I am transcribing obituaries from our local newspaper archives (Scotia, Nebraska):
The Scotia Register
Volume XXXIII, Thursday, March 31, 1927, pg. 1, column 6
AUSTIN VOORHEES PASSES AWAY EARLY SATURDAY
The sad news reached Scotia relatives and friends last Saturday of the death of Austin Voorhees, in Long Beach, California. His death occurred at 12:30 a.m. that day, Saturday, March 26th. Word had been received a short time before telling of him being very sick.
The deceased lived on his farm south of Scotia until some seven or eight years ago, when he and his wife moved to California. His health at that time was not very good, but improved considerably while living in the coast country. Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees have made several visits back to this community since they first moved away.
The body is being brought from Long Beach to Scotia, and is scheduled to arrive on the passenger Saturday evening, accompanied by Mrs. Voorhees.
As the plans now are, short services will be held at the Harold Findley home at about 1 or 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and then services will be held at the M. E. Church in Scotia at 2:30.
Volume XXXIII, Thursday, April 7, 1927, pg. 1, column 2
AUSTIN N. VOORHEES
Austin Nevious Voorhees was born near Blackstone, Illinois, on January 22, 1879, and died in Long Beach, California, on March 26, 1927, at the age of 48 years.
He moved to Scotia with his parents when a small child, and grew to manhood there. At 21 years of age he was converted and joined the M. E. Church at Scotia. He has lived a true Christian life ever since.
He was married on July 4, 1905 to Edith E. Findley, of Scotia.
In the year of 1917 he underwent a serious operation, and has been a patient sufferer for the last ten years, never complaining to anyone about his suffering.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife; his father, Abram Voorhees, of Grand Island, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Tully, of Omaha; two brothers, John G. and Chas. W., of Scotia; also a host of other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in Scotia, Sunday afternoon, Rev. G. A. Randall officiating. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this way of thanking our friends and neighbors for the many acts of love tendered us at the time of the burial of our loving husband, son and brother. Especially do we want to thank the Reverends Randall and Reynolds for their comforting words of assurance, also the choir for the beautiful songs, and to those who presented flowers. Your deeds of kindness will never be forgotten.
- Mrs. Austin Voorhees
- Abram S. Voorhees
-Mrs. J. A. Tully
-J. G. Voorhees and family
-C. W. Voorhees and family