Hattie Ann Leonard Irwin Obituary


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Sidney Argus Herald
20 Jul 1933
Long Time Citizen Dead

Ann Leonard, who for long had been known in this community as Hattie Irwin, died Saturday at the Hamburg Hospital, to which place she was removed from her home some two weeks before. Though a resident of Sidney for many years, the record of her life is most incomplete.

She was born near Galesburg, Illinois, December 12, 1866 and was therefore in her 77th year. She came to Sidney in December, 1894, and on August 5 following was married to W.H. Irwin, a Civil War veteran, who died five years following their marriage. Since that time, Mrs. Irwin had lived alone on her small acreage near the depot, busying herself with chickens and garden, living thriftily and independently.

Mrs. Irwin's father was injured in a mine accident which caused his death a few years later. Her mother brought the family to this state and she too passed away when Mrs. Irwin was 14. She had five brothers; Henry, Jeff, Amos, Silas and John. Amos and John preceded her in death. Silas lives at Appleton, Missouri; Jeff in Sidney; and Henry in Hollinger, Nebraska. There is also one half-brother, Edward Leonard, and a half-sister, Mrs. Emeline Hare, a resident of Denver. Funeral services were held from the Wildberger Funeral Home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. W. Howard, Methodist pastor, and interment was made in Sidney Cemetery.