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Atkinson, NE 

                68713

 

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Raymond Pease (1907-1983) and Blanche Spann Pease (1900-1976) lived their entire lives in the Atkinson area. They ranched in the Celia Community north of Atkinson. They had one child, Robert (1927-1999), who never married. He continued to operate the family ranch after his parents' deaths. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War. Blanche made the Pease name famous through her astounding success as a writer. Though untrained, she had a career that spanned 47 years writing human interest pieces for publications including the New York Times, Denver Post, Christian Science Monitor , Boston Post, Parents Magazine and many others. She wrote regular newspaper columns for several decades: "Mrs. Atkinson Farmer" and "Lines From the Little House" for the Omaha World Herald, "Kitchen Nuggets" for the Norfolk Daily News, "Daughter of Nebraska" for Nebraska Farmer, and "The Kitchen Korner" for the Atkinson Graphic.

 

 

 
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