22. Edgar Taylor LIMES
was born on 2 Jul 1846 in Champagne Co., OH (near Urbana). He was buried
on 5 May 1915 in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, NE. He died 2 May 1915 ? in South
Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE. "History of Edgar T. Limes and Family"
written by Amy Limes Wright has his death date as 25 May 1913. Private, Iowa
33rd Infantry, Civil War. In his later years he was employed in the plastering
and cement walk business. Tony Kurtz data states occupation as "Mercantile,
Farmer, Contractor-cement." He died in his home in south Superior, NE.
From his obituary in unknown newspaper: "VETERAN LIMES LAID TO REST THIS AFTERNOON. ... At the age of sixteen years he enlisted in Company I, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry, in which regiment he served until the end of the war. At the close of the war he was transferred to the Thirty-third Iowa, doing guard duty in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, during the first part of the reconstruction period following the war. He joined his regiment then in the field near Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the battle of Little Missouri Prairie de Ann and the subsequent engagements in and around Little Rock, terminating in the Federal victory of Jenkins Ferry. From there his regiment was sent to participate in the siege of Mobile, taking part in the storming and capture of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. He was in the campaign against Kirbey Smith in Texas and along the Rio Grande, returning to New Orleans from which place his regiment was sent home, he being then transferred to the Thirty-third Iowa in which regiment he served until Civil authority was again restored... He was engaged in the mercantile business there (Knoxville) until spring of 1872, when, with his family, he moved to Steele City, Nebraska, where he engaged in farming. He came to Superior March 9, 1881, where he has since resided. ... The funeral was held from the residence ... the burial service being in charge of Old Abe Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of which organization Mr. Limes was an enthusiastic and helpful member."
He was married to Eliza or Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) KEITHLY on 18 Aug 1868 in Knoxville, IA.
23. Eliza or
Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) KEITHLY was born on 22 May 1844 in near New Albany,
IN. She died on 29 Jun 1927 in Fremont, NE.(3)
In home of Mrs. Frank Faris. She was buried on 1 Jul 1927 in Evergreen
Cemetery, Superior, NE. School teacher (12 years), loved flowers, homestead
near Fairbury, NE.
According to the letter from Roy Limes in 1983, Edgar T. and Jennie had 12 children; 4 sons and 2 daughters died in infancy. If all dates are correct, she had her last child when she was 46 years old.
From an obituary in an unknown newspaper: "An unusually long, useful and interesting earthly life came to a peaceful close in the early morning of June 29, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Faris in Fremont, Nebraska. The span of years granted to Mrs. Limes covers the most stirring and important period of American history. The year of her birth saw the important actions that led to the Civil War. Her childhood and young womanhood paralleled the eventful pre-war years. Her husband was a Union soldier. Their active life together covered the great reconstruction and expansion period of our national life. They became Nebraska pioneers, and helped nobly in the physical moral and spiritual development that marked our state. The events surrounding the Spanish-American war and the great World War were part of her life experience. Practically all the inventions that have become a part of our present daily living came during her life time. Her childhood was spent in her native state of Indiana. At the threshold of young womanhood she moved to Iowa, and there lived for a number of years. Following her early education she attended a girl's seminary (May Seminary). She prepared herself to teach and for twelve years gave splendid service in that profession. ... In 1873 they (Jennie & Edgar) came to Nebraska, locating on a homestead near Fairbury. Eleven years later they moved to Superior, Nebr. where the(ir) home was made until the death of Mr. Limes in 1915. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Limes has made her home with her daughter in Fremont. ... For 70 years she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. A loving and devoted follower of Jesus. A lover of the Bible, great portions of which she had stored in her memory and in the closing months of her life took great comfort in repeating many favorite verses. Those who were privileged to know and love her best will never forget the beautiful Christian character that was hers. Neither will we forget the almost passionate love she had for flowers and the efforts she always made to have them near."
11 i. Amy Etna LIMES.
ii. Arthur "Art" Keithley LIMES was born on 2 Aug 1871 in Columbia, IA. Tony Kurtz data gives birthdate of 7 Aug 1871. He died on 24 Jun 1933 in Norfolk, NE. He was buried in Norfolk, NE. Married 3 Apr 1901 at Belleville, KS, Georgia Boyd (1872-1959); they had Arthur Boyd and Francina Limes/Jones. Art's church affiliation is listed as Baptist.
iii. Mimmie Josephine LIMES was born on 7 Jun 1873 in near Steele City, NE. She died on 17 Sep 1880 in Belvidere, Thayer Co., NE. She died at the age of 7 years.
iv. Eva May Limes LIMES was born on 28 Dec 1874 in near Steele City, NE. She died on 23 Sep 1880 in Belvidere, Thayer Co., NE. Died at the age of 4 1/2 years.
v. Royal Edgar LIMES was born on 14 Oct 1876 in near Steele City, NE. Tony Kurtz gives birth date of 15 Oct 1876. He died on 14 Sep 1878 in near Steele City, NE. Tony Kurtz data gives place of death as Belvidere, NE. Twin of Raymond; died at 2 years of age.
vi. Raymond LIMES was born on 14 Oct 1876 in near Steele City, NE. Tony Kurtz gives birth date of 15 Oct 1876. He died on 15 Sep 1878 in Belvidere, Thayer Co., NE. Twin of Royal; died near Steele City, NE, 19 Sep 1878 at 2 years of age.
vii. Earl Rollin LIMES was born on 10 May 1879 in near Belvidere, NE. He died on 14 Sep 1880. Died of the age of 16 months.
viii. Edgar Earl LIMES was born on 12 Jun 1881 in Belvidere, Thayer Co., NE. He died on 13 Apr 1937 in Norfolk, NE. He was buried in Fremont, NE. He married 20 Mar 1911 at Superior, NE (or Council Bluffs, IA ?), Elfin Sara Hill; they had Gordon Earl (wife Odessa Galyon), Roberta (husband Chester Carl Froding), Edgar Taylor (wife Irene Johnson), and Barbara Jean (husband Thomas Everett Vernon).
ix. Royal Raymond "Roy" LIMES died on 1 Jan 1970 in York, NE. He was born 24/26 Aug 1883 ? in Oak, NE. He was buried in Norfolk, NE. Married 31 May 1908 at Superior, NE, Amy Ebersole (1883-1969); they had William LeRoy "Roy" (wife Lillian Vail Melick) living in Seattle WA in 1983, and Eleanore Faye Limes (never married).
x. Ethel E. LIMES was born on 27 Apr 1885 in Superior, NE. Married 15 Jan 1905 at Superior, NE (or Denver, CO), Phillip Curtis "Duke" Thompkins; they had Theodore.
xi. Ernest Forest LIMES was born on 22 Mar 1886 in Superior, NE. He died on 21 Dec 1890 in Superior, NE. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, NE. Died a child, about age 3.
xii. Cecil Lula LIMES(2) was born on 30 Jul 1890 in Superior, NE. She died on 15 Feb 1974 in Los Angeles, CA. Tony Kurtz data gives place of death as Van Nuys, CA. She was buried in Van Nuys, CA. Tony Kurtz data gives place of burial as Newhall, CA. Married 19 or 20 ? Jun 1912 or 1911 ? at Superior, NE (or St Joseph, MO ?), Frank Ellery Faris (1890-1972); they had Marvin (deseased in 1983) and Robert "Bob" Keithley Faris (b. 27 Oct 1917) who married Nadine Nash and was a popular coach retiring as athletic director at George Washington University in 1982.. "Uncle Frank Faris" worked as a brakeman for the Chicago Northwestern RR out of Fremont, NE, from about 1920 to 1940.
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