HARKEN, Anna 1889-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/2/2017 at 07:10:12
Mrs. John. R. Harken Dead
Occurred at Home at Austinville, on Tuesday--Sick About Ten Days
Mrs. John R. Harken died at the family home at Austinville, Tuesday morning, after an illness of ten days, with Spanish influenza. The funeral will be held today (Thursday).
Mrs. Harken was the daughter of Mrs. Anna Olemann, resident of Parkersburg. She was united in marriage to John Harken in June, 1913. Two children were born of the union; both died in infancy, one when two weeks old, the other a child of about six months. besides the mother and husband, she is survived by several sisters and brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. Harken began their united lives under happy and favorable prospects; they had established themselves well at Austinville, where Mr. Harken is engaged in the general mercantile business with his brother. The home that was happy, comfortable and full of cheer, is left desolate indeed.
Deceased was in her 28th year.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 5 December 1918, pg 1
Mrs. John Harken died at her home at Austinville Tuesday morning, December 3rd. She was formerly Anna Oelman of this township, being a daughter of Mrs. J. D. Oleman. The cause of her death was influenza and other complications. She was twenty-eight years old, the mother of two children who died in infancy. Besides her husband, she leaves her mother, Mrs. J. D. Oelman; two sisters, Mrs. Claus Harken and Mrs. Sophie Christians; two brothers, John and Henry Oelman.
--Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 December 1918, pg 4
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