Mr. Lydick was united in marriage February 22 1866, to Mary E. Giltner.
In 1852 he fractured his thigh bone and was there after troubled with it. It grew worse until in August 1902, he was taken to the St. Joseph hospital in Omaha where, after an unsuccessful operation, he died August 17th. A coincidence is that the spot on which stood the brickyard where he did his first work in Nebraska is now the site of the hospital where he died.
CHARLES E. BARDWELL was born, February 20th, 1847, in Genessee county, New York. In 1866 he came to Omaha where he worked for the Union Pacific railroad for about six months and then came to Tekamah where he followed farming for about seven years.
He was deputy sheriff of Burt county under Elisha Crowell and was one of the jury before whom the Indians were tried at Tekamah for the murder of a settler near Lyons.
In 1873 he engaged in the agricultural business which he followed for several years. For a number of years afterward he served as postmaster at Tekamah and in 1898 removed, with his family to Lincoln, here he has since resided, and engaged in the insurance business.
January 1st, 1878, Mr. Bardwell was united in marriage to Miss Mary Nelson, at Tekamah.
JOSIAH F. MASON was born on a farm in Walpole, New Hampshire, May 22nd, 1803. He worked on a farm summers and went to school or taught school winters until 1825, when he removed to Rochester, New York, and engaged in the lumber business. He was there at the opening of the Erie canal and was priviledged (sic) to clasp the hand of Lafayette.
In 1856 Mr. Mason came to Nebraska and for twenty years he lived in Burt county. While here he held responsible public positions. He was probate judge for six years, justice of the peace several years and superintendent of public schools of the county for a time. He was the last of fourteen children and lived