James Almon Howard James Almon Howard ran the stage line from Pierre to Fort Meade, South Dakota as a youth, became, at the time, the youngest postmaster ever appointed in the U.S. in 1885 and was elected Mayor of Benson, Nebraska in 1906. He made his living in banking, real estate and insurance and was active in the Masonic community. The art deco tombstone marks the final resting place of Howard and his wife, Zana Steele Howard.
Mark Hansen Mark Hansen served in the military in both his native Denmark and his adopted country. One of his treasured possessions was a medal that the King of Denmark awarded him for bravery during the war against Germany. He arrived in Omaha in 1859; when the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in the First Nebraska regiment and served three years. He started Den Danske Pioneer, a Danish-language newspaper in 1872 and published it for nearly 15 years before selling the paper to his son-in-law. Hansen owned the Omaha Brick Company and much property in Omaha. Anna Marie Nielsine came to Omaha in 1854 and was known as the first Danish woman in the city. She married Mark Hansen in 1866 and they had two children.
George Wellington Hall Boston native George Wellington Hall served the Union Pacific Railroad as a clerk and assistant auditor for several years after arriving in Omaha in 1869. He later worked in the insurance business. Hall died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 58, having been despondent due to his ill health and the passing of his brother. His wife, Helen, a Massachusetts native, was. the mother of two sons and a daughter. She lived just more than a year past her husband.
William Umpherson William Umpherson was described as one of the "old-timers" of Omaha, having been superintendent of the the Union Pacific Railroad's car repair shops for 21 years. He belonged to the St. John's branch of the Masonic order and was also a member of the Modern Woodmen. In 1888, he was a delegate to the Republican County Convention from the First Ward. He was ill for about a year before succumbing to dropsy—today known as edema—at age 55.
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