POLLARD, Katherine 1868-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/12/2016 at 21:39:09
Katherine Pollard Answers Last Call
One of Grundy Center's Most Lovable Young Women Goes To Her Reward After Months of Suffering
Death Claims Miss Pollard at Dubuque Sanitarium Where She Had Been In Hopes of Restoring Her Lost Health
Death, that grim reaper of humanity, claimed as its victim last Tuesday evening, Miss Katherine Pollard, of this city. Miss Pollard passed away at the St. Joseph Sanitarium at Dubuque, to which institution she was taken some weeks ago in hopes that her failing health might be restored. Everything that loving hands and medical skill could do was brought to her, but Miss Pollard seemed to receive little or no benefit from any of these sources. While her condition was considered serious, her friends were not prepared for the news of her death when it was received here early last Wednesday morning. The body was prepared for burial and shipped to Grundy Center, where funeral services were held last Friday morning.
Miss Katherine Pollard was born in Rock Island county, Illinois, and came to Grundy county, Iowa, with her parents in early infancy. She was one of a family of nine children, of whom two brothers and four sisters are still living.
Her early education was received in the rural schools of Grundy county and the high school of Eldora, later attending the Sacred Heart Academy at Ackley, Iowa.
She chose the profession of teaching for her life work and graduated from the State Teachers College of Cedar Falls, having received the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
She taught for several years in the rural schools of Grundy county and later was primary teacher in the Cresco schools.
She gave up her work eight years ago and came home to care for her aged parents and devoted the remainder of her life tenderly caring for them.
Katherine was a very lovable, conscientious Christian girl and a devoted member of the Catholic church.
Her presence will be missed not only by the members of her own family but also by the community in which she lived.
The funeral was held from the Sacred Heart church of this city Friday morning with Solemn Requiem Mass celebrated by her pastor, Father Norris with Father Tobin of Eagle Center as deacon, Father Dowling of Eldora as sub-deacon and Father Richards of Blessing as Master of Ceremonies. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery beside her father, who preceded her in death some six years ago. May her soul rest in peace.
--Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 October 1920, pg 1
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