county. It was also among the first farms in this section to be opened up and improved. Mr. Thomas was an enthusiastic member of Company H. 2nd Regt., N. N. G. of this city which for years was known as one of the best military organizations in the state. He was with that company during the Sioux Indian campaign at "Wounded Knee." He was lieutenant of the company for several years and later was elected captain. Mr. Thomas was united in marriage September 11th, 1883, to Miss Linnie B. Nelson of this city.
ROBINSON CARR was born in Otsego county, New York, December 8th, 1828. Here he grew to manhood and laid the foundations for the sturdy life of a western pioneer which he later became. In 1855 he removed with his family to Walworth county, Wisconsin, which was then a frontier. Three years later he again moved toward the setting sun and located on a farm along the Missouri river in Burt county. This was in 1858 and here he resided for many years identifying himself with the early settlers in the developing and opening up of this virgin country for the hundreds to follow. In 1897 Mr. Carr removed to Boyd county, this state, then a new county, without a railroad and there again entered upon the life of the pioneer. He is still a resident of that county and has profited by the rapid settlement which has been made there during the past few years Mr. Carr was united in marriage in 1845 to Miss Caroline Eldred.
JOHN A. GOODWILL, was born January 18th, 1830. Canton, Ohio, made historic by a martyr president, was his birth place and there the years of childhood and young manhood were passed. May 23d, 1857, he came to Nebraska, stopping at Saratoga, an early suburb, of Omaha, and in October of the year following he settled on the bank of the Missouri at a place called "Tekamah Landing." Here he followed farming for several years later removing to Tekamah where he has since resided devoting his time to caring for his proper-