Historical Details

Hassed Brothers

Courtesy of Our Heritage: Niobrarans and Neighbors, 12/14/2020


by Bessie E. Lumsdem,

Will Hassed was born Sept. 6, 1882 in Keya Paha County, Springview, Nebr. He was the oldest son of Louis and Mary Jane Palmer Hassed. He and his young wife Mabel Anderson came to live in Lusk, Wyo. in 1916. He with John Slater and William Magoon, Sr. began running the Lusk paper known at that time as the Lusk Standard. Will was a printer by trade and had run papers in several towns in Nebraska and had been a printer at Sturgis, S. D., on the Black Hills Press. He also spent time in the South as a journeyman.  He owned the Springview, Nebraska weekly newspaper at one time.

In the spring of 1918, he sold his share in the Lusk Standard to a Mr. McHatton and enlisted in the Army. After his return to Lusk, he worked for the Lusk Herald for several years. He and his wife Mabel bought a home on South Main in Lusk where they lived with their family which consisted of Will Jr, Helen Louise, James and John and Charles Robert.

In 1925 he ran for Niobrara County sheriff and served for five terms, when he retired from office. He was about the only lawman in the county. In those days there were no patrolmen. Will was a good worker and a highly respected citizen. After his death, his widow sold the home in Lusk to his brother, Dr. W. H. Hassed and Mabel Hassed and family went to live in Wheaton, Ill.

Walter H. Hassed M.D. was born July 2, 1884 to Louis and Mary Jane Palmer Hassed, in Reedsburg, Wisc. He and his wife Frances Denny Hassed moved to Lusk soon after World War I. They were the parents of two children Ruth and Harry. He practiced medicine in Lusk and Niobrara County for several years.

Dr. Hassed was also a veteran of World War I and he was Niobrara County Health Officer. Later he became State Health Officer for Wyoming. It was while in this office he instituted mass innoculations of school children through out the state. He was accompanied over the state by the state health nurse. When he retired from the state position, he again took up residence in Lusk, where he married Mrs.Georgia Zipfel. They bought the Will Hassed home and resided there. He opened his practice again in a house on the back of the lot. Dr. Hassed died Sept. 22, 1940. His widow resided at the family home until 1975, when she was taken by her daughter Barbara Gowen and husband to live with them in New Hartford, Conn.

The Hassed brothers were well known and good upstanding citizens in our com­munity for many years.

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Obituary Hassed, William (09/06/1882 - 01/06/1937) View Record
Obituary Hassed, Walter (07/02/1884 - 09/23/1940) View Record