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Wolbach Messenger
Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska
Thursday, May 15, 1947

FRANK WILLIAM PREWITT RITES HELD IN AMELIA

American Flag.jpg Funeral rites for Frank W. PREWITT, 44, Amelia rancher instantly killed in a car wreck near Stuart April 15, were conducted by the Rev. W. C. BIRMINGHAM in the Methodist Church in Amelia.

Mr. PREWITT, father of six children and a resident of Amelia for about 13 years, was killed when his automobile went out of control and upset on Highway 2_ at the east edge of Stuart. Two Amelia neighbors riding with him were unhurt. Burial was in the cemetery at Chambers, beside one of his children who died in 1936.

The pall bearers were: Lee GILMAN, Henry TRAVER, Blake OTT, Vern SAGESEN, Glen WHITE and Beryl WALDO, all of Amelia.

OBITUARY

Frank William PREWITT, son of William B. and Martha Jane CAUDILL PREWITT, was born at Wolbach, Neb., on December 12, 1902 and died at Stuart, Neb., April 15, 1947, at the age of 44 years, three months and three days. He grew to manhood at Wolbach

In 1924 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in which he served four years, part of the time in Hawaii, Guam, and Australia.

He was married to Alice PHIPPS at Alliance on December 14, 1929. Their new home was established at Whitman. They also lived at Wolbach a year before coming to Holt County in 1934 and making their home on a ranch near Amelia. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive.

He received Christian baptism by immersion and united with the Methodist church in Wolbach when he was a youth.

Surviving are his wife, Alice, six children, Myrtha, a junior in high school at St. Paul, Neb., Dean, a sophomore in Amelia high school, and Peggy, Lynn, Janice and Sharon, all at home; his father, William B. PREWITT, Grand Island; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ben MARRS, Mt Ayr, Iowa; Fred PREWITT, Wheatland, Wyo.; Mrs. Arthur JOHNSON, Bozeman, Mont.; Mrs. Ralph SUTTON, Grand Island; Mrs. Leonard SWEENEY, Carson, Iowa; Mrs. Sig ATKINSON, Torrington, Wyo.; Mrs. William McPHERSON, Scottsbluff; and Warren PREWITT, Whitman.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2009

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