influenza in Frontier county. Miss Anna Thomas who was teaching District 16, Frontier County, was at home last week, as her school had been dismissed on account of influenza. Lester Stone, a young man of the district had been to Lincoln to enlist and returned home and was taken ill with influenza. As a precautionary measure the school was closed. School at Eustis was also closed33
Anna C. is found in the 1920 Nebraska census, Furnas county, Arapahoe city, ward 4. She is age 21 and at home, a teacher in the common school.
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 15 January 1920 mentioned that a basket supper would be held January 30, 1920 at the Gosper School. Anna Thomas, teacher33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 26 August 1920 mentioned that Miss Evelyn Addin of Oxford had accepted a position in the dry goods department of the Equity Store. She would take the place of Anna Thomas, who resigned to teach school in the Snowball District that season33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 28 September 1922 mentioned that Miss Anna Thomas of Arapahoe was visiting relatives in the Gosper vicinity that week33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 25 January 1923 mentioned that Mrs. Mildred Watson entertained her Sunday school class on Friday evening at a social and business meeting. Miss Anna Thomas was elected president of the class and Miss Ethel Scott, Secretary-treasurer. Mrs. WAtson resigned as teacher feeling that she could no longer give the time and attention to the class that it merited. Mis Irene Thomas was elected teacher in her stead. Guests of the class were Miss Louise Hartman, Mrs. Stacey McCoy and Miss Marion d'Amand. A dainty course luncheon was served during the evening33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 19 July 1923 mentions that Miss Anna Thomas was taking a two week's vacation from the Equity Store33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 11 October 1923 stated that Mrs. Mildred Watson had entertained Reverend and Mrs. M.C. Galloway and Misses Anna Thomas and Gladys Johnson at dinner the Sunday before33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 6 December 1923 mentioned that the Kappa Gamma Phi Society of the Methodist Episcopal church met with Azalia Cawthra Tuesday evening. In addition to the usual meeting, a miscellaneous shower was given for Mrs. Anna Faw. A very novel idea of having the bride find her presents by the ringing alarm clocks was carried out. Needless to say, Mrs. Faw received many lovely presents. At the close of the evening, the hostess served a delicious lunch. Mrs. Faw's sisters were guests of the society33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 4 November 1924 mentioned that Mrs. Verna Nye left Monday evening for Omaha where she expected to remain for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw would occupy Mrs. Nye's house during her absence33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 19 February 1925 mentioned that a birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Harold Faw's birthday was served the Wednesday before in the E.R. Thomas home just south of Arapahoe. Guests from outside the family were Mr. and Mrs. Trenwith L. Jones33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 8 October 1925 reported that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw had moved to the E.R. Thomas home south of town33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 11 March 1926 stated that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and little son, who had been named Calvin Harold, moved last week into their new home recently purchased from Guy E. Moore. They had been living with her father, E.R. Thomas south of town that winter33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 2 June 1927 mentioned that Mrs. Harold Faw and son Calvin spent Wednesday and Thursday with relatives near Beaver City33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 22 September 1927 announced that the first meeting of the year for the Methodist Episcopal Junior Aid was held at the home of its president, Mrs. Melba Mather on Tuesday evening, September 20th. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. Anna Faw, Miss Gladys Johnson and Mrs. Ruby Pattin. Mrs. Caroline Stanfield, Miss Grace Souther and Mrs. Cora Prime, acting entertainment committee had previously arranged games and contests which were played and much enjoyed. After holding the usual business meeting, delicious refreshments were served and all separated at a late hour expressing the wish that this will be a banner year for the Aids of the Methodist church33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 30 January 1930 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw had entertained Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bly of Beaver City at dinner on Sunday33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 18 September 1930 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Faw, Calvin and Barbara went to Lincoln on the train Sunday night. they drove out a new '28 model Buick33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 