WISDOM, A. O. - Dawes County, Nebraska | A. O. WISDOM - Nebraska Gravestone Photos


Crawford City Cemetery
Dawes County,


In Memory of
A. O. Wisdom
Erected by
Gate City Lodge
No. 224

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Aaron Otis Wisdom was the son of Francis Marion Wisdom and Lucy Ann Blakesley-Wisdom. Sarah was his wife.They were living in Decatur County, Kansas in 1885. He died in a snowstorm at Bessemer Bend, Wyo. Here is a news story about his death.

Where he laid down and Died on the Poison Spider Range
The Body Was Badly Decomposed But it Was Brought to Casper and then shipped to His Former Home for Interment

John [Aaron Otis] Wisdom, the man who was herding sheep for Tony Goetz, and who lost his life in a storm about two months ago, was found on the range along Poison Spider creek last week by a man who is herding for Wm. Luton. The man was lying with his face to the ground, his hands were in his pants pockets and the body was badly decomposed. The poor fellow was only half a mile from camp when he laid down and died. He had wandered about the range during the day in a cold rain storm without food, and he was so poorly clad having on only a thin suit of underclothing, a pair of overalls and a thin jacket, and being half sick for several days, it is sup- posed when night came on, it being cold and snow falling, the man became demented, and could not find his way to camp, but laid down without the knowledge that he was in danger of losing his life. The authorities were notified that the body had been found, and C. M. Hawks, Sam Kennison and W. E. Tubbs were sent out to bring it to town. THe party left Friday morning and arrived in town in town in the evening, and after positive identification had been made by a number of people the body was taken out to the cemetery where it was buried. The deceased had a wife living near Crawford, Nebraska and word was sent to her but no answer could be received. He was an Odd Fellow, belonging to the Crawford, Neb. lodge and the Odd Fellows of Casper notified the Crawford lodge of the circumstances. The lodge sent word to have the body taken care of till Monday, when a metallic casket was sent up and orders to have the body shipped to Crawford, which was done Tuesday morning.

Contributed on 10/11/06 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 10/11/06 • Approved: 2/2/07 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R11071-G0-S3

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