|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1847|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1915|
The Hooper Sentinel
Dec. 23, 1915
Pioneer Woman Called
Death called another pioneer woman last week, in the person of Mrs. S. A. Milgrim, who passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 1915, at 3:30 o'clock. Her final sickness dated back for several months, she having been a sufferer from gall stones, yet her death came as a surprise, her condition not being considered dangerous until the evening before she died. She was a woman who was held in high esteem b the citizens of Hooper, being true and faithful in her duty to her family and friends, a sincere member of the Methodist church and of the W. R. C. society.
Anna Maria Taylor was born April 27, 1847, near Dover, England and came to this country with her parents at the age of seven years, settling in Conneticut and later removing to Illinois, where they lived throughout the early part of her life.
Right after the Civil War she was married to Henry* Abel, and to this union four children were born Henry of this place, being the only one to survive his mother. In 1872 they came to Nebraska, locating on the homestead in Maple township, where she resided until 1893, when she removed to Hooper shortly after the death of her husband. On the 29th day of April in 1895 she was married to S. A. Milgrim, the heartbroken husband who lives to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 and from the Methodist church at 2 p. m. on Monday of this week. At the house the W. R. C. was in charge, and at the church Rev. W. W. Whitman and Rev. Joel Warner conducted the services, which were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Interment was made in the Hooper cemetery, by the side of her first husband.
The pallbearers were Messrs. J. Howard Heine, W. A. Hecker, J. C. Corless, jr., Harry Henneman, Sherman Whitcomb and Jos. Sauers, all sons of veterans. Members of the W. R.C. and the G. A. R. attended in a body. Besides her husband, son and step-son, she leaves to mourn her loss thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
Out of town relatives and friends who were present at the funeral were: Mrs. Daisy Taylor, Geo. Taylor, Mrs. Lena Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. C. S Milgrim, Mrs. Lesa Phinney, Mr. G. Totten, Fremaont; Mr. Waldo Mason and daughter, Wilma Council Bluffs; Mr. A. Cooper, Sweetwater, Nebr., Mr. Frank Berry and family, Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. O. Taylor, Ames; Paul Abel, Snyder.
The bereaved family has the sympathy of this entire community.
* Should read as "Charles".
Charles E. Abel (1843 - 1893)*
Henry Milton Abel (1867 - 1955)*
Alice Edna Abel Cooper (1873 - 1907)*
Plot: Section 2, Lot 147, Grave 4
Created by: hhwagner
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34456271