POLLARD, Mary 1867-1938
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/9/2016 at 20:22:13
Mary Pollard Dies Suddenly Last Thurs. Afternoon
Miss Mary Pollard died suddenly at her home in Grundy Center at about 3:30 Thursday afternoon from a heart attack. She had been in very good health all winter. Early Thursday morning she became sick from heart trouble but she became better during the day. Mrs. Wm. Kinsinger, with whom she had been making her home, was with her shortly after three in the afternoon and gave her medicine. The doctor called about fifteen minutes later. When he went to Miss Pollard's room he found her dead. She had passed peacefully away within a few moments without any warning.
Miss Pollard was 70 years old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pollard. She was born at Rock Island, Ill. When she was about two years old she came with her parents to Grundy county. They bought a prairie farm in Melrose township and made that their home. Miss Pollard attended the rural school in her home district and later attended parochial school at Ackley.
For several years she was employed as saleswoman and filled a position in that capacity with Marshall Field & Company, Chicago, for ten years. In 1917 she completed a nurses' training course at Davenport and she followed the nursing profession until the time of her retirement about seven years ago. She was very successful in her profession and made many staunch and lifelong friends.
Miss Pollard's father died in 1914. Her mother's death was in 1926. Surviving are one brother, John, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and three sisters. The sisters are Margaret from Los Angeles, Mrs. James Cox and Mrs. George Lynch from Grundy county. The brother and all of the sisters were here for the funeral service.
Funeral services were held in the Catholic church in Grundy Center Monday morning. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Entringer. Burial was beside the father and mother in the Grundy Catholic cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 February 1938, pg 12
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