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Anna Appleby


Posted By: Kelly Shaw (email)
Date: 6/4/2002 at 14:01:27

Mrs. Anna Appelby died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Larson, in Malcom township, Poweshiek county Iowa, on Friday August 3, 1900, aged 97 years. The funeral was held from her late home on Sunday, conducted by Rev. W. P. Stoddard of the M. E. church and the interment in Grinnell.
Anna M. Oleson was born in Norway in 1833 and united in marriage with Christian Appleby in their native land in 1851. By this union eight children were born, six of whom are living. Two daughters, Mrs. Martha Larson of Malcolm township and Mrs. Jettie Adams of Cleveland, Ohio. Four sons; Chris and Andrew of Bear Creek township, and Charley and Christen of Malcom township. In 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Appleby came to this country and located at New Sharon, Iowa, where Mr. Appleby died in 1874. The youngest daughter also died during their residence there. Six years after her husband's death she moved to Nebraska where they resided for one year, when they returned to Iowa and for the past eighteen years she has made her home with her daughter at whose home she died. She was a member of the Quaker church while at New Sharon and ever lived an upright and earnest christian life, known and highly respected by her wide circle of friends and honored by her children, and the esteem in which she was held by her immediate friends was shown by the large attendance at the funeral and the procession of forty teams that followed the remains to Grinnell. Her last sickness was of about one year's duration. The children were all present at the funeral, except the daughter who resides in Ohio, who when notified replied that she could not be present at the funeral on account of the illness of her daughter. Besides the children there are twenty two grand children and three great grand children to mourn the loss of a mother and grand mother. Those in attendance at the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Shayer of Dunbar and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Windahl of New Sharon. Also Miss Carrie Larson, a grand daughter, of Chicago.



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