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Calhoon, Abby M. 1863-1930

CALHOON, CALHOUN, WILLIS

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/1/2014 at 13:14:04

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
October 28, 1930

MRS. CALHOUN PASSES AWAY
WAS WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF LE MARS FOR PAST FORTY YEARS

Death claimed Mrs. Abbie Calhoun (sic Mrs. Abby M. Calhoon, per the spelling on her tombstone), an early resident of Le Mars, at her home, 314 Seventh Avenue, S.W., Friday afternoon, October 24, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Calhoun had been in poor health for some time but the end came unexpectedly.

Mrs. Calhoun was born at Rockford, Ill., February 25, 1862. Her maiden name was Abbie Marie Willis. When a young girl, she was married to Frank Calhoun, of LeMars, the marriage taking place at Council Bluffs. She made her home in LeMars for over forty years and was widely known especially among the earlier residents.

She was the mother of thirteen children, seven of whom have preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Frank Calhoun, three sons and three daughters, who are Frank, James and John, Mrs. Jos. Sutton and Mrs. Dorothy Wilmes, of LeMars, and Mrs. Nick Becker, of Ludlow, S.D. There are sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. She also leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lydia Hoover, of Sioux City, Mrs. Henry Ricklefs, of Parker, S.D., and William Willis living in Washington.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, Rev. T. P. Potter officiating, and were attended by many friends and neighbors who had known the deceased since pioneer days. The interment was made in the family lot in the City Cemetery.


 

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