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Eleanor Calbom Ream (1827 - 1919)


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 4/25/2017 at 20:38:05

The Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
April 24, 1919, Page 4

Mrs. Eleanor Ream.

Eleanor, daughter of Abraham and Eleanor Calbom, was born March 19, 1827, and departed this life Easter morning, April 20, 1919, aged 92 years, one month and one day.

She was united in marriage to James Ream on February 15, 1845. To this union eleven children were born, all of whom she was privileged to see grow to their majority. Mr. Ream passed away about ten years ago and four of her children have preceded her to the great beyond.

In 1855 the Ream family moved to Wapello county, Iowa, and in 1867 they came to Clarke county, Iowa, and located in Fremont township where they resided until six years ago when Mrs. Ream moved to Osceola to live with her daughter.

The deceased was converted when she was about seventeen years of age and united with the Baptist church. When they came to Clarke county, there being no Baptist church in their community she united with the Methodist Protestant church, being a charter member of the Fremont church and remained a member of that church until called to join the church triumphant. From the beginning of our national life the family has been identified with the struggles. Mrs. Ream's grandfather, Robert G. Calbom, fought in the Revolutionary War and considered it an honor that he was dubbed an outlaw of King George III of England. The Calbom family migrated from Sussex county, England, in the eighteenth century and located in Essex county, New Jersey. After the Revolutionary War they moved to Pennsylvania. One brother of Mrs. Ream lost his life in the Civil War and her first born son, C. F. Ream, served through the dreadful struggle. Another son, Charles, served through the Spanish-American War and one nephew, Willie Ream, was killed n the aviation department in the World War. Thus they have taken their part in the freedom of the world and the establishment of True Democracy.

Mrs. Ream has been blessed with longevity; faithful to a high trust devoted to all interests of those who looked to her for guidance. She leaves to mourn, seven children, Caroline Graves of Osceola; C. F. Ream of Somerfield, Kansas; Huldah Saddoris of May View, Illinois; W. C. Ream of Sturgis, South Dakota; and Chas. Ream of New Virginia, Iowa. A number of grandchildren and a large company of true and devoted friends.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home this morning at 10 o'clock by the Rev. James McKay and the remains laid to rest in the Fremont Cemetery.


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