Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Ode E Rector

Early Lincoln
Druggist Dies
Operated Store Here
From 1890 Until Retired in 1922

Ode E. Rector, 69, pioneer Lincoln druggist, died at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning at Bailey's sanitorium after a protracted illness. He had been ill for some time with an infection in his leg. Gangrene set in and efforts to save his life by amputating the leg were unsuccessful.

Mr. Rector, who came to Lincoln with his parents in 1876, first clerked in the H. W. Brown drug store. His father, H. C. Rector, also was in the drug business for a time.

In 1890 Mr. Rector started the drug business for himself, establishing a store on the northwest corner of Twelfth and N streets. He later moved to Twelfth and O Streets corner where Magee's store stands today. When the Magee building was erected, Mr. Rector moved to Thirteen and P streets. He sold the store in 1922 to Clarence E. Bucholz who has operated it since.

Mr. Rector was born April 10, 1863 at Champaign, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Nellie. The homes is at 415 South Fifteenth Street. The body is at Roberts'.

Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln, Nebraska

Source: newspaper clipping in Sina Kelly's scrapbook. Hand dated Feb 29 1932. notation says "buried March 3, 1932.
Notes: Full name was Odin Ellis Rector.
Relationship to me: husband of my great grand aunt, Nellie Kelly Rector. Nellie was the sister of my great grandfather, Daniel Kelly.

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