18 January 1945 announced that O.E.S. Rena Chapter No. 212 of Arapahoe installed officers, Mrs. Harold Faw, Electa33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 27 September 1945 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw of Arapahoe were pleased to have as a caller on Tuesday, Fl/C Wendell of Norton, Kansas, who had served on the USS Stanley with their son, Calvin33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 21 November 1946 mentioned that the Women's Club met with Mrs. Harold Faw on Friday afternoon with 13 members present33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 18 December 1947 reported that the Intermediate Girl Scouts, their leader and troop committee members, Mrs. Harold Faw and Mrs. William Mues, enjoyed a Christmas party Tuesday night at the Faw home. supper was eaten by candle light at a beautifully decorated table. Then gifts were exchanged and the rest of the evening was spent playing bingo33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 15 January 1948 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and Carol Dee were dinner guests on Sunday of Miss Ruth Murray and her aunt, Dr. Worthington33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 1 April 1948 mentioned that spending their Easter vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw, were Calvin Faw, student at Doane and Miss Barbara Faw, who attends the University of Nebraska33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 8 July 1948 reported that the Sew-so Club would meet the next Thursday, July 15, 1948 at the home of Mrs. Harold Faw33
he Arapahoe Public Mirror of 28 October 1948 mentioned that Mrs. Anna Faw of Arapahoe would demonstrate "textile painting" at a meeting of the Woman's Club on Tuesday afternoon, November 2, at the Holbrook Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Visitors were cordially invited33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 24 February 1949 announced that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and Carol Dee went to Crete on Saturday to be present at the wedding of their son and brother, Calvin Faw. Also going from Arapahoe were Mr. and Mrs. Joe ten Bensel and others attending included Miss Barbara Faw of Norfolk, Miss Shirley Burton and Doran McCoy of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Haussler of Western. At a three o'clock ceremony Saturday afternoon at the First Congregational Church in Crete, MIss Grace Casteel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Casteel of Crete, became the bride of Calvin Faw of Arapahoe. A complete report of the wedding would be published later33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 3 March 1949 mentioned that the Birthday Club would meet the next Tuesday, March 8, at the home of Mrs. Harold Faw33
The Arapahoe Public Mirror of 4 August 1949 stated that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Faw and Carol Dee motored to Lincoln on Sunday to get Barbara who had been attending summer school at the university33
She lived in Arapahoe all her married life. Anna moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arapahoe when her mobility became limited.
Anna C. Faw184. Bessie FAW.1 Born on 2 Mar 1876.1 Bessie died in 1939; she was 62.1
Anna Caroline Thomas Faw was born on 11 February 1898 in Gosper county, Nebraska, the sixth of 11 children born to Erastus R. and Jerusha Anne Stevenson Thomas, one of the pioneer families of Gosper county. Anna died at Arapahoe, Nebraska 9 May at the age of 90 years, two months and 28 days. She attended Gosper School and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1917, after which she taught at Snowball School in Gosper county.
On 12 September 1923, she was united in marriage to William Harold Faw. To this union were born three children, Calvin Harold, Barbara Anne and Carol Dee.
Anna became a member of the Methodist church in 1908 and was a devoted and tireless member, teaching Sunday School and serving in many other capacities.
She served her community as well, as a member of the Library Board for several years besides participating in numerous activities and organizations.
Always busy, Anna generously shared her handwork and the products of her garden with family, friends and shutins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her son Calvin of Arapahoe, two daughters, Barbara Schnieder of Morrw Bay, California and Carol Ziebell of Cozad, Nebraska, 11 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren; her brother Earl Thomas and sisters Ruth Thulin and Mary Forney.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, 11 May 1988 at the First United Methodist church in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Reverend Steven Todd and Reverend Michael Churchman officiating.
Music was "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord is My Shepherd, I'll Not Want," sung by the congregation nd organist was June Vannier.
Casketbearers were Matthew Faw, David Urbom, Mitchell Zielbell, Brian Dorr, Alan Carpenter and Al Bly.
Interment was at the Arapahoe Cemetery with Williamson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.