BLOXHAM, Charlotte 1864-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2016 at 14:21:40
Mrs. Lottie Bloxham died at the Deaconess hospital Sunday morning. She was afflicted with hardening of the arteries and her health failed gradually during the past year. She was confined in the hospital two months before her death. She was 81 years old.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Grundy Center Wednesday afternoon. She had been a long time member of this church. Burial was beside the husband in the Grundy Center cemetery. Rev. David Alexander officiated at the funeral service.
Came to Grundy County In Covered Wagon
Mrs. Bloxham's maiden name was Charlotte Ellen Wilson. She was born on a farm in Henry county, Iowa, March 14, 1864. At the age of eleven she came to Grundy county with her parents. The family came here in a covered wagon. They made their home on a farm in Washington township.
On February 26, 1882, she was married to Peter Bloxham. The couple began life together on their farm a mile southwest of Grundy Center and their entire married life was spent there. Mr. Bloxham died October 31, 1932. His wife continued to make her home there until she sold the farm three years ago when she came to Grundy Center and occupied an apartment until about a year ago when her health began to fail. The past year she made her home with her children.
Mrs. Bloxham was the mother of seven children. The two oldest, Mrs. Ira Rouse and a son Leland, died several years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Ada Riemann, Austin, Minn.; Lloyd Bloxham, Silverton, Oregon; Edna, Mrs. Carl Brown, Grundy Center; Myrtle, Mrs. Virgil Paige, Dike, and Lester, Dike. There are 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The son Lloyd was unable to come for the funeral services. Relatives from a distance who were here were Mrs. Ada Riemann and two daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rouse from Kohoka, Mo.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 May 1945, pg 1, 12
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