Ernest B. Husted (1863-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 31 Jan 1945, p. 1

Last Rites For Father And Son
Cpl. Husted Killed in Plane Crash; E. B. Husted Buried at Hartley

From Hartley Correspondent -

E. B. Husted
Last rites were held the same day [Monday, January 29] at the M. E. Church for his [Cpl. Lorin Husted] father, Ernest W. [sic] Husted who was born in Flint Mich. on Feb. 6th, 1863, and passed away at his home in Grant Twp. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25th at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 17 days.

In the spring of 1867 the Husted family made an overland trip in a covered wagon to Old O'Brien where they resided for a year. In the spring of 1868 the family moved to Grant Twnp. at which time the deceased was five years old. He resided on that farm until his death.

He endured all the hardships of the early pioneer. When a boy of 14 he broke prairie and tended the farm [so] that his father and older brother could do carpenter work to supply the needs of the family. He could recall the scare of Indians, the scourge of grasshoppers, the severe winters and many other hardships.

In the year of 1898 [note, wife Sarah's obituary says 17 Oct 1900] he was united in marriage to Sarah Erniesse [sic Eernisse] of LeMars. They resided in Sutherland and Mr. Husted followed the mason trade. Beside an adopted daughter, one son, Lorin Jerome was born to this union, the latter killed in action last Sept. His wife passed away on June 8th, 1904. After the death of his wife he moved back to the old homestead where he began farming, his mother keeping house and caring for the infant son.

On Dec. 5th 1907 he was united in marriage to Verne Kay Parcaut of Sutherland. To this union five children were born, one son and four daughters.

Mr. Husted was a true christian, a loving husband and father, his thoughts being always for the comfort and wellbeing of his family. He had been in failing health for the past year. Everything that medical skill and nursing could do was done, but it proved unavailing and, as said to his wife, "God's Will be Done," so he was called to the great beyond on Thursday of last week, January 25th.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow and six children: an adopted daughter, Mrs. Margaret Graham of Omaha; four daughters Mrs. Edith Heckert of Newton, Mrs. Sarah Fogelman of Sutherland, Mrs. Mavis Jordan of Los Angeles, Mrs. Vera Pauls of Sutherland, one son Everett at home; four sisters, one brother and ten grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

Rev. Taylor of Sheldon officiated. Music was furnished by a mixed quartette.

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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