Archives for March 2017

Bulus E. Reeves Obituary

Services for Bulus E. Reeves will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Table Memorial Chapel in North Platte. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 CST at the Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.

Mr. Reeves, 87, died Friday at a North Platte nursing home. He was born March 11, 1898, in Iowa and had been employed by the CB&Q Railroad as a section foreman for more than 40 years. He is a former resident of Mullen.

A memorial has been established to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Ranch South of Mullen

John A. Gibson, Sr. was a frequent in poker games at the Mullen Vets club, and at one point he had a run of good luck that helped fund the purchase of a ranch south of Mullen. The ranch consisted of 1,050 acres and had an irrigation well for alfalfa hay. After John, Sr. passed away the ranch was owned by siblings Bud, Barney, and Jeffie. The ranch was eventually sold around 1977.

This is part of the ranch owned by the Gibson family. The 1,050 acres also extended West of Highway 97.

Reeves 50th Anniversary

Brothers Elzie Reeves & Bulus Reeves married sisters Anna Gilkey & Ida Gilkey, respectively, in a double ceremony on April 1, 1918 in Hot Springs, South Dakota. For their 50th anniversaries the Reeves family gathered in Mullen, Nebraska to celebrate.

Elzie Reeves, Anna (Gilkey) Reeves, Ida (Gilkey) Reeves, Bulus Reeves

Gibson Men in California Photo

September 1951 – Mac, Bud, Frank, John Sr., Unknown

This is a great candid photo on the Oakland, California ferry in September of 1951. The family was in California for the funeral of Shirley Gibson.

Bud & Betty Gibson Wedding Photos

November 14, 1948 – Bud & Betty Gibson

Barney Gibson Photo at Mullen Cafe

February 5, 1951 – Barney Gibson in Front of the Mullen Cafe