Joe Carmichael, son of Henry A. and Ida Carmichael was born in Page County, Iowa, Dec. 20, 1867, departed this life at Gothenburg Nov. 22, 1955 at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 2 days.
With his parents he came to Nebraska in 1884 and homesteaded in Frontier county, some 10 miles south of Farnam. He grew to manhood in this community and farmed there until 1908 at which time he moved to Hot Springs, S.D. and became employed by Dr. Nichols Cancer sanitarium. With the sanitarium he moved to Savannah, Mo., where he remained until 1933, when he moved to Bloomington to care for his aged mother. He remained with her during her lifetime and after her passing he remained in Bloomington until 1946, when he returned to Farnam, where he remained until his failing health forced him to enter the Slack rest home where he passed away.
Two brothers, Harry H. of Scottsbluff and Mahlon J. of Ontario, Oregon preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his passing one brother O. E. Carmichael of Quinter, Kansas, five sisters, Mrs. Grace Whitcomb of Orange, Calif., Mrs. Eugenia Craig of Two Falls, Idaho, Mrs. Verona Paquin, Polup, Wash., Mrs. Mary Thrasher, Farnam and Mrs. Maud Gardner, Twin Falls, Idaho, a number of nephews and nieces, a host of other relatives and friends, who will greatly miss Joe.
Funeral services were held at the Farnam Nazarene church Friday with Rev. W. R. McCroskey officiating under the supervision of the McVay Funeral home.
Music was furnished by Dan McNickle, Chas. Pollard, Mrs. Hugo Blomquist, Mrs. Chas. Pollard and Mrs. Raymond Smith.
Pallbearers were O. L. Hudson, Ralph Parker, Fred Miller, Hugo Blomquist, E. B. Lewis and Claude Clement.
Interment in Farnam cemetery.
The Farnam Press, 16(10):1 Thursday, Dec. 1, 1955
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