Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Anna Sedgwick Bollman, 1876-1926

Centerville Daily Iowegian – 15 September 1936
Widely Known and Long Time Resident of Jerome
Succumbs to Long Time Illness
  Mrs. Anna Bollman, well known and widely loved resident of Jerome, and wife of C. C. Bollman, died at her home there yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, from complications following many years of ill health. Her death brings sorrow to a host of relatives ande friends as Mrs. Bullman (sic) had been a life long resident of Appanoose county and had lived in Jerome for a long period of time.
  Mrs. Bollman was 59 years, 11 moths (sic) and 26 days old, and had been in semi-invalidism, since a nervous breakdown 21 years ago, when her only child, a 19 year old daughter, Edna died.  During recent years her frail health had been complicated and led to her death yesterday.
Moved to Jerome
  She was born near Griffinsville and lived with her parents there until eight years of age, when she moved to Jerome, where she spent practically the entire remainder of her life. Two years following her marriage some 43 years ago she and her husband lived for a time at Concord, the Concord church being on their farm. They then returned to Jerome, buying a farm, which is located at the edge of town and have lived there since.
  In death she is preceded by her daughter, and father and mother.  One sister, Mrs. Vera Owen, of Jerome survives, in addition to five brothers as follows: R. F. Sedgwick of Centerville, T. R. of St. Louis, W’m of Des Moines, Owen of Jerome and Theodore of Jerome.
  She was a member of the Believer’s church and a woman of splendid character.  She will be remembered as having written some poetry and other writings for the Iowegian, which were widely read.  Funeral services will be held from the Gospel Hall in Jerome at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with David Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be at Jerome.
Centerville Daily Iowegian – 19 September 1936
  Mrs. Anna Bollman, wife of Clarence Bollman, departed this life to be with Crist, on Monday, Sept. 14.  For more than three and a half years she has suffered greatly from arthritis, palay and weakness, but her last illness was of only three days duration and the end came peacefully in their home at Jerome
  She has rested in Christ as her Savior for many years. The day before her death, in conversation she said: “What comforts me is “He died for me’.”
  She was the daughter of Benjaman (sic) and Katherine Sedgwick and was born Sept. 19, 1876. She would have been sixty years of age in a few days.
  She was united in marriage with Clarence Bollman, May 27, 1893.  One child, Edna, was born, who fell asleep in Jesus 21 years ago, at the age of 19 years.
  Her husband, five brothers, Tom, Owen, Will, Ben and Theodore, one sister, Vera, and many nieces and nephews are left who feel their loss deeply.

Gravestone of Clarence C. and Anna A. (Sedgwick) Bollman
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 6, Block 20, Lot 5

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